Archive for August, 2010

122 – Science and Education Policy and Election Reactions – Karl Kruszelnicki, Bec Crew, and Anthony David

Friday, August 20th, 2010

Out of frustration on not hearing enough about science and education in the 2010 Australian Election Campaign, I put together an open letter to every political party with questions that they should have all considered as part of formulating their education and science policies for the future. I received several responses – including from the […]

Open Letter to the Australian Political Parties

Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

We have a curious situation in Australia. Members of society who commit offences can still be seen as “heroes” and end up in sporting Halls of Fame. All is forgiven in the name of sporting entertainment. And these individuals earn hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of dollars. If you walk up to the average […]

121 – From Slime to Dinosaurs – National Science Week Live Show

Sunday, August 15th, 2010

Today’s episode is the audio of the Brains Matter & Monash Science Centre’s National Science Week live show, held on 15/8/2010. The topic was “From Slime to Dinosaurs”, and I interviewed renown palaeontologst, Professor Patricia Vickers-Rich on: – How long the earth has been around – What are the geological processes occurring, and that have […]

Astronomy for Non-Human life forms

Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

Steve Nerlich from Cheap Astronomy and I contributed the following episode to the 365 Days of Astronomy podcast Listen here

120 – Prof Richard Wassersug – Talking to a Herpetologist

Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

Professor Richard Wassersug is from the Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology from Dalhousie University in Canada. Much of his research and study was and is in the area of herpetology, or the study of amphibians. I talked to Professor Wassersug about herpetology, and the importance of understanding this area of biology. Topics discussed include: – […]

From Slime to Dinosaurs – Brains Matter Science Week Live Show!

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

The Brains Matter Podcast and the Monash Science Centre have joined forces to bring to the public a special National Science Week event on Sunday the 15th of August. PhD student Corin Storkey will give a presentation on the Chocolate, brazil nuts, antioxidants and the fight against free radicals – you may know Corin from […]