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PM’s Prizes Oct. 20, 2018

Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science 2018 Glyphosate one of the safest farm chemicals - Ben Selinger A tribute to sceptic Barry Williams Play explores the culture of team science Time to start climbing back up the cliff - Julian Huppert on Brexit

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Killing Tsar Nicholas Oct. 13, 2018
Photos and science unveil life and murder of Russia’s last Tsar Oceans move heat and carbon dioxide around the globe The Economist – where science is never bumped by celebrities Quantum mechanics explains some biological processes Neutrinos may help solve
Nobel Prizes 2018 Philanthropy should not influence priorities of universities How to remove greenhouse gases from the atmosphere Martin Rees - On the Future, Prospects for Humanity Artificial Intelligence now demonstrates creativity and intuition
Festive science Sept. 29, 2018
Philanthropy can come with risks, despite obvious benefits Mishaps all part of the scientific road Atom Beer – Hull’s brewery and beer school Juggling and tricks opens the door to mathematics Hull York medical school uses manikins to simulate patients Lis
Fancy reading an instruction manual? Poetry inspired by space. The graphene revolution - is it happening?
Space junk - cleaning up after ourselves. Cosmic Vertigo.
QUT VC says Government not listening re total science funding Challenge of communication on multicultural Australian campuses Crime Science Asia illustrates the key role of forensic evidence for courts Borneo cave reveals evidence of early human occupatio
The Igs and other prizes Sept. 1, 2018
Eureka awards recognise high achievers in science Chinese mission to explore the far side of the Moon Mechanical bonds at the molecular level a new form of chemistry IgNobel Prizes recognise high achievers in silliness
Happy Birthday Questacon Aug. 25, 2018
Crispr gene editing brings new ethical questions Improving public transport for people with autism Questacon celebrates 30 years Science Gallery questions perfection of form Museums hold species not yet named and maybe now extinct Praying mantis mimics or
But what about GM? Aug. 18, 2018
UK science already damaged by Brexit Cellular electrics possible basis of new treatments for birth defects and other conditions Jets from black holes can extend the width of a galaxy Early warnings for solar flares Social licence lacking for coal seam gas
Frankenstein - It’s alive!!!
Giving up meat Aug. 4, 2018
Fields medal for mathematics won by Australian Akshay Venkatesh High environmental costs for eating meat with consumption increasing Pesticides threaten prawns and oysters Muscle gene discovery could lead to new insomnia treatments that don't target the b
It's a gas July 28, 2018
Methane in sea bed cores a potential new source of energy Nutrients and energy from biosolids Housing and vehicles supplied with 100% clean energy in Fremantle suburb Do we need to take vitamin pills? Low altitude personal taxis on show at Farnborough The
Fireballs reveal clues about planet formation Coral shows encouraging response to relocation trial Primary students easily understand the Einsteinian world Spinifex contains building blocks for nanomaterials Artificial nerve the first step towards an arti
Trams without tracks, poles or wires New incentives for landlords to invest in carbon-free energy Journals first rejected CRISPR discovery – they didn’t believe it Proposed US-Mexico wall to impinge on movement of animals The rise and fall of the dinosaur
Lithium boom for Western Australia Search for when the first stars and galaxies formed Fifty years since history rewritten at Lake Mungo First Chinese emperor lies untouched amongst terracotta warriors Unravelling the order of time
Birds, birds, birds! June 30, 2018
Birds, birds, birds!
William Whewell - coined osmosis, conductivity, ion and scientist!
This week, two artificial replacements: artificial floating nations, and AI teachers. Science Journalist Carl Smith is Robyn's artificial replacement for this episode.
Bespoke bodies - the path to human regeneration.