Ockham’s Razor is a soap box for all things scientific, with short talks about research, industry and policy from people with something thoughtful to say about science.
If DNA is the sheet music, epigenetics is the conductor
Razia Zakarya is an epigeneticist. But what does an epigeneticist do exactly? Razia is here to explain!
Today, why DNA and epigenetics is important for chronic disease research.
Making science fun isn't oversimplifying it
Science doesn't have to be restricted to old white men in lab coats. Maddie reckons it's time to make science fun! Without losing it's important messages.
Examining the labels we put on science
First Nations people were the first scientists in Australia. But they don't just stay in the past tense – they're still here, and still actively contributing to science.
Today's speaker Maggie Walter is Palawa and she's here to talk about how we think about First Nations science.
Imagine you're a snowflake...
Today's speaker Chelsea explores the extreme cold in Antarctica to bring home something important... Ice cores!
These ice cores can be used to uncover clues about Australia's past.
What radio and space research have in common
Today's speaker works with radio of a slightly different sort – radio astronomy!
Dr Laura Driessen explains what radio is… and isn't.
Big conservation in small spaces
As cities grow, nature becomes more and more fragmented.
So how can we protect native species without big areas to conserve?
Brendan Wintle says we need look into smaller places, like your own backyard or the bushland down the street.
I feel so desperately for Dr Bradshaw who now finds himself in a position so dreaded by most of us.
I myself have made it known to my husband and family and friends that I do not want any medical intervention should I have a stroke, heart attack or cancer. Why do we feel so absolutely that life must be clung to no matter the consequences? I am only 55 years old, mother of four adult children and a devout Catholic and I know my Real Life will begin once this mortal body wastes away.
I have been told that there is a chance if my husband does not call an ambulance upon the sudden onset of one of the aforementioned illnesses that he may be liable to charges of manslaughter! This horrifies me as it goes against my explicit wishes. Surely if we are free citizens we have the privilege of deciding not to live out our days as a burden to ourselves and those we love. Let me go to Heaven, I say, when the Almighty calls me there!
Short informative intros
That’s have sent me looking for more information & are starting points for many enjoyable conversations with family & friends
Physics of the universe made simple!
The above it not the name of the podcast but this was the topic. I thought it was great.
The real name was "Garden Hose, Acrobatic Ants and a Piece of String"of the program/podcast but the topic was an amazingly clear and understandable description of the current understanding of the physics of the universe.
It was broadcast on 21 March 2021.