Jack, Joanna and Sarah make a triumphant return to the studio to delve into how protein evolution can help save us from climate change, what the deal is with ebola, and why mantis shrimp are the coolest animals on Earth. Plus: theses, jobs, superhero shows, and nuclear fusion.
Sarah and Jack look at the science and skeptical themes in the recent movies “Lucy”, “Snowpiercer”, “Guardians of the Galaxy” and the James Randi documentary “An Honest Liar” and also touch on some self-assembling robots and turning brown butterflies purple.
Sarah and Jack go all-out depressing on this episode — it’s a sad, sad world. Who shot down flight MH17? Was it an Illuminati plot? How are ants impacting climate change? Why will the Great Barrier Reef be not-so-great in a couple of decades? And what’s the deal with apes?
Jack is joined by special guest Marita Petherbridge to calmly discuss extreme religious beliefs about faith healing and what the skeptical community looks like to an outsider, while Jargonauts expresses the meaning of “driver line”.
For the seventh episode of Unfiltered Thoughts, Jack sits down with Luke Weston to chat about the risks, technologies, public perception and misconceptions of nuclear power. Luke is a freelance writer, physicist and electronics and computer systems engineer, and has contributed to the Young Australian Skeptics for many years. When he’s not watching videos of babies having their cochlear implants turned on for the first time, he’s involved in the Lunar Numbat collaboration, trying to get Australian rockets into orbit.
For the very first episode of our new show, Unfiltered Thoughts, Jack sits down with Jessie Browne to chat about climate change. Jessie is a 3rd year undergraduate geology student at the University of Melbourne with a keen interest in rocks and cats, and is involved in the Australian Youth Climate Coalition.
Giving a name to a period of time is not a new thing, and it’s an approved method of defining time on the geological scale, usually based on environmental developments. Currently we’re in the Holocene, and now some people are…
Perspectives is a series of collections of articles highlighting the diversity of opinions, ideas and — yes — perspectives young people in Australia have about complex, serious and/or light-hearted topics that everyone should be talking about. We draw on existing members of our writing team, as…