Being Professor Brian Cox (The Puppet) For The Incomplete Map of the Cosmic Genome

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Today was a good day!It's been a busy week overall, what with classes, hosting RTRFM's Morning Magazine on Tuesday and then... today was producing at the radio station, doing interviews, finishing a big assignment due tomorrow... and suddenly, I had the opportunity to operate a puppet for the first time!And not just any puppet - but Professor Brian Cox and Robin Ince of the Infinite Monkey Cage show and the Incomplete Map of the Cosmic Genome app:The Incomplete Map of the Cosmic … [Read more...]

New Podcast (And Adventures At MONA For The #AFFBR!)

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I'm currently at the Museum of Old And New Art's Australian Fair for Freedom of Belief in Religion, where they provide a platform to present a broad spectrum of beliefs and religious views present in contemporary Australian society. Check out the brief glimpse of my much-loved "There's probably no god. Now stop worrying and enjoy your life" shirt in this ABC Hobart news report! They were calling it religious speed-dating! Naturally, the Atheist Foundation of Australia were there and we had a gr … [Read more...]

Banned Books, Towel Day, Rap Guides To Evolution And More Reading Worries In The UK

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Since I've been busy doing-everything-else-involved-in-my-life, and having a lot of great times (hence not being online much), I've been catching up on some reading......in addition to seeing the Baba Brinkman show The Rap Guide To Evolution, which is heading across the country (and you should definitely see it - the highlight for me was the school group who attended, who were really loudly enjoying the show in the back rows):Two of the books I read over the weekend were "banned books", … [Read more...]

World Immunisation Week – Day Five – Day Of Immunology

Tomorrow, Tuesday 29th April, is the Day of Immunology in Melbourne - but you can always find local groups, hospitals, support networks to join (for example, in Western Australia, I'm joining Immunisation Alliance at http://immunisationalliance.org.au; in Queensland they're currently running a petition here) nationwide and I'm certain worldwide! About the Day of Immunology Established in 2005 by the European Federation of Immunological Societies (EFIS), the success of Day of Immunology led to … [Read more...]

World Immunisation Week – Day Four – Malaria

International Business Times - World Malaria Day 2014: How Close Are We to a Vaccine?AlJazeera - Injecting hope into the fight against malaria - Access to life-saving anti-malaria drugs is improving and the first vaccine against the disease may be on the way.World Health Organization (WHO) Q: “Is there a vaccine against malaria?” A: Currently there is no commercially available #malaria vaccine, despite many decades of intense research and development effort. The most advanced vac … [Read more...]

CosmoQuest 2014 36 Hour HangOutAThon – Donate To The Very Finish!

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My good friend Gold zipped me an invite to this on Google+, just as I ended up being unwell, so I've missed a lot - but I have not missed out on donating!Donate now: http://cosmoquest.org/x/hangoutathon-36-36-fundraiser/More info: http://cosmoquest.org/x/blog/2014/04/hangoutathon-and-36-36-fundraiser/ From the site: As you may have noticed, the funding opportunities for science, astronomy, planetary science, and science education have not been ideal in the past year or so. Though we w … [Read more...]

World Immunisation Week – Day Three – On Vaccine Hesitation And Other Resources

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A few useful links and resources:From Science, 25 April 2014 Editorial, Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy - Barry R. Bloom, Edgar Marcuse, Seth Mnookin (viewable for free with registration): A recent report concluded that current public health communication about vaccines may actually increase misperceptions or reduce vaccination intention, and that attempts to increase concerns about communicable diseases or correct false claims about vaccines may be counterproductive. Research is needed to … [Read more...]

Little Kitten – Protecting Our Tomorrows: Portraits of Meningococcal Disease

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The Protecting Our Tomorrows: Portraits of Meningococcal Disease e-book is available now as a free download on the iBook Store. Protecting Our Tomorrows: Portraits of Meningococcal Disease’ is a global meningococcal disease awareness campaign led by iconic photographer Anne Geddes and patient support groups from around the world. The campaign is aimed at educating parents about the threat of meningococcal disease and the importance of prevention through inspirational photographs that celebrate s … [Read more...]

World Immunisation Week – Day One – World Meningitis Day

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Back when I was involved with extra-curricular activities as a teacher, one of the strongest memories I have is standing around freezing my arse off during the Head of The River, while trying not to get the Official School Yearbook Digital Camera (which weighed about the same as my handbag, unlike the little credit-card size ones these days) soaked in the Swan River.Every student attending, no matter which school, had one of these: an individual water bottle.Every student. Because every … [Read more...]

#ITouchMyselfProject – Cancer Council NSW’s Breast Cancer Anthem

You can help keep Chrissy's dream alive by spreading her message. Visit http://itouchmyself.org.From the website: 'I Touch Myself' was the Divinyls' biggest hit and touched millions of fans around the globe. Released in December 1990, the single was No. 1 on the charts at home and reached the Top 5 in the US.It is a song that celebrates female sexuality like no other. Like Chrissy, it is bold, brave, and brassy. It rocked our world. And when Chrissy developed breast cancer, it was a … [Read more...]

New Urban Legendary – Interview With Joe Kleiman About The Documentary “Blackfish”,

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The podcast will be out on the iTunes site at Urban Legendary. Please subscribe and consider sponsoring the show at http://www.patreon.com/kyliesturgess!Thanks to sponsors, I'm able to work on these extended episodes - it's available at the Token Skeptic site as a blogpost too. Sometimes I watch documentaries - but I usually keep a skeptical attitude about them. After years of teaching Media studies and senior English classes about non-fiction films, I'm always a little taken aback when I … [Read more...]


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