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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




Professor Brett Sutton, Art Meets Science, and Saving Species

Professor Brett Sutton, Victorian Chief Health Officer, talks about his role, why and how he became involved in public health, and the best preventions against COVID; Artists Emme Orbach and Noah Spivak discuss their exhibition at the Counihan Gallery for National Science Week; and in weekly science news, the team discuss ideas assisting endangered species from extinction. With presenters Dr. Shane and Dr Euan. Program page: Einstein-A-Go-Go Facebook page: Einstein-A-Go-Go Twitter:...


Gender Equity in Science, Fixing Broken Jaws, and Concussion

Dr Shane and co-hosts Dr Linden, Dr Ray and Dr Stacey talk about dead robot spiders; alternative, science-y, ways to use fibre cables; and a new study shining a light on gender and race bias in some areas of medicine. Then, Dr Olga Panagiotopoulou from the Department of Anatomy and Developmental Biology at Monash Uni shares her research into finding better ways to fix broken, sensible bones, like a jaw. She explains to the team how she uses in vivo experiments and computer simulations to...


Pollination by Krill, Gravitational Waves and Cleaner Air

Under the constant gaze of a CO2 sensor, Dr Shane and Dr Ray discuss underwater algal pollination and the fact that peat moss may be just what we need to turn asteroid dirt into a viable garden for future explorers. Staying in space, Associate Professor Duncan Galloway from the Monash University School of Physics and Astronomy, unpacks fifteen years of new knowledge on gravitational waves; while back on earth, Robyn Schofield, Associate Professor In Atmospheric Chemistry Geography, Earth and...


Communicating Weather, Benefits of Beavers, The State of the Environment Report

Jonathan How, Senior Meteorologist at the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) runs through a typical day as a meteorologist and how the BOM has changed how they communicate weather to the public; Dr Laura brings us news of innovations in the humble toothbrush - a hands-free toothbrush which uses shapeshifting microrobots; we talk about the benefits of beavers and how they are critical to the environment with Dr. Euan; and Dr. Shane gets excited about the upcoming Roman Space Telescope. Dr. Euan and...


Meteorites, Quantum Chemistry, James Webb Telescope

Dr Shane and co-hosts Dr Lauren, Dr. Linden & Chris KP chat about tardigrade proteins, glacial ice, dog training, and the James Webb telescope; Rachel Kirby, PhD student at the Research School of Earth Sciences at ANU, talks about knitting and meteorites; and Professor Ekaterina Pas from the School of Chemistry at Monash University, talks about quantum chemistry. 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...


Bees, Glorious Bees, and Physics

Dr Shane is joined by co-hosts Dr Ray, Dr Linden & Dr Stacy. In science news, they discuss an infectious disease threatening our native honey bees, stress induced sleep research in mice, volcanic associate atmospheric wave patterns, and nano particles. Dr Olivia Davies of Flinders University joins the team to discuss the social evolution of bees in Australia; and Professor Nicole Bell and Dr Susie discuss the upcoming series of July lectures at the University of Melbourne, in physics,...


Jumping Rivers, Corticosteroids and Apple Picking Robots

Eye and vision health Professor Justine Smith from Flinders University discusses the persistence of Ebola in the eye; Dr Chao Chen from Monash University talks about The Monash University Faculty of Engineering launching their new world-class robotics research facility to train the next generation of engineers and global innovators and drive the emerging Artificial Intelligence (AI) economy, and how MARS will counteract the labour shortage on Australian farms; Iolanda Miceli, PhD candidate...


Another 20 PhDs in 20 Minutes Extravaganza!

Presenter Dr Shane interviews 20 PhD students in 20 minutes. Listen to the breadth and depth of what this bunch of PhD candidates are covering, including MS genetics, molecular machines, chytrid fungus, and heaps more! Program page: Einstein-A-Go-Go Facebook page: Einstein-A-Go-Go Twitter: Einstein-A-Go-Go


Volcano Formation, A Long-Lost Tortoise, Aus Mammal of the Year

Dr. Hashini Senaratne, Lead researcher PhD candidate, Monash University, explains developing accessible electronic toolkits to help encourage STEM knowledge, logical thinking and creativity for people living with intellectual disabilities; Dr. Laura Miller from the School of Earth, Atmosphere and Environment at Monash University, talks about the birth of volcanoes and how scientists can figure out what's happening beneath the surface of the Earth; Dr. Euan introduces the wandering salamander...


Microfluid Devices, Sweet-Toothed Cockroaches, and Frog Disease

Having defeated the flu, Dr Shane is back with Dr Ray, Dr Stacey, Dr Jen and Dr Graci to learn that cockroaches are evolving to be less interested in sugar; mice are able to have their dopamine levels read through an implantable device; and dogs can detect covid with remarkable accuracy. Dr Jaclyn Pearson from the Hudson Institute of Medical Research joins the show to talk about the evolution of antimicrobial resistant bacteria; and Mikaeylah Davidson, PhD candidate with Melbourne Uni’s...


Tasmanian Tiger De-Extinction, Louise and Mae Update, Octopuses And Reproduction

Mother and daughter Louise and Mae Driscoll update listeners on their lived experience of primary immune deficiency. Professor Andrew Pask, Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology School of BioSciences, University of Melbourne, discusses a $5 million gift that brings de-extinction of the Tasmanian tiger one step closer. And in weekly science news, the team discusses octopuses suicidal reproduction behavoir, beak assisted three-limbed walking parrot, and the Hubble space telescope...


Feral Horses in the Alpine Region and Revegetating Arid Regions

Dr. Shane is joined by co-presenters Chris KP and Dr Sarah Best to discuss growing plants in lunar soil, sunscreen and coral, and blackholes. Guest Professor Dick Williams from Charles Darwin University explains the the hazards of feral horses in the Australian Alpine region; and Tony Rinaudo AM talks about revegetating arid areas, and his biography, The Forest Underground: Hope for a Planet in Crisis. Then, Chris KP explores fly repellant, and Dr. Sarah talks about metabolism therapy for...


Science and Arts Collaborating, Approaches To Embalming, and Threatened Species

Presenters Dr Shane, Dr Euan and Dr Grace discuss the latest science news, including embalming, burials, and how techniques and approaches to do this have changed over time, as well as current threats to the state of the environment, including threatened and now extinct species, and what we can do to protect further species and environmental extinction. And Dr Ionat Zurr, artist, curator and academic from the University of Western Australia talks about partnerships between the Arts and...


Outer Space Hibernation, Steel & Ceramics on the Moon, and Indigenous Astronomy

Dr Shane is joined by co-hosts Dr Ray, Dr Linden & Dr Stacy. In science news, they discuss measured productivity of video conferencing compared to in-person meetings, theoretical outer space hibernation, behavioral tendencies of different dog breeds, and what music does to the brain. Geoff Brooks, Swinburne University Professor of Engineering, joins the team to discuss ceramic and steel production plans and techniques on the moon; and Triple R presenter Krystal De Napoli joins the team to...


Brainwave Beers, AI Impressions and Immunology

In science news, we explore how a Locked In Syndrome patient (ALS) communicating via brainwave, requested beer! And in celebration of the upcoming Day of Immunology, we have two immunity physician guests. First guest is Associate Professor Jason Trubiano, Head of Infectious Diseases, Austin Health, currently the Director of the Antimicrobial Stewardship and Drug and Antibiotic Allergy Services - the first and only Centre of its kind in Australia. Jason explains how understanding whether...


Covid Policy, Parkinson's Disease, and a Comet We Can Chill About

Professor Nancy Baxter, Head of Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, Melbourne University, provides a covid global health update, and explores covid policy; Dr Leah Beauchamp from the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health explains how Parkinson's disease begins twenty years before tremors even start in the body, and how a neurologist determines if you have Parkinson's disease if you showcase three hallmark symptoms. And the team explore human evolution; sealed core...


Climate Mitigation Report, Leeches DNA, Autism Research Centre, Earth Observation

Dr Jasmine Muir, Earth Observation Technical Lead at FrontierSI, discusses satellite earth observation, why it's so important, and how it's useful to Australia. Professor Cheryl Dissanayake, Director and Chair, Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre, La Trobe University, discusses the generous $45 million donation to La Trobe’s autism research by Olga Tennison. And in weekly science news, the team discusses the latest IPPC report; researchers using DNA from leeches' last blood meals to learn...


Environmental influence on genomics and health impacts of alcohol

Sarah Cohen-Woods, a Professor of Psychology at Flinders University, talks about the interaction of our genetics with the environment and explores the question of why some people who have a genetic disposition for certain illnesses might and might not develop these illnesses. Dr Cohen-Woods is particularly interested in how stress influences our genes. Her research shows that while our genetic risk factors can be influenced by environmental factors (and vice versa), we can do a lot to...


Diagnostic Errors and Modifying Space for Autistic Learners

Professor Tim Senden from the Australian National University discusses the bridges between physics and chemistry in the microscopic world; Dr Mary Dahm, Senior Research Fellow, Institute for Communication in Health Care. also from ANU, presents her work looking at the links between communication and diagnostic errors among doctors; and Dr Katy Unwin from La Trobe University unpacks the Sensory Observation Autism Rating scale (SOAR) and how it could revolutionise learning for students with...


Antarctic Climate Science, Vaccine Delivery and Quantum Biology

Dr Felicity McCormack has 'the best job in the world' and we agree it sounds pretty cool! Hear what glaciologists do to predict how climate change impacts Antarctic ice melt and future sea level rise. 'Soon to be Dr' Krystall Randall continues the Antarctic theme, but this time by seeing how by monitoring moss beds we can predict their immediate climate. Dr. Lauren chats alternate vaccine delivery, and Chris KP introduces us to vole behaviour and their affinity for gardening before switching...