For the eighteenth episode of Unfiltered Thoughts, Jack sits down with Will Farr (again!) to chat about the science and science-fiction of asteroids.
For the sixteenth episode of Unfiltered Thoughts, Jack sits down with Brady Clarke to chat about the influence of technology on music. Brady is a Melbourne-based musician and writer who wears a lot of turtlenecks and likes coffee. When he’s not destroying his personal brand on social media, he makes electronic music as WIST.
Using the world’s most powerful assembly of lasers, a team of American physicists and engineers have, for the first time, extracted more energy from laboratory-scale nuclear fusion than was absorbed by the fuel to trigger it.
Jack and Liz share Christmas cheer in what will probably be the last Classic™ episode of 2013. A new mammal discovery in Brazil doesn’t mean Bigfoot is real, Wi-Fi routers are not killing your plants, and antibacterial soap isn’t killing more bacteria than regular soap. An episode of negatives! Jargonauts gets charged up with “ionisation”, and we share some of our favourite podcasts that you might want to listen to over the (short) break.
For the second episode of Unfiltered Thoughts, Jack sits down with Will Farr to chat about scientific expertise, engineering, pseudoscience and Nobel Prizes. Will is an electrical engineering student at Swinburne University of Technology, with interests in climate change, nuclear…
The Pseudoscientists Episode 91 — Fuel from algae, detecting dark matter, nerve gas and science on TV, with Katie Mack
Jack, Tom and — *gasp* — Belinda are joined by astrophysicist Katie Mack to discuss algae fuel, detecting dark matter, why an Australian politician thinks CFCs are causing global warming, and why a blowfly protein might save you from nerve gas. Jargonauts collapses together with “accretion”, and Question of the Week takes a look at the best TV can offer in terms of science.
The Pseudoscientists Episode 86 — Sleeping flies, Martian colonists, freaky animal sex, and gender identity
Tom and Jack discuss flies sleeping like humans, the crazy ambitions of the Mars One project to have people on Mars by 2023, and the weird sex that animals have. Jargonauts takes a look at comas, and we discuss last week’s Question of the Week on gender identity (and sexuality, of course).
The Pseudoscientists Episode 84 — Intelligent design, an Indian psychic girl, weird diets and technology from the future, with Claire Shepard
Jack, Tom and returning guest Claire Shepard muse on a potentially-psychic girl in India, some terrible online science journalism, why wisdom teeth don’t make intelligent design unlikely, and weird diets. Jargonauts looks at “detoxification” (and why it doesn’t mean what alternative medical proponents think it means), and we discuss what futuristic technology we’d love to see around in the present day, with your help.