Liz, Joanna and Jack brave apocalyptically-bleak Melbourne weather to delve into news about the efficacy of homeopathy, why a recent Melbourne study into acupuncture might not be so great, and how scientists found water under the surface of one of Saturn’s moons, while Jargonauts gets personally drugged-up with “pharmacogenomics”.
Jack is joined by new co-host Joanna Ward to discuss online scientific hoaxes, the annoying trend of “viral” Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts that steal science images, and why parachutes will save you from falling out of a plane even though they haven’t been tested “scientifically”, while Jargonauts gets a rush from “endorphins”.
Sarah is joined by new host Nicola McCaskill to chat about the puny immune systems of men, the development of autism, and changes to Australia’s racial discrimination legislation, while also growing everyone’s knowledge about carcinogens in Jargonauts. Plus: Tom’s Melbourne International Comedy Festival show “Love, Factually”, Sarah’s research, and green coffee beans.
The Internet has revolutionised the way we communicate, right? It’s brought us all together and enables instantaneous knowledge transfer between people who would otherwise never meet? Well, on paper, sure.
We told you we’d have him back, and we did! James Garth (our guest on Episode 110) returns to discuss in more detail with Jack the complex relationship between science and religion. Are they always in conflict? How does a…
For the fourteenth episode of Unfiltered Thoughts, Jack sits down with Ted Janet to chat about the process of thinking critically about modern narrative television. Ted is a writer for screen and comics, and has worked for local production companies such as Revolution Pictures and the Picture Tank. He is currently employed writing educational medical cartoons. His first comic book, Balaclava Junction, is due for release late 2014.
We’re all wrong about a lot of things — and if you don’t think you are, then you’re wrong about that too. Understanding you’re wrong about a great many things is the first and most important part of being wrong the right way.
Sarah, Tom and Jack discuss the implications of the Australian Vaccination(-Skeptics) Network changing its name, why biochemistry stops fish from living too deep in the ocean, and 30,000 year-old frozen bacteria-sized viruses. Jargonauts lays into “oogenesis”, and Tom has a show at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival!