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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 30, 2017

Episode 246 - Lessons on resilience from our insect friends

What lessons in resilience to fires, climate change, epidemics and sudden shocks from insects can be adapted to help humans adjust to change.

October 22, 2017

Episode 245 - Making diesel less harmful to our lungs, farms and planet

What damage does diesel do to our planet, cities and lungs? Is there a way we can make it cleaner that helps not only the atmosphere but also our farms? We find out what is being done across the world to clean up our diesel engines.

October 15, 2017

Episode 244 - Can humour help save lives?

Can humour help save lives? Or do you need to be gritty and realistic to change behaviours? We look at examples of safety, advertising and psychology from Australia.

October 9, 2017

Episode 243 - Missed Nobel Prizes 2017

We celebrate the winners of this years Nobel Prizes, but we also ask important questions like - just how representative are the Nobel Prizes? Do people miss out? How do the Nobel Prizes measure up in equality and gender balance compared to other major prizes?

October 2, 2017

Episode 242 - Detecting epidemics like Zika and Ebola faster

Detecting an epidemic before it spreads and becomes a pandemic is hard in a globablly connected world. However new cheap and efficient tests for Zika and Ebola can help us be better prepared for the next outbreak.