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The Magic of Mushrooms 2019-09-13 19:05:00 Magic Mushrooms: Can their mycelia give us safer plastic replacements? 54 minutes, 11 seconds
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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.
Can you have a BBQ 40,000 years before people land? 2020-09-04 19:05:29 Stressed planet sending clear warning signs - Johan RockstrÃ¶m 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!
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.
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.
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.
The Science Show shares some of its favourite books 2020-06-19 19:05:39 From mathematics and mammoths to the woman who found out what stars are made of: Robyn Williams and Carl Smith talk about books with Eddie Woo, Sharon Gilstrow, Zofia Witkowski-Blake, Craig Cormick, Danielle Clode and Chris Flynn.
Fear for the Amazon, and a chance to compost yourself! 2020-05-22 19:05:02 The plunder and destruction of the vast Amazon forests have been so terrible, that by 2035, they will cease to be a sink for CO2. The burning was so bad last year that the holocaust featured on the cover of The Economist magazine. This week The Science Show receives its first report from Ignacio Amigo who lives in Manaus and writes for the journal Nature.
Fear for The Amazon, and a chance to compost yourself! 2020-05-22 19:05:02 The plunder and destruction of the vast Amazon forests have been so terrible, that by 2035, they will cease to be a sink for CO2. The burning was so bad last year that the holocaust featured on the cover of The Economist magazine. This week The Science Show receives its first report from Ignacio Amigo who lives in Manaus and writes for the journal Nature.
Climate grief 2020-05-08 19:05:31 This is a time, not only for information and policy, but for emotion. How are all of us, not just the scientists, but the musicians, priests, schoolkids, even the comedians dealing with possible global upheavals, the turmoil that comes with severe climate change?
Hot Mess coming to RN 2020-04-30 08:00:59 It has been just over three decades since the warnings were first raised about global warming. The 20 hottest years on record have all occurred in the last quarter century. So why aren't we serious about climate change? Richard Aedy goes looking for answers in a 4-part series on RN - Sunday mornings at 8am from 3rd May and podcast.
Debbie Millman: Designing Our Lives From prehistoric cave art to today's social media feeds, to design is to be human. This hour, designer Debbie Millman guides us through a world made and remadeand helps us design our own paths.
#574 State of the Heart This week we focus on heart disease, heart failure, what blood pressure is and why it's bad when it's high. Host Rachelle Saunders talks with physician, clinical researcher, and writer Haider Warraich about his book "State of the Heart: Exploring the History, Science, and Future of Cardiac Disease" and the ails of our hearts.
Insomnia Line Coronasomnia is a not-so-surprising side-effect of the global pandemic. More and more of us are having trouble falling asleep. We wanted to find a way to get inside that nighttime world, to see why people are awake and what they are thinking about.
So what'd Radiolab decide to do?
Open up the phone lines and talk to you.
We created an insomnia hotline and on this week's experimental episode, we stayed up all night, taking hundreds of calls, spilling secrets, and at long last, watching the sunrise peek through.
This episode was produced by Lulu Miller with Rachael Cusick, Tracie Hunte, Tobin Low, Sarah Qari, Molly Webster, Pat Walters, Shima Oliaee, and Jonny Moens.
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