Monthly Archives: November 2013

Heating Bling for Phytos

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Party bling heated incrementally suggests phytoplankton experience. These curious items will be on display during the Australasian Society for Phytology and Aquatic Botany conference at the Sydney Institute of Marine Science (SIMS).

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Time and space to relate

      Reflecting on the Marine and Maritime Research Festival at the University of Sydney (USYD) prompts a comparison with Living Data: Art from Climate Science and recognition of opportunities for combining efforts. Both programs succeeded in attracting many … Continue reading

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Science and policy

“[P]olicy makers are required to engage with a range of stakeholders, while [science] researchers can often confine themselves to interaction with their scientific peers. Moreover, policy makers face rapidly evolving challenges that often require prompt responses. Researchers, by contrast, are … Continue reading

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Don’t let art rule your head – or science rule your heart

The new focus for Living Data is communicating creativity in art and science. In the Sydney Morning Herald, November 2, 2013, Minchen reports an inverse correlation between artistic interest and scientific literacy [that] seems to play out all over the … Continue reading

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The Last Sea

The Last Sea is a video made by Peter Young, that ‘profiles the international battle over commercial fishing in the Ross Sea, the last pristine ocean ecosystem on earth.’ ( Steven Ladd. Email to Scuttlebutt List, 30 October 2013)

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Sensing Change

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Sensing Change ” is committed to bridging science with the humanities, arts, and social sciences through its collections, museum, original scholarship, and public events.”

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Breakfast with Bill Fox

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I take Bill Fox to breakfast. We swap notes. I give him Changing climate of inner ocean: Dance with Euphausia superba (Antarctic krill) and Hormosira banksii (Neptune’s necklace) . I explain my excitement about Mitchell’s theory because it may serve … Continue reading

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