Tagged: competition

Students, early career scientists – win an iPad in writing competition - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Dec 06, 2012

Want to win an iPad and show-off your science writing skills? Ph.D. students and early-career scientists (< 6 years post-Ph.D.) can enter an international science writing competition, Access to Understanding, run by Europe PubMed Central. The winning entry will  published in the new open-access journal, eLife (launching next week) with the writer winning an … Read More

New Zealand and Australian university students – win $1500 writing about science - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Sep 14, 2012

NewScientist magazine are offering a science writing competition, closing September 21st, for New Zealand and Australian university students (undergraduate or postgraduate). The first three placed individuals win cash prizes of $1500, $750 and $250, respectively.* Articles can be either, a short feature report, in third person, discussing a scientific breakthrough or issue … Read More

Competition(ish): it’s not computer magic, it’s computer science - misc.ience

Aimee Whitcroft Mar 22, 2012

A phrase oft-uttered, in anything from a restrained growl to an infuriated scream, by my partner. Who works with those strange computery things, and the networks connecting them, every day. A phrase he uttered once again today, while we were chatting through another of our favourite phrases ‘science, bitches!’* Which led us to a wonderful [...] … Read More

TOSP Episode 19: January 30th 2012 - The Sciblogs Podcast

Aimee Whitcroft Jan 31, 2012

Greetings, podcast audience of ours! This week’s podcast was supposed to be slightly shorter than usual, but then Elf and aimee got into a Discussion or two. There may have been some slight ranting 🙂 We cover the human brain connectome (peeeerdy), awesome urchin-like nanospheres, a NZ critter app, the world’s first iridescent mammal, a medical/bioinformative challenge, science … Read More

Medical bioinformatics / genomics challenge - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Jan 27, 2012

$US25,000 is on offer for a challenge aimed at finding ’best methods and practices for improving the reliability and accuracy of the genomics-to-clinic pipeline — spanning sequencing, analysis, interpretation and reporting — to provide the most meaningful results to patients and their families.’ The challenge is being put up by Children’s Hospital Boston (USA); applicants … Read More

TOSP Episode 9: November 7th 2011 - The Sciblogs Podcast

Aimee Whitcroft Nov 07, 2011

Greetings, dear listeners! This week, aimee was joined once again by Chelfyn Baxter, co-host of the g33k show, to talk through some of the science stories of the last week.  They included using lasers to rip the universe a new one, Boeing building spacecraft, the weight of the internet, alternate living, radiation-cleaning Aussie nanofibres, asteroids, and some very … Read More

Evolutionary cooperation - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Sep 26, 2011

Here’s a lecture on evolutionary cooperation by PZ Myers. Ok, it’s pretty long, but it’s worth downloading and watching (or even listening as the video doesn’t catch most of the slides). Click on World Humanist Congress 2011 08/13/11 07:32AM. Cooperation … Continue reading → … Read More

We have a winner… - Code for life

Peter Griffin Jul 19, 2011

Last week Expert Witness, written fellow sciblogger and forensic scientist Anna Sandiford, was reviewed and a competition offered for a free copy of the book. And the winner of the competition is… Katie Brockie, who should expect an email sometime in the next wee while from Sciblogs editor Peter Griffin arranging delivery of her … Read More