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     3  +5 2014 sep 09monkey eating bananaMonkeys have a smarter way to eat bananas than most humans There's plenty of anecdotal statements to the effect that monkeys eat bananas by first splitting the tip, for example in this excellent (kid's) book, ...
     3  +18 2014 aug 27ning not enough sophisticateInterview of Ronald Coase and Ning Wang | The Dismal ScienceNick Schulz interviews Ronald Coase and Ning Wang about issues to so with
     4  ~ 2014 oct 02collagen beds nzCollagen – the Biggest Con in the Beauty Industry? | Molecular MattersCollagen is the term for a group of proteins which play an important role in human connective tissue. ... SciBlogs.co. nz ... more “springy” is a little like trying to respring on old bed by throwing a bag of springs on the bedspread.
     5  +2 2014 sep 14blogrankingsNZ Blog Rankings | Open Parachute - SciBlogsHave a look at NZ Blog Rankings FAQ. This is particularly helpful to those wondering how to set up sitemeters. Please note, the system is automatic and relies ...
     5  +96 2014 aug 31wake the freak cycleWake Up, Freak Out — then Get a Grip | Hot Topic - SciBlogsExcellent animation by Leo Murray explaining climate system feedbacks and the potential for us to pass “tipping points” that could make our ...
     5  ~ 2014 aug 30wordpress coding nzAdding a StatCounter visit count to your WordPress blogroll | Code Here's how to install a StatCounter visit counter into WordPress blogrolls. ... to their blog, e.g. http:sciblogs.co. nz / code -for-life/ for Code for life.).
     5  +5 2014 aug 02lead forensics and statcounterAdding a StatCounter visit count to your WordPress blogroll - SciBlogsHere's how to install a StatCounter visit counter into WordPress blogrolls. Or at least sciblogs blogrolls! - this is mostly for my blogging ...
     6  +46 2014 oct 04synthetic organic chemistryWhat does a Synthetic Organic Chemist do? | Molecular MattersThe synthetic organic chemist examines the molecule they want to make to see how it might be constructed. Using his/her knowledge of ...
     6  +2 2014 sep 14dawn gordon stalkerDawn Gordon | Chthonic Wildlife Ramblings - SciBlogsDisclaimer: the following is intended as black humour, not encouragement to be a stalker . If you have stalker tendencies you need help. Seriously. The voices ...
     6  +8 2014 sep 10poking infants with needlesPoking needles in child's tongue unlikely to bring back missing DNA Expecting that there are 'energy points' to stimulate is expecting magic and poking needles into a child's tongue is trying what is, in essence, ...
     6  +3 2014 aug 31mms and pancreatic cancermms revisited | BioBlog - SciBlogsCan the ' miracle mineral supplement ' tell the difference here? And how ... One was a lady with a 6cm pancreas cancer tumor, sent home to die.
     7  +53 2014 sep 29parachute wordpress theme freeThemes | Open Parachute - SciBlogsMany themes also received small updates. For example, two options were added to one of the most popular themes on WordPress .com, MistyLook: single post ...
     7  +3 2014 aug 23nz rivers water qualityAn overview of the water quality in New Zealand rivers | WaiologyMuch information on the water quality of New Zealand rivers at national scale has come from monitoring at 77 sites in the National Rivers Water ...
     8  -3 2014 sep 05in ten years weLife as we know it could end in ten years if we don't start taking Life as we know it could end in ten years if we don't start taking drastic action. This is the message to come out of a new report by the World ...
     8  +9 2014 aug 22dr thomas levyVitamin C: Primal panacea? Yeah, right! | Infectious ThoughtsIt is interesting to note that Thomas E Levy , who trained as a medical doctor in the 70's and then qualified as a lawyer in the mid 90's, states on ...
     8  +38 2014 aug 04thomas levy mdIt is interesting to note that Thomas E Levy , who trained as a medical doctor ... Despite '15 years of research' Dr Levy has not published a single ...
     8  ~ 2014 aug 02baking soda ebookBad science: baking soda , fungi, cancer, nuclear fallout, rosacea According this blurb for the second edition of the Sodium Bicarbonate e-book , baking soda is the cure-all. Titled Sodium Bicarbonate – Rich ...
     9  +3 2014 aug 05internet use new zealandNew Zealand internet usage is on the up! | misc.ience - SciBlogsInternet usage in New Zealand is, not surprisingly, on the increase :) Apparently, we're choosing easier access to the internet , more data and ...
     9  +6 2014 aug 05install stat counter
     9  ~ 2014 aug 01sue nicholson psychicA psychic faces a room of skeptics | Griffin's Gadgets - SciBlogsYou have to give Sue Nicholson credit. The self-proclaimed international psychic medium may be greeted with legions of fans interested in ...
     10  +6 2014 sep 05tvnz one newsTVNZ One News | Infectious Thoughts - SciBlogsLast night TVNZ One News ran with the story that the University of Auckland spent $24 million last year on travel for staff. It was a pretty emotive bit of journalism:.
     10  +10 2014 aug 01valentine australia student vectorValentine | Code for Life - SciBlogsA geeky valentine Grant Jacobs Feb 14. No Comments. For those who might want one (reposted from two years ago) :-. xkcd-angular-momentum. Other articles ...
     11  -1 2014 sep 05owen mcshane gasOwen McShane | Hot Topic - SciBlogsThe Kaiwaka, Northland address belongs to Owen McShane and his Centre for .... the ICSC and various US conservative think tanks funded by the fossil fuel  ...
     12  +15 2014 sep 25scripts kiddiesHackers, crackers, script kiddies and cyber criminals | Griffin's GadgetsThese script kiddies usually have very limited computer skills and can be quite immature, trying to effect large numbers of attacks in order to ...
     12  +2 2014 sep 24otagaOtaga | Infectious Thoughts - SciBlogsThe NZ government today announced the country's next Centres of Research Excellence (CoREs), who between them will receive just under $35 million per ...
     12  -1 2014 sep 22tvnz on deamdnTvnz On Demand | Griffin's Gadgets - SciBlogsSee bottom for my hands-on review of TVNZ on Demand on the PS3. For some time there's been a battle for the lounge room underway, with consumer ...
     12  ~ 2014 sep 12what do monkeys eatIf it's better and monkeys do it this way, why do we do it differently? ... There's plenty of anecdotal statements to the effect that monkeys eat  ...
     12  -3 2014 sep 07tv nz on demand
     12  -3 2014 sep 06stephen fry galileoThe Galileo myths | Open Parachute - SciBlogs“ Galileo was a man of science oppressed by the irrational and superstitious. ..... If you can't see that Stephen Fry clearly says that Galileo was ...
     12  +14 2014 aug 21site meter vs statcounterThe three main tools for tracking visitor statistics (more than just how many visit) are Sitemeter , StatCounter and Google Analytics.*.
     12  -6 2014 aug 20atheist blogs new zealandCensus 2013 – religious diversity | Open Parachute - SciBlogsStatistics New Zealand has released preliminary figures for religious affiliation from the 2013 census. ... in NZ . Don't hang around advertising your atheist credentials in the countries ... June '14 – NZ blogs sitemeter ranking.
     13  ~ 2014 sep 29new zealands latest gadgetCash for comment and New Zealand's MOD squad | Griffin's GadgetsRich was interviewed last year for the New Zealand Herald's 12 question series. Her answer to question 10 should definitely be read in a ...
     13  -11 2014 sep 06marsdens key to successMarsden 2013: Big increase in funding lifts success rate | A Measure This post is late, very late! I have a long list of excuses, many of which involve moving to Auckland and writing a Centre of Research Excellence ...
     13  +12 2014 aug 20mms sodium chloriteSodium Hypochlorite | Molecular Matters - SciBlogsIn a previous post I made the comment that “ miracle mineral” solution ( MMS ) is made from sodium chlorite , which is one of the active ingredients of Janola, ...
     13  ~ 2014 aug 14dna helix vector artHow to spot a badly-drawn DNA helix | Code for Life - SciBlogsThe DNA double helix is one of the icons of our time. You'd wish ... You'd think getting it wrong would make the artist feel like. ... VectorJunky .
     13  -4 2014 aug 03laser cutting lyttelton nzThe Christchurch / Lyttelton earthquake aftershocks news thread @nzherald Orion said power has been cut to around 54,000 ... @NZStuff (Stuff.co . nz News) Police say collapsed building on the corner of ...
     13  +2 2014 jul 19atheist convention melbourneThe Global Atheist Convention , Melbourne 2012 – A Review Attending the Global Atheist Convention in Melbourne this past weekend is going to be one of my highlights of this year. It is the first atheist  ...
     14  -2 2014 sep 23tvnz ondemand
     14  ~ 2014 sep 21science blogsSciBlogs - New Zealand's largest science blog networksciblogs.co.nz science blogs for New Zealand. ... At the Offsetting Behaviour blog Eric Crampton reminds us of one of the great stories about the inefficiency of ...
     14  -3 2014 sep 16nz blogssciblogs.co. nz science blogs for New Zealand . ... Long-time elephant conservationist Daniel Stiles has an excellent blog at National Geographic on elephant ...
     14  +1 2014 sep 13atlantis healthcareAtlantis Healthcare | Stick - SciBlogsAtlantis Healthcare has unique programmes that help patients stick to their courses of treatment, where particularly for chronic diseases such as diabetes, ...
     14  -5 2014 aug 05biggest blog networkPeter K. Dearden I have been doing a lot of travelling recently, and have become increasingly perplexed by the term 'electronic device' and what to do with them ...
     14  +87 2014 jul 27tv one on demand
     14  +54 2014 jul 26wordpress keyboard shortcutsWordPress visual editor shortcuts for Mac OS X | Code for LifeWordPress uses the TinyMCE editor. Rather than move your hand off the keyboard , move the mouse and click one of the WordPress visual ...
     15  -4 2014 oct 03parachute wordpress theme
     15  -4 2014 sep 19tvnz on demand
     15  -2 2014 sep 11science blogs'sciblogs.co.nz science blogs for New Zealand. ... fewer than two opportunities to spread his misinformation and misrepresentation of the state of climate science.
     15  -3 2014 sep 10nzqa physicsScholarship exams – answer the question | Physics Stop - SciBlogsLast Saturday I did a morning session with high-school students who are preparing to sit the NZQA scholarship exam in physics later this year.
     15  +2 2014 aug 26pure white and deadlyPure , white and deadly ? | Food Stuff - SciBlogsIt's now 40 years since Professor John Yudkin (a Professor of Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of London from 1954 to 1971) published ...
     15  +5 2014 aug 15cnn and griffin technologyGriffin's Gadgets - SciBlogsA technology blog by Peter Griffin , manager of the Science Media Centre of New Zealand - looking at the latest news and developments in the world of ...
     15  -5 2014 jul 18baby archaeology trowelTrowelling | Digging the Dirt - SciBlogsArchaeological field work techniques, Part 1 Brigid Gallagher Feb 16 ... we are at a major milestone…a point where she is making the transition from my baby , ...
     16  -2 2014 aug 06wordpress real visitor counter
     16  +2 2014 aug 04on demand tvnz
     17  -13 2014 oct 03collagen beauty bedsIt seems to me that applying collagen on the skin to make it more “springy” is a little like trying to respring on old bed by throwing a bag of ...
     17  ~ 2014 sep 20pharaoh's serpentpharaoh's serpent | BioBlog - SciBlogspharaoh's serpent Alison Campbell Jun 09. 2 Comments. This post is syndicated from BioBlog – Original Post. Definitely don't try this one at home! The changes ...
     17  +6 2014 jul 25ebook readersw nzThe joys of eBook readers — the Sony PRS-650 Touch | Open Mind you, eBook Readers have been in New Zealand only since last May, so I do feel like a rapid uptaker in this case. Of course the late arrival ...
     17  ~ 2014 jul 23retail outlet numberWould reducing the number of tobacco retail outlets achieve the In this blog we consider the option of reducing the number of tobacco retail outlets – leaning on a study we have just published. There are no ...
     18  -1 2014 oct 04ken ring earthquake predictionsKen Ring can't predict earthquakes either | The Atavism - SciBlogsKen Ring , the astrological weather forecaster, claims to have predicted the earthquake . I think Ring, with all his calculations and post-hoc ...
     18  +10 2014 sep 29southern protein nzThis Week in Science History – 20/9/10 | Southern Genes - SciBlogsTheir results indicated that the viral DNA, not the protein , is its ... not reflect the views of the owners of SciBlogs.co. nz , the Science Media Centre ...
     18  ~ 2014 sep 26hot topic oxford st londonOxford | Hot Topic - SciBlogsThin Ice is a David Sington/Simon Lamb film, and a collaboration between Oxford University, Victoria University of Wellington, and DOX Productions, London .
     18  -8 2014 sep 22new zealand blogssciblogs.co. nz science blogs for New Zealand . ... Welcome to a new regular feature on Hot Topic: the week's Carbon News headlines, brought to you every ...
     18  +83 2014 sep 06courtier's replyThe Courtier's Reply | Open Parachute - SciBlogsI thought it would be interesting to reintroduce something written by PZ Myers, author of the science blog Pharyngula, three years ago - The Courtier's Reply .
     18  +50 2014 sep 05flood bangkokBangkok Flooding | Shaken Not Stirred - SciBlogsWith a mean rainfall of nearly 800 mm for the three-month period from August to October, Bangkok is no stranger to flooding , but an exceptionally wet monsoon ...
     18  +75 2014 aug 19domestic cat huntingDo domestic cats really kill native wildlife? | Politecol - SciBlogsIf that is a quarter of total kill then the figure inflates to around 50 animals a year – one per week per cat. But about a third of NZ domestic cats do not hunt [1].
     18  +12 2014 aug 16bicarbonate of soda cancerBicarbonate Maple Syrup – Another Wacky Cancer “Cure ... - SciBlogs1) That cancer cells have a strong appetite for glucose ... Anyone who has used bicarbonate of soda to counter acid reflux knows very clearly ...
     18  +4 2014 aug 12hoodia weight loss gumHoodia Gordonii | NZSkeptic - SciBlogsHoodia gum – a weight - loss wonder? ... Being a little on the large side, I'm always interested in losing weight without having to actually exercise and cut out  ...
     18  ~ 2014 aug 11black obesity recoveryObesity | Kidney Punch - SciBlogsKia Akina uses a 'food addiction' approach to obesity .
     18  -5 2014 aug 08on baking second editionBad science: baking soda, fungi, cancer, nuclear fallout, rosacea According this blurb for the second edition of the Sodium Bicarbonate e- book , baking soda is the cure-all. Titled Sodium Bicarbonate – Rich ...
     18  -1 2014 aug 08homeopathy courses nzWhat is the Difference Between a Naturopath and a Homeopath So while naturopaths learn a wider variety of therapies they still support homeopathy . If fact last year the Naturopathic College of New Zealand  ...
     18  +5 2014 aug 05north and south magazineNorth & South feature on Alternative Medicine | Molecular MattersThis week North & South magazine take on alternative medicine in thirteen pages of very thorough and well written articles. I can highly ...
     18  ~ 2014 aug 01kiwi bird commonsElephant Bird | Ice Doctor - SciBlogsRemarkably it looks like the diminutive Kiwi is the closest living relative of the extinct elephant bird . Image source: Wikimedia Commons uploaded by Glen ...
     18  +24 2014 jul 28pest repeller reviewElectromagnetic Pest Repellent | Physics Stop - SciBlogsI saw in the newspaper yesterday an advert for an 'ultrasonic and electromagnetic' mouse and rat repeller . That got me interested.
     18  +6 2014 jul 25bio fuel batteriesBioFuel Cell Batteries May Power Future Implanted Devices - SciBlogsEnter: The BioFuel cell. Fuel cells have been around for a few decades and while most people have no dealings with them their essential ...
     18  -6 2014 jul 24sensible sentencing trustNonsense from Sensible Sentencing Trust Spokesperson ... - SciBlogsIt was reported in the Sunday Star Times today that Sensible Sentencing Trust spokesperson, Garth McVicar has submitted to Parliament that a ...
     19  +14 2014 oct 04hard maths sumsPopularising Maths – Dara O'Briain's School of Hard Sums - SciBlogsWhat a fascinating programme. Being a chemist made the second question easy :-)
     19  -4 2014 sep 16shapley value ipsosThe Shapley -Roth Nobel | The Dismal Science - SciBlogsShapley is famous for the " Shapley Value "** - a solution for surplus-sharing among players in a cooperative game. The Shapley-Shubik power ...
     19  -2 2014 sep 16weird contest week snippetScience snippets | misc.ience - SciBlogsThe winners of this year's Nikon Small World competition ... And, as I noticed last week but then completely forgot to blog: this year's Nikon ...
     19  +12 2014 aug 23add blogroll to wordpressHere's how to install a StatCounter visit counter into WordPress blogrolls . Or at least sciblogs blogrolls ! - this is mostly for my blogging ...
     19  -5 2014 jul 28disease models and mechanismsDisease Models And Mechanisms | Infectious Thoughts - SciBlogsIn their paper just published in the open access journal Disease Models and Mechanisms , Hadas et al describe how male mice infected with a genetically ...
     20  +2 2014 sep 26cryosphere todayCryosphere Today | Hot Topic - SciBlogsHere's the relevant chart from Cryosphere Today . I downloaded it last night, and added the crude red circle round the interesting bit (click the image to see the ...
     20  -13 2014 sep 10new zealand blogNathan Blecharczyk, co-founder and chief technology officer of Airbnb, talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about Airbnb, one of the earliest companies to use ...
     20  ~ 2014 sep 10ideaforgeIdeaForge : the NEW engine of creation | misc.ience - SciBlogsCalled IdeaForge , it's all about bringing together people with ideas, skills and resources, and letting them self-organise and collaborate around ...
     20  +22 2014 aug 19floods in bangkok
     20  ~ 2014 aug 09patrik seastar hulthSea Star | Code for Life - SciBlogsAt first you wonder if this sea star is real. It looks more like a kid's geometric doodle from a distracted afternoon at school than an animal. Click on image for ...
     20  +3 2014 jul 21chameleon google grantThe littlest chameleon ? | Code for Life - SciBlogsGrant Jacobs Feb 16. 2 Comments. How about this for a cute little guy: tiny- chameleon . There have been jokes on twitter about scientists ...
     21  +1 2014 oct 05leech therapy in ayurvedaLeech Therapy | Infectious Thoughts - SciBlogsTuesday: Greek leech therapy . Wednesday: Korean jimjjilbang. Thursday: Indian ayurveda . Friday: Thai yoga massage. Saturday: Japanese ganbanyoku.
     21  +20 2014 sep 20atlantis heathcare
     21  +1 2014 sep 09echo chamber effectGoogle personalised searches and the ' echo chamber ' effect Ruminating in the wee hours on google searches and echo chambers.) The echo chamber effect describes where a person or group who ...
     21  ~ 2014 jul 26somers accting edmondsSuzanne Somers | Molecular Matters - SciBlogs“Killing us Softly: the Sense and Nonsense of Alternative Medicine Michael Edmonds Jun 30 ... All of these have made Suzanne Somers a multimillionaire.”.
     22  +28 2014 sep 23london homeo medicine sabBeauty in biology – green fluorescent protein | Code for Life - SciBlogs... what about why it's “no”? The Hippocrates Prize – 5000 pounds for a medical - themed poem » ... SAB 1390 days ago. I like your offerings but I ...
     22  +15 2014 sep 19fashion blogges ukraineIt's all the fashion in Ukraine | Open Parachute - SciBlogsIt's all the fashion in Ukraine Ken Perrott May 13 ... Fluoridation: emotionally misrepresenting contamination · April '14 – NZ blogs sitemeter ranking · April.
     22  +13 2014 sep 09organic food stuffFood Stuff - SciBlogsThey conclude that the published literature lacks strong evidence that organic foods are significantly more nutritious than conventional foods; although ...
     22  +79 2014 sep 08live twitter feed code aoathScientific Oath | Code for Life - SciBlogsMichael Edmonds recently raised (again*) the issue of an oath for scientists. ... are can follow the programme on-line too – click on 'Listen Live on BBC Radio 4'.
     22  -16 2014 sep 03brainy history ocdOCD | Code for Life - SciBlogsSunday reading – mental time warps, treating OCD , bio banking, All Whites beat
     22  +11 2014 aug 23tomizone new zealandTomizone | Griffin's Gadgets - SciBlogsI probably wouldn't be inclined to buy one myself, having recently acquired a stand-alone iPod, but I'm excited about what the gadget, selling for NZ $653-$818  ...
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