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A perspective of distances in space

This video has been making the rounds lately. It is a view of the sun, the camera moving back at the speed of light – illustrating in realtime, the journey of a photon of light emitted from the surface of the … Continue reading

International cooperation in space serving humanity

Photo credit: SENTINEL-1 LIFTS OFF This morning I watched the launch of the Sentinel 1A satellite. The launch was perfect and the coverage on Spaceflight Now excellent with plenty of explanation along the way. The satellite was launched aboard a Russian … Continue reading

Chris Hadfield’s 5-month Space Mission in 90 Seconds

Many people have probably just become aware of Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield in the last week because of his musical video Space Oddity that went viral. It might be hard to find anyone who has not watched that video. However, Hadfield … Continue reading

Christchurch from space

This recent photo of Christchurch from Chris Hadfield now on board the International Space Station appealed to me. It seems to have quite wide coverage – but here it is for readers who have not yet come across it. (Click … Continue reading

Our world from the International Space Station

Anyone following Chris Hadfield (@Cmdr_Hadfield) on Twitter will have seen some of his gorgeous photos taken from the International Space Station (ISS). Somebody should collect them together so we can browse them. Well, someone has done that with photos taken … Continue reading

Bioluminescence in space!

Here’s a short and interesting video describing a technique based on bioluminescence used in a number of sciences. The video was produced by Luke Harris and Siouxsie Wiles – a New Zealand microbiologist blogging at Infectious Thoughts. This isn’t their … Continue reading

A space nerd’s Easter

Easter was a great time for space nerds. I certainly enjoyed myself. Got to see several passes of the International Space Station (ISS). Once you know the times it’s easy to find. These days it is so bright – and … Continue reading

Twittering in space

All going well the STS-129 Shuttle launch will occur on Monday 2.28 pm EST, USA (8.28 am Tuesday, NZ time). Here’s a photograph of the crew for this mission. What interests me, though, is that the number of astronauts using … Continue reading

Meat substitutes – prospects and new ethical questions

Nigel Latta tells us about a plant-based meat substitute – chicken-free chicken – produced by  SunFed meats. This is an example and not meant as an endorsement of any specific product. I am deeply ashamed of it now – but … Continue reading

Do we need a new fluoride debate?

I think we do. Something like the good faith scientific exchange I had with Paul Connett four years ago (see Connett & Perrott, 2014 – The Fluoride Debate). After all, there have been a number of important scientific reports since then. … Continue reading