Deakin Communicating Science 2016

EES 200/101

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

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

Chemicals and Other Triggerwords- A disaster in the making

In my previous blog post (linked here ), I discussed the anti-vaccine movement and how their work in the field of pseudoscience is blurring the lines between ‘good’ and ‘bad’ … Continue reading

May 7, 2016 · Leave a comment

Is Nature The Reason For Violence?

In the past two posts, I’ve looked at how media and nurture elements are the reason for violent behaviors in children. However, that’s not entirely true. It’s actually an equal … Continue reading

May 4, 2016 · 3 Comments

Why The Food Pyramid Is Wrong.

  TO be fair, I’m not going to be breaking down the entirety of the food pyramid, rather I’m just going to be focusing on one of its main categories: … Continue reading

May 1, 2016 · 3 Comments

Chemicals and Other Triggerwords: The suspects

  As spectacles of modern chemical engineering such as GM foods and vaccines hit the mainstream media, there are those who would look to drown them. Many of those opposing … Continue reading

April 30, 2016 · 1 Comment

Applicable Illumination.

So you were scrolling around the internet, sometime in the past 48 hours, & saw something like this: I imagine that you had something like one of the following reactions … Continue reading

April 28, 2016 · 1 Comment

Do Antidepressants really work? Or are we fooled by another Placebo.

Do Antidepressants really work? Or are we fooled by another Placebo. What is it?  Depression is much more than just feeling blue, it’s an illness that affects every aspect of a … Continue reading

April 28, 2016 · 5 Comments

MDMA: Dangerous or Misunderstood?

Ecstasy has pretty bad connotations associated with it here in Australia and many parts of the world. But is this justified? Is it a harmful, destructive drug that is plaguing … Continue reading

April 21, 2016 · 2 Comments

Is Violence Caused By Nurture?

Nature vs Nurture is an ongoing debate that has been going on for centuries. Of course, neither side really has a strong argument that leans the debate to one side…yet. … Continue reading

April 21, 2016 · 1 Comment

Myth: Vaccines cause autism

The Myth: All around me lately I hear parents talking between themselves saying that they refuse to vaccinate their children because they believe it is too risky. The main concern … Continue reading

April 18, 2016 · 4 Comments

Climate Change Origins

We’re all familiar with climate change. Occasionally on the news a report will pop up talking about how climate change is still on the rise, or a political party will … Continue reading

April 14, 2016 · 1 Comment

Children And Media Violence

Children And Media Violence-The debate that’s been in question for decades. Does the media truly influence a child’s perception on violence and increase their chances of behaving aggressively? Are children more … Continue reading

April 14, 2016 · 4 Comments

The Science of Marijuana

I’m Mary, a 20 year old 3rd Year Forensic Science Student. And despite what the title of this blog post might lead you to believe, I have never used Marijuana; … Continue reading

April 13, 2016 · 2 Comments

Algorithmic Morality

…it is charging towards two motorcyclists & must make the decision to veer so as not to hit both riders, using it’s complex control & sensory system.

April 11, 2016 · 1 Comment

Climate Change: The Controversy

Climate change is one of the most controversial and debated environmental issues of the 21st century. In a scientific sense, the idea that climate change is occurring, particularly because of … Continue reading

April 10, 2016 · 3 Comments

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