Join ABC science journalist Natasha Mitchell, presenter of Radio National's Science Friction, and special guests, for a series of hot button conversations about science, society and culture. Guaranteed to provoke!
#EPICFAIL: Science at School
"Maths is SO boring!" "I was SO hopeless at science!" "My child loves science, but the classes are SO uninspiring!"
Sound familiar? Does school science have an image problem? Is it outdated and irrelevant?
Is there a right and a wrong way to approach science education? Why are kids turning away when the careers of the future need STEM skills more than ever?Join students, educators and others as we wrestle with how to turn an #EPICFAIL into #EPICSUCCESS.
School students and teachers, come and have your say!
Eddie Woo, international YouTube star of WooTube, high school mathematics teacher, and 2018 Local Hero in the Australian of the Year awards. Betty Zhang, Founder of the Victorian Student Science Squad and school neuroscience club, Brain Buzz. 2018 Graeme Clark Oration Youth Ambassador, and Year 12 student, Methodist Ladies College.
Science gets saucy as we consider the future of sex, pregnancy and pleasure in the 21st Century. From the future of contraception to womb-less births, brave new babies, sex bots and beyond - a conversation designed to titillate.
Some believe we're witnessing the sixth major extinction event of the Earth's entire history. As our population explodes, other species are signing off. But what about bringing extinct animals back from the dead - can we, could we, and should we?
From the Tasmanian Tiger to the Woolly Mammoth, the Passenger Pigeon to a long lost frog – cutting edge genomics might give us the tools, but should we use them? The science and ethics of de-extinction is fueling one of the most heated scientific debates of our time.