I really loved this chat. It was funny, challenging, intense and really considered. If you enjoyed it make sure you see Tyson onstage. He's doing a wonderful series of events around the country at the moment.
Karlie Noon was the first Indigenous woman in NSW to graduate with a double degree in mathematics and physics… but Indigenous Australians have been practicing science long before universities were teaching it.
Despite evidence in the form of rock art depicting Indigenous knowledge about astronomy, Karlie says that she gets pushback for claiming Indigenous Australian astronomers made discoveries attributed to Galileo, Newton and Kepler.
“I'm young and I'm saying, ‘No, that's not true, Indigenous people knew about it before them.’ I guess it can be a little bit jarring to people.
“There's this perception Indigenous discoveries can’t add anything to western science, so why would we bother looking at it?” she says.
Karlie’s experience teaching students from low socio-economic and Indigenous backgrounds has led her to CSIRO’s Indigenous STEM Education project where she works as a research assistant.
When she left home and set out for a career in science, it dawned on Karlie that her background was worlds apart from those studying and working alongside her.
Like the students she has mentored along her way, Karlie grew up in a poor family; she left school in year eight, studied at TAFE then went on to university.
While many people in Karlie’s life are proud of her achievements, “there's the other side where people feel a bit weird when you're in the limelight.”
Karlie puts this down to a sort of internalised shame stemming from generations of Indigenous people needing to be fearful of the public eye.
Despite everything, Karlie continues to push ahead… and she hopes other young Indigenous people will follow her, or be inspired to forge their own path.
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Adelaide-born Andy Thomas has spent 177 days, 9 hours and 14 minutes in space. I spoke to him about the effect space has on your body, mind, relationships - oh - and what happens when you set fire to a Russian space station.
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He's responsible for one of the most popular diets in recent years: Michael Mosley is the guy behind 5:2.
Everyone is guilty of it but is using your mobile phone really an addiction? Some people say it is and are pushing for people to stop 'phubbing' and return to the real world.
We're all guilty of it. You're sitting around talking to friends and you pull out your phone to check your emails, or reply to texts only to realise that you don't know what happened in the conversation.
Phubbing is a mashup of the words phone and snubbing and many online are using it to describe people using their phones and ignoring others around them.
But there's a growing movement of people aiming to put their phones down and break the phubbing trend.
"We've all sort of been in that situation where you're in a cafe or bar, someone whips out their phone and they start ignoring you or they start snubbing you," says Alex Haigh the campaign leader of the stop phubbing movement.
There's now more than 37,000 people who have joined the stop phubbing movement and Mr Haigh says many people have contacted him online as they try to kick their mobile phone use.
"We've had some people get in contact and they might be phubbing at a funeral for example, or a bride phubbing a groom," says Mr Haigh. "I think the smartphones come in... in that they help you to fuel this digital identity."
"It all ties in to this online person that you've created and whether or not that matches up with you you are as an actual person, it varies from person to person."
And while many people might call phubbing an addiction the truth is it is currently not listed as an official disorder in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorder (DSM).
Dr Ben Williams, a senior lecturer in psychological science at Swinburne University of Technology, says phone addiction could potentially fall in the category of behavioural addictions like problem gambling.
"It comes down to whether or not the behaviour is causing you distress or to neglect other obligations that you have," says Dr Williams. "I think the difference between a problem with say smoking and a problem with say mobile phones is you don't have to smoke but most of us have to make phone calls."