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Change One Thing
46 minutes | Nov 24, 2019
From “Gattaca” to “X-Men” - How will gene editing effect our real future?
Scientists are rushing headlong into experimenting with gene editing technology. Eben Kirksey – one of the world’s most promising young anthropologists – is urging us to pause and consider “what makes us human?” in this provocative podcast.
35 minutes | Nov 17, 2019
Diabetes – the silent pandemic battering Australia
By 2031, 3.3 million Australians are expected to have type 2 diabetes. In this podcast, world-leading diabetes researcher Dr Kathryn Aston-Mourney shares her perspective on the disease and makes the case for a full-scaled approach to combat the problem.
46 minutes | Nov 10, 2019
From the frontier wars to terra nullius - why we need to lift the lid on Australia’s past
Anthropologist Professor Emma Kowal fearlessly pries open some of Australia’s most challenging problems. Hear how she became motivated to improve life for Indigenous Australians and other marginalised groups.
32 minutes | Nov 3, 2019
Robots to the rescue
From tunnelling into dangerous mines, to defusing bombs, robots are making life easier and safer for humans. The father of Australia’s police OzBot, Dr Michael Fielding tells Larni how he develops robots and the tasks they are likely to perform.
41 minutes | Oct 27, 2019
Planet under pressure – a science watchdog shares her story
From coral reefs, to the Brazilian rainforests, to the Antarctic shelf, scientist Emily Nicholson is part of a global team that assesses the conservation values of the world’s ecosystems. She shares some important facts about climate change and how you too can make a difference.
34 minutes | Oct 20, 2019
Our future entwined – robots are coming
A world where robots are common-place is almost here. In fact, technology is no longer the limiting factor. Associate Prof James Mullins suggests where we will see robots, how they will benefit us and the ethical questions we need to consider.
47 minutes | Oct 13, 2019
Including all abilities – the world can be made to fit
Nicole Rinehart is living proof that one person can make a difference to the lives of many. Hear how her AllPlay social movement is giving thousands of children with disabilities access to organised sport and cultural opportunities that most children take for granted.
2 minutes | Sep 16, 2019
Season 1 Teaser
Listen up as experts from Australia’s Deakin University take on the big ideas shaping our future. Each week, our guest is challenged with the question – if they could only change one thing to improve our world, what would it be?
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