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Staying Connected - A Privacy Crisis
2017-09-08 19:05:02
Staying Connected - A Privacy Crisis.
53 minutes, 52 seconds


William Whewell - coined osmosis, conductivity, ion and scientist!
2018-06-22 19:05:08
William Whewell - coined osmosis, conductivity, ion and scientist!


Artificial floating nations, and artificial teachers: visionary or hype?
2018-06-15 19:05:50
This week, two artificial replacements: artificial floating nations, and AI teachers. Science Journalist Carl Smith is Robyn's artificial replacement for this episode.


Bespoke bodies - the path to human regeneration
2018-06-08 19:05:41
Bespoke bodies - the path to human regeneration.


A tropical Science Show
2018-06-01 19:05:10
Gender equity an ongoing challenge for Australian Academy of Science High hopes for double the hit from solar cells Carbon capture and storage places costs and risks with all future generations JCU voice of the tropics at UN Small reef fish - born athletic champions Groovy patches may bring improved results for heart disease patients


Australia's deep history
2018-05-25 19:05:34
Stargazers find new exploding stars The Moon and Leo shining bright for stargazers Reef restoration projects for GBR Algae used for development of new products, and a light feature at Vivid Understanding how plants respond to pathogens may lead to more resistant crops Uncovering ancient Australia


Chase the darkness and change the sex
2018-05-18 19:05:57
Australian Space Agency to guide space investment Nation taken for a ride with R and D budget measures - Roy Green Primordial black holes may have formed in the very early moments after the Big Bang Distant galaxies may help reveal dark energy Drones and whale snot propel Aussie Famelab winner Vanessa Pirotta to world final Old-school breeding and high-tech genomics to boost prawns and barramundi Pseudocopulation - beneficial to the orchid, exploitative of the wasp Feeling a touch hormonal?


Two legends of science fiction
2018-05-11 19:05:56
Science lukewarm on 2018 Australian federal budget New approaches aim to circumvent penicillin resistance Fifty years back, Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey foreshadowed artificial intelligence and much more The accuracy and value of science on the big screen Tribute to Ursula Le Guin Riddle of wasps and orchids solved by amateur naturalist Fred Dagg's weather report Lewis Fry Richardson - pioneer of modern weather forecasting


Tim Flannery on energy, climate and kelp
2018-05-04 19:05:03
ABC's Top 5 media residency program in science and humanities A decade ago climate experts were deeply worried. Now they are terrified - Tim Flannery


Fish pornography and fishy sounds
2018-04-27 19:05:11
New NASA head unconvincing on human contribution to climate Sounds reveal details of aquatic environmental health Fish concealment methods may lead to better underwater mapping Deep-sea corals indicate past climate events Heat from north Atlantic hastens melt of Antarctic ice shelves Tragedy follows exposure of US Antarctic base bureaucracy Headlines used as click bait The Lost Tools of Henry Hoke Ep 3 - Beryl Hoke: the Forge of Destiny


Welcome to the Kuiper Belt
2018-04-20 19:05:15
It's the massive stellar events where elements are formed Kuiper Belt helps reveal history of our Solar System Denial a coping mechanism for climate change The Lost Tools of Henry Hoke Ep 4 - The Murky Arts of Silas Hoke Camels dominate and destroy desert water holes


To spank or not to spank?
2018-04-13 19:05:49
Japan Prize awarded to Australian pioneer in immunology Jacques Miller Supporters of science take to the streets across Australia Controlling atoms and molecules at the quantum level opens big new questions, and possibilities The flu of 1918 - why it became a pandemic The Lost Tales of Henry Hoke Ep 2 - Henry Hoke, Bush Mechanic A spanking or just a slap or smack? It's all physical violence towards children


The nano Science Show
2018-04-06 19:05:12
Microfactory extracts high-value products from e-waste A world of applications from nanomaterials Dementia trials bring hope New nano-materials bring opportunities for constructions of all sizes The Lost Tools of Henry Hoke Ep 1 - From the Desert More stinks and bangs for NSW science classes


Rewiring the brain and training the robots
2018-03-30 18:05:52
Carbon fibre electrodes bridge the gap in spinal cord injury Robots go where humans cannot Fairness crucial in data for artificial intelligence When case workers are replaced by software Blimp used to spot sharks Sharing the thrill and exhilaration of discovery


Exoplanets best bet for hints of life beyond Earth
2018-03-23 18:05:33
Countdown for an Australian Space Agency Searching for Earth-like planets from Earth and space


The oldest life on Earth
2018-03-16 18:05:31
Oldest life on Earth dated to 3.465 billion years shows high diversity Vale Stephen Hawking Experiment copies domestication of dogs Animal behaviour and physiology studies used to improve lives of animals and people New approach buries carbon dioxide safely in sea water


Climate - what's next?
2018-03-09 17:05:25
Climate changing ten times faster than historic natural variation Award for fighting civilisation's greatest challenge Trump working in a science vacuum - John Holdren Trump excludes science from the political process Fracking mostly done in the dark Leigh Creek - South Australian town all set up and ready for industry and new residents


Three superstars of science
2018-03-02 17:05:36
Why South Australia has become a leader in renewable energy Maths is creative says Terence Tao Exoplanet gem unearthed in Stargazing Live Comet from beyond our solar system first thought to be a spaceship How it's easier and harder to vote in US Celebrating fifty years of the standard model of particle physics


Keep Austin weird!
2018-02-23 17:05:00
President Trump blocks out science James Webb Space Telescope to peer back even closer to the Big Bang Cleaning products, pesticides, paints and personal products a major source of urban air pollution Ancient city discovered in Central America Deep Water Horizon spill killed more than one thousand marine mammals Widespread change to come with autonomous vehicles Why people deny scientific findings


Is birdsong music?
2018-02-16 17:05:53
Is birdsong music?


Australia's dire innovation record
2018-02-09 17:05:42
Boosting innovation outcomes in Australia Bionic eye uses brain plasticity Transmissible cancers - there may be more than ever suspected Genomes help piece together evolutionary history of native animals Forecasting populations of large vertebrates The role of music in human evolution and society today - part 4


Two stars - and some history
2018-02-02 17:05:30
Bionic Eye promises hope for patients with acquired blindness Why stem cells decline as we age Comparing human emotions with those of animals Fish brains may reveal workings of human brains The role of music in human evolution and society today - part 3 Remembering first contact atrocity brings hope for reconciliation


The promises and challenges of quantum computing
2018-01-26 17:05:50
The promises and challenges of quantum computing.


Science Extra: The year in weird science
2018-01-20 12:10:00
ABC Science Editor Jonathan Webb chats with science reporter Carl Smith about the weird science stories that caught his eye in 2017.


Science Extra: The year in tech
2018-01-13 12:10:00
ABC Science Editor Jonathan Webb chats with tech reporter Ariel Bogle about the tech stories that caught her eye in 2017.


Science Extra: The year in health
2018-01-06 12:10:00
ABC Science Editor Jonathan Webb chats with health reporter Olivia Willis about the health stories that caught her eye in 2017.


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