When life gives you fire, you don't need more coal. This talk was first broadcast on 26 April, 2020.
When Kylie Soanes bounced out of her graduation ceremony with a newly-minted PhD, she thought she knew what she was in for. This talk was originally broadcast on August 6, 2017.
Every day we make hundreds of choices, big and small, that build to become the story of our lives – the friends we make, the careers we choose, our partners and our purpose.
It might be the ultimate dream for preppers and Trekkies: life in a Dyson sphere. Astrophysicist Natasha Hurley-Walker takes us to a possible distant future via the physics of continuous economic growth. This talk was first broadcast on October 27, 2019.
It's one thing to big note yourself. But the founder of the Church of Scientology is guilty of scientific fraud, explains author and investigative journalist Steve Cannane. This program was first broadcast on September 8, 2019.
Can kids understand relativity and quantum physics? This program was first broadcast on 8 December, 2019.
What happens to communities when a company wants to put in a wind turbine farm? This program first aired on November 12, 2017.
Cross disciplinary research, undergraduate study, postgraduate study, double degrees! This program first aired on February 4, 2018.
Treating obesity is never as simple as eat less, exercise more. This program first aired on November 17, 2019.
Neuroscience PhD student Samuel Mills reflects — and shares a few stories about the brilliant neurologist and author — at Melbourne's Laborastory. This program first aired on April 22, 2018.
Could VR headsets save your life? This episode first aired April 29, 2018
How NASA helped calculate the economic value a refugee population brought to town. (First broadcast March 11, 2018.
Truly clean coal technology is not a myth, argues University of Newcastle chemical engineering researcher Dr Jessica Allen.
Understanding gender when biologists and gender theorists are at odds. [First aired March 25, 2018]
Franz Nopcsa — aristocrat, spy and a co-founder of paleobiology.[First aired on March 18, 2018]
Modern drug research and ancient medicine intertwine in this tale of the fight against malaria. This episode first aired February 11, 2018.
John Stapp was a pioneering researcher into the effects of 'rapid human deceleration' on the body. This episode first aired February 25, 2018
Australian mathematician Nalini Joshi pays a personal tribute to Maryam Mirzakhani. This episode first aired January 21, 2018.
Sheila Pham's pregnancy spawned more than a child. This episode first aired October 13, 2019.
Only a fraction of health research makes its way into clinical practice. This episode first aired September 29, 2019
It all starts with tubes of warm, thick, gooey fat delivered fresh to the lab. This episode first aired on 6 October, 2019
'After all, isn't sharing knowledge and discovery what science is really all about?' This program first aired September 23, 2018
Devika Kamath's discovery about stellar relationships is causing a rewrite of the textbooks. This program first aired August 4, 2019
An unlikely group of women played an important role in the early days of fertility treatments. (First broadcast July 7, 2019)
Emily Jateff's work has taken her to the Titanic. Four times! This program was first broadcast on July 28, 2019.
Fungi are behind everything from blue cheese and truffles to zombi-making head spikes. This program was first broadcast on June 16, 2019.
Can an eclectic band of scientists help stem the bloody trade in wildlife? This program was first broadcast on June 23, 2019.
Computers write poems and jokes, and generate music and images. But is it art? This program first aired on 26 May, 2019.
Could a 'healthier' rice help offset obesity and malnutrition in poorer countries? This program first aired on 10 March, 2019.
Covid-19 isn't the only vaccine we need, as gonorrhoea gains resistance to our treatments. This program first aired on 14 October, 2018.
The real reason Nate Byrne isn't a professional wizard. This program first aired on 15 July, 2018.
We know more about the back of the moon than about parts of our oceans. This program first aired on 27 May, 2018.
What questions should you ask about that new health or science development to make sure it's legit? This program first aired on April 15, 2018.
When PlaySchool meets cube-sat.
When life gives you fire, you don't need more coal.
Star players don't mean a champion team.
If the (once) mighty Murray could sing, how would it sound?
Why does talk of climate change always seem to end up with 'us' and 'them'?
When your coping mechanism is destroyed, how to cope?
The Spanish Flu devastated the world a century before COVID-19.
Nuclear technolgy is revealing the historical travels of ancient ochres.
It's time to say goodbye to 'research hotels'.
Up to 5 per cent of the world's fresh water is buried under the sea. Should we tap it?
You can't fake sticking needles into someone, without a little magic ...
Could three crops transform our farming - and our climate impact?
What makes food 'good' goes well beyond science and health.
How to study the ancient rocks of Antarctica without leaving South Australia.
Could we treat cancer better by doing less? Surgeon Christobel Saunders thinks so.
You're carrying a few lethal genes, but how would you know? Ockham's Razor returns January 26, 2020.
Can kids understand relativity and quantum physics?