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Sea Bees and yeasty antibodies
Stu talks about new research which is helping to combat bacterial infections through the delivery of antibodies into the gut system by an unlikely courier, a yeast cell! Also on the show, Claire gets into the International Year of Plant Health and looks at the plants of the ocean - seagrasses! What are they, why are they so important, and did you know there are tiny invertebrate sea bee-like creatures that pollinate their flowers underwater?
Winey Tears, Feathered nests and hot black ice
A rewind back through the year to hear some of our stories you may have missed. Chris tackles the physics behind the tears of wine, and how they behave like a wave, Claire finds out how crafty conservation is saving an endangered bird in Tasmania, and Stu breaks the ice with a newly discovered form of solid water, it's hot stuff!
Fires and forests and endangered wanderers
This week we are reminiscing about some stories from earlier in the yeah, Stu talks to Jen Sanger about a study which shows how bushfire frequency impacts forest regeneration, and Claire talks to David Baker-Gabb about the plight of the Plains Wanderer, a critically endangered bird of inland Australia.
Prime Minister's Science Prize and Humpback Whale watching
This week on Locked in Science Stu talks awards again, with the announcement of the Prime Minister's prize for Science for 2020, and Claire talks to Olaf Meynecke about studying the humpback whale which just finished is migration along the east coast of Australia
Are you getting sleepy? Do apps help you sleep or is it just white noise, also it's National Bird Week!
This week on Locked in Science Stu looks at apps that claim to send you to sleep and how well they work according to science, while Claire reminds us that the annual Aussie Backyard Bird Count is here again in time for National Bird Week!
Not so fake lost flavours and creative cephalopods
This week on Locked in Science Stu finds out why sometimes artificial flavouring might be healthier than natural flavours, and why some of them don't taste like we expect, and Claire takes a deep dive into inner space to find out some tentacular facts about octopods... octopi... octipides... octopuses!