Deakin Communicating Science 2016

EES 200/101

Me, Myself and The Universe

Black holes have been a significant point of interest for science fiction writers and scientists both for many years now. But why? What are they? How do they form? At … Continue reading

May 31, 2016 · Leave a comment

Electricity out of Thin Atoms

Nuclear energy. Nuclear power plants. In the media, it’s synonymous with catastrophic failure and cataclysmic destruction. Nuclear power has long since been used by countries all over the world as … Continue reading

May 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

Me, Myself and The Universe

In my last post I attempted to briefly discuss how the universe began, an event I personally find very hard to picture. This often seems to be the case with … Continue reading

May 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

Physics gone wild: Killing Physics 101

There are currently three main theories concerning the death of the universe. Let’s figure out how to destroy physics in the last edition of physics gone wild. The Big Rip … Continue reading

May 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

Physics gone wild, Immovable object vs Unstoppable force?

One of physics’ most pondered yet confusing questions: What happens when an immovable object meets and unstoppable force? Or if you really want to get technical, what the hell is … Continue reading

May 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

Electricity out of Thin Light

In my previous blog, I posted about the technique used in converting the available kinetic energy of flowing water into mechanical energy via a water turbine to generate hydroelectricity. Compared … Continue reading

May 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

Mario-juana: Is gaming a drug? (Part 3)

Choosing to interact with a virtual word rather than the real, physical world comes naturally to some people. Personally I got into gaming at a young age, but for others … Continue reading

May 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

Mario-juana: Is gaming a drug (Part 2)

At the risk of sounding nerdy I’d like to share with you something from my past which has opened my eyes to this issue: I am now a 21 year … Continue reading

May 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

Mario-juana: Is gaming a drug (Part 1)

Like many others in modern society, I grew up surrounded by technology. Technology in itself has done wonders for society and we, as a global community, will probably never, EVER, … Continue reading

May 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

Economics of large experiments part 3: maximizing public return on research costs

  Expensive research with high lag times for return on investment are funded by public money because of private companies inability to pay the upfront cost and wait for a … Continue reading

May 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

Australia’s fist body farm- More than 30 people already donated their bodies!

(AFTMR body farm Sydney, Power J, 2015). In my first post I introduced that Australia was opening a body farm in Sydney in the Hawkesbury region. In fact more than … Continue reading

May 12, 2016 · Leave a comment

GMOs – Just Label It!

  In my last blog I have talked about what Genetically modified food is and what are the bad and good sides of Genetically Modified Food are. In this blog … Continue reading

May 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Overdue Catastrophies of Earth: Magnetic Pole Reversal

A magnetic pole shift is not exactly a recent finding about our earth, but it seems to be becoming more of a concern for inhabitants in our lifetime. A shift … Continue reading

May 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

Nature on Fast-forward

Genetically Modified food has been around in the store for years now. We may not know it, but one point is often left out.Is Genetically Modified food safe to eat? What … Continue reading

May 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Overdue Catastrophes of Earth: Eruption of Yellowstone’s Supervolcano 

Yellowstone National Park – A place on my ‘Must Visit Before I Die’ list. With tranquil and breathtaking scenery, the United States’ first official National Park is a geothermal hotspot home … Continue reading

May 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Overdue Catastrophes of Earth: Earthquake of the Pacific North West

Consecutive shockwaves radiated from the heart of the rift, shuddering the city to its core. The San Andreas fault roared to life, destroying all that stood in it’s path. The city of San … Continue reading

May 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

Dogs: The Key To Health

As a dog owner, it’s always comforting to know that Chip is healthy, but it’s also comforting to know that she may be assisting in my health. I’ve got to admit … Continue reading

May 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

Miracle Medicine?

In this final blog I’ll be letting you all know about Medicinal Marijuana, and I’ll be expanding a bit on what I’ve already discussed in the Pros of my last … Continue reading

May 10, 2016 · 2 Comments

“Humanity’s epic planetary facelift”

“Climate change, mass extinction and the uncertain future of life on earth” Click to read:  http://www.salon.com/2014/11/15/humanitys_epic_planetary_facelift_climate_change_mass_extinction_and_the_uncertain_future_of_life_on_earth/ Source: Abrams, L. (2016). Humanity’s epic planetary facelift: Climate change, mass extinction and the uncertain … Continue reading

May 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

Semantics and Science

  “We seldom realise, for example that our most private thoughts and emotions are not actually our own. For we think in terms of languages and images which we did … Continue reading

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Greenland Record Breaking Ice Sheet Melt

“Scientists ‘incredulous’ at abnormally high numbers for April, with melting across nearly 12% of ice sheet, reports Climate Home“. Click link to read more: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/apr/13/greenland-sees-record-smashing-early-ice-sheet-melt-climate-change     Source: the Guardian. (2016). … Continue reading

May 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

“The Big Thaw”

“Peru’s Quelccaya ice cap is the largest in the tropics. If it continues to melt at its current rate—contracting more than 600 feet (182.8 meters) a year in some places—it … Continue reading

May 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Human Touch

  In the course of the 2000’s, climate and weather patterns have changed dramatically as a result of human activity on this planet. Despite rising awareness and understanding that the damage we … Continue reading

May 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

Cloning: Debunking the myth

Is it true that you can just instantly create carbon copies at exactly the same age? Well let’s find out. Myth 1: Clones are made at the same age as the original: … Continue reading

May 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

One way ticket to Mars, would you do it?

By now you may have heard about the MarsOne exploration project, set to take sail in early 2020, the MarsOne expedition sets to take the human species and to slowly … Continue reading

May 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

Weed: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

In my last blog post I discussed the Science of Marijuana, and what actually gets you high. This time I’ll be discussing the Pros and Cons of its use, so … Continue reading

May 10, 2016 · 1 Comment

Artificial Intelligence, where is it heading?

Every day we are given new opportunities, a chance to develop our dreams and achievements in this life. However is this only due to our technological advances? In todays day … Continue reading

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Cloning society

Pet Cloning: Ever had that one special pet? Be it the perfect dog or cat, maybe even something more exotic like a snake? Well through the efforts of cloning you … Continue reading

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Tourist or terrorist?

Tourism has always played a huge part in the Great Barrier Reef. In fact it started in the 1950s and has only increased since then. Today, about 2-3million people flock … Continue reading

May 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

‘One in ten athletes are cheating’

The last blogpost finished by looking briefly at the effect of hGH on our bodies and im going to continue from there and then look at how we are able … Continue reading

May 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

Can our hormones put us at risk of cancer?

In my previous blog post I spoke generally about doping in sport and the types of drugs that are often found to be used. In the next two blog post … Continue reading

May 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

Are drugs taking over sport?

In the news more and more frequently we are hearing of drugs impacting the sports we all love to watch. Sport if a universal language, it’s something everyone can take … Continue reading

May 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

Decision Time…

For those who have stuck with me during the 4 week diet experiment with dietary supplement, I’d like to say thank you. Now, 4 weeks later in my study of … Continue reading

May 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

Masks Peeler 2!

  Time for GMOs to feed the world According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, in 2014-2016, approximately about “795 million people of the 7.3 billion people in … Continue reading

May 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

What’s So Special About Dogs?

So now we know when dogs became a close companion for humans but do you know why? What makes the relationship between humans and dogs so special? Why are we attracted … Continue reading

May 9, 2016 · 2 Comments

Drugs: To Regulare or Eradicate

My last two blogs have looked at two of Australia’s biggest problem drugs. MDMA and crystal meth. Both these are currently prohibited substances, yet still they run rampant in society. … Continue reading

May 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

Beavis and Meth Head

Meth, not even once. This is one of the more common slogans associated with crystal methamphetamine. And its used for good reason. Meth is bad, and when I say bad … Continue reading

May 9, 2016 · 1 Comment

Party Pill Lottery

As early teens growing up, we are educated from an early age in high school that drugs are bad and that we should always say no to drugs. But when told … Continue reading

May 9, 2016 · 1 Comment

Off-Label Medicine

Antidepressants are a class of drug used to treat major depressive disorder and other disorders including mood disorder, anxiety , obsessive compulsive disorder and chronic pain to name a few.  … Continue reading

May 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

What does Marijuana do to the brain?

Marijuana is the colloquial term for Cannabis sativa one of the worlds most popular drug, a plant indigenous to central Asia. Marijuana is a psychoactive drug, which means its changes … Continue reading

May 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

The final Doomsday

With so many seed and gene banks globally, there is abundance amounts of effort put in regarding the preservation of the world’s agriculture. But what about our animal life? Globally, … Continue reading

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Alien Mega-structure found!

    The Kepler telescope was launched in March 7 2009; the aim of the Kepler telescope is to search for earth like planets in our galaxy, the Milky Way. … Continue reading

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What Exactly is Depression?

Depression is among the most come mental illnesses and effects according to beyond blue approximately 1 million Australians each year. So what is depression? Depression is intense feeling of unhappiness … Continue reading

May 9, 2016 · 2 Comments

Til ‘Divorce’ Do Us Part

Although there are plenty of collated reasons that often result in divorce and contribute to the inclining statistics, we are thankfully not completely doomed with the curse of divorce within … Continue reading

May 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

Misrepresenation of Artificial Intelligence

With companies and organisations alike developing A.I systems, it is hard to keep track of and keep in check these new systems. According to Demis Hassabis, head of Google’s learning business and … Continue reading

May 8, 2016 · 1 Comment

The High Ground: Reasons Volcanoes Are Terrifying

I spent years not giving volcanoes enough credit. Living in a country in the middle of a tectonic plate, they’re just not relevant beyond primary school science projects. Australia hasn’t seen a volcanic … Continue reading

May 8, 2016 · 2 Comments

Please Keep Off The Grass! Or Not

LEGALISE!!! LEGALISE!!! LEGALISE!!!   Now i’m not talking a complete legalisation so that little Timmy from Melton can go into the milk-bar and purchase a joint. I’m talking about the … Continue reading

May 8, 2016 · 2 Comments

The Circle of Death

In my last two blogs I talked about how people cannot seem to be able to stop thinking that ‘kids these days’ are far worse than they use to be, … Continue reading

May 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

The fixable problem

The fact that animal agriculture is ripping apart our earth should be more widely known. It should be on the top of every head line, discussed in political debates and … Continue reading

May 8, 2016 · 1 Comment

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