Someone Call Buffy

Embiggin Books are wonderful. I say this not just because they specialise in science books and actually put my book in the window for a while, but because they are seriously trying to promote intellectual debate in Melbourne. I’d really encourage everyone to support them – its tough for bookshops everywhere, and the fact that someone stole some quite valuable items from their shop last year did not help.

As well as all that they’re great at promoting the fun side of science. Check out this gif they circulated of what happens if you heat mercury thiocyanate. (No, I doubt they will be holding demonstrations instore – given the toxicity of the gas, please do not try this at home).

A portal to a dimension of hell, or just cool chemistry?

A portal to a dimension of hell, or just cool chemistry?

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About Stephen Luntz

I am a science journalist, specialising in Australian and New Zealand research across all fields of science. My book, Forensics, Fossils and Fruitbats: A Field Guide to Australian Scientists is out now through CSIRO Publishing. I am also a professional returning officer for non-government organisations. I'm very politically active, but generally try to restrict this blog to scientific matters.
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2 Responses to Someone Call Buffy

  1. I can’t actually see the image unless I click on it, either on this page or in the email. Just thought you’d like to know.

  2. Thanks. I can’t either. For some reason I can’t get WordPress to load some images directly. Not sure what I am doing wrong. Hopefully people will persevere to click through.

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