Guest blogger Dr. Helen Czerski
Peering up the nose of a hyena is not generally on the “to do” list of most people. As a physicist it’s also not the sort of thing you are trained to do, either. Fortunately for me, this hyena was long-dead – I was only faced with a skull that had just been borrowed from its display case in the Grant Museum of Zoology. And its nose was well-worth ogling.