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 Bodies part 2 of 2  

Bionic Bodies part 2 of 2.

How old is that lobster on your plate?  

Molecular pathways open way for new, faster treatment of tuberculosis Misshaped proteins the cause of many diseases Anti-cancer drugs show promise against virus thought to cause asthma Monitoring birds visiting for food and water Salt tolerant plant holds the key for agricultural species Secondary teeth reveal age of crustaceans Tasmanian east coast changing fast Hope for Parkinson’s patients

Kiwis and robins shooting blanks  

Fewer, less viable sperm follows inbreeding of NZ endangered birds Pigeons smarter than we thought How to get engagement in science from those with little interest Targeting cancer drugs to reduce side effects Games deliver therapy for kids with autism A brief history of plate tectonics Poems by Janet Kenny

Effects of the changing climate in south western Australia  

Effects of the changing climate in south western Australia.

Extra dimensions, big physics at CERN, and Apollo 11’s brush with disaster  

Getting strung out on those extra dimensions. CERN - where the world collaborates to answer the big questions in physics. This is About - The moon and other things.

HG Wells: author who imaged a future based on scientific  achievement  

HG Wells: author who imaged a future based on scientific achievement.

How people connect with the natural world  

How people connect with the natural world.

David Suzuki: Changing climate the ultimate crisis for our species  

David Suzuki: Changing climate the ultimate crisis for our species.

The archaeology of Dylan Thomas  

Robyn Williams visits the restored home of Welsh writer Dylan Thomas. Does the house help us understand the writing of Swansea’s most famous son?

Happy birthday Ari, you’re 2,400 years old!  

Investigating the link between vitamin D and multiple sclerosis Helping native birds survive the hot dry periods Crows as smart as an eight-year-old child Enriching the lives of zoo animals Photosynthesis the key for major boost in crop yields How Aristotle can change your life

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

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