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Introducing a new blogger: Journeys to the Ice - misc.ience

Jan 19, 2010

To celebrate the start of a brand new year, Sciblogs is pleased to provide all of you with a brand new blogger. Matt Wood, of Journeys to the Ice, is going to be blogging about Antarctica and Antarctic science.  Having spent some time actually working in Antarctica with the ARC, it’s a subject close to his (now no doubt thawed) heart. He also has a podcast, to which anyone can subscribe free, available through iTunes.  It too is called Journeys to the Ice, just to prevent any confusion – have a listen, and we hope you enjoy it! Welcome, Matt! … Read More

Christmas presents - misc.ience

Dec 23, 2009

A quick note on the Christmas (or otherwise) gift front. While I’m sure everyone has by now completed their Christmas shopping, I thought I would direct your eyes to this site. Because yes, Sciblogs has indeed made up some merchandise! You can get hoodies, t-shirts and stickers, and if there’s interest in anything else (bags, etc), then that can be done too. We do make a small commission on each product sold – a commission which will be plowed straight back into the running costs of Sciblogs (rather than that yacht we’ve been eyeing). Happy hunting! … Read More

Season's greetings - misc.ience

Dec 22, 2009

Well, it’s that time of year again.  Christmas.  New Year’s.  The extremely aptly-named silly season. So we thought we’d take the opportunity to say thank you to all our Sciblings.  Since its humble beginnings in September/October of this year, we’ve seen over 600 new posts written (to total over 1,100). Our stats have climbed steadily – we’re seeing some great numbers already, and our cunning plans to improve this dramatically will start being seen in the New Year (evil laugh). What we’re most proud of, though, isn’t the number of posts, or the stats, but instead the content itself.  The last few months have seen some truly fantastic content, with both established and new bloggers really rising to the challenge of building a science blogging community this far down south.  … Read More

The cost of Christmas dinner - misc.ience

Dec 15, 2009

In more of the spirit of things festive, Stats NZ have released a series of data looking at the cost of two different types of NZ Christmas dinner, both this year and in previous years. (No, rabbit is not on the menu) And, because I enjoy graphing, I thought I’d take some of the data and make pretty pictures with it. (Note: data based on consumption of a family of 4 – two adults, two kids – and prices are based on weighted average retail prices collected for the Food Price Index). [slideshare id=2719917&doc=christmasdinner09-091214213308-phpapp01] (If you battle to read the words, no worries – simply click on the ‘full’ button on the bottom left of the presentation) Slide 1 First up, let’s … Read More

Introducing a new blogger: Fisheye Perspective - misc.ience

Oct 14, 2009

Sciblogs is really quite chuffed to announce that we’ve been joined by another blogger (with a third to come later this week). Abhishek Tiwari, of Fisheye Perspective, has joined our fast-swelling ranks.   He’s been blogging for a while now, about such things as bioinformatics, chemoinformatics, systems biology and science in general. Based in Auckland, Abhishek is currently pursuing a PhD, while also helping Bio-IT companies with things such as their workflow technologies.  He’s also involved in the Encyclopedia of Systems Biology. Welcome, Abhishek! … Read More

Introducing a new blogger: Forensic Scientist - misc.ience

Oct 12, 2009

A brief notice, for all our bloggers and readers. Sciblogs is pleased to announce the inclusion of a new blog: Forensic Scientist, by Dr Anna Sandiford.  Anna is a forensic science consultant based here, in NZ.  She’s been involved in the field for more than 10 years, and has assisted with cases both here and in the UK.  Some of you may remember that she was recently involved in the David Baine trial, amongst other cases. Anna has an established blog, and will be syndicating some of her posts. She will, amongst other things, be blogging about forensic science and providing context behind trials, as well as, of course, anything else she feels is appropriate. Welcome, Anna! … Read More