Tagged: Literature

Astronomy on Bloomsday - Out of Space

Duncan Steel Jun 16, 2019

The name of Michael Faraday is well-known in science, for his pioneering work in both chemistry and physics (in particular electricity and magnetism; hence the name of the SI unit of capacitance, the farad). As a postgraduate student at the University of Canterbury I spent many hours working on experimental radio receivers sat inside a large metallic box … Read More

The SMC Video Competition: John Mortimer, Chaucer, and a mysterious manuscript - News

Jean Balchin Apr 05, 2018

Last week, the results of the Science Media Centre Video Competition was judged. It was an incredible competition, open to previous participants of the SMC’s science video workshops. There were eight entries, and the judges were incredibly impressed with the creativity and quality of the entries. I was fortunate enough to watch all eight entries and chat to a … Read More

Censorship follies - The Dismal Science

Eric Crampton Sep 07, 2015

The on-again off-again New Zealand ban on the novel “Into the River” is on again, thanks to Board of Review Chair Don Mathieson. Recall that New Zealand has a censor’s office that can review books sent to it for review. Request that a book be classified and the Office of Film and Literature will have a look. It can put … Read More

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

Some things for the kids - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Aug 15, 2011

Well actually for their parents and grandparents. Especially with Christmas on the horizon. Right where you are now Right Here You Are Now is a bedtime story for kids. It’s also scientifically accurate, so it’s more than just a bedtime … Continue reading → … Read More