• muscles

    Strong, not skinny.

    This morning I woke up to see yet another woman being attacked with horrendous abuse and rape threats on Twitter. My first reaction was despair. “Not again. Will this never stop?” Before I made myself feel defeated by ignorant morons, I got down on my floor and did some push-ups. I ended up doing 100, […]

  • Unknown Pleasures

    Jocelyn Bell Burnell

    Thank you to everyone who voted for Jocelyn Bell Burnell’s discovery of pulsars in the Great British Innovation vote. She came #4. Amazing! Several weeks ago Roger Highfield from the London Science Museum got in touch with me to ask if I’d like to take part in the Great British Innovation vote. He sent me […]

  • Catching Sunshine

    Finding The Positive

    There seems to be something very exciting in the zeitgeist at the moment. Lots of different people from different areas seem to be thinking the same things. People are tired of the “cynicism” “pessimism” “criticising” and instead are calling for more “creativity” “art” or simply asking others just to “do something“. 2013 is clearly about […]

  • featured2

    Translating Peter Rabbit (hieroglyph edition)

    Skip ahead to the translation here. I’ve added some notes about this to my Posterous I’ve been learning Egyptian hierogylphs for nearly a year now at the Egypt Exploration Society in London. So far I’ve only translated texts provided by my course tutor that have been either texts from monuments or specially written texts to […]

  • softcircuits

    Soft Circuit

    I’m starting to explore the world of soft circuits – the fusion of electronics and fabrics. The other day I got a Lilypad Protosnap development board. The Lilypad Arduino is a microcontroller designed to be sewn into clothing. I’d seen quite a few things done with the Lilypad Arduino before, but as I don’t have […]

  • mileva

    Ada Lovelace Day 2010

    This Ada Lovelace Day post was actually written a few years ago when I was trying to get a documentary about the following woman commissioned. These are the ‘notes’ I wrote about her as reference for the proposal. It’s not written with flair (I’m full-time mummying a 10 month old at the moment!), but the […]


Gia Milinovich is an American ex-pat, a science groupie and professional dork.

Gia's a Twitter addict, a TV presenter, enjoys taking photos, is married to physicist Professor Brian Cox and thinks writing about herself in the third person is "cool".

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Photo Geek

I’m doing my first London Social Media Club walk tonight. My life hasn’t been conducive to fitting in things like a geekwalk for several months now… but I figure I’d better start living my life again. Tonight’s walk meets at the Brick Lane exit of Aldgate East tube at 6pm. Bring a camera… failing that, […]

Can We All Just Agree?

I just want to make this clear: Flash is a pile of shit. I’ve just been talking with Lee from Sugarhouse Lane and I got us into a Pythonesque one-upmanship about just *how* much we hate Flash (‘I hate Flash so much that it’s annoying’, ‘I hate Flash so much that I get a headache’, […]


I Found Him In The Sunshine

“Who knows what the Sun does to people and how they react when they get close to it? The word ‘lunacy’ comes from supposedly having mental illness in reaction to the lunar light. One might come up with ‘solacy’ for the Sun.”- Nick Kanas, Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California San Francisco specialising […]

Growing up Duluth: A Call for Submissions

This is just for Duluth people. Pass it on… Dear current or former Duluthian, Do you have a story about your childhood in Duluth? My siblings and I grew up in the Central Hillside of Duluth and feel that our experiences there were unique and are not often reflected back to us in the media. […]

Happy Groundhogs Day

Yep, it’s halfway between the Winter and Vernal Equinox… It’s also 20 years ago exactly since I first came to the UK. Weeeeee!

Celebrity Big Brother Jade and Shilpa

Yes, I’m watching it… fairly obsessively. Yes, I think it’s racism… fairly obviously. Someone from Acetate Cowboys has made a song using the best line from last night: Your Claim To Fame Is This


I’ve got to take a break from blogging here for a bit. I’m not sure how long. :-/ Apart from work-related things, I just seem to be overwhelmed by life at the moment. And not by the kinds of things I want to write about. It’s all a bit chaotic and I’m frazzled. It’s been […]