It’s a common pub prank to tap the top of a friend’s beer, to make it suddenly erupt in froth. Funny to some people, annoying to others; but to Spanish physicist Javier Rodríguez-Rodríguez, intriguing. Rodríguez-Rodríguez, from the University Carlos III of Madrid, decided to investigate the strange phenomenon, and in the process has discovered a … Continue reading The Physics of Beer
The easy part’s the answer The resolution to the cadence, the final pose of the dancer The hard work’s dynamic tension build the elegant clash, the clarity in a question World shaking shift of continental drift Earthquaking violence from a pace so placid The twist in dioxy-ribonucleic acid Einstein astride a soaring light … Continue reading The hard questions
It's all about microfarts, angled pours and French women's breasts. Have a happy new year! https://youtu.be/5eHrA-_K8Ng
Original published in Cosmos Magazine, 6 November 2018. This has attracted media attention - check my Phil Up On Science Live page for radio interview times. Opening a bottle of champagne not only signifies the start of a celebration, but also uncorks a swathe of sophisticated physics phenomena that contribute to the special appeal of … Continue reading Bubbles! The Physics of Champagne
The amazing Dr Kiara Bruggeman gets all Dr Seuss with her rhyme about her PhD research to develop a bandaid for the brain. Previously she won FameLab people's choice award with this piece. https://youtu.be/mZ-bmN7RMc0 Filmed at Health and Medical in the Pub at Smiths Alternative in Canberra. Supported by National Science Week ACT, ANU … Continue reading Would you let me put drugs in your brain?
Nanoscience could be the key to repairing injuries or diseases in the brain, says Dr Vini Gautam in her amazing talk as part of Science in the Pub Canberra. https://youtu.be/NblANNY9eQQ
In August I did a course in Sustainable Stand Up with the marvellous Belina Raffy. Here's the result. Inappropriate thoughts and bad fart jokes. but we all gotta start somewhere... 🙂 https://youtu.be/fMiEGudKXoE
https://youtu.be/c-r8LKosap4 A surprise find of blue wine in the washing up opened up a world of chemistry in the kitchen. Turns out red wine and purple cabbage show amazing colours as you change their acidity. They are acid-base indicators, due to chemicals called anthocyanins.
Freshwater species around the world have been disappearing but there is new hope from indigenous scientists
For Patricia Brennan, duck penis researcher from University of Massachusetts.. Give thanks for the birth of Duck minor Mother duck has a corkscrew vagina But daddy's erection curls in the other direction Proof God's no intelligent designer Duck love making's no simple deed what's more god has deceed that the knob of this stud will drop … Continue reading Duck sex is so wrong