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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My last craft gift

Well it probably won’t be entirely.  But I am genuine about trying to turn my hobby into an income stream.  Not in the sense that I want it to make money, but in the sense that I love to craft but there is a saturation point to which friends and family like craft gifts!  So…

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Transferable skills

Transferable skills.  Not a new term, one long bandied about in regard to writing up your curriculum vitae or resume.  However I lived these two words in that order in way I had never anticipated the other day. When I was undertaking my PhD in Chemistry I was also a demonstrator for practical laboratories for…

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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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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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