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Beyond the Lab is more than a program just for science nerds. Each month David Murray uses the complete suite of creative radio making tools to tell amazing stories about real people and the sometimes surprising way that science affects us all.

Beyond the Lab is more than a program just for science nerds. Each month David Murray uses the complete suite of creative radio making tools to tell amazing stories about real people and the sometimes surprising way that science affects us all.
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Sydney, NSW

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Beyond the Lab is more than a program just for science nerds. Each month David Murray uses the complete suite of creative radio making tools to tell amazing stories about real people and the sometimes surprising way that science affects us all.

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English


Episodes

A Cure for Aging?

11/16/2017
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Thanks to medical science we experience more life but also more old age than ever before. But, what if you could slow it all down? What if there was a cure for aging?

Duration: 00:29:59


You, yourself, and your brain

10/22/2017
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Sometimes the world can feel out of control so it's nice to think that the one thing we do have control of is what goes on inside our own heads. But, what if this wasn't as true as we'd like to believe?

Duration: 00:33:50


The Psychedelic Renaissance

9/21/2017
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Before LSD, magic mushrooms and MDMA were street drugs they were seen as one of the most exciting things in psychiatry.

Duration: 00:27:24


The problem for willpower

7/3/2017
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Our understanding of the world is always evolving, but what happens when something we we were almost certain is real starts to be questioned?

Duration: 00:30:00


The Biology of Growing Up Poor

6/4/2017
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We are starting to find that not only does poverty and disadvantage imprint itself on the fundamental blueprints of our biology, it's effects can echo down the generations.

Duration: 00:29:45


Birds and Borders

5/7/2017
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It's easy to forget that the way we see the world isn't always the same as how the creatures we share it with see it.

Duration: 00:29:59


What happens when an idea becomes a disease?

4/6/2017
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We generally get the idea that mood and personality can be infectious. Sometimes though an idea can be so powerful, it is not only able to affect you psychologically, but make you physically sick as well.

Duration: 00:29:59


Life in the sky

3/9/2017
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There was a time when it was a given that humanity was alone in the universe, But, after decades in the search for life outside of earth, are we any closer to finding it?

Duration: 00:29:27


It's All A Conspiracy

12/15/2016
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Reptiles in charge of the government, airplanes spraying us with mind controlling chemicals, and something not quite right about those images of the moon landing. Most of us think we would never fall for a conspiracy theory, but maybe there's a little guy wearing a tinfoil hat in all of us.

Duration: 00:30:12


Making Life

11/17/2016
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From IVF to so called three parent babies; new reproductive technologies open up the possibility of children to couples who may have thought it impossible. But, the road from research to reality can be rocky.

Duration: 00:31:43


The Sound of the Universe

10/20/2016
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It's easy to think of space as cold, static and silent. But, the universe is 'noisier' than you may first think; you just need to know how to tune into it its song.

Duration: 00:32:45


What We Can All Learn From Twins

9/22/2016
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It can hard to go more than a couple of days without reading a headline proclaiming that science has found a new gene behind for some trait or another. But, is who we are only written in our DNA?

Duration: 00:29:00


Could You Love A Robot?

8/25/2016
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Our relationship with intelligent technology is becoming more and more intimate. Thanks to machine learning our AI enabled devices could soon be making their way from the bedside table and into the bed. But are we ready for a world of robot love?

Duration: 00:26:40


Special: The Citius Limits

6/4/2016
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The constant felling of Word Records is something athletes and armchair athletes alike come to expect from our elite performers. In this classic Beyond the Lab we return to the track to ask; is this relentless march forward sustainable?

Duration: 00:25:44


Special: This Hand Is Not Mine

5/7/2016
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We have all got things about body we would like to change. But, how do you treat someone who wants to remove a body part altogether? In this Beyond the Lab special we revist the story of Jason and his complicated realtionship with his right hand.

Duration: 00:25:00


The Sound of Horror

4/9/2016
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A good horror film uses more than just blood, gore and violence to scare us. The sound of horror can be just as terrifying as anything a filmmaker can show us but, why does it affect us at all?

Duration: 00:28:25


The Science of Horror

3/12/2016
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From the Cabinet of Dr Cagliari to the latest found footage fright fest, a good horror film can make us feel as if the terrors on screen were actually happening to us. So, why do we watch them and what do they say about us?

Duration: 00:26:24


The Killer Is The Cure

2/12/2016
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Venoms have evolved to kill, maim or just generally cause pain and discomfort. But, these deadly chemical cocktails could also be a wellspring of new lifesaving medications.

Duration: 00:26:30


Searching for the Grail Bird

1/14/2016
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It's arguably Australia's most sought after creature: an almost mythical beast responsible for driving those who seek it to the edge of fatigue and despair. Many thought it was a hopeless quest for an animal that no longer existed. That is, of course, until someone found one.

Duration: 00:26:07


Surviving The Plague

12/20/2015
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In 2012 Paul Gaylord was bitten by his pet cat. He had know idea that the small puncture would soon see him in intensive care fighting off a microscopic killer from the past.

Duration: 00:26:25

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