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Eruptions and Outbreaks - from Tonga-Hunga over ice cream to Omicron - 23 January 2022

Dr Shane is back for, yes indeed, 2022! We are kicking off with talking about the extraordinary volcanic eruption happening 9 days ago on Tonga-Hunga with Chris KP, and dive deeper into the…

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Underpants in the soil, the first true millipede, and deeptech innovations

It's the last 'Einstein' for 2021, with the whole team on board! Dr Stacey compels us to become citizen scientists by sharing a study where, in a quest to measure microorganisms in the…

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Exercise, Efficient Power Usage and Chris KP Makes Connections.

This week in science news, we find out about hippopotamuses' gut biomes, fish kills, the creative sleep phase, and water freezing. Then, Professor David Bishop from Victoria University talks about new research into…

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Dinosaurs, Immunity, and Noise Impacting Sleep

Dr Shane discusses some of the latest science news about dinosaurs, animal breeding, and immunity with Dr Laura and Dr Ray; and Professor Peter Catcheside from Flinders University talks about new research looking…

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Sleep Apnea, Woolly Mammoths & Psychedelics

Dr Shane is joined by fellow EAGG presenters Anu & Dr. Lauren. In science news, they discuss a long lost Woolly Mammoth tusk found deep in the sea; and cloud seeding and red…

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Accelerator Physics, Cellular Functions and Volcanos!

Dr Shane presents three guests. First up, Dr Suzie Sheehy who is researching accelerator physics, talks about her work with the particle accelerators, her move to the UK to live in COVID normal…

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Captain Gene Cernan revisited

Dr. Graci explains how scientists are developing air filtration devices to clear out lingering COVID-19 bacteria; Dr. Shane explains the historical artefacts on display at Melbourne Museum's 'Treasures of the Natural World' exhibition…

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Stem Cell Therapy, Brain Cancer Centre, Whale Poo and Climate Summit

Sarah Best and Saskia Freytag, from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute (WEHI), talk about treatments available at  the new Brain Cancer Centre; Megan Munsie, University of Melbourne, discusses stem cell therapy availability…

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Wind, fire, shells and the latest in science!

Dr Mika Peace from the Bureau of Meteorology explains her research into how complex interactions between fires and the atmosphere produces extreme local fire behaviour, as we brace ourselves for another fire season…

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COVAX, Vaxxing the World and (more) Deep Sea Creatures

This week Dr Shane talks to Tim Costello, Executive director of Micah Australia, about how to vax the world against Covid. What does Australia’s commitment to COVAX look like, what is the moral…

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Naming Insects, Child Mental Health Post-Lockdown and Volcanoes

Dr Bryan Lessard, entomologist at CSIRO, regales us with tales of naming new insects, including the RuPaul soldier fly; Professor Sharon Goldfeld, Paediatrician and Director at the Centre for Community Child Health at…

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Earthquakes, Deep Sea Creatures and Pregnancy and Infant Loss.

In the news this week is healthy eating in children, sloths, anthropocene and wilderness. There are two guests: Dr. Caroline Eakin from ANU who discusses earthquakes, Graci Finko who talks about deep sea…

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Gut Research, Nutrition and Supermarket Design

Dr Shane is joined by fellow EAGG colleagues Dr. Linden & Dr. Lauren. They discuss fossils, Wigner crystals, identical twins, LaGrange points and trojan asteroids, before being speaking with two special guests: Professor…

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Kids, COVID and the Return to School

A solo Dr Shane presents four guests in a special episode focussing on children and COVID-19, and the challenges we will soon face as schools prepare to reopen. Joining the discussion are:

Professor…

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Science Communication Special

New research explains that cats are more stressed in new environments when their owners aren’t with them; Researchers have infused bacteria with silver to improve power efficiency in fuel cells; Scientists have discovered…

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TRM Cells, Pneumonia Drug Therapy, Brain Implants and Woolly Mammoths

Susan Christo, Doherty Institute, discusses new research findings in the area of tissue-resident memory cells; and Megan Maher and Christopher McDevitt, also from the Doherty Institute, talk about research into pneumonia and a…

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Celebrating Radiothon – Part 2!

Radiothon 2021 rolls on (to subscribe, hit up: rrr.org.au) and the full team stack the show with bites of science from around the world to remind you to get online and support…

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Radiothon - 1

This week is the first Radiothon episode and all the normal presenters are in the studio or online who discuss what's been in the news:

mice eyes, breast milk, tesla bot, home grounds…

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20 PhD Students Takeover

Dr Shane is joined, rapid-fire-style, by 20 special guests - 20 PhD Students! The candidates are all studying an array of topics for their PhDs, ranging from climate change, hospital waiting areas, cancer…

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Treasures of the Natural World, Arthropod Venom and the life of a Woolly Mammoth

Dr Ken Walker, Senior Curator of Entomology at the Museums Victoria, discusses the exhibition Treasures of the Natural World and the significance of borrowing the collection from the Natural History Museum; Dr Samantha…

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Anaesthesia, Geology, and Solar Power

Dr Christine Ball, Specialist Anaesthetist at the Alfred Hospital, Clinical Adjunct Associate Professor at Monash University, Honorary Curator at the Geoffrey Kaye Museum of Anaesthetic History, talks about the complexities and history of…

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International Women Astronomers Day, Bees and Caffeine, and Kidney Transplants

Dr Michelle Cluver, Astronomer at Swinburne University, celebrates International Women Astronomers Day, with stories of achievements in astronomy and discusses her own research work; Dr Catherine Wheller, a kidney recipient from her dad…

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Strep Infections, CVID and Tattoos

This week in science news, the team explore underwater landslides, space tourism, COVID-19 delta and vaccine effectiveness. Then, Joshua Osowicki from the Murdoch Children's Research Institute talks about strep infections; and it's time…

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Fractal Vegetables, Rare Stars, and 'Cracking Covid'

How do you compare contemporary hurricane data with diary entries from 70 years ago? Can you create your own fractal vegetables? This week Dr Lauren, Dr Krystal and Dr Shane explore the big…

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Space Hub, COVID effects, Tattoos

In science news, the team explore invasive toxic worms, the relationship of colour to flight and it's implications, how habitat changes fish brains, and the impact of drug pollution on fresh water fish…

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Breaking temperature records, particle accelerators and the Delta Variant

Professor Colby Zaph, from Monash University's Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, discusses novel molecular mechanisms that control T cell function in mucosal immunity and inflammation; and Dr. Suzie Sheehy, Senior Lecturer in…

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Activated T-Cells, Spinal Cord Rehab, and the COVID Cancer Taskforce

In science news, the team chat about giant ice plugs, dragon man in the well, and mongoose birth communal management. Guests include Duncan Wallace, Spinal Cure Executive Director, talking about new trials into…

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Venus, Depression treatment and July lectures

Astrophysicist Dr Rebecca Allen from Swinburne University, talks about the new NASA missions to Venus; Kate Gunningham from Epworth Centre for Innovation, discusses her work in a trial investigating a novel non-invasive brain…

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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…