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Hockey Scores, Week 11

Dec 20 2010 Published by under Uncategorized

I was talked into this because I was(apparently) doing so well. I'm rather disappointed now. *harrumph*
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Hello world!

Sep 06 2010 Published by under Uncategorized

Welcome to Scientopia Blogs. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!

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Aug 31 2010 Published by under Uncategorized

Grrl and I are in the offices of The Guardian. We're here because Grrl starts her new science blogging gig here - yup, she now has a blog at The Grauniad. She's been very good keeping quiet about this in public, but privately she's been incredibly excited, and also getting very stressed.

The blog is called Punctuated Equilibrium. Grrl intends to move her mystery birds over there, as well as some of her other writings, but she'll continue to write here, don't worry.

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Wi-Fi Diner

Aug 22 2010 Published by under Uncategorized

GrrlScientist is a big fan of Edward Hopper. I'm just a small fan. When we first met in London two years ago, we developed the game of looking for wifi, and preferably sockets too. So I think she'll like this...

Hopper's Nighthawks with wifi

Free Wi-Fi

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Aug 15 2010 Published by under Uncategorized

Oops, I didn't mean to publish this.


I was using this because I wanted some equations, and Nature Network doesn't (yet) have LaTeX.

\(int e^{-mx} l_x b_x dx = 1 \)


\(LRS = int l_x b_x dx \)


\(LRS = sum b_x\)

Might as well make this an open comment thread - say what you will. Tell us how you are liking Scientopia so far. Or start a game of Mornington Crescent. Or just write nothing.

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The Truth Re-Revealed

Aug 13 2010 Published by under Uncategorized

(this is a re-post of something I wrote a couple of years ago. I've tidied it up, and kept the obscure joke, only after spending a minute trying to work out what the hell I was on about)

On the way home this evening I was musing about quantum mechanics. Now, I know little more than a layman, but I know enough to be aware that nobody really understands it. It struck me that it must have destroyed several promising academic careers - for someone with an analytical mind, it looks like something that you don't understand, but if you just learn a little more, and try to put the different bits together then eventually the penny will drop and it will all become clear.
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Scientia Pro Publica Needs Your Writing!

Aug 12 2010 Published by under Uncategorized

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Image: wemidji (Jacques Marcoux).

Nam et ipsa scientia potestas est (And thus knowledge itself is power)
-- Sir Francis Bacon.

I've been rather preoccupied so I have not been promoting Scientia Pro Publica as I should be doing. So here's the most recent edition; "Scientia Pro Publica 36", published by Akshat at his newly named and migrated blog, The Allotrope. Let's all head out to Akshat's blog to read the carnival and leave some warm fuzzies in the comments thread, then read the linked essays and leave your comments on at least one of those essays, either telling those authors what they did well, or making suggestions for improvements in their writing. Remember, the purpose of this blog carnival is to build a community of people who write and who read about science -- as a reader, you are the experts as to what works best!
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The Natural Methods of ID

Aug 08 2010 Published by under Uncategorized

One of my guilty pleasures is reading Uncommon Descent (UD), the Intelligent Design blog started by William Dembski, and now mainly written by some of the lesser lights of the ID crowd. Now, ID is fundamentally of course an attempt to insert Creationism into science, without mentioning that the designer is the Christian god.
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Managing Your OnLine Presence with a Personal Landing Page

Aug 08 2010 Published by under Uncategorized

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Do any of you have a landing page? After discussing business cards for teh blags with my colleagues, I decided the easiest way to keep everyone up-to-date with my writing, photography and other projects is to have an personal landing page (PLP)!
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Scientopia Needs Your Help

Aug 06 2010 Published by under Uncategorized

Scientopia is an experimental project. As part of that, we are trying to get a better understanding of how our RSS feeds optimize for all of you, so we need your help.
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