The funny, interesting or just weird bits from 2012 that didn’t make the final show!
It is estimated that in 2006 alone there were 1.3 million papers published in 23,750 scientific journals. But what happens when a paper gets ‘unpublished’ – withdrawn or retracted? I caught up with Dr. Ivan Oransky and Adam Marcus, founders of Retraction Watch. A blog that follows retractions as they happen and investigates the stories [...]
On Thursday Dr. Leslie Cannold – author, ethicist, commentator and award-winning columnist – spoke to a packed audience at Embiggen Books. She spoke about the various social and economic forces undermining trust in science, and what can be done to restore that trust. Embiggen Books is Melbourne’s newest bookshop, specialising in scientific and skeptical books. [...]
An event organised by the Melbourne Skeptics and the Melbourne Eastern Hills Skeptics saw a science, religion and philosophy teacher and a science-oriented bookseller discussing their favourite books. Kylie Sturgess is an award-winning blogger and fellow podcaster, a Philosophy and Religious Education teacher and writer for a number of Skeptic publications. In 2010 she co-authored [...]