Today's 'news' is a mixture of the tragic and bizarre and won't be improved by any commentary from me. So, for something different, here's an excerpt from the transcipt of this evening's Perspective on Radio National:
Next time you meet a scientist, ask them why they do what they do. They will probably tell you something like when they were a child they met Sir Hillary Edmond or loved to try out the wacky experiments of Prof Julius Sumner.
Debbie Richards, Associate Professor, Department of Computing Macquarie University.
Prof Richards was described at the end of the program as a 'science communicator'. Just as well she's not in the history department.