Mental health issues in Indonesia are met with stigma. Anxiety and depression are taboo topics with those experiencing mental health problems often ostracised from family and society.
Mike Tyler, The Frog Man, died in March 2020. We hear some of the fun Mike cooked up with Robyn Williams on The Science Show in the 1980s, and a story from Mike Archer about Mike Tyler’s dedication to frog research even when ‘confined’ to his hospital bed.
George Washingmachine performs Pat Sheil’s song about the endangered Patagonian toothfish set to the 1941 swing tune made famous by Glenn Miller, Chattanooga Choo Choo.
As environments change faster than ever due to direct human impact or the changing climate, genetic diversity gives wild species the best chance of adaption.
Ron Cowen predicts the big discoveries in physics will continue as technology allows for more precision and new ways of observing and measuring the universe.
Tibor Molnar takes us on a journey through the contradictory world of theoretical physics.
Authors Geraint Lewis and Luke Barnes present the observations which together allowed the Big Bang theory to be developed.
John Derum reads Pat Sheil’s poem Isotopes and Allotropes.
Personal stories of the Batavia’s crew are coming to light.
Amy Gusick from the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles is recreating an ancient coastline and gathering evidence to help piece together the story of north America’s first inhabitants.
Conditions are just right for life on Earth. Can the same idea be applied to the universe, supported by the laws of nature and physical forces?
A nearby star formed at the same time as our Sun could have planets supporting life.
As the ice melted on a planet covered in ice, conditions changed and complex life emerged.
Neil Garg is developing a marijuana breathalyser. The device will detect THC, tetrahydrocannabinol, the main psychoactive compound in marijuana.
Heavy nets weigh down nets which scoop up everything. Little of the catch is useful with most sold as chicken feed or food for aquaculture operations. The trawls leaved behind severely damaged environments.
The work aimed to reveal links with changes in ecology and hopes to inform management of white sharks and protection of people using the water.
In Mammoth, author Chris Flynn tells the story of how a collection of prehistoric creatures came to be on sale at an auction in New York in 2007 and he takes us further, exploring how science and religion have shaped our world.
Jeanne Barret began life as a peasant in the mid-eighteenth century France. She dressed as a man so she could join explorer Philibert Commerson as his assistant on a voyage that would make her the first woman to circumnavigate the globe. Danielle Clode tells the tale in her book In …
Craig Cormick’s book, The Science of Communicating Science has tips on what to look for in the false arguments which dismiss science, and how to tackle them in an effective way.