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Professor Brett Sutton, Art Meets Science, and Saving Species

Professor Brett Sutton, Victorian Chief Health Officer, talks about his role, why and how he became involved in public health, and the best preventions against COVID; Artists Emme Orbach and Noah Spivak discuss…

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Gender Equity in Science, Fixing Broken Jaws, and Concussion

Dr Shane and co-hosts Dr Linden, Dr Ray and Dr Stacey talk about dead robot spiders; alternative, science-y, ways to use fibre cables; and a new study shining a light on gender and…

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Pollination by Krill, Gravitational Waves and Cleaner Air

Under the constant gaze of a CO2 sensor, Dr Shane and Dr Ray discuss underwater algal pollination and the fact that peat moss may be just what we need to turn asteroid dirt…

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Communicating Weather, Benefits of Beavers, The State of the Environment Report

Jonathan How, Senior Meteorologist at the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) runs through a typical day as a meteorologist and how the BOM has changed how they communicate weather to the public; Dr Laura…

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Meteorites, Quantum Chemistry, James Webb Telescope

Dr Shane and co-hosts Dr Lauren, Dr. Linden & Chris KP chat about tardigrade proteins, glacial ice, dog training, and the James Webb telescope; Rachel Kirby, PhD student at the Research School of…

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Bees, Glorious Bees, and Physics

Dr Shane is joined by co-hosts Dr Ray, Dr Linden & Dr Stacy. In science news, they discuss an infectious disease threatening our native honey bees, stress induced sleep research in mice, volcanic…

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Jumping Rivers, Corticosteroids and Apple Picking Robots

Eye and vision health Professor Justine Smith from Flinders University discusses the persistence of Ebola in the eye; Dr Chao Chen from Monash University talks about The Monash University Faculty of Engineering launching…

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Another 20 PhDs in 20 Minutes Extravaganza!

Presenter Dr Shane interviews 20 PhD students in 20 minutes. Listen to the breadth and depth of what this bunch of PhD candidates are covering, including MS genetics, molecular machines, chytrid fungus, and…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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Diagnostic Errors and Modifying Space for Autistic Learners

Professor Tim Senden from the Australian National University discusses the bridges between physics and chemistry in the microscopic world; Dr Mary Dahm, Senior Research Fellow, Institute for Communication in Health Care. also from…

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Antarctic Climate Science, Vaccine Delivery and Quantum Biology

Dr Felicity McCormack has 'the best job in the world' and we agree it sounds pretty cool! Hear what glaciologists do to predict how climate change impacts Antarctic ice melt and future sea…

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WISA, Post-Apocalypse Creatures, Takethejump.

Dr. Shane is joined by co-presenters Graci, Dr Jen and Dr Euan to discuss using GE to stop the spread of invasive mosquitoes; studies of how large animals impact climate; and the discovery…

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Mental health after stroke, Victoria’s new Triceratops exhibition, and human influence on bee foraging

Dr Shane discusses the latest science news with the team. Dr Katherine Sewell from La Trobe University and the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health talks about research on mood and mental…

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Self-amputating Lizard Tails, The Value of a PHD and Lived Experience of Mental Health Practitioners

Dr Shane is joined by co-presenters Dr Lauren, Dr Graci, Dr Ailie and Liv. In science news, they discuss how and why lizards self-amputate their tails, and a record breaking pterodactyl discovery in…

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Ghost sharks, Volcanic Tsunamis and Food & Mood

Dr Hannah Power discusses the largest volcanic eruption in decades, resulting in the largest tsunami waves seen in Australia since the 60's; and Dr. Sarah McNab from the Royal Children's Hospital, raises awareness…

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Wildlife scientist Dr. Vanessa Pirotta; and Koala Extinction

Dr. Vanessa Pirotta, wildlife scientist, science communicator, and Superstar of STEM 2021-2022, talks about her work as a wildlife scientist and science communicator. And in science news, the team explores a spider’s web…

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Student Stress Management, Smart Teeth, and Bushfire Recovery

Dr Susanna Harris, Science Communicator, Manager of Engagement and Communications at Xontogeny & founder of PhD Balance, discusses her experience starting up PHD Balance, a community support organisation, to help students in academia…

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Nose-probing, Eye Tracking and Hibernation Muscle-Building

Hosts Dr. Shane, Dr. Ailie, and Dr. Laura explore if it is possible to grow muscle while sleeping, because new research shows that squirrels can, due to their gut biomes. And frog limbs…

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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…