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Ockham's Razor

ABC (Australia)

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

Improving the prospects of PhDs

12/9/2017
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Why is Australia doing badly at launching careers in academic science — and what can be done?

Duration: 00:10:51


Food sensitivity and the known unknowns

12/2/2017
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What's safe, and how can we be taken seriously if we think we are food sensitive?

Duration: 00:10:37


The divided brain

11/25/2017
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Do you have a dry brain or a wet brain?

Duration: 00:11:10


Communicating beyond the scientific sphere

11/18/2017
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Science communication should celebrate and interrogate science, argues Margaret Wertheim.

Duration: 00:11:05


Wind farms and a community divided

11/11/2017
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What happens to communities when a company wants to put in a wind turbine farm?

Duration: 00:11:13


Our national parks need protection

11/4/2017
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The ability of national parks to protect our natural heritage is being eroded, Carolyn Pettigrew says.

Duration: 00:10:31


Joseph Banks' florilegium

10/28/2017
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A botanic record 250 years in the making is now available for all of us to see.

Duration: 00:10:38


Radio astronomy pioneer John Bolton

10/21/2017
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You may not know his name, but John Bolton's discoveries in the late 1940s marked the birth of a new field of science.

Duration: 00:10:02


The lessons of nature

10/14/2017
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How can a pit viper help us solve the problems of humanity?

Duration: 00:10:41


Predatory journals

10/7/2017
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The rise of open access journals has prompted a significant increase in the number of journals that are predatory in nature, with unethical practices that undermine science and the scientific process.

Duration: 00:10:11


The Birdman's wife

9/30/2017
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Elizabeth Gould spent her life capturing the sublime beauty of birds, including Charles Darwin’s famous Galapagos finches. But her legacy was eclipsed by the fame of her husband, John Gould.

Duration: 00:11:35


Code breakers

9/23/2017
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You may be familiar with the story of how British intelligence cracked Nazi codes at Bletchley Park during World War II. But in the Pacific, two secret organisations existed in Australia to break Japan's military codes.

Duration: 00:10:13


How comic books can improve healthcare

9/16/2017
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Using stories to teach is an ancient tradition, and learning from stories helps prepare healthcare professionals for the challenging situations they face on a daily basis.

Duration: 00:09:48


Glue ear and Indigenous health

9/9/2017
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Aboriginal children have the highest rates of glue ear — a middle ear infection that causes hearing loss — of any people in the world. But it doesn't have to be like this, argues Don Palmer.

Duration: 00:10:51


Telegraph Todd

9/2/2017
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Charles Todd became a legend in his own lifetime for introducing Australian colonists to a new information age, but only recently has the full extent of his many and varied achievements come to light.

Duration: 00:11:12


The trouble with fragrance

8/26/2017
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Five years ago in science writer Clare Pain's household, scented products became not a pleasure, but a threat.

Duration: 00:10:09


Florence Nightingale: Mathematician

8/19/2017
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The Lady with the Lamp ought to be known as the Lady with the Logarithm, argues Australia's Chief Scientist Alan Finkel.

Duration: 00:10:06


Reducing restraint in juvenile detention

8/12/2017
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Integrating a concept known as "sensory modulation" — using the body's senses to calm a person down — into our approach to children in detention can help us, as a society, move beyond enjoying either public safety or the rehabilitation of young offenders. We can have both, argues nurse Mike Wilson.

Duration: 00:11:12


The Frankenstein postdoc

8/5/2017
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When Kylie Soanes bounced out of her graduation ceremony with a newly-minted PhD, she thought she knew what she was in for.

Duration: 00:09:51


Reducing transport emissions

7/29/2017
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The uptake of renewables and gas is slowly reducing electricity CO2 emissions — but transport emissions are on the rise, and negating some of those improvements.

Duration: 00:12:31

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