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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

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


Pitching to Trump

7/21/2017
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New evidence of first Australians 65,000 years ago Lawrence Krauss pitches big science to the president Promising results from new Taiwanese energy technologies Leaf-cutter ants – the ultimate egalitarian workforce Ancestor’s Trail traces the evolution of life on Earth Iranian mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani dies from breast cancer The appeal of maths

Duration: 00:53:58


Can birds sing music – or are they just noisy robots?

7/14/2017
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Juno sweeps low over Jupiter’s mega storm The story of the universe and our place in it Music in human evolution and modern-day society Understanding birdsong

Duration: 00:53:11


Fly me to Mars!

7/7/2017
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Fly me to Mars!

Duration: 00:53:51


Can a scientist be a sentinel?

6/30/2017
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John Church – we’re approaching the climate threshold and need to act now The scientist as sentinel

Duration: 00:53:51


Has ‘denying’ won?

6/23/2017
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Has ‘denying’ won?

Duration: 00:53:32


Celebrating Anne Deveson

6/16/2017
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Celebrating Anne Deveson.

Duration: 00:53:51


Germs at war

6/9/2017
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How a mother’s health affects the foetus Ominous signs for Larson C ice shelf DNA mutations used to track down source of melanomas Cartoon introduces students to bacterial invaders Looking for combinations of antibiotics for that knockout punch Biometrics the key for improved online authentication Shrinking the synchrotron Wollongong academic wins Alan Alda science coms prize

Duration: 00:53:51


The eclipse that helped launch American science

6/2/2017
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Ultrasound used to jump-start brain of a coma patient Urgent action to save the Southern Black-throated Finch Pollination secrets of Western Australian plants Exposing the full effects of cuts to science and medical research Racing for the total solar eclipse of 1878 Analysing wastewater reveals population health Shifting electricity use to when demand and prices are low Dear Science puts a science twist on agony aunt questions

Duration: 00:53:51


Whales killed by red tide

5/26/2017
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E-records boost outcomes for companion animals Controlling elephants in Sri Lanka Message to a developing embryo New bird guide covers Australia’s more than 900 species Tracking the Latham’s snipe Understanding protein structure may lead to treatment for amyloid diseases Whales possible first megafauna victims of warming Taking the geek out of artificial intelligence The next direction for computing

Duration: 00:53:51


BHP Science Award winners: Average age 15!

5/19/2017
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Early life on land dated at 3.5bn-year-old in Pilbara hot spring Turbo charging crops to feed the billions Honey offers beneficial boost to our biome Big ideas from BHP Science and Engineering Awards finalists Australian tax law splits science and humanities Possible new treatment for phobias, from under the radar

Duration: 00:54:13


More concerns about CSIRO

5/12/2017
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Budget almost silent on science and climate John Church: Grim assessment of climate and CSIRO leadership How the science tribe can wield more power The formation of cyclones Chronic fatigue traced to mitochondria Viruses: ubiquitous, not always pathogenic and often beneficial

Duration: 00:53:51


Waste - the resource, the barriers, and the possibilities

5/5/2017
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Waste - the resource, the barriers, and the possibilities.

Duration: 00:53:51

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