Ep 96. Ugly animals and scientific illustration with Sami Bayly

Sami Bayly is the author and illustrator of the award winning children’s’ book ‘The Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Ugly Animals”, published by Hachette Australia. This book features full page illustrations and fun facts about some of the world’s strangest animals, who are all beautiful in their own very special way. Sami studied natural history illustration at university and is now forging a career publishing books that … Continue reading Ep 96. Ugly animals and scientific illustration with Sami Bayly

Ep 78. Lizard fights and crafternoons with Fonti Kar

Fonti Kar is a behavioural ecologist from the University of New South Wales. She studies the life history of skinks and how the conditions they are born in can affect their behaviour and development later on in life. In this interview Fonti we dive deep into what it takes to be a productive scientist and the pros and cons of forging out a career in … Continue reading Ep 78. Lizard fights and crafternoons with Fonti Kar

Ep 75. Small shelly fossils and paleo tattoos with Marissa Betts

Palaeontology isn’t just about Dinosaurs! Marissa Betts is a researcher at the University of New England that studies the evolution of miniscule animals that existed during the Cambrian explosion. During this era animals evolved hard shelled bodies that made them much more likely to fossilise. By looking at these tiny fossils Marissa can investigate how lifeforms on earth have changed over millions of years and … Continue reading Ep 75. Small shelly fossils and paleo tattoos with Marissa Betts

Science Meets Design 2019 Video Highlights

Can science explain what makes good design? Are designers and scientists really that different? Or are they both just explorers searching for truth in different ways? We celebrated the intersections of Science and Design at the Sydney Design Panel with a celebrity panel featuring Tom Gordon, Chris Reid, Wendy Davis and Laura Jade Hindes. We explored everything from optical illusions to corpse piles to redneck … Continue reading Science Meets Design 2019 Video Highlights

Ep 69. Horseshoe crabs and hot pink theses with Russell Bicknell

Horseshoe crabs, firstly, are not crabs, nor do they make effective horseshoes. They are a unique animal more closely related to spiders and scorpions than crustaceans. They are highly valued due to the coagulant properties of their blood, which is harvested as a pharmaceutical product to identify impurities in medicinal products. This sadly also places them under threat as their populations are routinely harvested and … Continue reading Ep 69. Horseshoe crabs and hot pink theses with Russell Bicknell

Science Trivia at the Welders Dog

Think you know your protons from your neutrons? Can you name a Nobel prize winner or two? Then test your metal with Science Trivia at the Welder’s Dog! In Situ Science will be hosting a science themed trivia event at the Welder’s Dog in Tamworth. Get your team together and come up with your best science team name. There will be raffles, games, prizes galore … Continue reading Science Trivia at the Welders Dog

Life Vs Science is back!

After the success of last year’s event we’re back for 2018 to celebrate the Sydney Science Festival. Join us at the Camelot Lounge for a night of laughs, groans and insight as we record a live podcast with a panel of Sydney’s best and brightest scientists. BOOK TICKETS ONLINE Our panel will reveal all the wonderful and sometimes ridiculous ways that real life collides with … Continue reading Life Vs Science is back!

Science Meets Making

Science is a creative process. Every time you ask a question or run an experiment you are doing something that has never been done before. Its no surprise then that science attracts very creative people. James O’Hanlon, the host of the In Situ Science podcast, is a zoologist that studies animal communication. To do this he uses his creative talents to make artificial animals that he … Continue reading Science Meets Making

Ep 36. Lumping dinosaurs and paleo name-dropping with Nic Campione

Reconstructing the Earth’s history from fragments of information is an epic task requiring a variety of approaches. Paleontologists combine technological approaches, quantitative methods and artistic visualisations to reconstruct what dinosaur bodies would have looked like using fossil remains. Nicolás Campione is a quantitative paleontologist at the University of New England in Australia that undergoes this detective work to understand how animals have changed over time. … Continue reading Ep 36. Lumping dinosaurs and paleo name-dropping with Nic Campione

Ep 30. Monster girls, parasitism and social media with Tommy Leung

SPECIAL GUEST: DR TOMMY LEUNG (UNE) James chats with king of outreach and parasite ‘otaku’ Dr Tommy Leung. Tommy is a prolific researcher, communicator, artist and philosopher. When he is not researching the ecology and evolution of parasites he is exploring creative dimensions with Illustration and engaging with scientists and artists through his online persona. We discuss how scientists are much more creative than they … Continue reading Ep 30. Monster girls, parasitism and social media with Tommy Leung