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Venus - another prompt for the regeneration of science?
2020-09-25 19:05:22

54 minutes, 6 seconds


How to eliminate CO2 emissions from agriculture? The answer lies in the soil!
2020-09-18 19:05:37
US west coast ablaze. The Amazon regulates the planet's climate and we're burning it - Johan Rockström part 4. Soils can play a major role in storing carbon. Conservation co-op provides connection to community and nature. Meteorites bring information about the early solar system.
54 minutes, 7 seconds


Pipsqueak dinosaurs - How did they become top monsters?
2020-09-11 19:05:02
Urgent action required to steer clear of climate tipping points - Johan Rockström part 3. Thermal bricks could assist transition to renewable energy. Young people at risk from online gambling. Dinosaurs - from pipsqueaks to monsters. Children's book features adventures with reptiles.
54 minutes, 5 seconds


Can you have a BBQ 40,000 years before people land?
2020-09-04 19:05:29
Stressed planet sending clear warning signs - Johan Rockström part 2. The nudge which opened the door to mathematics. Shells and blackened rocks on the Victorian coast dated to 40,000 years before first people believed to be in Australia. STEM Superstar says go for it! Patient Zero
54 minutes, 7 seconds


Lithium potential for Australia and time running out climate change action
2020-08-28 19:05:38
Window closing for action to stabilise the Earth's climate. Cleaner air delivers LA health and economic benefits. Lithium processing a new opportunity for Australia. Children's book about surgeon Fiona Wood. STEM Superstar prompts government probe on masks. South Georgia Island once rat infested, becomes a rat-free bird sanctuary.
54 minutes, 7 seconds


New ideas about our food choices and how taste and pleasure have helped drive evolution
2020-08-21 19:05:22
What really controls our eating decisions? How our bodies tell us what to eat. Taste and pleasure of food offer a new way to understand evolution.
54 minutes, 7 seconds


Shall we join the quantum revolution?
2020-08-14 19:05:17
Scientists urged to keep waving the flag. UNSW launches new degree in quantum engineering. Startup building the infrastructure for quantum computing. Reducing the data, energy and emissions of big data computing. Designing the computers of tomorrow. Lasers support our modern way of life.
54 minutes, 6 seconds


Dr Dolittle turns 100 and the complex behaviour of birds
2020-08-07 19:05:48
Dr Dolittle turns 100, The Bird Way: a new look at how birds talk, work, play, parent and think and flies dance to lure their mate
54 minutes, 7 seconds


The seaweed revolution and keeping brains fit
2020-07-31 19:05:04
The stars that time forgot - at the edge of our galaxy. Protect your hippocampus with exercise, diet, socialising and sex. Rope-like filaments common to rouge brain proteins. Kinky proteins suspected cause for Alzheimer's. Microalgae the basis for fuels, food and more. New seaweed processing plant opens in southern NSW. Singing frogs bid farewell to Mike Tyler.
54 minutes, 8 seconds


The history of Boeing and the future of passenger flight
2020-07-24 19:05:45
Basics of naming in biology, museum returns human remains to traditional communities, the history of Boeing and the future of passenger flight, space rockets being developed in Queensland.
54 minutes, 7 seconds




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