This Way Up
The wonderful world of cockroaches with David Rentz, author of 'A Guide to the Cockroaches of Australia'.
Reading the weather
Australian Bureau of Meteorology Director Dr Rob Vertessy explains how they are doing weather forecasts for half a million seperate locations in Australia.
Naked Science: Ebola and multiple sclerosis
Naked Science with Dr Chris Smith. With the spread of ebola, is it too late for a vaccine? And funding for a pre-clinical trial for the treatment of multiple sclerosis.
The knitted shoe revolution
The rise of the knitted shoe with CityLab writer Bonnie Tsui.
The folding cardboard desk
A foldable, lightweight, portable cardboard desk. With Refold designers Oliver Ward and Fraser Calloway.
Dinner with a difference
The pop up restaurants taking their cues from diners rather than the chefs. Brian Bordainick from Dinner Lab on how customer critiques could change the restaurant business.
Mireille Silcoff writes for The New York Times magazine on the global phenomenon that is unboxing.
Tech news: Apple, Minecraft, Destiny
Technology commentator Paul Spain on the big Apple event, the rumours that Microsoft wants to move into Minecraft, and the lauch of what's being touted as the biggest games release of the year.
The Shape We're In
Sarah Boseley looks at the global obesity problem and what is being done about it in her new book 'The Shape We're In: How Junk Food and Diets Are Shortening Our Lives'.
The genetic revolution going on with DNA sequencing technology shrinking in size and in cost. Professor Mike Berridge and David Eccles from the Malaghan Instiutute demo some of the new technology.
It's magpie swooping season. So are these black and white birds really attracted to shiny things? With Dr Toni Shephard from the University of Exeter.
High pressure food processing
Sarita Males is the chief executive of The Foodbowl, part of the New Zealand Food Innovation Network. How to kill off the micro-organisms in our food through the equivalent of taking it 60 kilometres underwater.
Alex Haslam is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Queensland who's studying the link between office decor and workplace productivity.
Naked Science: Ebola and breastfeeding
Dr Chris Smith with the latest on the ebola outbreak in West Africa. Also why action films make you eat more, and how breastfeeding can create a healthier immune system.
Naked Science Wellington
The second of our Naked Science shows, recorded at the Paramount Theatre in Wellington last month. Five top scientists speak to Simon Morton and Dr Chris Smith about their areas of expertise. The subjects include nanotechnology and melting teaspoons,...
The science of alcohol; from yeast, to taste, to fermentation, to hangovers. Adam Rogers looks at the current state of our knowledge, and some of the common myths and misconceptions, in his book 'Proof: the Science of Booze' (Houghton Mifflin...
The Home Microbiome Study tries to understand how the communities of microbes living in and on us colonise our rooms and buildings. Jack Gilbert of the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory is one of the authors, and a subject, of...
We speak to John Saunders, the Associate Editor of CHESS Magazine, about a controversy in world chess that could lead to champion Magnus Carlsen being stripped of his world title.
We head out with Hugh Roberston, searching for the fluttering shearwater.
Barcelona tourism woes
Ashifa Kassam lives and works in Spain, and Barcelona is struggling to adjust to life as a global tourism mecca.
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