Curiosity:  Person of the Year?

With our radio telescopes tracking her safely to her landing on Mars, naturally we love the latest Mars rover. But what do you think? Should Curiosity be named TIME’s Person of the Year? Or would you rather see the crown go to the Higgs boson? Have your say on their online poll


COSMOS holiday gift guide

While we’re talking particle physics, let the Higgs-teria continue… on your wrist. If you’re finding it hard to buy for the physicist or sci-fi nerd in your life, check out the COSMOS holiday gift guide.

A timeless Higgs boson watch.


Thanksgiving turducken-ducken

While Thanksgiving isn’t huge in Australia, we welcome a new bird-stuffing paradigm. Vi Hart‘s mathematically inspired turduckenen-duckenen mixes the mathematical and the delicious.


The best science books of 2012

To kick off the “best-of” season, Brain Pickings put together a list of the best science books of 2012. They’re an intersection of science, art, design and beautiful graphs.

Delightful and illuminating… Illustrations from ‘The Where, the Why, and the How’.