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Lost in Science is broadcast at 8.30 am every Thursday on 3CR Community Radio 855 AM in Melbourne, and repeated at 6 am the following Tuesday.

If you’re not in Melbourne, you can probably catch us on your local member of the Community Radio Network, a distribution service run by the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia.

We’re also streamed live on Thursday mornings on the 3CR website.

podcasts

Lost in Science 10.04.2014
We look at the mystery of why we sleep, and whether it’s to clean out our brains; take a sniff at raffinose, the sugar in beans that causes farts; and catch up on some recent discoveries in our Solar System.
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Lost in Science 03.04.2014
This episode the team has a fast look at the science of fasting, Beth talks to Dr. John Brodie about the effects of sea floor dredging, and Chris explains the science behind the recently announced evidence of cosmic expansion.
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Lost in Science 27.03.2014
On Lost in Science this wek we look at the oldest rocks on Earth, the alleged link between glyphosate and coeliac disease and discuss the five second rule, when is it OK to eat something from the floor?
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Lost in Science 20.03.2014
We look at nuclear fusion in the classroom and a plant virus that may be causing bee colony collapse, and we speak to Gretta Pecl from citizen science project Redmap, which tracks movements of marine species due to climate change.
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Lost in Science 13.03.2014
On this episode, we find out why modern varieties of vegies are less nutritious than they were 50 years ago, look at the science of Oscar winner Dallas Buyers Club, and have a crack at the science behind whip cracking.
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Lost in Science 27.02.2014
This week we talk about how skin expands when it absorbs water causes wrinkling in the bath, look at a major advance in nuclear fusion power and examine the Fame Lab showcase of young researchers.
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Lost in Science 20.02.2014
On the show Stu talks about how food poisoning makes him sick to the stomach, Chris talks to Dr. Ken Harvey about potential conflicts of interest in research funding, and Beth scratches the surface of why mozzie bites itch.
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Lost in Science 06.02.2014
This week we look at why your farts don’t smell as bad as other people’s, the phenomenon of sonoluminescence, where sound waves cause bubbles to emit light, and what genetics can tell us about our past amorous relations with Neanderthals.
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Lost in Science 30.01.2014
This week, Chris looks at the science behind Vitamin D supplements, Beth ponders the border between art and science with a project at MONA in Hobart using oysters to clean the river, and Stu takes a look at the molecule ethylene.
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Lost in Science 23.01.2014
This week on Lost in Science, Beth talks to Dr Joy Becker about pathogens brought to Australia by ornamental fish, Chris finds an intriguing slime mould in his garden and Stuart uses iodine to make a good case against kale smoothies.
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Lost in Science 16.01.2014
This week Chris debunks claims that global temperatures will soon drop to another Ice Age, while Stuart continues his look back at 2013, with stories from April to June ranging from the potato famine to commercial spaceflight.
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Lost in Science 19.12.2013
We find out what makes spirits so festive by looking at the molecule ethanol, have a closer look at recent research that is reported as finding differences between male and female brains, and taste the future with lab grown beef.
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Lost in Science 12.12.2013
This week we meet the curator of the futuristic new exhibition at Melbourne’s Scienceworks and the programmer of a robot that appears there; we also talk to Dr Tim Byron about earworms, those songs that get stuck in your head.
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Lost in Science 5.12.2013
This Thursday Lost in Science myth busts the choir-of-crickets internet sensation, wonder if the Redback spider is really as dangerous as we are led to believe and listen to the Cambridge Declaration on (animal) Consciousness.
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Lost in Science 28.11.2013
We find out how viruses are a lot like zombies, get lost in the crowd with citizen science and hear from the staff association at CSIRO about personnel restrictions.
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Lost in Science 21.11.2013
This week we scratch the surface of the science of itching, talk to researcher Mike Kuiper about computer modelling of protein molecules, and look at the history of the CSIRO and the claim that it invented wi-fi.
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Lost in Science 14.11.2013
Lost in Science listens to emergent electronic music, takes a critical eye to the recent Catalyst show on cholesterol and goes into the dark history of ammonia and the Haber-Bosch process.
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Lost in Science 7.11.2013
We talk with Vikram Ravi about his research looking for gravitational waves that’s challenging our understanding of the formation of supermassive black holes, and we find the connection between bushfires and climate change.
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Lost in Science 31.10.2013
It’s our annual Lost in Science Fiction special, where we look at movie science: this year,  the current blockbuster Gravity, the Steven Spielberg classic Arachnophobia (plus the newly-discovered fear of holes, trypophobia) and Jake Gyllenhaal in Source Code.
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Lost in Science 24.10.2013
This week the Lost in Science team look at the winners of this year’s Nobel prizes and we chat to Dr Seth Westra, Tall Poppy winner and researcher of flooding and rainfall in future climate change scenarios.
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Lost in Science 17.10.2013
The team looks at whether reading “literature” makes people more empathetic, dons their tinfoil hats to talk about mind control and discuss what happens when art meets science.
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Lost in Science 10.10.2013
This week we look at why people deny scientific conclusions like those of the IPCC report, correct the misrepresentation of carbon dioxide as a harmless, weightless gas, and talk to Dr Margaret Hardy about using tarantula venom in insecticides.
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Lost in Science 3.10.2013
Lost in Science wonders is there life on Mars, talks to Dr Rob Lamberts about the lack of a Federal government science minister and takes a look at radiation and genetics at Fukushima.
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Lost in Science 19.09.2013
We talk to Dr Cate Cameron about alcohol consumption during pregnancy, discuss the new science of metabolomics and analyse what’s in human urine, and speak to Eureka Prize winner Dr Kerrie Wilson about finding efficient ways to conserve biodiversity.
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Lost in Science 12.09.2013
Tune in this week as the Lost In Science team look at the potential bias in medical expert panels, wonder if you could grow a brain in a jar and talk to Professor Chris Johnson about his research into dingoes and how they benefit the ecosystem.
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Lost in Science 5.09.2013
Lost In Science federal election policy edition. Looks at the policies or lack thereof presented by the major parties on science and research funding in the lead up to the federal election.
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Lost in Science 29.08.2013
This week, Beth and Chris take part in Science Week and speed-meet researchers working on dark matter and tropical parasites, and creating jazz music with heartbeats. Meanwhile, Stuart investigates Typhoid Mary and why she wasn’t infected.
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Lost in Science 22.08.2013
In this show, we get stuck into cheesy science, chat to a researcher encouraging people to be active and stave off dementia and we wonder if dinosaurs were warm blooded.
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Lost in Science 15.08.2013
Lost in Science delves into the realm of astrophysics poetry and also contemplates a future without helium balloons.
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Lost in Science 8.08.2013
This week we try to explain the phenomenon of phantom mobile phone vibrations, and we look over the often overlooked woman behind the discovery of DNA, Rosalind Franklin.
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Lost in Science 1.08.2013
Lost in Science looks at the wave science of interpreting the effects of dredging in Port Philip Bay, what happens when famous scientists make claims without supporting evidence and we talk to Peter Serov about ancient creatures that live in underground aquifers.
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Lost in Science 25.07.2013
The team talk TGA, and why they are changing their rules to treat all health practitioners equally in the eyes of the law, then we have a very close fracking look at coal seam gas, and how extracting it might cause earthquakes. Also a brief update on Tasmanian Devils and potential treatment for their facial tumour disease.
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Lost in Science 18.07.2013
We discuss the controversy of whether Australia’s ancient megafauna went extinct from humans or climate change, look at the impact of cane toads on dwarf freshwater crocodiles, and use brain scanning to see the physiological effects of social anxiety in teenagers.
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Lost in Science 11.07.2013
Where is the voyager probe, is genetic testing worth the money, and what does water taste like after 2.6 billion years?
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Lost in Science 4.07.2013
What did cheese mites eat before cheese, can we see how the environment has changed by carbon dating ancient teeth and do pesticides decrease biodiversity in our waterways more than we think?
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Lost in Science 27.06.2013
This week in part 2 of our look at epigenetics, we find out why identical twins aren’t completely identical, and we investigate the changing diagnostic rules for wintertime blues of seasonal affective disorder, plus the mathematics of how crowds clap.
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Lost in Science 13.06.2013
This week, the team examines whether compression tights give any benefit when exercising, looks at the potential for using stem cells to treat auto-immune diabetes, and investigates the biodiversity of bacteria in our belly buttons.
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Lost in Science 6.06.2013
Is our mucus acting as an immune system thanks to bacteria-eating viruses? What’s the science behind the EU pesticide ban protecting bee colonies and how can science crowd funding can help sustainable seaweed snacks?
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Lost in Science 30.05.2013
The team talk to a cerebral scientist about brain training, taste the controversy around aspartame and travel the globe in search of stem cell holidays.
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Lost in Science 23.05.2013
This week’s edition dives into DIY water treatment, draws the connection between silicon, silica and silicone, and travels back in time to talk about talking several thousand years ago.
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Lost in Science 16.05.2013
This week we look at the state of science literacy in Australia and overseas, talk about whether the Y chromosome is going to go extinct, and speak to researcher Hayley Bates about the Mountain Pygmy-possum.
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Lost in Science 9.05.2013
Lost in Science presents the latest science news and issues.
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Lost in Science 2.05.2013
Lost in Science finds out who makes the best pollinator, answer a listener question about what is Deep Heat anyway and also talks to a biologist who is tagging sulphur-crested cockatoos in Sydney and using social media to track them.
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Lost in Science 25.04.2013
This week we look at the marketing of untested stem cell treatments and why you should be wary of them, we investigate the other greenhouse gas, methane, and we talk about the ethics of bringing species back from extinction.
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Lost in Science 18.04.2013
This week the team worries about the nocebo effect, shines a light on dark matter, and digs into the underground world of growing fungi.
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Lost in Science 11.04.2013
Lost in Science tastes the flavour of glutamic acid, dives deep into citizen science to look at whales and gets the hard facts on hard light.
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Lost in Science 4.04.2013
Lost in Science looks at the science and ethics of HeLa cells and talk to Mike Archer about the science and philosophy surrounding his attempts to bring the gastric brooding frog back to life. We also talk about marvelous moss.
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Lost in Science 28.03.2013
We look at the Australian Institute of Physics’s Big Little g project, where you can join an experiment to measure gravity. We also evaluate the science of the popular paleo diet and explain the popularity of hot cross buns.
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Lost in Science 14.03.2013
This week we uncover the geological mystery of Bundaberg’s craters, think about the neuroscience of freestyle rapping and listen to Peter Singer talk about the ethics of geoengineering at the recent Sustainable Living Festival in Melbourne.
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Lost in Science 7.03.2013
This week we bust some myths about obesity, discuss the ethics of geoengineering the Earth’s climate, and find out about robot zombie swamp sparrows.
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Lost in Science 28.02.2013
This week we look at marvellous molecule chlorophyll, drink some delicious Australian plants, and take a walk around the block for some real-time town planning experiments.
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Lost in Science 21.02.2013
Gregory Crocetti from Friends of the Earth talks about antibiotic resistance in microbes and the FOE submission calling for nano-silver antibiotic control in the current senate inquiry into antibiotic resistance. We also talk to Jen Makin from the Cancer Council about nanotechnology and sunscreens and Vitamin D and sunlight.
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Lost in Science 14.02.2013
This week we continue our look at the science of sunscreens with a review of the different types, as well as looking at urban heating effects on the environment and the wonders of sodium bicarbonate.
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Lost in Science 07.02.2013
Lost in Science examines the science behind Andrew Bolt’s comments on climate change, wonders are students really afraid of red pens and asks questions about sunscreens and nanotechnology.
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Lost in Science 24.01.2013
This week we tackle the big question of why some people experience smelly urine after eating asparagus and some don’t. We also look at one of the most studied organisms, the fruit fly, and the beauty of phosphorescence and bioluminescence.
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Lost In Science 27.12.2012
Lost in Science this week deals with the approaching Antibiotic Armageddon as the rise of the superbugs threatens modern medicine. How will we face the threat?
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Lost In Science 20.12.2012
Lost in science asks the big questions: How fast is Santa’s sleigh? Why do people give each other gifts? Why do some birds put cigarette butts in their nests? And will a tinfoil hat stop the government controlling your mind this Holiday season?
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Lost in Science 13.12.2012
This week, we talk about an extra-large supermassive black hole found in a nearby galaxy, the myth of detox and why you don’t need it, and monitoring algae and krill in Antarctic waters.
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Lost in Science 06.12.2012
This week, we look at printing and weaving artificial cartilage like in the Fifth Element, the importance of quality protein in whale diets, and how mimicking a desert beetle may lead to a self-filling water bottle.
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Lost in Science 29.11.2012
This week, Beth talks about rising antidepressant use and how our minds can make us itch, Stuart also looks at the psychomatic itching of Morgellons disease, and Chris tells us about the very real danger of asbestos.
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Lost in Science 22.11.2012
What’s threatening the Great Barrier Reef, what we can do about it and who won ‘Dance your Ph.D’? Lost in Science finds out and talks to Peter Liddicoat from the Australian Centre for Microscopy and Microanalysis.
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Lost in Science 15.11.2012
This week, Chris reports on synaesthesia from MONA in Hobart, Stuart looks at controversial research on correlation between breastfeeding and peanut allergies, and Beth tells us all about bleaching your hair with hydrogen peroxide.
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Lost In Science 08.11.2012
This week the team look at how important experimental design is in assessing animal intelligence, real-life Minority Report style crime prediction, and a look at responsibility and sexual health for men.
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Lost in Science 01.11.2012
This week Lost in Science covers the sentencing of Italian scientists over earthquake predictions and then moves on to spook you with the science of fear and nightmares.
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Lost in Science 25.10.2012
This week, we look at the history of spaceflight, dancing your PhD, and the marvellous molecules of oxygen, geosmin and bucky balls.
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Lost in Science 18.10.2012
Lost in Science takes a look at what indoor plants can do for you, how scientists might meddle with the method just to publish and is stretching any good for you before and after exercise?
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Lost in Science 04.10.2012
Lost in Science takes a look at our Vitamin D levels, how a bumblebee finds a flower and the science of gender equality.
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Lost In Science 27.09.2012
Lost in Science rummage through junk DNA, parasitise mistletoe and go big game hunting in Victoria.
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Lost in Science 13.09.2012
Chris finds out if honey can relieve hayfever, Stu looks at the real meaning of survival of the fittest, and Beth takes on Germaine Greer on life in space.
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Lost in Science 06.09.2012
Today, Chris talks about exaggerated reporting of scientific research in newspapers and on television, Beth examines the science or otherwise behind the 10 second rule of eating food off the floor, and Stuart looks back on Neil Armstrong’s moon landing.
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Lost in Science 30.08.2012
This week we look at the male contraceptive pill; find out if common mynas are as bad as we think they are and ponder on what causes pins and needles.
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Lost in Science 23.08.2012
Shrinking glaciers, shocking batteries and limited world records.
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Lost in Science 16.08.2012
This week, Chris asks if the universe is curved in another dimension or actually flat, Stuart discusses the likelihood of asteroid impact and could be done about it, and Beth recommends some of the top events of Science Week.
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Lost in Science 09.08.2012
How to find out the drugs a city takes, alternatives to antibiotics in the research pipleline and where not to be in a pandemic; this week on Lost in Science.
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Lost in Science 02.08.2012
Lost in science listens to the concerns of wind farm opponents and the science behind their health claims, has a short and sweet look at diabetes, and finally takes the piss.
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Lost in Science 26.07.2012
This week we tackle the big questions of whether altruism exists in nature, the pros and cons of trying to control dengue fever with genetically modified mosquitoes, and whether horizontal stripes really do make you look fat.
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Lost in Science 19.07.2012
This week, Chris and Beth discuss the Higgs Boson discovery, what it is, what it means and who will get the Nobel prize?
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Lost in Science 12.07.2012
This week, Beth talks about tomatoes, Stuart finds out about coal and Chris looks at rainbows.
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Lost in Science 05.07.2012
This week, Chris looks at mathematical attempts to predict the sharemarket, Stuart explains the benefits of sunshine and vitamin D, and Beth asks how we can get girls interested in studying science.
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Lost in Science 28.06.2012
This week Lost in Science explores the world of naturally selected music, dives into the underwater world of the Nudibranch, and ponders the eternal question of “What is cool?”
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Lost in Science 21.06.2012
This week Lost in Science discusses microbial antibiotic resistance and what that means for infections such as gonorrhea and we wonder why people still hold beliefs that fly in the face of scientific evidence.
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Lost in Science 07.06.2012
This week, Chris looks at what science has to say about barefoot running and the choice to wear shoes or not, while Stuart explains how taste works and why it’s sensitive to temperature.
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Lost in Science 24.05.2012
This week Chris talks about meteorites and his own close encounter with a famous crater, and Stuart tells us about space probe exploration of the asteroid Vesta.
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Lost in Science 10.05.2012
This week in Lost in Science, Beth talks to Gregory Crocetti from Friends of the Earth about synthetic biology and Stuart uncovers some remedy myths for the common cold.
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Lost in Science 03.05.2012
Lost in Science is illuminated this week by the science of energy efficient light bulbs and why do European trees’ leaves colour and fall in Autumn?
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Lost in Science 26.04.2012
This week, Stuart looks into the dangers of popular publishing of science interpretation, Beth chews on the science of marshmallows, and Chris wonders how we know the earth is round.
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Lost in Science 19.04.2012
This week, Lost in Science leaves the studio to talk to artist Briony Barr and scientist Andrew Melatos about their art/science collaboration on complexity.
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Lost in Science 12.04.2012
This week, Chris attempts to explain real-life quantum teleportation, Stuart discusses nanoparticles, why they’re not really new and why we shouldn’t assume they’re dangerous, and Beth talks to Chris Krishna-Pillay about mixing science with comedy.
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Lost In Science 29.03.2012
Stu talks about a memory for a mouthful of Pi, Chris answers some questions around the speed of light, and Beth sends us to bed with our smart phones.
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Lost in Science 22.03.2012
This week, Chris looks at how the appendix may help protect us from infection by replenishing good bacteria, and Stuart tells us that after 50 years computers are now able to design their own games.
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Lost in Science 15.03.2012
In this week’s Lost in Science, Beth, Stuart and Chris take a look at how marijuana affects your brain and memory, rediscover the how and why wonder books of science and find out how magnets work.
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Lost In Science 08.03.2012
Lost in Science celebrates International Women’s Day with an all women line-up as Marijana Bosnjak joins the show to talk about science education and Alex Cartney from the University of Sydney digs deep into bandicoot behaviour.
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Lost in Science 01.03.2012
Beth asks some questions about the sun and how it moves, Stuart follows some moths to a flame(war) and Chris ponders Schroedinger’s computer.
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Lost in Science 23.02.2012
This week, Chris explains how our brains imagine the future in the same way they remember the past, and Stuart claims that a little bit of alcohol can actually make you more creative.
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Lost In Science 16.02.2012
Chris talks chunky custard and Stu talks about graft hopping plant genes.
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Lost in Science 09.02.2012
This week, Chris explains that what we think of as “now” actually stretches over 80 milliseconds and this means we can’t tickle ourselves, and Stuart tells us about a novel idea to introduce elephants into Australia to control invasive grasses.
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Lost in Science 02.02.2012
Chris and Stuart discuss bushfire research and the new wonder material of the future: Graphene.
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Lost In Science 26.01.2012
In the first show for 2012, Chris and Stuart talk about the merits of detox and salt therapy, whether to be scared of burgers that don’t rot and the sometimes unavoidable pain of brain freeze.
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Lost in Science 15.12.2011
A special episode about elements for the end of the International Year of Chemistry. Two new elements are to be included in the periodic table, plus we talk about Iridium and Tantalum.
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Lost in Science 08.12.2011
This week, Stuart talks about hormones that grow plants straight and tall, Beth returns to stromatolites in WA and Chris looks for signs of dark matter.
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Lost in Science podcast 01.12.2011
Stuart says happy birthday to the Drake equation, Beth talks to Di Walker about stromatolites in Shark Bay and Chris wonders about Nature journal’s poor quality fiction.
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Lost in Science podcast 24.11.2011
Lost in Science speaks to a young climate change scientist from Macquarie University, Melanie Bishop, Stuart wonders how much water plants really need and Chris figures that cows line up along the Earth’s magnetic poles.
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Lost in Science 17.11.2011
This week, Stuart tells us about pituitary glands grown in a laboratory, Chris looks at what science has to say about water fluoridation, and we follow up a previous story about Tasmanian Devil facial tumour disease.
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Lost In Science 10.11.2011
This episode looks at seaweed migration, planet formation, Tasmanian genetics, and polygamous mice.
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Lost in Science 03.11.2011
This is the political issue where Beth, Stuart and Chris talk about the statistics of who owns most of the world’s wealth, why climate change is still real and the chemistry behind police brutality.
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Lost in Science 27.10.2011
Lost In Science Fiction special edition! Featuring the movies Evolution, Moon and Ghostbusters.
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Lost In Science 20.10.2011
This week, Stuart takes a jab at anti-vaccination groups, Chris ceremoniously discusses the IgNobel prizes for the year, and Beth has a gutful of Giardia.
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Lost in Science 13.10.2011
This week, Chris investigates the science behind first aid for sporting injuries, Stuart looks at the disease-fighting potential of glow-in-the-dark cats and Beth tells us about the nitrogen cycle and how to make rocket fuel out of urine.
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Lost in Science 06.10.2011
Stuart and Chris debate if neutrinos really go faster than the speed of light and Beth looks at the willow tree and why it is such a weed.
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Lost In Science 29.09.2011
Stu plays with the idea of computer games in research, Chris listens closely to research about the physics of hearing, and Beth chuckles at the science of laughter.
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Lost in Science 22.09.2011
Stu talks about the lack of scientific evidence for homoeopathy, and Chris explores the beauty of mathematics.
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Lost in Science 08.09.2011
In Lost in Science this week, Beth delves into how we are part Neanderthal, Stuart figures out the intelligence of elephants and Chris wonders if we will ever find out about the Higgs Boson.
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Lost in Science 15.09.2011
This week, Chris discusses how to control dengue fever by infecting mosquitoes with bacteria, Beth speaks to Dr Willem van Straten about the discovery of a diamond planet, and Stuart tells us about mice becoming bolder when infected with Lactobacillus.
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Lost In Science 01.09.2011
In this week’s Lost in Science, Stu talks about the zombie ants of the tropical rainforest, Beth talks to Lina Happo about lymphoma research, and Chris wonders whether it’s possible to get something for nothing while looking at perpetual motion machines?
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Lost in Science 25.08.11
Beth gets close to a bacteria living within another bacteria, Chris takes a look at a recent re-interpretation of a fossil bone and Stuart wonders how many generations does it take for a wild animal to become domestic?
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Lost in Science 18.08.11
This week, Chris and Stuart discuss multiple universes and whether their existence can be proved, and Beth talks to Rob Harcourt from Macquarie University who is tracking populations of Southern Right Whales in Australian and New Zealand waters.
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Lost In Science 11.08.2011
On this week’s Lost in Science, Stu talks about washing your hands and preventing TB. Chris fills us in on some weird critters from Bali, and Beth talks to James Morgan about the mechanisms of Cocaine addiction.
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Lost In Science 04.08.2011
The latest in science news and information with the crew from Lost in Science.
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Lost in Science 21.07.11
This week, Chris asks about turning on your headlights while driving at the speed of light, Beth looks into our common ancestry and Stuart investigates why global warming slowed in the past decade.
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Lost in Science 14.07.2011
The latest in science news and information on Lost in Science.
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Lost In Science 07.07.2011
The latest in science news and information on Lost in Science.
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Lost In Science 30.06.2011
In this episode of Lost in Science, Beth talks about genetic mutation, Chris finds out about space junk and Stuart looks deep for the world’s smallest creature.
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Lost In Science 23.06.2011
Chris shows how fluid dynamics explains why widening roads can make traffic slower, Beth speaks to Andrew Rodda from Monash University about making new materials to regenerate damaged nerves, and Stuart looks at how science is presented in the media.
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Lost In Science 09.06.2011
This week on Lost In Science, Stuart talks about how Science Fiction affects students understanding science “fact”, Chris talks to Dr Katherine Kirk of the Queensland Fire & Rescue Service about her science-mobile, and Beth takes a trip down the rabbit hole to look at how body perception can be changed.
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Lost in Science 02.06.2011
This week on lost in science, Beth gets stuck into the murky science of freshwater invertebrates, Chris talks about dark energy and the universe and Stuart puts a new twist on proteins and how they work in a cell. Tune in and once again, get lost in science.
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Lost In Science 26.05.2011
This week, Chris delves into the life and work of legendary science communicator Julius Sumner Miller, Stuart points out the difference between being scientific and not, and Beth talks about how ordinary people can get involved in citizen science.
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Lost In Science 19.05.2011
Stuart takes a look at the possibility of non-terrestrial life in our solar system as suggested by photgraphic artefacts, Chris dips into the science of chocolate, and Beth finds out about the newest shrimp on the block.
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Lost In Science 12.05.2011
In this episode, Stuart has a look at how a poison may have saved all life on earth, and Chris ponders the question of whether the search for life on other planets is really worth the effort at the moment.
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Lost in Science 05.05.11
On this week in Lost in Science Beth talks to Hannah Malony from cultivating communities, Melbourne, about composting and the upcoming composter’s composium and John gets to the bottom of faecal transplants.
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Lost In Science 28.04.2011
This week on Lost In Science, Chris finds out whether there is an absolute hottest temperature in the universe, Beth tells us all about radiation and Stuart lets us in on the secrets of plant communication.
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Lost In Science 21.04.2011
This week on Lost In Science, Stuart investigates the future of the Three Blind Mice following new developments in stem cell research, Beth talks to Georgia Miller about the precautionary principle, and how it is being bypassed in some important fields of research, and Chris uses his head to find out whether compulsory bike helmet laws really have an effect on accidents.
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Lost In Science 14.04.2011
On Lost in Science this week: Chris gives the lowdown and a countdown on the Top 5 Physicists working today, Stuart investigates the efficacy and ethics of the placebo effect and John speaks to Jonothan Shearer of Museum Victoria about the Biodiversity Snapshots program. Enjoy the show and get ready to get Lost In Science.
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Lost in Science 07.04.2011
On Lost in Science this week, Beth and Stuart look at the creepy crawlies that might sleep, live and eat in your bed. Beth takes a look at bed bugs and dust mites and Stuart sheds some light on white tailed spiders.
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Lost in Science 31.03.2011
On Lost in Science this week, Chris compares sports drinks to chocolate flavoured milk, Beth rocks on with geothermal energy and John gives a weather report for Titan, thanks to the Cassini spacecraft.
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Lost In Science 17.03.2011
Lost in Science this week – John speaks to Anna Davis of the Australian Science Teachers Association about Science in the new National Curriculum, Stuart investigates what new images of the malaria parasite may tell us about this deadly disease and Chris gives us the lowdown on how time travel does indeed already exist.
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Lost in Science 10.03.2011
In this edition of Lost In Science, John researches solar flares, Stuart delves into the tree of life and Beth turns sour with the science of sourdough.
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Lost In Science 03.03.2011
In this edition of Lost In Science, Beth talks about the collective intelligence of mosquitofish, John talks about saliva and what it’s for, and Chris looks at the possibility of time travel with the World Time Machine Project.
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Lost In Science 22.02.2011
Pheremones, Pharmaceuticals and… Phlooding? Stuart sniffs around the myths about pheremones and falling in love, Chris takes a closer look at medical research into dietary supplements, and Beth looks into the effect of flooding on seagrass beds in Queensland’s Moreton Bay.
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Lost In Science 17.02.2011
In this edition of Lost In Science, Stuart answers a listener question about what is in the remains after human cremation. John looks inside a cocoon and Chris takes a look at the recent arsenic lifeform controversy.
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Lost in Science 10.02.2011
In this edition of Lost In Science, Beth speaks to Gregory Crechetti about the bacteria living in our guts, John investigates how deep will scientists go to the heart of planet Earth and Stuart will be looking at plant pollen allergies.
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Lost in Science 03.02.2011
In this epsiode, John talks about Voyager 1 reaching the limit of the heliosphere, Beth dives into the story of plankton, and Chris talks to John Cook, the man behind Skeptical Science, a blog devoted to letting the hot air out of climate change skepticism.
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Lost In Science 27.01.2011
Lost In Science begins 2011 with a new team and new stories. Beth, Chris, John and Stuart introduce themselves before presenting two intriguing stories. First up Chris lets us know about the physics of cats landing on their feet. Stuart then investigates the world’s largest living organism, a massive fungus in the USA. Enjoy.
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