Category Archives: Scientific Fact or Fiction

Unpicking popular science myths

Does size matter? Misidentification of, and assumptions about, the world’s largest lizard

Humans are fascinated by extremes; just consider the popularity of the Guinness Book of Records. It’s also reflected by our fascination with huge dinosaurs; think Tyrannosaurus rex and Brachiosaurus. So it is not surprising that claims that ‘giant predatory lizards … Continue reading

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Teaching kids to be scientifically discriminative

It’s the school holidays in Queensland and the seconded teachers at QM are taking a well-earned break. This provides me with an opportunity to pen a few words whilst our teaching experts are away! Science has been at the forefront … Continue reading

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A Little History about Confusing Diets

Dieting is the curse of the modern man. Today the whole world of dieting is a mismatch of information and claims. Even today I can find conflicting articles on the same website. One article titled “Forget Detox: Nourish Yourself “says, … Continue reading

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