Two vaguely scientific things for amusement

Thing One: This week’s More or Less (27 Jan 2012, BBC World Service/Radio 4/Podcast) on the size of cities. I am a fan of statistics, large metropolises (metropolii? metropola? metropolu?)*, and radio, so it all works out. Lucky me. Thing Two: Something that the science-fiction fan in me almost wanted to be extraordinary… not that … More Two vaguely scientific things for amusement

Happy New Year!

Have they gone bonkers? Fear not! Going through a rather busy spell at the moment, though I have many drafts for posts on the go. Something that I definitely have time for, though, is to wish you all a HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR! For those who understand/can be bothered to run it through a translation … More Happy New Year!

Celebrities and Science

Sense About Science have released (around Christmas, I admit) the latest instalment of the “Celebrities and Science” report for 2011. (So yes, I am a little behind, but decided that this was worth a heads-up in case anybody missed it at the time, like yours truly.) The report discusses science in the mass media, often referenced … More Celebrities and Science