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Ep 164: The Pod - Flesh eating sea lice
I have started a new podcast called The Pod  - I'd love you to have a listen and tell me what you think! Mr Science Show is not gone though, it will continue on boldly! The Pod is about ocean swimming - there is more to ocean swimming than swimming in the o...
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Birthday maths
A few weeks back, I had a great chat about birthday mathematics with Glynn Greensmith on the It's Just Not Cricket show on ABC Radio. It was great! We discussed how when you are born in the year influences your latter life, some counter-intuitive probabilit...
Birthday maths
Birthday maths
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Cricket teams and the efficient frontier - Part 2
A while back I posted a largely ridiculous idea to create a f inancial market around cricket one-day international scores . In summary, the "stock" was a team's average score in ODIs throughout the year (with some assumptions, see the post). It was based ar...
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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...
Ep 162: Pulsating Pulses
Ep 162: Pulsating Pulses
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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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