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The Science Show - Full Program Podcast

ABC (Australia)

The Science Show gives Australians unique insights into the latest scientific research and debate, from the physics of cricket to prime ministerial biorhythms.

The Science Show gives Australians unique insights into the latest scientific research and debate, from the physics of cricket to prime ministerial biorhythms.

Location:

Sydney, NSW

Description:

The Science Show gives Australians unique insights into the latest scientific research and debate, from the physics of cricket to prime ministerial biorhythms.

Language:

English

Contact:

The Science Show ABC Radio National PO Box 9994 GPO Sydney NSW 2001 (02) 8333 1438


Episodes

Drilling beneath volcanoes, reducing the threat of tsunamis, and why the dodo is no more

7/30/2021
Drilling beneath volcanoes Protection against tsunamis Treasures from London’s Natural History Museum at Melbourne Museum to Jan 2022 The demise of flightless birds Message to a developing embryo History of Manhattan, and continued push to return jaguars to southern US

Duration:00:54:10

Mining minerals with plants and time to supercharge recycling

7/23/2021
Plants could be used to remediate polluted sites Recycling brings benefits with low impact living Civil society will bring a better world

Duration:00:53:51

Solutions here now for the climate disaster

7/16/2021
Open access science leads to more citations Climate change impacts WA biodiversity Solutions for the emerging climate disaster

Duration:00:54:05

Deadly heat hits North America, better steel, and solutions to climate change feature in Australian Museum exhibition

7/9/2021
The 1914 visit that changed Australia Deadly high temperatures hit Canada and US northwest New exhibition presents climate solutions Lighter stronger steel for the construction industry Archaeology could extend knowledge of the history of religion Indigenous kids learn health, nutrition and how to cook for the family

Duration:00:54:02

The simple solution to two big problems — trees

7/2/2021
Siberian cave reveals secrets of human evolutionary history. Aussie tree book for young readers. One solution for two big problems — trees. Tribute to Edward de Bono. Robert FitzRoy — Captain of the Beagle, Governor of NZ and a better scientist than Darwin?

Duration:00:54:02

The simple solution to two big problems – trees

7/2/2021
Siberian cave reveals secrets of human evolutionary history Aussie tree book for young readers One solution for two big problems - trees Tribute to Edward de Bono Robert FitzRoy – Captain of the Beagle, Governor of NZ and a better scientist than Darwin?

Duration:00:54:02

Spinifex, ticks and the important role of fathers in wild animals

6/25/2021
Safe cladding and plant-based foods among winners of Academy of Technology and Engineering awards Soil microbes suspected to cause inner plant die-off in spinifex Ticks offer microorganisms a free ride Vale Edward de Bono Wild animal fathers more than just sperm donors Kangaroo Island was nearly French!

Duration:00:53:47

Biased botanists, a new blue kangaroo paw and playing birds have bigger brains and longer lives

6/18/2021
Botanists biased towards pretty plants more than the uglies Kings Park Botanic Garden Perth great for a stroll and does top-notch botanical and horticultural research Play behaviour linked to brain mass and life span in a sample of Australian birds Ancient tree-climbing marsupials reveal hints of past environments

Duration:00:54:08

New ideas about plant conservation, the immense diversity of Ashmore Reef, and how ocean noise could threaten whales and dolphins

6/11/2021
The legacy of Andrei Sakharov and the state of Russian science today High levels of ocean noise a possible threat to whales and dolphins Race to map Ashmore Reef as aquatic worlds change fast with warming waters New ideas challenge traditional views about plant conservation and restoration Large scale art works take visitors on a journey of ecological awareness Asteroid sample lands in South Australian desert

Duration:00:54:08

Fears environmental laws to be weakened, burning practices threaten ecosystems and learning from Indigenous knowledge

6/4/2021
A call for strengthened environmental legislation Regular forest burns reduce chances for endangered plants and animals, impact human health Linking modern science with Indigenous knowledge to care for the land Vale Ross Taylor WA Shipwrecks Museum charts early European encounters with Australia Forensic evidence playing an increasing role in criminal investigations

Duration:00:54:06

Methane 120 times worse than carbon dioxide, plus the changing world for frogs, bees and human relationships

5/28/2021
Politicians need to see linkages in our world Most Australian frogs intolerant of human modified habitats Natural gas not a clean option Coronavirus becomes music How much artificial intelligence will affect our romantic lives Pollinators and Pollination Native bees of south-west Western Australia

Duration:00:54:06

Alan Turing – thinker ahead of his time

5/21/2021
Alan Turing – thinker ahead of his time

Duration:00:54:06

Professor Roger Short, reproductive biologist

5/14/2021
He is now over ninety, having done work on AIDS, on elephants, on population and condoms. We return to a feature interview from 2011 with Professor Roger Short in Melbourne.

Duration:00:54:07

Botanical tales, tariffs for renewable energy and extracting fossils

5/7/2021
Proposed tariff a disincentive for household renewable energy Extracting fossils from their rocky tombs Peter Raven - Driven by Nature Retired botanist becomes word doctor

Duration:00:54:06

Full-on assault against natural ecosystems

4/30/2021
Conservation, what’s that? Natural ecosystems now being removed faster Smart irrigation keeps Adelaide’s parks greener and cooler Scientists petition to end political persecution in Russia Russian science a shadow of its former self Fungal art featured at the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney Lockdown allows David Suzuki to reconnect with nature

Duration:00:54:08

Suzuki on racism, Darwin on psychology and saving the pines on Norfolk Island.

4/23/2021
David Suzuki deplores racism, explores its roots and prevalence today The Psychology of Charles Darwin Aussie Stem Stars – Gisela Kaplan The return of sea birds may save Norfolk Island’s iconic pines Winery takes a low impact approach

Duration:00:54:06

Seaweed a hope to capture carbon and help cool the planet

4/16/2021
Seaweed a strong hope for drawdown of atmospheric carbon Festival reveals the beauty, wonder and potential of seaweed Key indicators of planetary health getting worse faster Do trade unions speak to scientists? Climate change is f*%#ing terrifying. Has the media failed in telling the truth? Saving the threatened plants and animals of Norfolk Island

Duration:00:54:06

Adelaide car plant closes and becomes an innovation hub employing more people than before

4/9/2021
ANU plans to end neuroscience research The arts, humanities and sciences dance together Catastrophic scene as rainfall decreases on Norfolk Island How to fix a brain in 5 minutes Adelaide car factory becomes innovation precinct A guide to finding, identifying, collecting and preparing mushrooms for consumption

Duration:00:54:06

Restoring shellfish reefs and a helping hand for the green parrots of Norfolk Island

4/2/2021
Economic arguments help win funds to restore shellfish reefs Life After Gravity - The story of Isaac Newton's decades in London Overlooked astronomer Vera Rubin showed existence of dark matter Overview effect offers reassurance in hard times Green parrots make a comeback on Norfolk Island

Duration:00:54:06

Ecological repair for Australian islands east and west

3/26/2021
Stem cells - a mix of promise and hype Canberra doctor buys fish fossil site in central NSW Native animals reintroduced on Dirk Hartog Island WA Invasive animals removed, now vegetation being reintroduced on Phillip Island Understanding internet trolls Philosopher Michael Strevens charts how science began in The Knowledge Machine - How Irrationality Created Modern Science

Duration:00:54:05