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Dissection and discussion of science and science issues made digestible for public consumption. Find us on Facebook and Twitter! The intro and outro theme is Soft Illusion and was generously provided by Andras. https://andras.bandcamp.com/track/soft-illusion

Dissection and discussion of science and science issues made digestible for public consumption. Find us on Facebook and Twitter! The intro and outro theme is Soft Illusion and was generously provided by Andras. https://andras.bandcamp.com/track/soft-illusion


Melbourne, VIC


Dissection and discussion of science and science issues made digestible for public consumption. Find us on Facebook and Twitter! The intro and outro theme is Soft Illusion and was generously provided by Andras. https://andras.bandcamp.com/track/soft-illusion



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Rock Art and new Sleep Research

Sven Ouzman, University of Western Australia, talks about the rock art sites in the East Kimberley region; Sophia Garlick Bock, ReachOut Australia, discusses her latest survey exploring the experiences of young people during the current pandemic; Shauni Omond, from La Trobe University, talks about her sleep research using flatworms. And in weekly science news, the team discusses a home experiment with cats and undiscovered species. With presenters Dr. Shane, Chris KP and Dr. Euan. Program...


Glacier Shrinkage, Brain Function, and Radioactive Disasters

Dr Valentina Lorenzetti and Adam Clemente from the Healthy Brain and Mind Research Centre at the Australian Catholic University talk substance use, brain function and mental rewards. While at the other end of the science process, Professor John Dewar, Vice-Chancellor of Latrobe University (and Chair of Universities Australia) calls in to share the big picture: how tertiary efforts are coordinated at the national level and what can be done to reinvigorate the University sector after COVID....


Einstein A Go Go - 25th Apr 2021 - Primary Immunodeficiency and Dinosaurs.

In the studio this week are Drs Ailie, Stacey, Anu and Shane who discuss what's been in the news: NASA Ingenuity inaugural two (and planned) flights on Mars, and SpaceX Crew-2, prediction and intensity of earthquakes, and paper retraction and research biases. Today's First Guest (online) is Dr Emily Edwards from Monash University who talks and about primary immunodeficiency (PI) and PI week. Today's Second Guest/Presenter (online) is Graci Finco from UNT who talks about dinosaur's sounds,...


Gravitational waves, Endometriosis & Human/animal chimeras.

Dr Shane, & Dr Lauren discuss Human/animal chimeras and the latest on space exploration. PHD students Debatri Chattopadhyay and Isabelle Romero-Shaw join the team to discuss their work on gravitational waves, as well as their upcoming trip to Antarctica; Professor Sonia Grover from the Royal Children’s Hospital shares an exciting update regarding funding to endometriosis research focusing on adolescents, and shares insight regarding endo pain measurement and treatment.


Self-warming birds, the language of bees and researching evidence-based mindfulness

Dr Shane and the team talk with Associate Professor David Tingay from MCRI, about a study that used cutting-edge technology, electrical impedance tomography (EIT), to take highly detailed images deep inside newborns’ lungs. Babies adapt to air-breathing at birth using complex methods of moving gas in their lungs not seen later in life, with crying especially important to this process. Also on the show is Adriana Zanca, talking about how PhDs and ECRs are underpaid at universities.


COVID Symptom Recovery and Global Change Biology

The team speak to Conor McCafferty, Haematology Research, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute about his PhD which focuses on COVID-19 with specific attention to blood-clotting and inflammatory side-effects, and post-recovery symptoms in adults and children, and Dana Bergstrom from Deakin University, with respect to a landmark paper about to be released in global change biology, led by Dana and Euan Ritchie. It examines the state of Australia’s ecosystems, from the tropics to Antarctica....


Used face masks, Brains under threat and World memory championships

Dr Mohammad Saberian, RMIT University, tells us about the serious environmental impact from face masks and the proposal to use pandemic waste for road building purposes; Hannah Savage, University of Melbourne, discusses her latest study into threats and how the regions of the brain respond. And in weekly science news, the team discuss the world memory championships, why bald eagles are dying in the USA, challenges of humans living on Mars with a shorter day than living on earth and the first...


20 PhDs in 20 minutes: 2021

Get ready as Dr Shane blasts through the most exciting and diverse PhDs across the nation, challenging the students tackling them to explain in less time than it takes to get a COVID test. Which thesis will change the world? Which students will return to the show as thought leaders? Hopefully all of them! Program page: Einstein-A-Go-Go Facebook page: Einstein-A-Go-Go Twitter: Einstein-A-Go-Go


Einstein A Go Go - 14th Mar 2021 - Bees, Vaccines and Galaxies

In the studio this week is ChrisKP and Drs Jen, Euan (online) and Shane who discuss what's been in the news: sea slugs cut their head off (autotomy), genetics and eye colour and National Eucalypt Day Today's First Guest (online) is Dr Jody Gerdts from Bee Scientifics Pty Ltd who talks about bees and Varroa mites and the study she's about to commence. Today's Second Guest (online) is Dr Maggie Zhai who talks about how vaccines work and the problems getting their payload delivered. Today's...


Gratification Delay, Micro-dosing, Existentialism.

Dr Shane, Dr Linden, Dr Laura & Stacey discuss cancer resistance seen in large mammals, gratification delay, and micro-dosing research. Dr. Gemma Gransbury from the University of Melbourne shares her findings on single molecule magnets; and Cara Santa Maria, host of the podcast 'Talk Nerdy' explores existentialism and COVID vaccines. Program page: Einstein-A-Go-Go Facebook page: Einstein-A-Go-Go Twitter: Einstein-A-Go-Go And live every Sunday at 11:00a.m AEST on RRR 102.7mHz FM.


Mars Missions, Sustainable Mussels and Rare Diseases

Stacey, Ailie, Anu and Dr Shane discuss the link between Alzheimer’s and gut microbiome. Mars missions and the history of weather forecasting. Dr Tas van Ommen talks to the team about Antarctica’s ice, atmosphere and surrounding ocean and their role in the earth’s climate system. February 28 is Rare Diseases Day. Sue White, Deputy Clinical Director of the Victorian Clinical Genetics Services introduces Rare Diseases Now (RDNow), an exciting new program at the Royal Children’s Hospital,...


Emperor Penguins, Biosensors, and Mars Rover

Barbara Wienecke from the Australian Antarctic Division shares her insights into the lives and behaviours of emperor penguins; Dr. Simon Corrie, Senior Lecturer in the Chemical Engineering Department at ARC Centre for Bio-Nano Science talks about a world-first discovery by researchers at Monash University and The University of Queensland that could lead to faster and more effective treatments for chronic health complications, such as cardiovascular disease and cancer, with ‘fluorescent’ in...


Women in space, Antarctica and Whale songs

Julie McInnes, Australian Antarctic Division, tells us about her experiences of living and working on Macquarie Island; Amy Shira Teitel, a co-host for the Discovery Channel's online DNews channel discusses her new book about women in space. And in weekly science news, the team discuss the problem of native animals killed by pet cats, Whale songs and the Einsteinium element. With presenters Dr. Shane, Lauren, Jen and Chris KP.


Lifestyle diseases, Antarctic conservation, and cats and dogs

The team discuss mechanisms associated with exercise, obesity, type 2 diabetes and cancer, with Professor Mark A Febbraio from Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Eden Febbraio, who is contemplating a career of her own in science. The team then head south to explore how the human impact on biodiversity is assessed and mitigated in Australia’s Antarctic territories with Chief Scientist Dirk Welsford of the Australian Antarctic Division. To wrap up, a spokesperson from the Lost...


Einstein A Go Go - 31st Jan 2021 - Sepsis and Vitamin C, Physiotherapy and Vaccines.

On the show this week are Stacey, Ailie, Anu and Shane who discuss what's been in the news: Hayabusa 2 and it's asteroid samples, how cubic wombat scat is formed, and how knots can change the properties of a material Today's First Guest is Dr Yugeesh R. Lankadeva from the University of Melbourne who talks about Vitamin C infusions and sepsis. Today's Second Guest is Dr Jessica Stander (soon to be) from the University of Melbourne who talks about 'issues with the tissues' and training...


Muscles, Moon rocks & Vaccines

Dr Shane & Dr Krystal chat to newest 'Einstein' team member, Graci Finco from Texas, about everything you need to know about muscles; followed by a chat with UNSW Associate Professor Holly Seale & RMIT research fellow Dr Kylie Quinn on all things regarding vaccinations. The team also discuss the closure of an iconic exhibit, and an exciting new arrival at the Melbourne Museum. Plus they canvas moon rocks, wolves, the scientific differences between bread, cake and cookies, and also the...


Highlights in Science for 2020

An all-star cast join Dr Shane to present the highlights in science for the year, in the final Einstein A Go Go broadcast for 2020. Including Dr Jen, Dr Linden, Dr Laura, Dr Ray, Chris KP, Stacey, Dr Krystal and Anu, and over from the Twitter feed Liv.


Visual Snow Syndrome and Preserving Native Fish Species

The team discuss bees collecting poo, the weight of human existence, and an update on Tasmanian devil cancer. They speak with Associate Professor Joanne Fielding from Monash, about the rare eye disorder Visual Snow Syndrome; and Monash PhD Candidate Nicole Rivers talks about her research into assisted reproduction and biobanking techniques to help preserve and propagate native fish species in Australia. With presenters Dr. Shane, Dr. Jen, Chris KP, and Dr. Euan. Program page:...


Rodent Menstruation, Space Technology, and Preterm Babies.

Jarrod McKenna from the School of Clinical Science at Monash University discusses his PHD research into biology of the world’s only known menstruating rodent; Dr Atul Malhotra from the Early Neurodevelopment Clinic at Monash shares research findings on improving outcomes for sick and preterm babies; and Professor Virginia Kilborn and Dr Rebecca Allen from Swinburne University discuss the motivation for Swinburne to create a co-major in Space Technology. Also, in weekly science news, the team...


An hour with Professor Tim Flannery

In this special edition of Einstein A Go Go, Professor Tim Flannery joins Dr Shane for an hour-long open conversation about climate change and global issues. Professor Flannery has recently released his new book The Climate Cure: Solving the Climate Emergency in the Era of COVID-19, in which he takes aim at the campaign of denial that has held back action on the climate emergency. Program page: Einstein-A-Go-Go Facebook page: Einstein-A-Go-Go Twitter: Einstein-A-Go-Go