Podcast: 5 May 2013

On today’s show Sila and Tom welcomed Chloe Miller, a science communicator working in Melbourne, to bring you some news from the world of science.

Tom shared the latest on the seriously endangered Leadbeater’s possum, Victoria’s state emblem, under threat from continued logging in its remaining habitat, and discussed the pros and cons of online “slacktivism.” Sila brought some good news, as the European commission bans neonicotinoid insecticides, which have been found responsible for a massive decline in honeybee populations, and Australian scientists have developed a seizure detecting device for epilepsy sufferers.

Chloe discussed the importance of science communication in schools, and some of the opportunities available to scientists who want to help inspire the next generation.

The text line totally blew up with great feedback, questions, and some critique (always encouraged)!
Thanks for listening, and tune in for more at the same time next week! 3pm Sundays on 90.7 SYN FM.

The Science Hour team,
Sila + Tom

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