Category Archives: nature

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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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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A lifetime of regular exercise slows down aging, study finds — ScienceDaily

I think this is useful to know. And now we will take Bart, our dog, for a walk. A group of older people who have exercised all of their lives, were compared to a group of similarly aged adults and … 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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sagan*sense – Going on a run or a walk in the forest is great…

I think we need to remember this. As much as the outdoors and exercise is wonderful, it is not medicine and depression is all too often a serious disease that needs serious treatment.  Be sure look after yourself, and if … Continue reading

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Why forests and rivers are the most potent health tonic around | Aeon Essays

It is Sunday morning and I’m stressing with the thought of work to do and all that… But before I go to work, I’m walking with Helena (my wife) and the dog, and posting here. Do the important things first! … Continue reading

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The Old Ways: A Journey on Foot. Robert MacFarlane

In my twenties is spent many happy weekends walking in a tramping club, although I consider my walking solid, it is nothing like that Robert MacFarlane has achieved. Walks across the ancient ways of England, and in Spain and Israel; … Continue reading

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Antares: astronomers capture best ever image of a star’s surface and atmosphere | Science | The Guardian

I’m just amazed by this; awesome and so beautful! Pictures of red supergiant Antares, 550 light years from Earth, are the most detailed images even taken of a star other than the sun Source: Antares: astronomers capture best ever image … Continue reading

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The Joy Of Science : 13.7: Cosmos And Culture : NPR

This is just so… cool. A paper exploring the consistency and makeup of Saturn’s moon Titan brings joy with discovery as we learn about our universe of wonders, says astrophysicist Adam Frank. Source: The Joy Of Science : 13.7: Cosmos … Continue reading

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Access to nature reduces depression and obesity, finds European study | Society | The Guardian

Rather than writing this morning, I though it appropriate to walk Bart, our dog. This is Bart before we left. He was covered in mud when we returned. Lovely day after a storm. Remember the health and well-being benefits of … Continue reading

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