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Science, culture and everything in between. Feel the heat. All species welcome.

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Science, culture and everything in between. Feel the heat. All species welcome.

    A wild and whimsical world of flesh-eating plants (Part 1)

    A wild and whimsical world of flesh-eating plants (Part 1)

    From Day of the Triffids to Little Shop of Horrors, meet a most sagacious animal. What the hell is a plant doing eating flesh?

    • 25 min
    The carnivorous woman – a saga from Charles Darwin to Wheatbelt Western Australia (Part 2)

    The carnivorous woman – a saga from Charles Darwin to Wheatbelt Western Australia (Part 2)

    A flesh-eating botanical saga. Outside the hallowed halls of science, revolutions are made.

    • 37 min
    The Gendered Brain - Gina Rippon and myth shattering neuroscience

    The Gendered Brain - Gina Rippon and myth shattering neuroscience

    Girls. Boys. Brains. Biology. Society. The game of Whac-A-Mole that is the science of sex differences.

    • 35 min
    The Scientist and the Spy - China, the FBI, espionage, and racism

    The Scientist and the Spy - China, the FBI, espionage, and racism

    A shady story about seeds, China, the FBI, and industrial espionage. Mara Hvistendahl delves into America's pursuit of ethnic Chinese scientists.

    • 31 min
    The Big PhD Pause - postgraduate students, COVID-19, and the next brain drain? (Science Interrupted Part 3)

    The Big PhD Pause - postgraduate students, COVID-19, and the next brain drain? (Science Interrupted Part 3)

    Doing is a PhD can screw with your mind at the best of times. Isolating and exciting all at once. What’s happening to PhD students locked out labs worldwide right now? What will their options be as the clock ticks towards D(eadline) Day?

    • 33 min
    The Ruins of Science - a story of misdirected medical power

    The Ruins of Science - a story of misdirected medical power

    In the 1960s, when gay sex was still treated as a crime in Australia, science intervened in shocking ways.

    • 26 min

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