The Science Show - Full program podcast

The Science Show - Full program podcast


RN's science flagship: your essential source of what's making news in the complex world of scientific research, scandal and discovery. The Science Show with Robyn Williams is one of the longest running programs on Australian radio. One single audio file of each program - good for continuous listening.


Bionic eyes and LIGO 3  

Bionic eye restores sight for visually impaired How the corals of the Great Barrier Reef affect Queensland’s climate Whale exhibition coming to London’s Natural History Museum This is About – The Moon and other things More LIGOs planned on Earth, and in space Tackling air pollution in China Science careers poorly promoted

100 years of Gumnut Babies  

How the internet influences politics and democracy Large ecological cost as peat removed for palm oil Celebrating the centenary of May Gibbs’ Gumnut Babies and Gum Blossom Babies

Art meets science  

Catalyst ‘remodelled’ but can it deliver? Combining the arts and science Creativity – the link between science and art So what is beauty? Uni of Newcastle offers first online course in natural history illustration Flying emu takes physics to kids

Diamonds in the sky and junk in your genes  

The scientific literacy of president-elect Trump Breaking the wall of corporate impunity The 2016 Prime Minister’s Prize for New Innovators Diamonds reveal history of our solar system Piecing together the mystery of how our genes actually work Imperial College London – riding the wave of revolutions in science The trapped ion approach to quantum computing

Cooling the Earth - and a hungry yellow robot  

New weapon for war on crown-of-thorns starfish 2016 Prime Minister’s Prizes for Excellence in Science Teaching Geoengineering – best used early and sparingly, not in response to a crisis The physics in our everyday world New approach to provide clean water for poor communities Hurdle for piglets when moving from mother’s milk to solid food

Tracking animals like never before and building telescopes from space dust  

Ear prosthetic project relies on crowdfunding Powerful imagery to aid development of new drugs The 2016 Prime Minister’s Prizes for Physical and Life Sciences Securing the future of the Wollemi Pine New tag monitors animals’ every move Geoengineering becoming more necessary as emissions increase and temperatures continue to rise Imagining space exploration in future decades

The PM’s Science Prize and the extent of aboriginal astronomy  

The 2016 Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science and Innovation The excitement and promise of engineering The origins of DNA fingerprinting Aboriginal stories and songs reveal scientific understanding Aboriginal culture on full display at Uluru astronomy weekend Roger Penrose’s cycle of universes

Another universe and another energy source  

Geothermal promising for Latrobe Valley Floor plans for visually impaired Making up for inadequacy of dermatology teaching in Australia Hawaiian crow observed using tools to forage for food Pluto - the images keep coming Proxima Centuri b – a nearby planet in the Goldilocks Zone

Mermaid in Melbourne playing the flute  

Nobel Prizes 2016   Beating congestion in the skies for super frequent flyers Misconceptions around childbirth UK: lowest rate of breast feeding in the world Opening up museum collections Russian science hamstrung by crackdown on collaboration

Can anything be achieved in politics?  

Predicting earthquakes How to get results in politics Reducing infection in prosthetic joints with new film coatings App with strategies for anxiety and depression Science, engineering and business combine at new Swansea campus Gearing up for the hydrogen economy Politics holding back Russian science

The sunfish and the hackers’ space  

Enormous Aussie fish preserved in London museum Mercury pollution captured with new materials Combating the tragedy of teen road deaths Are older drivers more dangerous? Probing the ethics of artificial intelligence Capturing video of big biomolecules in action Launceston museum attracts young people with hands-on tech activities

Top world scientist enjoys world’s oldest beer  

Newcastle researcher to represent Australia at Falling Walls Lab Berlin Piltdown Man - honing in on whodunit Francis Crick Institute opens in London Cleaner greener method for making lab chemicals The 26th First Annual Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony

Beyond the coal rush part 3: The transition begins  

Beyond the coal rush part 3: The transition begins.

Beyond the coal rush part 2: The age of  coal  

Beyond the coal rush part 2: The age of coal.

Beyond the coal rush part 1: The march of coal  

Beyond the coal rush part 1: The march of coal

Warning your embryo about weather  

Zebra finches program offspring for a hotter world Preparing PhDs for the future STEM PhDs have skills for tomorrow’s work place A replacement for plastic Large Hadron Collider arrives in Sydney Tandem solar cells to capture even more light Pumped hydro for the cloudy windless days, and nights

Women on ice  

Women in Antarctica making up for lost time A letter to students considering a PhD Response to rapidly changing climate - deflect, distract, deny and delay Ronald Falk, actor well known in theatre, television, film and heard on The Science Show Human-bird interaction good for people, but for birds? Options for tropical fish: adapt, move or die Brian Cox - be curious and open to change, not proud and dogmatic How satellites see almost everything

Sir David at 90  

Can we trust electronic voting? Overzealous immune response the killer with bird flu Identify animals in the wild with Wildlife Spotter Bioscan reveals insects of Los Angeles Big data and super computers help solve Hawaiian geological enigma Fluid dynamics - a part of everyday life David Attenborough reflects after 90 years

Top 5 (actually six) Under 40 take off  

Batteries and software energise renewables The next flu pandemic - not if, but when How vertebrates first moved from water to land Genetics behind skeletal disease Graphene – the wonder material The simplicity of maths on show at National Science Week

Beethoven bugs and wind turbines  

Ministerial changes following the general election E-waste a rich resource of rare metals Expectation influences reporting of adverse health effects from wind farms Soil microbes burp carbon dioxide after drought-breaking rain The perilous road for graduating PhDs Girls inspired to get inventing Disengaged teenagers get hooked on algebra

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