Richard Lehman writes (in his journal reviews column, in BMJ), about a standout article about standing up for standing up, in The Lancet: I do wish the world was run by New Zealanders. Unassumingly tough, kind and sensible, uninterested in adopting other people’s bad habits and neuroses, they are just wonderful at getting on with life. […]
Fighting words about the Internet’s favorite subject, cats: 1. The project to eliminate cats from New Zealand (described in Slate) 2. The 16th-century German cat bomb (described in The Atlantic), and which is shown in this painting along with a bird bomb:
Raincoat (Noun) ‘A waterproof or water-resistant coat worn to protect the body from rain.’ (Definition at Wikipedia). If you buy a raincoat, you may reasonably expect it to keep out the rain. But you may be disappointed. Attention is drawn to the failings of raincoats in a recent Master of Philosophy thesis from Auckland University […]
A lonely place, perhaps, is this building near the tip of Farewell Spit, New Zealand, as you will appreciate if you (1) click through to the original Google Maps image, then (2) zoom out to appreciate the neighborhood.
New Zealand’s 3News has a good intentionally ambiguous headline: University investigating sea slug sex life Massey University is turning its skills on an ‘urgent, local issue’ – the sex life of a sea slug. “We want to find out who the slugs are having sex with,” says evolutionary geneticist Professor Paul Rainey. “Is it with […]