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The Science Show

ABC (Australia)

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

Anti-depressant drugs affecting fish

12/8/2017
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A new model for the electricity network Student essay winner calls for action to save the Great Barrier Reef Anti-depressant drugs affect fish behaviour Drones used for surveying Antarctic moss Southern Tasmanian waters show rich diversity of molluscs We’ve been texting for 25 years Special Assistance schools threatened with closure

Duration: 00:53:17


You need a Crook energy system!

12/1/2017
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Community owned energy retailer takes on big three Student essay winner explores potential solution to persistent plastic Australian Science Olympians bring home the silver The ubiquity of chemicals Measuring biodiversity, monitoring ecology Even more Dagg

Duration: 00:53:51


Where did whales come from?

11/24/2017
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Student essay winner reveals Australia’s dirty little secret – 60% of fresh produce is dumped Gathering clues on the evolution of whales The secret life of whales More Dagg

Duration: 00:53:52


Remembering Laika: The first creature in space

11/17/2017
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Cane toads to get the Crispr treatment Remembering Laika Adaptive optics removes the twinkle from stars The world according to Dagg Stopping the qubit chatter Challenging our thought processes, biases and assumptions Pt The Periodic Table – A visual guide to the elements Challenges for science writers

Duration: 00:53:52


A new Centre of Excellence and slender rats

11/10/2017
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New Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery Vale Neville Fletcher The role of music in human evolution and society today - part 2 New experience for visitors at Melbourne Museum Rats in Australia 6 million years before humans Controlling Indonesian peatland fires Revising the Nacapherini moths of southern Australia

Duration: 00:53:51


Brain cancer, printing brains and flying beyond Pluto

11/3/2017
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First lab model for testing brain tumour therapies 3D printed body tissues becoming a reality At home monitoring changes health care focus from curative to preventative Pluto mission chief still can’t believe they really did it Gravitational waves - the alerts, the secrecy, the teamwork, the science

Duration: 00:53:51


Prize-winning teachers, pioneering stargazers and typewriters!

10/27/2017
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More Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science 2017 How the typewriter changed the economy and society Human group intelligence applied to AI John Bolton – father of radio astronomy Warming waters threaten kelp

Duration: 00:53:59


Prime Minister's prizes for science, more waves from space and a new plan for universities and jobs

10/20/2017
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The Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science 2017 Latest gravitational waves ‘almost too good to be true’ University of Tasmania offers shorter, cheaper courses focussed on jobs How birds map and navigate as they fly around the planet Vision of bees applied to drone navigation

Duration: 00:54:13


DNA robots and heat stress

10/13/2017
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Uni of Tasmania's big plans for STEM accessibility DNA robots collect and sort molecules Exploding dots mathematics is visual, playful and powerful – Margaret Wertheim Effects of heat stress on workers and productivity Plastic an increasing problem along coast of Arnhem Land Aquatic worms hitch rides on the hulls of ships The role of music in human evolution and society today

Duration: 00:53:51


Nobels, maths and science in India

10/6/2017
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Nobel Prizes 2017 Investigating the cellular basis of circadian rhythms Genetic and environmental links to ovarian cancer Indian science celebrated at London’s Science Museum James Tanton shares the joy of mathematics Technology helps preserve threatened languages Building trust for positive biosecurity outcomes

Duration: 00:53:51


Iconic creatures worth a buck?

9/29/2017
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Micropayments could amount to large sums for conservation Biggest fish in the sea still shrouded in mystery Dramatic loss of Arctic summer sea ice Corn starch possible alternative to plastic bags Less invasive method to detect cancer Making a difference with engineering Printed solar panels could produce solar power on every roof Magic crystals enhance biogas production New family tree proposed for dinosaurs

Duration: 00:53:40


Riots, rape and feral monsters

9/22/2017
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Understanding UK riots Self-examination swab allows DNA collection after rape Want to share your genome? Keeping the wheels on in orchestra rehearsal British Science Association reaches out to girls and women New approach to avoid pre-term births On the trail of those on the trail of Bigfoot

Duration: 00:53:51


Oxford: A PhD student builds new retinas and Richard Dawkins on writing post-stroke

9/15/2017
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Hydrogel retina first step in relief from macular degeneration. New battery technology reduces recharge time. The Arctic - big changes, super-fast. Homeward Bound aims to boost women in science. Richard Dawkins back writing following stroke. Science not under siege.

Duration: 00:53:52


Staying Connected – A Privacy Crisis

9/8/2017
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Staying Connected - A Privacy Crisis.

Duration: 00:53:52


The path to zero carbon energy

9/1/2017
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The path to zero carbon energy.

Duration: 00:53:52


42!

8/25/2017
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Harry Diculus does it with feeling *!*!*!*!* 42 *!*!*!*!* Ode to the typewriter Career advice for early and mid-career scientists Real-life tale mirrors le Carré novel

Duration: 00:53:51


Celebrating chaos

8/18/2017
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The lady with the lamp or the lady with the logarithm? The answer to the great question of life and everything Fun with primes, so why the resistance? Mathematics improves weather forecasting Predicting the speed at which epidemics spread Alex the Astronaut – combining music, science and sport Finding Fibonacci Catastrophes open opportunities for changed biodiversity

Duration: 00:53:57


Poisoned bore water and Kepler

8/11/2017
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Call for action to clean up drinking water in remote communities Kepler helps determine composition of the universe False memory a dilemma for courts Increase in labiaplasty surgery Ribosomes in bacteria target for new antibiotics The secret language of bees

Duration: 00:54:12


Mac's first lecture - and a murder threat!

8/4/2017
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Vale Phillip Playford Unearthing the geological history of central Australia Changing cities for the future Reflections by Zappa and Clarke Science Friction returns 12th August Peter Mason - physics, radio broadcasts and a contentious family history

Duration: 00:53:51


Did Shakespeare foresee the second law of thermodynamics?

7/28/2017
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Nobel Prize for molecular motor boosts for new field of dynamic chemistry Academic curiosity leads to promising cancer treatment Improving services for young people after cancer treatment New Antarctic heat maps to improve predictions of sea level rise Was Shakespeare also a scientist? BHP finalist Mary-Anne Poyitt awarded in US competition Ideas competition for young students

Duration: 00:53:52

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