Ockham’s Razor

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Ockham’s Razor is a soap box for all things scientific, with short talks about research, industry and policy from people with something thoughtful to say about science.

You're carrying a few lethal genes, but how would you know? Ockham's Razor returns January 26, 2020.

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Can kids understand relativity and quantum physics?
Jemma Green is building a path of least resistance to renewable energy.
HealthLit4Kids Nov. 23, 2019
A little health literacy program in Tassie is making waves on a global stage.
Treating obesity is never as simple as eat less, exercise more.
Tobacco smoking has caused untold death and disease. But is a world without cigarettes possible? Public health academic Coral Gartner has a dream ... and a plan.
Zoe Kean has always suspected that taking part in life drawing classes changes us - and now she's found a scientist who shares her curiosity and has begun to study the effect.
It might be the ultimate dream for preppers and Trekkies: life in a Dyson sphere. Astrophysicist Natasha Hurley-Walker takes us to a possible distant future via the physics of continuous economic growth.
Collaborating with an artist to bring Tassie wildlife science to a broader audience has created a dilemma for saltmarsh researcher Vishnu Prahalad.
Sheila Pham always thought it would be great to have kids; but one thing that worried her was what you had to go through beforehand.
It all starts with tubes of warm, thick, gooey fat delivered fresh to the lab.
Only a fraction of health research makes its way into clinical practice. And it takes years to make the journey.
The other microbiome ... Sept. 21, 2019
Move over gut: it's time to meet the vaginal microbiome.
Crystals aren't just beautiful - they tell stories that can help answer some of the big questions of our planet's past - and our own.
It's one thing to big note yourself. But the founder of the Church of Scientology is guilty of scientific fraud, explains author and investigative journalist Steve Cannane.
Today no one got eaten. Aug. 31, 2019
Geophysicists might expect to face earthquakes or volcanoes in their work. But Kate Selway has to factor hungry Polar bears into her research.
Archimedes had the original Eureka moment in the bath. Mathematician Geordie Williamson had a geometry-shattering insight in the shower. Where do our ideas come from?
Dr Jim Leavesley on the other John Snow, cholera and the birth of epidemiology. (First broadcast September 5, 2004).
Robyn Arianrhod with the story of an Elizabethan mathematician you've never heard of.
Romancing the stars Aug. 3, 2019
Trashy mags are full of stories about love among the stars. But astrophysicist Devika Kamath has discovered what happens when real stars hook-up -- and is rewriting the astronomy textbooks as a result!