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

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

Topics covered: Fire Ants Surf Floods on Rafts of Their Own BodiesLaser Hole-Punch Turns Hair Into Forensic Time MachineOral Contraceptive Pill Increases Blood ClotsGroupthink Not a Problem in Simulated Mars MissionBacteria May or May Not Use DNA as an Antenna. And at the end, we rant a little bit about homeopathy.

Our theme music, Step On Up, kindly provided by The Upstanding Members.

Direct download: SoT_0007.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:34pm AEST

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

Topics covered: Language may have helped early humans spread out of Africa, Pluto's mysterious bulging atmosphere, Worlds with two suns may have black planets, Three 'types' of human gut bacteria found, Whales swim in a straight line, and a family of our ancestors get trapped down a hole.

Our theme music, Step On Up, kindly provided by The Upstanding Members.

Direct download: SoT_0006.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:16pm AEST

Hosts: Ed Brown, Penny Dumsday, Shayne Joseph

Topics covered: Older brains and multitasking, Cells grown in a dish have schizophrenia, Antibacterial duck sperm, Early birds had super smell, Earth's crusts float like yo-yos.

Our theme music, Step On Up, kindly provided by The Upstanding Members.

Direct download: SoT_0005.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:36pm AEST

Hosts: Ed Brown, Penny Dumsday, Shayne Joseph and Lucas Randall

Topics covered:

Star-Eating Black Hole May Be Producing Universe's Biggest ExplosionWeight lowers dementia riskResearchers Grow Protoeye in DishMagnets aid brain recoveryCannibal viruses found in AntarcticaDiscoveries Need Dollars, and Sex After a Field Trip Yields Scientific First

Lucas Randall is an amateur astronomer, a skeptic and avid science lover. His Skeptic FAQis one of the best summaries of scientific skepticism. He blogs at http://blog.codenix.org/ and Tweets at http://twitter.com/c0denix.

Our theme music, Step On Up, kindly provided by The Upstanding Members.

Direct download: SoT_0004.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:23pm AEST

Hosts: Ed Brown, Penny Dumsday and Shayne Joseph

Topics covered:

Salamander Eggs and SymbiosisDead Stars and ExoplanetsWasps vs AntsYuri's NightBacterial Toothpaste and An Ancient Mayfly Fossil

Our theme music, Step On It, kindly provided by The Upstanding Members.

Direct download: SoT_0003.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:51pm AEST

Hosts: Ed Brown, Penny Dumsday and Shayne Joseph

We had some audio problems and unfortunately this episode still has a crackle we were unable to remove. :(

Topics covered:

Cane Toads Break Evolution Rules, Damping Down Fear With Cortisol, Yuri's Night, Photos from Mercury, Geologists Aim For Mantle of the Earth, Most Ancient Fossils Aren't Life, Girls Fear Vaccines and Risk Cancer

Our theme music, Step On It, kindly provided by The Upstanding Members.

Direct download: SoT_0002.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:45pm AEST

Hosts: Ed Brown, Penny Dumsday, Shayne Joseph

Topics covered:

 SupermoonNew Horizons Flies by UranusMESSENGER First Spacecraft to Orbit Mercury,Sperm's egg-seeking secrets revealed,Yuri’s Night,59 year old experiment gives new clues to origins of lifeHow A Dinosaur Is Like A Vacuum CleanerSex Really Can Be Deadly, Study Finds

Our theme music, Step On It, kindly provided by The Upstanding Members.

 

Direct download: SoT_0001.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:26pm AEST

Our first test run has some issues - Penny is sick, half way through the interview Skype cut out, and then the internet gremlins destroyed the second half (which really was much, much better than the first half!). So here's where it all started, our first pilot episode. Hopefully we'll be more professional from now on! :)

 

Guests: high school science teacher Penny Dumsday, microbiologist Shayne Joseph.

 

Why we like science, passionate teachers, soil-dwelling flesh-eating bacteria and Shayne's 'intimate' relationship with his lecturer.

 

Our theme music, Step On Up, kindly provided by The Upstanding Members.

 

Direct download: SoT_0000.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:29pm AEST