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Ockham's Razor

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Science journalist and broadcaster Robyn Williams presents Ockham's Razor - a soap box for all things scientific, with short talks by researchers and people from industry with something thoughtful to say about science.

Science journalist and broadcaster Robyn Williams presents Ockham's Razor - a soap box for all things scientific, with short talks by researchers and people from industry with something thoughtful to say about science.
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Sydney, NSW

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Science journalist and broadcaster Robyn Williams presents Ockham's Razor - a soap box for all things scientific, with short talks by researchers and people from industry with something thoughtful to say about science.

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@abcscience

Language:

English

Contact:

Ockham's Razor ABC Radio National GPO Box 9994 Sydney 2001 (02) 8333 1423


Episodes

Storytelling that changes the world

11/17/2018
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Physicist and Australian of the Year Michelle Simmons reflects on how scientists view the world.

Duration:00:11:27

A war that will never be over

11/10/2018
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It was a chance event that brought about Rob Morrison's attendance at the funeral of a WWI soldier, on the battlefield where he died a century before.

Duration:00:11:49

Sniffing your breath to detect disease

11/3/2018
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Dr Noushin Nasiri gives us the lowdown on how technology may be able to sniff out disease … and the history of the idea, which stretches back thousands of years.

Duration:00:11:19

Alcohol, pregnancy and parenting

10/27/2018
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The nine months of pregnancy have the ability to permanently influence our health and susceptibility to certain diseases later in life.

Duration:00:09:27

The wines, they are a-changin'

10/20/2018
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Winemaking is an ancient tradition, but the techniques to make it are changing ... thanks to science.

Duration:00:11:30

A vaccine for gonorrhoea?

10/13/2018
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As we contemplate a world where gonorrhoea might be entirely resistant to our efforts to treat it, the imperative for a vaccine is great.

Duration:00:09:32

The mathematics of murderers

10/6/2018
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Is there an unsconscious method to the madness of a serial killer?

Duration:00:10:55

I stress, you stress, how do we stress less?

9/29/2018
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Ever had a friend or colleague snap at you for no real reason, acting really out of character?

Duration:00:11:34

We need to open science up to everyone

9/22/2018
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'After all, isn't sharing knowledge and discovery what science is really all about?'

Duration:00:11:15

Stealing from the wellness gurus

9/15/2018
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When you really watch the wellness gurus at work, they are 'bloody effective' at connecting and engaging with their audience, says Dr Darren Saunders.

Duration:00:09:33

Facts, fear, fake news and Facebook

9/8/2018
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Pause before you hit that 'like' button on Facebook.

Duration:00:11:29

Kids deserve the chance to play with mathematics

9/1/2018
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We need to encourage creativity and playfulness in Australia's young students ... if they're to solve the world's future problems.

Duration:00:13:45

Trapped in one of the world's deepest caves

8/25/2018
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You're a kilometre into an intricate network of caves and the water is rising fast … what next?

Duration:00:11:52

Understanding change in marine ecosystems: a grand challenge for science

8/18/2018
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The future of our oceans depends on it.

Duration:00:14:40

Disasters are not natural

8/11/2018
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We often call them 'natural disasters' — things like cyclones, bushfires and floods. But how 'natural' are they?

Duration:00:10:29

Fake boob news

8/4/2018
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Science communicator Dr Chloe Warren sleuths for a study — widely reported in the media — that "bras make breasts sag faster."

Duration:00:10:33

Let the bacteria live

7/28/2018
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Amid constant marketing calls for bacteria to be stopped, killed, wiped out — is there another way?

Duration:00:09:59

The pursuit of perfect private parts

7/21/2018
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Men and women are increasingly reporting dissatisfaction with their genital appearance — so what do we do about it?

Duration:00:11:35

Awe-inspiring weather with Nate Byrne

7/14/2018
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ABC News Breakfast weather presenter Nate Byrne loves the weather — and he wants you to love it too.

Duration:00:10:04

Feminism, science, love — the shaping of Wonder Woman

7/7/2018
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The classic Wonder Woman comics are credited to a Charles Moulton. But that's a pseudonym.

Duration:00:11:21