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Giants in Medicine

Nobel Laureate Professor Peter Doherty and Eureka Prize Winner Professor Ian Frazer in conversation. Moderated by Reema Rattan Health Editor for theconversation.edu.au.   Health Literacy: Public Health & Evidence-based Medicine BOOK HERE: http://giantsofmedicine.eventbrite.com.au/ We frequently hear about general literacy levels in the community, and even about science and maths literacy, but...

An ethical future?

Recently we were host to Professor Julian Savulescu, who's talk on the need for moral enhancement of the human race sparked much conversation among the attendees. (See Alex's comment on the previous post on this and at the end of the talk in the video for...

Enhance Humanity or Face Extinction

Julian Savulescu examines the nature of human beings as animals, whose biological limitations are spectacularly and dangerously exceeded by their technology. The rapid progress in military technology; the political and social torpor in dealing with climate change; the eternally competing demands of economy and environment; right down...

The Science of Alan Turing

The Science of Alan Turing  Alan Turing is most widely known for his critical involvement in the codebreaking at Bletchley Park during the Second World War. But Alan Turing was not just a codebreaker. This British mathematician was also a philosopher and computing pioneer who grappled with...

Higgs Discovery: October bookclub

  Next discussion date: Wednesday 31st October 6.30 Contact us to attend 9662 2062 On July 4th, 2012, one of physics' most exhilarating results was announced: a new particle - and very likely a new kind of particle - had been discovered at the Large Hadron Collider,...

Behind the Shock Machine with Gina Perry

GINA PERRY, author of Behind the Shock Machine. Thursday 13th September at 6.30pm. RSVP essential 9662 2062 or email events (at) embiggenbooks (dot) com. Venue: Embiggen Books 203 Little Lonsdale St. Wine and Cheese provided. Stanley Milgram’s obedience research burst into print in 1963 in the Journal of...

Mark Pesce & Dr Randal Koene

6.30pm Friday 17th August RSVP events (at) embiggenbooks (dot) com or 9662 2062 TWO GREAT SPEAKERS: Mark Pesce and Randal Koene Mark Pesce: The Next Billion Seconds Mark Pesce "Just as language freed us to operate with unprecedented efficacy, the wireless-and-everywhere network brings us new powers, both as individuals and...

The Genome Generation with Dr Elizabeth Finkel

6.30pm Thursday 16th August RSVP events (at) embiggenbooks (dot) com or 9662 2062 Dr Elizabeth Finkel Is the genomic revolution an overhyped flop or are we on the edge of a life-changing revolution? The year 2001 marked more than just the beginning of Stanley Kubrick’s space...

Book Launch: Sentinel Chickens

Tuesday 31st July 6.30pm RSVP essential: events (at) embiggenbooks (dot) com or call on 03 9662 2062. Embiggen Books is honoured to be hosting the BOOK LAUNCH for The Sentinel Chicken: What Birds Can Tell us About Our Health and the World by Nobel Laureate...