Category Archives: Beautiful

Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2018 shortlist – in pictures | Science | The Guardian

Simply beautiful! The Milky Way, the Andromeda galaxy and the Running Man nebula feature in the shortlist for the Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year award. The winners will be announced on 23 October, and an exhibition of the … Continue reading

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Speak Honestly and Clearly about Sex.

I collect motivational and interesting comments. That has been part of my life since university when I kept a folder titled “beautiful things”. That’s a collection of interesting, snappy, motivational and just beautiful quotations and pictures, photos and stuff. Later … Continue reading

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Botanical life in close-up – in pictures | Environment | The Guardian

I love the cross-over between art and science. This book is a wonderful example. Colin Salter’s new book is a selection of extraordinary electron microscopic images of the plant world around us, including seeds, pollen, fruiting bodies, trees and leaves, … Continue reading

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Antarctica: The First Dance

When I was a youngster I was fascinated by Antarctica, that was a remote magical place on the far edges of everywhere. My uncle Paul who lectured Geology at Victoria studied in the Wright Dry Valley in Antarctica. He came … Continue reading

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Love in the Scientific Literature | The Scientist Magazine®

I found this earlier; I think its a Valentine day article. The point is that, of course, we scientists love just like everyone else, and that expression finds itself in the literature. Read the article; it’s fascinating, fun and human. … Continue reading

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Subjectifying the Universe: Ursula K. Le Guin on Science and Poetry as Complementary Modes of Comprehending and Tending to the Natural World – Brain Pickings

Two quick comments this week. First: On the subject of art and science both together. Ursula Le Guin saw poetry and science as complementary! I agree but I am inclined to see an overlap as well as complement. Poetry and … Continue reading

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What do Women Want? What do Men want?

A recent paper has answers. Both women and men want cuddling, romance and to enjoy expressing their sexuality. The paper, Sexual diversity in the United States : Results from a nationally representative probability study of adult women and men” was … Continue reading

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Researchers Identify Gene Variants Linked to Synesthesia | The Scientist Magazine®

I am fascinated with synesthesia, just imagining the experience of listening to music and seeing colours like nebulae or aurora through my eyes. That is how I imagine sound to colour synesthesia would be. This gift is called, chromesthesia and … Continue reading

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Natural mummies from Predynastic Egypt reveal the world’s earliest figural tattoos

I never thought I would be interested in receiving a tattoo but a recent article has got me thinking. Bruce Parker writing for The Edge, wrote an essay titled, “Science made this possible”. I think that would be a wonderful … Continue reading

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Through our critics’ eyes – The Washington Post

I’ve been reading from the Washington Post an article titled, “Through our critics eyes: music, movies, dance and theatre: comments from Washington Post critics”. I’m fascinated by the question, “How can I pay attention”, as I seek a deeper experience. … Continue reading

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