a brief hiatus

Just letting you know that I won’t be monitoring the blog for the next few days – my Significant Other & I will be spending 4 days on a desert island. Well, an island. A tropical island. Where there may not be net access & even if there is, using it could prove to be […]

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it’s different at uni

I know that if you’ve finished, or have almost finished, your NCEA exams, probably the last thing you are thinking about is university study! More likely, a relaxing break is foremost in your mind 🙂 (Mine too, actually…) But I was talking this morning with colleagues about how different university is from school for many […]

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the beauty of biscuits…

… sea biscuits, that is – what we call sand dollars. PZ has just posted a video clip of the early development of sand dollars, & it’s absolutely gorgeous. It starts, as he says, with a bit of echinoderm porn – I never knew that sand dollar sperm looks like that whipped ‘cream’ stuff that […]

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