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For Science! Episode 1 is now up

Just in case you're not following the going's on over at angrybeanie.com (and why aren't you? You should be), we've just released the first episode of a new show called For Science!

For Science is a fortnightly discussion programme where I'm joined by Dr Maia Sauren and Chemist and Metallurgist Magdeline Lum to talk about the science stories of the previous couple of weeks and see how the relate to the "Real World".

Purser Explores The World - Communicating Science

The next episode of Purser Explores The World, Communicating Science is now available:

It's National Science Week in Australia so I thought I would have a chat with some communicators of science.

Upulie DivisekeraMagdeline Lum and Maia Sauren join me to discuss why they are passionate about science comms, what got them involved, ice cream, harry potter and Sir David Attenborough.

Curiosity

Today I watched the culmination of years of hard work by a dedicated team of scientists, engineers, designers, technicians and everyone in between. After a 36 week trip through space, the newest addition to the NASA Martian Rover Force, Curiosity, landed exactly where they aimed it, at almost exactly the time they said it would land (they were a minute out).

I cannot put into words how freaking awesome that was.

No, seriously.

Consider what they've managed to do.

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