I would like to welcome @Fossilcrox to Adelaide. That’s the Twitter handle of Paul Willis, palaeontologist and one of Australia’s best-known science journalists. He’s best known for his contributions to Catalyst (and its predecessor, Quantum), but has recently moved to Adelaide to become director of the Royal Institute. I hear that Paul enjoys meeting his fans, and I’m hopeful of getting my turn soonish. Will be watching for opportunities through his Twitter feed (e.g. public speaking events, etc).
[Various other updates removed during blog review, including details of a computer upgrade I was preparing for at the time]
- Small, working versions of Theo Jansen’s Strandbeests are for sale. One for the Christmas shopping list.
- The latest in computer input devices involves a direct link to your brain. And they say science fiction isn’t real.
- Some cosmologists think our universe was once Flatland, but fattened up. (I don’t pretend to understand it.)
- New ideas on the formation of galactic spiral arms.
- Article all about the world’s longest-running scientific experiments, loosely defined.
- What it takes to get very young children to look in the other box.
- No museum should ever be without dinosaurs.
- Armadillos spread leprosy in America.