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Category: Science

A fun take on the latest science news with enough data to sink your teeth into. Lagrange Point goes beyond the glossy summary and gets in depth with the research from across the world.

September 30, 2013

Episode 33: Deadly Things That Really Shoudldn’t Fly (tigers, Spiders And Snakes )

It's not bird, it's not a plane, but it is in the sky and it's coming for you. Spiders, Snakes and tigers all take to the skies in unusual ways, and on Lagrange Point we explain the how and why of unusual aviators.

September 23, 2013

Episode 32 - The Ignoble Prizes

We celebrate the most ingenious and entertaining scientific research with the Ignoble prizes. Under what conditions can humans walk on water? Are you more confident if you think you've had alcohol? Why is the Milky Way so important to Dung beetles? All these questions and more are answered by the winners of this years Ignoble Prizes.

September 16, 2013

Episode 31: Medical Ethics, Efficiency And Saving Lives

What do a cheesecake restaurant and a hospital have in common? What challenges do patients and doctors face in keeping people healthy? We explore how complex it can be to juggle demands of individual patients and the greater community and the ethics of managing hospitals.

September 9, 2013

Episode 30: Research Ethics And Scientific Innovation

Research can raise many ethical questions, but what about when your research has people's lives in the balance? What if your research challenges long held ideas about best practice? We talk about innovation in research, the peer review system and medical research ethics.

September 2, 2013

Episode 29: Australian CSIRO science special - Silk from bees, Pulsar GPS and saving lives with tea,

We celebrate cutting edge science from right here in Australia from our very own CSIRO. We talk about how you can save lives in the developing world with carbon nanotube tea, Pulsar powered GPS for navigating in space, and growing silk from bees!