Up & Atom
Up & Atom | Podcast
Up and Atom brings you the latest breakthroughs and discoveries in the ever-changing world of science.
Sometimes weird, sometimes confronting, always informative, come learn about the world around. Hosted by Dr Alice Williamson (@all_isee), University of Sydney lecturer and researcher for Open Source Malaria, each week on Up For It with Lucy Smith.
Firebirds & Pills That Sniff Your Guts
The Big Up And Atom Quiz Of 2017
Detecting Earthquakes With Gravity & It's Not A Yeti!
Dr Alice Williamson brought in some amazing science news this week about early earthquake detection that measures fluctuations in gravity signals, as well as the lowdown on some research that might just disprove the existence of the abominable snowman.
The Science Of Sniffs & 'Daversity' Problems
Dr Alice Williamson joined Lucy to share some personal memories sparked by specific smells, because one of our science stories this morning is about the research being done to categorise, measure, and quantify smells. They also talked about the 'daversity' problem in Australian science that sees men being given far more grants than women. Research shows these men are also mostly only working with other men, which makes it even tougher for women in science. Also, most of them are called Dave.
Editing Rat Genes & Brain Strobing
Lucy quizzed Dr Alice Williamson today on some pest control news out of New Zealand, where scientists and conservationists are examining the potential for the use of gene editing techniques like CRISPR to eradicate rats and other invasive species from the country. They also looked internally at the mechanics of the human brain, after revelations that our brain processes sound in an alternating way, reminiscient of strobes.
Lab Grown Skin & Fabric That Warms AND Cools
Our globe-trotting scientist Dr Alice Williamson is back in the country once more, and she dropped by the studio to give Lucy the low down on two amazing new pieces of science news. Scientists have managed to grown a genetically modified replacement skin for a 7 year old boy in Syria, and a reversible material is being developed that'll keep you warm one way, and cool if you turn it inside out.
Biomole-cools & Going for Gold
Space Racing & Phallic Pee-Search
Tom Gordon joins Lucy Smith for Up and Atom! this week to bring us exciting news on Australia's space embassy. One small step for man, one giant leap for all Aussie kind! We also discussed the 'pee-search' suggesting boys are better than girls at physics as they learn from a young age to pee standing up.
Bill Nye Saves the World! (and Australia!)
Bready for Gluten-free Wheat?
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