Archives for August 2012

Break A World Record Attempt – Curtin University Giant Science Tomorrow!

Supporting ScienceWeek again - how about tomorrow? Guinness World Record attempt - Giant Science To celebrate National Science Week 2012 we are going to attempt a world record for the most people participating in a chemistry experiment. By registering to attend you go into the draw to win a sciencey food hamper. Come along and join My Kitchen Rules Scientists Emma and Andrew in some record breaking science!Date - 15 August 2012 Time - 12.30pm to 2.00pm Location - Curtin Stadium, Curtin Uni … [Read more...]

Looking To Learn / Teach About Maths And Stats? Try Maths And Stats By Email!

I've been a subscriber for years to the Science By Email mailouts, suitable for not only teachers but parents and community members who want some fun science activities and ideas - and now Maths and Stats has been spruced up and is ready for readers!Naturally it's aimed at the education of children, but I've always enjoyed checking out what it can tell me about the subject! Head to the CSIRO page and subscribe via the top column for regular maths and statistics fun! … [Read more...]

How Not To Promote BigFoot Belief On Twitter…

Click on the picture to head to Hayley's hilarious adventures with "A conversation about Sasquatch".You can follow Hayley Stevens (and her website) on Twitter and you can follow Alice Sheppard (and her website) on Twitter as well. Patronising dearies need not apply. … [Read more...]

Gotye – Somebodies: A YouTube Orchestra

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Little Kitten – Dog Plays with NYPD Police Horse on Wall Street

An oldie but a goodie, as they say. French pug makes a new friend. … [Read more...]

Great Post By Marian Call On Kickstarter

Just popping this in here - recently the very kind Chris Stedman suggested that I fundraise for a book idea and I balked because I a) haven't done that before and b) have a tendency to think "well, if it's any good, people'll buy it anyway and maybe at the best I'll break even or I'll at least know a product is out there that I think is needed and that's a reward in itself".Which is how I've done projects in the past and unless things change dramatically, it will probably stay that way. Maybe … [Read more...]

All Good Study Note Ideas (Have Probably Been Done By Some Other Skeptic Already)

Dear B,A little while back I wrote the study guide to The Young Atheist's Handbook and hoped that it would be of use to not only teachers but reading groups. Many popular novels being used in reading groups often have notes and guides in the back and publishing companies often have them on their websites too. You might even have a few from your high school years, used when studying novels. And Dr Novella's books also have revision/study guide notes included with them as well.What about … [Read more...]

The Inaugural WAAPA Water Ballet Club

So, I've been stressed and sleepless and really disappointed recently and most of the disappointment has been with myself and one solution to being that way is to just get out and do something productive for society instead of being a cow. Such as volunteering time at the open day for an educational institution. Get off one's arse and walk the walk. Get offline and be a part of a real-world community which can use a helping hand. Get out of the rut and see if things are really so bad in terms of … [Read more...]

Little Kitten – John Cleese On Creativity

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Little Kitten – The Olympic Ticket Scalper with Sir Patrick Stewart And Simon Pegg

The Olympic Ticket Scalper with Sir Patrick Stewart, Ryan Lochte, Simon Pegg & Maisie Williams from Patrick Stewart … [Read more...]

Little Kitten – Call Me Maybe – Carly Rae Jepsen (Chatroulette Version)

I miss a lot of pop music, because I guess I don't listen to much Top 40. But now I'll always associate this new song (for me) with this video. … [Read more...]