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Pub Science: Phage – A

Pub Science: Phage - A

Antibiotics are life-savers, literally. They have protected us from infections and death time and time again. Most people know about the modern discovery of them and there is evidence of their use through diet as far back as 330 BC (components of tetracycline from diet is incorporated into bones and …

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Everybody Loves Dinosaurs

Everybody Loves Dinosaurs

In the 90’s when Jurassic Park aired on TV, it was stop-everything-and-watch-TV time. Back then I thought dinosaurs were pretty cool, albeit terrifying. But now I realise that everybody at some point has thought dinosaurs to be fascinating. What is it about these prehistoric giants that amaze us? Is it their …

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7 Scientists Worth Celebrating

7 Scientists Worth Celebrating

There are so, so many discoveries and inventions that are truly remarkable and ought to be celebrated. Sadly, for many, the scientists behind them have been swallowed up over time. Here is a list of seven underrated scientists that you should get to know*. Charles Babbage (b.1791- d.1871) In today’s …

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Pub Science: Survive – Fight or Flight

Pub Science: Survive - Fight or Flight

Show and Tell. Three words that would either make or break your early schooling life. Suzie’s just finished her talk, it was all about this really cool rock she found on the weekend. But Suzie has finished now, that means you’re next. You slowly get out of your chair, carry …

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Soda Pop: The Soft Drink That’s Hard To Swallow

Soda Pop: The Soft Drink That's Hard To Swallow

It’s a hot, sweaty day and you’ve just finished doing whatever sweaty people do, probably leaping from tree to tree or herding brumbies in the Outback. You’re thirsty. Advertising tells you that you can only quench that thirst with a Solo, but then mum’s voice echoes through your mind, something about …

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Pub Science: Pheromones – Nature’s Cologne

Pub Science: Pheromones - Nature's Cologne

You and me baby, ain’t nothing but mammals – but it seems that us humans are a little more complicated than the Bloodhound Gang’s description, at least when it comes to getting lucky (*wink wink* *nudge nudge*). For humans, getting lucky is all about dressing well, being funny, and meeting …

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Endorphins – Why Happy People Don’t Kill Their Husbands

Endorphins - Why Happy People Don't Kill Their Husbands

In the wise words of Elle Woods “Exercise gives you endorphins. Endorphins make you happy and happy people just don’t kill their husbands.” Apart from being an anti-spouse murdering molecule, what are endorphins and how do they work? Endorphins are these cool little molecules that we make in response to pain and …

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Discovering New Zealandia

Pub Science: Discovering New Zealandia

Places of the world that start with Z include: Zambia, Zimbabwe, Zanzibar, Zürich, Zealandia… You read right, Zealandia is a real place. In fact, it’s the world’s newest and smallest continent. As you probably guessed, it sits under the gigantic land mass known as New Zealand, but also New Caledonia …

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Pub Science: The Garlic Disease – Not Bad Breath

Pub Science: The Garlic Disease - Not Bad Breath

Science has done some pretty weird things, especially when it comes to medicine. One of the weirdest things doctors have done, is treating syphilis…with malaria. Julius Wagner von Jauregg, who discovered and then developed this ground-breaking work was not only praised, but was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or …

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Pub Science: Hair, An Homage To The Afro

Pub Science: Hair, An Homage To The Afro

Let’s throw it back to our parents’ style when they were our age and in university. The flared jeans, the gold chain, the platform shoes, and best of all: that afro! That shimmering, stylised, highly flammable head of hair. Chemical alterations and expensive stylist appointments aside, how come some people …

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