Tagged: Scientist

Gender matters in science - Ice Doctor

Victoria Metcalf May 23, 2016

There’s been some unsettling things happen in New Zealand science of late, but you may not have noticed all of them, as they relate to gender. It’s been a bit of a weird week for New Zealand science. There’s been the fishing debacle that’s unfolded like a intricate piece of origami – many extra facets and information being revealed each … Read More

Mayim Bialik – Scientist & Actor - Molecular Matters

Michael Edmonds Mar 10, 2013

Recently, I posted a brilliant presentation from PhD student, Crystal Dilworth about the Myth of the Scientist. This was linked to by another website, drawing my attention to this presentation from Mayim Bialik about how she got into science. It is a great example of how an articulate and passionate mentor can draw people into the fascinating world … Read More

Hayabusa movies might be a plus for science - Kagaku

Motoko Kakubayashi Feb 14, 2012

Over the weekend, the second of three films (four if you include a documentary originally made for planetariums that was later released on the big screen) about the spacecraft Hayabusa opened in movie theatres across Japan. Hayabusa (Japanese for Falcon) was the first unmanned spacecraft that traveled to an asteroid, collected a sample of it, and came back to Earth … Read More

Reasons to Become a Scientist - Molecular Matters

Michael Edmonds Oct 11, 2011

I’ve just been reading the results of a 2008 survey of New Zealand scientists and technologists which was published in the New Zealand Science Review last year. The survey attempted to question a 1046 person sample from a survey population of 5966 scientists and technologists in New Zealand. It is a fascinating survey which attempts to explore the attitudes … Read More

Monckton messes own nest - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Aug 03, 2011

Ever get the impression the Christopher Monckton may have reached his use-by date? Maybe even well past it? Looks like this might be the case as the climate change denier/sceptic/contrarian groups trying to organise a programme for him in New … Continue reading → … Read More

Don't Be Such A Scientist - Molecular Matters

Michael Edmonds Jul 21, 2011

“Don’t be Such a Scientist – Talking Substance in an Age of Style” is a book written by Randy Olsen, a former tenured professor of marine biology and now a film maker. It provides a unique point of view regarding science communication, and takes a no prisoners approach in its critique of science communication. Over the past week, I’ve had … Read More

Personal attacks on climate scientists - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Jun 30, 2011

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) released a statement this week expressing concern for the current personal attacks being made on climate scientists by politicians and others. The text of the statement follows: Statement of the Board … Continue reading → … Read More