Interesting bits: starving to stay awake, and an LCA on Li-Ion

I have seen many interesting sciencey things this week.  Which makes sense, given that a large part of my job is to track new research.  Sadly, and for the sake of brevity, I’ve had to pick but two for this post. Starving to stay awake? Another interesting factoid related to, well, taking in less calories […]

Why the Caster Semenya sillyness makes me so angry

I am, I would be the first to admit, generally pretty flippant and light-hearted in my blogging. Not for me the heavy-handed nor overly serious style adopted by many others.  No, I prefer that my readers have a bit of a giggle, maybe pick up some new knowledge, and go skipping off into the rest […]

Cooking: where science and art already meet

I come from an extremely foody family. I’ve always explained it to people as follows: “you know that place in their hearts where fundamentalist religious people keep their god?  That’s where my parents keep food’. So yes.  And I now find myself living in a particularly foody city (Wellington has, apparently, the highest number of […]

I'm back!

I have, once again, been remiss in my blogging. To those who noticed: my most humble of apologies.  Rest assured the self-flagellation in this respect has been more than adequate.  To those who didn’t: um, yes.  At least you were saved any potential pain and/or horror at the situation.  And, hopefully, I once more have […]

Great sciencey watchables

August looks set to be an absolute cracker for that segment of my readership who a) likes to watch science-related programming and b) has access to TVNZ 7 (hilariously, I don’t actually fit into the latter group). Still, even if you don’t, then guaranteed you’ll have a friend who does, and it’s a handy excuse […]