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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

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

Bridging the discipline divide

2/3/2018
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Cross disciplinary research, undergraduate study, postgraduate study, double degrees!

Duration:00:11:22

Making humility great again

1/27/2018
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Professor Tom Frame thinks much of what we take for leadership in Canberra and across the country needs to change.

Duration:00:11:40

Remembering Maryam Mirzakhani

1/20/2018
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Australian mathematician Nalini Joshi pays a personal tribute to the life and legacy of Maryam Mirzakhani, the first female winner of the Fields Medal, who died in 2017.

Duration:00:11:18

Is the world real?

1/13/2018
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The idea that there is something bogus about reality goes back a long way.

Duration:00:10:40

Stopping the poachers

1/6/2018
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There are villains out there, trying to make the most of the rarity of Australia's species by tracking down their locations for the purposes of poaching.

Duration:00:10:36

Australia's history of grog

12/30/2017
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Plonk and moonshine, rum and port — it's all a part of Australia's early story.

Duration:00:08:51

The books we love and need

12/23/2017
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Why write books? For some, it's necessary — to find out what we think, and to get the record down for all of history to see.

Duration:00:11:25

Celebrity 'science'

12/16/2017
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A trail of outlandish endorsements, supplements, fad diets — and claims sprinkled with the lightest dose of science. These are the hallmarks of a celebrity-turned-'scientist.'

Duration:00:10:50

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

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