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Entertaining news and discussion about research that has impact on society and providing a wide range of science and technology news. Distributed nationally on the Community Radio Network.

Lost in Science Chris Lassig, Stuart Burns and Claire Farrugia and others.

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Entertaining news and discussion about research that has impact on society and providing a wide range of science and technology news. Distributed nationally on the Community Radio Network.

    Once and future humans: The Nobel prize for physiology and how to get babies to sleep

    Once and future humans: The Nobel prize for physiology and how to get babies to sleep

    The Nobel prize for Physiology and Medicine for 2022 looks at the relationship between ancient homnids and modern humans, Chris talks abotu the research that won the prize. Stu looks at the relationship between the newest humans and their immediate ancestors, as science tackles exactly how to get babies to sleep. 

    Immune cells and nature walks

    Immune cells and nature walks

    This week, our special guest immunologist and science communicator Catriona Nguyen-Robertson tells us about her PhD research and direct personal experience of how the immune system's T cells can also target fats and oils; and Stu shares a new study using brain scans to find out why spending time in nature can reduce the stress of city life.

    The 32nd First Annual Ig Nobel Prizes - The Winners!

    The 32nd First Annual Ig Nobel Prizes - The Winners!

    It's that time of year again when science recognises its most improbable research by awarding the 32nd First Annual Ig Nobel Prizes to ten research projects that "make you laugh, then make you think". Find out how researchers use ice cream to save the day (again) and why having your ducks in a row is scientifically a good thing. 

    T. rex evolution and reverse lasers

    T. rex evolution and reverse lasers

    This week, Stu shares new research that may explain why the most famous dinosaur, the T. rex, evolved such big heads, plus maybe why they had tiny arms as well; and Chris talks about reverse or anti lasers, which absorb light rather than emit it, and for that to make that sense he tries to explain how regular lasers work too.

    Out-of-season coral spawning and mistaken alpha males

    Out-of-season coral spawning and mistaken alpha males

    This week, Claire talks to Dr Cathie Page from the Australian Institute of Marine Science about getting coral to spawn out of season in the laboratory; and Stu explains how the concept of alpha males does not in fact correspond to how wolf packs operate in the wild.

    Space junk and world's biggest bacteria

    Space junk and world's biggest bacteria

    This week on the show Chris revisits the world of space junk, who is putting it up there, and where it comes down. And Stu informs us of a big discovery that is rocking the microbe world - a giant bacteria that you can see with the naked eye!

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9 Ratings

9 Ratings

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Best podcasts yet!

Incredibly interesting bite sized and well explained science from wide variety of topics! 10/10 would recommend!

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Great Science for all

Lost In Science and it's blog are great, approachable and inquisitive. Left of field stories often sprung from the mind of the very chillaxed presenters as they go about their lives. Well worth a listen, especially if you are a time traveller!

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