The library of life on Earth from The Science Show
From The Science Show - We've now described about 1.75 million species on our planet - but it's believed there are millions more that we haven't classified yet.
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The library of life on Earth 2019-07-05 19:05:00 We've now described about 1.75 million species on our planet - but it's believed there are millions more that we haven't classified yet. 54 minutes, 7 seconds
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
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.
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.
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?
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?
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
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
Teaching For Better Humans 2.0 More than test scores or good gradeswhat do kids need for the future? This hour, TED speakers explore how to help children grow into better humans, both during and after this time of crisis. Guests include educators Richard Culatta and Liz Kleinrock, psychologist Thomas Curran, and writer Jacqueline Woodson.
#556 The Power of Friendship It's 2020 and times are tough. Maybe some of us are learning about social distancing the hard way. Maybe we just are all a little anxious. No matter what, we could probably use a friend. But what is a friend, exactly? And why do we need them so much? This week host Bethany Brookshire speaks with Lydia Denworth, author of the new book "Friendship: The Evolution, Biology, and Extraordinary Power of Life's Fundamental Bond".
This episode is hosted by Bethany Brookshire, science writer from Science News.
Space One of the most consistent questions we get at the show is from parents who want to know which episodes are kid-friendly and which aren't. So today, we're releasing a separate feed, Radiolab for Kids. To kick it off, we're rerunning an all-time favorite episode: Space.
In the 60's, space exploration was an American obsession. This hour, we chart the path from romance to increasing cynicism.
We begin with Ann Druyan, widow of Carl Sagan, with a story about the Voyager expedition, true love, and a golden record that travels through space. And astrophysicist Neil de Grasse Tyson explains the Coepernican Principle, and just how insignificant we are.
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