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Boiling Point is Eastside Radio's 30-minute foray into the scientific world. The BP crew discuss obscure scientific facts, recent developments and play tunes with a tenuous connection to their topics of choice!

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Boiling Point is Eastside Radio's 30-minute foray into the scientific world. The BP crew discuss obscure scientific facts, recent developments and play tunes with a tenuous connection to their topics of choice!

    The role of memory in terrestrial ecosystems

    The role of memory in terrestrial ecosystems

    Did you know that plants and ecosystems have memory? Not the same memory as you or I, but a type of memory nonetheless. Join us in this episode as we chat to Postdoctoral researcher Jon Page, who uses observations to explore the carbon, water, and energy cycles of terrestrial ecosystems, and importantly, the memory of [...]Read More... from The role of memory in terrestrial ecosystems

    • 29 min
    Zombification and Museum Collections: the Sci and Fi

    Zombification and Museum Collections: the Sci and Fi

    Sci fi movies make blockbuster hits. But how much are they Sci and how much are they fi? Find out in this episode. [...]Read More... from Zombification and Museum Collections: the Sci and Fi

    • 30 min
    Spying on Kangaroos

    Spying on Kangaroos

    Kangaroos are iconic Australian animals that have interesting behavioural characteristics. They live in communities, and their environment plays a factor in their interactions. We are going to take a closer look at the environments kangaroos live in and how certain factors in their environment affect their behaviours. Daphne Willemsen will tell us about their research [...]Read More... from Spying on Kangaroos

    • 30 min
    What’s in a song? How urban environments change animal behaviour

    What’s in a song? How urban environments change animal behaviour

    Humans are affecting animals in multiple different ways. Our infrastructure is bleeding into forests and our way of life is changing how animals adapt to their environments. But are we aware of how we are impacting animals? In this episode of Boiling Point Anastasia is joined by Dr. Dominique Potvin, a Behavioural Ecologist, Evolutionary Biologist, [...]Read More... from What’s in a song? How urban environments change animal behaviour

    • 29 min
    By tooth and nail: Uncovering the ancient history of marsupials

    By tooth and nail: Uncovering the ancient history of marsupials

    Join our host, Inna as she chats with Antonia Parker who explores the ancient history of Australian marsupials... By looking at their teeth!! [...]Read More... from By tooth and nail: Uncovering the ancient history of marsupials

    • 35 min
    Fungi Unearthed: Digging into the Myco-Mysteries of mushrooms!

    Fungi Unearthed: Digging into the Myco-Mysteries of mushrooms!

    What is it about fungi that make them an exciting conversation piece in today’s media, movies, and video games? In this episode Anastasia chats Vanessa McPherson all about the natural history of fungi. Vanessa McPherson is a Research Assistant in the Environmental Microbiology and Molecular Analysis Laboratory in the School of Natural Sciences, Macquarie University. [...]Read More... from Fungi Unearthed: Digging into the Myco-Mysteries of mushrooms!

    • 33 min

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