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This is The Science Briefing, a podcast about the science of everything and your new go-to podcast for your snapshot of science news. Hosted by Dr Sophie Calabretto and featuring journalists from Cosmos Magazine, The Science Briefing brings you the latest research in technology, health, climate, physics, artificial intelligence, space and more. Hear what’s making news in science in Australia and across the globe every Tuesday and Thursday. Search The Science Briefing, or download the LiSTNR app to listen for free. 

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    • 4.8 • 25 Ratings

This is The Science Briefing, a podcast about the science of everything and your new go-to podcast for your snapshot of science news. Hosted by Dr Sophie Calabretto and featuring journalists from Cosmos Magazine, The Science Briefing brings you the latest research in technology, health, climate, physics, artificial intelligence, space and more. Hear what’s making news in science in Australia and across the globe every Tuesday and Thursday. Search The Science Briefing, or download the LiSTNR app to listen for free. 

    How do you shave an ant? Science stories you might have missed in June

    How do you shave an ant? Science stories you might have missed in June

    Kathleen Folbigg is pardoned thanks to scientific discoveries, why scientists shaved artistic ants and do frogs have accents? These are the science stories you might have missed in June. 
    Today, Dr Sophie Calabretto is joined by Cosmos journalist Jacinta Bowler to chat about the science you might have missed last month
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    • 13 min
    Digging up the past: What can archaeology tell us?

    Digging up the past: What can archaeology tell us?

    We've all heard of archaeology, but what exactly is it? A science or sociology?
    Well, it's a bit of both! 
    Today, Dr Sophie Calabretto is joined by Matthew Ward Agius to discuss all things archaeology, what they actually do and what we've been digging up recently. 
    You can see the reconstruction mentioned here, and the article about the trading post here
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    • 14 min
    Which Aussie mammal will take home the crown?

    Which Aussie mammal will take home the crown?

    We've all heard of Kangaroos and Koalas, but did you know that Australia is home to over 350 mammal species?
    Our diverse landscape is primed for mammal habitation, but unfortunately, Australia currently has the worst animal extinction rate in the world. 
    This is where the Australian Mammal of the Year competition comes in!
    Today, Dr Sophie Calabretto is joined by Cosmos Journalist, Imma Perfetto to chat all things mammals, how to get involved in Australian Mammal of the Year and why it's important. We also hear from Professor of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, Euan Ritchie.
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    • 14 min
    The birds that are breaking world records

    The birds that are breaking world records

    Migratory birds travel astronomical distances every year, spanning the entire globe.
    Have you ever wondered how birds prepare for global migration? Or how far they travel? 
    Join Dr Sophie Calabretto as she chats to Cosmos Magazine journalist Imma Perfetto about migratory birds, how they navigate their way around and what they go through to endure the long journeys.
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    • 16 min
    Tiny robots in your blood? The possibilities of nanotechnology

    Tiny robots in your blood? The possibilities of nanotechnology

    Some things are so tiny you can't see them under a normal microscope – think proteins and molecules. These are a thousandth of the size of the red blood cells running through your veins.
    We measure these things in nanometres where one nanometre is a billionth of a metre.  
    Scientists have some adventurous ideas harnessing things at the nanoscale - a field called nanotechnology.  
    Some ideas are realistic, others are still science fiction.  
    Dr Sophie Calabretto talks to Cosmos Magazine journalist Ellen Phiddian about nanotechnology, what's realistically possible and how on Earth you work with things this small.
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    • 9 min
    Is Australia embracing the power of robotics?

    Is Australia embracing the power of robotics?

    Painting? Firefighting? Is there anything Aussie robots can't do? These examples are just a glimpse into the world of Australian robotics, but where do we stand on the global scale? 
    Dr Sophie Calabretto is joined by Cosmos Magazine journalist Petra Stock to talk all things Aussie robots, what they can do and what's coming up next. 
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    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

westius ,

This is the best science podcast in the book

And Sophie rocks

Jacinta Loves Life! ,

Love it

Quick, engaging and interesting

CrackedChelle33 ,

I look forward to this podcast

This is a wonderful, informative and fun podcast about science from our own Australian shores. The only thing I would change is episode repeats. We are quite capable of going back and replaying previous episodes without needing ‘best of’ style repeats, thanks.

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