Tagged: experiments

Is this study legit? 5 questions to ask when reading news stories of medical research - Guest Work

Guest Author Oct 11, 2019

Hassan Vally, La Trobe University Who doesn’t want to know if drinking that second or third cup of coffee a day will improve your memory, or if sleeping too much increases your risk of a heart attack? We’re invested in staying healthy and many of us are interested in reading about new research findings to help us make sense of … Read More

In defence of observational science - Guest Work

Guest Author Mar 24, 2016

Kathryn Snow, University of Melbourne Would you volunteer to become vegetarian for the next three decades for the sake of science? What if you were asked to run at least 50 kilometres per week, or live through a natural disaster? Granted, these are extreme requests. Researchers conducting randomised controlled trials often ask volunteers to make far smaller … Read More

When whizz-bang isn’t whizz-bang enough - Physics Stop

Marcus Wilson Jun 11, 2014

A couple of weeks ago saw the University of Waikato Open Day. (Acually, two days). There were some fantastic displays set up across the whole univerisity, with some exciting lectures and activities. With a dual-audience of would-be students and members of the public, our displays were meant to be eye-catching and fun, and I thought they were. There were … Read More