Thousands march in memory of Jill Meagher in Sydney Rd in Brunswick Sydney Rd has been brought to a stand still by Melburnians taking up the width of the busy road in a protest of solidarity for the 29-year-old local woman, whose body was found in a shallow grave 50km north west of Melbourne. … [Read more...]
I don't know about you, but I had a GREAT Saturday night! … [Read more...]
Rbutr? Dr Paul Willis? How About A Science Engagement-Filled New Token Skeptic Episode? All Out Now!
This photo best represents me at this moment: A flat-out cat. This is mostly because I spent today flying frantically around the city, collecting essays for grading, picking up a new book I'd ordered, trying to track down odd items on a shopping list... [I swear - I walked into one department store and stopped dead in the entryway after my bag randomly set off the alarm system. The very nice security guard said "It's okay, we'll just check your bag when you leave," And I responded: "That's … [Read more...]
The Biological Advantage of Being Awestruck - by @JasonSilva from Jason Silva on Vimeo. … [Read more...]
Now Out – CSICOP’s Curiouser And Curiouser On Shuzi Sports Band – And More ScienceRewired Interviews!
Here's a quick update - even more interviews out for the ScienceRewired AudioBoo series I’ve been doing! Interview With Cobi Smith - CPAS at ScienceRewired and Interview With Deborah Cleland - ANU at ScienceRewired Of course, you can still sign on for the conference, coming up very soon on the 11th October! While you're listening, jump on over to my latest Curiouser and Curiouser column over on the CSICOP website - If You Know Shuzi Like the Merseyside Skeptics Know Shuzi: Testing … [Read more...]
I'm awake at 6am (long story - mostly getting next interview, working on a tutorial presentation and finalising some other work before I disappear under a pile of essays) - and reading the Tweets from everyone in the UK live-commenting on the broadcasting of a BB4 documentary about drugs. Ended up putting a bunch of them on Storify. Too many comedy gems: [View the story "#DrugsLive Twitter Commentary" on Storify] … [Read more...]
...And for something a little more intellectual: Mysteries of Vernacular is an ongoing video series by NYC-based Myriapod Productions that explores the etymology of individual words through a carefully animated book. According to Myriapod the series will eventually include 26 stories, each of which takes nearly 80 hours to research, construct and animate. … [Read more...]