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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…

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Professor Brian Schmidt & 30 Years of Einstein announcement

Presenter Dr Shane announces the 30th anniversary celebrations of Einstein A Go-Go and is super excited to talk with Nobel Laureate guest Professor Brian Schmidt from ANU about his career in astrophysics; and…

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Vaccine Management, Light Pollution, and Scientific Retractions

Associate Professor Margie Danchin from Royal Children’s Hospital and the University of Melbourne, discusses the science behind vaccine schedules and how parents with vaccine concerns can be managed; Dr Anne Aulsebrook from La…

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Einstein A Go Go - 19th July 2020 - World Brain Day - Malaria - David Greybeard Art

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

Competitive eating and changes in physiology, Mitochondrial genome editing, and the UAE sending a…

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Ketamine, Gravitational Waves, Hummingbirds, and Mosquitoes

Description: Dr Amie Hayley from Swinburne University explores the use of ketamine as a viable treatment for patients in surgical environments; Dr Eric Howe from the University of WA talks about an exciting…

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Round #3 20 PhDs in 20 minutes

Dr Shane presents round 3 of 20 PhDs in 20 minutes.

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Sea Ice, Bandicoots, and Cardio-Vascular Disease

Earth scientist Dr Zoe Thomas talks about the role that sea ice plays in managing atmospheric carbon dioxide levels; Reproductive Biologist Marissa Parrott from Zoos Victoria discusses the release of six Eastern Barred…

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Light Pollution, Wearable Tech and Space Exploration

Dr Shane speaks with Anu Rajendran from Deakin University about space exploration; Dr Yona Nebel-Jacobsen from Monash University talks about isotope dating of rocks; and Professor Benjamin Thierry from University of South Australia…

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Myrtle Rust, Hospital Food, Bushfires

Rod Fencham from the Queensland Herbarium talks about the myrtle rust disease which has virtually wiped out the population of native guava trees along the east coast of Australia; Jorja Collins from Monash…

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Einstein A Go Go - 7th June 2020 - Pulsars, Megafauna and Felixer.

This week Drs Linden, Ray, Laura and Shane who discuss what's been in the news:

The link between baldness and covid-19, Which fish are better for reef ecology, and An antibaterial spray to…

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Sea birds, Malaria, and Meteorites

Dr Shane speaks with Elodie Camprasse from Deakin University about sea birds; Dr Daniel Fernandez-Ruiz discusses how exactly malaria works and efforts to combat it; and in weekly science news, chronic pain, the…

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New solar research, NASA's Perseverance Rover, & Bees Studies

An observational study of bees generates some unexpected results; How COVID-19 is affecting global carbon emissions; Bonnie Teece from UNSW Australian Centre for Astrobiology, discusses the technology of NASA’s soon-to-be-launched Perseverance Rover and…

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Round #2 of 20 PhDs in 20 Mins!

Presenters Dr. Shane, Dr. Lauren and Dr. Krystal host Round 2 of 20 PhDs in 20 Minutes special, featuring:

Hannah Savage - University of Melbourne – Perception of threat

Caleb Dawson - The…

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FameLab #2 & Indigenous Astrophysics

Dr Shane interviews more FameLab entrants, with 10 national finalists sharing their research. Monash University's Krystal De Napoli, a Kamilaroi woman from rural North-East Victoria, also joins the show, discussing her studies into…

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FameLab Finalists

Dr Shane interviews 14 FameLab semi-finalists about their research, and also has a chat with Dr Fiona Dobson from the Physiotherapy Department at the University of Melbourne about managing hip damage. Dr Linden…

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Einstein A Go Go - 26th April 2020

In the studio this week is Dr Shane who is virtually joined by Drs Ailie, Ray and Stacy who discuss what's been in the news:

Kilauea shutdown related with rainfall, bugs and their…

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Einstein A Go Go - 19 April 2020

Dr Shane, Dr Lauren, Dr Linden & Dr Krystal

Science news to kick things off; The team discuss topics ranging from recent studies into Dinosaurs and how we continue to study them to…

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Einstein A Go Go - 12 April 2020

New research findings into Neanderthals; cool new facts about rhinoceroses; and what the discovery of ancient teeth in Peru means. Also: Professor John Dewar, Vice-Chancellor of Latrobe Uni, discusses the role of the…

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Einstein A Go Go - 5 April 2020

Einstein A Go Go - Sunday 5th April 2020

Dr Lynden, Dr Ray, and Dr Shane.

Science news: Backstreet boys harmonise but not just boy bands – dolphins, the analysis of the sound…

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Einstein A Go Go - 29 March 2020

Dr Shane, Stacey are in the studio and Dr Laura in her home for this episode. In the news segment they cover Colombia’s hippo population and the corona virus.

First guest: Dr Barbara…

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Einstein A Go-Go - 22 March 2020

Dr Shane, Dr Ray and Stacey discuss the week’s hottest science, including drones playing dodgeball, the latest on the COVID-19, and the discovery of more iron than expected in the region of space…

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Einstein A Go Go - 15th March 2020

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

Limb transplants, Mentawai Island, coral and historical sea temperatures and Mercury and ice.

Today's…

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Einstein A Go Go - 8th March 2020

Einstein A Go Go - 8th March 2020

Dr Linden, Dr Krystal, Dr Liv on Panel and Dr Gen

International Women’s Day, Katherine Johnson NASA mathematician

First and Second Guests: Professor Virginia Kilborn…

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Einstein A Go Go - 1 March 2020

Dr Ray and Dr Linden joins Dr Laura in the studio with Dr Shane attending an international archery competition.

Two studio guests from the Bionics Institute:

Associate Prof James Fallon, Research Director), whose…

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Einstein A Go Go - Sunday 16th February 2020

Dr Shane, Dr Ailie, Dr Krystal and Dr Linden are in the studio for this episode. In the news segment they cover contrails effect at lower altitude, critical thinking when reviewing a cancer…

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Einstein A Go Go - 9 February 2020

Einstein A Go Go - Sunday 9th February 2020

Dr Euan, Dr Ailie, Dr Kris KP, Dr Liv on Twitter feed and Dr Shane.

Science news: The Marshmallow Test with cuttlefish, Rogue waves…