Posts Tagged ‘science’

Danna Staaf decided to share her expertise on squid, to make her corona virus lock-down a little more interesting.

And the questions she was asked, and the answers she’s given have definitely brightened up a few people’s days. This is definitely a fun thread for budding marine biologists. And, even better, you might be able to discover what Vampire Squid eat.

You can tell me all about it- and go in the draw to win…

As I was saying if you do discover what vampire squid eat, and any other exciting facts you think I need to know about squid, or marine biology- you can go in the draw to win a fun book featuring me or Frankie by simply by telling me in the comments what a vampire squid likes to eat.

Hint: it’s not blood!

Enjoy your new discoveries, and remember science is fun!

Lilliana Lionheart

P.S. Click on the books to find out more about them. And don’t forget to follow me or A.J. by clicking on one of the links at the bottom of the blog roll 🙂

Lilliana Lionheart

Have you thought about sneezing?

Because yes, even in an underground bunker we have to be careful about the spread of nasty bugs like covid. So here’s a little video from two of my favourite researchers on how to sneeze safely.

Please note: The mythbusters will show you so many amazing things. Some are very dangerous – so please follow any safety advice they have – and definitely DO NOT try this at home!

kia kaha people, and stay well.

Stay home, stay safe and follow all the up to date health advice from the hard-working health people.

And yes, even gross things are science, and a great place to start on your science and health journey. 🙂

Lilly Lionheart

And you can check out some more science experiments with James Corden & Prof Robert Winston

What can I say, Lilly and I are suckers for science on TV 🙂

There’s nothing more fun than science on tv – except for science with comedians, I’ll have to check out his book – but if you love science and you love fantasy…why not check out mine?

A.J. Ponder

Author of The Frankie Files & Miss Lionheart’s Laboratory

Celebrating science, Kate the Chemist teaches Stephen Colbert how to breathe fire – and a little something about fireworks.

I hope you enjoy

Please note these death defying acts are being done with the help of an experienced (mad) scientist – in order to demonstrate just how fun Chemistry can be – with the appropriate laboratory equipment.

A.J. Ponder, author of fun science fiction including Miss Lionheart, The Frankie Files, Attack of the Giant Bugs and more. 

PechaKucha Night and Wizard’s Guide to Wellington, Old St Pauls, 15 Oct 2016

I’ve calendarwgbuildingpacked my bag, sorted through some pictures, and I’m ready to talk at what looks to be a fun event. Most of all I’m looking forward to meeting some of my fans, and of course Jan Wigmore’s speech on Reading the Brain for Learning. and all the other presenters.

PechaKucha is a global series of live events where people can meet, inspire and get inspired, based on a format that is fast-paced and fun. PechaKucha Night (PKN) Wellington features up to 14 presenters that delight and inspire with their narratives using a specific format where each person speaks to 20 images for 20 secs/image. Total presentation time: 6 mins & 40 secs.

Get your ticket here, or at Old St Pauls on the night.

Confirmed presenters for PechaKucha Night Wellington @ Old St Paul’s include:

Pete O’Connell // Rhysonic: Acoustic music with power tools
Rebecca Rice // Artists in Wonderland // Curator all things arty and historical at Te Papa //
Lindsay Smith // Richter City: A decade of Wellington Derby // Skanda Lass //
Graham Bathgate // A Centenarian Remembers
Pinaman Owusu-Banahene // ABSOLUTELY ADJOAA // The Accidental Creative Entrepreneur
Jan Wigmore // Reading the Brain for Learning //
Anya Satyanand // Divine Inspiration: Te Aho Tapu //
Mandi Lynn // What the Fark is a Chakra // Master Photographer & Mojo Midwife //
 Joe O’Callaghan // Roaming Robots //
A.J. Ponder//Wizard’s Guide to Wellington //
Diego Saez Ibarzabal // Ex Tenebris In Lucem (From Darkness into light) // Architect & Lighting Designer//

To find out more go to www.facebook.com/pechakucha.welly or see www.pechakucha.org for information about PechaKucha Nights in over 900 cities around the world.

Have fun…

A.J.

TOP SECRET: Lasers, gravitational waves and world domination…

Brian Greene helps Stephen Colbert with his not-so-secret plans for world domination. All I can say is keep an eye on this situation as Einstein’s theories prove as dangerous as ever. n

And, whatever you do,  remember to keep this vital  information out of the hands of our mutual enemies as world domination is totally different to world destruction.

L.L.
(Miss Lionheart)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This video has important information for anyone planning to take over the world using science – chemicals that are too dangerous to play with – so why not stick to genetic engineering instead?

 

Lilly

To celebrate the upcoming release of my latest book  Miss Lionheart and the Laboratory of Death: Part 1: Once Bitten (no longer in print), Miss Lionheart has released an “ask me” blog – where you can ask all those tricky science questions like “are zombies real?” and “Why is this strawberry growing little strawberry plants?”

Do you have a burning science question you need answered? Or just want to know something about the Miss Lionheart books? Well, now you have a chance to have all those pesky questions answered. The weirder the better. So far Lilly’s fended off questions about strawberries and zombies, so throw her a curve-ball. See if Lilly knows her stuff by dropping by at  askmisslionheart.tumblr.com

You could even ask her some questions about her story. But I can’t promise she will tell you the truth. At least not all the truth. Miss Lionheart likes to play her cards close to her chest, so everybody is kept guessing as to what she might do next. Especially me.

Science icover-L-Modified-Once-Bittens an art, and mad science doubly so, with much of it based on real science, crazy theories, and even a little mythology. So find out more at askmisslionheart.tumblr.com and have fun! Because science is about having fun and playing with the world. And a large part of that is about asking why? Why is the sky blue? Why is my little brother taller than me? What is the difference between adult stupidity and adult condescension? Why is this strawberry growing little strawberry plants? Are zombies real?

If you want to know, find out more at http://askmisslionheart.tumblr.com/ and ask away!

I hope you enjoy!

A.J. Ponder

Weird Strawberry

Do you have a burning science question you need answered – or just want to know something about the Miss Lionheart books? Well, now you have a chance to have all those pesky questions answered. The weirder the better. So far Lilly’s fended off questions about strawberries and zombies, so throw her a curve-ball. See if Lilly knows her stuff by dropping by at  askmisslionheart.tumblr.com

You could even ask her some questions about her story. But I can’t promise she will tell you the truth. At least not all the truth. Miss Lionheart likes to play her cards close to her chest, so everybody is kept guessing as to what she might do next. Especially me.

Science is an art, and mad science doubly so, with much of it is based on real science, crazy theories, and even a little mythology. So find out more at askmisslionheart.tumblr.com at http://askmisslionheart.tumblr.com/ and have fun! Because science is about having fun and playing with the world. And a large part of that is about asking why? Why is the sky blue? Why is my little brother taller than me? What is the difference between adult stupidity and adult condescension? Why is this strawberry growing little strawberry plants? Are zombies real?

If you want to know find out more at askmisslionheart.tumblr.com and ask away!