Science for the People: Cities of the Future

sftp-square-fistonly-whitebgThis week, we’re listening to “Cities of The Future,” a panel discussion about the future of human living spaces recorded live at CONvergence 2014. Panelists Jamie Bernstein, Ryan Consell , and Shawn Lawrence Otto discuss how cities can adapt to accommodate the changing demographics, economics, and environment of a warming planet.

Science for The People: Science & the Death Penalty

sftpThis week, Science for The People looks at the science of the ultimate criminal punishment. Pharmacologist and science writer David Kroll discusses the chemistry of the drugs used in lethal injections. They talk to law professor Samuel Gross, editor of the National Registry of Exonerations, about the rates of false convictions in death penalty cases. And they speak to Johns Hopkins University psychiatrist Dr. James Harris about the complex issues at the intersection of capital punishment and intellectual disability.

My trip to Science Online 2012

Here is an incomplete list of my impressions:

  • Jeremy Irons
  • John Wayne

Sorry, wrong impressions list. Here we go now. My impressions from Science Online 2012:

  • My friends from cyberspace are cool people and not Turing AI computers.
  • The depth and complexity of online interactions in science communication means these individuals act the same online and off.
  • It was pleasant to go to a conference that did not involve getting lectured at or deal with posturing competitors.
  • The correct spelling of the Canadian pronunciation of “about” is ab00t[1]. Continue reading “My trip to Science Online 2012”

Skeptically Speaking Interview

If reading my ramblings is not enough rugbyologist for you, you can listen to me ramble melodiously as I attempt to explain my first ever blog post,“Why People Believe Silly Things”, in a interview with Desiree Schell for the “Speaking Up” segment of Skeptically Speaking Friday, 27 August 2010 at 6PM (MDT). For those of you not lucky enough to live within the broadcast radius of 88.5FM CJSR in Edmonton, Alberta, you can listen to the pre-recorded interview live-ish on the Skeptically Speaking UStream feed or download the podcast come Monday.

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