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Our Changing World

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A mix of in depth interviews, packages and sound rich features, Our Changing World covers topics across all scientific disciplines, natural history and environmental issues, and developments in health as well as exploring the human side of science and the personalities behind it.

A mix of in depth interviews, packages and sound rich features, Our Changing World covers topics across all scientific disciplines, natural history and environmental issues, and developments in health as well as exploring the human side of science and the personalities behind it.
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Location:

Wellington, New Zealand

Description:

A mix of in depth interviews, packages and sound rich features, Our Changing World covers topics across all scientific disciplines, natural history and environmental issues, and developments in health as well as exploring the human side of science and the personalities behind it.

Twitter:

@RNZ_Science

Language:

English

Contact:

(04) 4741910


Episodes

Getting from A to B: research into older drivers

11/15/2018
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New Zealand has a growing population of older drivers and an important issue is 'when do they give up driving?'

Duration:00:16:12

Marsden Medal won by molecular 'discoverer'

11/15/2018
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Warren Tate has jointly won the 2018 Marsden Medal for a lifetime of molecular discoveries about proteins and the genes that code them.

Duration:00:11:04

Award for hands-on microbiology

11/15/2018
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Judith Bateup has been awarded the Cranwell Medal for science communication, for running hands-on microbiology classes for school students.

Duration:00:07:04

Our Changing World for 15 November 2018

11/15/2018
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Older drivers, and the 2018 winners of the Cranwell and Marsden Awards from the NZ Association of Scientists.

Duration:00:31:59

Biggest risk to ageing well is loneliness

11/8/2018
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Yoram Barak says there are some simple ways of maintaining a healthy brain into old age. Good social relationships are key.

Duration:00:15:14

Old ice gives insights into future sea level rise

11/8/2018
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Melting polar ice will be the biggest contributor to sea level rise in future - but will it come from Greenland or Antarctica?

Duration:00:16:40

Our Changing World for 8 November 2018

11/8/2018
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An expert says loneliness is the biggest risk for brain health, and ice melting in Greenland and Antarctica.

Duration:00:30:03

From hills to the sea - a community thinks about freshwater

11/1/2018
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Te Awaroa o Porirua Whaitua committee is a group of locals thinking about freshwater quality in the Porirua catchment and harbour.

Duration:00:28:13

Our Changing World for 1 November 2018

11/1/2018
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Te Awaroa o Porirua Whaitua committee has been thinking about freshwater in the Porirua catchment and what could be done to improve its health.

Duration:00:27:53

A flower map to help NZ beekeepers

10/25/2018
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A Honey Landscape Map for New Zealand could help beekeepers find the best flower-rich sites for their beehives.

Duration:00:14:40

Myrtle rust research

10/25/2018
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Scientists are working to better understand the invasive plant diesase myrtle rust, and how it might impact native plants and ecosystems.

Duration:00:14:19

Our Changing World for 25 October 2018

10/25/2018
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A project to map manuka flowering and help bee keepers pick the best places for their hives, and screening native plants to find resistance to myrtle rust.

Duration:00:28:10

Mathematician wins top science award

10/18/2018
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Rod Downey, a mathematics professor at Victoria University of Wellington, has won New Zealand's top science honour, the Rutherford Medal.

Duration:00:15:07

Snapper may be next farmed fish

10/18/2018
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Maren Wellenreuther, from Plant and Food Research, has won the 2018 Hamilton Award for her work developing snapper as a future aquaculture species.

Duration:00:16:07

Using DNA to study human migrations a winner

10/18/2018
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Lisa Matisoo-Smith, from the University of Otago, has won the 2018 Mason Durie Medal for her work using DNA to understand the migration of people to Aotearoa.

Duration:00:12:18

Our Changing World for 18 October 2018

10/18/2018
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Among the 24 researchers honoured with science awards this year are mathematician Rod Downey, molecular anthropologist Lisa Matisoo-Smith and aquaculture expert Maren Wellenreuther.

Duration:00:41:59

Banding together for banded dotterels

10/11/2018
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George Hobson is a teenager with a passion for birds - especially the banded dotterels that nest on Eastbourne's beach.

Duration:00:16:05

Over-eating might be in the brain

10/11/2018
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Mei Peng is investigating whether we each have a 'sensory fingerprint' that determines how we react to food.

Duration:00:15:17

Our Changing World for 11 October 2018

10/11/2018
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The seaside community of Eastbourne has banded together to keep an eye on banded dotterels, and the reason we over-eat might be in our brains.

Duration:00:30:11

From poo to plastic

10/4/2018
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Scion scientists are developing ways to safely convert human faecal waste into bioplastic.

Duration:00:14:22