Vortex launch

Links and more information for today's topic.

 Are you interested in reading more about the topics that were covered in the first show that aired 16/2/2015. Here are some links, information and some extra thoughts for the brain.

 

ANTIOXIDANTS


We discussed about antioxidant research and how sometimes good things for your body might be also good thing for developing cancer. Finnish study showed that beta-carotene increased the incidence for lung cancer in current smokers.
http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJM199404143301501


More information about antioxidants can be found from this link
http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/prevention/antioxidants

 

RESEARCH FUNDING / a different angle


Scientists have sold their souls – and basic research – to business (this in UK)
http://www.theguardian.com/science/blog/2012/feb/23/scientists-basic-research-business

Taxpayers deserve value for money from research funding (reply to previous)
http://www.theguardian.com/science/blog/2012/feb/27/taxpayers-value-money-research-funding

How about in Australia?
https://www.atn.edu.au/News-room/Articles/Income-test-for-research-outcome/

And let’s throw in some recent politics…
https://www.atn.edu.au/News-room/Articles/Uni-VC-warns-of-funding-chaos-6-February-2015/

…and a bit of a different viewpoint.
http://theconversation.com/why-our-university-funding-debate-wouldnt-make-sense-to-germans-33077

 

 

Listen to the first show

Radio 4EB has had difficulties with their On Demand service so we need to offer our podcast here without music due to copyright infringements.

Here is the podcast and the list of songs that were played during the show. If you listen to podcast, stop for every sting (short advertisement) and select a song that fits the talked subject.

 

The First Vortex Show Aired 16.02.2015

1. Rap-A-Long Science Song (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Qj0NUP5BiU)

2. A Kind of Magic by Queen (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0p_1QSUsbsM)

3. Am I Wrong by Nico & Vinz (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bg1sT4ILG0w)

4. Money, Money, Money by ABBA (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETxmCCsMoD0)