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Evolution is not only about competition: the cellular origins of a very big idea | Aeon Videos

I’m feeling overwhelmed and down. We are in the last week of our four week lockdown, waiting for the decision to come out and I’m scared. If we come out too early, disaster will follow but hubris is rampant and … Continue reading

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(52) Hélène Grimaud – Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 23: II. Adagio (Official Video) – YouTube

This is one of my favorite pieces of music played by one of my favorite musicians. Just a touch too short for a ten minute meditation. Enjoy Ahakoa he iti he pounamu Although it is small, it is greenstone via … Continue reading

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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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