Getting out in the field and the lab to bring you New Zealand stories about science, nature and the environment.
Restoration - battling predators and planting trees
Katy Gosset speaks to a PhD student designing new tech to catch predators and Claire Concannon meets the team who are working to restore a unique landscape on the South Island's West Coast.
100 years of radio and the spectrum of light
On the 100th anniversary of radio in Aotearoa, Claire Concannon learns about the very first broadcast, explores how radio works, and finds out about current research into communicating using light.
Sniffing out cancer
Claire visits the team at K9 Medical Detection Charitable Trust to learn how their dogs are being trained to detect bowel and prostate cancer.
Tōtara treasure hunt
Claire Concannon hits the Central Otago hills with Botany PhD student Ben Teele to imagine the landscape as it use to be, and to follow the clues to find leftover pockets of tōtara trees.
Claire Concannon hears how the the New Zealand Plant Conservation Network's favourite plant competition is shaping up, while Katy Gosset learns about research to improve the quality and growth efficiency of grapevines.
The details behind the data
This week on Our Changing World, Aotearoa Science Agency's Damian Christie speaks to three scientists about the world of data.
This podcast makes me excited about Science. The new presenter is so good at explaining things in normal human words. And the sound effects! I love it, always play it to my kids.
Just listened to the Catlins bat episode and I had no idea there were such cool things happening just down the road. Thanks RNZ for keeping us in the loop!
Great way to start the day!
Thanks for sharing science. Love to learn something new about science every week, and from different topics.