Ockham's Razor - Program podcast

A soap box for all things scientific, with short talks about research, industry and policy from people with something thoughtful to say about science.

http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/ockhamsrazor/

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      Radio astronomy pioneer John Bolton


      You may not know his name, but John Bolton's discoveries in the late 1940s marked the birth of a new field of science.


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      10m
       

      The lessons of nature


      How can a pit viper help us solve the problems of humanity?


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      10m
       

      Predatory journals


      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.


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      10m
       

      The Birdman's wife


      Elizabeth Gould spent her life capturing the sublime beauty of birds, including Charles Darwin’s famous Galapagos finches. But her legacy was eclipsed by the fame of her husband, John Gould.


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      11m
       

      Code breakers


      You may be familiar with the story of how British intelligence cracked Nazi codes at Bletchley Park during World War II. But in the Pacific, two secret organisations existed in Australia to break Japan's military codes.


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      10m
       

      How comic books can improve healthcare


      Using stories to teach is an ancient tradition, and learning from stories helps prepare healthcare professionals for the challenging situations they face on a daily basis.


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      9m
       2017-09-16

      Glue ear and Indigenous health


      Aboriginal children have the highest rates of glue ear — a middle ear infection that causes hearing loss — of any people in the world. But it doesn't have to be like this, argues Don Palmer.


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      10m
       2017-09-09

      Telegraph Todd


      Charles Todd became a legend in his own lifetime for introducing Australian colonists to a new information age, but only recently has the full extent of his many and varied achievements come to light.


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      11m
       2017-09-02

      Telegraph Todd


      Charles Todd became a legend in his own lifetime for introducing Australian colonists to a new information age, but only recently has the full extent of his many and varied achievements come to light.


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      11m
       2017-09-02

      The trouble with fragrance


      Five years ago in science writer Clare Pain's household, scented products became not a pleasure, but a threat.


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      10m
       2017-08-26