23 episodes

Interronauts is our podcast that puts a rose-tinted magnifying glass to science news from around the world, Australia, and inside our organisation. Hosted by Jesse Hawley and a rotating cast from our communications team.
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    • 4.9 • 35 Ratings

Interronauts is our podcast that puts a rose-tinted magnifying glass to science news from around the world, Australia, and inside our organisation. Hosted by Jesse Hawley and a rotating cast from our communications team.
Follow or get in touch with us on Facebook: facebook.com/CSIROnews
On Twitter: @CSIROnews
Or visit our website: csiro.au

    Episode 23: Cat food vs. big-headed ants, autonomous cave bots, Elizabeth and Fast Radio Bursts, and bye bye for now

    Episode 23: Cat food vs. big-headed ants, autonomous cave bots, Elizabeth and Fast Radio Bursts, and bye bye for now

    This episode Jesse and Harry talk ants and tech: CSIRO's phenomenally successful eradication of African big-headed ants from Lord Howe Island. Good lord, how!? Cat food. Poisonous cat food. They also chat about autonomous cave-exploring droids and also speak with star researcher Dr Elizabeth Mahony about interstellar radio explosions, Fast Radio Bursts, and the newly isolated origins of one in particular. It's also the final episode of Interronauts for some time, so go and have a listen to our others, here: BACK CATALOGUE.

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    • 29 min
    Episode 22: Purple Earth and plants' war for the rainbow, white rice; brown benefits, smells like Teen 13+, and an attack on titan

    Episode 22: Purple Earth and plants' war for the rainbow, white rice; brown benefits, smells like Teen 13+, and an attack on titan

    Jesse sets off on a solo venture through the overgrown and tangled world of science news this Interronauts, beginning at the beginning with early Earth perhaps implanted with purple, not chlorophyll green, pigment, before heading undersea with two new species of very small jellyfish discovered by CSIRO researchers, bushbashing in the crops, the cropage, with our and the Chinese Academy of Sciences' work blending the benefits of brown rice with the pale ease of white rice, trekking through the clonal trunks, the forest of one known as Pando to get to the base of its stunted growth, and finally wrapping up in the cool slightly sour-atmosphere of a packed cinema, finding out how our smells might reveal movies' classification.

    To learn more about any of the stories we covered on the show, visit the Interronauts blog page, here.

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    • 25 min
    Episode 21: Science of indecision, helping fish with hands, space booty, and a chat with Rich Pillans, giant sawfish conservationist

    Episode 21: Science of indecision, helping fish with hands, space booty, and a chat with Rich Pillans, giant sawfish conservationist

    Umm...ah...it's Interronauts...we think. Join Jesse and Sarah as they discuss the ideal number of choices to choose from, a tiny imperilled fish and how we're helping to rebuild the critically endangered, fearsomely cute spotted handfish in Tasmania, Australia's roadmap towards a future in space, AND we chat with CSIRO researcher Dr Rich Pillans recently back from the Top End and a bonza survey of some of our most endangered aquatic life, including the speartooth shark, northern river shark, and the seven metre leviathan: the largetooth sawfish.

    To learn more about any of the stories we covered on the show, visit the Interronauts blog page, here.

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    • 55 min
    Episode 20: Teenage mutagenic-ingesting turtles (how I gave up balloons), antibiotic inserts, transplant complications, and a Ceres of satellites

    Episode 20: Teenage mutagenic-ingesting turtles (how I gave up balloons), antibiotic inserts, transplant complications, and a Ceres of satellites

    Cowabunga! On this episode of Interronauts Kate and Gavin join Jesse to talk about scourges of our times: marine debris and antibiotic resistance, as well as science's endeavours to set us on the straight and narrow, the clean and biotic. They also talk about the use of third person in podcast descriptions ("We don't actually, we prefer first person but are twenty episodes into the precedent..."), NovaSAR-1-a new state of the art satellite, which provides Australia 10% helm-time, and finally, a rare case of organ transplant complications and a crazy little thing called CTVT, a disease, but also a single-celled dog. You'll just have to listen.

    To learn more about any of the stories we covered on the show, visit the Interronauts blog page, here.

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    • 37 min
    Episode 19: Killer T: immunotherapy returns, hydrogen at the bowser, ancient cheese and vego sharks

    Episode 19: Killer T: immunotherapy returns, hydrogen at the bowser, ancient cheese and vego sharks

    Up, up, and away with Kate and Gavin and Jesse on this episode of Interronauts where they talk about a new treatment for pancreatic cancer using killer cells, CSIRO's new vehicles powered not on gasoline but hydrogen, and a fortnightly science digest about the oldest cheese, neutron stars, omnivorous sharks, and moooore.

    Learn more about the stories on the Interronauts blog, here.

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    • 30 min
    Episode 18: Minority Report billboards, un-electric chairs, iron-less cotton, and this fortnight in science news

    Episode 18: Minority Report billboards, un-electric chairs, iron-less cotton, and this fortnight in science news

    This episode technophile Ketan teaches technophobe Jesse about big data and the big burden it bears, why robot marketers are more unnerving than you know, how hackers might have swiped your fingerprints (drats; crims are supposed to leave 'em behind, not steal 'em), this fortnight in science news, and isn't it ironic? Well, isn't it? No, not really. It's our new cotton that doesn't crease and doesn't need ironing, it's like ten thousand spoons when all you need is a knife.

    Learn more about the stories on the Interronauts blog, here.

    Go ahead and give us a rating on iTunes, all the kids are doing it. Or better yet, tell your friends about Interronauts, the CSIRO podcast.

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    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
35 Ratings

35 Ratings

Matt A Nolan ,

Totally entertaining, and makes you (even) smarter.

Such a great entertaining podcast about the world of science and the great the CSIRO are doing. Well worth a listen!

Apples 222 ,

Great show

Great show sorry to hear it's not being funded

Beccy8 ,

Science with a laugh

You guys are so hilarious! Such a great way of discussing current science and getting more people interested in the hows and whys of our world :D

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