Tagged: scientists

Incredible photos from NIWA scientists out in the field - Field Work

Guest Work Sep 28, 2017

Every year, NIWA runs a competition to choose the best photos taken by its scientists in the field. This year’s crop of photos is as impressive as ever. NIWA, the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, has scientists working on projects in some stunning locations, so it’s no surprise that some amazing photos pop up along the way. These … Read More

New Year’s Honours – Who is being recognised? - Molecular Matters

Michael Edmonds Jan 15, 2017

Each year when the list of New Year’s Honours recipients is announced I eagerly look to see if any scientists and engineers are among the recipients. And usually I am disappointed to see a sparse representation. More often awards seem to go to sportspeople, politicians and business people, or at least that is the impression I get, particularly from the media. But is … Read More

Which scientists have got it right about introduced wildlife in New Zealand? - Guest Work

Guest Work Jun 28, 2016

By Jamie Steer and Rowan Taylor Scientists tend to shape our beliefs about wildlife in New Zealand, and particularly how we think of introduced species. But what are we to think when scientists disagree? Conservation biologists, for example, tell us that introduced wildlife are invasive environmental and economic pests while fisheries and waterfowl biologists tell us that they are valued … Read More

Scientists on their favourite science fiction - Guest Work

Guest Work Dec 29, 2015

Tales of strange alien worlds, fantastic future technologies and bowls of sentient petunias have long captivated audiences worldwide. But science fiction is more than just fantasy in space; it can educate, inspire and expand our imaginations to conceive of the universe as it might be. We invited scientists to highlight their favourite science fiction novel or film and tell us … Read More

What if scientists were celebrities? - Nano Girl

Michelle Dickinson May 23, 2015

As a new columnist for Villainesse, a digital magazine for young women, I have been thinking a lot about the power of influence and who our youth look up to as role models. I remember my teenage years consisted of watching Judith Hann explain technology on Tomorrows world, and Katherine Janeway command the Starship USS […] … Read More

A flurry of Antarctic scientists - Ice Doctor

Victoria Metcalf Aug 22, 2014

Antarctic scientist gets close to study subject, a Weddell seal. Antarctic scientists tend to feel passionate about their subject areas. For those of you living in Auckland, New Zealand, happily going about your daily lives you might be blissfully unaware that approximately 1000 Antarctic scientists are currently beginning to infiltrate the city. Think of them like a flurry of … Read More

What do we expect of scientists … and is it too much? - Molecular Matters

Michael Edmonds Jun 18, 2014

Depending on your point of view there are many things that are expected of scientists excellence in research great teacher effective administrator skillful grant proposal writer good mentor and research group co-ordinator media savvy science communicator All up this is quite a wide ranging and challenging list, so much so that I would suggest that there would be … Read More

Cosmic Genome - Molecular Matters

Michael Edmonds Oct 13, 2013

I came across The Incomplete Map of the Cosmic Genome yesterday, an iTunes app which contains interviews with over 50 scientists, performers and communicators all talking about why they are interested in science. It also contains a series of talks on various fascinating subjects including dark matter, the nature of vocalisation, discovering epigenetics. Some of those interviewed are well known … Read More