Gravitational Waves and Black Holes

Every so often the scientist in me has to come out! If you are interested in physics you have already heard about this, for those of you who aren’t…gravitational waves have been observed for the first time in the living history of humans, proving Einstein’s theory from about a hundred years ago, and proving the existence…

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Online passport application, who knew?

Well I am just managing to squeak in a second post before the month comes to an end, and its not even December!  I am tempted to ask for more hours in the day for Christmas, however I would probably just fill them with more chores and not me time which is what I really…

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Cuteness factor 110%

Even in a single storey home gates can be needed.  We have three levels so for us gates are a necessity.  Earlier today Dad went out the gate and down the hall not closing the gate behind him.  Our little girl headed in the same direction which meant I had to come at a gallop.…

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The idea you wish you had…

We all know the different views on cloth versus disposable nappies.  One of the considerations for parents who use disposable nappies is the environmental impact.  And then you stumble upon something and you go –  why didn’t I think of that?! How cool is this – a business that composts disposable nappies.  And it is…

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Baby hug iPad

Dad had to go interstate for work this week, first nights away from home since our daughter was born just over five months ago.  It is entirely possible that I may have sneaked into second place in the missed list! The first night we were unable to Skype, the second night we were able to, and…

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Federal budget cuts not good news for the University sector

I am currently on maternity leave, and when I am not I work in the tertiary education sector – a scientist who has veered into management, but who steadfastly believes in research. These cuts are devastating. I am not utterly naive.  I see what is happening in Europe and around the world.  I know that…

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Is chocolate milk next?!

Read this today and had to share it – NZ scientists make a break through with allergy-free milk for children a step closer.  Not only is this happening in the country I call home (even if I don’t live there!), this is from the city I went to University in – way cool!  Yes it…

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A bit of Science for today

Had to share this newspaper article on fertility preservation research.  As a former scientist I still adore scientific discovery. And given I fall into the over 40 first time mother category, who by good fortune did not need medical intervention to get pregnant, it had certainly crossed my mind that it may have been a path we…

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The joy of technology for family afar

It is rather wry that something I have for work, the increased use and value of, has come from not being at work. Three months and 1 day ago our bundle of joy was born. Three months ago was the first time she got on the Skype bandwagon.  

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iPads & infants

Coming from what you might describe as a technology high household – last count 10 computer/tablet/mobile devices (not bad for two people) – the likelihood of the wee girl getting exposed early is reasonable. We know she is already making a grab for my iPad. And Dad already has a folder on his iPad that…

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