Science Communication Hits Brisbane Big Time In 2014 – #ASC14 National Conference

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I've got a few items to pass onto you, the first is something I've been contributing to a little behind the scenes and I hope to get the first interview out tomorrow!If you're interested in science and are Australian, New Zealand... from anywhere! This will be something you want to put onto your New Year Resolutions to attend: Join us for the Australian Science Communicators Conference 2014 (#ASC14) in Brisbane. This is the premier networking, professional development and interactive event … [Read more...]

Little Kitten – Swiping Magic Routines?

Türkiye Kıvanç ve Burak Turkish Magicians - any of these look familiar? Apparently the choreography can be copyrighted. … [Read more...]

On The HPV Vaccine – ABC Breakfast This Morning

Virologist Dr David Hawkes discusses the HPV vaccine and the anti-vaccination movement on ABC News Breakfast … [Read more...]

Hope You Had A Great Christmas Break! New Podcasts OUT!

As for me? New podcasts out!Episode One Hundred And Seventy Two – On Abominable Science – Interview With Daniel Loxton And Donald Prothero. This was great fun; two excellent authors and one fantastic book (and yes, I contributed a photo for the final copy, so there's a little bias there!). I'll be chatting to Donald Prothero a little more later this month, so tune into that episode too!Episode One Hundred And Seventy Three – On Bad PR – Interview With Michael Marshall. Happy birthd … [Read more...]

The Completely Selfish Guide To Pro-Rationalist Books From 2013

My Top Ten List:#1 - Abominable Science: Origins of the Yeti, Nessie and Other Famous Cryptids by Daniel Loxton and Donald Prothero#2 - The Best Australian Science Writing 2013  Edited by Jane McCredie and Natasha Mitchell#3 - The Simpsons And Their Mathematical Secrets by Simon Singh#4 - Do You Believe In Magic? The Sense and Nonsense of Alternative Medicine by Paul A Offit#5 - Philosophy of Pseudoscience: Reconsidering The Demarcation Problem by Massimo Pigliucci and Maart … [Read more...]

My State Emblem Likes To Surf

Later today, the new podcast episode for the Token Skeptic. We mention black swans. … [Read more...]

Little Kitten – Tim Minchin & Prof Brian Cox – White Wine In The Sun

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And A Happy Thanksgiving To My Overseas Friends… Thanksgiving Etiquette

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Little Kitten – True Facts About The Owl

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Dear Car – An Almost Tragedy In Three Acts (And One Free Album Release)

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Dear Car,There are certain things that you can get away with in terms of quirky behaviours, but today was really not the day for me.Firstly, on an afternoon when I'm dashing home with a car filled with Christmas presents, in order to do three events in one night? Bad choice when it comes to misbehaving.It was meant to be all sorted. Hit print on seven copies of the treasurer's report, change clothes, pop the presents in the hiding place, get the address of the album launch that was … [Read more...]

Little Kitten – Harrison Ford Is Not Amused – Card Trick

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