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Apple gives us some great transitions in its Keynote presentation software - but is there are way to add more? Yes, there is!

In January 2003, when Steve Jobs introduced Apple’s presentation software, Keynote, at Macworld, he emphasised its “cinematic” qualities. By this he meant its adroitness using high quality images, text and transitions between slides. 2,103 more words

Presentation Skills

WWF Living Planet Report suggests 76% decline in freshwater species globally since 1970s

Global populations of freshwater mammals, reptiles, amphibians, birds and fish have declined by 76% since the 1970s, according to a new WWF report released today.  The… 472 more words

Science Communication

Showing and Telling: one dotty difference between art and science

I was just imagining the differences between the messages of artists and those of scientists, creators and communicators. Both are forms of expression and both pass on messages to an audience – ideas, feelings, information, all thunderous clouds of brain charge. 644 more words


ANZFSS 22nd International Symposium on the Forensic Sciences

The 22nd International Symposium on the Forensic Sciences of the Australian and New Zealand Forensic Science Society (ANZFSS) was held at the Convention Centre in Adelaide from 30 August to 5 September. 87 more words

Science Communication

How to review a scientific paper

Following one of the most popular posts on ConservationBytes.com, as well as in response to several requests, I’ve decided to provide a few pointers for early-career scientists for reviewing manuscripts submitted to peer-reviewed journals. 1,610 more words


Does being cold really give you a cold?

“Don’t go outside with wet hair, you’ll catch your death!”


As a child I was a frequent swimmer and Grandma would regularly pick me up after swimming. 520 more words


Pinker explains why academics can't write

Ahead of tomorrow’s release of Steven Pinker’s new book on writing, The Chronicle features a teaser essay – “Why Academics’ Writing Stinks”:

An insight from literary analysis and an insight from cognitive science go a long way toward explaining why people who devote their lives to the world of ideas are so inept at conveying them.

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Follies Of The Human Condition