Boiling Point 30th of January; The rise of the female sea turtle; surprising eucalypts and Strava

Image: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_sea_turtle#/media/File:Green_turtle_swimming_over_coral_reefs_in_Kona.jpg CC BY-SA 3.0 Climate change and sex are linked. Changing ecosystems and warming temperatures are altering sex ratios of sea turtles. Sea turtle sex is determined by sand temperature. Warmer temperatures favour females, whereas cooler temperatures favour males. Researchers discovered the sex ratio of the green sea turtle rookery was 116 to 1 with […]

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Boiling Point 30th January 2018; 150 year Super Blue Blood Moon and what’s sticky with the Lord Howe Sticky Insect

  The night sky is a mirror to the wonders of the universe. Stars, galaxies and moons are more than just night time art; they are a glimpse of our universe, the intricacies of which we are itching to explore and colonise. This week Chantelle interviewed Kirsten Banks about moons, eclipses and the naming of […]

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My Heart So Grieves with Jenny Eriksson

On Arts Wednesday 24 January 2018, Sylvia’s guest was Jenny Eriksson, founder of The Marais Project and Director of My Heart So Grieves, a forthcoming concert, featuring music of the 16th century. We listened to music by The Marais Project, featuring Jenny on acoustic viola da gamba and Elysian Fields, Jenny’s electric viola da gamba […]

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Boiling Point January 16; Big Data in Tennis Fever; Mobile Phone Myths Busted and How Do We Form Our Memories?

January is the month of Tennis Fever. It is rampant. Everyone has at least one symptom. Excitement; talking about players shots; endless personal analysis of player performance and constant score check-ups. These are only some of the symptoms. Don’t fear. These symptoms usually pass by the end of January. For the passionate tennis fans January […]

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MATT McMAHON ON TIME AND SPACE-CELEBRATING 20 YEARS

Matt McMahon is one of the very significant group of jazz musicians who have come to prominence since the turn of the century. A pianist, composer, arranger and musical director (as well as one of Eastside Radio’s longest standing presenters) he has been a winner of two of Australia’s most prestigious jazz awards: the National […]

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Lisa Havilah on The Horse Trottted Another Couple of Metres, Then it Stopped

On Arts Wednesday 17 January 2018, Sylvia’s guest was Lisa Havilah, Director of Carriageworks, host to the amazing installation by German artist, Katharina Grosse, with the more amazing title you see above. The conversation mainly focussed on the technical logistics of installing such an enormous work in a sensitive heritage building. Listen tot he 2 […]

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Boiling Point 9th of January 2018; Blowflies and salvia; the sixth taste and a vaccination against malaria

  It’s summer time in Australia and this means blowflies. They seem to come in droves. We swat and spray to keep them away. But how do these pesky flies keep cool on a hot summer days? According to new research it seems salvia keep Chrysomya megacephala cool. Blowflies move a small amount of salvia to […]

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Rembrandt Live with Joanna Butler

  On Arts Wednesday 10 January 2018, Sylvia’s guest was musician and music researcher, Joanna Butler. Joanna was responsible for selecting the music for Rembrandt Live, a concert series to accompany the blockbuster exhibition at the Art Gallery of NSW, Rembrandt and the Dutch Golden Age. Listen to the music and the conversation below: We […]

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Boiling Point Tuesday 2nd of January; Science in 2017; New Year New Me! And, gun powder and fireworks.

As we say goodbye to 2017, let us reflect on the many wonders science delivered. It has been the year for discovery. Science did not disappoint; we learnt about the processes that govern our world. We learnt about, the discovery of the mesentery and now we all have a new organ. We also found out […]

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Boiling Point; 26th of December 2017; Hangover-mas, toxic mistletoe and asexual reproduction

Hangover-mas is upon us. It is the small space of time after the over indulgent period. It is where we question if drizzling our fifth piece of trifle in Tea Maria was too much (and no, it certainly was not). As we say good bye to Christmas and welcome Boxing Day we are greeted with […]

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Too many toys, revolutionary flies and Merry Beetle-Mas; Tuesday Boiling Point 19th of December

  It is the season of giving, but are you an over the top gift giver or more specifically an over the top toy giver? This week Alex Sentinella explored the science of toys and play. Today we all want more. Perhaps more is harming us. Research from The University of Toledo indicates less toys […]

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Day Dreaming, Temporary Uteruses and Titan

  Day dreaming and make believe were the corner stones to childhood; imperative to our schooling and the development of our creative bones. What if you could not imagine pirates and heroes? Mind blindness or congenital aphantasia is a condition where people struggle to use visual imagery. To find out about congential aphantasia and binocular […]

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