misc.ience

In which I join the 'hello readers!' meme

Aimee Whitcroft Jul 07, 2010

And it’s not just a cheerful greeting, either. Rather, it’s an encouragement for our blogs’ readers to step forward, say hi, and introduce themselves. Started, well, multiple times in various ways, the most recent instance thereof is superhero science blogger** Ed Yong resurrecting his own meme.  ‘Cause you can do … Read More

A seriously impressive tree of life

Aimee Whitcroft Jul 01, 2010

There’s been some interesting commentary on Sciblogs recently about the tree of life. Tree of Life. Notice the tiny 'you are here' just under 'Animals' As my part of the discussion (albeit an extremely brief one), I present you all with some major taxonomic madness*. A very, very detailed tree of life**.  It was made … Read More

Quantum memory improves (vastly)

Aimee Whitcroft Jun 24, 2010

Let’s hope I manage to explain this properly 🙂 Photons make up light. Firstly, a shoutout to a local – a University of Otago researcher was actually involved in this.  Hooray!  It means I get, not only to geek out, but to have pride in doing so.  Always a nice feeling. So, on … Read More