Tagged: holidays

Life’s a beach: NZ scientists on their favourite beaches - Guest Work

Guest Work Jan 16, 2017

Many Kiwis have a favourite seaside spot they escape to in the summer and scientists are no exception. In this NIWA Summer Series article, six scientists reveal their summer getaway beaches and reflect on how these holiday hotspots are changing. Dr Ken Grange, Regional Manager, Nelson. Dr Ken Grange. Credit: NIWA. Beach: Rarawa Beach, east coast Far North How long have you been … Read More

The Science of Christmas - News

John Kerr Dec 18, 2016

As the big day approaches, there is no shortage of scientists turning their inquisitive minds to the mysteries of Christmas. In the spirit of the festive season, Sciblogs brings you a tinsel entwined ‘wrap-up’ of Noel-related research. Naughty or nice? Not so important for Santa Santa pays a visit to the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children. Source: BelfastLive. Read More

Want to pimp your immune system? Take a holiday - Guest Work

Guest Work Oct 13, 2016

By Fulvio D’Acquisto, Queen Mary University of London Going on holiday, having a fun night out with friends, or simply relaxing at home with a good book – these activities make us feel good. Now, for the first time, we have evidence that they also do us good. Our latest study shows that our surroundings and lifestyle can have … Read More

It’s that time of the year - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Dec 22, 2010

Book review: Christmas – Philosophy for Everyone: Better Than a Lump of Coal. Scott C. Lowe (Editor), Fritz Allhoff, Fritz Allhoff (Series Editor) Stephen Nissenbaum (Foreword) Price: US$15.56 Paperback: 256 pages Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell (October 19, 2010) Language: English ISBN-10: 144433090X … Continue reading → … Read More

Holiday Wallpaper from WordPress.com - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Dec 22, 2010

Last year we started a little tradition, commissioning an illustration to give away as desktop wallpaper during the holidays. This year, Spanish artist Gary Fernández has created a wintry forest scene filled with curious characters who have great taste in blogging platforms. Friends in the southern hemisphere, we love you too, but if you haven’t [...] … Read More