Interronauts

Interronauts

Australia

Interronauts is the CSIRO podcast that puts a rose-tinted magnifying glass to science news from around the world, Australia, and inside the CSIRO itself. Hosted by Jesse Hawley and Sophie Schmidt from the CSIRO. Follow or get in touch with us on Facebook: facebook.com/CSIROnews On Twitter: @CSIROnews Or visit our website: csiro.au

Episodes

[Bonus bowerbird episode]: Collected cut stories, feral cats, festive heart attacks, Croque-MonScience, bloopers, and more misc.  

For fear of wasting food, have you ever scrounged about in your fridge, gathering ingredients like a feasting bowerbird and bungled them together into an oddly satisfying meal? 

Not sure why that's relevant, because here's a bonus episode of our podcast, Interronauts! In this episode we talk about how living on farms helps symptoms of asthma and allergies,  festive heart attacks, being over-run by ever so destructive feral cats,  defining all of plants,  and a pocketful of bloopers, misc and bonus tatters. We also speak with Angus Macoustra about CSIRO's new supercomputer (Bracewell).

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Episode 12: Elephant scarecrow, the OG, Adam & Eve of flowers, tarantula venom to save sheep, and Interronauts farewell  

Well listeners, this is it for a little bit — Season One of Interronauts is over. In our last episode, we've got new technology from CSIRO: giving scarecrows a brain, we've got the evolution of the first flower ever (what!?), we've got more research on how tarantula venom can help treat enwormed sheep, and plenty more science shenanigans. (Don't forget to listen back through our back catalogue!)

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Episode 11: Eggs to live birth — how pregnancy evolved, Alzheimer's link with iron deposits, bonobos don't overimitate, and Cassini's grand finale  

This fortnight Jesse and Sophie have a special selection of science news, plucked from all over town in this, their penultimate episode. In their first ontogenetic episode yet, they chat about breaking news from Yale on the evolution of pregnancy in marsupials and eutherians (ourselves), childhood learning in apes (bonobos' inability to copy silly stuff), a chat with Dr Olivier Salvado about iron deposits' relationship with Alzheimer's, and finally the living funeral of NASA's Cassini as it plummets into the Saturnian atmosphere — and you're invited!

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Episode 10: Caterpillars brainwashed into cannibals, Sampling the Abyss, Croque-MonScience, and transforming uggo fruit into stars  

Join Jesse and Sophie as they snap back to reality, whope there goes gravity...*ahem* — as they discuss last fortnight's science news: plant defences that turn herbivorous caterpillars into cannibals, our RV Investigator's voyage to Sample the Abyss, the new project to rescue imperfect fruit and veg and turn them into healthy food products, and finally their new segment: Deconstructed Croque-MonScience, where Sophie guesses research findings and methods based on the title of a paper. Make sure to check out the clips online, too. 

Find the show notes at our blog: blog.csiro.au/interronauts-episode-10-caterpillars-brainwashed-into-cannibals-sampling-the-abyss-croque-monscience-and-transforming-uggo-fruit-into-stars | Send us a message or follow us on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/CSIROnews/ | Follow us on Twitter @CSIROnews | Instagram @CSIROgram | Or send us an email: socialmedia@csiro.au.

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Episode 9: Where brains store faces, ancient origins of humans, blood vessel algorithm, and Aus spider guide magic  

Join Jesse and Sophie as they cast their net overboard to snag last fortnight's science news before heaving it aboard with their gelatinous biceps for us all to sort through. Here's the catch: they talk about how it is that we're able to remember (tens of) thousands of faces with relative ease, a new CSIRO algorithm that can model blood vessel growth to pre-empt tumours, the ancient origins of Homo sapiens (100 000 years older than expected), and, they speak with Robert Whyte, co-author of A Field Guide to  Spiders of Australia — the latest and most comprehensive guide to those wonderful eight-legged friends.

Find the show notes at our blog: blog.csiro.au/interronauts-episode-9-where-brains-store-faces-ancient-origins-of-humans-blood-vessel-algorithm-and-aus-spider-guide-magic | Send us a message or follow us on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/CSIROnews/ | Follow us on Twitter @CSIROnews | Instagram @CSIROgram | Or send us an email: socialmedia@csiro.au.

Episode 7: Polyamorous hammerheads, healthy devils fade fastest, renewable fuels, and a chat with the Jellyfish Goddess  

Dive back into science news with the Interronauts! Jesse and Sophie are back with a brand new episode, studio, the whole kit and caboodle (kitten cavoodle?). They talk about why it is that the fittest Tassie devils are most likely to succumb to the deadly facial tumours, how to pipe renewable hydrogen, why some shark mammas hook up with multiple pappas, and they speak with Dr Lisa-ann Gershwin about her to-date co-discovery of 204 species of sea animals (including a DOLPHIN!).

Episode 6: The Great Dying, Anal Mandrills, Cutting Cow Methane W/ Seaweed, & Neanderthal Jewellery  

Join Jesse, Sophie, and Adrian as they talk about how the world's worst extinction was caused by microbes, mandrills that don't groom those with sickly faeces, Neanderthal's making jewellery, and their chat with Dr Rob Kinley about his research feeding seaweed to cows to neutralise their methane emissions. Methane special! Find the show notes at our blog: blog.csiro.au/interronauts-episode-6-the-great-dying-anal-mandrills-cutting-cow-methane-w-seaweed-neanderthal-jewellery Send us a message or follow us on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/CSIROnews/ Follow us on Twitter @CSIROnews Instagram @CSIROgram Or send us an email: socialmedia@csiro.au

[Bonus Deleted (r)extras: Extended Tyrannosaur Skull Segment, And Full Interview With Dr Salisbury]  

In this extended dino version of Interronauts, we talk about the newly discovered Daspletosaurus horneri and its exquisitely preserved skull. We also speak with Dr Steve Salisbury from the University of Queensland about his research on the Dinosaur Coast and the world's largest footprint.

Episode 5: T. Rex Lovers, Toxin-testing Lab-on-a-glove, The Largest Dino Print & Martian Atmospheres  

Join the Interronauts—Jesse, Sophie, and Adrian—as they go dinosaur hunting along the west Australian coastline with Dr Steve Salisbury (not Turok). They also chat about sensitive dinolovers, CSIRO's new lab-on-a-glove, and Mars' ghost of an atmosphere. Let's zip ourselves up and get mailed back to the Cretaceous. Find the show notes at our blog: blog.csiro.au/interronauts-episode-5-t-rex-lovers-toxin-testing-lab-glove-worlds-largest-dino-print-martian-atmospheres Send us a message or follow us on Facebook at: bit.ly/2b5kJQp Follow us on Twitter @CSIROnews Instagram @CSIROgram Or send us an email: socialmedia@csiro.au

Episode 4: Carp Herpes, Glass Tardigrades, Nasal Origins, Splashier Splashes, And Sheep With Fitbits  

Join Jesse, Sophie, and Adrian as they dive deep on the evolution of the human nose, tardigrades (check 'em out) and how they dry out for 30 years, why water droplets splash, and some work on climbing foxes. They also speak with Dr Ken McColl about the ambitious plan to release a strain of herpes to target pest carp in Australian water ways. Woo it's a bumper episode! Find the show notes at our blog: blog.csiro.au/interronauts-episode-4-carp-herpes-glass-tardigrades-nasal-origins-splashier-splashes-and-sheep-with-fitbits Send us a message or follow us on Facebook at: bit.ly/2b5kJQp Follow us on Twitter @CSIROnews Instagram @CSIROgram Or send us an email: socialmedia@csiro.au

Episode 3: Gate-crashing Gut Flora, Storing Movies On DNA, Arthropods Of Our Homes, & Titanium Bones  

Jesse, Sophie, and Adrian get together to chat about the uninvited microbes that stumble into our guts, how you can store Amazon gift cards on DNA, the mutations behind mirror movement disorder, and CSIRO's 3D printing of a titanium sternum and polymer tissue. We also speak with Michelle Trautwein about her new project 'Arthropods of Our Homes' to catalogue the Australian arthropods we share our homes with. Enjoy the show, why don't you. Find the show notes at our blog: https://blog.csiro.au/interronauts-episode-3-gate-crashing-gut-flora-storing-movies-on-dna-arthropods-of-our-homes-titanium-bones Send us a message or follow us on Facebook at: bit.ly/2b5kJQp Follow us on Twitter @CSIROnews Instagram @CSIROgram Or send us an email: socialmedia@csiro.au

Episode 2: Spartan Ants, Graphene From Soybeans, VNs, And A Chat With Antarctica  

Jesse, Sophie, and Adrian join interroforces to discuss the antimicrobial properties of dragonfly wings, how roundworm genes might inform weight gain, how desert ants navigate their way home, and from CSIRO, a new way to make graphene (the world's strongest material), pesky mobile Virtual Private Networks (VPNs), and we cross over for a live chat—podcast live—with Asaesja Young, one of our communicators in Antarctica. Enjoy! Find the show notes at our blog: http://bit.ly/2kSJIMx Send us a message or follow us on Facebook at: bit.ly/2b5kJQp Follow us on Twitter @CSIROnews Instagram @CSIROgram Or send us an email: socialmedia@csiro.au

Pilot Episode: Whale Menopause, Panda Thumbs, Frisky Wrens, And Antarctic Voyages  

Jesse, Sophie, and Adrian talk about menopausal whales, panda thumbs, Tasmanian tiger brains, and frisky wrens. They also have a chat with Dr Lisa Harvey-Smith about the launch of the new ASKAP radio telescope, and discuss research around CSIRO: mouse plagues and trips to Antarctica. Send us a message or follow us on Facebook at: http://bit.ly/2b5kJQp Read our blog at: http://bit.ly/2kvO9fp

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