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Nov 16, 2014

Dr Shane, Dr Jen and Dr Lauren bring you... science! Biodegradeable drones, Madagascan Hissing Cockroaches being operated by remote control, the Philae landing on comet 67P/C-G, and the Australian Weather Calendar 2015.

The team talk to Ashley Hay, editor of The Best Australian Science Writing 2014. Now in its fourth year, this popular and acclaimed anthology steps inside the nation’s laboratories and its finest scientific and literary minds. Featuring prominent authors such as Tim Flannery, Jo Chandler, Frank Bowden and Iain McCalman, as well as many new voices, it covers topics as diverse and wondrous as our ‘lumpy’ universe, the creation of dragons and the frontiers of climate science.

They also speak to Assistant Professor Michelle Smith from the Maine Center for Research in STEM Education (The Maine RiSE Center), about new approaches to better engage with students, and to train them in the work of doing science rather than just memorisation; professional development and the privelege of teaching; and some of the pervasive misunderstandings in genetics.


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