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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

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English

Contact:

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


Episodes

Concussion: not just a 'bit of biffo'

6/23/2018
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Concussion is not a simple condition played out in a matter of days or weeks following the initial trauma, argues Emeritus Professor Roger Rees.

Duration:00:11:23

The hope (and hype) of stem cells

6/16/2018
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Beyond the realm of research, there is a growing commercial 'stem cell' industry founded not on evidence but on the promise of success.

Duration:00:11:25

When algorithms go shopping

6/9/2018
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What's your shopping habit? And could computing power help tweak it?

Duration:00:09:34

Retraining your tastebuds

6/2/2018
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Taste starts in the womb … and you can train it.

Duration:00:11:26

Venturing to a breakaway iceberg

5/26/2018
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It's been said we know more about the back side of the moon than we do about parts of the Earth's oceans.

Duration:00:11:21

We need a little less conversation, a little more action

5/19/2018
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Are we experiencing a nationwide bout of semantic satiation when it comes to the phrase innovation?

Duration:00:11:18

The tricky business of cancer research

5/12/2018
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Dr Fiona Simpson has spent her life working to create drugs that can treat deadly cancers.

Duration:00:12:23

Clean coal?

5/5/2018
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Truly clean coal technology is not a myth, argues University of Newcastle chemical engineering researcher Dr Jessica Allen.

Duration:00:10:54

Using virtual reality to explore your insides

4/28/2018
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You can use virtual reality to stand next to a dinosaur or wander into Van Gogh's kitchen and inspect his famous chair. But what about seeing inside your own body?

Duration:00:11:13

The brilliant mind of Oliver Sacks

4/21/2018
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Neuroscience PhD student Samuel Mills reflects — and shares a few stories about the brilliant neurologist and author — at Melbourne's Laborastory.

Duration:00:11:46

A pinch of salt with that news headline, please

4/14/2018
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What questions should you ask of research, a press release, or a journalist's article about that new health or science development to make sure it's legit?

Duration:00:10:10

The blurry line between human and animal health

4/7/2018
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Understanding the links between animal and human health is key to preventing the next viral pandemic.

Duration:00:11:23

Taking control of what you own

3/31/2018
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Do you have any input into the design of the products you buy and consume day-to-day? Your phone, laptop, clothes, even your food?

Duration:00:11:12

Nature, nurture and gender

3/24/2018
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How do we have meaningful advances in our understanding of gender when biologists and gender theorists are at odds?

Duration:00:11:36

Baron, scholar, spy

3/17/2018
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Franz Nopcsa — a troubled aristocrat, a brilliant scientist, a one-time spy ... and a co-founder of the field of paleobiology.

Duration:00:10:54

The economic impact of refugees

3/10/2018
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How do you know what effect refugee populations have on the economy of the countries they become a part of?

Duration:00:11:25

Thinking out-of-this-world to inspire schoolkids

3/3/2018
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Would teenagers be more interested in science if they were literally sending objects into space?

Duration:00:11:04

Strap yourself in and feel the Gs!

2/24/2018
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John Stapp was a pioneering researcher into the effects of 'rapid human deceleration' — otherwise known as a plane crash — on the body.

Duration:00:11:01

A new solar reality

2/17/2018
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Professor Martin Green queries how we dispel the lingering pessimism in Canberra over solar and expand the use of this remarkable technology?

Duration:00:10:52

Traditional medicine and malaria

2/10/2018
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On first blush, they might seem worlds apart. But modern drug research and ancient medicine intertwine in this tale of the fight against malaria's history.

Duration:00:11:18