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Volcano Formation, A Long-Lost Tortoise, Aus Mammal of the Year

Dr. Hashini Senaratne, Lead researcher PhD candidate, Monash University, explains developing accessible electronic toolkits to help encourage STEM knowledge, logical thinking and creativity for people living with intellectual disabilities; Dr. Laura Miller from…


Microfluid Devices, Sweet-Toothed Cockroaches, and Frog Disease

Having defeated the flu, Dr Shane is back with Dr Ray, Dr Stacey, Dr Jen and Dr Graci to learn that cockroaches are evolving to be less interested in sugar; mice are able…


Tasmanian Tiger De-Extinction, Louise and Mae Update, Octopuses And Reproduction

Mother and daughter Louise and Mae Driscoll update listeners on their lived experience of primary immune deficiency. Professor Andrew Pask, Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology School of BioSciences, University of Melbourne, discusses a…


Feral Horses in the Alpine Region and Revegetating Arid Regions

Dr. Shane is joined by co-presenters Chris KP and Dr Sarah Best to discuss growing plants in lunar soil, sunscreen and coral, and blackholes. Guest Professor Dick Williams from Charles Darwin University explains…


Science and Arts Collaborating, Approaches To Embalming, and Threatened Species

Presenters Dr Shane, Dr Euan and Dr Grace discuss the latest science news, including embalming, burials, and how techniques and approaches to do this have changed over time, as well as current threats…


Outer Space Hibernation, Steel & Ceramics on the Moon, and Indigenous Astronomy

Dr Shane is joined by co-hosts Dr Ray, Dr Linden & Dr Stacy. In science news, they discuss measured productivity of video conferencing compared to in-person meetings, theoretical outer space hibernation, behavioral tendencies…


Brainwave Beers, AI Impressions and Immunology

In science news, we explore how a Locked In Syndrome patient (ALS) communicating via brainwave, requested beer! And in celebration of the upcoming Day of Immunology, we have two immunity physician guests. First…


Covid Policy, Parkinson's Disease, and a Comet We Can Chill About

Professor Nancy Baxter, Head of Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, Melbourne University, provides a covid global health update, and explores covid policy; Dr Leah Beauchamp from the Florey Institute of…


Climate Mitigation Report, Leeches DNA, Autism Research Centre, Earth Observation

Dr Jasmine Muir, Earth Observation Technical Lead at FrontierSI, discusses satellite earth observation, why it's so important, and how it's useful to Australia. Professor Cheryl Dissanayake, Director and Chair, Olga Tennison Autism Research…


Environmental influence on genomics and health impacts of alcohol

Sarah Cohen-Woods, a Professor of Psychology at Flinders University, talks about the interaction of our genetics with the environment and explores the question of why some people who have a genetic disposition for…

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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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