Animation: Growing a better future for Oxfam

The world produces a lot of food yet one in eight people still go hungry. More surprising is that 80% of these people are involved in food production. Empowering small scale farmers with small local loans as proven an effective and efficient way to begin to address the inequities behind these issues. This animation reflects […]

#onsci September 19 2013: Ministry Schministry

The new Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced his cabinet this week “including some “significant promotions” but a “disappointing number of women” [ABC News] and some notable portfolios absent.   So where do science, innovation and climate change sit within an Abbott government? Without a specifically named Ministry, does it mean that science doesn’t matter? And […]

#onsci August 22 2013: Let’s talk about National Science Week

Are you full to the brim with science? Inspiring Australia‘s National Science Week 2013 has just wrapped, with events running August 10-18 across the country. With a stated aim of reaching: ‘as many Australians as possible each year with a positive message about the impact that science has on our lives, our economy, our society and […]

#onsci July 18 2013: The Venn diagram of communicating science

The 8th World Congress of Science Journalists was held in Helsinki, Finland just one month ago. A key theme at the congress was the concept Critical thinking in the public sphere, exploring the rapidly changing world of professional and public media platforms. Congress attendees were encouraged to explore the question of whether journalists will still be needed […]

#onsci June 20 2013: Myths about communicating science

We’re all aware of the popular science TV series Mythbusters. These crazy scientists spend an hour or so challenging common perceptions about science and technology. But is this the only way that science can be appealing? Does science needs to be kooky, whacky, explosive and dangerous in order to be of interest? And what other […]