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  1. Podcast6 November 2017 - Eavesdrop on Experts

    Making friends with fronds: understanding plants’ feelings

    Dr Kim Johnson from the University of Melbourne discusses how plants respond to their environments and how this understanding can help grow better crops.

  2. 13 October 2017 - Science Matters

    The opportunists after the fires

    University of Melbourne research finds a dramatic increase in feral predators after fires, making some native Australian animals even more vulnerable.

  3. Podcast21 April 2017 - Eavesdrop on Experts

    Annie and the swans (not a band)

    A bioscience PhD candidate discusses studying urban birds and light pollution and how she tracks the movements and behaviours of swans and pigeons.

  4. Podcast30 December 2016 - Up Close

    How are birds faring in our cities?

    We chat with two PhD researchers about their work on the impact of city lights on birds, and learning from our digestive systems to build better detergents.

  5. 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.

  6. 29 October 2016 - Health & Wellbeing

    Thought-controlled movement

    A tiny device implanted next to the brain’s motor cortex could one day help paralysed people move their limbs again.

  7. 14 July 2016 - Science Matters

    Obesity link to packaging chemical

    New research from the University of Melbourne sheds light on a possible link between common household chemical BPA and obesity later in life

  8. 24 June 2016 - Science Matters

    Unlocking the inner workings of plant growth

    An international team of scientists have identified several proteins that are essential to producing the main component of plant cell walls – cellulose.

  9. 27 May 2016 - Go Figure

    How sunflowers track the sun

    An internal clock drives the daily dance of these plants, even though their movement was once put down to a mythological Greek love story.

  10. 18 May 2016 - Science Matters

    Exposing the creatures of the deep

    For the first time, a light has been shone on the diversity of creatures that exists in the world’s dark, deep seas.