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Lars Fischer studied chemistry and now works as a science journalist, blogger at Fischblog and coordinator at the German-language science blogging site scilogs.de (which recently spawned the English-language sister site scilogs.eu). Lars and I spent a lot of time together at the Lindau Nobel meeting where Lars interviewed me and I asked Lars to provide…

As you may have noticed, I am quite fascinated with the earliest beginnings of my scientific discipline, which was almost entirely involving research on plants. The most famous story from that early period is the construction of a Flower Clock by Karl Linne, the father of taxonomy. So, of course I got really exited when…

On the way back from the Mainau island to Lindau island, we were entertained on the ship by a balloon magician. He started out with balloon molecules. Kind of a nifty way to demonstrate why you can write with graphite and not with a diamond. I am not sure the magician was aware that Dr.Kroto…

Ashutosh Jogalekar wrote the best summary of the panel on Climate Change held on the island of Mainau on the last day of the Lindau Nobel Meeting:

A couple of German bloggers and I went to see the Butterfly House on the Island of Mainau. They had good cameras with lenses that allowed them to take extreme close-ups. I had to do with a little pocket camera, but a few pictures turned out decent enough to show:

Here are some more pictures from the domestic and wild animal life on the island:

A brief interview with one of the young researchers attending the Lindau Nobel conference – Jennifer Murphy from the University of California, Los Angeles, USA

A brief interview with one of the young researchers attending the Lindau Nobel conference – Ghada Al-Kadamany from Jacobs University in Bremen, Germany

A brief interview with one of the young researchers attending the Lindau Nobel conference – Jan Wedekind, formerly of University of Barcelona, Spain, and now with IRIS:

The island of Mainau has been designed, decades ago, as a gigantic garden, natural preserve, and a model of sustainability. Thus, animals roaming the island are exceptionally fearless of humans. For this picture, taken during lunch on the island, all I needed to do was extend my camera-hand, while sitting, until it was about two…