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The Science Show with Robyn Williams gives Australians unique insights into the latest scientific research and debate, from the physics of cricket to prime ministerial biorhythms. RN's science flagship: your essential source of what's making news in the complex world of scientific research, scandal and discovery.

The Science Show with Robyn Williams gives Australians unique insights into the latest scientific research and debate, from the physics of cricket to prime ministerial biorhythms. RN's science flagship: your essential source of what's making news in the complex world of scientific research, scandal and discovery.
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Sydney, NSW

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The Science Show with Robyn Williams gives Australians unique insights into the latest scientific research and debate, from the physics of cricket to prime ministerial biorhythms. RN's science flagship: your essential source of what's making news in the complex world of scientific research, scandal and discovery.

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English

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


Episodes

It’s alive!!!

8/10/2018
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It’s alive!!!

Duration:00:54:16

Giving up meat

8/3/2018
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Fields medal for mathematics won by Australian Akshay Venkatesh High environmental costs for eating meat with consumption increasing Pesticides threaten prawns and oysters Muscle gene discovery could lead to new insomnia treatments that don't target the brain New approach to treating cancer The discovery and denial of sex in plants

Duration:00:53:51

It's a gas

7/27/2018
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Methane in sea bed cores a potential new source of energy Nutrients and energy from biosolids Housing and vehicles supplied with 100% clean energy in Fremantle suburb Do we need to take vitamin pills? Low altitude personal taxis on show at Farnborough The scientist’s guide to a successful career in academia

Duration:00:53:59

Hope for reefs? Corals respond well to relocation

7/20/2018
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Fireballs reveal clues about planet formation Coral shows encouraging response to relocation trial Primary students easily understand the Einsteinian world Spinifex contains building blocks for nanomaterials Artificial nerve the first step towards an artificial brain

Duration:00:53:53

Were the first dinosaurs Polish?

7/13/2018
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Trams without tracks, poles or wires New incentives for landlords to invest in carbon-free energy Journals first rejected CRISPR discovery – they didn’t believe it Proposed US-Mexico wall to impinge on movement of animals The rise and fall of the dinosaurs

Duration:00:53:57

From Lake Mungo to Lithium Valley

7/6/2018
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Lithium boom for Western Australia Search for when the first stars and galaxies formed Fifty years since history rewritten at Lake Mungo First Chinese emperor lies untouched amongst terracotta warriors Unravelling the order of time

Duration:00:53:58

Birds, birds, birds!

6/29/2018
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Birds, birds, birds!

Duration:00:53:51

William Whewell - coined osmosis, conductivity, ion and scientist!

6/22/2018
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William Whewell - coined osmosis, conductivity, ion and scientist!

Duration:00:53:51

Artificial floating nations, and artificial teachers: visionary or hype?

6/15/2018
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This week, two artificial replacements: artificial floating nations, and AI teachers. Science Journalist Carl Smith is Robyn's artificial replacement for this episode.

Duration:00:53:51

Bespoke bodies - the path to human regeneration

6/8/2018
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Bespoke bodies - the path to human regeneration.

Duration:00:08:37

A tropical Science Show

6/1/2018
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Gender equity an ongoing challenge for Australian Academy of Science High hopes for double the hit from solar cells Carbon capture and storage places costs and risks with all future generations JCU voice of the tropics at UN Small reef fish - born athletic champions Groovy patches may bring improved results for heart disease patients

Duration:00:53:51

Australia's deep history

5/25/2018
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Stargazers find new exploding stars The Moon and Leo shining bright for stargazers Reef restoration projects for GBR Algae used for development of new products, and a light feature at Vivid Understanding how plants respond to pathogens may lead to more resistant crops Uncovering ancient Australia

Duration:00:11:38

Chase the darkness and change the sex

5/18/2018
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Australian Space Agency to guide space investment Nation taken for a ride with R and D budget measures - Roy Green Primordial black holes may have formed in the very early moments after the Big Bang Distant galaxies may help reveal dark energy Drones and whale snot propel Aussie Famelab winner Vanessa Pirotta to world final Old-school breeding and high-tech genomics to boost prawns and barramundi Pseudocopulation - beneficial to the orchid, exploitative of the wasp Feeling a touch hormonal?

Duration:00:53:51

Two legends of science fiction

5/11/2018
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Science lukewarm on 2018 Australian federal budget New approaches aim to circumvent penicillin resistance Fifty years back, Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey foreshadowed artificial intelligence and much more The accuracy and value of science on the big screen Tribute to Ursula Le Guin Riddle of wasps and orchids solved by amateur naturalist Fred Dagg’s weather report Lewis Fry Richardson - pioneer of modern weather forecasting

Duration:00:53:51

Tim Flannery on energy, climate and kelp

5/4/2018
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ABC’s Top 5 media residency program in science and humanities A decade ago climate experts were deeply worried. Now they are terrified - Tim Flannery

Duration:00:53:51

Fish pornography and fishy sounds

4/27/2018
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New NASA head unconvincing on human contribution to climate Sounds reveal details of aquatic environmental health Fish concealment methods may lead to better underwater mapping Deep-sea corals indicate past climate events Heat from north Atlantic hastens melt of Antarctic ice shelves Tragedy follows exposure of US Antarctic base bureaucracy Headlines used as click bait The Lost Tools of Henry Hoke Ep 3 - Beryl Hoke: the Forge of Destiny

Duration:00:53:51

Welcome to the Kuiper Belt

4/20/2018
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It’s the massive stellar events where elements are formed Kuiper Belt helps reveal history of our Solar System Denial a coping mechanism for climate change The Lost Tools of Henry Hoke Ep 4 - The Murky Arts of Silas Hoke Camels dominate and destroy desert water holes

Duration:00:53:51

To spank or not to spank?

4/13/2018
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Japan Prize awarded to Australian pioneer in immunology Jacques Miller Supporters of science take to the streets across Australia Controlling atoms and molecules at the quantum level opens big new questions, and possibilities The flu of 1918 - why it became a pandemic The Lost Tales of Henry Hoke Ep 2 - Henry Hoke, Bush Mechanic A spanking or just a slap or smack? It’s all physical violence towards children

Duration:00:53:51

The nano Science Show

4/6/2018
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Microfactory extracts high-value products from e-waste A world of applications from nanomaterials Dementia trials bring hope New nano-materials bring opportunities for constructions of all sizes The Lost Tools of Henry Hoke Ep 1 - From the Desert More stinks and bangs for NSW science classes

Duration:00:53:51

Rewiring the brain and training the robots

3/30/2018
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Carbon fibre electrodes bridge the gap in spinal cord injury Robots go where humans cannot Fairness crucial in data for artificial intelligence When case workers are replaced by software Blimp used to spot sharks Sharing the thrill and exhilaration of discovery

Duration:00:53:51