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Hey Fish! Urine Trouble!

Some people might yell, a dog might growl, maybe a deer will clash antlers, but how does the fish (cichlid Neolamprologus pulcher) show aggression? It pees. That’s right, twinkle, urinate, take a leak, wizz, whatever you would like to call … Continue reading

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Eliminating disease or creating super-humans? Three reasons why we should be researching CRISPR

The concept of humankind being able to eliminate world hunger, wipe out genetic disease and direct our own evolution is one confined to the libraries of science-fiction, right? Wrong. A powerful new gene-editing technology called CRISPR-cas9 (simply referred to as … Continue reading

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The Mother of my robot. RepRap  a company founded in 2005 released its first 3D printer named Darwin in 2007 followed by the second Mendel in 2009 and Prusa Mendel and Huxley in 2010. As you may have noticed they … Continue reading

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The Feynmann Series

From the creators of ‘The Sagan Series’, an awesome series of videos promoting  scientific education and scientific literacy in the general population, comes “The Feynmann Series’, a new awesome series of videos promoting  scientific education and scientific literacy in the … Continue reading

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Interesting interview with Neil DeGrasse Tyson

As we all progress through our lives and careers people will inevitably ask us – why do we do what we do? Neil DeGrasse Tyson presents an hour long interview answering this basic question. Well worth a look if you … Continue reading

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The climate science debate rages still further…….

Guest post by: Falconhawkman This post is more of a re-post from a post on the ABC’s ‘The Drum’ online section. I found it interesting as it deals with some of the concepts dealt with in first year Sci Comm … Continue reading

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Scientists Attempting to be Great Sci Communicators

Guest post by: Sally Horwood Don’t know whether it’s the best attempt out there.

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Communication without words

Guest post by: Sonia Loudon http://pentagram.com/en/new/2009/10/unodc-maps.php This is the best presentation of statistical information I’ve seen in a while.  These posters use no language but are extremely effective in showing the merits of drug treatment and rehabilitation. According to the … Continue reading

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