More chemistry-bashing - Physics Stop

Marcus Wilson Oct 15, 2009

There is nothing a physicist likes better than to get one up on a chemist. In a friendly way of course. Rather like New Zealand beating Australia at some sporting event.  So it is with great delight that I hear that the 2009 Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been awarded to a physicist. (See commentary by The … Read More

Natural Health Expo(sed)? - Skepticon

Darcy Cowan Oct 15, 2009

Driving around Hamilton the past few weeks I couldn’t help but notice the signs sprinkled around the city for the “Natural Health Expo” which is to take place here this week end. As I perused the website for this event yesterday I was disturbed by the large number of anti-scientific “treatments” that will be showcased. [...] … Read More

Introducing a new blogger: Fisheye Perspective - misc.ience

Aimee Whitcroft 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 … Read More

Marsden 2009-II: So much to learn from synapses - Building blogs of Science

Fabiana Kubke Oct 14, 2009

These are three more interesting neuroscience projects funded by the Marsden Fund of the Royal Society on their last round. Johanna Montgomery from the University of Auckland will study what happens during development to determine what synaptic connections are maintained and which are eliminated After neurons are born in the embryo they need to make connections (synapses) [...] … Read More

Everything’s relative - Physics Stop

Marcus Wilson Oct 13, 2009

What does 'big' mean? How big does something have to be in order to reasonably carry that adjective? The answer, of course, is 'it depends'.For example, I am pretty tall. But after standing next to someone much taller than me on a tram last week, I realise that maybe I am not so tall after all. I got to see what it was … Read More