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JoVE Science Education videos

By on Wednesday, March 25th, 2020

Stuck at home due to COVID-19? Maybe now is the time to look at some free Education videos. Check out the following offer by JoVE: “As many colleges and universities are making the difficult decision to move to remote teaching and learning models, JoVE is happy to provide all of our Education video content free […]


The Fires Part 2: with Prof. Michael E Mann

By on Thursday, February 27th, 2020

Michael Mann: The rest of the world is watching. This isn’t just about Australia. This is an experiment that is playing out in the rest of the world. It’s a Petri dish, and the rest of the world is watching it right now to see not only how bad does it get, but what do we do about it?


Why The Poetry of Robert Burns Is Relevant Today

By on Saturday, February 1st, 2020

Last Saturday 25th January 2020, saw yet another celebration and recognition of Scotland’s National Bard, Robert Burns, “Rabbie” to his friends, born 25th  January 1759. Rabbie was in fact Robert Burness until he chose to shorten his last name at the age of 27.  Burns is now known worldwide for his political and environmental poetry, […]


Climate, economy, drought, bushfires and the election made 2019 a big year in fact checking

By on Tuesday, December 24th, 2019

(QESP Editor’s Note: The following is a reprint of a December 12, 2019 in RMIT ABC Fact Check economics . The original, with links to related material, is available at https://theconversation.cmail20.com/t/r-l-jduiokl-ihihuyyuhh-o/) RMIT ABC Fact Check economics and finance editor Josh Gordon Updated Thu at 10:11am PHOTO: Who got their facts correct and who didn’t in 2019? (RMIT ABC Fact […]


Sacha Baron Cohen Uses ADL Speech to Tear Apart Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook

By on Sunday, December 1st, 2019

(QESP Editor’s Note:  This is a link to an entertaining interview in The Daily Beast, where Sacha Baron Cohen discusses his acceptance of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) award and how he used the occasion to defame Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook see  https://www.thedailybeast.com/sacha-baron-cohen-uses-adl-speech-to-tear-apart-mark-zuckerberg-and-facebook?ref=scroll)


Study warns of security gaps in smart light bulbs

By on Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019

QESP Editor’s Note: The following is a reprint of an October 23, 2019 ScienceDaily Article from  University of Texas at San Antonio. The original is available at  www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/10/191023075139.htm )    Summary: Smart bulbs are expected to be a popular purchase this holiday season. But could lighting your home open up your personal information to hackers? […]


A Walk on the Widdle Side?

By on Sunday, September 29th, 2019

(QESP Editor’s Note:  Alert for pet owners, particularly dog owners! The ACT is following a growing internationalview that pets should be recognised as “sentient beings”  and has passed tough new animal welfare laws which will come into effect in six months. Also, a July 18, 2019 article in The Conversation shows why and how dog […]


Strategic decisions: When can you trust your gut?

By on Friday, August 30th, 2019

(QESP Editor’s Note: The following is a reprint of a March 2010 interview in the McKinsey Quarterly The original, with links to other articles, is available at https://www.mckinsey.com/business-functions/strategy-and-corporate-finance/our-insights/strategic-decisions-when-can-you-trust-your-gut?cid=other-eml-cls-mip-mck&hlkid=a414740ac12b4b26a7e07548fb1fbf1b&hctky=2102936&hdpid=4f8530ba-7a9d-45b8-8cb0-208d4209e97b For two scholars representing opposing schools of thought, Daniel Kahneman and Gary Klein find a surprising amount of common ground. Kahneman, a psychologist, won the Nobel Prize in […]


What’s the next ‘giant leap’ for humankind in space? We asked 3 space experts

By on Saturday, August 3rd, 2019

QESP Editor’s Note: The following blog is from a July 19, 2019 post in The Conversation What’s the next ‘giant leap’ for humankind in space? We asked 3 space experts  (link to https://theconversation.cmail20.com/t/r-l-jikdiudt-ihihuyyuhh-u/ ) You’ve probably heard that this week marks 50 years since humans first set foot on the Moon – a feat that […]


Human trafficking and slavery still happen in Australia. This comic explains how

By on Monday, July 1st, 2019

QESP Editor’s Note: The following blog is from a June 12, 2019 post in The Conversation by Jennifer Burn, Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Technology Sydney We might not want to believe it, but human trafficking and slavery happens in Australia. Slavery is not an historical artefact, but a tragic reality for millions of […]