The Pseudoscientists
Rotating panel discussions on science and skepticism news and popular culture, with special guests, interviews, personal stories and general ridiculousness, all out of Melbourne, Australia. A podcast of the Young Australian Skeptics.

Jack, Belinda, Tom and special guest/former panelist Alastair Tait look into Italian scientists being arrested for negligent science communication, some recent geological discoveries made by the Curiosity Mars Rover, experimental evidence for a new model of enzyme evolution, and whether or not heterosexual men and women can ever be just friends. 

Plus, two brand-new segments! The first is Jargonautes, where we dispel ambiguity about commonly-heard, but uncommonly-understood, scientific jargon: the words this week are "eukaryote" and "prokaryote". The second new segment is as-yet-unnamed, but it's where we get YOUR opinions on a specific topic or question every week and read out your answers on the next show. This week, mandatory science classes: should senior high school students be forced to take science subjects, in an effort to improve science literacy in the general public? Why/why not?

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:51pm AEST

Belinda, Tom and Jack jump into some electric pants that prevent bed sores, have a good night's sleep to help prevent obesity and diabetes, and dream about graphene super-batteries. Or they just talk about them. Plus, a humble request to listeners of the show, more aphid facts, and Shia LaBeouf gets a strange mention. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:47pm AEST

Jack, Belinda and Tom muse about the 2012 Nobel Prizes in Chemistry, Physics and Medicine & Physiology, decaying DNA and how it might spell the end of our Jurassic Park fantasies, and what Jack has learnt from his "God and the Natural Sciences" subject at university. Plus, Jack's Master of Science aphid project and some shockingly bad German accents.

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Belinda, Rachael, Tom and Jack talk 3D printers and handguns, reframing science, skepticism and critical thinking, and harvesting stem cells from dead bodies. Plus, time travel logic in blockbuster films, supplement marketing and Tom's Melbourne Fringe Festival show.

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:00pm AEST