Tag: paul willis

A thought for Antarctica

How often do you think of Antarctica? My guess is, probably not very often. If you think of it at all, I would bet you conjure up romantic and cruel visions of …

Science and politics

This year has gotten off to an unexpected start in politics with the announcement of a Federal election eight months ahead of the actual date. Although we are t…

For the love of collecting

In the summer of 1958 a recently married couple strolled along a beach on the south coast of England while on their honeymoon. They picked up a strange rock, so…

Hands on science

I’ve been returning to my roots lately, getting out and about talking about dinosaurs, and it’s brought back to me the importance of one-on-one, face-to-face co…

Original thinker

When you think about it, there are only a few of us who will have an original thought during our lives. Most of our thoughts concern the mundane details and rit…

Dr Paul Willis

Bad science in the media

A common complaint from scientists is that the media gets their stories horribly wrong. But there is a conspirator to this problem from within the ranks of the …

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