Getting hands-on at the NZ International Science Festival

By Rebecca Priestley In Science

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28th July, 2012
‘Pass the brain,” said the kid standing next to me. I’d been in Dunedin less than an hour and was already holding a human brain in my hands. I’d always thought the weight of a human head was all in the skull – the brain looks so light and squishy – but this plastinated organ was solid and heavy. With a theme of “What makes us tick?”, and its medical school a big part of the Dunedin science community, brains and body parts featured strongly in this year’s New Zealand International Science Festival. A biennial happening since 1998, the festival featured more than 100 events, ...

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