Category Archives: Science

‘Magical and antiquarian’: William Arnold’s plant portraits | Art and design | The Guardian

A little beauty to begin our days. via ‘Magical and antiquarian’: William Arnold’s plant portraits | Art and design | The Guardian

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You can’t fight feelings with facts: start with a chat

Ask me about evolution. The biologist wore a sandwich board, “Ask me about evolution”,  to the Minnesota State Fair, and chatted to people. (Remember this will return. Times of challenge don’t last.) Here’s what happened. The most difficult thing was … Continue reading

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Why are adult daughters missing from ancient German cemeteries? | Science | AAAS

My daughter is 17 years old and in a short year will, most likely, be leaving home. It’s natural for me to have mixed feelings about this: my job as a Father is to raise functional adults who leave home … Continue reading

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THE GRETA THUNBERG PROBLEM, so many men freaking out about the tiny Swedish climate demon | First Dog on the Moon | Opinion | The Guardian

For my view I think her got0 statement, “Follow the scientists” dodges many of the criticisms. And she is absolutely correct in her summary of the urgency of change. Is she the brainwasher or brainwashee? Source: THE GRETA THUNBERG PROBLEM, … Continue reading

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RPS 2019 science photographer of the year – shortlist | Science | The Guardian

This week I saw this news article. I love these contests. Photography is one place where art and science come together. Enjoy. The 70 images that make up the Royal Photographic Society’s science photographer of the year competition will be … Continue reading

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A Matter of fact: Talking truth in a post-truth world. Jess Berentson-Shaw.

I’m reading, absorbing; reflecting on – Jess Berentson-Shaw’s, A Matter of Fact. The book is tiny…. part of the series put out by New Zealand publisher BWB. The series are fascinating monographs by expert’s on their subject. They are like … Continue reading

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Mapping the human body through paper art – in pictures | Art and design | The Guardian

This is glorious. Have a wonderful week. “Science made this possible” Berlin-based paper artist Katrin Rodegast crafts limbs, bones and organs out of Zurich city maps Source: Mapping the human body through paper art – in pictures | Art and … Continue reading

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Collection of space sounds released to mark 50 years since the moon landings – video | Science | The Guardian

This just plays to my love of science. (Should I get a tattoo on my forearm that says, “Science made this possible”). To mark the 50th anniversary of the moon landings later this month, an interactive collection of the sounds … Continue reading

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Changing GM policy will be good for the environment and Carbon Zero | Stuff.co.nz

There are two science based issues I have changed my mind on. Genetic engineering is, I have concluded, a useful idea. New Zealand needs to reassess its attitude to the technology. OPINION: The science has moved on since NZ restricted … Continue reading

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Misbehaving: being clever and wicked is a form of creativity | Aeon Ideas

I like this. Would you steal a bunch of flowers from a graveside? The dark side of creativity means that you can be both clever and wicked What an fascinating subject. Creativity has a dark side. We already knew that. … Continue reading

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