Carl Zimmer explores the history of our understanding of heredity from The Science Show
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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.
PREVIEW RN Presents Hot Mess: Why haven't we fixed climate change? 2020-04-30 08:00:59 It has been just over three decades since 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.
Jane Goodall, Christof Koch and an app to save dollars 2020-04-24 19:05:49 How can Jane Goodall have hope for the future, especially for the animals she loves, when the news about extinctions is so bleak? As The Hope, a 2-hour film about Jane and her life, is launched this week by National Geographic Jane joins Robyn on The Science Show to discuss the film, her work and her hope.
Three superstars - and one's only 18! 2020-04-17 19:05:43 Patrick Webster was head boy at Albany Senior High and became deeply involved with the waters of SW Australia. Which led him to think about climate (yes, we are obsessed by the virus, but this is even bigger). Hear Patrick's speech to a packed hall in Albany and realise there is hope.
Asteroids chock full of water, multiverses, and our planet full of life - deep as you go! 2020-04-10 19:05:30 A large asteroid carrying plenty of water will be worth millions of dollars we're told. But it's not sloshing around. Instead, the water is carried in chemical form within the rocks themselves. Now Dr Katarina Miljkovic from Curtin University has analysed gases coming off asteroids when they are bombarded as they fly through space. She has found there will be enough water to support human explorers when they venture through the galaxy.
A schoolgirl's plea, a flying monster and kids on screens 2020-04-03 18:05:56 Despite shutdowns caused by that virus, we are gaining little benefit in emissions reduction. Rebecca Ford, age 16, who's at The Senior High School in Albany WA tells The Science Show why she is so concerned and how much young people need our support. Yes, we are distracted, but climate change won't go away and could make corona seem like a mere passing sniffle if we're not careful.
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
Listen Again: Meditations on Loneliness Original broadcast date: April 24, 2020. We're a social species now living in isolation. But loneliness was a problem well before this era of social distancing. This hour, TED speakers explore how we can live and make peace with loneliness. Guests on the show include author and illustrator Jonny Sun, psychologist Susan Pinker, architect Grace Kim, and writer Suleika Jaouad.
#565 The Great Wide Indoors We're all spending a bit more time indoors this summer than we probably figured. But did you ever stop to think about why the places we live and work as designed the way they are? And how they could be designed better? We're talking with Emily Anthes about her new book "The Great Indoors: The Surprising Science of how Buildings Shape our Behavior, Health and Happiness".
The Third. A TED Talk. Jad gives a TED talk about his life as a journalist and how Radiolab has evolved over the years. Here's how TED described it:How do you end a story? Host of Radiolab Jad Abumrad tells how his search for an answer led him home to the mountains of Tennessee, where he met an unexpected teacher: Dolly Parton.Jad Nicholas Abumrad is a Lebanese-American radio host, composer and producer. He is the founder of the syndicated public radio program Radiolab, which is broadcast on over 600 radio stations nationwide and is downloaded more than 120 million times a year as a podcast. He also created More Perfect, a podcast that tells the stories behind the Supreme Court's most famous decisions. And most recently, Dolly Parton's America, a nine-episode podcast exploring the life and times of the iconic country music star. Abumrad has received three Peabody Awards and was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2011.