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The Death of Botany? Fewer Students Means Fewer Researchers, Less Understanding

Scientists are warning that the plant world could become a virtual mystery in the coming decades as college students increasingly shy away from studying botany and universities across the U.S. 25 more words

Snapzu : Science & Space

Designer babies?

You’ve heard of Build-A-Bear well how about Build-A-Baby?

Imagine a world where everyone looks beautiful and is incredibly intelligent. Sounds amazing right? But just think of the lack of originality and… 348 more words

Designer Babies

Dinosaurs Alive! : IMAX


This isn’t anywhere near the sophistication of BBC’s Walking With Dinosaurs. It’s interesting, highlighting a few species I’d never heard of, but for the most part it follows paleontologists and focuses more on the scientists than what they’re studying. 123 more words


A Deeply Seeded Misunderstanding

Whenever I feel listless, a passing depression, I can always go to AiG to inflame my passions (the floweriest way to reaffirm my living, if only to be angry at people purposefully misrepresenting my views, and the views of my peers). 995 more words


Christopher Pyne Calls For A National Maths Debate

Federal education minister Christopher “The Fixer” Pyne has called on Australia to all come together for a national maths debate. The member for Sturt has threatened to pull funding to schools if they don’t master the debate around maths. 194 more words

The UnAustralian

Vitamin D

An interesting video about the affects of using vitamin D supplements. It presents good data to enhance discussions about vitamins and vitamin supplements. It also gives good detail about the studies used to determine the affects of vitamin D (or lack thereof) and can be used to discuss what makes a good experiment. 17 more words