Category Archives: book

A Scientist With Bite

While browsing in a bookshop today I came across a set of profiles of inspirational young Australians. At least that was what the book claimed – I’d only heard of about half of them. What I noticed however, was that … Continue reading

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Name A Scientist

For ten years I have been writing the Cool Scientist column for Australasian Science, with three quarters of the columns going on to be included, in modified forms, in Forensics, Fossils and Fruitbats. The January/February edition will include the 100th … Continue reading

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Saul Griffith at TEDX

As I may have mentioned before, Saul Griffith is an inspiration. When asked to pick a single highlight from my book, he’s usually the one I go for. (Although I actually think my profile of him is one of the … 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: http://rrrfm.libsyn.com/einstein-a-go-go-6-march-2011 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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Sex’s Long History

Dr John Long is one of the most senior scientists in Forensics, Fossils and Fruitbats. He’s one of a handful of paleontologists who have alerted the world to Australia’s rich pre-history, and currently holds the position of Vice President of … Continue reading

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Launch Video

The launch was a huge success, although a few people couldn’t fit in. I missed Emilie Zoey Baker while trying to organise other things, there but was a huge response – as I expected, given how great the poem she … Continue reading

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No Tech Clean Water

October 15 is Blog Action Day when thousands of bloggers discuss the same topic from different angles. This year the topic is water. Although I’m a bit late, its still October 15 in Hawaii so I thought I would pile … Continue reading

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