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  1. 17 April 2017 - Science Matters

    Plants have feelings too

    Plants' skin helps them adapt to their environment, meaning they can respond to challenges like high winds and rocky soil, says a University of Melbourne expert

  2. Podcast10 March 2017 - Up Close

    Genetic Snip and Snap

    Molecular biologist Jacob Corn on the benefits and ethical challenges of CRISPR gene editing technology, covering human health and food security.

  3. Podcast13 January 2017 - Up Close

    Outbreak! Managing human pandemics

    Virologist Eddie Holmes on how better biosecurity and surveillance give us a chance of containing still inevitable viral and bacterial pandemics.

  4. 21 December 2016 - Science Matters

    A stone, skip and a hop away from saving a bay

    Scientists are using healthy reefs in Port Phillip Bay, Victoria, to help repair damaged ones via a mechanism known as population connectivity.

  5. 3 September 2016 - Science Matters

    Planting the seeds of sovereignty

    Two plants that were brought to Australia more than 100 years ago bred together. But instead of creating a new hybrid, one plant has taken over.

  6. 5 May 2016 - Science Matters

    Seven Super Mums of the animal kingdom

    From orang-utans to koalas, from octopuses to spiders, these mothers of the animal kingdom take mothering to the extreme.

  7. 11 March 2016 - Go Figure

    Some newborns hit the ground running – and why others don’t

    Giraffes start running with the herd the same day they are born but humans can take a year or more just to start walking. The answer is economic.

  8. Podcast1 September 2015 - Up Close

    Go with the gut: Our symbiotic relationship with our intestinal bacteria

    On the Up Close podcast: chemist Spencer Williams on rapidly emerging understandings of human microbiota, the microorganisms residing on and within our bodies.

  9. Podcast11 August 2015 - Up Close

    Brain ever changing: Neuroplasticity and its role in mental health

    On the Up Close podcast: behavioural neuroscientist Anthony Hannan explores the dynamic, biodirectional interplay of brain and body.