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I just noticed that there’s a workshop being offered from June 13th to June 18th, 2011, in Vancouver, Canada, that provides technical and hands-on training for “scientists and non-scientists interested in human cloning.” This course has a price tag of $1400 (does not include transportation, room and board) and apparently provides the following: “This professional…

Although I can’t remember where I saw “play with duct tape” on the list of learning objectives, I figured it would be cool to make a paper pinball machine with the kids – it’s kind of “educational.” (right?). Anyway, this ended up being a lot of fun, and (if I do say so myself) our…

Crickets chirping and Collider Whales

Sorry it’s been a bit quiet here lately. Things have been busy at the museum, and I’ve also been writing in other places. In particular, These days I’m a guest blogger at Boing Boing, and on top of that, I’m also having fun starting a children’s novel. This novel has a mouthful of a title,…

Just a quick note for you Brits out there (and specifically Londoners I guess). Tonight (Sept 24th), the Natural History Museum is hosting a “Science Uncovered” evening, whereby scientists and staff from various departments will be on hand. As well, there will be a place where cocktails can be purchased, which will probably make all…

(Well, actually 6 since the first ad below is just a bit of fun…) – – – JOB POSTING: “IT’S ONLY A MATTER OF TIME” This is a call for outstanding candidates to apply for a tenure track assistant professor position within the context of the Michael Smith Laboratories at the University of British Columbia.…

@dnghub Twitter Feed Happy Biodiversity Day! Well, it’s been about 5 weeks, and the Phylo project is close to 100 cards, all ready for free printing. As well, a set of rules is now available that is polished enough to go through some beta testing. Today, we even have an “Oil Spill” card, and I’d…

@dnghub Twitter Feed Original article can be found at our Science Scout site. – – – (Acronyms used: SSBFME = Science Scout Badges Free Market Economy) So… It’s been a few years since the Science Scouts were born, and (at last count) we have received over 300 emails from various Indian or Chinese Embroidery companies…

Seriously, if there’s a day to enjoy the outdoors, then that would have to be Earth Day. If, however, you find yourself stuck inside due to poor weather, volcanic ash plumes, or some other reason, then go check out the Phylo game (http://phylogame.org). It’s been up for about a week and a bit, and is…

A few months ago, for fun, I took a course on “Writing Books for Children.” It was pretty good, in that it kind of forced me to sit down and come up and work through an idea. Or at least, work through it enough so that it was close to the stage of maybe querying…

Is Bon Jovi an idea worth spreading? Not sure, but it seemed to do wonders with a certain amount of context at a conference I recently attended. This being the TEDactive conference: a satellite event where attendees viewed and immersed themselves in the TED universe at an “off site” locale, all the while taking in…