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Ben Francischelli on Mary Anning

8/13/2018
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Ben Francischelli on Mary Anning by The Laborastory

Duration:00:16:25

David Nuthall on Elizabeth Loftus

8/13/2018
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Dave is a former and future provisional psychologist and a musician. One time a friend said that nothing is boring if you know enough about it and he clings to this for justifying his crippling wikipedia habit. Go see his band Hi New Low, and find them on instagram for kimchi pancakes that look like maps of Jurassic park.

Duration:00:12:33

Julian O'Shea on Arthur Eddington

8/13/2018
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Julian O’Shea is an engineer turned traveller and educator. He leads overseas study tours across Asia including Nepal, India, and Vietnam. As a Melbourne inner city type he sometimes finds the lack of lattes challenging. He has his own crazy projects in the works including a high altitude balloon launch for the upcoming National Science Week, and is building a solar powered tuk tuk that he will drive across Australia.

Duration:00:08:04

Kiri Beilby on Christopher Polge

8/13/2018
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Kiri is a lecturer and Course Coordinator for the Graduate Diploma of Reproductive Science at Monash University. She graduated from The University of Sydney with a Ph.D. in animal reproduction & genetics, followed by a science communication chaser at the ANU. Kiri accepts that you only get a noble prize by experimenting on yourself, and she works with sperm, so it’s a bit awkward - her subjects would have to buy her dinner first!

Duration:00:13:21

Idan Ben Barak on Max Von Pettenkoffer

8/12/2018
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Idan Ben Barak on Max Von Pettenkoffer by The Laborastory

Duration:00:11:48

Jess Moir on Ruth Benedict

7/16/2018
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Jess Moir is a Melbourne comedian who regularly performs at the Brunswick Green. She has two kids and lets them mix bi-carb soda with vinegar whenever they want. Jess has lived overseas, including in Nigeria, where she learned more than she wanted to about Ebola.

Duration:00:09:42

Jacquie Milner on Frank Rowland And Mario Molina

7/16/2018
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Jacquie Milner has spent a lot of time looking up at the sky. She has been an amateur astronomer for the past 30 years, and has been doing outreach for various organisations, including Perth Observatory and, more locally, Mount Burnett Observatory, for 22 years. She even did a short stint under the dome in the Scitech Planetarium in Perth. For Laborastory she went back to her environmental science roots to talk about the atmosphere, and two men who saved an important part of it: Frank...

Duration:00:22:57

Mitch Alexander on Rene Descartes

7/16/2018
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Mitch Alexander is a socialist, atheist, utilitarian, unionist, reductionist metalhead, stand up comedian and philosopher who hates labels.

Duration:00:16:22

Ben Vezina on Dr Heng Li

7/16/2018
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Ben accepted and completed a PhD quest to vaccinate chickens against pathogens. His class is dual molecular and microbiology, and weapon specialisation is PCR. He is currently searching for NPCs to find and accept a Post-doctoral quest, so he can continue to take the long road to the hard life in biological research, in a climate that's underfunded and oversaturated.

Duration:00:11:25

Arjun Chahal on Franklin, Watson and Crick

6/19/2018
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Arjun Chahal is a PhD candidate at the University of Melbourne. His research utilizes fruit flys to understand the fundamentals of tissue growth and how disruptions to these processes can lead to diseases like cancer. When he isn’t looking for a lucrative modeling contract as the face of Vetolin, he enjoys coming up with creative answers to how his thesis is going that won’t trigger calls to Life-line. He currently has an Impact Factor of - 1.

Duration:00:21:14

James Hutson on Beatrix Potter

6/19/2018
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James is a visual science communicator using words, pictures & moving pictures to make complex information easier to understand. He's been making science and technology more engaging for 20 years, having started as a researcher with Beyond 2000 in 1996

Duration:00:10:06

Alanta Colley on Jane Goodall

6/18/2018
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Alanta has a Masters in International Public Health and has worked on health programs in Uganda, Kenya, Cambodia and East Timor, around HIV, Malaria, and nutrition. She now works for Engineers Without Borders, taking engineering students to India, Samoa and Cambodia to learn in partnership with rural communities about Human Centred Design. She is also a comedian, delivering her sell out show ‘Parasites Lost’ and 'Days of our Hives' at Melbourne International Comedy Festival. She hates puns...

Duration:00:13:40

Edward Brelsford on Albert Einstein

6/18/2018
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Eddie is an engineer / teacher / mathematician who has a love for sci-fi, musicals, stargazing, na-val-gazing, and the human condition. He has worked as an engineer and a teacher, and he apolo-gises on behalf of his fiancé if he puts on his ‘teacher voice’ tonight. He gets overly excited when people talk about maths in normal conversations, and is always disappointed by the representation of scientists in popular culture. He is worried that he isn’t very good at planning for the long-term...

Duration:00:12:55

Aaron Wagen On George Robert Price

5/10/2018
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Dr Aaron Wagen is a trainee in Neurology, and loves all things brains, arts, and sciences, but is particularly thrilled when those things combine in narrative form. Outside of working as a doctor, he has written and performed in comedic plays and live art pieces in the Melbourne Fringe Festival, burnt his eyeballs while blending human brain in the lab, and is an expert at spontaneous meal creation, always named by the dominant ingredient and the word “surprise”. You will probably know him...

Duration:00:16:15

Elizabeth Flux On William Of Ockham

5/10/2018
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Elizabeth Flux if a freelance writer and editor who has a health science degree despite not studying health science, and a strangely American accent despite having never been to America.

Duration:00:13:10

Freda Werdiger On Joseph B Keller

5/10/2018
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Dr. Freda Werdiger will never know enough about optics. She was awarded a Ph.D in 2016 for her work in Classical Field theory with the School of Physics at Monash University. Because no one will pay her to find exact solutions to irrelevant things, she is currently on loan to the Adelaide Women's and Children's Hospital and the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Monash University to analyse flow patterns in fibrotic lungs using x-ray imaging. She can intubate a 20 gram...

Duration:00:14:59

Matthew Snelson on Henrik Dam

5/10/2018
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Matthew is in the final throes of a PhD investigating the effects of a processed diet on gut homeostasis and the impact this has on diabetic kidney disease. He has presented his findings at a number of international conferences, each in a location more exotic then the last: Tokyo, Lisbon, Perth. Earlier this year he was a Victorian Finalist in Famelab, a global science communication competition. He has written for The Conversation and has run science classes during National Science Week...

Duration:00:11:17

Dr Rowan Brookes on David Whyte

5/10/2018
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Dr Rowan Brookes on David Whyte by The Laborastory

Duration:00:12:20

Associate Professor Gretchen Benedix Bland on Sally Ride

2/6/2018
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Gretchen is an astrogeologist who studies meteorites to reveal the secrets of the evolution of the solar system. She’s always been a fan of the stars and space from the time her mother pointed out that there was a person on the moon (the first moon landing) when she was just one year old.

Duration:00:14:34

Josh Richards On Alexey Leonov

2/6/2018
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Josh Richards is a physicist, comedian, and former soldier. He’s trying to add astronaut to that list at the moment too, as one of a 100 people short-listed worldwide to colonise Mars in 2027 with the Mars One project.

Duration:00:25:04