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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.

October 28, 2013

Episode 37: Bushfires And Our Changing Climate At Home And Across The World

Whilst New South Wales burns, the media is abuzz with arguments between the Australian Prime Minister and UN Climate Change leaders. What are they talking about? Are bush fires getting worse and are we the only ones with this problem? Find out in this Bushfire edition of Lagrange Point.

October 21, 2013

Episode 36: Feeding The Planet, Sustainable Oceans And The Connection Between Salmon And Turbines

How did science stop the apocalyptic famines predicted in the 1960s? Would you have a vasectomy to make the planet more sustainable? Who wins when salmon and hydro power meet? All of this and more in our sustainable planet special.

October 14, 2013

Episode 35 - Nobel prizes winners, losers and the underrepresentation of women

We dive into the winners and losers of the biggest scientific event of the year, the Nobel Prize! We discuss who won and who missed out on recognition. The impact on theoretical vs practical science, the link between chocolate and the Nobel prize, and the troubling under-representation of women scientists in the Nobel Prize history.

October 7, 2013

Episode 34: Lasers, Foley And The Science Circus

Want to know how to make the perfect laser sound? This week we run away to the Science Circus (Questacon) and talk about the science of making cool sounds (Foley).