Journals and personalities

Today, one of my favourite science (t)witterers, @enniscath, posed an intriguing question: Is it normal to assign personalities to scientific journals? e.g. Curr Biol is an enthusiastic extrovert; Nucl Acid Res is dull but worthy — Cath Ennis (@enniscath) February 19, 2013 I think it’s a marvellous idea :) I instantly proposed a thought… @enniscath […]

Marvellous MRI music vid

Hooray for CNET!  not only do I use them whenever I’m looking at new tech to buy, but they’ve also pointed me at an extraordinary music video. British musician Sivu (James Page) spent 2-3 hours holed up in an MRI machine at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital in London for his new single, ‘Better Man Than He’. […]

Competition for Wellington infographics makers

This post is aimed at those of you who make infographics, or are interested in them, or know someone who does/is. Think of it as a spreading of the word… On Feb 16th, Contribeauty (‘turning data into design’) and Pledgeme.co.nz (NZ’s own version of Kickstartr) are going to be holding an infographics competition. The second […]

What a thought looks like

Ever wondered what a thought might look like, in real life, as it flashes across the various neurons and synapses we call ‘the brain’? Yes, sure, there are numerous digitally-animated artist’s renditions out there, but what about reality? Now, for the first time, a thought has been filmed as it forms and flashes across a […]