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Everybody’s blogging about blogging

…and I’m not blogging at all, it seems! I’m busy. Really busy. On Friday I’m flying to San Francisco for SciFoo. There I have already agreed to take part in several sessions. I committed to a five minute talk about a topic I still need to interview two or three...
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Interview with Stuart Clark

Stuart Clark is a science writer by day and guitarist by night. I saw him play at Geek Pop, as “Dr Stu” of “Dr Stu and the Neutron Stars“, and last week interviewed him by Skype. This is a fragment of the interview, in which he talks about writing, playing…

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Einstein’s Universe

Last week, James Dacey let me know about an interview he did for PhysicsWorld: In the first video, particle physicist Brian Foster and violinist Jack Liebeck talk about Einstein’s musical career and about a show they do together called “Einstein’s Universe”, which is a lecture interspersed with music. In the…

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Garnier Laboratoire

“But Mr. Garnier, we’re scientists! We need to change the world!” From the first episode of the new series of That Mitchell and Webb Look. It’s BBC property, so they might end up taking the clip down from YouTube, but if you’re in the UK you can watch the whole…

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Interview with Kat Arney

Kat Arney has a blog called “You Do Too Much“, and that sums it up pretty well. In the first part of this interview she lists all the things she does, from playing various instruments with Sunday Driver and The Shadow Orchestra to science writing for Cancer Research UK, and…

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Ed Fischer – interview on Lindau site

Ed Fischer won the 1992 Nobel Prize for the biochemically important discovery of protein regulation by phosphorylation. He also plays piano, and here are two quotes from a recent interview with him on the Lindau Nobel site: “I was happy to retire, because I played the piano and I would…

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Interview with Princess Ojiaku

A friend of mine once formulated (in a late night MSN session) the theory that there are two types of ideas: original ideas and good ideas. Original ideas are never good ideas, and good ideas are never original. So when I found out several months ago that someone else was…