The sexiest graphic you’ve ever seen.

Just look at this table of elements. I mean, just look at it! Tell your resident science teacher about, or even better just put it on the door of your toilet. Get rid of those times-tables charts, it’s time for your family to start memorising the ionisation energy of Protactinium while taking their morning constitutional.…

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Climate change and policy: do we really think that short term?

The Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability section of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC)  latest report, titled ‘Climate Change 2013: The Physical Science Basis‘ was recently released on 31 March. It makes for pretty grim reading, as did the first one way back in 1990 and each one since – this is the fifth instalment. The ‘summary for…

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It’s officially official: homeopathy is debunked by the NHMRC – but will anything change?

Great news, everybody! While homeopathy being a load of tosh beyond its value as a placebo treatment isn’t news at all, The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) has released a draft information paper titled “Evidence on the effectiveness of homeopathy for treating health conditions” that rejects it being a valid medical treatment. The NHMRC…

When a moral issue also becomes an economic one, does anything happen?

I’m confused. The Coalition is currently focussed on making savings in the budget, but they’re missing a major area for cutting costs and Labor hasn’t questioned them on it at all. I’m talking about how Australia currently treats asylum seekers. I’d seen information before on the economic folly of the complex and lengthy system of offshore processing…

Scientists and teachers take note – this is how to communicate science!

I’m making a pitstop back in scienceville today, in between a few political/social posts I’ve been writing. I chanced across this great blog called ‘Compound Interest – everyday exploration of chemical compounds‘ – take a look! Infographics abound aplenty. It’s a fantastic resource for chemistry teachers, and a great ‘how to’ example if you’re communicating science…

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Look, all I’m saying is that the Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters is missing some prime opportunities…

So today when educating myself/researching for another article I’m writing, I was briefly reading the (Australian federal) Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters’ resolutions of appointment. I’m probably the first person to read them since they was published, but hey, this stuff is cool, right? Right? Hello? Is this thing even on? Anyway, check out points…