The Science Show - ABC RN

The Science Show - ABC RN

www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/scienceshow
The Science Show gives Australians unique insights into the latest scientific research and debate, from the physics of cricket to prime ministerial biorhythms.


Gravity, with Einstein
Aug 16 • 54 min
Australia should adopt the British model of science advisors for each ministry says Peter Newman Understanding gravity Illustrating the universe Resistant nerves could lead to treatment for neuro degenerative disease Startups aim at efficiency and waste i
Hard questions and hydrogen
Aug 9 • 54 min
Bees worldwide under serious threat The Rescue Project presents stories of land repair Reducing emissions won’t be enough to limit rising temperatures Coordination required to build a hydrogen-based economy Science should emulate sport in supporting women
How did just five species of dinosaurs survive Armageddon 65 million years ago to give us 10,000 species of birds today?
Aug 2 • 54 min
Concerns with funding shift for OECD science Dinosaurs reveal further details of history of life on Earth Field sound recordings show ecosystems changing fast Thomas Harriot - forgotten Elizabethan scientist comes to life The little extras needed to engag
Was Einstein right?
Jul 26 • 54 min
How Brexit threatens science. Confirming Einstein’s notion of gravity and general relativity. The Cambrian Explosion - why did it happen? Protection for Ediacaran fossil site near the Flinders Ranges. Submersibles take scientists to deep sea volcanic site
Anyone fancy $315 billion?
Jul 19 • 53 min
The voice of Apollo - how ABC science broadcast the Moon landing Open source data the basis of research, democracy and scientifically-based decision making Australia back of the pack in digital innovation University of Tasmania focussed on local challenge
Bringing them back
Jul 12 • 54 min
Bringing them back.
The library of life on Earth
Jul 5 • 54 min
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.
Love, feelings, and flavour
Jun 28 • 54 min
Lovers in the lab
Taking tech into your own hands
Jun 21 • 54 min
Building your own artificial Pancreas
Wild things
Jun 14 • 58 min
The first/last Danish wolf Making Tasmanian devils less Tasmanian How to control Australia’s wild dogs A world without humans
Nine stories about our nine pints of blood
Jun 7 • 54 min
Most people have a minimum of 9 pints of blood in their bodies. In her book Nine Pints, Rose George takes us on a journey with nine stories exploring the science of blood and our changing attitudes to blood in different cultures. We produce 2,000,000 new
Electric brains and ‘magic’ furniture
May 31 • 53 min
Headset provides soundtrack for the vision impaired Buzzing ball trains the brain with degraded proprioception Magnetic brain stimulation trials for Multiple sclerosis Adelaide hosts first Asian Physics Olympiad held in Australia New wheat varieties for t
Bees on fire!
May 24 • 53 min
Tasmanian forest fires leave people feeling threatened Prairie voles a model for human love and attachment High drama in the lives of honey bees The key role of insects in crop pollination Response to damaged genes linked to Parkinson’s Disease Secrets of
Open the door - or else!
May 17 • 54 min
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?
May 10 • 54 min
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!
May 3 • 53 min
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
Blood!
Apr 26 • 53 min
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
Apr 19 • 54 min
New telescope to probe the formation and evolution of the universe Building teams for missions to Mars
A science-led election?
Apr 12 • 54 min
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 so
Scientists support worldwide moratorium on editing human embryos
Apr 5 • 54 min
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 a
The making and breaking of memory
Mar 29 • 54 min
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 Miniaturisatio
Is IQ fixed?
Mar 22 • 54 min
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 si
Stopping the plunge in achievement in STEM at school and university
Mar 15 • 54 min
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
Mar 8 • 54 min
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
Mar 1 • 54 min
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 a
What is life?
Feb 22 • 53 min
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
Feb 15 • 53 min
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 sci
An ancient whale mystery hidden in the cliffs around Bells Beach
Feb 8 • 53 min
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 n
The vital importance of public enterprise
Feb 1 • 53 min
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 o
Holidays in space?
Jan 25 • 54 min
Holidays in space?
Science Extra: You’re not eating enough fruit and veg
Jan 19 • 13 min
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
Jan 18 • 54 min
How young people view our scientific world – and our uncertain future.
Science Extra: What did we learn from social media in 2018?
Jan 12 • 14 min
We discuss 2018 in tech news — from social media behaving badly to ‘deep fake’ videos and concerns about My Health Record.
William Whewell - coined osmosis, conductivity, ion and scientist!
Jan 11 • 53 min
William Whewell - coined osmosis, conductivity, ion and scientist!
Science Extra: Emergency departments leave mental health patients waiting
Jan 5 • 11 min
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.
Frankenstein - It’s alive!!!
Jan 4 • 53 min
Frankenstein - It’s alive!!!
Science Extra: Landings, launches and a solar probe
Dec 29, 2018 • 14 min
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
Dec 28, 2018 • 53 min
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 Earth’s climate is in serious trouble
Dec 22, 2018 • 12 min
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’.
Is birdsong music?
Dec 21, 2018 • 53 min
Is birdsong music?
Science Extra: An ancient jawbone reveals movements of modern humans
Dec 15, 2018 • 14 min
Looking back at 2018 in science, we learn about our ancient ancestors, our planet’s core and a really, really bad headache.
The Vagina Museum is born
Dec 14, 2018 • 53 min
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 student
Inventing TV in Australia in 1885
Dec 7, 2018 • 54 min
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
Nov 30, 2018 • 54 min
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 thre
Screens spoiling brains?
Nov 23, 2018 • 54 min
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
Here comes the Sun
Nov 16, 2018 • 53 min
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
Nov 9, 2018 • 54 min
Andrew Olle remembered at fund raising dinner Minister blocks bird song research 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 hel
Innovation for energy, fertilisers, roads and crops
Nov 2, 2018 • 54 min
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
Nature in Oz
Oct 26, 2018 • 54 min
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 mist
PM’s Prizes
Oct 19, 2018 • 53 min
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