Science On Top
The Australian Podcast putting Science on Top of the agenda

Hosts: Ed Brown, Dr. Shayne Joseph, Penny Dumsday, Lucas Randall.

Topics covered:

Research linking HRT to cancer contains many faults, rising carbon dioxide levels are affecting fish brains, multicellular life evolves in a laboratory. Scientists create the world's smallest ear, experts divided about adding leap seconds, the Tasmanian Tiger is definitely extinct.


Direct download: SoT_0042.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:30pm AEST

Hosts: Ed Brown, Dr. Shayne Joseph, Penny Dumsday, Kylie Sturgess.

Topics covered:

Chinese hangover treatment offers hope for alcohol antidote, warmer nests mean smarter lizards, and mantra rays could be at risk of extinction because of non-traditional traditional chinese medicine. The giant Galapagos Tortoise could be brought back from the brink of extinction, a lost collection of fossils collected by Darwin has been found and what you should and shouldn't be critical of with science journalism.

Direct download: SoT_0041.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:07pm AEST

Hosts: Ed Brown, Dr. Shayne Joseph, Lucas Randall.

Topics covered:

Octopuses edit their RNA to beat the cold, dogs can follow a human's gaze, NASA investigating bacteria-fueled micro-robots, supersoldier ants, communication disadvantages of text compared to speech, and a new estimation of exoplanets indicates they are remarkably common.

Direct download: SoT_0040.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:48pm AEST

Hosts: Ed Brown, Dr. Shayne Joseph, Lucas Randall, Adam vanLangenberg.

Topics covered:

NASA's GRAIL probes in orbit around the moon, hybrid sharks found off the coast of Australia, and can top violinists tell the difference between a US$1 million Stradivarius and a more modern concert-grade violin? Water can determine the spiciness of chillis, due to an evolutionary trade-off.

Adam vanLangenberg is a high school maths teacher and writes for Subterranean Death Cult, a new pop culture blog. He was recently profiled for an article in The Age, about the Skeptical Society he's started at his school.

Direct download: SoT_0039.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:05pm AEST