Monthly Archives: October 2012

Underlying L’Aquila: The Multiple Balancing Act of Public Science

Last time I wrote to you all, science commentary was spanning a wide range of wonderfully interesting, stimulating, and oft-quirky topics.  But now it’s mostly centring around one extremely depressing story.  Six Italian seismologists and a government official have been … Continue reading

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A One-Man Space Race: Baumgartner and Big Science

It’s a bright week in the grand old blogosphere of science.  Nobel Prizes have been dished out, alongside discussions about whether the old system really has any place in modern Big Science; Tuesday is Ava Lovelace day, with an accompanying … Continue reading

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Why Is Science Important? And Why Is ‘Why Is Science Important’ Important?

What’s the point?  Of anything?  Does anything in your life actually bring you lasting good?  Money?  Financial security?  Working all day to afford stuff that you never have time or energy to appreciate anyway?  Family?  People to remind you that … Continue reading

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