The Science Show | Top Science Podcasts 2021

The top science podcasts of 2021 updated daily.

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RN's science flagship: your essential source of what's making news in the complex world of scientific research, scandal and discovery. The Science Show with Robyn Williams is one of the longest running programs on Australian radio.
Fish moving polewards and 3D printing of body parts
2021-02-19 17:05:21
3D printers now producing body parts Fish moving polewards so they can breathe What led to Greta?  Perovskites promise new ways of generating solar power Ten Journeys on a Fragile Planet

54 minutes, 6 seconds
We've removed 90% of all large fish from the oceans. Just 10% to go.
2021-02-12 17:05:30


54 minutes, 6 seconds
Consciousness amongst animals and the story of the dire wolf
2021-02-05 17:05:16


54 minutes, 7 seconds
As mining causes roads to crack and houses to collapse, a Swedish city is moved
2021-01-29 17:05:18


53 minutes, 57 seconds
Science Extra: The Moon is more fun than Venus
2021-01-26 10:00:00
Three missions to Mars, phosphine on Venus and water molecules on the Moon. ABC senior science reporter Genelle Weule looks back on the big space news of 2020, with science editor Jonathan Webb.

22 minutes, 4 seconds
Howard Florey - the Australian researcher who developed penicillin
2021-01-22 17:05:23
Serendipity, brilliance and hard work led to the development of penicillin, a drug that has saved billions of lives.

53 minutes, 52 seconds
Science Extra: What happened to the COVIDSafe app?
2021-01-19 09:00:00
What is QAnon and what's it doing in Australia? What was behind the spread of misinformation during the Black Summer bushfires? And what went wrong with Australia's 'sunscreen', COVIDSafe? Jonathan Webb speaks with the science unit's tech reporter James Purtill about 2020 in technology news.

18 minutes, 32 seconds
A portrait of Sir John Eccles - Australian pioneer of neuroscience
2021-01-15 17:05:16
EnviroTeens take young readers on fun adventures learning about the environment A portrait of Sir John Eccles - Australian Nobel Laureate who devoted his life to unravelling the complexities of the human brain

54 minutes, 5 seconds
Science Extra: When your flatmate is Homo erectus
2021-01-12 08:00:00
What happened when three human species met in South Africa? What caused the biggest gravitational waves we've detected so far? Also, alligators on helium. That's it. That's the story. Science reporter Belinda Smith reviews her favourite stories from 2020 with science editor Jonathan Webb.

20 minutes, 54 seconds
A book for children about environmental change, and the discovery of mauve
2021-01-08 17:05:35


54 minutes, 5 seconds
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