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Science for Everyone!! Discussion and dissection of science ideas made digestible for public consumption.

Science for Everyone!! Discussion and dissection of science ideas made digestible for public consumption.
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Science for Everyone!! Discussion and dissection of science ideas made digestible for public consumption.




Einstein A Go-Go - March 17th 2019

In the studio this week are Drs Linden, Lauren and Shane who discuss what's been in the news: Bird guano can be really good for coral reefs and calls to adopt a 5 year moratorium on gene editing in human embryos. Today's first guest (in the studio) Danielle Eastick, School of Life Sciences, Latrobe University talks about cassowary casques and whether they're used for thermo regulation. Today's second guest (in the studio) Dr Amy Baxter, NHMRC Peter Doherty Fellow, Apoptotic Cell...


Einstein A Go-Go - March 10th 2019

In the studio today is Chris KP, Dr Jen and Dr Euan; Not in the studio today... Dr Shane! In science news this week Dr Jen discusses bears. More specifically, Black bears and the unfortunate influence access to human food is having on their ability to hibernate. First Guest: Associate Professor Yanan Fan from the school of mathematics and statistics at UNSW. The topic of discussion is the ongoing study being done through surveying students into the ratings of their teachers in terms of...


Einstein A Go Go - 3 March 2019

Dr Shane, Dr Linden and Dr Ray tell us about a study into a singing mouse and the implications this has on our understanding of human conversation. First guest: Dr Roger Close, ERC Research Fellow, University of Birmingham and Visiting Fellow at Oxford University tells us all about his work using large databases of fossil occurrences and methods to correct for biases inherent in the fossil and rock records. This work has been overturning long-standing ideas about how modern biodiversity...


Einstein A Go Go - 24 February 2019

Dr Krystal, Dr Ailie, and Dr Ray join Dr Shane in the studio. First guest (on the phone) is Dr Simon Clulow from Macquarie University. Cane toads are picking up some shady habits, Toads in Western Australia have been spotted awake and active during the day in deeply shaded habitats, despite the species usually being nocturnal in Australia and other parts of the world. However nearby cane toad populations at more exposed sites remained only active at night. This suggests that cane toads...


Einstein A Go GO - 17th February 2019

Einstein A Go Go – 17th February 2019 Dr Linden, Dr Laura & Dr Shane Science News: Latest climate trends, night owls and patterns of brain activity, First guest: Mireia Montes-Quiles, School of physics, University of NSW. Mapping the distribution of dark matter. What is intra cluster light coming from? More here Second Guest: Claudia Pickering Director of Resting Pitch Face, Based on true stories and directed by Claudia Pickering the indie series hilariously flips STEM (Science,...


Einstein A Go Go - 10 February 2019

Dr Shane, Dr Euan, Dr Jen and Chris KP discuss New Caledonian crows that can plan ahead, the link between gut bacteria and mental health, pills that contain injection mechanisms, and mass organism deaths as a result of extreme weather. The team interview Dr Prasad Paradkar from the CSIRO regarding genetically engineering mosquitoes to be resistant to spreading the Zika virus. They also chat with Dr Yona Nebel-Jacobsen, 'Isotopia' Lab Manager & Research Fellow School of Earth, Atmosphere &...


Einstein A Go Go - 3 February 2019

In the studio this week are Drs Linden, Krystal, and Shane who discuss what's been in the news: BoM reported the hottest Jan. in Australia and it's the UN year of the periodic table of the elements (and others) Today's first guest (in the studio) Assoc. Prof Kevin Barnham from The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health talks about MND and it's treatment with CuATSM. Our second guest (in the studio) Prof David Winkler from The Institute of Molecular Science, Latrobe...


Einstein A Go-Go - 16th December 2018

It's the final show for the year so in the studio this week it's almost a full house with Dr Shane being joined by EAGG colleagues Dr Linden, Dr Ailie, Chris KP, Dr Krystal, Dr Laura & Dr Ray. Given it's the final show of the year, the team have decided to reflect on their favorite science stories of 2018. With too many stories to mention in a short blurb let's just say topics range from vintage space craft, bees, Yanny's and Laurel's, CRISPR babies, liquid water on Mars, noisy Mexican...


Einstein A Go Go - 9th Dec 2018

Einstein A Go Go – 9th December 2018 Dr Euan, Dr Jen and Kris KP & Dr Shane First guest: Robert Kurson, BA philosophy from the University of Wisconsin and a law degree from Harvard Law School. Author of award winning Rocket Man. The story of the Apollo 8 mission, which was responsible for the ‘earth rise’ photo. Second guest: Dr Laura Osellame, Postdoctoral Fellow School of Molecular Science, College of Science, Health and Engineering | La Trobe University. Cancer-cachexia is a metabolic...


Einstein A Go Go - 2 December 2018

Dr Linden, Dr Ray and Dr Laura join Dr Shane in the studio. In news, A Chinese scientist has edited a human embyo’s genome in CRISPR-Cas9, with the resulting twins recently being born. Another rover landed on Mars - this ones drills. And straight from from a horror movie, Bacteria found on the ISS has proved to be antibiotic resistant First guest is Jim Radford from the Research Centre for Future Landscapes, Department of Ecology, Environment and Evolution at La Trobe...


Einstein A Go Go - 25 November 2018

Dr Shane, Dr Krystal, Dr Ray discuss ionic wind propulsion to fly an aeroplane, could an anti-global warming atmospheric spraying program really work and how wombat faeces form into a cubic shape. Guests, Professor Len Harrison, Senior Principal Research Fellow at the National Health and Medical Research Council, and Dr Sharon Huebner, Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne's Indigenous Health Equity Unit tell us all about their work on the indigenous microbiome project. Twitter:...


Einstein A Go Go - 18 November 2018

Dr Shane, Dr Catherine & Dr Ray discuss the taste of coffee, skull-collecting ants, measuring the magnetic field in the mesosphere with lasers, the new definition of the kilogram, light pollution, and the reduced incidence of asthma in households with pets. They chat with Dr Connie Wong, Heart Foundation Future Leader Fellow from the Centre for Inflammatory Diseases, in the Departmentment of Medicine at Monash University, about susceptibility of stroke patients to stroke. They also...


Einstein A Go Go - 4 November 2018

In the studio this week are Drs Laura and Shane. Today's first guest (in the studio) Prof. James Angus, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, Melbourne University talks about Melbourne Medical School’s upcoming block party to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Triradiate Building. Today's second guest (in the studio) Dr Ryan Shannon from Swinburne University talks about fast radio bursts. Today's third guest (in the studio) Dr Jessica Borger from Monash University talks...


Einstein A Go Go - 11 November 2018

In the studio this week are ChrisKP and Drs Euan, Jen and Shane. News: a new study on waterway invertibrates, pollution and biodiversity show health implications to apex preditors, how there is variation of calorie use with time of day, moths evolving to avoid bats, and changes in official weights and measures. Today's first guest (in the studio) Dr. Jennifer Piscionere from Murdoch Children's Research Institute talks about GenV and integrating children's health data. Today's second...


Einstein A Go Go - 28 October 2018

Dr Shane, Dr Ailie and Nikola (from 4ZZZ in Brisbane) discuss carbon captured in trees, new species of Archaeopteryx and growing human retinas from stem cells. First guest, Dr. Tim Doherty, Deakin University, tells us all about the Dingo’s effect on our ecosystem. Second guest, Dr Geoff Rogers, CEO and Executive Director Wintermute Biomedical, discusses his last venture (developing the world’s first steerable guidewire for treating heart disease) and his current activities (developing new...


Einstein A Go Go - 21 October 2018

Dr Ray, Dr Catherine and Dr Ailie join Dr Shane in the studio. In news, how dandelion seeds fly; evolution of smell and navigation. First guest is Cornelia Landersdorfer, Ph.D., Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at Monash University. Up to three awards of $25,000 each will be made each year to Australian female researchers for the Georgina Sweet Award for Women in Quantitative Biomedical Science who demonstrate excellence in the area of quantitative...


Einstein A Go GO - 14th October 2018

Einstein A Go Go – 14th October 2018 Dr Linden, Chris KP & Dr Shane First guest: Sid Verma, Brainstem. Sid is an entrepreneur, HealthTech evangelist, STEM advocate and community curator. With over 22 years’ experience in technology, his skillset includes business advisory, startups, strategy and operations, mentoring and community development. Sid has successfully launched businesses, developed communities and created not-for-profit organisations that further cross-industry technology...


Einstein A Go-Go - 7th October 2018

In the studio this week are Drs Linden, Ray and Shane. News: getting the elderly to vaccinate against influenza via mail, boosting corn productivity; evolution, teeth and kangaroos and turbidity currents. Today's first guest Matt Carter, PhD Student, Department of Archaeology and History, La Trobe University (in the studio) talks about marine archaeology, equipment, modelling and a M-24 Japanese submarine. Today's second guest Phoebe Lewis, PhD Student, RMIT University (in the...


Einstein A Go-Go - 30th September 2018

Dr Shane, Dr Ray and Holly bring you this week’s science, including the nerve that links the brain and the gut, manta rays’ feeding via ricochet filtration, virtual reality nausea, genetic control of mosquitoes, and PCBs accumulating in Killer Whales. The team talk with Professor Lister Staveley-Smith from the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research about his work using the Murchison Widefield Array telescope, being used to probe the Magellanic Cloud galaxies for cosmic rays,...


Einstein A Go-Go - 23rd September 2018

In the studio this week Dr Shane is joined by EAGG regular Dr Jen. This week is a little different in that we have 3 very special guests: Holly, Cam and Sophie 3 of Dr Jen's current science communication students from the University of Melbourne. News: The team kick things off providing updates on; the phenomenon of ice volcanos in outer space, stem cell research and specifically the use of fat cells to produce human bone and the possibility of building structures above and below the...