Weekly Science Picks

It’s Sunday again. Time for some science-y goodness from around the globe!! Mouse eats scorpion, feels no pain. The discovery that a type of mouse feels no pain from scorpion venom has revealed a new strategy for developing pain-killing drugs. Hubble to get boost from gravitational lensing Astronomers are attempting to boost the imaging prowess …

National Science Week: Memes, blogs and videos: how social media has transformed the way we communicate science

On Friday night I was lucky enough to be able to attend National Science Week’s Event ‘Memes, blogs and videos: how social media has transformed the way we communicate science‘ in Canberra.  The event was a panel discussion between some of the most prominent and influential social media science communicators around the globe.  The panel …

Weekly Science Picks

A happy Science Sunday to everyone!  As usual there’s been a lot happening in the world of science, so lets take a peek of the best picks for the past week! Conjunction of Jupiter, Venus and Mercury! If you’re into astronomy, a planetary conjunction is something to celebrate! This week is one for the observers.  …

The Search for Exoplanets

It seems like another day goes by and there’s another discovery of more exoplanets!  On January 7, just one week into 2013, astronomers from the Kepler Mission Space Observatory announced the discovery of the latest exoplanet, the creatively named KOI-172.02.  At this stage it appears that KOI-172.02 is an Earth-like planet candidate orbiting a star similar to our …