News, essays, art, and anything else inspired by science
Critically endangered spotted handfish have taken to artificially created ceramic nests, used in unique springtime courtship rituals.
Ravenous caterpillar that eats hundreds of plant species, unstopped by pesticides, and that's never been to the Americas arrives in the Americas and hybridises with the locally adapted caterpillar. What more?
Interronauts the CSIRO podcast I'm lucky enough to co-host. Here are the episodes, films clips, and a bit of background
2SER has given me a regular weekly segment to discuss science news. Yabbadabbadoo.
Cactus-inspired fuel cell membrane — oil painting and radio spot.
CSIRO recently developed a new way to harvest stem cells for leukaemia patients (comic).
A whirlwind tour of venomous animals the world around, featuring animals from 'Venom' (2017).
LOG 3: My final log after two weeks at sea. We found a shipwreck, lost for 70 years, saw flocks of boobies, flying fish, turtles, and sharks, and formed a strong bond doing so.
LOG 2: Initial experiences at sea. Meeting some of the researchers and tech on board, some good ol' etymology and more.
LOG 1: Went on a research voyage on RV Investigator from Sydney to Broome across the top of Australia. Seasickness, STEM teachers, iron fertilisation. Here's blog one.
A piece I wrote for CSIRO on a few of my favourite/most common families of spider to promote the new ID book: 'A Field Guide to Spiders of Australia'.
Australian white ibis: the smelly canaries in our city. Here's a piece I wrote for the Australian Geographic.
September 2017 Cassini made its last loop around Saturn before burning up. Here's the story in cartoons plus a live broadcast I made from the tracking station.
'Where's Wallaby?' A game to find our native flora and fauna (and fungi) to celebrate the Atlas of Living Australia.
My two artworks for the book 'Secret Lives of Carnivorous Marsupials' (2017).
CSIRO recently sequenced a part of a bat's genome, revealing how they might stave infections (comic).
A Garfield parody I drew up for a CSIRO press release about 'space lasagne'.
A time-lapse video I did for Refraction Media and their work in STEM.
A collection of arthropod illustrations.
Here are my latest illustrations of great CSIRO research: New Horizons Pluto flyby, and the submarine Sydney volcanoes.
My next commission is for the Logan City Council in Queensland, who are restoring Slacks Creek, a tributary of Logan River.
Animation and time-lapse: Top 7 eggs in CSIRO's national egg collection.
My tuna pixel art for a gallery event about sustainable seafood.
I did a time-lapse painting and post production animation of the newly discovered 'Dinosaur' or 'Enigma' moth (Aenigmatinea glatzella).
I sat down to draw some arthopods in various media. Beetle larvae, ladybird spider, psyllid, and scales in pen, water colour, and pencils.
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