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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

Here comes the Sun

11/16/2018
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University of Sydney opens new mathematics research institute Science Museum shines light on the Sun Bats - just squeaks or language? Help for gliders crossing busy roadways Behind the scenes of award-winning science journalism

Duration:00:53:54

Top women on the good news

11/9/2018
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Andrew Olle remembered at fund raising dinner Minister blocks bird song research Best Australian Science Writing 2018 Enova puts power into the hands of the community Balliol welcomes its first female master in 755 years Explaining risk New techniques help genetically controlled eye conditions

Duration:00:54:04

Innovation for energy, fertilisers, roads and crops

11/2/2018
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Finisar team wins Prime Minister’s Prize for Innovation for internet switches Soft plastic used in new road surface Call for non-medical research future fund Ammonia’s big future in fuels and fertiliser Angel Investment Network links scientific start-ups with investors Supercharging crop growth and yield Hope that non-lethal, infertile cane toads could save Australian wildlife

Duration:00:54:06

Nature in Oz

10/26/2018
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Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science 2018 - The teachers Why some victims delay in reporting sexual assault Effects of Brexit and Nature’s approach to deniers of climate science Communicating long-term problems to short-term politicians Dumbing down a mistake for public service broadcasters – Roger Mosey

Duration:00:54:35

PM’s Prizes

10/19/2018
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Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science 2018 Glyphosate one of the safest farm chemicals - Ben Selinger A tribute to sceptic Barry Williams Play explores the culture of team science Time to start climbing back up the cliff - Julian Huppert on Brexit

Duration:00:53:58

Killing Tsar Nicholas

10/12/2018
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Photos and science unveil life and murder of Russia’s last Tsar Oceans move heat and carbon dioxide around the globe The Economist – where science is never bumped by celebrities Quantum mechanics explains some biological processes Neutrinos may help solve long-standing mysteries of the universe.

Duration:00:54:17

Lord Rees - on the future

10/5/2018
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Nobel Prizes 2018 Philanthropy should not influence priorities of universities How to remove greenhouse gases from the atmosphere Martin Rees - On the Future, Prospects for Humanity Artificial Intelligence now demonstrates creativity and intuition

Duration:00:54:06

Festive science

9/28/2018
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Philanthropy can come with risks, despite obvious benefits Mishaps all part of the scientific road Atom Beer – Hull’s brewery and beer school Juggling and tricks opens the door to mathematics Hull York medical school uses manikins to simulate patients Listening to trees Monarch butterflies decrease by 90% since the 1990s

Duration:00:53:51

Graphene and the Ig Nobels

9/21/2018
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Fancy reading an instruction manual? Poetry inspired by space. The graphene revolution - is it happening?

Duration:00:53:58

Space junk – cleaning up after ourselves

9/14/2018
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Space junk - cleaning up after ourselves. Cosmic Vertigo.

Duration:00:53:57

Those silent witnesses get noisy

9/7/2018
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QUT VC says Government not listening re total science funding Challenge of communication on multicultural Australian campuses Crime Science Asia illustrates the key role of forensic evidence for courts Borneo cave reveals evidence of early human occupation Mitochondria linked to decline with age Space Agency to boost space jobs

Duration:00:53:51

The Igs and other prizes

8/31/2018
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Eureka awards recognise high achievers in science Chinese mission to explore the far side of the Moon Mechanical bonds at the molecular level a new form of chemistry IgNobel Prizes recognise high achievers in silliness

Duration:00:53:57

Happy Birthday Questacon

8/24/2018
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Crispr gene editing brings new ethical questions Improving public transport for people with autism Questacon celebrates 30 years Science Gallery questions perfection of form Museums hold species not yet named and maybe now extinct Praying mantis mimics orchid to lure prey

Duration:00:53:50

But what about GM?

8/17/2018
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UK science already damaged by Brexit Cellular electrics possible basis of new treatments for birth defects and other conditions Jets from black holes can extend the width of a galaxy Early warnings for solar flares Social licence lacking for coal seam gas in northern NSW Turnaround on GMOs

Duration:00:53:51

Frankenstein - It’s alive!!!

8/10/2018
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Frankenstein - 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