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Throwback Thursday #14 – Magic

Today’s Throwback Thursday is all about magic, science, and mathematics. Above is a fantastic video showing a little wooden automata performing magic, created by Per Helldorff. Using a simple turning lever, a ball appears to teleport before your eyes. I … Continue reading

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The Science Of Anti-Vaccination

“Fewer children in the United States are getting vaccinated. That’s bad news for those kids, and also for public health in general. Often, the response is to argue and debate and get angry at people who are we see as … Continue reading

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Four Years

Four years. Four whole years (plus a couple of days because I forgot to post this… ahem) of Richer Ramblings. That’s rather crazy. As per previous years, here are some site statistics for those interested: 1,415 posts 6,140 tags 1,412 … Continue reading

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Why Science Is NOT ‘Just A Theory’

“Have you ever heard ‘evolution’ dismissed as ‘just a theory’? Is a scientific theory no different to the theory that Elvis is still alive? Jim Al-Khalili puts the record straight. There’s an important difference between a scientific theory and the … Continue reading

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Levitating Pumpkins! Halloween Science

“”And the cursed pumpkin rose up from the earth, carried to the sky by the spirits of All Hallows’ Eve.” Or in other words, Andy put a superconductor in a pumpkin and levitated it on a magnetic track.” (YouTube) A … Continue reading

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Astronaut Chris Hadfield On Space Oddities

“Fans of UNSW Science and ScienceAlert got to pose a series of questions to You Tube’s most famous astronaut Chris Hadfield. Watch the interview with Veritasium’s Derek Muller at the exclusive Space Oddity event at Sydney’s Powerhouse Museum – the … Continue reading

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Sean Carroll – The Meaning Of Life

“The world keeps happening in accordance with its rules; it’s up to us to make sense of it and give it value. Sean Carroll” (Vimeo) An interesting and enlightening talk by Sean Carroll about the meaning of life, religion, and science, … Continue reading

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