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Dom Post: How Darwin opened a can of worms in New Zealand’s soil

Peter Griffin posted in on March 8th, 2010.

Bob Brockie writes in the Dominion Post about Darwin’s discovery that earthworms are able, through their activity, to bury not just stones, but entire cities. New Zealand, it turns out, has particularly high earthworm densities, and some of our native earthworms grow to nearly a metre long. An excerpt: (read in full here) “Earthworms completely […]

Dom Post: Play on Darwin is the write stuff

Peter Griffin posted in on December 7th, 2009.

Paul Easton of the Dominion Post writes about Collapsing Creation, a recently-penned (and performed) play which has just won an awards trifecta. The play, written by young playwright Arthur Meek, has won the Peter Harcourt award for outstanding new playwright of the year at the Chapman Tripp Theatre Awards, as well as outstanding New Zealand […]

Longtail viewing: TV not totally braindead after all

Peter Griffin posted in on August 4th, 2009.

A Monday night in front of the goggle box isn’t really up to much when it comes to free-to-air viewing. Last nights options on One included reality TV show Medical Emergency, following by the admittedly good The Missing (judging by last week’s episode) and the jaded crime show Law and Order. TV2 turned out the […]

200th anniversary of Charles Darwin’s birth

Peter Griffin posted in on February 12th, 2009.

Today marks the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin’s birth, 12 February 1809, and 150 years since the publication of his work On the Origin of the Species. ‘Darwin Day‘ has been described as a global celebration of science and reason, with 653 events scheduled in 43 countries around the world. Also, as a celebration, some […]

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