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The Science Show - Separate stories podcast

English, Health / Medicine, 1 season, 942 episodes, 6 days, 8 hours, 47 minutes
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The Science Show gives Australians unique insights into the latest scientific research and debate, from the physics of cricket to prime ministerial biorhythms.
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Where we came from, and where we’re going

Physicist Brian Greene discusses some of the ideas explored in his book, Until the End of Time.
4/13/202420 minutes, 25 seconds
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Friendship brings cooperation, support and an edge for ancient and modern humans

Friendship is an important area of scientific study to understand human evolution and success
4/13/202411 minutes, 52 seconds
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Vale Frans De Waal

The esteemed primatologist died in March 2024 at the age of 75. We hear him discussing the origins of morality and how reconciliation is widespread in primates and found in many other animals.
4/13/202410 minutes, 42 seconds
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The value of compassion

Len Fisher argues that compassion is a high value yet under valued aspect of human interaction. It can lead to trust and cooperation and allow us to solve problems to benefit society.
4/13/20247 minutes, 33 seconds
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The 2023 Jak Kelly Award prize goes to...

The Jak Kelly Award is awarded to encourage excellence in postgraduate physics research. It's given annually in honour of Professor Jak Kelly - the Head of Physics at University of NSW from 1985 to 1989. In 2023, the winner was Dr Jaime Andrés Alvarado-Montes from Macquarie University, who studies planets.He specialises in Hot Jupiters (featured in a recent Science Show).But, unlike our own Jupiter, he has found several so close to their sun that they are torn apart. Could this have been the history of our planet Earth? We also hear from several winners of scholarships presented by the Royal Society of NSW:For better treatment of bowel cancer;Chemical analysis of human cells;Tracking of PFAS - the anti-fire measure; and,A way the scientist claims is 99 per cent effective for identifying fake newsTalent:Dr Jaime Andrés Alvarado-Montes, Macquarie UniversityJayden Mckinnon, University of WollongongDr Jacinta Martin, University of NewcastleDr Abhimanu Pandey, Australian National UniversityShoujin Wang, UTS
4/6/202422 minutes, 19 seconds
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Ocean Photographer of the Year exhibition

The Ocean Photographer of the Year exhibition highlights more than 100 captivating photographs captured by some of the globe's most talented ocean photographers.These images offer a glimpse into the diverse world of ocean life, featuring a collection of drone, terrestrial and underwater shots.Among them are portrayals of wildlife encounters, seascapes and reflections on the interconnection between the ocean and humanity. Talent:Emily Jateff, Australian National Maritime Museum
4/6/20244 minutes, 15 seconds
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Growing gardens above 1,500 meters

Botanists who work in the high country of Colorado, including Mount Goliath, are studying plants and trees that must survive deep snow and ferocious winds.Amy Schneider works at the Denver Botanic Gardens and helps manage and grow plants and trees in all sorts of weather.So how do both plants and scientists cope? Talent:Amy Schneider, Denver Botanic Gardens
4/6/20246 minutes, 9 seconds
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Meeting mummified mushrooms and the importance of fungi diversity

We all need plants to survive — but what kind of life do plants need to live?Dr Andrew Wilson from Denver Botanic Gardens says the answer is fungi!Dr Wilson is dedicated to building up the fungal herbarium's collections, where they study their taxonomy and build up a DNA database.So what's the fungal diversity like in the Southern Rockies? And what does the world of fungi teach us about our place in the world?Talent:Dr Andrew Wilson, Denver Botanic Gardens
4/6/20247 minutes, 57 seconds
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Collecting alpine seeds — but where do we store them?

It sounds like one of the best jobs there is — travelling around Colorado from mountains to deserts collecting seeds.Alexandra Seglias from the Denver Botanic Gardens studies seed germination of native species and how seeds relate to their environment.She says she's particularly interested in how germination might change in a changing climate and how it is impacting alpine ecosystems. Talent:Alexandra Seglias, Denver Botanic Gardens
4/6/20244 minutes, 25 seconds
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Seven million species collected — which species got the honour?

Why do botanists seem determined to search and find every last shrub or shrinking violet on Earth?Professor Peter Bernhardt of Missouri describes the thrill when the seven millionth species was revealed and listed at his own formidable herbarium.Talent:Professor Peter Bernhardt
4/6/20247 minutes, 9 seconds
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Extreme weather impacts climate

Cyclones and intense rain events can be shown to impact climate.
3/23/20244 minutes, 47 seconds
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Formation of hot Jupiters

Dakotah Tyler describes how hot Jupiters form and the process where some lose their gas.
3/23/20249 minutes, 7 seconds
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High hopes for fusion power

Troy Carter says we may have a fusion reactor using lasers in about 10 years.
3/23/202410 minutes, 48 seconds
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Museum fossil leads to new understanding of whale evolution

A Museums Victoria fossil shows whales became large in the Southern Hemisphere 20 million years ago.
3/23/202410 minutes, 41 seconds
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Ancient animals and ecosystems slowly revealed

Ichthyornis held a transitional position between modern birds and other dinosaurs.
3/23/20248 minutes, 10 seconds
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Planning for the future? Plan to change plans

How do we make decisions about the future when the world is changing in unpredictable ways?
3/23/20248 minutes, 10 seconds
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COSMOS: Journalism gold, but what next?

As its journalists collect awards, the future for science magazine COSMOS is ominous.
3/9/202411 minutes, 7 seconds
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Thomas Cech – cellular evolution and a challenge for scientists

The Nobel Prize winner says communicating scientific ideas to the public is becoming increasingly difficult.
3/9/20248 minutes, 1 second
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Plastic in the guts of all marine creatures

Microplastics are everywhere and impacting ecosystems.
3/9/20247 minutes, 1 second
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Microorganisms support Earth processes and stability

They are bacteria, viruses, archaea and more. We can’t see them, but their presence and roles are vital.
3/9/202411 minutes, 25 seconds
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Top End scientists for Top 100

Penny van Oosterzee pays tribute to scientists who have worked in far north Queensland and the Northern Territory and presents her local suggestions to The Science Show’s Top 100 Scientists.
3/9/20245 minutes, 5 seconds
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AI in teaching – a supplement not a replacement to teachers

Bill Sherwin has developed and used computer-based teaching aids for both students and teachers.
3/9/20247 minutes
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1987A – first supernova studied by modern astronomers

168,000 years ago, a nearby star exploded becoming a supernova.
3/2/20246 minutes, 32 seconds
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The magic of a total solar eclipse

A total solar eclipse brings with it immense excitement from scientists and the general public. 
3/2/202410 minutes, 23 seconds
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Sense about Science helps understand risk

Sense about Science promotes the public interest in sound science and evidence.
3/2/20245 minutes, 31 seconds
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Critical thinking vital for spotting fakes

Melanie Mitchell says teaching critical thinking is vital so young people can be safe online and detect machine-generated audio, images or text.
3/2/20249 minutes, 4 seconds
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New Scientist bolstered in US with events on their way

13 journalists based in the US are now writing for New Scientist.
3/2/20246 minutes, 40 seconds
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Ig Nobels reach 33 – now that’s improbable!

Each year in Harvard, a night of organised mayhem celebrates research that makes people laugh and think.
3/2/202415 minutes, 9 seconds
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Exoplanets help answer big questions

What happens after our Sun expands and consumes the inner planets? Recent exoplanet discoveries suggest a possible future.
2/24/20249 minutes, 55 seconds
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Falling Walls 2023

Early history of our galaxy, extracting carbon dioxide from air, and a new cancer treatment using an existing drug.
2/24/202417 minutes, 10 seconds
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Grim outlook for Tasmania’s Maugean skate

They’ve lived since the time of the dinosaurs. But the outlook is grim for Tasmania’s Maugean skate.
2/24/202423 minutes, 21 seconds
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Joseph Needham revealed Chinese science and technology to the world

A great range of scientific and technical achievements were made in China hundreds of years earlier than in Europe.
2/17/202420 minutes, 49 seconds
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Citizen scientists document shrinking and disappearing Caribbean islands

Hotter sea water is inundation small Caribbean islands.
2/17/202410 minutes, 52 seconds
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Thompson Institute addresses mental health challenges for an ageing population

Sophie Andrews leads the Healthy Brain Ageing Research Program and describes some of the work of the Thompson Institute.
2/17/20244 minutes, 16 seconds
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Sally Hurst – Founder of Found a Fossil

Found a Fossil is an essential guide for anyone who finds a fossil or artefact.
2/17/20245 minutes, 42 seconds
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Is artificial intelligence conscious?

Experts put AI to the test.
2/16/20247 minutes, 22 seconds
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COSMOS celebrates 100th edition

Editor Gail MacCallum outlines her approach with the commemorative edition.
2/10/202410 minutes, 57 seconds
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Buildings and bridges – built to last?

New technology reveals stress levels in roads, bridges and buildings.
2/10/202413 minutes, 56 seconds
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Improving photosynthesis

More efficient molecules inside plants could bring a big increase in crop yields.
2/10/20243 minutes, 49 seconds
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Plants in the Civil War: A Botanical History

Judith Sumner views history through a botanical lens
2/10/20247 minutes, 13 seconds
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Rapid decline in Caribbean coral

Warm water, violent storms and human activity have seen coral heavily impacted in the Caribbean.
2/10/20246 minutes, 42 seconds
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Heavy metals, pesticides found in seafood

Kirsten Benkendorff has found banned agricultural chemicals in seafood.
2/10/20244 minutes, 23 seconds
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Pharmacy jabs relieves pressure on GPs

Anna Barwick is looking at new models of care to improve health outcomes across Australia.
2/10/20243 minutes, 2 seconds
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Counting koalas from the sky

Heat sensing drones are far more accurate in determining koala populations than counting from the ground.
2/3/20249 minutes, 7 seconds
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Field guide for birds in urban Australia

Identify your feathered neighbours with this new book.
2/3/202415 minutes
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Changing climate impacts PNG highlands

Failing crops and water supply is forcing change to traditional lifestyles.
2/3/202420 minutes, 45 seconds
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Campus biodiversity push a sign of things to come

Legislation is on its way which will force businesses to financially account for their impact on the environment.
2/3/20244 minutes, 24 seconds
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Connecting with those who won’t be convinced

From Hobart’s Beaker St Festival Tim Flannery and Robyn Williams tackle the problem of how to approach people who despite overwhelming evidence, won’t be convinced. 
1/6/202446 minutes, 45 seconds
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Licking tasting and eating rocks?

Jan Zalasiewicz wrote about this and is now a proud Ignobel Prize winner.
1/6/20244 minutes, 34 seconds
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Attacking cancer with tiny magnets

Magnetic nanoparticles injected near a tumour can generate heat when exposed to wave energy and kill cancer cells.
12/30/20234 minutes, 15 seconds
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Anticipating the Anglo-Australian Telescope, and a visit after 40 years

Robyn Williams visited the telescope site just prior to its completion in 1974. In 2014 he returned as astronomers celebrated 40 years.
12/30/202344 minutes, 47 seconds
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Robots to lead advanced manufacturing in Australia

Australia is an ideal place for manufacture of personalised, customised products generating high margins. And that becomes possible with the use of robotics and artificial intelligence.
12/30/20233 minutes, 32 seconds
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Why our capital cities were placed where they are

Anthony Webster’s book traces how the places chosen for Australia’s seven colonial capitals came to shape their unique urban character and built environments.
12/23/202313 minutes, 42 seconds
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Odyssey down under

Historian Tom Griffiths says a new kind of history is called for in the year of the Voice referendum. He wrote this essay Odyssey down under for Inside Story.
12/23/202330 minutes, 53 seconds
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Indigenous stories go digital

Susan Beetson is working with Indigenous communities creating digital forms of cultural stories and knowledge ensuring efficacy and economic benefit for knowledge holders.
12/23/20235 minutes, 31 seconds
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The development of RN and a possible future path

Former ABC deputy managing director Malcolm Long takes us back to the 1970s when the current RN developed and reflects on a possible future.
12/16/20236 minutes, 9 seconds
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David Suzuki – reflections of an elder

At the age of 87, the award-winning scientist, environmentalist and broadcaster has stepped down as host of CBC TV's The Nature of Things. In May, the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre in Toronto hosted an evening with David Suzuki: Reflections of an Elder.
12/16/202345 minutes, 28 seconds
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Carbon dioxide emissions increasing

Despite the talk of net zero by 2050, global emission are increasing. To reach zero by 2050, we’d need to see a reduction of 5-7% each year. It’s not happening.
12/9/20233 minutes, 44 seconds
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Warm currents, strong winds melting Antarctic ice shelf

There have been successive records of low ice cover in east Antarctica. The first was in 2022. Now another record has been broken in 2023.
12/9/20235 minutes, 51 seconds
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Amazon threat intensifies

Reese Halter reports on how the Amazon is now a place of heatwaves, drought and bushfires.
12/9/20235 minutes, 12 seconds
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Bob McDonald – The Future Is Now

The Future Is Now,  presents the latest on wind, solar, geothermal, tidal power, energy storage and more.
12/9/202323 minutes, 44 seconds
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Prime Minister’s Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching in Primary Schools

Winner Judith Stutchbury in Queensland has galvanised her classes to rescue turtles, clean up beaches and do what’s needed to make their district thrive.
12/9/20233 minutes, 55 seconds
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The next gold rush is here. It’s batteries.

The Energy Storage Research Group at QUT tests all sorts of batteries essential for the transition to renewable energy.
12/9/20238 minutes, 49 seconds
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Sir Clarence Lovejoy

We revisit an interview with Sir Clarence Lovejoy, Australian Nobel Prize winner in the field of brain research.
12/2/202315 minutes, 13 seconds
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Best Australian Science Writing – Bragg Prize and the book

Excerpts from the 2023 awards presentation and panel discussion.
12/2/202321 minutes, 48 seconds
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Aussie STEM Star – Michelle Simmons

Nova Weetman reads from her children’s book on physicist Michelle Simmons, a pioneer in quantum computing.
12/2/20238 minutes, 33 seconds
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Cadaver research leads to prestigious science award

Dermatologists Natasha Mesinkovska and Christine Pham have won the Ig Nobel Medicine Prize for their work using cadavers to explore whether there is an equal number of hairs in each of a person’s two nostrils.
12/2/20234 minutes, 34 seconds
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High hopes for seahorses in Sydney Harbour

A decline in seahorses due to habitat loss and pollution may be reversing.
11/25/20236 minutes, 52 seconds
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Gladys and Stripey - Two little fish enthral children

Author Michele Gierck describes how she is inspired by the natural world and how she created an adventure story for children based on science and the lives of two little fish.
11/25/202310 minutes, 58 seconds
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Is uncertainty a weakness of science or a strength?

In his book, The Primacy of Doubt, Tim Palmer explores how the geometry of chaos can explain our uncertain world - from weather and pandemics to quantum physics and free will.
11/25/202322 minutes, 31 seconds
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The power of climate change images

Saffron O’Neill is exploring why particular types of climate imagery continue to thrive and circulate, whilst others don’t.
11/25/20237 minutes, 11 seconds
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Mining waste slips under the radar

Anita Parbhakar-Fox says there is large-scale waste in mining and there are big benefits, economic, environmental and social if companies look closer at their waste.
11/25/20233 minutes, 45 seconds
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The role of rocks in the carbon cycle

Fragmented rocks can absorb carbon dioxide from the air. Great! Could this save us?
11/18/20238 minutes, 17 seconds
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Australia’s nickel deposits formed following ancient volcanic activity

Mathematician Herbert Huppert explains the processes that have led to Australia’s extensive nickel deposits.
11/18/20235 minutes, 32 seconds
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What to do when you find a fossil

Sally Hurst has created the website Found a Fossil as a resource for what you can do and who to contact when you find a heritage object.
11/18/202310 minutes, 7 seconds
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Where is the Taylor Swift of geology?

Indrani Mukherjee says geology needs a Taylor Swift to sell geology and persuade young people of the field’s importance.
11/18/20234 minutes, 44 seconds
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Bio-based glue for rehabilitating coral

Laleh Moghaddam describes a bio-based glue intended for use on coral reefs to repair corals after storms.
11/18/20233 minutes, 31 seconds
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How land clearing has affected climate

Western Australia’s rabbit proof fence provides evidence of the effect of land clearing on climate.
11/18/202315 minutes, 26 seconds
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Designer immune cells attack tumors in response to sound

Researchers at Caltech are designing immune cells whose position can be manipulated using ultrasound. These cells recognise cancer cells then damage them from the inside upon receiving a focused ultrasound stimulus.
11/11/20238 minutes, 51 seconds
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Prime Minister’s Science Prize for Innovation 2023

The winner is Glenn King for his pioneering use of peptides from Australian funnel-web spider venom for crop protection and potentially human therapeutics. 
11/11/20236 minutes
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Prime Minister’s New Innovator Prize 2023

Griffith University’s Associate Professor Lara Herrero has been awarded the 2023 Prime Minister’s Prize for New Innovators for her work on creating a drug for the treatment of Ross River Virus.
11/11/20234 minutes, 15 seconds
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Applying mathematics and fluid mechanics to lava flows

Herbert Huppert has discovered that while crystals form in cooling lava, they don’t have a major impact on lava flow. It is viscosity which plays the major role in the speed and spread of flowing lava.
11/11/20237 minutes, 13 seconds
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Science and music combine to reveal the wonders of the universe

Brian Cox and The Sydney Symphony take audiences on a tour of the universe.
11/11/20239 minutes, 28 seconds
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Prime Minister’s Physical Scientist of the Year 2023

This year’s Physical Scientist of the Year is Professor Yuerui (Larry) Lu from the Australian National University.
11/11/20232 minutes, 53 seconds
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Getting to know the sea snakes of Western Australia

Scientists are catching and tagging sea snakes in Exmouth Gulf to learn more about their abundance and range.
11/11/202314 minutes, 24 seconds
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Parasites - more than half the world’s species

Ryan Hechinger describes a parasite which has different stages of its life cycle in a snail, in fish, and animals that eat fish, including humans.
11/4/20237 minutes, 42 seconds
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Teams key to big problem solutions in health data research

Ben Goldacre continues this week explaining that it is teams of specialists working together which produce the ideas and methods for health research projects.
11/4/20234 minutes, 18 seconds
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Prime Minister’s Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching in Secondary Schools 2023

Winner Donna Buckley teaches mathematics at the John Curtin College of the Arts in Fremantle. She inspires students with diverse, creative backgrounds to apply mathematics to real-world problems, and introduces them to careers in science. 
11/4/20236 minutes, 20 seconds
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Isaac Newton Institute - UK hub for mathematical sciences

Based in Cambridge, the Isaac Newton Institute welcomes scientists from all disciplines eager to immerse themselves in maths and stats.
11/4/20238 minutes, 48 seconds
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Mathematics – the tool that will change the world

Kate Helmstedt at QUT applies mathematics to natural resource and environmental management.
11/4/20239 minutes, 27 seconds
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Using sound recordings to monitor and measure animals in natural environments

Freddie Poznansky is working with local communities in Borneo giving them skills in recording environmental sounds. Computers then analyse the recordings producing a measurement of biodiversity and change over time.
11/4/20234 minutes, 3 seconds
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Genome science used to ensure safe seafood

Rachel Hartnell describes some of the work undertaken to maintain safe seafood in the UK.
11/4/20234 minutes, 51 seconds
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Teaching basic mathematical concepts to junior students

Gabrielle Oslington describes some of her approaches for introducing junior students to basic concepts in mathematics.
11/4/20237 minutes, 26 seconds
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Prime Minister’s Prize for Life Scientist of the Year

The winner of the Prime Minister’s 2023 Frank Fenner Prize for Life Scientist of the Year is Professor Chris Greening for his discovery of how microbes in soil and water absorb gases and impact climate.
10/28/20235 minutes, 47 seconds
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Big league opportunity for Australian science

Australian Academy of Science CEO Anna-Maria Arabia reviews a big year for the academy and the chance for Australia to join a coalition of science collaboration, Horizon Europe.
10/28/20238 minutes, 2 seconds
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Security guaranteed as UK health records used for research

OpenSAFELY guarantees the use of health records without identifying who the records belong to.
10/28/202316 minutes, 6 seconds
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Varroa mites may assist native bees

Varroa mites do not affect native bees and the mites may even be helpful for native bees following the reduction in feral honeybees impacted by the mites.
10/28/20239 minutes, 53 seconds
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Climate change - the lens for the rest of our lives

Changing climate will be with all of us for the rest of our lives. Writer Lauren Fuge says we need to hear stories about how people are changing the way they live.
10/28/20235 minutes, 44 seconds
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Shack - changing climate through the eyes of kids

The play sees nine school kids trapped in Antarctica. How will they survive?
10/28/20236 minutes, 7 seconds
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Prime Minister’s Prize for Science

Physicist Michelle Simmons accepts the top award for her work in atomic electronics.
10/21/202312 minutes, 30 seconds
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How the human brain responds to social interaction

It’s not just one-on-one. Group intelligence can be seen when people engage with others in activities together such as exercise, singing, chanting or dancing.
10/21/202313 minutes, 14 seconds
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School student looks for empathy from peers towards older people

Senior high school student Penelope Jin has read extensively on Alzheimer’s Disease. She hopes young people will come to appreciate the challenges faced by older folk.
10/21/20239 minutes, 18 seconds
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Rewilding Loch Ness

Pine plantations in the Scottish Highlands are being removed and replaced with native species, with ancient peat bogs preserved.
10/21/202318 minutes, 17 seconds
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Canadian forest fires off the charts

9 times more forest than average has burnt in Canada in 2023. Reese Halter reports.
10/14/20234 minutes, 36 seconds
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Energy transition underway in Southeast Asia

Sustainability consultant Brendan May says the countries of southeast Asia are embracing the energy transition and are on board with nature conservation policies.
10/14/202310 minutes, 28 seconds
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How behaviour changed during Covid lockdowns

For some it was a welcomed return to village living. For others extended stay-at-home was a tragedy.
10/14/20237 minutes, 11 seconds
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New Covid vaccine for variants to come

Pamela Bjorkman and her colleagues at Caltech in Los Angeles are developing a protein-based vaccine which targets aspects of SARS-CoV-2 which are in common among variants.
10/14/202310 minutes, 3 seconds
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Evidence for the source of SARS-CoV-2

Did SARS-CoV-2 escape from a lab, or did it evolve in nature? Science writer Ella Finkel has collected the facts and presents them as if evidence in a court room.
10/14/202320 minutes, 39 seconds
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Nobel Prizes 2023

Shelby Traynor reports on the Nobel Prizes for physics, medicine and chemistry announced this week.
10/7/20235 minutes, 20 seconds
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We had good fortune with COVID – David Baltimore

The response was quick as RNA vaccines were being developed that could be applied to COVID.
10/7/202310 minutes, 42 seconds
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A tribute to Evelyn Fox Keller

Rachel Ankeny presents a tribute to outspoken scientist and philosopher Evelyn Fox Keller.
10/7/20236 minutes, 42 seconds
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A tip for scientists as they speak about their work and the big challenges

Science writer Georgina Ferry has seen a suspicion from scientists towards the media who say their work is often dumbed down or not understood.
10/7/202310 minutes, 2 seconds
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Wellcome Trust takes science to the public using the arts and linking cultures

The trust facilitates conversations around science among people from diverse areas including arts, business and government, based on a solid scientific foundation.
10/7/202310 minutes, 3 seconds
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Perseverance continues its search for signs of life on Mars – with help from Queensland

David Flannery at the Queensland Institute of Technology describes his role in the Mars mission and the challenge in controlling a rover on another planet.
10/7/202310 minutes, 27 seconds
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Female scientists missing from school textbooks

The finding that prominent female scientists are missing from school curricula shocked many of us. So why is representation so important?
9/30/20238 minutes, 51 seconds
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Why don't we know the names of star scientists?

With the news that our school curricula are missing the names of female scientists, it begs the question: Why aren't prominent scientists household names?
9/30/20235 minutes, 15 seconds
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Planting pocket-forests in urban areas

Hundreds of Western Australian students are getting their hands dirty, helping transform degraded urban areas into pockets of greenery.
9/30/20235 minutes, 29 seconds
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Copping out on promises made at COP26

The British PM, Rishi Sunak, announced last week he's dropping the plan to reduce UK's CO2 emissions so soon, despite their promise at the UN Conference on Climate.
9/30/202327 minutes, 55 seconds
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The plastic problem on the Galapagos Islands

This volcanic archipelago in the Pacific Ocean has a problem with plastic, and unique challenges when it comes to overcoming it.
9/23/20238 minutes, 35 seconds
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Can we trust artificial intelligence with air traffic control?

Researchers are trying to figure out whether AI could relieve stress in human air traffic controllers and save fuel.
9/23/20237 minutes, 2 seconds
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Science in action, open to the public

The Exeter Science Park brings together developing research, and the people it might go on to benefit.
9/23/20237 minutes, 28 seconds
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Turning diesel guzzlers into e-vehicles

How do we transform the vehicles our society relies on to a more sustainable form of transport?
9/23/20236 minutes, 51 seconds
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How mathematics might save forests

Knowing the number of big and small trees can tell us a lot about a forest's overall health.
9/23/20234 minutes, 21 seconds
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We Still Have a Chance: 12 climate stories

12 scientists, health practitioners, activists and artists have written stories for the anthology published in English and Arabic.
9/23/202312 minutes, 28 seconds
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The UK rejoins Horizon Europe research programme

UK researchers were locked out of the scheme for three years over Brexit disagreements.
9/16/202310 minutes, 3 seconds
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Theories on consciousness go head-to-head

A scientific battle has been fought in New York in an attempt to find out how consciousness arises from the brain
9/16/202317 minutes
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Will AI make us dumber?

Are our mental faculties diminished when we delegate too much thinking to AI? 
9/16/202312 minutes, 37 seconds
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Diagnosing disease with a single breath

Work is underway to detect tiny markers of disease present in a person's breath.
9/16/20233 minutes, 17 seconds
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Pulling drinking water out of thin(ish) air

What if we could capitalise on humidity to boost water reserves? Well researchers from the University of Newcastle are being funded to do just that.
9/16/20234 minutes, 23 seconds
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Capturing the biodiversity of Transylvania

Transylvania is one of King Charles' favourite regions. In 2018 he commissioned artworks celebrating its floral diversity.
9/16/20234 minutes, 45 seconds
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Sir John Eccles and the invaluable work of his daughter Rose

This Australian father-daughter duo played a huge part in the science and philosophy instrumental in the mind-brain problem. 
9/9/202349 minutes, 26 seconds
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Earle Hackett's moon poem

As we set our sights on future moon missions, let's take a look back at the very first.  Dr Earle Hackett was one of the team of special commentators who contributed to ABC Radio's coverage of Apollo 11 in July 1969.
9/2/20232 minutes, 25 seconds
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The life and work of Sir John Eccles

Australian scientist, Nobel Prize winner Sir John Eccles, devoted his working life to unravelling the complexities of the human brain.
9/2/202347 minutes, 40 seconds
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How is your cyber hygiene?

An effective way to stay secure might be to limit our use of devices. 
8/26/20236 minutes, 28 seconds
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Salmon farming feeds jellyfish blooms

One expert claims salmon farming is changing ecosystems to the detriment of wildlife and humans. 
8/26/20238 minutes, 56 seconds
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The global fight to protect our reefs

UN scientific advisors have once more advised against declaring the Great Barrier Reef 'in danger' while warning Australia must do more to protect it. 
8/26/20238 minutes, 12 seconds
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Winning student might've solved a pesky problem

Kai Turner won the robotics category at ISEF for building a drone that helps fix powerlines — automating a dangerous task. 
8/26/20236 minutes, 35 seconds
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The Sloth Lemur's Song: Madagascar's past and present

Both Australia and Madagascar have been geographically isolated, enabling them to develop unique flora and fauna.
8/26/20236 minutes, 8 seconds
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What weed management teaches us about cancer treatment

Both weed management and cancer treatment require targeted measures, to avoid doing more harm than good. So what can oncologists learn from farmers? 
8/26/20237 minutes, 17 seconds
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The wild and varied world of parasites

Parasites can be found almost anywhere you look — you're probably carrying some around right now, in your intestinal tract.
8/26/20238 minutes, 46 seconds
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Another peek at the science-minded oratorio 'Origins'

The oratorio 'Origins' had its world premiere in Melbourne last month. Here's another segment of the performance: Extinction. 
8/19/20235 minutes, 2 seconds
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Leading scientist's climate call-out

Professor Emma Johnston warned the Royal Society of NSW about the violence of climate change.
8/19/20239 minutes, 10 seconds
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The brain behind Beaker Street

An annual showcase of science and art, the event sprung from a failed attempt to open a science-themed pub.
8/19/202310 minutes, 19 seconds
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How Antarctic ice affects Australia's climate

many of us might realise. One marine scientist has shown how salt from Antarctic ice is affecting weather patterns in parts of Australia. 
8/19/20239 minutes, 40 seconds
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Everything that glows goes

Dr Lisa Gershwin is shining an ultra-violet light on everything she can get her hands on: from tennis balls, to hair, to jars of peanut butter. 
8/19/20239 minutes, 5 seconds
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Science Vs ... Robyn Williams?

Now she's back in Australia, what does Wendy Zukerman have to say about the difference between the US and Australia when it comes to science communication?
8/19/20239 minutes, 54 seconds
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Listening to silence

One lecturer is asking people to sit in silence for five minutes and notice what they hear. What are your ears really telling you?
8/12/20239 minutes, 43 seconds
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Listening to silence

One lecturer is asking people to sit in silence for five minutes and notice what they hear. What are your ears really telling you?
8/12/20239 minutes, 43 seconds
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The Nobel laureate who lost his hearing

Sir John Cornforth's experience of sound was minimal. He was deaf at school and at the University of Sydney – for most of his long life, in fact.
8/12/20234 minutes, 19 seconds
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The Nobel laureate who lost his hearing

Sir John Cornforth's experience of sound was minimal. He was deaf at school and at the University of Sydney – for most of his long life, in fact.
8/12/20234 minutes, 19 seconds
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The rhythmic patterns of our emotions

Sentics is the study of how emotions are generated, for instance, while listening to music. 
8/12/20235 minutes, 50 seconds
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The rhythmic patterns of our emotions

Sentics is the study of how emotions are generated, for instance, while listening to music. 
8/12/20235 minutes, 50 seconds
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Top 10 Australian animal sounds

We're looking for the most loved native animal sound in celebration of National Science Week. Carl Smith takes us through the finalists.
8/12/20237 minutes, 1 second
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Top 10 Australian animal sounds

We're looking for the most loved native animal sound in celebration of National Science Week. Carl Smith takes us through the finalists.
8/12/20237 minutes, 1 second
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How the changing climate is changing bird migration

Each year some birds migrate thousands of kilometres. But there's evidence climate change is already affecting this seasonal survival strategy. 
8/12/20238 minutes, 55 seconds
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How the changing climate is changing bird migration

Each year some birds migrate thousands of kilometres. But there's evidence climate change is already affecting this seasonal survival strategy. 
8/12/20238 minutes, 55 seconds
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Why don't larger animals get more cancer?

Animals with 1,000 times more cells than humans — like elephants or whales — don't seem to have an increased cancer risk.
8/12/20237 minutes, 39 seconds
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Why don't larger animals get more cancer?

Animals with 1,000 times more cells than humans — like elephants or whales — don't seem to have an increased cancer risk.
8/12/20237 minutes, 39 seconds
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An oratorio on the origins of life

The composition 'Origins' had its world premiere in Melbourne in July, and it received a standing ovation. 
8/12/20237 minutes, 26 seconds
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An oratorio on the origins of life

The composition 'Origins' had its world premiere in Melbourne in July, and it received a standing ovation. 
8/12/20237 minutes, 26 seconds
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Trying to read people's minds with biosensors

Scientists are measuring the activity of neurotransmitters to create a chemical map of the brain.
8/5/20239 minutes, 36 seconds
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Trying to read people's minds with biosensors

Scientists are measuring the activity of neurotransmitters to create a chemical map of the brain.
8/5/20239 minutes, 36 seconds
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An exhibition of plants that heal

Medicinal plants are the focus of a new art exhibition at the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney — Botanica de Materia Medica.
8/5/20236 minutes, 3 seconds
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An exhibition of plants that heal

Medicinal plants are the focus of a new art exhibition at the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney — Botanica de Materia Medica.
8/5/20236 minutes, 3 seconds
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What is a time crystal?

Time crystals are states of matter whose patterns repeat at set intervals of time rather than space.
8/5/202310 minutes, 55 seconds
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What is a time crystal?

Time crystals are states of matter whose patterns repeat at set intervals of time rather than space.
8/5/202310 minutes, 55 seconds
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A look back at Frank Oppenheimer's Exploratorium

The Exploratorium in San Francisco, opened in 1969, inspired our own science centres in Australia.
8/5/202326 minutes, 9 seconds
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A look back at Frank Oppenheimer's Exploratorium

The Exploratorium in San Francisco, opened in 1969, inspired our own science centres in Australia.
8/5/202326 minutes, 9 seconds
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Can you X-ray a mountain?

Device scans the internal makeup of structures and substances – natural or artificial – using subatomic particles called muons.
7/29/202312 minutes, 32 seconds
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Can you X-ray a mountain?

Device scans the internal makeup of structures and substances – natural or artificial – using subatomic particles called muons.
7/29/202312 minutes, 32 seconds
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The poetry of outer space

The anthology Outer Space: 100 Poems journeys through time, exploring the common themes and changing perspectives of poets from the 12th century BCE to today.
7/29/20238 minutes, 9 seconds
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The poetry of outer space

The anthology Outer Space: 100 Poems journeys through time, exploring the common themes and changing perspectives of poets from the 12th century BCE to today.
7/29/20238 minutes, 9 seconds
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A Plant Punk says goodbye!

Tim Entwisle is well known to RN listeners, and to botanists globally. This week he says farewell as director of Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria.
7/29/20239 minutes, 26 seconds
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A Plant Punk says goodbye!

Tim Entwisle is well known to RN listeners, and to botanists globally. This week he says farewell as director of Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria.
7/29/20239 minutes, 26 seconds
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Can time go backwards in biology?

This Nobel Prize winner is on a mission to uncover anything that might violate the principle of time reversal symmetry.
7/29/20236 minutes, 2 seconds
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Can time go backwards in biology?

This Nobel Prize winner is on a mission to uncover anything that might violate the principle of time reversal symmetry.
7/29/20236 minutes, 2 seconds
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Unravelling untruth at Beaker Street Festival

A foretaste of what Tim Flannery will say about the spreading of untruth at this year's Beaker Street Festival in Tasmania.
7/29/20234 minutes, 44 seconds
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Unravelling untruth at Beaker Street Festival

A foretaste of what Tim Flannery will say about the spreading of untruth at this year's Beaker Street Festival in Tasmania.
7/29/20234 minutes, 44 seconds
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How status impacts the long-term health of animals

The macaques can tell us a lot about how our status in society affects our wellbeing. 
7/29/202311 minutes, 35 seconds
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How status impacts the long-term health of animals

The macaques can tell us a lot about how our status in society affects our wellbeing. 
7/29/202311 minutes, 35 seconds
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The kids are alright: Talking science with Townsville teen

Robyn Williams caught up with a former Sleek Geek winner to find out what’s been capturing his interest.
7/22/20239 minutes, 2 seconds
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The kids are alright: Talking science with Townsville teen

Robyn Williams caught up with a former Sleek Geek winner to find out what’s been capturing his interest.
7/22/20239 minutes, 2 seconds
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Helping children reach their full potential

The University of Wollongong's Early Start program is designed to help kids flourish — especially those in regional and remote Australia.
7/22/202311 minutes, 34 seconds
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Helping children reach their full potential

The University of Wollongong's Early Start program is designed to help kids flourish — especially those in regional and remote Australia.
7/22/202311 minutes, 34 seconds
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The old age of Royal Society presidents

The Royal Society is the oldest scientific academy in continuous existence. And the long lives of its presidents caught the attention of Professor Herbert Huppert.
7/22/20235 minutes, 28 seconds
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The old age of Royal Society presidents

The Royal Society is the oldest scientific academy in continuous existence. And the long lives of its presidents caught the attention of Professor Herbert Huppert.
7/22/20235 minutes, 28 seconds
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The life of the oldest Nobel Prize winner John Goodenough

John Goodenough's career spanned seven decades, during which his discoveries sparked the wireless revolution.
7/22/20237 minutes, 48 seconds
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The life of the oldest Nobel Prize winner John Goodenough

John Goodenough's career spanned seven decades, during which his discoveries sparked the wireless revolution.
7/22/20237 minutes, 48 seconds
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Getting the most out of your renewable energy

Is there a way to make a quick buck on the energy your home is generating through renewable sources?
7/22/202310 minutes, 19 seconds
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Getting the most out of your renewable energy

Is there a way to make a quick buck on the energy your home is generating through renewable sources?
7/22/202310 minutes, 19 seconds
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Using sunlight and water to generate fuel

What if we could harness the nitrogen in our atmosphere, sunlight and water to create fuel and fertiliser?
7/22/202310 minutes, 46 seconds
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Using sunlight and water to generate fuel

What if we could harness the nitrogen in our atmosphere, sunlight and water to create fuel and fertiliser?
7/22/202310 minutes, 46 seconds
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High temperatures fuel fires in Canada

Soaring temperatures have been fuelling wildfires across Canada — which have had far-reaching effects in the US and Europe. 
7/15/20234 minutes, 29 seconds
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High temperatures fuel fires in Canada

Soaring temperatures have been fuelling wildfires across Canada — which have had far-reaching effects in the US and Europe. 
7/15/20234 minutes, 29 seconds
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Restoring the scattered remnants of an ancient rainforest

Once the largest expanse of lowland subtropical rainforest in Australia, only 1% of the Big Scrub now remains.
7/15/202310 minutes, 22 seconds
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Restoring the scattered remnants of an ancient rainforest

Once the largest expanse of lowland subtropical rainforest in Australia, only 1% of the Big Scrub now remains.
7/15/202310 minutes, 22 seconds
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Collecting koala sperm to boost dwindling populations

Efforts are underway to not only protect existing koala populations, but to replenish those that have dwindled.
7/15/20238 minutes, 4 seconds
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Collecting koala sperm to boost dwindling populations

Efforts are underway to not only protect existing koala populations, but to replenish those that have dwindled.
7/15/20238 minutes, 4 seconds
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First Nations knowledge in koala conservation

As a young Indigenous woman, Teresa Cochrane in NSW is keen to apply traditional knowledge of care to conservation.
7/15/20236 minutes, 8 seconds
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First Nations knowledge in koala conservation

As a young Indigenous woman, Teresa Cochrane in NSW is keen to apply traditional knowledge of care to conservation.
7/15/20236 minutes, 8 seconds
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Fewer gimmicks, more solid preparation

Professor tells how teaching basic techniques is better for students than trying to entice them with cute robots and other stunts.
7/15/20238 minutes, 39 seconds
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Fewer gimmicks, more solid preparation

Professor tells how teaching basic techniques is better for students than trying to entice them with cute robots and other stunts.
7/15/20238 minutes, 39 seconds
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Young people gather to discuss ocean conservation

The Ocean Youth event in Townsville was one of many organised to connect like-minded people. 
7/15/20236 minutes, 33 seconds
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Young people gather to discuss ocean conservation

The Ocean Youth event in Townsville was one of many organised to connect like-minded people. 
7/15/20236 minutes, 33 seconds
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Take a virtual trip to the Torres Strait Islands

Dr Rhett Loban has developed a VR game to communicate Torres Strait culture and knowledge, centred on a traditional Tombstone Opening.
7/8/20236 minutes, 58 seconds
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Take a virtual trip to the Torres Strait Islands

Dr Rhett Loban has developed a VR game to communicate Torres Strait culture and knowledge, centred on a traditional Tombstone Opening.
7/8/20236 minutes, 58 seconds
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Maintaining the giant magnets in CERN's Large Hadron Collider

Come for a tour of CERN's cryogenic test facility to see how engineers meticulously test and understand the unique personalities of each magnet.
7/8/202311 minutes, 46 seconds
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Maintaining the giant magnets in CERN's Large Hadron Collider

Come for a tour of CERN's cryogenic test facility to see how engineers meticulously test and understand the unique personalities of each magnet.
7/8/202311 minutes, 46 seconds
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Pacific Scientific: Bee biosecurity

For this final taste of ABC Science's series Pacific Scientific, Carl Smith gets swarmed and stung in a mission to discover how one country is learning to live with the pest.
7/8/202327 minutes, 13 seconds
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Pacific Scientific: Bee biosecurity

For this final taste of ABC Science's series Pacific Scientific, Carl Smith gets swarmed and stung in a mission to discover how one country is learning to live with the pest.
7/8/202327 minutes, 13 seconds
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Supporting beekeepers in Australia and the Pacific

In countries like Fiji and Papua New Guinea, beekeepers have learned to live with varroa mite — the colony-killing pest that's only just recently found its way into Australia.
7/8/20237 minutes, 6 seconds
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Supporting beekeepers in Australia and the Pacific

In countries like Fiji and Papua New Guinea, beekeepers have learned to live with varroa mite — the colony-killing pest that's only just recently found its way into Australia.
7/8/20237 minutes, 6 seconds
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Pacific Scientific: Glimpsing endangered iguanas in Fiji

In this episode of Pacific Scientific, we meet a man with a fascinating but fraught job, working at the edge of conservation and ecotourism.
7/1/202329 minutes, 12 seconds
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Pacific Scientific: Glimpsing endangered iguanas in Fiji

In this episode of Pacific Scientific, we meet a man with a fascinating but fraught job, working at the edge of conservation and ecotourism.
7/1/202329 minutes, 12 seconds
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Scientists brave stand-up comedy experiment

Producer Shelby Traynor followed a group of early-career scientists taken under the wing of a couple of comedians, to inject some humour into their presentations.
7/1/202315 minutes, 52 seconds
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Scientists brave stand-up comedy experiment

Producer Shelby Traynor followed a group of early-career scientists taken under the wing of a couple of comedians, to inject some humour into their presentations.
7/1/202315 minutes, 52 seconds
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The race to save Australia's dirty frogs

Australia's frogs have a secret in their skin … and it could be the key to fighting drug-resistant bugs.
7/1/20239 minutes, 49 seconds
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The race to save Australia's dirty frogs

Australia's frogs have a secret in their skin … and it could be the key to fighting drug-resistant bugs.
7/1/20239 minutes, 49 seconds
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How scientists are helping flooding communities

When it comes to protecting flood-prone areas, large-scale infrastructure is often costly and slow. So, some communities are choosing to fight against flooding in their own backyards.
6/24/202326 minutes, 16 seconds
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How scientists are helping flooding communities

When it comes to protecting flood-prone areas, large-scale infrastructure is often costly and slow. So, some communities are choosing to fight against flooding in their own backyards.
6/24/202326 minutes, 16 seconds
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Pacific Scientific: A graveyard of abandoned cars

There are thousands of old cars hidden in the jungles and fields of Tonga. Join ABC Science Reporter Petria Ladgrove as she untangles the kingdom's messy history of waste. 
6/24/202326 minutes, 50 seconds
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Pacific Scientific: A graveyard of abandoned cars

There are thousands of old cars hidden in the jungles and fields of Tonga. Join ABC Science Reporter Petria Ladgrove as she untangles the kingdom's messy history of waste. 
6/24/202326 minutes, 50 seconds
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Pacific Scientific: Ocean acidification

Tag along for a trip out to sea to meet a woman from the Solomon Islands who is tracking this looming danger in the Pacific Ocean.
6/17/202330 minutes
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Pacific Scientific: Ocean acidification

Tag along for a trip out to sea to meet a woman from the Solomon Islands who is tracking this looming danger in the Pacific Ocean.
6/17/202330 minutes
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Growing microalgae in rural Queensland

We journey to Goondiwindi to see why one farm is growing marine algae there — 400 kilometres from the ocean.
6/17/202317 minutes
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Growing microalgae in rural Queensland

We journey to Goondiwindi to see why one farm is growing marine algae there — 400 kilometres from the ocean.
6/17/202317 minutes
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Pacific Scientific: A secretive vault full of sprouts in stasis

A glimpse inside the Pacific's gene bank, CePaCT, where rows and rows of tiny sprouts sit in stasis as backups for the region's most important crops.
6/10/202330 minutes, 14 seconds
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Pacific Scientific: A secretive vault full of sprouts in stasis

A glimpse inside the Pacific's gene bank, CePaCT, where rows and rows of tiny sprouts sit in stasis as backups for the region's most important crops.
6/10/202330 minutes, 14 seconds
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Protecting Fiji's important species, in treetops and on ocean currents

Scientists are keeping track of biodiversity in the Pacific to ensure the safety of species, like the giant tree gecko, well into the future. 
6/10/202312 minutes, 29 seconds
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Protecting Fiji's important species, in treetops and on ocean currents

Scientists are keeping track of biodiversity in the Pacific to ensure the safety of species, like the giant tree gecko, well into the future. 
6/10/202312 minutes, 29 seconds
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Supporting Fiji's small-scale farmers

The vast majority of workers in Fiji are involved in agriculture. But the economic contribution of most small-scale agriculture remains low.
6/10/20239 minutes, 9 seconds
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Supporting Fiji's small-scale farmers

The vast majority of workers in Fiji are involved in agriculture. But the economic contribution of most small-scale agriculture remains low.
6/10/20239 minutes, 9 seconds
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Taking to the Field: A history of Australian women in science

In 1885, Edith Emily Dornwell was among the first three science graduates in Australia. 
6/3/20239 minutes, 43 seconds
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Taking to the Field: A history of Australian women in science

In 1885, Edith Emily Dornwell was among the first three science graduates in Australia. 
6/3/20239 minutes, 43 seconds
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Scaffold that regenerates bone could replace metallic implants

We might soon move away from metallic implants. Researchers have developed a scaffold that can regenerate bone, before dissolving. 
6/3/20236 minutes, 45 seconds
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Scaffold that regenerates bone could replace metallic implants

We might soon move away from metallic implants. Researchers have developed a scaffold that can regenerate bone, before dissolving. 
6/3/20236 minutes, 45 seconds
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Becoming a Botanist: The vibrant career of Carrick Chambers

Peter Bernhardt tells the story of botanist Carrick Chambers, whose biography has just been published.
6/3/20237 minutes, 51 seconds
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Becoming a Botanist: The vibrant career of Carrick Chambers

Peter Bernhardt tells the story of botanist Carrick Chambers, whose biography has just been published.
6/3/20237 minutes, 51 seconds
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Could light pollution dim our passion for astronomy?

This year's Sydney Observatory residents span the arts and the sciences.  Shelby Traynor meets an astrophysicist and photographer, who plans to compare the night skies of Sydney to elsewhere.
6/3/20237 minutes, 51 seconds
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Could light pollution dim our passion for astronomy?

This year's Sydney Observatory residents span the arts and the sciences.  Shelby Traynor meets an astrophysicist and photographer, who plans to compare the night skies of Sydney to elsewhere.
6/3/20237 minutes, 51 seconds
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The next generation of telescopes in search of ET

What might it take to find alien life? New instruments are being developed to aid the search. 
6/3/20237 minutes, 51 seconds
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The next generation of telescopes in search of ET

What might it take to find alien life? New instruments are being developed to aid the search. 
6/3/20237 minutes, 51 seconds
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The hot and cold effects of our hormones

Research shows there are gender differences in temperature regulation, and oestrogen may play a part. 
6/3/20238 minutes, 57 seconds
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The hot and cold effects of our hormones

Research shows there are gender differences in temperature regulation, and oestrogen may play a part. 
6/3/20238 minutes, 57 seconds
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The advantages of machine learning

The ability to learn without instruction is making machines faster and more powerful. 
6/3/20233 minutes, 9 seconds
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The advantages of machine learning

The ability to learn without instruction is making machines faster and more powerful. 
6/3/20233 minutes, 9 seconds
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The surprising past — and promising future of women in science

A woman was among Australia's first three science graduates. But it's still far from a level playing field. 
6/3/202354 minutes, 10 seconds
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Year 12 students win passage to London for International Youth Science Fair

Hallie Richmond and Sophie Yates get a “life-changing” chance to rub shoulders with top scientists.
5/27/20237 minutes, 43 seconds
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Year 12 students win passage to London for International Youth Science Fair

Hallie Richmond and Sophie Yates get a “life-changing” chance to rub shoulders with top scientists.
5/27/20237 minutes, 43 seconds
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It's gladdie time! The story behind Dame Edna's favourite flower

The story of how the Gladiolus found its way to the stage involves one of our top botanists, and some fascinating research into plant genetics.
5/27/202310 minutes, 6 seconds
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It's gladdie time! The story behind Dame Edna's favourite flower

The story of how the Gladiolus found its way to the stage involves one of our top botanists, and some fascinating research into plant genetics.
5/27/202310 minutes, 6 seconds
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The virtue of weeds

One scientist argues these plants are weedy by name, but not by nature. They can be immensely useful, even ones that spread like Triffids! 
5/27/20237 minutes, 29 seconds
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The virtue of weeds

One scientist argues these plants are weedy by name, but not by nature. They can be immensely useful, even ones that spread like Triffids! 
5/27/20237 minutes, 29 seconds
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Decarbonising our railways

Most freight trains and long distance passenger trains still run on diesel. And possible alternatives still pose engineering challenges. 
5/27/20235 minutes, 55 seconds
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Decarbonising our railways

Most freight trains and long distance passenger trains still run on diesel. And possible alternatives still pose engineering challenges. 
5/27/20235 minutes, 55 seconds
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Crowdsourcing the search for extraterrestrial intelligence

Are we alone in the universe? The UCLA SETI group has launched a citizen-science project to find out. 
5/27/20238 minutes, 43 seconds
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Crowdsourcing the search for extraterrestrial intelligence

Are we alone in the universe? The UCLA SETI group has launched a citizen-science project to find out. 
5/27/20238 minutes, 43 seconds
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The machines are learning fast ... what are we teaching them?

There are eight billion of us humans, all with our unique problem-solving and decision-making skills. But with artificial intelligence, we could add a few billion more minds to the mix. 
5/27/20235 minutes, 52 seconds
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The machines are learning fast ... what are we teaching them?

There are eight billion of us humans, all with our unique problem-solving and decision-making skills. But with artificial intelligence, we could add a few billion more minds to the mix. 
5/27/20235 minutes, 52 seconds
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The botanist behind Dame Edna's favourite flower, and the virtuous side of weeds

There's a scientific story behind Dame Edna's famous Gladioli, and it involves one of Australia's top botanists. 
5/27/202354 minutes, 10 seconds
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Fighting Fate: Justin Yerbury celebrated for research into motor neurone disease

Justin Yerbury joined started researching motor neurone disease when he uncovered a family history of MND. He was diagnosed himself in 2016. 
5/27/20236 minutes, 53 seconds
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Fighting Fate: Justin Yerbury celebrated for research into motor neurone disease

Justin Yerbury joined started researching motor neurone disease when he uncovered a family history of MND. He was diagnosed himself in 2016. 
5/27/20236 minutes, 53 seconds
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Nearer the Gods: The enduring legacy of Isaac Newton

He's one of the most famous scientists ever. But who was Isaac Newton, really? Sharon Carleton presents a portrait like no other about the myths surrounding the genius.
5/20/202353 minutes, 59 seconds
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Nearer the Gods: The enduring legacy of Isaac Newton

He's one of the most famous scientists ever. But who was Isaac Newton, really? Sharon Carleton presents a portrait like no other about the myths surrounding the genius.
5/20/202353 minutes, 59 seconds
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Nearer the Gods: The enduring legacy of Isaac Newton

He's one of the most famous scientists ever. But who was Isaac Newton, really? Sharon Carleton presents a portrait like no other about the myths surrounding the genius.
5/20/202353 minutes, 59 seconds
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Monkeys aged prematurely after Hurricane Maria

Monkeys that lived through hurricane appeared to age two years more than expected.
5/13/20232 minutes, 50 seconds
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Monkeys aged prematurely after Hurricane Maria

Monkeys that lived through hurricane appeared to age two years more than expected.
5/13/20232 minutes, 50 seconds
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Epigenetic inheritance: Understanding how stress traverses generations

Epigenetics shows how stressors such as hunger and even slavery, can alter your genome.
5/13/20238 minutes, 52 seconds
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Epigenetic inheritance: Understanding how stress traverses generations

Epigenetics shows how stressors such as hunger and even slavery, can alter your genome.
5/13/20238 minutes, 52 seconds
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Could this hypothetical particle, named after laundry detergent, be dark matter?

A Nobel Prize winner is convinced axions clean up the mystery of dark matter, the missing 85 per cent of the universe. 
5/13/20235 minutes, 19 seconds
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Could this hypothetical particle, named after laundry detergent, be dark matter?

A Nobel Prize winner is convinced axions clean up the mystery of dark matter, the missing 85 per cent of the universe. 
5/13/20235 minutes, 19 seconds
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The quest to find dark matter

One scientist is working on a new apparatus underground, to detect the ever-elusive dark matter.
5/13/20238 minutes, 25 seconds
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The quest to find dark matter

One scientist is working on a new apparatus underground, to detect the ever-elusive dark matter.
5/13/20238 minutes, 25 seconds
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The cultural significance of celestial navigation

Sydney Observatory resident Shireen Taweel creates artworks that reflect what sacred architecture might look like on Mars. 
5/13/20239 minutes, 59 seconds
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The cultural significance of celestial navigation

Sydney Observatory resident Shireen Taweel creates artworks that reflect what sacred architecture might look like on Mars. 
5/13/20239 minutes, 59 seconds
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Slimy surfaces and how they might endanger ecosystems

Slime, more scientifically known as biofilm, develops when cells stick together and also to surfaces. 
5/13/20236 minutes, 28 seconds
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Slimy surfaces and how they might endanger ecosystems

Slime, more scientifically known as biofilm, develops when cells stick together and also to surfaces. 
5/13/20236 minutes, 28 seconds
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Are climate targets working?

Are sustainability targets doing what they set out to do? Or could a different approach deliver better results?
5/13/20236 minutes, 54 seconds
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Are climate targets working?

Are sustainability targets doing what they set out to do? Or could a different approach deliver better results?
5/13/20236 minutes, 54 seconds
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Unravelling the mysterious workings of the epigenome — and the universe

Dark matter is assumed to be responsible for holding the universe together. So where is it?
5/13/202354 minutes, 9 seconds
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Celebrating David Attenborough on his 97th birthday

Reflecting on Sir David Attenborough's decades-long contribution to our understanding of the natural world. 
5/6/202354 minutes, 10 seconds
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Celebrating David Attenborough on his 97th birthday

Reflecting on Sir David Attenborough's decades-long contribution to our understanding of the natural world. 
5/6/202354 minutes, 10 seconds
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Celebrating David Attenborough on his 97th birthday

Reflecting on Sir David Attenborough's decades-long contribution to our understanding of the natural world. 
5/6/202354 minutes, 10 seconds
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Ocean conditions created in a lab

The Scripps Ocean Atmosphere Research Simulator (SOARS) creates the current and future ocean and atmosphere boundary layer allowing an understanding of how human activities are changing the chemistry of the ocean and atmosphere, and how this could impact global climate.
4/29/202312 minutes, 48 seconds
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Ocean conditions created in a lab

The Scripps Ocean Atmosphere Research Simulator (SOARS) creates the current and future ocean and atmosphere boundary layer allowing an understanding of how human activities are changing the chemistry of the ocean and atmosphere, and how this could impact global climate.
4/29/202312 minutes, 48 seconds
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Algae used for new materials and energy

Robert Skip Pomeroy describes products being developed and the challenges in entering established markets.
4/29/20235 minutes, 22 seconds
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Technology records every step, every waddle, every flap

The Daily Diary is technology with capability similar to a cell phone or fit bit which records the activities of animals.
4/29/202310 minutes, 55 seconds
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Technology records every step, every waddle, every flap

The Daily Diary is technology with capability similar to a cell phone or fit bit which records the activities of animals.
4/29/202310 minutes, 55 seconds
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Algae used for new materials and energy

Robert Skip Pomeroy describes products being developed and the challenges in entering established markets.
4/29/20235 minutes, 22 seconds
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Carbon dioxide increase brings ominous future

Ralph Keeling continues to measure carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, work begun by his father in 1958.
4/29/202310 minutes, 14 seconds
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Carbon dioxide increase brings ominous future

Ralph Keeling continues to measure carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, work begun by his father in 1958.
4/29/202310 minutes, 14 seconds
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Isotopes reveal ecological changes in condors, fur seals and turtles

The lab uses stable isotope biogeochemistry to answer questions regarding diet, group interactions, population changes and habitat use. Samples are taken from shells, whiskers and teeth.
4/29/202312 minutes, 39 seconds
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Isotopes reveal ecological changes in condors, fur seals and turtles

The lab uses stable isotope biogeochemistry to answer questions regarding diet, group interactions, population changes and habitat use. Samples are taken from shells, whiskers and teeth.
4/29/202312 minutes, 39 seconds
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A lab for seas and winds, measuring carbon dioxide and monitoring animal ecology

Dave Keeling started measuring carbon dioxide in 1958, Dave’s son Ralph continues his father’s work today.
4/29/202354 minutes, 7 seconds
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Biodegradable plastics become shoes

The shoes are made from hemp, eucalyptus and cotton uppers, with soles made from algae-based foam.
4/22/20236 minutes, 18 seconds
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Biodegradable plastics become shoes

The shoes are made from hemp, eucalyptus and cotton uppers, with soles made from algae-based foam.
4/22/20236 minutes, 18 seconds
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Hopes for energy transition and carbon capture

Harry Atwater discusses work on stripping carbon dissolved in seawater, artificial photosynthesis, and using renewable energy to produce hydrogen from water.
4/22/202314 minutes, 30 seconds
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Hopes for energy transition and carbon capture

Harry Atwater discusses work on stripping carbon dissolved in seawater, artificial photosynthesis, and using renewable energy to produce hydrogen from water.
4/22/202314 minutes, 30 seconds
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Black hole destroys a dust cloud

In just 20 years of observation, the cloud has elongated and shows signs of being pulled apart by the black hole’s super gravity.
4/22/20235 minutes, 45 seconds
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Black hole destroys a dust cloud

In just 20 years of observation, the cloud has elongated and shows signs of being pulled apart by the black hole’s super gravity.
4/22/20235 minutes, 45 seconds
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Opera explores mythical side of space exploration

Composer Stefan Gregory is writing an opera as part of a residency at the Sydney Observatory.
4/22/20239 minutes
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Opera explores mythical side of space exploration

Composer Stefan Gregory is writing an opera as part of a residency at the Sydney Observatory.
4/22/20239 minutes
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Hoverflies reveal secrets of how brains process vision information

By inserting fine electrodes into the brains of flies Karin Nordström can detect and measure sensory impulses in response to stimuli such as light and images.
4/22/202311 minutes, 19 seconds
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Hoverflies reveal secrets of how brains process vision information

By inserting fine electrodes into the brains of flies Karin Nordström can detect and measure sensory impulses in response to stimuli such as light and images.
4/22/202311 minutes, 19 seconds
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Bees fed killed pathogen spores display pathogen resistance

Inoculation is showing promise in protecting bees from the varroa mite.
4/22/20232 minutes, 52 seconds
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Bees fed killed pathogen spores display pathogen resistance

Inoculation is showing promise in protecting bees from the varroa mite.
4/22/20232 minutes, 52 seconds
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Honeybees – vital for crop pollination, now venom offers medicinal benefits

Bee venom shows promise treating a range of cancers.
4/22/20233 minutes, 28 seconds
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Honeybees – vital for crop pollination, now venom offers medicinal benefits

Bee venom shows promise treating a range of cancers.
4/22/20233 minutes, 28 seconds
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Astronomers watch as black hole pulls dust cloud apart

And bee venom shows promise treating a range of cancers.
4/22/202354 minutes, 16 seconds
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1922 Aussie outback expedition helped prove Einstein's theory of general relativity

Australian scientists proved Einstein and put Australia on the scientific map.
4/15/20237 minutes, 38 seconds
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1922 Aussie outback expedition helped prove Einstein's theory of general relativity

Australian scientists proved Einstein and put Australia on the scientific map.
4/15/20237 minutes, 38 seconds
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PhD student publishes on source of silica particles in Saturn’s E-ring

PhD student at UCLA Ashley Schoenfeld has published a scientific paper using data from the Cassini spacecraft mission to Saturn.
4/15/20239 minutes, 47 seconds
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PhD student publishes on source of silica particles in Saturn’s E-ring

PhD student at UCLA Ashley Schoenfeld has published a scientific paper using data from the Cassini spacecraft mission to Saturn.
4/15/20239 minutes, 47 seconds
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Next step for solar energy - space

The plan is for vast arrays of light-weight solar cells to collect energy and send it to Earth in a powerful beam.
4/15/20235 minutes, 9 seconds
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Next step for solar energy - space

The plan is for vast arrays of light-weight solar cells to collect energy and send it to Earth in a powerful beam.
4/15/20235 minutes, 9 seconds
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Cutting waste water in wine production

As much as 6 litres of wastewater is produced in vineyards for each litre of wine produced.
4/15/20235 minutes, 31 seconds
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Cutting waste water in wine production

As much as 6 litres of wastewater is produced in vineyards for each litre of wine produced.
4/15/20235 minutes, 31 seconds
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Singapore Gardens

Gardens by the Bay is a mixture of nature and theme park and a welcomed relief from high density living for residents and visitors.
4/15/202311 minutes, 21 seconds
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Singapore Gardens

Gardens by the Bay is a mixture of nature and theme park and a welcomed relief from high density living for residents and visitors.
4/15/202311 minutes, 21 seconds
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Plants help us change our state of mind

Peter Bernhardt reviews Michael Pollan’s book about three mind-altering substances derived from plants.
4/15/20238 minutes, 47 seconds
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Plants help us change our state of mind

Peter Bernhardt reviews Michael Pollan’s book about three mind-altering substances derived from plants.
4/15/20238 minutes, 47 seconds
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Tom Lehrer celebrates 95 years

We hear one of Tom Lehrer’s most popular songs, The Elements.
4/15/20233 minutes, 9 seconds
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Tom Lehrer celebrates 95 years

We hear one of Tom Lehrer’s most popular songs, The Elements.
4/15/20233 minutes, 9 seconds
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Beaming energy to Earth from space

And one hundred years ago, a scientific expedition in Australia showed Einstein was right.
4/15/202354 minutes, 4 seconds
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Iranian protesters hit with shrapnel and poisonous gas

Shahrzad Shirkhanzadeh describes the situation in Iran where protesters calling for democracy are being fired upon with shrapnel causing blindness and poisonous gas.
4/8/20235 minutes, 46 seconds
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Iranian protesters hit with shrapnel and poisonous gas

Shahrzad Shirkhanzadeh describes the situation in Iran where protesters calling for democracy are being fired upon with shrapnel causing blindness and poisonous gas.
4/8/20235 minutes, 46 seconds
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Snapshot hypothesis - how bees find their nest

James Nieh describes how bees are able to find their nest after flying long distances to collect food.
4/8/20234 minutes, 2 seconds
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Snapshot hypothesis - how bees find their nest

James Nieh describes how bees are able to find their nest after flying long distances to collect food.
4/8/20234 minutes, 2 seconds
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A new approach to valuing and conserving ecosystems

Rather than keeping people out, visitors are encouraged to visit wild places, to developed understanding and connection.
4/8/20236 minutes, 45 seconds
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A new approach to valuing and conserving ecosystems

Rather than keeping people out, visitors are encouraged to visit wild places, to developed understanding and connection.
4/8/20236 minutes, 45 seconds
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New methods to map nature

As pressure on the natural world increases, new technology is bringing fast results as scientists monitor fauna and flora and identify new species.
4/8/202335 minutes, 14 seconds
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New methods to map nature

As pressure on the natural world increases, new technology is bringing fast results as scientists monitor fauna and flora and identify new species.
4/8/202335 minutes, 14 seconds
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Technology helps scientists discover new species

As pressure on the natural world increases, new technology is bringing fast results as scientists monitor fauna and flora and identify new species.
4/8/202354 minutes, 8 seconds
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Lunar Trailblazer to map water on the Moon

The presence and amount of water will determine where future Moon missions will be sent.
4/1/20237 minutes, 58 seconds
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Lunar Trailblazer to map water on the Moon

The presence and amount of water will determine where future Moon missions will be sent.
4/1/20237 minutes, 58 seconds
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Exercise brings benefits for treatment of cancer

Robert Newton says exercise is a medicine bringing highly coordinated biochemical changes within the body with no side effects.
4/1/202310 minutes, 14 seconds
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Exercise brings benefits for treatment of cancer

Robert Newton says exercise is a medicine bringing highly coordinated biochemical changes within the body with no side effects.
4/1/202310 minutes, 14 seconds
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Environmental concerns of King Charles

Speaking on The Science Show in 1993, then Prince Charles expressed concerns about our impact on natural ecosystems.
4/1/202311 minutes, 4 seconds
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Environmental concerns of King Charles

Speaking on The Science Show in 1993, then Prince Charles expressed concerns about our impact on natural ecosystems.
4/1/202311 minutes, 4 seconds
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A helping hand for business as the world changes

Forum for the Future founder Jonathon Porritt describes the challenge and opportunity for business in a changing world.
4/1/202310 minutes, 27 seconds
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A helping hand for business as the world changes

Forum for the Future founder Jonathon Porritt describes the challenge and opportunity for business in a changing world.
4/1/202310 minutes, 27 seconds
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Bees communicate intricate information and teach the next generation

One of the most complex forms of communication known outside humans, that of honey bees, relies on learning and culture.
4/1/202312 minutes, 52 seconds
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Bees communicate intricate information and teach the next generation

One of the most complex forms of communication known outside humans, that of honey bees, relies on learning and culture.
4/1/202312 minutes, 52 seconds
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Bees communicate intricate information with their dance and Moon mission to map water

By performing their waggle dance, bees communicate information about direction, distance and quality of a food source.
4/1/202354 minutes, 11 seconds
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On The Edge – 17 days of compelling art features species at risk

David Fisher reports from the art exhibition launch at the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.
3/25/20239 minutes, 20 seconds
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On The Edge – 17 days of compelling art features species at risk

David Fisher reports from the art exhibition launch at the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.
3/25/20239 minutes, 20 seconds
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Vale Will Steffen

Will speaks about climate tipping points and the risk of over- estimating a climate tipping point.
3/25/20239 minutes, 54 seconds
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Vale Will Steffen

Will speaks about climate tipping points and the risk of over- estimating a climate tipping point.
3/25/20239 minutes, 54 seconds
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Metal organic frameworks, or MOFs show promise as a way of storing hydrogen

If hydrogen is to be used as a fuel, it will need to be stored. MOFs or metal organic frameworks are highly absorbent compounds which absorb and easily release hydrogen.
3/25/20236 minutes, 53 seconds
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Metal organic frameworks, or MOFs show promise as a way of storing hydrogen

If hydrogen is to be used as a fuel, it will need to be stored. MOFs or metal organic frameworks are highly absorbent compounds which absorb and easily release hydrogen.
3/25/20236 minutes, 53 seconds
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Hope to transform Newcastle from exporter of coal to hydrogen.

Newcastle is the biggest coal export port in the world. In time, it may become the biggest port exporting hydrogen.
3/25/20236 minutes, 10 seconds
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Hope to transform Newcastle from exporter of coal to hydrogen.

Newcastle is the biggest coal export port in the world. In time, it may become the biggest port exporting hydrogen.
3/25/20236 minutes, 10 seconds
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Veena’s story for primary students

The next book in the Aussie STEM Stars series features engineer Veena Sahajwalla.
3/25/20237 minutes, 39 seconds
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Veena’s story for primary students

The next book in the Aussie STEM Stars series features engineer Veena Sahajwalla.
3/25/20237 minutes, 39 seconds
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More Quantum Bullsh*t

Chris Ferrie reads from his book Quantum Bullsh*t.
3/25/20236 minutes, 19 seconds
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More Quantum Bullsh*t

Chris Ferrie reads from his book Quantum Bullsh*t.
3/25/20236 minutes, 19 seconds
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Fossilised soft tissues help piece together the story of life

Kliti Grice at Curtin University in Perth specialises in the rare cases of soft tissues being preserved as fossils.
3/25/20234 minutes, 52 seconds
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Fossilised soft tissues help piece together the story of life

Kliti Grice at Curtin University in Perth specialises in the rare cases of soft tissues being preserved as fossils.
3/25/20234 minutes, 52 seconds
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World’s biggest coal port could become the world’s biggest hydrogen port. And Vale Will Steffen

And soft tissues can be fossilised. They help piece together the history of life on Earth.
3/25/20230
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On the edge – art exhibition features species at risk

On The Edge – Species At Risk highlights nature in peril.
3/18/20238 minutes, 25 seconds
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On the edge – art exhibition features species at risk

On The Edge – Species At Risk highlights nature in peril.
3/18/20238 minutes, 25 seconds
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Young artists focus on climate change at the Adelaide Festival

Create4Adelaide gives young people a voice on climate change issues.
3/18/20236 minutes, 18 seconds
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Young artists focus on climate change at the Adelaide Festival

Create4Adelaide gives young people a voice on climate change issues.
3/18/20236 minutes, 18 seconds
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Australian Academy of Science calls for review of science funding

Science funding of 1.7% in Australia compared with similar countries spending 3%.
3/18/202312 minutes, 1 second
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Australian Academy of Science calls for review of science funding

Science funding of 1.7% in Australia compared with similar countries spending 3%.
3/18/202312 minutes, 1 second
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DNA identifies presence of smuggled pangolins

A new technique detects DNA on bags used for carrying wildlife.
3/18/202313 minutes, 35 seconds
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DNA identifies presence of smuggled pangolins

A new technique detects DNA on bags used for carrying wildlife.
3/18/202313 minutes, 35 seconds
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Worms reveal secrets of their brains, and ours

Despite being only 1mm long and having just 300 neurons, the roundworm is ideal for brain research.
3/18/202310 minutes, 25 seconds
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Worms reveal secrets of their brains, and ours

Despite being only 1mm long and having just 300 neurons, the roundworm is ideal for brain research.
3/18/202310 minutes, 25 seconds
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Academy calls for increased science funding, DNA used to nab wildlife smugglers, and worms reveal secrets of brains and memory.

The Australian Academy of Science has called for a review of science funding in Australia.
3/18/20230
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Psychological treatment helps young people exposed to trauma

Alix Woolard is working on new ways to help identify, target, intervene and improve the lives of children and young people who have experienced medical such as burn injury.
3/11/202310 minutes, 1 second
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Psychological treatment helps young people exposed to trauma

Alix Woolard is working on new ways to help identify, target, intervene and improve the lives of children and young people who have experienced medical such as burn injury.
3/11/202310 minutes, 1 second
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A guide for parenting teens

In The Teen Interpreter, psychologist Terri Apter looks into teens’ minds—minds that are experiencing powerful new emotions and awareness of the world around them—to show how parents can revitalize their relationship with their children.
3/11/202314 minutes, 22 seconds
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A guide for parenting teens

In The Teen Interpreter, psychologist Terri Apter looks into teens’ minds—minds that are experiencing powerful new emotions and awareness of the world around them—to show how parents can revitalize their relationship with their children.
3/11/202314 minutes, 22 seconds
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Strange Frontiers 07 | Behind the scenes at London’s Natural History Museum

Strange Frontiers is a seven-part series taking you to remarkable, hard-to-reach, and off-limits places where scientists work.
3/11/202324 minutes, 23 seconds
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Strange Frontiers 07 | Behind the scenes at London’s Natural History Museum

Strange Frontiers is a seven-part series taking you to remarkable, hard-to-reach, and off-limits places where scientists work.
3/11/202324 minutes, 23 seconds
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Helping young children after burn injury, inside the minds of teens, and behind the scenes at London’s Natural History Museum

In the final Strange Frontiers, Carl Smith takes us into the vault at one of the world’s greatest archives of natural history.
3/11/20230
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Tim Entwisle – Evergreen, The Botanical Life of a Plant Punk

Tim reads from his memoir reflecting on the place of botanic gardens today.
3/4/202311 minutes, 30 seconds
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Tim Entwisle – Evergreen, The Botanical Life of a Plant Punk

Tim reads from his memoir reflecting on the place of botanic gardens today.
3/4/202311 minutes, 30 seconds
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The wonders of algae

In additional to being fascinating and beautiful natural organisms, algae produce many useful products and provide essential services such as absorbing large amounts of carbon dioxide.
3/4/20236 minutes, 43 seconds
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The wonders of algae

In additional to being fascinating and beautiful natural organisms, algae produce many useful products and provide essential services such as absorbing large amounts of carbon dioxide.
3/4/20236 minutes, 43 seconds
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Strange Frontiers 06 | Inside the nuclear fusion reactor ITER

Strange Frontiers is a seven-part series taking you to remarkable, hard-to-reach, and off-limits places where scientists work.
3/4/202326 minutes, 46 seconds
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Strange Frontiers 06 | Inside the nuclear fusion reactor ITER

Strange Frontiers is a seven-part series taking you to remarkable, hard-to-reach, and off-limits places where scientists work.
3/4/202326 minutes, 46 seconds
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The Huxleys - An Intimate History of Evolution

In his early twenties, poor, racked with depression, Thomas Henry Huxley was a nobody. And yet with partner Henrietta Heathorn he began one of the great intellectual and scientific dynasties of his age. The Huxley family through four generations shaped how we all see ourselves. By observing both nature and culture, they worked as scientists, novelists, mystics, filmmakers, poets and as public lecturers, educators and explainers.
3/4/20238 minutes, 9 seconds
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The Huxleys - An Intimate History of Evolution

In his early twenties, poor, racked with depression, Thomas Henry Huxley was a nobody. And yet with partner Henrietta Heathorn he began one of the great intellectual and scientific dynasties of his age. The Huxley family through four generations shaped how we all see ourselves. By observing both nature and culture, they worked as scientists, novelists, mystics, filmmakers, poets and as public lecturers, educators and explainers.
3/4/20238 minutes, 9 seconds
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Visit the world’s biggest fission reactor under construction in France and discover the wonders of algae

If successful, ITER promises to provide abundant clean energy.
3/4/20230
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Science Olympiad for junior high school students

The Science Olympiad for senior high school students has been underway for 36 years. Now there’s an Olympiad for junior high students.
2/25/202311 minutes, 44 seconds
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Science Olympiad for junior high school students

The Science Olympiad for senior high school students has been underway for 36 years. Now there’s an Olympiad for junior high students.
2/25/202311 minutes, 44 seconds
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Seagrasses provide immense environmental benefit

Seagrass meadows absorb and store large amounts of carbon removing it from the atmosphere for thousands of years.
2/25/202310 minutes, 15 seconds
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Seagrasses provide immense environmental benefit

Seagrass meadows absorb and store large amounts of carbon removing it from the atmosphere for thousands of years.
2/25/202310 minutes, 15 seconds
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Strange Frontiers 05 | Marine research on the French coastline

Strange Frontiers is a seven-part series taking you to remarkable, hard-to-reach, and off-limits places where scientists work.
2/25/202324 minutes, 32 seconds
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Strange Frontiers 05 | Marine research on the French coastline

Strange Frontiers is a seven-part series taking you to remarkable, hard-to-reach, and off-limits places where scientists work.
2/25/202324 minutes, 32 seconds
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Parasites kill up to 40% turtles in Queensland waters

Eggs of parasites accumulate in the veins and arteries of turtles and leads to death.
2/25/20236 minutes, 48 seconds
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Parasites kill up to 40% turtles in Queensland waters

Eggs of parasites accumulate in the veins and arteries of turtles and leads to death.
2/25/20236 minutes, 48 seconds
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The value of seagrasses, fish with remarkable powers and how parasites threaten aquatic life

Small unremarkable fish use light to detect and avoid predators.
2/25/20230
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Twins study reveals influence of genes and environment on academic achievement

Genetic differences among students are the single biggest influence on literacy and numeracy but students attending private schools make no more progress from years 3 to 9 than students attending public schools.
2/18/20239 minutes, 57 seconds
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Twins study reveals influence of genes and environment on academic achievement

Genetic differences among students are the single biggest influence on literacy and numeracy but students attending private schools make no more progress from years 3 to 9 than students attending public schools.
2/18/20239 minutes, 57 seconds
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Pedestrians pose challenge for autonomous vehicles

A pedestrian simulator is predicting pedestrian behaviour and linking results with autonomous vehicles.
2/18/20236 minutes, 50 seconds
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Pedestrians pose challenge for autonomous vehicles

A pedestrian simulator is predicting pedestrian behaviour and linking results with autonomous vehicles.
2/18/20236 minutes, 50 seconds
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Strange Frontiers 04 | Autonomous minibus ready for passengers

Strange Frontiers is a seven-part series taking you to remarkable, hard-to-reach, and off-limits places where scientists work.
2/18/202321 minutes, 18 seconds
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Strange Frontiers 04 | Autonomous minibus ready for passengers

Strange Frontiers is a seven-part series taking you to remarkable, hard-to-reach, and off-limits places where scientists work.
2/18/202321 minutes, 18 seconds
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Chemical process reduces energy, waste and time

The vortex fluidic device applies mechanical energy replacing chemical reactions.
2/18/20238 minutes, 38 seconds
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Chemical process reduces energy, waste and time

The vortex fluidic device applies mechanical energy replacing chemical reactions.
2/18/20238 minutes, 38 seconds
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Autonomous minibus and predicting the behaviour of pedestrians

Carl Smith takes us to the Estonian capital Tallinn to ride an autonomous minibus.
2/18/20230
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Institute honours environmental warrior Harry Butler

Murdoch University’s research and education facility brings science, business and the community together to address environmental problems.
2/11/20235 minutes, 17 seconds
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Institute honours environmental warrior Harry Butler

Murdoch University’s research and education facility brings science, business and the community together to address environmental problems.
2/11/20235 minutes, 17 seconds
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Tree planting empowers young students

The Miyawaki method of planting pocket forests is part of students’ science and environment education in some primary schools in Western Australia.
2/11/20235 minutes, 51 seconds
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Tree planting empowers young students

The Miyawaki method of planting pocket forests is part of students’ science and environment education in some primary schools in Western Australia.
2/11/20235 minutes, 51 seconds
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Lightning Ridge a place of opals, and preserved dinosaur bones

CT scanning and 3D printing allow palaeontologists to produce replicas of bones while they remain encased in opal.
2/11/20238 minutes, 9 seconds
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Lightning Ridge a place of opals, and preserved dinosaur bones

CT scanning and 3D printing allow palaeontologists to produce replicas of bones while they remain encased in opal.
2/11/20238 minutes, 9 seconds
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Strange Frontiers 03 | How a scientist fell in love with a fossil

Strange Frontiers is a seven-part series taking you to remarkable, hard-to-reach, and off-limits places where scientists work.
2/11/202328 minutes, 15 seconds
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Strange Frontiers 03 | How a scientist fell in love with a fossil

Strange Frontiers is a seven-part series taking you to remarkable, hard-to-reach, and off-limits places where scientists work.
2/11/202328 minutes, 15 seconds
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Can echidnas keep cool? No sweat!

Christine Cooper has found echidnas, wherever they live, hot or cold, stay comfy by blowing bubbles! 
2/11/20235 minutes, 58 seconds
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Can echidnas keep cool? No sweat!

Christine Cooper has found echidnas, wherever they live, hot or cold, stay comfy by blowing bubbles! 
2/11/20235 minutes, 58 seconds
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Harry Butler honoured and how a scientist fell in love with a fossil

Murdoch University's Harry Butler Institute honours the well-known warrior for the environment.
2/11/20230
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High density living brings benefits

It reduces urban sprawl and transport costs and produces lively city environments. High density living can be highly energy efficient and brings a sense of community for residents.
2/4/202313 minutes, 7 seconds
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High density living brings benefits

It reduces urban sprawl and transport costs and produces lively city environments. High density living can be highly energy efficient and brings a sense of community for residents.
2/4/202313 minutes, 7 seconds
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Strange Frontiers 02 | The factory where one of the most expensive and elusive materials is made

Strange Frontiers is a seven-part series taking you to remarkable, hard-to-reach, and off-limits places where scientists work.
2/4/202323 minutes, 42 seconds
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Strange Frontiers 02 | The factory where one of the most expensive and elusive materials is made

Strange Frontiers is a seven-part series taking you to remarkable, hard-to-reach, and off-limits places where scientists work.
2/4/202323 minutes, 42 seconds
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John Wheeler remembered

Pauline Newman speaks to physicists about the work and legacy of John Wheeler.
2/4/202311 minutes, 39 seconds
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John Wheeler remembered

Pauline Newman speaks to physicists about the work and legacy of John Wheeler.
2/4/202311 minutes, 39 seconds
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Quantum Bullsh*t – a physicist sets you on the right track

Physicist Chris Ferrie takes readers on a humorous journey revealing all about quantum physics.
2/4/20235 minutes, 25 seconds
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Quantum Bullsh*t – a physicist sets you on the right track

Physicist Chris Ferrie takes readers on a humorous journey revealing all about quantum physics.
2/4/20235 minutes, 25 seconds
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A tour of the antimatter factory and John Wheeler remembered

Carl Smith takes us to the Antimatter factory.
2/4/20230
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COP27 – a focus on action and results

Integrity Matters, a report from the COP27 climate conference examines the commitments and actions of non-state entities such as claims from businesses.
1/28/202312 minutes, 5 seconds
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COP27 – a focus on action and results

Integrity Matters, a report from the COP27 climate conference examines the commitments and actions of non-state entities such as claims from businesses.
1/28/202312 minutes, 5 seconds
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Strange Frontiers 01 | From a German peak, powerful lasers are fired into the night sky

Strange Frontiers is a seven-part series taking you to remarkable, hard-to-reach, and off-limits places where scientists work.
1/28/202321 minutes, 22 seconds
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Strange Frontiers 01 | From a German peak, powerful lasers are fired into the night sky

Strange Frontiers is a seven-part series taking you to remarkable, hard-to-reach, and off-limits places where scientists work.
1/28/202321 minutes, 22 seconds
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Big declines in shorebirds in NSW estuaries

Is it pollution? Is it disturbance? Or something else? Mattea Taylor at the University of Newcastle is investigating why shorebirds are in decline.
1/28/20237 minutes, 29 seconds
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Big declines in shorebirds in NSW estuaries

Is it pollution? Is it disturbance? Or something else? Mattea Taylor at the University of Newcastle is investigating why shorebirds are in decline.
1/28/20237 minutes, 29 seconds
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Massive data and decision-making in astronomy and beyond

Sara Webb is probing how humans and machines can work better together. It involves work in astronomy, defence, public health and other space-related areas. 
1/28/20238 minutes, 32 seconds
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Massive data and decision-making in astronomy and beyond

Sara Webb is probing how humans and machines can work better together. It involves work in astronomy, defence, public health and other space-related areas. 
1/28/20238 minutes, 32 seconds
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Hope from COP27 and atmospheric research from Germany’s highest peak

Hope from COP27 and atmospheric research from Germany’s highest peak
1/28/20230
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A spectacular scientific family preoccupied with evolution: the Huxleys

From T. H. Huxley - ‘Darwin’s Bulldog’ – to author Aldous Huxley to Nobel Prize winner Andrew Huxley, a new book tells the tale of this remarkable scientific family.
1/21/202329 minutes, 30 seconds
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A spectacular scientific family preoccupied with evolution: the Huxleys

From T. H. Huxley - ‘Darwin’s Bulldog’ – to author Aldous Huxley to Nobel Prize winner Andrew Huxley, a new book tells the tale of this remarkable scientific family.
1/21/202329 minutes, 30 seconds
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How can we be certain? Bragg Student Prize runner-up on scientific certainty

This school student wants you to know how the scientific process discerns fact from fiction.
1/21/20237 minutes, 3 seconds
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How can we be certain? Bragg Student Prize runner-up on scientific certainty

This school student wants you to know how the scientific process discerns fact from fiction.
1/21/20237 minutes, 3 seconds
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Climate prospects for 2023 with Vice-Chair of the IPCC Mark Howden

The IPCC's Vice-Chair shares his thoughts on which major climate change issues might be prominent in 2023.
1/21/20239 minutes, 19 seconds
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Climate prospects for 2023 with Vice-Chair of the IPCC Mark Howden

The IPCC's Vice-Chair shares his thoughts on which major climate change issues might be prominent in 2023.
1/21/20239 minutes, 19 seconds
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The surprising Huxley family, certainty, and climate prospects for 2023

From T. H. Huxley - ‘Darwin’s Bulldog’ – to author Aldous Huxley to Nobel Prize winner Andrew Huxley, a new book tells the tale of this remarkable scientific family.
1/21/20230
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OzGrav chases the big cosmological questions

Matthew Bailes outlines areas of research at Swinburne University of Technology’s Centre of Excellence For Gravitational Wave Discovery.
1/14/202313 minutes, 40 seconds
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OzGrav chases the big cosmological questions

Matthew Bailes outlines areas of research at Swinburne University of Technology’s Centre of Excellence For Gravitational Wave Discovery.
1/14/202313 minutes, 40 seconds
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Swinburne science focusses on astronomy and medical technology

Swinburne University researchers are solving real world problems for users of medical technology.
1/14/20239 minutes, 3 seconds
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Swinburne science focusses on astronomy and medical technology

Swinburne University researchers are solving real world problems for users of medical technology.
1/14/20239 minutes, 3 seconds
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The evolution of The Milky Way

Naomi McClure-Griffiths is studying the process of galaxies consuming their neighbours and she says this will happen as the Milky Way and the galaxies of the Magellanic Clouds merge.
1/14/20238 minutes, 6 seconds
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The evolution of The Milky Way

Naomi McClure-Griffiths is studying the process of galaxies consuming their neighbours and she says this will happen as the Milky Way and the galaxies of the Magellanic Clouds merge.
1/14/20238 minutes, 6 seconds
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Move over Joseph Haydn, here comes Jenny Graves

Geneticist Jenny Graves and co-librettist Leigh Hay have written an oratorio based on science, to sit beside Haydn’s oratorio,  The Creation.
1/14/20238 minutes, 7 seconds
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Move over Joseph Haydn, here comes Jenny Graves

Geneticist Jenny Graves and co-librettist Leigh Hay have written an oratorio based on science, to sit beside Haydn’s oratorio,  The Creation.
1/14/20238 minutes, 7 seconds
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Bragg UNSW Student Prize finalist Kaya Kimla

A finalist in 2022 was Kaya Kimla, a year 7 student at Kirrawee High School in Sydney. Kaya reads her essay The two-way science.
1/14/20235 minutes, 10 seconds
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Bragg UNSW Student Prize finalist Kaya Kimla

A finalist in 2022 was Kaya Kimla, a year 7 student at Kirrawee High School in Sydney. Kaya reads her essay The two-way science.
1/14/20235 minutes, 10 seconds
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Science journalists unite for the common cause

The Science Journalists Association of Australia supports science journalists from all parts of Australia.
1/14/20239 minutes, 12 seconds
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Science journalists unite for the common cause

The Science Journalists Association of Australia supports science journalists from all parts of Australia.
1/14/20239 minutes, 12 seconds
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The evolution of galaxies and chasing the big cosmological questions

A cosmological Science Show and competition emerging for Haydn’s Creation!
1/14/20230
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Celebrating Gregor Mendel the father of genetics

Following experiments with peas and other plants, Gregor Mendel proposed a theory of inheritance which became the basis of modern biology.
1/7/202354 minutes, 10 seconds
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Celebrating Gregor Mendel the father of genetics

Following experiments with peas and other plants, Gregor Mendel proposed a theory of inheritance which became the basis of modern biology.