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Category: Science & Medicine

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.

August 31, 2015

Lagrange Point Episode 133 - Learning Vaccines From Bees And Milking Jellyfish

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How do bees make their own vaccines? How do you milk a jellyfish? Why would you even bother? We push the envelope of biology and medicine by learning from animals across the world.

August 24, 2015

Lagrange Point Episode 132 - Making Magnets And An A New Renewable Source Of Power

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Can cows be the power source of the future? What can we do to make our 'waste' more efficient? Plus one neat trick to make a new type of magnets out of non magnetic materials.

August 17, 2015

Lagrange Point Episode 131 - Evolution And Adaption In Our Oceans And Great Barrier Reef

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Can evolution go backwards? Fish are leading the way in adaptation to changing climates, overfishing and warming. Find out about how fish stay cool in the reefs, and the size shifting fish of the great lakes.

August 10, 2015

Lagrange Point Episode 130 - Science Cafe On Limits Of Science Explanations And Building In Space

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How do you explain difficult scientific ideas? Is it okay to simplify or 'dumb it down'? We talk about Feynman, 'Domains of Utility' in science education. We also discuss the challenges of building massive physics experimental machines on earth and in space!

August 3, 2015

Lagrange Point Episode 129 - Science Cafe On The Big Issues In Physics And Getting Into Research

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What are the biggest challenges in astrophysics? Could we one day know all there is to know about physics or is that a philosophical misstep? How do you even get into researching these big questions? Find out all this and more in Part 2 of our Casual Science Cafe series.