Let's talk about climate change

Published on:
July 4, 2017

How should we approach and discuss climate change? Engage with illustrations or with data? At the Experimental Vlog we discuss climate change with two personalities: Steven McEntire (an artist) and Prof Nicklebreth (a scientist). While they have opposite thoughts on how to present scientific data, they both can appreciate that climate change is real and that we must do something about it. Being our first episode, we hope that these personalities join us later for more exciting discussions. Like all our Spawn Theory videos, this was completely unscripted and unplanned, anything that would suggest otherwise is just a coincidence.

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Science Communication | Debating | Climate Change

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3 minute thesis

Published on:
April 28, 2017

Explaining our PhD research is as essential as conducting the research in the first place. And it's already difficult to explain the research to other scientists in the field, but to present it to a non-science audience, in 3 minutes, now that's the actual challenge!  

It's training us to make fast and quick impact points.  But, training us for what exactly?  It's like pitching a business idea to a panel who will interview hundreds in a day. The real question is how to be unique and credible  in 3 minutes.  What's the real message that we are trying to say about science?

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Science Communication | Science | Challenges

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When Good is Bad

Published on:
January 13, 2017

In this episode we discuss the way that we generate and transfer energy from the producers up to the consumers.

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Energy Production | Light Harvesting | Photosynthesis

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Surviving the Winter

Published on:
December 31, 2016

Explore what it takes to survive the winter if you are a plant. Adaptations to light availability and regulation of photosynthesis and metabolism are some of the mechanisms that plants depend on since they lack the ability to move to a better habitat in search of more resources.

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Plant Survival | Photosynthesis | Plant Responses

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