Monthly Archives: March 2011

On Beauty

One of the driving forces behind Forensics, Fossils and Fruitbats (both the book and blog) is the idea that we need to alter the perception of scientists. I’m slowly working on a much larger piece about this, (although I covered … Continue reading

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Discoveries Need Dollars in Crikey (sort of)

I wrote a somewhat different take on Discoveries Need Dollars for Crikey. They didn’t run it in the email, but put it on the website (subscribers only alas). Update: Actually they did run it, just two days later than I … Continue reading

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All Discoveries Need Dollars

Rumours are circulating that the government is considering a 20% cut to funding for the National Health and Medical Research Council over the next three years, in order to meed the cost of rebuilding from the recent floods while keeping … Continue reading

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Geologists Rock

A lot of damage has been done to the image of geologists in recent years as a result of the appalling behaviour of Ian Plimer and Bob Carter. Both of them have had no compunction about defaming scientists from other … Continue reading

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A Go On Einstein A Go Go

I was on famed community radio science show Einstein A Go Go on Sunday. The podcast is here: Interestingly, ten people accessed this website that day, with numbers averaging 2, and never being more than 4, other than immediately … Continue reading

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