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…

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…