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 University and Eastern Health talks about the opportunities to improve the nutrition and environmental footprint of hospital food; and Dr Jennifer Sanger from The Tree Projects talks about her team’s research which found that previously logged forests burn more severely than old-growth forests. Also discussed is the discovery of a new species of bacteria that produce antibiotics; observing stellar parallax from the New Horizons spacecraft, ensuring medical studies include female participants, and the correlation between the time that birds spend raising their young and their problem solving abilities. With presenters Dr. Shane, Dr. Euan, Dr. Jen, and Chris KP.
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