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Cow Farts and Plastic Roads: New Episode of Conversations in Science

Back in February, I spoke about climate change and global warming on my radio show of Conversations in Science on KLRN Radio. With all the crazy and innovative discussions that have come across my feeds about various environmental issues, I decided to revisit the topic. Check it out. Cow Farts and Plastic Roads (First aired […]

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Manuscript is too long, so split it… NOT!!!

I have lost count of the number of times that someone has told me that I should take my long manuscript and split it into two (or three) and call it done. This particular conversation comes up every single time I mention to anyone how long my manuscript is, and it’s actually not outrageously long — […]

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Books could almost be immortal

I have seen many debates over that last few years about whether the introduction of the eBook has killed the publishing industry. Many have asked whether books are a thing of the past. It’s a valid question but this is not the first time the question has been asked. Think about all the old doomsday […]

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Blue Jeans

I’m tall, so why do I have to wear heals with jeans?

It’s an age old complaint: clothing designers don’t make clothes for women. I have no idea who they’re making clothing for, perhaps their boyfriends, but it certainly isn’t the average female. Sorry guys, but I have bumps and curves and most women I know do. What’s worse, I’m actually tall. Yet, I still have to […]

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Genetics is about much more than DNA

The latest episode of Conversations in Science on KLRNRadio has now aired. In this month’s episode, Jessie and I were joined by Dan Koboldt as we talked about the field of genetics and the genome project. I did have to rein in Jessie’s bizarre questions (something the two of us still laugh about), but I had no idea that the field had progressed to the point it had. It’s not often that I’m left speechless, but Dan succeeded. Take a listen as Dan explains what a geneticist really does and how our understanding of the human genome had led to amazing advancements in cancer research.

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Doubt, Insecurity & Unexpected Opportunities

Anyone who knows me will know that I’m no stranger to the self-doubt monster. I try repeatedly to tell myself that I am a good writer and a good editor, but sometimes you need those external source to provide you with the little boost. For me, multiple events in very recent times have provided me with the boost that I needed. I can do this!

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Measuring the Speed of Light

You can measure the speed of light with little more than a microwave and a chocolate bar. You read that right. A CHOCOLATE BAR! In the latest Conversations in Science: Experiments with Kids video, learn how and discover why it works.

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Fires on the Ground, Confusion in the Soul

Regular readers of my blog or social media feeds will know that I live in Christchurch, New Zealand. I’m proud of the city where I live. It just breaks my heart to see my city threatened once again by Mother Nature. We have had our fair share of natural disasters, mostly in the form of […]

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Science and Government

Okay… It’s a little bit of a deviation from the normal type of post that I do, but I couldn’t remain silent. Recently, my Facebook and Twitter feeds blew up with people objecting to political involvement in science. I was in the dark as to what was really going on. I had posted on my […]

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