Is national science week a good thing? What is it meant to achieve? This week we talk about national science week and play an old favourite game - kiss, marry or kill - science style. This week's unwitting sponsor is the Great Barrier Reef Foundation.
This week Cameron, Chris and Andy all have big news. It turns a bit competitive about who has the biggest news. "Science this" is about teeth brushing. Apparently one of our hosts has a very small mouth. Unwitting sponsor for the week is Officeworks, Pitt Street, Sydney.
This week we all have such massive news! Including laser-tag, winning awards and competitions, and oppositional defiance disorder. And we also science the shit out of teeth! Our unwitting sponsor is the Pitt Street Office Works.
Have you actually ever been taught what to put in the acknowledgement section of a paper This week we talk about what the acknowledgement section of a paper is it actually for - or at least what we think it should be used for. And we science the shit out of dog parks... Our unwitting sponsor is Eisenia Andrei (gross poo eating worms)
What type of personalities does science attract and does your match? This week we talk about personality testing and we science the shit out of lunches... This week we are sponsored by Joyce's brisket - yum, delicious!
This week Cameron, Chris and Andy discuss the nature of assessments in undergraduate and postgraduate science - Is it even possible to fail? Then they take the challenge of the Desert Island 5 - what 5 science items would you need to survive and escape a deserted island?
Are awards really the best way to highlight great science? This week we talk about science awards and science the shit out of ordering a drink at a bar. Our unwitting sponsor this week is Fludeoxyglucose drinks - listen and you'll find out what this is!
How much of science is plagiarised? PhD theses of public figures are being examined by an independent group for plagiarism. Would yours pass the test? We also science the shit out of arguments. Our unwitting sponsor this week is Dr Christopher T Gibson's ice cream for breakfast.
Is the research paper dead? How would you make it better? This week we talk the future of research papers, and science the shit out of getting politicians to listen! Also, Gibbo hosts...kind of. Out unwitting sponsor is Andy's science workshops.
What can startups teach research? This week Andy, Cameron and Chris have lots of exciting news and Andy tell's us about what he learnt during his start up tour of the US and how it can be used by researchers. They also science the shit out of beer. Our unwitting sponsor this week is Pocket Conference! - Andy's start up!
Did you know about the massive amount of money given to universities in the form of block grants? This week join Andy, Cameron and T-bag as they talk about the huge amount of money governments give to research and play a brand new game - Science Heads. Also, we find out how Chris eats crunchies - it's equal parts interesting and disgusting. This week unwitting sponsor is Facebook.
Did you know that all that paper writing is killing more than just your will to live? This week we are joined by Physiotherapist Lauren Shearer who gives us some advice for staying fit and healthy so we can kick those academic goals. We also science the shit out of shopping and settle a long-standing dispute -Is life better with crunchy or smooth peanut butter? Our unwitting sponsor for the week is The Quit Sitting Campaign!
If you're an expert in one field is it easier to be well informed in another? Or do you fall in the same traps as everyione else? This week we work out if science would be a vegetarian, discuss how experts form opinions and we science the shit out of BBQ's. Our unwitting sponsor for the week is Nespresso.
This week we are joined by Dr Rachel Sparks from Stanford University! That's right, the proper one! Rachel gives you some insider tips on grant writing and making sure you have the best chance possible in landing a big one! Also we science the shit out of Bad Driving...
Thank you, our listeners, for a fantastic year. The end of the year is a great time to reflect on the things you've achieved this year. Academia can be tough but let us know what you are proud of! We also science the shit out of giving presents...just in time for Xmas!
This week we discuss binge-watching and Cameron talks all about his massive science fail... We also, mix it up with a new game - Love, marry or kill. There's so much awesome in this episode! This week's unwitting sponsor is The Canadian Lightsource.
This week we help you all get lovely sciencey jobs! We also science the shit out of gardening and ask if science likes being known as the "hard subject". This week's unwitting sponsor is Ensure Plus Juice!