Hello Just A Theory readers.
It’s been a while since I posted here, so sorry about that. Clearly when Jacob decided to stop posting every day, it wasn’t the ideal time for me to drop off the radar completely. Happily though, I was blogging elsewhere, and if you ever look at the Guardian’s science site, you might have seen some of my work there. I had a great time on my three week placement, and got plenty of stuff published on the web. In case you haven’t seen any of it, the highlights included:
- An update on that big machine that was meant to destroy the universe
- How do geckos decide when to grip?
- A roundup of some interesting research on oxytocin’s role in bonding
- Can optimism make you live longer?
- What would a digital Noah’s Ark look like?
- Where might we find life elsewhere in the solar system?
- Who’s responsible if an autonomous machine kills someone?
- Can female sticklebacks tell the quality of a male from his red jaw?
- Nanoscale machine parts made from DNA
- What’s the carbon footprint of having a child?
I also managed to get on the podcast: you can hear me asking museum-goers about venereal disease and talking to Prof Will Stewart about autonomous vehicles. I hope to write some new stuff for you here soon, but like the other JAT bloggers, my dissertation deadline looms so I’m not making any promises.
Enjoy the bank holiday weekend. Mine will be spent at my desk.