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Halloween netsuke

Netsuke are miniature Japanese sculptures which are most often carved from ivory or wood, and sometimes from other materials. They were first made in the early 17th century, and used to fasten a small box (the inro) containing medicines and personal belongings to the sash (or obi) worn around traditional Japanese garments such as the…

Unidentified flowery object

I took this photograph yesterday at a park in central London. My knowledge of botany is scant, so I have no idea what species it is.

Nature editors, pygmys’ brains, etc.

The past few days have been rather hectic, hence the lack of updates. On Saturday, I attended and took part in Europe’s first science blogging conference, and there were also several other events which had been organized for those who came to the event from abroad. Last Thursday evening, I was forced to go on…

Science in Catalonia

I’m back in London now, after 5 days in Barcelona for ESOF2008. The trip has been rather hectic, and I neither attended as many sessions, nor saw as much of the city, as I would have liked. I still had a very nice time, but, as is always the case when travelling, it’s good to…

Casa Batllo

Antoni Gaudi’s masterpiece of modern architecture is like something from a fairytale.

Hola from Barcelona

I landed in Barcelona at around 10am local time, and, after checking in to my hotel, made my way towards Placa d’Espanya to find the conference hall. This magnificent building – an art gallery I think – is right next to the venue at which ESOF2008 is being held. I’m sitting in one of the…

70 million amazing rare things

One of the events organized for Bora’s visit to London was a fantastic behind-the-scenes tour of the Darwin Centre, a newly built section of the Natural History Museum which houses the museum’s researchers and contains a vast collection of around 70 million bottled animal specimens. The Darwin Centre’s tank room is a most remarkable place.…

40-tonne mechanical elephant

I took this photo about two years ago, when the French mechanical marionette street theatre company Royal de Luxe came to London. It’s one of several pics from my photostream that have been favorited by other Flickr users.

It’s a girl!

Isis was born at 12:12pm yesterday, weighing in at a very healthy 8lb 5oz. Mummy is exhausted after her second Caesarian section, but both are otherwise well, and will be coming home in a couple of days. Needless to say, I’m going to be very busy over the next few days, and I’m unlikely to…

My Flickr photoblog

I’ve just set up a Flickr photoblog, and am in the process of uploading my photographs. I have also installed a Flickr widget in the sidebar on the left; this displays 5 random photos. If you’re into photography, please do take a look at my pics. I haven’t uploaded many, but feel free to comment…