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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.

April 24, 2017

Episode 219 - The state of our reefs and lakes from Aus to Japan and the USA

What is the state of our marine ecosystems from Australia through to Japan and the Great lakes in the USA? What is happening to the Great Barrier Reef and what can we learn from islands near Japan on the future of our reef? Plus how does salting our roads impact the Great Lakes.

April 17, 2017

Episode 218 - When are you the most random Plus biases lurking in the algorithm

When are you at your most random? How do we measure random and what does it really mean to be random? Plus how underlying biases in data set can propagate through algorithms and the apps in our everyday lives.

April 10, 2017

Episode 217 - Tiny creatures with unique venoms and offence

Tiny creatures can pack a big punch but we need to be alert not alarmed. While Whitetail spiders are painful they're not as dangerous as media would have you believe. The cute blenny fish has a unique venom that can make predators chill out. Plus even plankton can hunt prey.

April 3, 2017

Episode 216 - A good offence is the best defence and unravelling jumping genes

Against viral infection, a quick offence is the best defence. So that's where a good playbook comes in with CRISPR. Plus making sure jumping genes don't unravel your DNA.