Category Archives: Self Promotion

Can Evolutionary Psychology Actually Be Science?

Last night at Cherchez La Femme Karen Pickering made reference to the recent abomination where a UNM Professor Geoffrey Miller tweeted “Dear obese PhD applicants: If you don’t have the willpower to stop eating carbs, you won’t have the willpower … Continue reading

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April Still On Sale

I’ve got out of the habit of posting about each edition of Australasian Science, but this April edition certainly justifies something. When looking for writing work I think this will be my CV edition. For a start, the cover story … Continue reading

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Wind Farms And Physics Imperialism

A couple of weeks ago I wrote what was initially intended to be a post here on the claims that wind turbines cause all manner of sicknesses. When it was done I decided I liked it enough to try to … Continue reading

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Forests Beat Whales

When I wrote my most recent post, on the essential role whales play in the global ecosystem, I thought I was on a winner. Everyone loves whales, right? Well at least Australians do. But this has been one of the … Continue reading

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Someone’s Checking Up On Me

Amongst the information WordPress provides on the blog are the search engine terms that have lead people here. In the last couple of days four people searched “Donna Staunton” and clicked through to me, which raises the question as to … Continue reading

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Apophis Slides By Like An Asteroid In The Night

On Wednesday the asteroid Apophis will make its closest approach to the Earth for quite a while. No need to drag out your end of the world kits (carefully tucked away after the Mayan apocalypse failed to eventuate), it will … Continue reading

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April Eventually

You might still be able to find copies of April Australasian Science on newsagency shelves if you hurry, so I’m putting my much delayed summary of the edition up. Neurological diseases pose a huge threat to an aging population, and … Continue reading

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Science Writing Prize Shut Down

Anyone who wants to know if Campbell Newman really does intend to return Queensland to the Joh era got their answer yesterday. The closure of the Queensland Premier’s Literary Awards is an announcement that literature, art and indeed intellectualism are … Continue reading

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Re-igniting Scientific Interest

Update: While the general trend is certainly right, it seems the figures used in the report for science enrollments are inaccurate, and probably overstate the extent of the decline. The Australian Academy of Science has quantified what we all knew … Continue reading

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November Aus Science

The November edition of Australasian Science has been on the shelves for a while, but it’s still there for anyone I can inspire to buy a copy. Many people will have already heard of the discovery that the dolphins of … Continue reading

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