Archives for February 2013

Science Teacher Alom Shaha On His Hopes And Fears For The Future

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Laureate Professor Peter Doherty And Peter Ellerton — Science, Scepticism and Society

Laureate Professor Peter Doherty in conversation with Peter Ellerton — Science, Scepticism and Society from Embiggen Books on Vimeo. Visit Embiggen Books in Melbourne and check out their site here. … [Read more...]

Little Kitten – Finding Vivian Maier – Official Movie Trailer

A film unraveling the life of the now famous Vivian Maier and John Maloof's journey to piece together Maier's … [Read more...]

Little Kitten – AMC The Walking Dead Toronto Promo at Union Station

Count the fingers to see how many days until the launch! Win a finger by Tweeting yourself there!Very cool. … [Read more...]

Why Anti-Fluoride Activists In Perth Should Find Something Better To Do With Their Time

I was handed a flyer while walking through the Cultural Centre (the whole area is currently chocked-full with circus-style tents; a double-decker bus parked on the esplanade advertising ticket sales; men pushing huge steam-punk styled machinery about) - and discovered that there's a certain sub-section of the Perth population who really should be doing something better with their time.Such as attending events at the Fringe World festival. Just a thought.This particular group were handing out … [Read more...]

Russian Meteor – Video Of Landing!

From The Age - Meteor shower over Russia (which features the above video): Moscow: A meteor shower has caused explosions in the lower atmosphere above central Russia and the Urals region, blowing out windows and causing injuries. ‘‘There was a meteor shower, without fragments falling to the ground,’’ an emergencies ministry spokesman told the Interfax news agency.Reuters reported that a powerful blast had rocked the Urals region with bright objects falling from the sky.UPDATE: 10:33 GMT: The … [Read more...]

Little Kitten – Sir David Attenborough – Why Do You Not Credit God?

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Robyn, Meet Polly – AKA The Search For Non-Stupid Culture Coaching

One of those moments of serengeti. Serengeti? Serendipity, that's the word. Oh dear god, someone save us all - I really relate to the following confession penned by Robyn on XOJaneUK: IS BEING BUSY MAKING ME STUPIDERER? I’m a full-time-jobber, a freelancer, and an unlikely gym-bunny, and I’m worried that it’s affecting my wosscalled. Intelligence.I don’t have time to read dense prose anymore, so I just read quick snippets of things on the train (generally Reddit). Instead of the oppressive film … [Read more...]

From An Honest Liar – James Randi And José Alvarez On Gay Rights

James Randi & his partner on gay rights from Justin Weinstein on Vimeo.From the Honest Liar Kickstarter: As you saw in our Kickstarter trailer, part of AN HONEST LIAR will cover James Randi's relationship with the artist José Alvarez, his partner of 26 years. It will also address how they are coping with the threat of José's possible deportation for illegally staying into the country decades ago, to escape persecution as a gay man in Venezuela. recently featured our film on the site … [Read more...]

Token Skeptic Talk At SymbioticA – UWA, Perth!

News now out! I'm doing a talk at the University of Western Australia:Token Skepticism: Podcasting Science and Pop Culture Date: 1 March 2013 Time: 3:00pm Location: SymbioticA Speaker: Kylie SturgessAn investigation of science podcasting, using social media and the reach of online radio. What is podcasting, what can it contribute to the understanding of science and what are the pros and cons of using such a medium? Kylie Sturgess has been podcasting since 2005, and brings her experience and … [Read more...]

How to Make Mobius Strip Valentine Love Hearts

An old favourite. Enjoy! … [Read more...]