Alison Campbell

Senior University of Waikato biological sciences lecturer Dr Alison Campbell is well known in the Waikato and Bay of Plenty for promoting science to community groups and school students. She has been nicknamed the skull lady by secondary school students after her presentations on human evolution. Dr Campbell established Cafe Scientifique in Hamilton as part of an effort to encourage the community to discuss scientific issues. She has also launched BioBlog website to support secondary school biology students and teachers preparing for exams. That blog is syndicated right here on Sciblogs. Alison is on Twitter @AcampbelTeacher

the scent of fear - BioBlog

Sep 04, 2009

Like other animals, humans produce pheromones - chemical signals released by one individual that carry information to another. (Unlike other animals, we also spend a lot of time & money modifiying those pheromones: bathing, deodorants, perfumes...) However, while the significance...

the power of the human mind - BioBlog

Sep 01, 2009

From one of those intra-office 'junk' e-mails:I cnudolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid! Aoccdrnig to rsceearh at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in...

scientific laws - BioBlog

Aug 26, 2009

Sometimes scientific terminology can be quite confusing - everyday words like 'theory'  & 'law, for example, mean something different when used in a scientific context. And just what is a law in science, anyway? I've just stumbled across a brief excerpt...