TOSP Episode 4: October 4th 2011

[Original post on the Sciblogs The Official Sciblogs Podcast site] Including mix & mash winners, the IgNobels, beetles and beer, space broadband, predatory beetle larvae, decoding the brain, gold nanoparticles, a low-carbon world, hybrid cars, World Space Week, emotions in science and a Digital Pompeii. Oh, man.  This just keeps getting more and more fun.  […]

Hybrid cars , on the subject of

We’ve seen them around.  We know they’re some kind of (some might say) unholy mix between standard internal combustion engines and electric motors. If one lives in cities like Wellington (NZ), you will have noticed a couple of the local taxi companies drive them. And that their dashboards look all space-age and sport interesting-looking graphics […]

TOSP Episode 3: September 26th 2011

[Original post on the Sciblogs The Official Sciblogs Podcast site] UPDATE: Youtube vids now up (and at bottom of post) Including fallen angels satellites, post-doc jobs in NZ, Foldit, HIV, nanotubes, Chinese space programme, neutrinos, intuition, suing geologists, Otzi, poetry.  And a bunch of other stuff! This week’s episode is a little longer than usual. […]

FTL neutrinos FTW!

* Ahem *  Well, not quite.              (Note: FTL = Faster Than Light) Not entirely, at least. Those of you watching the science news today may have noticed an awful lot of excited wittering about results being published today which suggest the neutrinos may have broken the speed of light. Please note the use of ‘may’ […]

TOSP Episode 2: September 19th 2011

[Original post on the Sciblogs The Official Sciblogs Podcast site] UPDATE: Youtube now at bottom of page. Including glow-in-the-dark kittehs, wisdom of the crowds, polio, jellyfish, robots and SO MUCH MORE. * Ahem * This week, aimee and Elf continue our roundup of things which made us go ‘squeee’ in the preceding week. We’d like […]

And we're live!

[Original post on the Sciblogs The Official Sciblogs Podcast site] UPDATE: We’re on youtube!  See bottom of post for embedded goodness :) Hello, everyone, and welcome to the first ever official TOSP episode. Each week, your hosts, Scibloggers Elf Eldridge (Just So Science) and aimee whitcroft (misc.ience), will be bringing you 20-30 minutes of some […]

Introducing a new blog: The Official Sciblogs Podcast

The idea of a Sciblogs podcast is one that has been mooted many times, and we’re well chuffed to be able to introduce exactly that: The Official Sciblogs Podcast. Called TOSP for short, the podcast, which is hosted by Scibloggers Elf Eldrige (Just So Science) and yours truly will give a brief rundown of some […]

Online open education

Online, open education - about the best thing for autodidacts since, well, the printed word*. Of course, open online courses and learning material aren’t just for autodidacts/infovores.  There are many, many people out there for whom the fees of a college/university are simply out of reach.  Further, there are even _more_ people for whom access […]

Letter bombing nanotech researchers?!

Straight from the WTF files, the news that nanotech (and related) researchers are being targeted by, well, lunatics. Calling themselves the Individualidades tendiendo a lo salvaje (Individualists with Savage Tendencies, or ITS), said group has been sending letter bombs to nanotechnology labs in Mexico, France, Spain and Chile. None of the bombs hurt anyone until […]