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

    Charcoal reveals secrets of first humans in Australia

    Charcoal reveals secrets of first humans in Australia

    There are no bone fragments or similar clues. But the structure of cells of ancient plants captured in charcoal is revealing the diet and lifestyle of the first Australians.

    • 54 min
    Getting serious about energy storage. But is it too late as wildfires rage?

    Getting serious about energy storage. But is it too late as wildfires rage?

    Large scale energy storage will allow users to rely on renewable energy alone. The US Department of Energy is funding research to make it a happen.

    • 54 min
    Scientists protest in Adelaide

    Scientists protest in Adelaide

    Scientists fear research will be hit in proposed changes at the South Australian Museum

    • 54 min
    Two inspirational books and new powers for Parkes dish

    Two inspirational books and new powers for Parkes dish

    Two inspirational books for younger readers show an intruiging world and the thrill of chasing a dream.

    • 54 min
    The science of friendship

    The science of friendship

    Friendship led ancient humans to cooperate and gain an edge over predators. Compassion is seen among 25 primates and other animals. Today we explore these qualities and meet scientists investigating the role of friendship in our evolution and our lives in the modern world.

    • 53 min
    The amazing world of alpine plants

    The amazing world of alpine plants

    Today we meet the people at the forefront of studying alpine plants - including how trees and plants survive in deep snow and ferocious winds.
     
    We visit the mushroom lab to discovery why fungi are essential to life on earth and find out what seed collection in the Colorado mountains is teaching us how to adapt in a changing climate.
     
    And while we're talking plants - Professor Peter Bernhardt of Missouri describes the thrill when the seventh millionth species was revealed and listed at his own formidable herbarium.
     
    All that, plus meeting the winner of the 2023 Jak Kelly Award for his fascinating research on how stars are tearing apart planets - could this have been the history of our own planet Earth?

    • 54 min

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102 Ratings

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