Kermadec adventures: A talk by Tom Trinski (tonight)

I am SO going to this – should be great fun! Kermadec Adventures: A special Blue Wellington event: Dr Tom Trnski of Auckland museum is coming to town! Dr Trnski led the awesome marine survey trip earlier in the year, which found several fish species completely new to science. Come and hear his presentation and […]

Plucky young New Zealanders to undertake Mongol Rally

“Far out!” say friends and loved ones.   aimee ‘oh dear, her again’ whitcroft and Dane ‘finn’ Foster are, it would appear, going to be undertaking the legendarily ludicrous Mongol Rally next year. Naming themselves ‘Lemur Attack Force’, they will be powering (slowly) across 16,000km – 1/3 of the earth’s surface – in a car […]

How deep is the snow at your place?

The NIWA peeps are well curious about the nigh-on unprecedented amount of frozen precipitation (read: snow) falling all over NZ. In Wellington, and as we speak: it’s snowing _in_ the CBD and also at sea level (Greta Point, for example).  This is pretty darned unusual*.  And the scientists are keen to get some data, from […]

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qotumblr: thespitfireemporium: ornamentedbeing: Topless dueling? I know it’s a long text but it’s worth the read! “The most intriguing duel fought between women, and the sole one that featured exposed breasts, took place in August 1892 in Verduz, the capitol of Liechtenstein, between Princess Pauline Metternich and the Countess Kielmannsegg. It has gone down in […]

Mining the moon

This popped up in one of the legion of email newsletters I generally fail to do anything other with than skim. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IW8ZVqTt8GI[/youtube] It’s a video in which Barney Pell (successful entrepreneur and former NASA engineer) pitches the new venture with which he’s involved – Moon Express – and why going to the moon makes economic […]

Introducing a new blog: ariadne (a foresight blog)

Honestly, what is there to say at this point? Sciblogs just keeps getting more awesome. The newest foal to be welcomed to our fold is Robert Hickson, who will be penning the fantastically classically-named ‘ariadne: a foresight blog‘. He’s going to be doing a spot of foresighting. Some scrying, sort of. Focusing primarily(but not exclusively) […]