Monthly Archives: March 2015

Art inspires science

  Sydney Morning Herald’s Claire Colley reports: How an Australian building’s unique design inspired a scientific breakthrough  

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Communication by pheromones?

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  Edward O. Wilson is an Evolutionary biologist and lead expert on ants. His Letters to a Young Scientist (2013) offer insights from his lifelong study of insect and human behaviours. Here heĀ  talks about ants (p.173), but could he … Continue reading

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Waterways connections

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Diatom navicula meets Homo phagus

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Navicula = boat-shaped Inside a Diatom navicular lies homo phagus. In death she travels by boat to an after life. Will she feed the fish?

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Deadly Colours

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Under-glacier gateway to ocean may precipitate sea level rise

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Australian Antarctic Division NEWS: A previously hidden gateway to the ocean underneath the largest glacier in East Antarctica could allow warm seawater to reach the base of the glacier, causing melt and potentially raising sea levels.

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Colour

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From Maholy Nagy Vision in Motion 1956, pp 154 – 176 Although the spectrum consists of an infinite range of wavelengths, we resolve them into six to ten primary colours, following the psychological law of the threshold of optimum discrimination.(p.159) … Continue reading

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