Weight loss paper published in The BMJ today

What a day. At 9.30am, I was pouring liquid nitrogen on a balloon in front of 200 children at Malabar State School. Then at 10.30am, I experienced the honour of having my research published in the BMJ (formerly the British Medical Journal). Figuring out where human fat goes took months of reading and thinking and bashing my head against the awesome wall of medical and scientific literature. This all started when […]
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ESF Science | 3 October | Renaissance College Hong Kong

Dear #ESFICE teachers, Happy World Teachers Day from ‘down under’ and thank you again for the invitation to share ideas with you in sunny Hong Kong! Below are all the links I promised during my keynote and the workshops. Please let me know if I have missed anything or if you would like more information. Have a terrific term in the classroom and I […]
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Brisbane Water Learning Community Development Day

Hello again everyone, Thank you again for the invitation to speak at the Brisbane Water Learning Community Development Day and for being such a great audience to speak to! I just did some number crunching. There were 260 of you in the audience yesterday and I was told about half of you were from primary schools and half […]
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Guest lecture at the Australian Catholic University

G-day ACU! Thank you again for the invitation to speak at the Australian Catholic University and the opportunity to show all you soon-to-be primary and high school teachers some nifty demos that you will all hopefully enjoy doing with your pupils in your terrific teaching careers. Below are all those links I promised. Best regards, good luck with your […]
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SLAMN “LABBIES” Conference 2013

G-day Labbies! Thank you again for the invitation to speak at your conference! I had a ball! I hope you all had a cracking time and are recharged for another year of fun and hard yakka in the prep room. As promised, below the photo of Kepnock State High School’s Super Labbies Linda and Jo-Anne, are all […]
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Forest Lodge Public School Rocks

Dear Forest Lodge Public School You guys rock… thank you for making me so very welcome yesterday! I had a blast showing you some of my all time favourite experiments. As promised, here below are all the links to that stuff (e.g. feather and hammer drop on the moon, turtle videos, seabird photos) I told […]
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G-day Trinity Bay

Dear Wonderful Teachers and Pupils, Thank you for making me feel so welcome in warm and sunny Cairns again this year! I’ve had a terrific week and I’m already looking forward to coming back and blowing things up again next year. As promised here, below are all the links to more information about the fascinating […]
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QUT VC’s STEM Camp 2013

G-day Campers! It was an absolute pleasure to meet all of you last and thank you again for being such an enthusiastic, bright and motivated young audience… it’s very comforting to know the future of science, technology, engineering and maths is in great hands! As promised, here’s a brief summary of my whirlwind tour of […]
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Heading to Hobart

I’m packing my bags full of beakers and heading to sunny Hobart tomorrow (Friday 17 May) to talk about the science of crowds and cocktail parties at SMOLT Function Room, Salamanca Square. It’s a sold out event but there’s always a spare seat or spot to stand so come along anyway. It’s organised by the […]
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