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Science Friction

ABC Radio National

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Science Friction

Science Friction

ABC Radio National

38
Followers
167
Plays
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Science, culture and everything in between. Feel the heat. All species welcome.

Latest Episodes

Do genetic ancestry tests know if you’re Palestinian? A cautionary tale of race and science (Summer Season)

Palestinian-American cartoonist and illustratorMargueriteDabaiethought she understood her ancestry. But then she had a genetic test and things got messy. It’s not her DNA, it’s the technology

34 MIN3 d ago
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Do genetic ancestry tests know if you’re Palestinian? A cautionary tale of race and science (Summer Season)

The Hollow Bones: the weird world of Nazi 'science' meets mysticism on the road to Tibet (Summer Season)

A young ornithologist. A Nazi expedition to Tibet. A Faustian pact in the name of science, but at what cost? This story gets very weird, very fast. But the animals are watching.

30 MIN1 w ago
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The Hollow Bones: the weird world of Nazi 'science' meets mysticism on the road to Tibet (Summer Season)

Faith challenged - 21 and searching for science in the land of Trump (Summer Season)

One Amish childhood + one strict Christian upbringing = two 21 year olds questioning everything they were ever taught. On the afterlife, evolution, and making your own way. (Summer Season highlight)

33 MIN2 w ago
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Faith challenged - 21 and searching for science in the land of Trump (Summer Season)

Lolita and Linda's uterus transplant - an ethical, emotional, and scientific minefield (Summer Season)

Lolita had one of the world's first uterus transplants - then what happened? (Summer Season highlight)

37 MIN3 w ago
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Lolita and Linda's uterus transplant - an ethical, emotional, and scientific minefield (Summer Season)

The ultimate designer accessory - an artificial womb? (Summer Season)

Who needs to get pregnant anymore when you can use a baby pouch? FullLife has the product for you. The sci fi imaginings of Helen Sedgewick. Utopia or the ultimate dystopia? A Science Friction mini-series that takes a womb's eye view of the future of reproduction.

30 MIN2019 DEC 22
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The ultimate designer accessory - an artificial womb? (Summer Season)

Science Friction's End of the Year quiz show!

It's boys against girls. Unleash the nerds and mischief. Play along.

28 MIN2019 DEC 15
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Science Friction's End of the Year quiz show!

Discover your dark side - the science, psychology, and philosophy of evil

Are you a little bit evil or a lot?

41 MIN2019 DEC 8
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Discover your dark side - the science, psychology, and philosophy of evil

Selfish by nature? Two scientific renegades who looked for kindness and paid a price

The selfish gene. The selfish ape. Survival of the fittest. Remarkable stories of two renegades who challenged a scientific orthodoxy about selfishness.

30 MIN2019 DEC 1
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Selfish by nature? Two scientific renegades who looked for kindness and paid a price

A whole lot of POO!

On poo, pooing and all that palaver. A children's author, a colorectal surgeon, a psychologist walked onto stage...

35 MIN2019 NOV 24
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A whole lot of POO!

"A perfectly normal girl - although she likes computers" Hidden stories from Australian computing

In the 1950s computers were so big they filled whole rooms. Women were employed in big numbers to work with them. But then something weird happened.

30 MIN2019 NOV 17
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"A perfectly normal girl - although she likes computers" Hidden stories from Australian computing

Latest Episodes

Do genetic ancestry tests know if you’re Palestinian? A cautionary tale of race and science (Summer Season)

Palestinian-American cartoonist and illustratorMargueriteDabaiethought she understood her ancestry. But then she had a genetic test and things got messy. It’s not her DNA, it’s the technology

34 MIN3 d ago
Comments
Do genetic ancestry tests know if you’re Palestinian? A cautionary tale of race and science (Summer Season)

The Hollow Bones: the weird world of Nazi 'science' meets mysticism on the road to Tibet (Summer Season)

A young ornithologist. A Nazi expedition to Tibet. A Faustian pact in the name of science, but at what cost? This story gets very weird, very fast. But the animals are watching.

30 MIN1 w ago
Comments
The Hollow Bones: the weird world of Nazi 'science' meets mysticism on the road to Tibet (Summer Season)

Faith challenged - 21 and searching for science in the land of Trump (Summer Season)

One Amish childhood + one strict Christian upbringing = two 21 year olds questioning everything they were ever taught. On the afterlife, evolution, and making your own way. (Summer Season highlight)

33 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Faith challenged - 21 and searching for science in the land of Trump (Summer Season)

Lolita and Linda's uterus transplant - an ethical, emotional, and scientific minefield (Summer Season)

Lolita had one of the world's first uterus transplants - then what happened? (Summer Season highlight)

37 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Lolita and Linda's uterus transplant - an ethical, emotional, and scientific minefield (Summer Season)

The ultimate designer accessory - an artificial womb? (Summer Season)

Who needs to get pregnant anymore when you can use a baby pouch? FullLife has the product for you. The sci fi imaginings of Helen Sedgewick. Utopia or the ultimate dystopia? A Science Friction mini-series that takes a womb's eye view of the future of reproduction.

30 MIN2019 DEC 22
Comments
The ultimate designer accessory - an artificial womb? (Summer Season)

Science Friction's End of the Year quiz show!

It's boys against girls. Unleash the nerds and mischief. Play along.

28 MIN2019 DEC 15
Comments
Science Friction's End of the Year quiz show!

Discover your dark side - the science, psychology, and philosophy of evil

Are you a little bit evil or a lot?

41 MIN2019 DEC 8
Comments
Discover your dark side - the science, psychology, and philosophy of evil

Selfish by nature? Two scientific renegades who looked for kindness and paid a price

The selfish gene. The selfish ape. Survival of the fittest. Remarkable stories of two renegades who challenged a scientific orthodoxy about selfishness.

30 MIN2019 DEC 1
Comments
Selfish by nature? Two scientific renegades who looked for kindness and paid a price

A whole lot of POO!

On poo, pooing and all that palaver. A children's author, a colorectal surgeon, a psychologist walked onto stage...

35 MIN2019 NOV 24
Comments
A whole lot of POO!

"A perfectly normal girl - although she likes computers" Hidden stories from Australian computing

In the 1950s computers were so big they filled whole rooms. Women were employed in big numbers to work with them. But then something weird happened.

30 MIN2019 NOV 17
Comments
"A perfectly normal girl - although she likes computers" Hidden stories from Australian computing
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