Science is all around us all the time. It’s an enriching experience to pause for a second and look at the world to think about what something is made of at the most fundamental level, how something might work, or what could I understand further to about that otherwise mundane object that might open up new possibilities. Here are some of the moments I’ve stopped to take in real world science in my everyday life.
Beautiful black 1930’s customised Ford hot rod sporting a traditional internal combustion engine – the workhorse of the 20th century.
A fluffy example of the homozygous recessive Manx subspecies of Felis silvestris – a.k.a our cat Theo
Don’t be fooled by the caustic colours, these cocktail concoctions from The Lab Eatery were a delightful combination of lab theme equipment and tasty thirst quenchers. Remember, all your food and drink is still chemistry.
Submitting my Chemistry PhD on a sunny Auckland, NZ day. All the hard work towards synthesising molecules found in Traditional Chinese Medicines, in one tome. Proud day.
When you start looking around you, it’s amazing to think how many different creatures we’re sharing our homes and gardens with. We had this little baby praying mantis pay us a brief visit before deciding the garden was probably a little nicer than the net curtains.
First supermoon of 2018, appearing 14% larger and 30% brighter than normal.
They walk like little dinosaurs.! These are pūkeko and we found these guys roaming around Western Springs park grass looking for food.
The pleasing blue colour of the copper catalyst adding a single iodine atom to a modified molecule of tryptophan – one of the essential amino acids that makes up your proteins in your body.