Category Archives: science education

Gene editing in cancer treatment.

Everything is a fad, until it changes an industry. TV was a fad, but then it killed the radio star. The internet was a toy for nerds, now it runs the world. Even the car was originally a gimmick, but … Continue reading

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How CRISPR-Cas9 Could Cure Cancer

Cancer, a plague on humanity. Chances are you’ve seen someone close to you taken by this horrific disease. Now, there may just be a way to cure it. The Costs of Cancer In 2014, Cancer killed more than 44,000 people in … Continue reading

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Eliminating disease or creating super-humans? Three reasons why we should be researching CRISPR

The concept of humankind being able to eliminate world hunger, wipe out genetic disease and direct our own evolution is one confined to the libraries of science-fiction, right? Wrong. A powerful new gene-editing technology called CRISPR-cas9 (simply referred to as … Continue reading

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Grub’s up!

Feeling hungry? What about some grub…literally! Eating insects has been a cultural tradition throughout history across the globe, it is known in science as, ‘entomophagy’. With the world’s population expected to reach 9million people before 2050, perhaps it’s time for … Continue reading

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Studying Hard at Hogwarts: The Effectiveness of using Harry Potter to Educate about Science

Introduction Since its inception in the late 1980’s, the field of science communication has focused  on understanding the complex relationship between the public and scientific researchers, and developing methods of communicating scientific concepts to the wider public with the goal … Continue reading

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Student’s impressions of the gender imbalance in physics

Undergraduate students at the ANU were surveyed regarding the gender imbalance in physics. The online survey conducted during semester 2, 2012, involving 65 physics students, and was part of a self-directed research project for SCOM3003 ‘Special topics in science communication’. … Continue reading

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The Feynmann Series

From the creators of ‘The Sagan Series’, an awesome series of videos promoting  scientific education and scientific literacy in the general population, comes “The Feynmann Series’, a new awesome series of videos promoting  scientific education and scientific literacy in the … Continue reading

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SN2 vs SN1 rxns – Stories of Eternal Love & Conflict

Guest post by:  Rami Ibo On the occasion of the 2011 International Year of Chemistry, the Physical and Biophysical Chemistry Division (I) of IUPAC announced a Student Chemistry Cartoon Competition. The goal of the competition was to illustrate a chemistry principle … Continue reading

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