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Epigenetics: phenomenon or quackery?

Jeffrey Craig, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute Are you really what your mother ate, drank or got stressed about? The simple answer is “no”, but not in the way you think. We are products of nature via nurture. Our genes and environments interact. And “environment”...

Environment

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Physics

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Enthalpy

Energy is like the bestest best friend ever and yet, most of the time we take it for granted. Hank feels bad for our friend and wants us to learn more about it so that we can understand what it’s trying to tell us – like that any bond between two atoms contains energy. How much energy? That’s not the simplest question to answer, but today Hank will answer it (kinda), by teaching us about a nifty little thing called enthalpy.

What is Quantum Mechanical Spin?

Prof. Morello explains why spin does not mean the particle is actually spinning. Subatomic particles like the electron, neutron, and proton have spin, which means they act like tiny bar magnets. This can be used in quantum computing applications.

Energy & Chemistry

Grumpy Professor Hank admits to being wrong about how everything is chemicals. But he now wants you to listen as he blows your mind with a new sweeping statement: everything (yes, really everything this time) is energy. What?!
This week, Hank takes us on a quick tour of how thermodynamics is applied in chemistry using his toy trebuchet as an example, because he is a proud nerd.

Space

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Technology

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Precise, Programmable Biological Circuits

Bio-engineers are working on the development of biological computers with the aim of designing small circuits made from biological material that can be integrated into cells to change their functions. In the future, such developments could enable cancer cells to be...