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Put your thinking caps on, folks. Huh? Science Explained is here, the twice weekly podcast brought to you by LiSTNR and Cosmos. Hosted by Cosmos’ very own science journos, this is the podcast that will answer all of life’s questions – in just 10 minutes.

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Put your thinking caps on, folks. Huh? Science Explained is here, the twice weekly podcast brought to you by LiSTNR and Cosmos. Hosted by Cosmos’ very own science journos, this is the podcast that will answer all of life’s questions – in just 10 minutes.

    🍓The Berry Breakdown: The surprising science behind why a zucchini is a berry but a strawberry isnt!?

    🍓The Berry Breakdown: The surprising science behind why a zucchini is a berry but a strawberry isnt!?

    What is a fruit? And why are bananas, pumpkins, and lemons classified as berries? Let’s take a bite out of the science behind why some fruits are considered berries and why others, despite their misleading names (I’m looking at you strawberry), are not.

    Imma Perfetto is a journalist at Cosmos Magazine and has a Bachelor of science and honours in Science Communication.
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    • 9 min
    The Emoji Squad: The Mysterious Group Behind the Little Icons We Love 🤝

    The Emoji Squad: The Mysterious Group Behind the Little Icons We Love 🤝

    Emojis. Love them or hate them, they’re now an essential part of our text-based vocabulary. But where do they come from, how do they work, and did you know there's a secretive board of 16 people who control them all?? 🤯 

    Petra Stock has a Bachelor of Engineering and a Master of Journalism, both from the University of Melbourne. While she loves writing about new technologies (robots, digital platforms), Petra is nostalgic for the retro kind (letters, cassette tapes).
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    • 10 min
    🤖 ✍️ GPT-ing the Talk: What is ChatGPT and how will AI influence the future of writing?

    🤖 ✍️ GPT-ing the Talk: What is ChatGPT and how will AI influence the future of writing?

    Today we’ll be talking about ChatGPT and artificial intelligence language processors which have been making waves online. Evrim Yazgin is a Cosmos journalist with a Masters in Physics from the University of Melbourne. His love of science fiction has spurred an interest in all things flux capacitor to quantum-time-antimatter-inverters.
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    • 8 min
    🍄 Fungi Frenzy: Uncovering the Unusual and Intriguing World of Fungi

    🍄 Fungi Frenzy: Uncovering the Unusual and Intriguing World of Fungi

    Fungi aren’t so different from us, at least compared to plants, but what is it about fungi that makes them special, and how do they help their plant and animal cousins in the real world?

     
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    • 10 min
    🩲 SCAM OR NAH ⁉️: What are your undies made of?

    🩲 SCAM OR NAH ⁉️: What are your undies made of?

    Is cotton really better for the environment than synthetic fabric? And what does 'organic' really mean? 
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    • 9 min
    Wait what? Zero isn't a number!??

    Wait what? Zero isn't a number!??

    Null. Nil. Zip. Nada. Zero. Call it what you like, it’s still nothing. But what is nothing? And is “zero” just a theoretical concept, or can it really be considered a number? At times, philosophy and mathematics meet in the middle to give us truly weird thought experiments. So, grab your graph paper, calculator and tweed coat, because we’re going to go on a journey down the number line to find out what “zero” really means.

    Evrim Yazgin is a Cosmos journalist with a Masters in Physics from the University of Melbourne. His love of science fiction has spurred an interest in all things flux capacitor to quantum-time-antimatter-inverters.
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    • 8 min

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