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The Science Show gives Australians unique insights into the latest scientific research and debate, from the physics of cricket to prime ministerial biorhythms.

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    • Natural Sciences

The Science Show gives Australians unique insights into the latest scientific research and debate, from the physics of cricket to prime ministerial biorhythms.

    Howard Florey - the Australian researcher who developed penicillin

    Howard Florey - the Australian researcher who developed penicillin

    Serendipity, brilliance and hard work led to the development of penicillin, a drug that has saved billions of lives.

    • 53 min
    Science Extra: What happened to the COVIDSafe app?

    Science Extra: What happened to the COVIDSafe app?

    What is QAnon and what’s it doing in Australia? What was behind the spread of misinformation during the Black Summer bushfires? And what went wrong with Australia’s ‘sunscreen’, COVIDSafe? Jonathan Webb speaks with the science unit's tech reporter James Purtill about 2020 in technology news.

    • 18 min
    A portrait of Sir John Eccles - Australian pioneer of neuroscience

    A portrait of Sir John Eccles - Australian pioneer of neuroscience

    EnviroTeens take young readers on fun adventures learning about the environment
    A portrait of Sir John Eccles - Australian Nobel Laureate who devoted his life to unravelling the complexities of the human brain

    • 54 min
    Science Extra: When your flatmate is Homo erectus

    Science Extra: When your flatmate is Homo erectus

    What happened when three human species met in South Africa? What caused the biggest gravitational waves we’ve detected so far? Also, alligators on helium. That’s it. That’s the story. Science reporter Belinda Smith reviews her favourite stories from 2020 with science editor Jonathan Webb.

    • 20 min
    A book for children about environmental change, and the discovery of mauve

    A book for children about environmental change, and the discovery of mauve

    • 54 min
    Science Extra: A mountain in the deep

    Science Extra: A mountain in the deep

    Could you survive for a month living off the land? And what’s the skyscraper-sized object found in the waters off Cape York? Also, everything you need to know about carbon accounting. Science editor Jonathan Webb speaks to environment reporter Nick Kilvert about his top stories from 2020.

    • 17 min

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