Archives for April 2013

Little Kitten – Read Science! We Love Dinos Edition

Google Hangout, featuring Brian Switek (@Laelaps), Joanne Manaster (@sciencegoddess), Jeff Shaumeyer (@scienticity) and Daniel Loxton (@Daniel_Loxton). And dinosaurs! … [Read more...]

Podcasts – ScienceRewired, 365 Days Of Philosophy And Token Skeptic Shows Now Out #scicomm

I've been very busy over my brief holiday break - the important thing is that if you're in Australia and interested in science communication, science education and science outreach, that you check out some of the presenters at the forthcoming ScienceRewired Big Science Communication Summit and consider not only:Giving feedback on what is discussed (think of it like a "wiki" for things that will be raised at the event), but Consider signing up to present yourself!For these interviews, … [Read more...]

Apparently My Home Town (Perth) Is Beset By UFOs…

Today's newspaper (that I usually avoid and usually wouldn't get an alert for, unless it mentions matters of a pseudoscientific or paranormal nature) - well, how about some UFOs about 20km (12 miles) from the city?In Darlington... up in the hills... and about 20km south of the flight-paths that takes you to the cities in the East, from my little bit of research.Apparently there's hundreds of UFOs out in that area.Hundreds.You'd hope that the airlines would be doing a little more … [Read more...]

The Australian Christian Lobby… Sorry, The AUSTRALIAN CAT LADIES’ New Site!

I'd seen rumblings of this happening on Twitter, having caught a 'holding' page before the launch - but here it is!Appears that the has let their site lapse...  and left the cat-door open!Done that myself with cat-doors, the little buggers get in and manage to gnaw their way into a box of doughnuts, despite people telling me that "cats don't like cake".What are the values of the Australian Christian Lobby Australian Cat Ladies? There's a number of i … [Read more...]

Interested In Philosophy Classes? Take A Class With Dan!

Just got a cool email - fellow bloggy-Patheos-fellow Dan Fincke is getting some new non-matriculated online courses together! The idea is to schedule summer classes in mid-May so that he can start them in June or July. "In this post I report back on how my online classes have been going and link to this new survey which you can fill out if you would like me to teach you philosophy or give you philosophical counseling this summer and/or fall. It’s like reading Camels With Hammers, but instead you … [Read more...]

If You’re Down… (RSPCA Australia Ad)

I have a few friends who aren't feeling the best at the moment (it's the ol' when-things-are-awesome-for-me that I notice more problems-for-everyone-else situation) - so here's not exactly kittens for them. A classic RSPCA ad from Australia:And, of course, link to the great RSPCA Australia.(Edit to add - yes, my dog used to avidly watch this to figure out where all the animals went as they left the screen) … [Read more...]

Little Kitten – NECSS – Simon Singh Interviewed By Jamy Ian Swiss

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Interviews For The Big Science Communication Summit – Happening At UNSW In June! #BigSci13 #SciComm

Here's some interviews I've been working on with some fascinating science communicators (and the reason why!):ScienceRewired's Big Science Communication Summit now features a number of interviews with presenters at its forthcoming conference at: out more about the event from interviews with Dr Craig Cormick, Prof. Leonie Rennie and Dr Rod Lamberts, with more featured over the next few weeks. Also available on iTunes … [Read more...]

The Daily Show: John Oliver Investigates Gun Control in Australia – Part 2

Thanks to Comedy Central, you can also see Part One. … [Read more...]

Little Kitten – The Checkout (Episode Five)

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International Day To Defend Bangladesh’s Bloggers

Sent to me by Maryam Namazie: Today 25 April has been declared a day of mourning in Bangladesh for the victims of the nation's worst factory disaster. The death toll of the collapsed garment factory has risen to 160; more than a 1000 have been injured. Rescuers continue to hunt for survivors.Those who died in the building collapse did not need to die. Workers saw cracks in the building the day before but were ignored.Today is also the International Day to Defend Bangladesh's Bloggers, f … [Read more...]