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An ancient whale mystery hidden in the cliffs around Bells Beach

From The Science Show - 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.


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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.
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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


The Vagina Museum is born
2018-12-14 17:05:57
The Vagina Museum Superstars of STEM to encourage girls to take up STEM study Santa Sabina produces prize-winning writers Study of one equation leads to advanced imaging Mining brings arsenic to the surface Federation University Australia prepares students for jobs in renewable energy The Quantum Astrologer's Handbook


Inventing TV in Australia in 1885
2018-12-07 17:05:08
Australian inventor Henry Sutton remembered The palm oil dilemma Mental health services barely available in Indonesia Biofabrication brings solutions for skulls, hearts, ears and more


How to grow a new leg
2018-11-30 17:05:30
Bill Shorten promises funding boost for science UN Climate Report warns current emissions reduction won't keep warming under 2 degrees New frog's leg encouraging step towards human regenerative success Animal poaching for traditional Chinese medicine threatens key species Tim Flannery traces the natural history of Europe from the time of the dinosaurs


Screens spoiling brains?
2018-11-23 17:05:24
Communications skills diminished by excessive screen time Mars InSight lander to monitor Mars interior Is the system stacked against women in science? Bragg Student Prize for Science Writing winner Preethika Mathan Victoria Fellowship to help develop new treatments for shigella QUT STEM Camp introduces school students to real-world STEM scenarios


Here comes the Sun
2018-11-16 17:05:48
University of Sydney opens new mathematics research institute Science Museum shines light on the Sun Bats - just squeaks or language? Help for gliders crossing busy roadways Behind the scenes of award-winning science journalism


Top women on the good news
2018-11-09 17:05:24
Andrew Olle remembered at fund raising dinner Best Australian Science Writing 2018 Enova puts power into the hands of the community Balliol welcomes its first female master in 755 years Explaining risk New techniques help genetically controlled eye conditions


Innovation for energy, fertilisers, roads and crops
2018-11-02 18:05:55
Finisar team wins Prime Minister's Prize for Innovation for internet switches Soft plastic used in new road surface Call for non-medical research future fund Ammonia's big future in fuels and fertiliser Angel Investment Network links scientific start-ups with investors Supercharging crop growth and yield Hope that non-lethal, infertile cane toads could save Australian wildlife


Nature in Oz
2018-10-26 18:05:09
Prime Minister's Prizes for Science 2018 - The teachers Why some victims delay in reporting sexual assault Effects of Brexit and Nature's approach to deniers of climate science Communicating long-term problems to short-term politicians Dumbing down a mistake for public service broadcasters - Roger Mosey


PM's Prizes
2018-10-19 18:05:51
Prime Minister's Prizes for Science 2018 Glyphosate one of the safest farm chemicals - Ben Selinger A tribute to sceptic Barry Williams Play explores the culture of team science Time to start climbing back up the cliff - Julian Huppert on Brexit


Killing Tsar Nicholas
2018-10-12 18:05:36
Photos and science unveil life and murder of Russia's last Tsar Oceans move heat and carbon dioxide around the globe The Economist - where science is never bumped by celebrities Quantum mechanics explains some biological processes Neutrinos may help solve long-standing mysteries of the universe.


Lord Rees - on the future
2018-10-05 19:05:46
Nobel Prizes 2018 Philanthropy should not influence priorities of universities How to remove greenhouse gases from the atmosphere Martin Rees - On the Future, Prospects for Humanity Artificial Intelligence now demonstrates creativity and intuition


Festive science
2018-09-28 19:05:07
Philanthropy can come with risks, despite obvious benefits Mishaps all part of the scientific road Atom Beer - Hull's brewery and beer school Juggling and tricks opens the door to mathematics Hull York medical school uses manikins to simulate patients Listening to trees Monarch butterflies decrease by 90% since the 1990s


Graphene and the IgNobels
2018-09-21 19:05:01
Fancy reading an instruction manual? Poetry inspired by space. The graphene revolution - is it happening?


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