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Mar 30, 2008

Is being a computer games researcher the ideal science job? Dr John Rankin, senior lecturer in games technology at La Trobe University's Department of Computer Science and Engineering, thinks so. John described how computer software is re-engaging our science students in the magic world of space science via serious games. Other stories were: memory loss ("baby brain" effect) in pregnant women is real but there's also good news, the Doomsday Seed Vault and seeds in general, first evidence of an under-ice volcanic eruption in Antarctica, investing in rainforest, and busting the myth that people who wear glasses are stereotypical geeks or nerds.

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