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Cuddly molecules

Just what you’ve always wanted! A nice big caffeine molecule to cuddle to sleep. Or… cuddle into wakefulness? Even if you’re a person sensitive to caffeine, there are a host of lovely crocheted molecules for sale at the Prim and … Continue reading

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Portraits of Scientists

New Zealand born photographer Max Alexander has taken a truly fantastic set of portraits of a number of astronomers. These are just two of them — go to his website and have a look at the rest! With thanks to … Continue reading

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“A Glorious Dawn”

This has been stuck in my head all day long. How strange! It’s on my current ipod playlist. I even feel compelled to pick up my ukulele and learn how to play a cover of it — which is rare … Continue reading

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Curious about the Red Planet?

Invader Xan is going to Mars! Well… That’s not to say that I’m going to Mars (given the option, I prefer not to talk about myself in the third person). More that my online alias is going to Mars. Once … Continue reading

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Thatched telescope

I’ve heard people say in the past, how certain things in astronomy (like planet hunting) can be like looking for a needle in a haystack, but this is taking that metaphor quite literally. In my random meanderings on the internet … Continue reading

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Cirque du Orbitale

Well that’s interesting. With his journey scheduled for September 30th, the seventh space tourist is going to be Guy Laliberte, acrobatic billionaire and founder of the famous Cirque du Soleil. Booked to hitch a lift with the Russian Federation to … Continue reading

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Attack of the 600 foot Jellyfish!

I would like to bid an official welcome to our new gelatinous overlords, who have announced their presence by etching their image into wheat. This method of communicating with us puny Earth monkeys is time honoured amongst any and all … Continue reading

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Astronomically Refreshing

So yesterday evening, before heading to a barbecue, I stopped off at the Student’s Union for a quick beer, and discovered something rather delightful! Being something of a fan of both astronomy and real ale, when I saw a beer … Continue reading

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Science tattoo ideas…

I’ve been pondering the whole scientific tattoos thing. Because let’s face it, it’s just a really cool idea. Astronomy, Chemistry and Physics contain some pretty damn amazing concepts and visuals, but obviously I wouldn’t want a tattoo of something I’m … Continue reading

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Star-Gazer The very stars are justified. The galaxy italicized. I have proofread and proofread the beautiful script. There are no errors. — P.K. Page Taken from Dark Matter: Poems of Space A book which every astronomer should leaf through at … Continue reading

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