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Welcome to Intrepid Science, the G+ page for Professor Chris Turney and his team.
Welcome to Intrepid Science, the G+ page for Professor Chris Turney and his team.

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Echoes of an ancient time in Australia
Exciting results published today in the international science journal Nature provide precious new insights into the arrival and movement of humans across Australia over a staggering 50,000 years.  Sadly, many Aboriginal Australians no longer live where thei...

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Fascinating article on the quality of science reporting in different media outlets. There's a few surprises amongst the worse offenders!

#sciencecommunication #outreach #science #sciencereporting 

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Ever been interested in why blood groups matter? Check out the brilliant infographic on blood groups in this new article in +The Conversation. It's fantastic how much is conveyed so effortlessly!

#bloodgroups #informatic #health #science #sciencecommunication #scienceoutreach #outreach 

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Sno-cat in action

For those who haven't seen the incredible Sno-cats of the 1957-58 Trans Antarctic Expedition in action!

You can see one of the original vehicles that completed this pioneering first trip across the Antarctic at the +Canterbury Museums & Galleries, Christchurch, New Zealand.

#Antarctica #Fuchs #transantarcticexpedition #weddellsea #mcmurdo #Christchurch
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One if the original 1957-58 four Sno-cats used by Sir Vivian Fuchs to complete the first traverse of the Antarctic – a staggering distance of 3473 kilometres in 98 days. You can the original in the +Canterbury Museums & Galleries, Christchurch, New Zealand. An incredible piece of history!

#Antarctica #Fuchs #transantarcticexpedition #weddellsea #mcmurdo #Christchurch
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Searching for the Moa!

Visiting the site of the 1993 reputed sighting of the extinct giant bird, Bealey Hotel, New Zealand. This one seems remarkably docile!

#megafauna #moa #newzealand #bealeyhotel
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Portrait of a lichen

Saw this walking in Arthur's Pass, Southern Alps, New Zealand. This new iPhone 7 camera is insanely good!

#iphoneportrait #iphone7camera
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Just returned from a week's fieldwork in New Zealand. Here are some of the photos from a hugely successful trip.

We were investigating beech tree growth in the mountains of New Zealand to reconstruct climate over the past 400 years. We should have results in a few weeks time. And if the science wasn't exciting enough, the backdrop is stunning!

#climatechange #nz #trees #treerings +UNSW #droughtatlas #ANZDA
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+NASA has just made the most exciting announcement: the first ever discovery of seven planets orbiting a single star

Basically, +NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has found something that closely resembles our very own solar system. It even has its own name: the snappy moniker TRAPPIST-1.

But what's really put scientists into palpations is that of these Earth-sized planets, three of them are in the so-called 'habitable zone', meaning they may harbour life. And at 40-light years distance (a mere 235 trillion miles) they're almost our neighbours.

Can't wait to learn more!

#NASA #habitableplanets #Spitzer #TRAPPIST1 #spacetelescope #exploration #science

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Fascinating +WIRED article on why the 160 kilometre break in the Antarctic Larsen Ice Shelf is being so keenly watched by Earth scientists. And it's not good news...

#Larsen #iceshelf #Antarctic #Antarctica #scientificexpeditions #science #exploration
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