Category Archives: Curiosity

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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7 myths from biology class that most people still believe | Big Think

You’ll be surprised how many commonly known science “facts” are actually total misconceptions. There are two I find particularly surprising: first that cats and dogs are not colour blind and, second, that Dr. Robert Lustig’s claim that “sugar is as … 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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7 ways reading improves health, according to science | TreeHugger

This inforgraphic from Global English Editing makes great points, reading helps: live longer, reduce stress, relaxation and sleep, slows mental decline, helps depression, increases happiness and builds social skills and links to others but I want to question this as … 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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The universe, as seen by art and science – in pictures

These photographs are just extraordinarily beautiful. Have a wonderful day. https://www.theguardian.com/science/gallery/2017/sep/30/the-universe-as-seen-by-art-and-science-in-pictures-phaidon

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Post-work: the radical idea of a world without jobs | News | The Guardian

This weekend I have been contemplating a Guardian Article, “Post-Work: the radical idea of a world without jobs.” By Andy Beckett. “We believe work is the most important piece of our lives”. What rubbish! That over arching story dominates and … Continue reading

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Mahia: What I did on my holiday.

It has been a month since my last post and I have been resting (And a friend died). So I was pleased to take a holiday away from home. We travelled to Mahia following my family history. I have never … Continue reading

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Book Review: Captivate by Vanessa Van Edwards

I have an embarrassing habit. I read self improvement books. Vanessa Van Edwards writes self improvement books ; actually she researches human behaviour and is an effective science communicator. She caught my eye when I was looking for short videos … Continue reading

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Wild scientists: academics in their natural habitat – in pictures | Art and design | The Guardian

I’m jealous, wish I was still a scientist.  Tamara Dean follows researchers at work. It’s great. Scientists are certainly my heroes. Tamara Dean captures Australian researchers on the ground and in the field (not to mention water, caves and bush) … Continue reading

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