Healthy food, healthy brain
September 22, 2020
How does your diet affect your mental well-being? Nutrition, it seems, is strongly linked to your brain function.
Brittany Harriden and Dr Nenad Naumovski are delving into the complex relationships between cognition and the things we eat and, of particular interest, is the Mediterranean diet.
Interview by Rod
Shun Deng Fam - Political Ecologist ANU
August 18, 2020
Tom talk's to Shun Deng Fam from the ANU Fenner School of Environment and Society.
Science For All
August 9, 2020
National Science Week is coming and this week Broderick talks to local scientists about their awesome events. Dr Brad Tucker shares all the details of the satellite selfie and how you can be seen from space. Claire Harris discusses her event featuring inspiring people- Canberra Women of Science and Art. Finally, Vanessa and Tess join Broderick in the studio to talk about Science Alliance, a program for people with intellectual disabilities.
Welcome to the Odour Lab. Part 2
May 25, 2020
Our sense of smell is probably the most primitive of all. The ability to detect chemicals wafting around us, alerting us to nearby food. Or an approaching preditor. In humans, the sense of smell is the first to develop.
And did you know bees are extraordinarily good sniffers? All the better to seek out flowers.
Dr James Hayes is from the UNSW Odour Laboratory
Interview via zoom with Rod
Welcome to the Odour Lab. Part 1
May 25, 2020
Smelly industrial and wastewater processing is an inevitable part of life. We need these systems, preferably in a way that doesn't adversely affect communities.
How do we respond to odours, and what can we do if we live near a smelly processing plant? The way we respond to odours is highly subjective, so how can we measure or report what our noses are telling us?
These are questions that concern Dr Ruth Fisher. Dr Fisher is a Research Associate at the UNSW Odour Laboratory.
Interview via zoom with Rod.
Optics and Visuals
May 17, 2020
This week Broderick talks optics and visuals with researchers from the Australian National University. He's joined by Dr Erin Walsh who shares her love for scientific illustrations and Dr Doris Grosse who shows how important adaptive optics are to protect our planet.
Special thanks to Pint of Science for helping us source this week's guests. Find more great Australian science from them at www.pintofscience.com.au
May 3, 2020
This week Broderick takes you through some of the latest news around COVID-19, but also explores the inspring scientific research that is happening- COVID and non-COVID related.
Talking Carona Virus with ANU epidemiologist Stephanie Davis
March 2, 2020
Stephanie Davis from the Australian National University gives us the low down on the Corona virus. Presented by Tom Street and Atul Sharma.
The future of food
February 23, 2020
If there's a triumph of modern civilisation, it's the efficiency with which products such as food are delivered to our shelves.
That's an amazing thing, but it hides the hugely complicated system that makes it all happen. The largely invisible process can make us blind to our connection to the land.
Why do we waste so much food, and what can we do about it? What can we do to make agriculture more sustainable?
We tackle these questions with our guests Dr Bethany Turner and Dr Ro MacFarlane from the University of Canberra. Interview by Rod