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Ep 162: Pulsating Pulses
2016 is the International Year of Pulses ,
which aims to heighten public awareness of the nutritional benefits of
pulses as part of sustainable food production aimed towards food
security and nutrition. I spoke to Daniel Tan from the University of Sydney...

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Ep 161: 2016 Pulses and Pulsars
Happy 2016! This week, I spoke on ABC Radio Central West about some of the science we can expect in 2016: 2016 is the International Year of Pulses , which aims to heighten public awareness of the nutritional benefits of pulses as part of sustainable food pr...

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Cricket teams and the efficient frontier
Cricket and financial markets have a rich, intertwined history, from Vincent back to Waugh/Warne , Lillee/Marsh and Keith Miller . So, I don't think we necessarily need a new cricket market, but let's make one anyway, and refresh my financial maths and line...

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More holiday science experiments
We've previous put up a demonstration and explanation of capillary action using flowers , but this one is also quite fun. Simply fill two small glass containers with water, putting plenty of blue food colouring in one, and yellow in another. Connect the two...

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Ep 160: 2015 The year of light
2015 was a magnificent year for physics. Not only was it the International Year of Light and light-based technologies , it was an outstanding year of astronomical achievement, culminating with the magnificent New Horizons photos of Pluto . It was also 100 y...

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Ep 159: Wedding cost, marriage success and cats
From a recent chat with ABC Central West , this week is definitely a correlation of the week . Two separate stories on the topic of love and attachment highlight a couple of statistical concerns you need to be wary of when drawing conclusions from research:...

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Science Week 2016
National Science Week has come and gone for another year. This year, I spent a lot of it down at Canterbury Public School where I am their tamed scientist as part of CSIRO's Scientists in Schools program. It was a lot of fun, and we walked away with a world...

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Ep 158: Food science with ABC Radio
Every month, I chat with ABC Central West and the science topics of the day, and this week we chatted food, in particular: Consumption of spicy foods may lead to a lower risk of death (and a little about correlation and causation - I really should do some m...

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Ep 157: Where to now for Cold Fusion?
Do you remember Cold Fusion ? Remember when electrochemists Martin Fleischmann and Stanley Pons claimed to have achieved nuclear fusion in a bottle on a table in their lab in Utah? That was so 80s! Cold Fusion
was quickly debunked and, apart from its appea...

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Farewell Darren
It is with great sadness that I let you know that my friend and co-Beer
Drinking Scientist, Darren Osborne, passed away in January after a brave battle
with brain cancer. I've put a few words up over on the BDS website , so I'll direct you over there if y...
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