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Science Friction

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Science Friction

Science Friction

ABC Radio

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

Latest Episodes

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

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

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 MIN5 d ago
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The Gendered Brain - Gina Rippon and myth shattering neuroscience

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 MIN1 w ago
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The Scientist and the Spy - China, the FBI, espionage, and racism

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 MIN2 w ago
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The Big PhD Pause - postgraduate students, COVID-19, and the next brain drain? (Science Interrupted Part 3)

The Ruins of Science - astoryof misdirected medical power

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

26 MIN3 w ago
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The Ruins of Science - astoryof misdirected medical power

PREVIEW RN Presents — Hot Mess: Why haven’t we fixed climate change?

What do we know, what will it take, and why have we struggled to effectively act on climate change? Don't miss the compelling new series, Hot Mess.

4 MINMAY 1
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PREVIEW RN Presents — Hot Mess: Why haven’t we fixed climate change?

The astrophysicist Survivor star and immunologist dropping everything to help save you from COVID19 (Science, Interrupted Part 2)

Exploding stars and killer cells. Then comes a pandemic. Drop everything. Head into the battle-zone. It's Survivor but not as you know it.

35 MINAPR 26
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The astrophysicist Survivor star and immunologist dropping everything to help save you from COVID19 (Science, Interrupted Part 2)

Science, Interrupted Part 1 - lives, loves, labs upended by COVID19

Extraordinary scientists doing extraordinary things. Then came the pandemic.

37 MINAPR 19
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Science, Interrupted Part 1 - lives, loves, labs upended by COVID19

If we can mobilise around a pandemic, what next? Meet two revolutionaries already flouting the rules

After the pandemic, what else can we make work better? Here are some dumb things to start with. We flush fresh water down our toilets. We throw out perfectly edible food by the tonne.

35 MINAPR 12
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If we can mobilise around a pandemic, what next? Meet two revolutionaries already flouting the rules

Latest Episodes

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

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

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 MIN5 d ago
Comments
The Gendered Brain - Gina Rippon and myth shattering neuroscience

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 MIN1 w ago
Comments
The Scientist and the Spy - China, the FBI, espionage, and racism

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 MIN2 w ago
Comments
The Big PhD Pause - postgraduate students, COVID-19, and the next brain drain? (Science Interrupted Part 3)

The Ruins of Science - astoryof misdirected medical power

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

26 MIN3 w ago
Comments
The Ruins of Science - astoryof misdirected medical power

PREVIEW RN Presents — Hot Mess: Why haven’t we fixed climate change?

What do we know, what will it take, and why have we struggled to effectively act on climate change? Don't miss the compelling new series, Hot Mess.

4 MINMAY 1
Comments
PREVIEW RN Presents — Hot Mess: Why haven’t we fixed climate change?

The astrophysicist Survivor star and immunologist dropping everything to help save you from COVID19 (Science, Interrupted Part 2)

Exploding stars and killer cells. Then comes a pandemic. Drop everything. Head into the battle-zone. It's Survivor but not as you know it.

35 MINAPR 26
Comments
The astrophysicist Survivor star and immunologist dropping everything to help save you from COVID19 (Science, Interrupted Part 2)

Science, Interrupted Part 1 - lives, loves, labs upended by COVID19

Extraordinary scientists doing extraordinary things. Then came the pandemic.

37 MINAPR 19
Comments
Science, Interrupted Part 1 - lives, loves, labs upended by COVID19

If we can mobilise around a pandemic, what next? Meet two revolutionaries already flouting the rules

After the pandemic, what else can we make work better? Here are some dumb things to start with. We flush fresh water down our toilets. We throw out perfectly edible food by the tonne.

35 MINAPR 12
Comments
If we can mobilise around a pandemic, what next? Meet two revolutionaries already flouting the rules
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