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Busy, busy...and the science of stunt doubles

It’s August! August is home to National Science Week and Children’s Book Week, so naturally it’s my favourite month of the year :-)

It’s also busy, so I’ve been looking into the possibility of cloning myself, or at least, hiring someone who looks like me and can cook and clean as badly. 302 more words

Writing Workshops in the Biology Classroom (Bloggary #5)

Writing workshops in a science classroom have the potential to be a wonderfully effective tool, if they’re done right.  The fact is, scientific writing is hard.   243 more words


I'm searchable on PubMed!

While this has, apparently, been possible since May, I just learned this morning that I am searchable on PubMed! Two of the 3 articles I’m an author on this year are up. 157 more words


In Conversation with Deborah Blum

Deborah Blum is a Pulitzer Prize–winning science journalist and author of popular science books, The Poisoner’s Handbook, Ghost Hunters, Love at Goon Park, Sex on the Brain, and The Monkey Wars. 148 more words

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Graeme Clark: Australia's Greatest Living Innovator

Mark Worthing is a science historian and senior researcher with Lutheran Education Australia in Adelaide. He set out to capture the life of Australia’s greatest innovator in his new biography… 1,585 more words

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Preserving Armstrong’s Spacesuit

On July 20, 2015, The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum launched a funding drive to preserve Neil Armstrong’s Apollo 11 spacesuit. With plenty of time to spare, the Kickstarter campaign has already exceeded its initial target. 39 more words


Studies on Bees and Neonicotinoids

A few years ago, in Greece, I met a writer named Claire Kalemkeris. Claire was covering the effects of pesticides on bee populations and pointed me towards her article, The Bee Catastrophe. 56 more words