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May 8, 2016

Dr Shane, Dr Euan, Dr Jen and Chris KP bring you this week’s hottest science news, including the ancient forests of Antarctica, fat labradors, how the brain is triggered by words, and some newly found nearby exoplanets.

The team speak with Penny Bonda (founding chair & primary author of the USA’s Green Building Council committee for LEED Commercial Interiors rating system, author of Sustainability Matters, and fellow of the Green Building Council) about the latest work to make buildings green and healthy.

The next guest is Sophia Frentz (Ph.D. Candidate, University of Melbourne, Mitochondrial Research, Genetics Theme, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute), who discusses her work that focuses on treatments and the various model systems used to investigate mitochondrial disorders.

Finally, they speak with Luke T James, the Victorian Coordinator of the Science Party, who are trying to do is to bring the evidence-based mindset you find in scientific fields to politics by utilising evidence based policy.

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