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From The Science Show - New evidence helps rewrite the human story Mass migration of human populations predicted ALP promises funding boost for science How gut bacteria affect our brain Who controls autonomous systems? The amazing, bedazzling bird-of-paradise


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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.

Fancy a brain diet?
2019-05-10 19:05:57
New evidence helps rewrite the human story Mass migration of human populations predicted ALP promises funding boost for science How gut bacteria affect our brain Who controls autonomous systems? The amazing, bedazzling bird-of-paradise
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Open the door - or else!
2019-05-17 19:05:00
Sulawesi hit by rare supershear earthquake in Sep 2018 Nuclear and renewables or nuclear or renewables? Challenges for Alzheimer's research How Australia's first regional university offers more Pouched rats sniff for land mines and medical samples


Fancy a brain diet?
2019-05-10 19:05:57
New evidence helps rewrite the human story Mass migration of human populations predicted ALP promises funding boost for science How gut bacteria affect our brain Who controls autonomous systems? The amazing, bedazzling bird-of-paradise


Frogs! Frogs! Frogs!
2019-05-03 19:05:10
Ode to the typewriter and vale poet Les Murray Phone recordings provide status update for frogs Spread of chytrid fungus linked to human transport Hashtag era gives activism a face Coalition promises for science Judge finds scientist's dismissal unlawful Major changes in human history linked to geological forces


Blood!
2019-04-26 19:05:11
Impacts of high-tide flooding on local economic activity Mysteries of the bizarre ancient fish, the coelacanth Life at extreme ocean depths Vale biologist Sydney Brenner Challenges for AI visual recognition Nine amazing stories about blood


The psychology of going to Mars
2019-04-19 19:05:07
New telescope to probe the formation and evolution of the universe Building teams for missions to Mars


A science-led election?
2019-04-12 19:05:19
Bill Shorten describes science under a Labor government Australian hydrogen could power the world many times over Antarctic coasts melted by warmer oceans Slime moulds exhibit memory New ideas about ridged teeth of large aquatic feeders Deciphering the social behaviour of ants


Scientists support worldwide moratorium on editing human embryos
2019-04-05 18:05:04
Budget provides science a nudge Moratorium call on editing human embryos Energy used to produce wasted food in US could power whole countries Measuring the universe may lead to new physics, and new model of the universe Worldwide bird sightings collated at eBird Interactive experience for visitors at SF Exploratorium


The making and breaking of memory
2019-03-29 18:05:14
President Trump heading for the far side of the Moon Early prep for human missions to Mars Lights affect migratory birds NestWatch tracks breeding success of birds across the US Where memories are held New focussed approach to brain therapy Miniaturisation and wifi bring hope for patients with epilepsy and vision impairment


Is IQ fixed?
2019-03-22 18:05:52
How racial prejudice can easily appear in classrooms The human race - a race of one Henry Sutton an inspiration for students at Federation University Project FeederWatch feeds birds, unites people, provides valuable data Fairywren Project collates bird sightings to monitor changes in populations and range


Stopping the plunge in achievement in STEM at school and university
2019-03-15 18:05:59
Understanding not memorization the key to learning maths New approach to teaching hopes to improve retention in STEM Carl Sagan inspires search for life beyond Earth Elements of interest to Australia Racial prejudice from teachers lessens student results


HIV, Trump and David Baltimore
2019-03-08 17:05:06
New battery launched for life beyond lithium Hunt for exoplanets continues after Kepler David Baltimore - early work led to first HIV drugs Happy 150th birthday to the Periodic Table


Reports from the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting in Washington DC
2019-03-01 17:05:59
Microorganisms produce more CO2 in a warming world Drought, heat and fire leave massive tree graveyards on all continents Biggest nuclear fusion experiment on schedule in southern France The Bail Project helps low income people in NYC Smithsonian Museum and Zoo records the natural world as it collides with human civilisation Apprenticeship scheme leads to low Swiss unemployment The third revolution in warfare after gun powder and nuclear weapons is on its way - autonomous weapons


What is life?
2019-02-22 17:05:28
Investigating processes which control the expression of genes New chemistry emulates nature Climate politics - it's short-term gain for some versus long-term well-being for all The secret of life - explanation through new physics


Coral spawning, and the hopes and hurdles of assisted evolution
2019-02-15 17:05:00
Insect Armageddon? Study shows 'catastrophic' declines in bug numbers. Coral spawning and assisted evolution at Australia's Sea Simulator. Marlon Brando's luxury resort in French Polynesia, supporting research and conservation. The new wave of Chinese science fiction.


An ancient whale mystery hidden in the cliffs around Bells Beach
2019-02-08 17:05:00
Clues to an ancient whale mystery, in the cliffs of the Victorian Surf Coast. 'Geopoetry' inspired by the work of Australia's first female Professor. The Nobel Prize winner who co-authored a paper with his pet. The Chase continues... with a hunt for the night parrot.


The vital importance of public enterprise
2019-02-01 17:05:13
Scientists awarded in Australia Day honours. Innovative success from sharing risks and rewards amongst public and private research. Antarctic protection vital for ecosystems' long-term future. SOFIA chases Titan's shadow across the Tasman Sea. Australia once joined to North America. Philosophy of science challenges scientists' role, methods and responsibilities.


Holidays in space?
2019-01-25 17:05:26
Holidays in space?


Science Extra: You're not eating enough fruit and veg
2019-01-19 12:35:00
A look back at some big stories of human health from 2018. Why do scientists keep studying the same genes, why are Aussies still not eating enough fruit and veg, and what can we learn from the catastrophic 1918 flu pandemic?


How young people view our scientific world - and our uncertain future
2019-01-18 17:05:45
How young people view our scientific world - and our uncertain future.


Science Extra: What did we learn from social media in 2018?
2019-01-12 12:35:00
We discuss 2018 in tech news — from social media behaving badly to 'deep fake' videos and concerns about My Health Record.


Science Extra: Emergency departments leave mental health patients waiting
2019-01-05 12:35:00
We review the year in health: an investigation into out-of-pocket medical costs, mental health patients visiting the ED and changes to abortion laws.


Science Extra: Landings, launches and a solar probe
2018-12-29 12:35:00
2018 was a big year in space. We look back at a mission to the Sun, a slew of mysterious radio bursts, and the ancient glimmer of the very first stars.


The Willy Show
2018-12-28 17:05:51
A couple of weeks ago, The Science Show featured The Vagina Museum in Britain. Today, in the interest of genital balance and gonad diversity, we present The Willy Show.


Science Extra: IPCC report warns Earths' climate is in serious trouble
2018-12-22 12:35:00
We review 2018 in environment news — going vegan for the environment, dire climate warnings from the UN, and the troubled life of the world's largest organism, the 'trembling giant'.


Science Extra: An ancient jawbone reveals movements of modern humans
2018-12-15 12:35:00
Our ancient ancestors, learning new things about our planet's core, and a really, really bad headache


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