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  1. Is the world real?2018/01/14
    Is the world real? Frank Szanto goes back in time to find out (Unsplash: Gabriel Barletta)
  2. Stopping the poachers2018/01/07
    The Wollemi nobilis is endangered in Australia (Flickr.com: Juan Carlos Lopez Almansa)
  3. Australia's history of grog2017/12/31
    There's a pottered history of wine in Australia (Unsplash: Kelsey Knight)
  4. The books we love and need2017/12/24
    A little old fashioned, sure - but books are still a potent educational and recreational resource (Unsplash: All Bong)
  5. Celebrity 'science'2017/12/17
    Crystal healing therapy is among the popular pseudoscientific methods spruiked by some celebrities (Flickr.com: Axel Naud (CC-BY-2.0))
  6. Improving the prospects of PhDs2017/12/10
    How bleak are the prospects of Australia's PhD students? (Flickr.com: UC Davis College of Engineering (CC-BY-2.0))
  7. Food sensitivity and the known unknowns2017/12/03
    Food sensitivity is difficult to pin down - especially given our varied diet (Unsplash: ja ma)
  8. The divided brain2017/11/26
    Do you have a dry brain or a wet brain? (Flickr.com: Neil Conway (CC-BY-2.0))
  9. Communicating beyond the scientific sphere2017/11/19
    Science communicator Margaret Wertheim with her Crochet Coral Reef project (Supplied)
  10. Wind farms and a community divided2017/11/12
    Currie Harbour on King Island (Wikimedia Commons)
  11. Our national parks need protection2017/11/05
    National parks are treasures that need better protection, Carolyn Pettigrew says (Flickr.com: Keith Mason (CC-BY-NC-ND-2.0))
  12. Joseph Banks' florilegium2017/10/29
    Banksia integrifolia, from Banks' florilegium (Supplied)
  13. Radio astronomy pioneer John Bolton2017/10/22
    Bolton was appointed the inaugural director of the Parkes dish, pictured here (Flickr.com: Wayne England (CC-BY-NC-ND-2.0))
  14. The lessons of nature2017/10/15
    What can we learn from the pit viper? Christina Zdenek has some ideas. (Flickr.com: Rushen (CC-BY-SA-2.0))
  15. Predatory journals2017/10/08
    Many predatory journals publish research that supports a particular political, religious, or social agenda. (Getty Images: FactoryTh)
  16. The Birdman's wife2017/10/01
    Elizabeth Gould (18 July 1804 – 15 August 1841) (Supplied)
  17. Code breakers2017/09/24
    Code breakers at Bletchley Park in 1942. (Getty Images / Bletchley Park Trust)
  18. How comic books can improve healthcare2017/09/17
    Graphic medicine is an idea grounded in the belief that comics help articulate a powerful analysis of medicine and health. (Getty Images: Jaquie Boyd)
  19. Glue ear and Indigenous health2017/09/10
    Students in the Young Doctors program are taught traditional ways and contemporary ways of creating healthy communities. (Supplied)
  20. Telegraph Todd2017/09/03
    Charles Todd, 1826-1910.
  21. The trouble with fragrance2017/08/27
    (Tetra Images / Getty Images)
  22. Florence Nightingale: Mathematician2017/08/20
    Florence Nightingale (1820-1910) on an engraving from 1873. (GeorgiosArt / Getty Images)
  23. Reducing restraint in juvenile detention2017/08/13
    Darwin's Don Dale juvenile detention centre.
  24. The Frankenstein postdoc2017/08/06
    Stitching together a postdoc can be extremely challenging (Flickr.com: clement127 (CC-BY-NC-ND-2.0))
  25. Reducing transport emissions2017/07/30
    Are trains being used in the most efficient way to carry passengers and bulk goods? (Flickr.com: s13n1 (CC-BY-SA-2.0))
  26. Innovation on a grand scale2017/07/23
    Universities must push forward as houses of innovation, Suresh Bhargava says (Unsplash: Faustin Tuyambaze)
  27. Māori culture and history2017/07/16
    The haka is a traditional war cry of the Māori people (Getty Images: Martin Hunter)
  28. A teacher changed my life2017/07/09
    Suzy Urbaniak in the classroom (Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science/WildBear)
  29. Scotland, camping, and pesky ticks2017/07/02
    John Bradshaw's camping trip was interrupted by some unwelcome guests (Public domain: Adore Chang)
  30. Connecting people with science2017/06/25
    How do science communicators get more people to listen? (Public domain)
  31. The relics of scientists2017/06/18
    Galileo's middle finger, now on display in the Istituto e Museo di Storia della Scienze di Firenze (Supplied)
  32. The march of pseudoscience2017/06/11
    What evidence backs alternative therapies and medicines? (Pexels.com)
  33. Solving humanity's greatest risk2017/06/04
    Will the 21st century be our last as a civilisation? (Public domain: Joshua Earle)
  34. Vulnerable animals and private land2017/05/28
    An endangered numbat. The range of the species has been reduced to isolated pockets in Western Australia. (Flickr.com: S J Bennett (CC-BY-2.0))
  35. Plants in the southern hemisphere2017/05/21
    Heteropyxis natalensis, a species native to South Africa that shares a family with Australian eucalypts (Wikimedia Commons)
  36. Fighting ignorance from ivory towers2017/05/14
    (Getty Images: CraigRJD)
  37. Prostate cancer2017/05/07
    (Getty Images: skynesher)
  38. Clean energy entrepreneurship2017/04/30
    Dr Adam Bumpus says there is both a challenge and opportunity for entrepreneurs to reduce Australia's high-carbon energy diet. (Getty Images: FatCamera)
  39. Central banking in the Internet Age2017/04/23
    Nick Gruen says allowing central banks to compete on a level playing field would be a simpler, safer and more rational approach to banking. (Getty Images: John Lamb)
  40. The innovation race2017/04/16
    Marlene Kanga says technology and innovation are key to Australia's economic future and prosperity. (Getty Images: StockFinland)
  41. Seeing patterns (even when they aren't there)2017/04/09
    (Getty Images: Thomas Northcut)
  42. The life of Dr Janet Irwin2017/04/02
    Dr Janet Irwin addressing a rally opposing the Pregnancy Termination Control Bill in Brisbane in 1980. (Children By Choice)
  43. Translating research2017/03/26
    Is medicine better at advertising itself than nursing, midwifery and allied health? (Getty Images: ERproductions Ltd)
  44. Aquaculture in Indonesia2017/03/19
    Researchers at LIPI have explored low-cost ways to improve traditional aquaculture practices, like developing cages to fatten mud crabs and milkfish. (Getty Images: itpow)
  45. Mathematics, my father and me2017/03/12
    Don Aitkin's father taught him that mathematics isn't hard if you have a good reason for wishing to employ it. (Getty Images: BlandineSchillinger)
  46. Changing oncology education for the better2017/03/05
    Ben Bravery is in his third year of a medical degree. (ABC RN: Olivia Willis)
  47. The duty of researchers to influence policy2017/02/26
    Chapman's research found that Australia's "most influential" researchers believed they had a responsibility to produce work that might help shape policy and practice. (Getty Images: Westend61)
  48. Climate change, migration and human health2017/02/19
    Residents from the small coastal village of Vunidogoloa in Fiji have relocated to higher land because of the impacts of climate change. (Supplied: Dr Celia McMichael)
  49. Technical advance won't save us2017/02/12
    Ted Trainer says our constantly growing consumer-capitalist economy is "grossly unsustainable" (Getty Images: Clare Jackson / EyeEm)
  50. Memories from childhood2017/02/05
    Dr John Bradshaw says most of us can’t remember anything further back than two years of age (Pixabay)
Ockham's Razor - Program podcast
A soap box for all things scientific, with short talks about research, industry and policy from people with something thoughtful to say about science.

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