Category Archives: Science

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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Chemistry Department University Of Canterbury

I graduated with my Ph.D. in March 1990, almost thirty years ago. I haven’t been back to Canterbury University since. Sadly my supervisor, Professor Micheal Hartshorn, passed away, about a year ago. Going back; bought mixed feelings. I had no … Continue reading

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Climate change: a climate scientist answers questions from teenagers

Here are clear answers to questions I have been asked this weekend. Just ignore many of the comments. What’s the best thing I can do to help the climate? How long is the planet going to last? These questions and … Continue reading

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Living the Change – A Documentary by Happen Films

On a day when our children are demanding change on the streets, we must begin to act. Here are some examples at the micro level. People who are making a difference. As a teacher and citizen I tell these stories … Continue reading

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Dog burial as common ritual in Neolithic populations of north-eastern Iberian Peninsula — ScienceDaily

I find this fascinating. Dogs buried with with humans. I can just imagine that the dogs were companions and protecting the dead human, as the human entered the afterlife. And dogs eating the same as humans, that makes sense; I … Continue reading

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