The Leadbeater’s possum is in a lot of strife right now. Its survival is severely threatened by bushfire and clearfell logging in its Central Highlands habitat, and last month it was declared critically endangered by the Federal Government. The species has always had a tumultuous…
The Pseudoscientists Episode 98 — Unhealthy happiness, pseudoscientific science, and a Laborastory interview
Tom, Belinda and Jack find out why there are healthy and unhealthy forms of happiness, and interview Nat, Aaron and Andrea from The Laborastory storytelling night about why science makes for such good stories. Jargonauts fixes the definition of “polymorphism”, and Question of the Week tries to find some ideas in science that might actually be a little bit pseudoscientific.
What is not covered in the post-guided chakra meditation class interview above, I will attempt to detail here. Since I felt note-taking might throw the participants off, I am depending entirely on memory which, as we know, is a dubious reporter. I therefore invite Sonia, or those who were present should they read this, to correct any of my assumptions or recollections.
The Pseudo Scientists Episode 56 — DNA data storage, the male reproductive pill, and James “The Amazing” Randi
Belinda, Tom, Rachael and Jack wonder about the feasibility of DNA-based information storage, look at a new breakthrough in the development of a male reproductive pill and touch on an update to the Kinesio Tape story from Episode 51. Plus, Ted interviews James Randi, living skeptical legend, magician and founder of the James Randi Educational Foundation.
The Pseudo Scientists Episode 32 — The Ig Nobel Prizes, the Christian National anthem, climate change and George Hrab
INTRO: Belinda, James, Elliot and James. Elliot being creepy, daylight savings.
INTERVIEW: George Hrab.
NEWS: The Ig Nobel Prizes, the Christian National Anthem, and climate change in the media.
The Pseudo Scientists Episode 31 — Faster-than-light neutrinos, Blackmores’ pharmacy deal, secularism in the Middle East and Eugenie Scott
INTRO: Belinda, Jason, Jack and James. New panelist, James Cooper, TAM 9, Belinda’s Masters studies.
ON THE STREET: Martin Pribble at Think Inc. 2011.
INTERVIEW: Eugenie Scott.
NEWS: Faster-than-light neutrinos, Blackmores’ pharmacy deal, secularism in the Israel/Palestine conflict.