It’s Nice To Be Appreciated – New Podcasting Equipment!

First - some news. Perth SkeptiCamp is now officially in the works, and it is being run by the UWA Atheists and Skeptics Society (which I'm a supporter of, since I'm not a university student there anymore; I hope to help with some small way with the event regardless).Speaking of donations - I got a donation via Paypal. A rather significant amount, or at least it was significantly larger than anyone has donated to the podcast ever before. I'm very, very grateful for it and for the other … [Read more...]

Simon Singh at QEDCon 2011

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Mr Deity At The #AtheistCon (With Bonus Conspiracy-Nuttery With Stephen Colbert)

That is all.No, really, that's all.Mr Deity. Melbourne, 2012 at the Global Atheist convention. Get your tickets, DAMN fast.Oh, alright, here's a segment on The Colbert Report entitled "Mysteries Of The Ancient Unknown: 2012 End Of Times", and I went to Denver Airport and I didn't see ANY evidence of conspiracy theories that seemed viable AT ALL.Gah. Embedding disabled. Go click here.AH HA! Thanks to Doubtful Blog for making it work!Never mind. We still have Mr Deity at the Global … [Read more...]

Attenborough Does A Shatner With ‘A Wonderful World’

Now that I have your attention...HA! And you thought that it'd all be lovely British accents, didn't you? Well, there's quite a lot of UK accents in the following - you should go check out these links too:The UK PodDelusion podcast features a little interview I conducted with author and science communicator Michael McRae. His book, Tribal Science: Brains, Beliefs and Bad Ideas is published by both Uni Queensland Press and (very soon) Prometheus Books in the USA. How do you define science? … [Read more...]

A Year In New York

Part of the November Break Series – November 30th. I’ll be back on December 5th.Hang on. I'm back already. As you were.A Year in New York from Andrew Clancy on Vimeo.This is for Digital Cuttlefish! :) … [Read more...]

Meet The Lampyridae – From Fireflies To Superbugs

From the NZ ScienceBlogs, Infectious Thoughts: I’ve spent the last few months working with a fantastic Australian animator, Luke Harris, and his team to tell the story of what I do and why in under 3 minutes. So if you want to find out a little more about the amazing beetle that is the firefly and how it is helping scientists battle against some of the world’s nastiest microbes then take a look. … [Read more...]

Skeptics, Conspiracy Theories And ‘Spacecraft’ Spotted Near Mercury!

New Token Skeptic podcast out! Many, many thanks to Derek Colanduno of Skepticality.com and Mark Ditzler at Abrupt Media for providing the audio, which was recorded at Dragon*Con. Episode Ninety-Two – On The Truth About Conspiracy Theories – Dragon*Con 2011 Panel “The stories spawned by conspiracy theorists are as numerous and varied as they are improbably. This panel will explore many of these stories and the people telling them.” Robert Blaskiewicz is a Marion L. Brittain Postdoctoral Fellow at … [Read more...]

Australian Nobel Laureate Brian Schmidt Funds Primary Connection Science Program

A friend of mine works for this group! Well done Brian Schmidt! NOBEL laureate Brian Schmidt will use $100,000 of his prize money for a primary school science program the federal government has stopped funding. Professor Schmidt, in Stockholm to receive the Nobel Prize for Physics he and collaborator Adam Riess won jointly with Saul Perlmutter, has told The Australian his plans for his quarter-share of the $1.45 million winnings.. He will sign over $100,000 to the Australian Academy of Sciences … [Read more...]

My Drunk Kitchen – Pizza

I don't endorse anything that happens in this video. Especially not the hat. … [Read more...]

Joss Whedon’s The Cabin In The Woods Trailer

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Skeptics, Women And SkeptiXX – Featuring An Interview With Marian Call

As Pharyngula put it: The blog is We Are SkeptiXX, and the intent is to promote more female representation in the skeptical movement.  Sound familiar? Yes, check out similar sites like SheThought and More Women In Skepticism and Hoyden About Town! I'm keen to support diversity rather than homogeneity when it comes to women's voices in skepticism and I'm pleased to see another site appear. The more the merrier.Unfortunately, this will be the most I blog for a little while. Work has stepped up a … [Read more...]