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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!

Boiling Point is Chantelle Doyle, Tim Owen, Cat (Catharina) Vendl, Nick Tsoukatos and Alex Sentinella.

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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!

Boiling Point is Chantelle Doyle, Tim Owen, Cat (Catharina) Vendl, Nick Tsoukatos and Alex Sentinella.

    Poopy Parasites

    Poopy Parasites

    What can we learn from looking at poopy parasites? That is poops of wild animals. We ask our Ass Pro: Michelle Power!

    Michelle Power is an Associate Professor at Macquarie university, AND she's a comedian. Listen in as Anastasia and Caitlin chat all things poop, feces, and guana in this weeks episode.

     



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    • 29 min
    Psychedelics – a new era in mental health treatment?

    Psychedelics – a new era in mental health treatment?

    46 percent of Australians experience a mental health disorder in their lives. One eighth of Australians are on anti-depressants. And 8 Australians take their own lives every day. You can tell, the mental health situation in this country is dire. However, you might have heard of a potential light at the end of the tunnel. Psychedelics seem to be just the answer we all have been waiting for. What are they capable of and do they really hold what they promise? We have some answers for you.

    Listen in to Cat's interview with neuroscientist Dr Dilara Bahceci

     

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    • 30 min
    PhDo or PhDont?

    PhDo or PhDont?

    Why do people choose to do a PhD? Is a PhD right for you? Is it best to go from Honours to PhD, without having done a masters? Listen to four different perspectives today and decide PhDo or PhDont?

    Welcome to Boiling Point. This week Anastasia is joined by three PhD students: Caitlin Creak, Jess Tam, and Soleille Miller. Everyone has a different background, different ways how they came into a PhD, and different views on the path to a PhD.

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    • 30 min
    Evolving out of Water

    Evolving out of Water

    Darwin saw evolution through beetles. Our guest today sees evolution through blennies. But why are they leaving the water behind?

    Welcome to Boiling Point in this weeks episode our guest is Elizabeth Surovic, a PhD Candidate at UNSW. Elizabeth studies evolution in real time.

    Blennies, are little fish that are transforming to land right in front of our eyes!





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    A parasite in an invader

    A parasite in an invader

    What happens when you’re stuck in the middle of nowhere for two years? Perhaps you awaken your passion for researching invasive parasites? Perhaps you discover a new species?

    This week's episode is a show of adventure, mystery, surprise, and invasion. I, Anastasia, am sitting down with UNSW PhD Candidate Harry Eyck to chat about the nematodes, an invasive parasite that is abundant, yet we know so little about them.



     



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    How dinosaurs were first discovered

    How dinosaurs were first discovered

    Many of us loved them as a kid and still secretly love them today. I am talking about dinosaurs. What’s much less known is how they were first discovered, what consequences this huge discovery had for science and how dinosaurs inspired the myth of dragons. Let’s go back in time to answer these questions.



    In this episode your hosts Dom and Cat chat with guest Lachlan Hart, a PhD student in Paleobiology at the University of New South Wales in Sydney. Lachlan studies all things dead, mostly extinct amphibians. We talked about his research a few months ago. This time, he is here as our expert on dinosaurs and how they were first discovered.

    Listen in to the interview: https://soundcloud.com/user-982894834/how-dinosaurs-were-first?utm_source=clipboard&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=social_sharing



     

    • 28 min

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