science on the farm

Hi folks – service has been restricted this week as I’ve been flat-out with Fieldays. We had a big stand there highlighting some of the agriculture-related research we do at Waikato, & I’ve been out there every day. So I thought I’d do a shameless bit of promotion: as part of the uni’s relationship with […]

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why the bioblog?

There’s been a discussion on various blogs about just what a science blog should be – why write one, & what should be in it? It followed the suggestion by one writer that if a blog didn’t deal exclusively with peer-reviewed research, then it wasn’t a science blog. Everyone else that I’ve read was pretty […]

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the ‘bioblog’ reading level

Some clever person out there has written a programme that checks a blog’s reading level – I guess I’ve got it about right… (though I’d be glad to hear what you think about that!)                                    What is Website Reading Level and Why Does it Matter?

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Happy Darwin Day

Oops! I forgot… but anyway, Happy Darwin Day for the 9th of February. Charles Darwin would have been 199 years old. Next year's the 200th anniversary of his birth & also the 150th anniversary of the publication of The Origin of Species; I'll have to organise some birthday celebrations 🙂

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summer slow-down

Just to let you all know – with the summer break coming up I'll probably drop down to just a couple of posts a week. And maybe even a few that aren't really on-topic – still biology/science but maybe on things that are a bit odd, peculiar, or downright strange. But normal service will resume […]

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