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Extremophile organisms, exceptional enzymes and the economics of biodiversity

The team explore the messy beauty of AI designed microchips, extremophile organisms that may hold clues to DNA repair, and new enzymes that could break down plastics even in everyday conditions. And special…

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Saliva Testing, Galaxies and Nutrition

Drs Shane, Linden, Laura, and Ray discuss science news, including diamonds indicating seismic activity, news on clownfish stripes, and labrador pups understanding humans. Guests include Dr. Georgia Parkin talking about therapeutic lithium applications…

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Albert Einstein, Ear Nose and Throat research & Vaccines

Associate Professor Adrian Dyer from RMIT discusses new findings regarding the research of Albert Einstein; Head and neck surgeon Dr Eric Levi shares scientific developments regarding the ear, nose and throat; and Associate…

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Kids with Cancer special

Dr Shane talks with Lochie Howcraft, a cancer survivor, and his mother Cassandra about his yearlong experience and treatment in the Royal Children’s Hospital. Joining them in the studio is Cindy Bakos, mother…

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Professor Sharon Lewin from the Doherty Institute

Leading infectious diseases expert Professor Sharon Lewin, Director of the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity, talks about challenges with treating COVID, and challenges treating HIV.  And in weekly science news, the…

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Rock Art and new Sleep Research

Sven Ouzman, University of Western Australia, talks about the rock art sites in the East Kimberley region; Sophia Garlick Bock, ReachOut Australia, discusses her latest survey exploring the experiences of young people during…

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Glacier Shrinkage, Brain Function, and Radioactive Disasters

Dr Valentina Lorenzetti and Adam Clemente from the Healthy Brain and Mind Research Centre at the Australian Catholic University talk substance use, brain function and mental rewards. While at the other end of…

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Einstein A Go Go - 25th Apr 2021 - Primary Immunodeficiency and Dinosaurs.

In the studio this week are Drs Ailie, Stacey, Anu and Shane who discuss what's been in the news:

NASA Ingenuity inaugural two (and planned) flights on Mars, and SpaceX Crew-2, prediction and…

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Gravitational waves, Endometriosis & Human/animal chimeras.

Dr Shane, & Dr Lauren discuss Human/animal chimeras and the latest on space exploration. PHD students Debatri Chattopadhyay and Isabelle Romero-Shaw join the team to discuss their work on gravitational waves, as well…

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Self-warming birds, the language of bees and researching evidence-based mindfulness

Dr Shane and the team talk with Associate Professor David Tingay from MCRI, about a study that used cutting-edge technology, electrical impedance tomography (EIT), to take highly detailed images deep inside newborns’ lungs…

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COVID Symptom Recovery and Global Change Biology

The team speak to Conor McCafferty, Haematology Research, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute about his PhD which focuses on COVID-19 with specific attention to blood-clotting and inflammatory side-effects, and post-recovery symptoms in adults and…

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Used face masks, Brains under threat and World memory championships

Dr Mohammad Saberian, RMIT University, tells us about the serious environmental impact from face masks and the proposal to use pandemic waste for road building purposes; Hannah Savage, University of Melbourne, discusses her…

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20 PhDs in 20 minutes: 2021

Get ready as Dr Shane blasts through the most exciting and diverse PhDs across the nation, challenging the students tackling them to explain in less time than it takes to get a COVID…

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Einstein A Go Go - 14th Mar 2021 - Bees, Vaccines and Galaxies

In the studio this week is ChrisKP and Drs Jen, Euan (online) and Shane who discuss what's been in the news:

sea slugs cut their head off (autotomy), genetics and eye colour and…

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Gratification Delay, Micro-dosing, Existentialism.

Dr Shane, Dr Linden, Dr Laura & Stacey discuss cancer resistance seen in large mammals, gratification delay, and micro-dosing research. Dr. Gemma Gransbury from the University of Melbourne shares her findings on single…

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Mars Missions, Sustainable Mussels and Rare Diseases

Stacey, Ailie, Anu and Dr Shane discuss the link between Alzheimer’s and gut microbiome. Mars missions and the history of weather forecasting. Dr Tas van Ommen talks to the team about Antarctica’s ice…

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Emperor Penguins, Biosensors, and Mars Rover

Barbara Wienecke from the Australian Antarctic Division shares her insights into the lives and behaviours of emperor penguins; Dr. Simon Corrie, Senior Lecturer in the Chemical Engineering Department at ARC Centre for Bio-Nano…

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Women in space, Antarctica and Whale songs

Julie McInnes, Australian Antarctic Division, tells us about her experiences of living and working on Macquarie Island; Amy Shira Teitel, a co-host for the Discovery Channel's online DNews channel discusses her new book…

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Lifestyle diseases, Antarctic conservation, and cats and dogs

The team discuss mechanisms associated with exercise, obesity, type 2 diabetes and cancer, with Professor Mark A Febbraio from Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Eden Febbraio, who is contemplating a career of…

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Einstein A Go Go - 31st Jan 2021 - Sepsis and Vitamin C, Physiotherapy and Vaccines.

On the show this week are Stacey, Ailie, Anu and Shane who discuss what's been in the news:

Hayabusa 2 and it's asteroid samples, how cubic wombat scat is formed, and how knots…

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Muscles, Moon rocks & Vaccines

Dr Shane & Dr Krystal chat to newest 'Einstein' team member, Graci Finco from Texas, about everything you need to know about muscles; followed by a chat with UNSW Associate Professor Holly Seale…

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Highlights in Science for 2020

An all-star cast join Dr Shane to present the highlights in science for the year, in the final Einstein A Go Go broadcast for 2020.

Including Dr Jen, Dr Linden, Dr Laura, Dr…

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Visual Snow Syndrome and Preserving Native Fish Species

The team discuss bees collecting poo, the weight of human existence, and an update on Tasmanian devil cancer. They speak with Associate Professor Joanne Fielding from Monash, about the rare eye disorder Visual…

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Rodent Menstruation, Space Technology, and Preterm Babies.

Jarrod McKenna from the School of Clinical Science at Monash University discusses his PHD research into biology of the world’s only known menstruating rodent; Dr Atul Malhotra from the Early Neurodevelopment Clinic at…

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An hour with Professor Tim Flannery

In this special edition of Einstein A Go Go, Professor Tim Flannery joins Dr Shane for an hour-long open conversation about climate change and global issues. Professor Flannery has recently released his new…

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20 PhDs!

Dr Shane speaks with 20 PhD candidates from Australia and overseas, discussing their research fields. Topics range from using the decoy effect with bees, plants finding mating partners, mental illness, diabetes, earthquakes, Aphasia…

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Concussion, Temperature Measurement and James Webb Telescope.

In the studio this week are Drs Krystal, Lauren, Linden and Shane who discuss what's been in the news:

AI determines which brown bear is this, and wild labs collaboration, a new data…

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RMIT Researchers Special

In science news, the team explore the diabolical beetle, body temperatures; and developing augmented reality for space. They chat to RMIT researchers Associate Professor Kate Fox about being a Superstar of STEM; PhD…

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Politics in science, CRISPR, and the Sepsis Gene

Dr Nathan Chang and Rahman Daiyan reveal that Australia is in prime position to take advantage of the green hydrogen revolution, with its great solar resource and potential for export. The Nobel Prize…

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Stem Cells, Antibacterial Superheroes, and Asteroid Probe

Madison Paton from the Cerebral Palsy Alliance Research Institute talks about new trials into the use of cell therapies for cerebral palsy; Dr Hamish McWilliam from the Doherty Institute explores new research into…

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Science film special with Terry Virts

NASA astronaut and former shuttle pilot, Terry Virts, talks about his favourite science and space films that bring real (ish) space to the living room: from The Right Stuff to Apollo 11, and…

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Scorpions, Sodium Battery and Urban Sprawl

On the program this week are Drs Jen, Euan and Shane and ChrisKP who discuss what's been in the news:

Racism in cities affects biodiversity also, Chocolate brownie location in nature and fonts…

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Happy Birthday Dr. Shane

Dr Shane (on his birthday!) is joined by colleagues Dr Ray, Dr Laura and Dr Linden, as well as an array of guests, including author Claire Saxby & Reptile Biologist Dr Georgia Ward-Fear…

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Comet Auroras, Milking spiders and Mass Extinctions

Four Science Communications students from the University of Melbourne take over the show from Dr Shane and Dr Jen. Among the science stories presented this week include squirrels and their macabre form of…

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Monuments, Lyrebirds, and Ig Nobles

Dr Jayne Rantall from La Trobe University talks about monuments and memorials built as symbols of reconciliation between Indigenous peoples and settlers; Alex Maisey, also from La Trobe, discusses leading a new study…

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Glaciers, Mutant Mice, and Back to the Futurism

Professor Andrew Mackintosh from Monash University talks about greenhouse gas emissions and the increased melting of glaciers; and in weekly science news, topics explored include rust on the moon, mutant mice in space…

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Bigger sharks, better nutrition and environmental inspiration through fiction

Rove McManus, Nature Book Week Ambassador, joins the team to highlight this new initiative from the Wilderness Society; Dr. Barbara Cardoso from Monash University shares tips on alcohol, nutrition and dietary habits during…

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Einstein A Go Go - 30th August 2020 - Radiothon Pt 2

This week is RRR's Radiothon's second weekend and Dr Shane is in the studio with the rest of the team online who discuss what's been in the news over the last 30 years:

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Radiothon 2020 & Happy 30th Birthday!

It’s a full house today as Dr Shane is joined in the virtual studio by Dr Ray, Chris KP, Dr Linden, Euan, Dr Lauren, Dr Krystal, Dr Jen, Dr Ailie, Stacey and Anu…

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Jocelyn Bell; and 20 PhDs

Jocelyn Bell; and 20 PhDs
Astrophysicist and discoverer of the first radio pulsars in 1967, Jocelyn Bell Burnell, joins Dr. Shane; and it's another 20 PhDs special, with the following PhD candidates talking…