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Where did the Moon come from?
2019-09-20 19:05:00
What can time-travelling seeds teach us about climate change? Five schools across four continents look to the stars together Under the stars: a new book introducing children to astrophysics Where DID the Moon come from? The Moon: A History for the Future
54 minutes, 7 seconds


Fear! Should we be frightened? ...and survive?
2020-03-27 18:05:18



Why is it so cold in here?
2020-03-20 18:05:16
Besides the virus, what's bothering people in offices and cabs around the world? Well, it's freezing. Especially for women. Tom Chang at the University of Southern California did the tests and found there's a marked drop in productivity if people are uncomfortable because the air-conditioning is berserk. He published his findings and was astounded to find there were millions of responses. Is there a gender difference? Do men in suits really not feel the freeze? Can we afford to waste the energy on unwanted ice boxes to work in? 


The arts meet the sciences - and ads in the sky?
2020-03-13 18:05:19
White dwarfs reveal composition of gobbled planets How light pollution impacts animals Plan to create advertising messages in the sky using satellites Tragedy of the commons now being played out in space The arts and sciences dance together with inspiring results Curiosity the cornerstone for artists and scientists


Our superginormous black hole is hungry again
2020-03-06 17:05:16



The grid is wobbling - what to do? And here comes the WA Scientist of the Year, and he's running!
2020-02-28 17:05:41



The USA, and Australian forests under extreme pressure
2020-02-21 17:05:27



A wire around the world
2020-02-14 17:05:16



The new science of success
2020-02-07 17:05:43



The formula - the new science of success
2020-02-07 17:05:43



A journalist's view of The Australian's anti-science campaign, changes in energy and transport, and a boost for innovation.
2020-01-31 17:05:04



The Coastline - as vital as your skin. Keep it healthy or we die.
2020-01-24 17:05:58



How bees see, how fish change their sex and a poem on bushfires, climate, politics and society
2020-01-17 17:05:33



Science Extra: 2019 in space
2020-01-15 10:00:00
The first image of a black hole, Apollo 11 celebrations, and the successes and failures of 2019's satellite missions. Plus what to expect from the Mars-bound missions in 2020.


Carl Zimmer explores the history of our understanding of heredity
2020-01-10 17:05:13



Science Extra: 2019 in environment
2020-01-08 10:00:00
Droughts, fires, and discussions around climate change intensified in 2019. A recap of the year in environment news, and a glimpse of what's to come in 2020.


Melting ice and burning forests signs of a changing world
2020-01-03 17:05:37
3. The importance of Antarctica for the Earth's climate


Science Extra: 2019 in science
2020-01-01 10:00:00
From quantum 'supremacy' to deep life, catch up on the big themes from a busy year of science. Plus will scientists build a brand new eukaryote in 2020?


Identifying cholera and de-extinction - should we bring back extinct animals?
2019-12-27 17:05:39
2. Resurrection - should we try to bring back extinct animals?


Science Extra: 2019 in health
2019-12-25 10:00:00
Recapping the dangers of vaping and e-cigarettes, and the latest trials aimed at warding off Alzheimer's disease. Plus what's ahead in health news for 2020?


The role of forensic science in criminal investigations
2019-12-20 17:05:55
This discussion from the World Science Festival in Brisbane explores the forensic techniques used to convict 21st century criminals and the issues presented for those in science and the law.


Big themes for 2020 - Youth, identity, climate, AI and always, birds.
2019-12-13 17:05:01
* Zofia bids farewell to her school days * Roots revives early memories of racial abuse for science writer Michael Brooks * Bird Haven festival celebrates the joy of birds * Move aside big banana and big prawn, here comes the big periodic table * Is there life beyond carbon? * Marilyn Renfree - Academy honours a lifetime of research * The march of artificial Intelligence


Teenagers design museum galleries
2019-12-06 17:05:16



Seaweed, sex and nano
2019-11-29 17:05:35
Nanotechnology brings new challenges, new solutions Quantum computing promises new computing capabilities Micro algae show potential to replace fossil fuel-based products Heartbreak pain is like physical pain to the brain Ode to Antarctica PLC student Phoebe Adam honoured in 2019 Bragg Student Prize for Science Writing


Uglies, parrots and Leonardo da Vinci
2019-11-22 17:05:18
Why climate change denial persists Abbotsleigh student Arwyn Stone wins 2019 Bragg Student Prize for Science Writing Ugly animals on parade in the Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Ugly Animals Insurance policy for frogs in decline Increasing the efficiency of silicon solar panels Celebrating Leonardo da Vinci Thinking Like a Parrot


Dinos, Denisovans and tipping complexity
2019-11-15 17:05:18
Self-interest preventing progress on world problems It wasn't an instant goodnight for all when the asteroid hit Emptying the dustbin to assemble the Iguanodontian tree Opalised dinosaur to star in a film and a new museum Tracing distribution of ancient humans A new approach to treating pancreatic cancer Ancient reefs reveal early history of life on Earth


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