Science Vs will now be produced by Gimlet Media! Science Vs is the podcast where we pit facts against fads. Season one was a great success! (Thanks to all of you wonderful listeners). And now, the pod will be moving to Gimlet Media! If you’re new to Science Vs, this is a podcast where we […]
Studies are emerging that dogs – with their remarkable sense of smell – may be able to smell some cancers. While the work is hopeful, some scientists are concerned that there is too much hype in the hounds. Here’s an extract of any article I wrote for The Saturday Paper on using sniffer dogs to […]
For millions of years, Earth was dominated by giants. With their immense necks and puny heads, sauropods roamed every continent. But how did these dinosaurs get so big? I wrote an article for ABC RN on the big benefits of having a tiny head.
Recent outbreaks of the plague in the United States and Madagascar are a reminder that the very bacteria which ravaged Europe in the Middle Ages still threaten us today. Scientists are looking back in time—deep into the bug’s deep evolutionary history—to unravel how we can protect ourselves from this disease. I wrote an article for ABC’s RN about how the plague became so powerful.
With NSW passing laws restricting the sale of electronic cigarettes and accessories to people under 18, I wrote an article for ABC RN, based on a Science Vs episode, which takes a look at the science: are e-cigarettes a great way of helping smokers quit or a dangerous new moneymaking attempt from the tobacco industry? […]