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Dating Fossils: Zircons are a Palaeontologist’s Best Friend

The Winton Formation is one of Australia’s most important fossils sites, hosting a dizzying array of unique fossils.  These include dinosaurs such as Australovenator, also known as “Banjo”, some of the world’s oldest flowers, and, most impressively, the world’s only … Continue reading

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Using Science to end the Violence

Research has shown that the commitment someone feels towards their partner and relationship can significantly reduce the aggressiveness of their response to ‘provocation’. Surprising, right? After all, it seems logical to assume people who are more committed (and therefore invested) … Continue reading

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A Quantum Misunderstanding

  Quantum mechanics is undoubtedly mind bogglingly confusing. I think it’s safe to say that no one without a degree in physics understands quantum mechanics, and even then some people still can’t get their heads around it.   The media … Continue reading

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No pain, no gain: changing the face of body modification culture stereotypes, practices, and the law

Take a second to think about this. Do you, or anyone you know, have a piercing, tattoo, or other form of aesthetic body modification? Have you ever seen somebody with any body modifications? Chances are, you’ve said yes to both … Continue reading

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When science becomes indistinguishable from magic

Guest post by: Becca Randall Attending the below talk last night, it occurred to me that in many ways, we have entered the realm of science becoming indistinguishable from magic. I should say now, that I have very little background … Continue reading

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In the beginning was sandpaw…

The first post, just to kick it off. (The next one will ideally contain content.) photo credit: iirraa

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