Archive for December 2017

Season 7 Episode 9: The Complications of Conservation

December 27, 2017 @ 7:00 am

Could hunting actually help save animal lives? Can zoos stop extinction in its tracks? Does the money you send to conservation organisations actually enhance biodiversity? Byrne explains to Wade how conserving the environment can actually be a more complicated science than most people realise.

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Season 7 Episode 8: Busting Parenting Myths with Sci-gasm and a Science Mom

December 20, 2017 @ 7:00 am

Many new parents are concerned about how to ensure their bundle of joy stays happy and healthy, but sometimes misinformation can lead parents to do strange things in the name of looking after their child. Wade and Byrne science some of the woo found online in mother's pages and Nat Newell comes on to talk about her new movie "Science Moms". Sci-gasm goes parental. 

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Season 7 Episode 7: What are Gravitational Waves with Professor Lewis

December 13, 2017 @ 6:18 am

In this episode Byrne & Wade catch up with their favourite astrophysicist Professor Geraint Lewis to discuss one of the biggest advancements in Astronomy- the detection of gravitational waves. Professor Lewis answers the guys' questions on the who, what, where, when, and how regarding these latest discoveries gravitational waves.

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Season 7 Episode 6: You’re Not as Good as You Think You Are

December 6, 2017 @ 6:12 am

In this episode Byrne & Wade discuss how everyone has their own biases. The guys chat about why we do this, things to look out for, and how even scientists and skeptics fall into this trap too! Wade also explains what the the research suggests is the  best way to change someone's mind.

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