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Which field of research is the weirdest of all?

That’s the question which The Science Nation is tackling head-on as part of National Science Week. To find the answer The Science Nation will hold a debate tournament that sees eight prominent researchers compete to convince the audience that they do the weirdest, wackiest, craziest research in the world. With additional rounds of improvised, audience-inspired, topics this Great Debate is: “90 minutes of science & laughs that promises to be fun for people of all ages”.

It’s happening all round the country but the one that interests us is on the afternoon of 22 August in Sydney. Speakers include our favourite physicist Adam Micolich.

It’s at the Powerhouse (get in while you still can); tickets are $15 Adult and $8 Concession and can be booked online.

Sydney to get Dr Who Festival

Sydney to get Dr Who Festival

          The official Doctor Who Festival is coming to Sydney, on the 21st and 22nd of November! Held at the Royal Hall of Industries and Hordern Pavilion, fans can hear from the cast and writers. Discover the monsters and magic behind the phenomenon “that has captured our imagination for more than 50 […]

Walk for science: Harbour Hike open for registration

Walk for science: Harbour Hike open for registration

Registrations for the 2015 Fantasea Harbour Hike are officially open! One of my favourite annual events is back with an entirely new date: Sunday 30 August 2015. What else can you do to soak in the beauty of Sydney Harbour, get some gentle exercise, and raise much-needed funds for the fabulous Sydney Institute of Marine Science? The 12km […]

Supanova on this weekend

Supanova on this weekend

The Supanova Pop Culture Expo is on this weekend. I don’t think I can describe the event any better than they do themselves: Supanova Pop Culture Expo, since 2000, is where the adoring public comes face to face with Supa-Star celebrities and the creative talent that inspire their imaginary worlds under one big roof. Gathered from and […]

Sydney museums go free for kids

Sydney museums go free for kids

From 27 June admission to two of Sydney leading museums will be free for all children under 16 years. For the MAAS and the Australian Museum that’s a significant change from the current $8 per child. The $2.1 million budget announcement reverses 25 years of ticketed entry for children and comes just in time for the winter school holidays. Australian […]

What's with Intel and its Galileo board?

What’s with Intel and its Galileo board?

Everywhere I look at the moment Intel seems to be popping up. You couldn’t miss them walking around VIVID, my social media feeds are full of them, and they seem to be making a determined effort to get in front of every teacher with a technical bent. They are pushing their Galileo board as an […]

Don't blame the IT Crowd for lack of people studying coding

Don’t blame the IT Crowd for lack of people studying coding

Access Economics is to release a report showing, oh what a surprise, that “the demand for workers with ICT skills will boom over coming years. However, the number of students enrolled in information technology courses remains significantly below that of the early 2000s.” But what’s interesting about this particular link in the conga-line of similar reports is that it attributes […]