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New books in Science, Technology and Society - misc.ience

Aimee Whitcroft Oct 01, 2012

As we all know, there’s something of a profusion out there of books about science, technology and society in its myriad forms. Sorting through this heap can be something of a difficult task, and so it’s with some delight that I’ve just heard about the New Books in Science, Technology and Society initiative. It ‘aims [...] … Read More

Why DID the chicken cross the road?! - misc.ience

Aimee Whitcroft Sep 18, 2012

W hy did the chicken cross the road? No, despite what some think, it’s neither the oldest* nor the worst joke of all time. Hell, it’s not even a joke – it’s an anti-joke.   In this awesome video, YouTube Channel VSauce’s** Michael Stevens looks at the world’s most famous anti-joke, explaining WHY it’s so [...] … Read More

nerd nite Wellington 10, featuring Mars, quantum mechanics and Mad Makers - misc.ience

Aimee Whitcroft Apr 03, 2012

This month’s edition of nerd nite Wellington looks to be a cracker. Or, possibly, a corker.     To celebrate the 10th edition,we’ve got people talking about making mad gadgets (and noises with them), KiwiMars and quantum mechanics. April 23rd, from 6pm. And two of them are Scibloggers!  Elf Eldridge and Roger Hanson, to be [...] … Read More

The mechanics of love - misc.ience

Aimee Whitcroft Feb 14, 2012

Today is Valentines Day. Apparently, this is the cause for a great deal of consternation.  I know that it has, over the years, occasioned horror for me, too*. So, I thought I’d just share something a bit fun and whimsical.  Those of you who are American will no doubt know the name Rube Goldberg. I [...] … Read More

OMG! Earth photography pr0n - misc.ience

Aimee Whitcroft Jan 26, 2012

Thank you, NASA, for once again providing really beautiful imagery. Fresh off the boat off the orbiting device*, a gorgeous ‘blue marble’ photograph of the little planet upon the surface of which we sail through our ever-expanding universe**. As NASA says: This composite image uses a number of swaths of the Earth’s surface taken on [...] … Read More