Archive for the 'climate' Category

165 – Dr Michael Brown – The Peer Review Process

Friday, April 26th, 2013

In today’s episode, I talk to Dr Michael Brown from Monash University about the peer review process in science. We talk about: – What the Peer Review Process is – How the Peer Review Process helps – The issues with Peer Review – What is the issue with positive and negative scientific results? – The […]

164 – Sir Paul Nurse – Making Science Work Part 2

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

This episode is part 2 of 2, of a talk given by Sir Paul Nurse, who is President of The Royal Society in the UK, and the Nobel Laureate in Medicine or Physiology for 2001, on the wonder of science and how it enhances our culture and civilisation. He also discusses how science can not […]

163 – Sir Paul Nurse – Making Science Work Part 1

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

This episode is part 1 of 2, of a talk given by Sir Paul Nurse, who is President of The Royal Society in the UK, and the Nobel Laureate in Medicine or Physiology for 2001, on the wonder of science and how it enhances our culture and civilisation. He also discusses how science can not […]

149 – Kellie Caught – The Say Yes Campaign

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

In this episode, I talk to Kellie Caught, Head of Climate Change for WWF Australia, about the Say Yes Campaign. Topics discussed include: – Kellie’s background – The background of the carbon price in Australia and worldwide – Kyoto – How long has the EU had Emissions Trading Schemes? – What is the ‘say yes’ […]

143 – The World of the Elephant – Science Week Live Show

Sunday, September 4th, 2011

This episode is the audio from the National Science Week live show recorded at the Monash Science Centre. You can download the presentation and the lyrics to the song at the Brains Matter web site. A live audience enjoyed hearing from the range of guests at the Brains Matter live show – first up was […]

100 – The Century – Dr Andrew Prentice and Dr Simon Singh

Monday, August 17th, 2009

The 100th episode of Brains Matter coincides with National Science Week – and to celebrate both the 100th show and National Science week, in this episode, we cover a range of topics. There are two great new interviews, as well as highlights from previous shows. You can go to the original interviews by clicking on […]

Redirect – The Century

Monday, August 17th, 2009

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087 – Science Songs

Friday, March 6th, 2009

Chemistry, biology, physics, climate change – the list of science topics are too numerous for me to mention them all here. And each subject has someone singing about it in some fashion. That’s right – the episode that a lot of you have been waiting for – the show on science songs. Marc West, from […]

080 – Professor Tim Flannery – Sustainability & Climate Part 2

Sunday, December 28th, 2008

Professor Tim Flannery is the author of the popular book “The Weather Makers” and is well known for his views on Climate Change. Professor Flannery was awarded Australian of the Year in 2007, and I attended a lecture he gave in September on Climate Change. This is part 2 of a 2 part talk by […]

079 – Prof Tim Flannery – Sustainability & Climate Part 1

Saturday, December 27th, 2008

Professor Tim Flannery is the author of the popular book “The Weather Makers” and is well known for his views on Climate Change. Professor Flannery was awarded Australian of the Year in 2007, and I attended a lecture he gave in September on Climate Change. This is part 1 of a 2 part talk by […]