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...]

“How do we know what is true?” Narrated by Stephen Fry – That’s Humanism!

And a happy St Patrick's Day!A short Humanist animation about how we learn what's true through the use of evidence and science … [Read more...]

Demo: The Movie

)Head to the official site at ScienceDemo.org ScienceDemo.org is run by Jonathan Sanderson, Alom Shaha and others, all of whom are the sort of people you'd like to take down the pub and yak to for hours on end about science demonstrations.It's a StoryCog production. Nobody's paying us for this, which may explain the lengthy gaps between posts. If you'd like to help fill those gaps, get in touch! This film follows science teacher Alom Shaha as he goes on a journey to explore the use of … [Read more...]

Skeptics Have Been Busy On Wikipedia! #GSoW

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Thanks to Susan and her team, who seem to have more energy than most distant galaxies, there's a new update to the blog called Guerrilla Skepticism on Wikipedia. This one is all about the GSoW (as they're called) doing a lot of work over the past two months! Mostly new people are assigned what I call "backwards edits" mainly from podcast interviews. I've made spreadsheets with every episode of specific podcasts, and then assign the new editor the task of listening and relistening to the … [Read more...]

Swimming Your Way – New Children’s Paleofiction – Plesiosaur Peril!

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I got a great email this morning, which brightened up the day. My niece is the owner of the first two in the series and I'll be getting her a copy of the third: I'm excited to announce that my brand new children's paleofiction storybook Plesiosaur Peril is hitting stores now (official release, March 1, … [Read more...]

Little Kitten – Olivia Wilde: State of Female Justice

Here, actress Olivia Wilde joins the State of Female Justice panel to discuss the responsibilities of celebrities towards advancing social justice and the portrayals of women in the media. … [Read more...]


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