Women and Internet, dolphins in Adelaide, and fun with Periodic Table

Highlights from day five of National Science Week – hump day brings comedy, dance and memories of the flu.

423 events and exhibitions, 18 online activities, and dozens of great stories and talent.

Adam Spencer, Karl Kruszelnicki and many distinguished scientists feature in events around the country today – bringing tales of music, maths, Indigenous history and the untold stories behind the invention of the World Wide Web.


  • In class online with Karl Kruszelnicki.


  • Indigenous science sessions at Redfern begin.
  • Pandemic in Parramatta:when the Spanish flu hit town.
  • Reclaiming the contribution of women to the creation of the Internet.
  • Periodic Table fun with Adam Spencer, Karl Kruszelnicki and Alice Motion.


  • Rapid-fire science education: 20 slides shown for 20 seconds each in a PechaKucha Night.


  • Meet the local dolphins.


  • High-voltage art made by electrifying matter.
  • The science and comedy of your poor decisions, with Alanta Colley & Ben McKenzie.


  • TheIndigenous stories, memories, and roadmaps of the night skies.

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