Science and Society

Doubt not certainty - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Oct 25, 2009

I try avoid posts that are mostly “referrals”, that consist of just pointing to another blog and saying “read this”, but if you’re in the mood for a little light philosophy on the meaning of science, try Nature senior editor Henry Gee’s article that argues that  science worships not certainty, but doubt. What do you think? … Read More

[Open] Science Sunday — 25.10.09 - Building blogs of Science

Fabiana Kubke Oct 25, 2009

Random samples of my reading list brought to you through the magic of the internet, bloggers and Open Access. Sean Carroll, from Cosmic Variance looks into the Big Bang Theory and the new blog about the science behind this TV sitcom (The Big Blog Theory). The Society for Neuroscience just held its annual meeting in Chicago, and this [...] … Read More

Serious cash up for grabs in PM's science prizes - Griffin's Gadgets

Peter Griffin Oct 23, 2009

Details just in on the Prime Minister’s newly established science prizes. Check out the website devoted to the prizes here. The jewel in the crown is the Prime Minister’s Science Prize itself – its worth $500,000 – to an individual or team undertaking breakthrough research in New Zealand. $100,000 goes to the individual or team itself, while $400,000 … Read More

Is a replacement for the dumped R&D tax credits on the cards? - Griffin's Gadgets

Peter Griffin Oct 23, 2009

As Sciblogger Shaun Hendy has pointed out, the Ministry of Research, Science and Technology has issued a feedback document on its priorities for science and technology and called for submissions on how to make the science system deliver more for New Zealand. In the introduction to the paper, Science Minister Wayne Mapp wastes no time in pointing … Read More