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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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Wellington, New Zealand

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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.

Twitter:

@RNZ_Science

Language:

English

Contact:

(04) 4741910


Episodes

Antarctica's ice is melting

6/21/2018
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Research reveals new evidence about past, present and future impacts of climate change on Antarctica's ice.

Duration:00:22:06

Wasp genomes revealed

6/21/2018
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Wasps are a big problem in New Zealand, and scientists hope that knowing the genomes of common and German wasps will help them find novel ways of controlling the pests.

Duration:00:08:10

Our Changing World for 21 June 2018

6/21/2018
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Antarctic experts discuss the latest research on how fast Antarctic ice is melting and why it matters, and sequencing the genomes of introduced common and German wasps.

Duration:00:29:18

Wasp genomes revealed

6/18/2018
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Wasps are a big problem in New Zealand, and scientists hope that knowing the genomes of common and German wasps will help them find novel ways of controlling the pests.

Duration:00:08:10

Havre - the world's largest deep ocean volcanic eruption

6/14/2018
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Geologists have discovered that the 2012 eruption of Havre volcano, on the Kermadec Arc, was the world's largest submarine volcanic eruption.

Duration:00:17:56

Finding new drugs from the sea

6/14/2018
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Michele Prinsep is a 'drug hunter' - she looks for potential pharmaceuticals in marine organisms and cyanobacteria.

Duration:00:11:43

Our Changing World for 14 June 2018

6/14/2018
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A chemist talks about sourcing potential new drugs from marine creatures, and understanding the largest deep-ocean volcanic eruption ever documented.

Duration:00:29:04

Edible bioplastic - food wrap of the future?

6/7/2018
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University of Otago researchers are developing the ultimate heat-and-eat: an edible bioplastic food wrap, using waste from the corn and shellfish industries.

Duration:00:09:47

A citizens' jury on euthanasia

5/24/2018
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Fifteen Dunedin citizens took part in a University of Otago citizens' jury to discuss legalising euthanasia and assisted dying.

Duration:00:31:25

Our Changing World for 24 May 2018

5/24/2018
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Fifteen Dunedin citizens took part in a University of Otago citizen jury to discuss legalising euthanasia and assisted dying.

Duration:00:31:00

Mistletoe rescue mission

5/17/2018
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Botanists have banded together to bring native mistletoes back to Wellington city, using seeds rescued from a plant growing on a dying tree.

Duration:00:12:09

Understanding New Zealand's largest fault

5/17/2018
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New Zealand's first underwater observatories are recording the 'creaks and groans' of our largest fault to batter understand slow-slip earthquakes.

Duration:00:15:31

Our Changing World for 17 May 2018

5/17/2018
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A rescue mission to return mistletoe to Wellington city, and a research trip to study the Hikurangi subduction zone, home to some of New Zealand's largest earthquakes.

Duration:00:26:40

World-first probe into an active submarine volcano

5/10/2018
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Geologists on board the JOIDES Resolution research ship are attempting to drill into the flanks of the submarine hydrothermal Brothers Volcano.

Duration:00:11:13

'My favourite insect is a cicada'

5/3/2018
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Olly Hills, aged 11, is a big fan of insects, and author of the field guide 'Cicadas of New Zealand.'

Duration:00:12:46

Quit or persist - it's all in the brain

5/3/2018
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Blake Porter is investigating what happens in our brain when we decide to quit something that is good for us or persist with something that is bad us.

Duration:00:12:16

Our Changing World for 3 May 2018

5/3/2018
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The author of the field guide 'Cicadas of New Zealand' is 11-year-old Olly Hills, and Blake Porter is investigating the brain and what makes us quit or persist with different tasks.

Duration:00:24:02

Caring for waterlogged waka

4/26/2018
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Dilys Johns is an archaeologist who specialises in conserving waterlogged Maori taonga such as ancient waka and wooden gardening tools.

Duration:00:16:36

Wallaby vs shark: a toothy quirk of nature

4/26/2018
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One of Australia's smallest wallabies - the nabarlek - shares an unlikely dental similarity with sharks: the ability to continually replace its teeth.

Duration:00:04:45

Our Changing World for 26 April 2018

4/26/2018
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Dilys Johns specialises in conserving waterlogged archaeological items such as wooden waka and early Maori gardening tools, and the nabarlek is an unusual small wallaby that can continuously replace its teeth.

Duration:00:20:40