Science Is Golden
By Nicky Phillips
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The Sydney Morning Herald’s science editor Nicky Phillips brings her unique perspectives on science to this six-part series. smh.com.au theage.com.au
||CleanMyth busting||Ever heard that lightning doesn't strike the same place twice? Well, it's a myth. So is the one about touching a toad will give you warts. Myths are everywhere, and can be hard to escape. This week on Science is Golden we bust a few of the most common .||23 9 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe science of self control||Are you born with self control or do you learn it along the way? Producer Nicky Phillips seeks out the answers and, in doing so, performs her own version of the famous self control experiment called the Marshmallow Test.||14 9 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStudying dead bodies||Shari Forbes hates scary movies but she's fascinated by dead bodies. As a forensic scientist, she's spent the past 15 years researching how human corpses decompose in different environments and conditions. From next year Shari will run Australia's firs.||6 9 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe man who invented Vegemite||Vegemite might be a household staple today, but when it first landed on supermarket shelves it was a total flop. Without the perseverance of its inventor, a chemist named Cyril Callister, it would almost certainly have been scrapped.||30 8 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHuman guinea pigs||Stevan Nikolin reckons he's volunteered for more than 50 scientific studies in the past ten years. The most bizarre study he remembers was being asked to move his little finger, and only his little finger, non-stop for two minutes. The researchers w...||23 8 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe untold story of Dora Lush||In what can only be described as a tragic accident, a young medical researcher, Dora Lush, dies when she pricks her finger on a contaminated needle in 1943. Although she's been dead for more than 50 years, Dora Lush has touched the lives of many people.||16 8 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
Love these podcasts!
Please keep them coming! Just listened to 'The Man Who Invented Vegemite' with my kids. Love being able to share this kind of inspirational science with them.