The Daily Matter

Love science? An introduction to The Daily Matter

PUBLISHED : Friday, 25 January, 2013, 11:31am
UPDATED : Monday, 18 February, 2013, 10:20pm

Do you love science? I love science.
Things like this:

...or this:

It makes my day to learn that 2 per cent of Europeans lack the genes for smelly armpits, or that you can in fact use a laser to beam an image of the Mona Lisa to the moon, or that overbites didn’t become standard until people started eating with knives and forks. (Thanks BBC)

If this makes you go – hell yeah, that’s interesting, The Daily Matter may be for you.

Here we’ll be covering things that make it into the pages of the South China Morning Post, and things that don’t but you might still be interested in, from the world of science.

We’re going to take a closer look at Asia. Research and development have been largely focused in Western institutions, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t developments happening here in our own backyard. Fact is: scientific research is taking off in our corner of the world.

We’ll be talking to researchers, hackers, bankers, Buddhist monks and solid waste experts, and looking at science through many different facets, philosophy, history, art, as well as the usual suspects, so we’d love some input from you. Heard that the guy who created Wikipedia is coming into town? Wondering why the water in Discovery Bay is glowing blue? Write to us.

And finally to paraphrase the words of Ed Yong of Not Exactly Rocket Science: The Daily Matter would like to give jargon, confusion, elitism a solid beating with the stick of good writing.

If this sounds like your kind of thing – we’ll see you tomorrow at The Daily Matter.


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