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Our Changing World

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A mix of in depth interviews, packages and sound rich features, Our Changing World covers topics across all scientific disciplines, natural history and environmental issues, and developments in health as well as exploring the human side of science and the personalities behind it.

A mix of in depth interviews, packages and sound rich features, Our Changing World covers topics across all scientific disciplines, natural history and environmental issues, and developments in health as well as exploring the human side of science and the personalities behind it.
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Location:

Wellington, New Zealand

Description:

A mix of in depth interviews, packages and sound rich features, Our Changing World covers topics across all scientific disciplines, natural history and environmental issues, and developments in health as well as exploring the human side of science and the personalities behind it.

Twitter:

@RNZ_Science

Language:

English

Contact:

(04) 4741910


Episodes

Beyond face value: re-shaping our thinking about diversity

2/22/2018
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As ethinic and cultural diversity increases in New Zealand, psychologists discuss their work and the challenges posed by this increasing diversity.

Duration:00:27:33

Science to solve kiwifruit crisis a winner

2/15/2018
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A 100-strong team of researchers from Plant and Food Research have won the 2017 Prime Minister's Science Prize for using science to solve the kiwifruit PSA crisis.

Duration:00:13:33

Award for novel science to treat tooth decay

2/15/2018
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Carla Meledandri has won the 2017 Prime Minister's MacDiarmid Emerging Scientist Prize for innovative work using silver nanoparticles to treat tooth decay.

Duration:00:09:08

Science film-maker a winner

2/15/2018
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Film-maker Damian Christie has won the 2017 Prime Minister's Science Communication Prize to help tell science stories on film.

Duration:00:09:27

Our Changing World for 15 February 2018

2/15/2018
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The 2017 Prime Minister's Science Prizes have been awarded to Plant and Food Research for their work on kiwifruit Psa, a chemist using silver nanoparticles to stop tooth decay, and a science film-maker.

Duration:00:29:59

Safe houses for Kaikoura's baby paua

2/8/2018
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NIWA is testing small 'safe houses' for baby paua, with the idea of boosting the population on the earthquake-damaged Kaikōura coast.

Duration:00:14:55

Using light to reveal hidden molecular information

2/8/2018
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Michél Nieuwoudt uses light to uncover hidden information in different kinds of material, from milk to works of art.

Duration:00:12:13

Our Changing World for 8 February 2018

2/8/2018
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Designing and testing concrete 'safe houses' for baby paua, and using light to detect art forgeries and the properties of milk.

Duration:00:25:53

Chemical camouflage - putting predators off the scent

2/1/2018
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Could chemical camouflage save rare birds by putting predators off the scent? Ecologists are testing the idea in the Mackenzie Basin.

Duration:00:30:52

Clever canines

1/25/2018
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How do dogs think? Do they experience emotions such as jealousy? The Clever Canine Lab at the University of Auckland is investigating.

Duration:00:15:08

Te Waikoropupu Springs - what's their value?

1/16/2018
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Science communication student Lucy Coyle, from the University of Otago, finds out about the freshwater and cultural values of Pupu Springs in Golden Bay, New Zealand's largest springs boasting the clearest water in the world.

Duration:00:12:20

The rabbit problem

1/9/2018
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Science communication student Berenice Mathieu, from the University of Otago, finds out about moves to introduce a more virulent strain of RHD or rabbit calicivirus into New Zealand to control burgeoning numbers.

Duration:00:15:02

The rabbit problem

1/8/2018
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Science communication student Berenice Mathieu, from the University of Otago, finds out about moves to introduce a more virulent strain of RHD or rabbit calicivirus into New Zealand to control burgeoning numbers.

Duration:00:15:02

Seals- friend or foe?

1/2/2018
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Science communication student Lana Young, from the University of Otago, talks to fishers and a marine mammal scientist about the rising number of seals and sea lions.

Duration:00:13:27

What's happening with our freshwater?

12/29/2017
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Science communcation student Tegan Good goes on a road trip to find out what's happening with the declining quality of frshwater and what we can do to improve it.

Duration:00:13:05

What's happening with our freshwater?

12/26/2017
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Science communication student Tegan Good, from the University of Otago, takes a look a freshwater issues in New Zealand.

Duration:00:13:05

What do we do? Agriculture in the age of synthetic food

12/21/2017
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If technologies like meat grown from stem cells and milk grown in vats take off, how will the New Zealand agricultural sector respond?

Duration:00:43:46

The sobering science of drinking and driving

12/14/2017
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Waikato University research shows that drinking socially makes it harder to tell when you're too drunk to drive - and even a low blood alcohol level makes our driving unsafe.

Duration:00:18:00

Scientific curiosity and Koraunui School

12/14/2017
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Scientific curiosity was the order of the day when Koraunui School, in the Hutt Valley, hosted its recent Bioblitz.

Duration:00:12:02

Tawaki - the mysterious forest penguin

12/7/2017
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Scientists are discovering that tawaki, or Fiordland crested penguins, living in MIlford Sound are thriving - and breaking all the penguin rules.

Duration:00:26:19

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