Archive for August, 2009

2009 Stem Cell Awareness Day

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

Monash University is hosting the 2009 Stem Cell Awareness Day on the 23rd of September. For more details, please go to * What are stem cells? * What can and can’t they do? * What are the ethical issues? * What are the latest clinical advances? * Can I bank my own stem cells […]

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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099 – Skepticism 101 – The Australian Skeptics

Monday, August 3rd, 2009

We’ve all heard of the word sceptic / skeptic. It is used in many contexts – and there is a worldwide movement of people who identify themselves as “skeptics”. What does that entail? Who is a skeptic? What’s the difference, if any, between being a sceptic and being a skeptic? How does one become a […]

The upcoming century

Monday, August 3rd, 2009

Hi all, As you know, the 100th episode of the show is coming up fairly soon. What has been your favourite episode so far? What genre or topics have interested you the most? Which episode made you stop and think “Wow, really? I didn’t know that?!” Drop me a line and let me know! OG