Month: February 2010

Otterday! And Open Thread.

Today’s otter isn’t an otter – it’s a weasel! This fabulous critter was snapped by law_keven on flickr. Please feel free to use this thread to natter about anything your heart desires. Is there anything great happening in your life?… Read More ›

Friday Hoyden: Elizabeth Blackburn, Nobel Laureate

My daughter’s school science department organised for our Year 10 students to go to a speech given by Dr Blackburn at the inner-east Moriah College yesterday. They were thrilled by her clever slide presentation and the passion she conveyed for her work. Dr Blackburn was awarded the 2009 Nobel Prize in physiology/medicine for her joint discovery of Telomarese, an enzyme that replenishes a protective structure at the end of chromosomes called the telomere, an enzyme with exciting implications for the study of cancer and human longevity.

Thursday Cheezburger

Thanks to meloukhia, today’s Cheezburger theme is: The Crash! Post your own favourite Crash Cheez here, and wait for admin image magic to make it appear. Please post a link to a FULL webpage, rather than a direct link to… Read More ›

There is nothing quite like it

The sound of one swan galumphing across the water, feet windmilling and wings flapping so hard that they whipcrack, in pursuit of another swan even more frantically doing the same in an attempt to escape. This sunny morning in Centennial… Read More ›