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Poo Transplants, Nutrition in Space, and Artemis I Rocket

Dr Felice Jacka OAM, Professor of Nutritional Psychiatry, and Director of the Food & Mood Centre at Deakin University, and founder and president of the International Society for Nutritional Psychiatry Research, explains the…


Norfolk Island Archaeology, Strokes and Science Reproducibility.

Presenter Dr Shane is joined by co-hosts Euan, Graci and Chris KP. In science news they explore octopodes throwing things; treatments for nightmares; and trees causing extinction events. Then, Nicola Jorgensen, archeology Masters…


New COVID Variants, Photographic Tiger Sharks, King Tut's Tomb, Antibiotics & Bacteriophages

The team provides an update on the latest COVID variants, and explore the latest science news such as camera wielding tiger sharks, microscopy, King Tut's tomb, and Gracey provides insight into a range…


Anxiety and Optimism, Undiscovered Viruses, Great Guts

Writer Anna Spargo Ryan talks about her new book  'A Kind of Magic: A memoir about Anxiety, Our Minds, and Optimism in Spite of it All'; Emma Harding from the School of Biotechnology…


Stuttering, Oceanic Plates, BoM Kerfuffle

Professor Meghan S. Miller, Research School of Earth Sciences, The Australian National University, talks about her research into critical tectonic plate boundaries, in particular, subduction zones where oceanic plates are descending into the…


Teaching Evaluations, Brain Cancer Treatment, and the Hidden Dangers of Floodwaters

Dr Megan Lee from Bond University chats about student evaluations of teachers and how these contribute to increased stress in academics. When feedback isn't constructive it can be harmful - and asking both…


All Things De-Extinction and Cryopreservation

We’re wiping out species at a rate not seen in 66 million years, so the Museums Victoria Research Institute have decided to do something about it! Dr Kevin Rowe, Senior Curator of Mammals…


Dr. Sandro Demaio on Vaping

Dr. Shane and team speak with Dr Sandro Demaio, CEO of VicHealth and a globally-renowned public health expert, with a passion for food, health and wellbeing, about the harms of vaping, particularly on…


Volcanologist Empowering Students, Topological Data Analysis, Brain Cancer Centre Fundraiser

Dr Janine Krippner, Volcanologist, Honorary Associate Researcher, University of Waikato, New Zealand, talks about empowering students in scientific thinking at her primary school by donating an annual award; Dr Agnese Barbensi, applied mathematician…


AI, Vision Health and Processed Food

Dr Shane is joined by co-hosts Dr Jen and Science Communication students Hunter, Ali and Tess. In science news, earliest fossilised fish heart, cockatoos vs humans over bins, gym junkies and Parkinson's disease…

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Listen to Dr Shane's 'Chat with a Nobel Laureate' at a University of Melbourne-Comprehensive Cancer PhD Program event.

Dr Shane chats with Psychologist Emma-Rose Parsons from Spectrum House about teacher and school staff mental health as we approach the start of the school year and a return to face-to-face learning.

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