Scientists and teachers take note – this is how to communicate science!

I’m making a pitstop back in scienceville today, in between a few political/social posts I’ve been writing. I chanced across this great blog called ‘Compound Interest – everyday exploration of chemical compounds‘ – take a look! Infographics abound aplenty. It’s a fantastic resource for chemistry teachers, and a great ‘how to’ example if you’re communicating science…

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Look, all I’m saying is that the Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters is missing some prime opportunities…

So today when educating myself/researching for another article I’m writing, I was briefly reading the (Australian federal) Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters’ resolutions of appointment. I’m probably the first person to read them since they was published, but hey, this stuff is cool, right? Right? Hello? Is this thing even on? Anyway, check out points…

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Changing your opinion: why is it so wrong in politics?

A common feature of political dialogue, both from politicians and how they are reported on in our media, is the term ‘backflip’. The frequent usage of the term, and the mindset that goes with it, is damaging to productive political discourse. To borrow from John Maynard Keynes, “When my information changes, I alter my conclusions. What do you do,…

Picture: Gary Ramage Source: News Corp Australia

Hang on, did Andrew Bolt just negatively judge Tony Abbott?!

Stop press! Did Andrew Bolt just appear to pass judgement on Tony Abbott’s executive reintroduction of knights and dames? From Bolt’s blog; Strange. Only last December Tony Abbott seemed to rule out what he’s now done: HE restored an oath of allegiance to the Queen when he was sworn in as Prime Minister, but Tony Abbott has…