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Who put this lipstick in my science?

Be still my twitching eye. Repress the ire. At least the European Commission had good intentions with its Women in Research and Innovation campaign. The campaign aims to encourage women across Europe into science studies and careers. It celebrates fantastic women who are already working in scientific fields, such as veterinary virologist Ilaria Capua and Austrian physicist […]

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Staring into a nuclear reactor

In the wake of the Fukushima plant disaster in Japan, it’s not surprising that nuclear reactors have been having a bit of a tough time, PR-wise. We’ve been bombarded with scaremongered snippets about the 19-mile exclusion zone, Chernobyl parallels, food contamination and radiation suits. Despite all of this, last week I donned the sort of […]

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What the hell is a Tardigotchi?

This article first appeared on Wired.co.uk The Tardigotchi is an artwork that features two pets: a tiny living organism and a virtual representation of that organism that behaves analogously, known as an artificial-life avatar. Both are encased within a portable computing enclosure comprised of a brass sphere housing the avatar on an LED screen and a tardigrade within […]

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