How Do Animals Defend Themselves?

By |2018-06-30T15:47:20+00:00June 30th, 2018|

019 How Do Animals Defend Themselves? This week we're talking about animals! How do animals defend themselves in the wild, how and why did they evolve these traits and what we can learn from them. Watch this episode on YouTube References: BBC Nature: Animal and Plant Adaptations and Behaviours  DAWN: Amazing [...]

What is Happiness?

By |2018-06-23T14:18:42+00:00June 23rd, 2018|

018 What is Happiness? This week we're looking at the science of happiness - what does it mean to be happy? Who has studied happiness? And is there a way you can assure happiness? Watch this episode on YouTube References: Happify: The Science of Happiness  HuffPost: A History of [...]

What Killed the Dinosaurs?

By |2018-06-09T17:22:04+00:00June 9th, 2018|

016 What Killed the Dinosaurs? This week we look at various scientific theories (and evidence) as to why the dinosaurs went extinct (the story has changed!). And as a bonus, we scratch the surface of mass-extinction as a whole. Watch this episode on YouTube References: 1). PBS asteroid hypotheses: [...]

Are You Being Manipulated?

By |2018-06-02T20:22:00+00:00June 2nd, 2018|

015 Are You Being Manipulated? This week we’re going to be looking at consumer psychology, buyer behaviour and how marketers and advertisers take advantage of this. Some might say you’re being manipulated… but that’s up to you to decide! We'll be looking at some of the little tricks and techniques used to [...]

Will Robots Replace Us?

By |2018-05-26T20:10:22+00:00May 26th, 2018|

014 Will Robots Replace Us? What is the future of artificial intelligence? Will our new robot overlords wipe us out? Will we live in man-machine harmony and live in a futuristic utopia? Or will the bots just take our jobs and leave most of us homeless? Watch this episode on YouTube [...]

How Do You Date a Rock?

By |2018-05-21T23:17:23+00:00May 19th, 2018|

013 How Do You Date a Rock? How do you date a rock? For that matter, how to you date anything? Within this episode we look at the science of dating the age of the earth, and to some extent the moon, planets and solar system. Watch this episode on YouTube [...]

Do We Have A Sixth Sense?

By |2018-05-15T01:48:27+00:00May 12th, 2018|

012 Do We Have A Sixth Sense? Today we're looking at the human body and our senses! What is a sense? How many senses do we have? Are there just 5 basic senses or does it get a bit more complicated than that? As kids we're always taught you have 5 senses: [...]

Do you have a soul?

By |2018-05-15T02:10:29+00:00May 5th, 2018|

011 Do You Have a Soul? What is mind-body dualism? Explore the science of the mind and discover what science can tell us about the existence (or non-existence) of the soul. We'll explore Descartes' proposition of mind-body dualism and the holes in his reasoning. We'll ask what the soul is and what [...]

Do We Have Free Will?

By |2018-05-15T01:52:33+00:00April 28th, 2018|

010 Do We Have Free Will? Did you choose to read this text? Did you choose to watch/listen to this video? And, more importantly, did you choose to be interested in this video? Within this episode, we answer these questions and more, as we ask the age-old question "Do we have free [...]