Tagged: Brian Cox

Rockstar physicist Brian Cox coming to New Zealand - News

John Kerr Jul 31, 2017

Professor Brian Cox, one of the world’s most famous physicists and science communicators, is coming to New Zealand with a blockbuster live show.  The softly-spoken British scientist is bringing his record breaking live science show to New Zealand in November, for the first time. It will play at the ASB Theatre in Auckland on Tuesday 7 November. Lateral Events, the … Read More

Yet another science metric – the Kardashian Index - Infectious Thoughts

Siouxsie Wiles Aug 08, 2014

Twitter exploded last week after Neil Hall, a professor at the University of Liverpool who studies the genomes of the parasites that cause malaria and sleeping sickness, published a (supposedly satirical) paper in the journal Genome Biology. Rather than read his paper, I recommend you read the annotated version. But first, here’s … Read More

An Appalling Misrepresentation of Science - Molecular Matters

Michael Edmonds Mar 03, 2013

I just came across what i would consider one of the most appalling (and bordering on incoherent) misrepresentations of science by Eliane Glaser published in the Guardian on March 1st. Ms Glaser’s delivers a series of inconsistent and absurd assertions about science which include: “It’s ironic that the public engagement with the science crowd is so pro-wonder, because they’re … Read More

Historians and sociologists just as human as scientists - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Jan 03, 2013

This great Sidney Harris cartoon reminds me of the Big Bang Theory scene where Sheldon and Leonard end up wrestling during a conference presentation by Leonard. It’s also a handy antidote for anyone with an idealistic picture of scientists and … Continue reading → … Read More

NZ bioenergy is currently too much like an ‘enthusiasts club’ - Stick

Peter Kerr Mar 03, 2011

The public’s not hearing about the bioenergy market, it’s rare to see commercialisation thinking around it and the sector’s more like an enthusiasts club. In opening a mini conference in Wellington about how to implement the Bioenergy Association’s strategy (see … Continue reading → … Read More

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