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‘It’s a superpower’: how walking makes us healthier, happier and brainier | Life and style | The Guardian

I have walked forever: when I was a child my spring task was to walk down and check on the calving cows. Dad wanted to know how many, the gender of the calves and any problems. After High School in … Continue reading

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The Voyagers: A Short Film About How Carl Sagan Fell in Love – Brain Pickings

This is a lovely story and a wonderful example of remix culture. Kia Toa, Kia Ngakaunui “The Voyagers are not the most distant man-made objects in space and their journey will now go on, literally, forever. They’ll probably be the … 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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He Ara Kotahi: Palmerston North’s new cycle and pedestrian bridge lights up.

He Ara Kotahi has been open for a month now and it is a wonderful asset for Palmerston North. The bridge is a beautiful thing, and useful, bringing the far side of the river into the cities walking and cycling … Continue reading

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Shortland Street: The Musical (A Biased Review)

I’ve been to this wonderful musical twice already, and recommend it to you. From the opening car crash, to the middle truck crash, onto the ending hanging crisis, I was alert, amused and entertained. Once again Centerpoint shines and creates … Continue reading

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The Mental Load: Honoring Your Story Over Your To-Do List | Brevity: A Journal of Concise Literary Nonfiction

I struggle to write. Everyday my to-do-list grows longer with commitments that drag me out of the space where I can reflect, respond and report. When the work day finishes I’m zonked, wasted and useless; then onto YouTube and Kobo … 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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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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(86) A. Piazzolla. Libertango – YouTube

This morning’s classical music: Labertango by Astor Piazzolla. Absolutely beautiful. Cooperation at its best. Moscow City Symphony “Russian Philharmonic” Phonograph Jazz Band Conductor — Honoured Artist of Russia Sergey Zhilin Soloists — Yuri Medyanik (bandoneon), Rodion Petrov (violin) Pair of … Continue reading

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Different: Stories about standing out in a crowd — The Story Collider

Story Collider is my favourite science story-place. Story Collider teaches scientists to tell personal stories and perform them: live. The stories have struck a cord with me so often that I have to pass on the gift. Enjoy these two … Continue reading

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