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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 31, 2016

Episode 194 - Ecology in Frankenstein, Spider Venom and Burn treatments

What scientific theories are hidden inside Frankenstein? Plus the science of spider venom and finding new treatments for horrific burns. All this in a somewhat spooky episode of Lagrange Point.

October 24, 2016

Episode 193 - Prehistoric dinosaurs and fish, unlocking Australia’s history and Jaws

What's the connection between fish and sharks to the jaws in our mouths? Why are there so many dinosaur fossils in central Queensland? We find out all this and more in a prehistoric special.

October 17, 2016

Episode 192 - Nobel Prize Physics 2016 - Topology strikes again

How did the quirky mathematics of topology help unlock the secrets of superconductivity? The answer won a Nobel Prize for Physics in 2016. We find out more in our Nobel Prize 2016 recap special.

October 10, 2016

Episode 191 - Nobel Prize for Chemistry 2016 - Molecular nanomachines

Making nano-machines out of molecules won the Nobel Prize for 2016 in Chemistry. We find out about the complicated chemistry and physics that went into making a toolbox of building blocks we can use to make nano machines.

October 3, 2016

Episode 190 - Ig Nobel Prizes 2016 - Part 2 - Medicine, Psychology and Perception

What age group has the best liars? How can can you lie to your brain to get relief from an itch? Does the world make more sense upside down? Well fear not because the Ig Nobel Prize winners of 2016 answered these questions and more. Find out in Part 2 of our Ig Nobel Prize 2016 special.