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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 Professor 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

    Chemist Spencer Williams talks to the Up Close podcast on rapidly emerging understandings of human microbiota, the microorganisms residing on and in our bodies.

  9. Podcast11 August 2015 - Up Close

    Brain ever changing: Neuroplasticity and its role in mental health

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