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The Great Star Trek Vs Star Wars Debate

It was incredibly important that I finish out the year in style and the release of Rogue One in cinemas provided me with the perfect opportunity that I couldn’t resist. So those of us at KLRNRadio just had to debate the merits of Star Wars and Star Trek on live radio. Star Wars vs Star […]

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NaNoWriMo Aftermath and Moving…

My regular readers will know that I’ve been taking part in the NaNoWriMo challenge for the month of November. Well, today is the 30th of November where I am and I have news… Not only have I successfully completed the NaNoWriMo challenge of writing at least 50,000 words in one month, but I have also […]

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Special Live Conversations in Science: Star Trek vs Star Wars

The release of Rogue One is looming closer and closer, and this Science Geek can barely contain her excitement. However, if it were another Star Trek film, I’d be out there insisting that I watch it either with advance screenings or on the opening night. But which is the better franchise: Star Trek or Star […]

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Ghostwriting: I won’t do it…

Recently, I was approached by someone to become a ghostwriter for their adult thriller novel. Mixed emotions ran through my system. The initial inquiry was heartfelt with a story of a friend who had recently passed away, resulting in the writer struggling to get her mojo back. I did sympathize, but the fundamental tenants behind […]

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Earthquakes and Supermoons

Originally, I had planned an entirely different blog post for this week, something that had nothing to do with science, but sometimes life can change at the drop of a hat. On November 14, 2016 at 12:02 am (New Zealand Time), an 7.5-magnitude earthquake struck 15 km north-east of Culverden. The coastal town of Kaikoura […]

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Removing the twinkle of stars

Most people enjoy how the stars twinkle overhead, but the twinkling of stars is really a nightmare for astronomers, blurring images and diminishing the science quality of telescopes. But the effects that the atmosphere plays on light impacts more than just astronomy. Take a read and listen to “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star… Not!” on Conversations in Science, KLRNRadio.

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NaNoWriMo: It’s begun

Here we are again: November. And here I go, setting myself another NaNoWriMo challenge. For those that don’t know, NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month. It’s really international, because it’s an event where writers from around the world commit to writing a novel in the span of one month. To win, you need to […]

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Serious Politics…

My family and friends know that I never watch the news, rarely read a newspaper, and ever since the radio died in my car, I don’t even get my news that way. No, all my knowledge of current events comes from word of mouth and the bombardment of various snippets on social media. Even my […]

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