Dr Lauren, Dr Ray and Dr Jen join Dr Shane in the studio.

In news - how we measure time needs fine-tuning via atomic clocks; artificial photosynthesis; Epigenetics can identify differences in DNA for identical twins; Chinese scientists have been looked at modifying the human embryo to prevent a fatal blood disease.

Euan Ritchie joins the team to discuss the state of science in Australia, including government spending on research and development.

Vaccinations is back in the news after the Australian Vaccination Sceptics Network released a controversial (and offensive) advertisement. 

Australia has a terrible record for species that have gone extinct since Europeans arrived.

Finally, the Big Roo Count, the Pozible campaign to get Dr Jen and Euan back north to assess kangaroo species. Check out the campaign and dig deep to support their cause here www.pozible.com/project/195117.

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Dr SK and Dr Annabolics have regular guest Dr Fincina Hopgood - lecturer and researcher in Cinema Studies at Melbourne University, and also a local expert in the representation of mental health issues in the movies in the studios. Of course, a show without SK mentioning a film would be just weird, so for this episode looks at 'He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not' and the movies association with erotoamania.

Two film festivals, the Human Rights Arts and Film Festival and Medfest happening at Monash Medical Centre Clayton also get discussed and there's also chat about the so-called 'McDonaldisation' of health and mental health services and the Mental Health Commission. All on another whimsical show of RRR's Radiotherapy!

If you or someone you know needs help in regards to depression or suicide prevention please contact Lifeline - 13 11 14 or the Suicide Call Back Service - 1300 659 467.

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Plato's Cave - 27 April 2015

Avengers: Age of Ultron, The Tribe and The Riot Club are reviewed. With Josh Nelson, Alexandra Heller-Nicholas and Thomas Caldwell.

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This week Michelle speaks to regular Ben Eltham from New Matilda who talks about the 2015 Budget and what it means for essential social services.

Peter Bouckaert, Emergencies Director from Human Rights Watch chats to Michelle about human rights around the world and how Human Rights Watch draw attention to issues that people are not usually aware of.

Sophie Black, Editor in Chief of Private Media reflects on the Scott McIntrye scenario that has played out at SBS and the issue of his sacking over inappropriate comments.

Giles Parkinson, Editor from Renew Economy chats about greenhouse emission projects and targets.

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We started today’s show with a quick wrap-up of Matt’s trip to adult Disneyland, Las Vegas… surreal.

Frank and Elizabeth from Home Make It joined us to tak about the upcoming Darebin Home Made Food and Wine Festival, which as the name suggests is all about the cultural traditions of doing things yourself at home. Home Make It specialise in classes for making your own passata, salami, and (clearly the most important) wine. Never thought of trying this at home yourself? Maybe check out the festival and learn how!

Next up we spoke to John at the Vic Market.

To finish today’s show we spoke to Philippa Sibley, who has just finished up running the kitchen at Prix Fixe. We chatted about mushroom season and how best to use them, as well as Philippa’s spooky flavor combination of passionfruit and mandarins.

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This week we're joined by Phil Newman, RM's Mornington Peninsula correspondent to catch up on surf news from the MP and the recently completed Pt Leo information centre. We'll be lamenting how crap the surf has been this year, why 3 is the magic number and asking for formal applications from prospective Surf Coast and Phillip Island correspondents. And listening to groovy early 70's tunes.


During the week, confirmation by the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) that four dolphins and two seals were killed in the nets of the supertrawler ‘Geelong Star’ within the first few weeks of fishing in Australian waters. The risks of catching and killing threatened species have always been one of the main concerns since the Abbott Government permitted the vessel into Australian waters, despite the concerns of NGOs, recreational fishers and the wider community. We’ll speak with Tooni Mahto, Australian Marine Conservation Society about the reaction to this terrible event, and the proposed sanctions – are they going to be enough?

And Rex Hunter, our Maritime Heritage expert brings us the latest in shipwreck and maritime archaeology news, and a profile of the wreck of the month – the Cape Verde.

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ZERO-G EPISODE: #1025 20 April 2015


Science Fiction, Fantasy and Historical Radio with Rob Jan. This week: flashback to 1994, and an interview with TERRY PRATCHETT; the dark and moody new DAREDEVIL TV series, and more!

For playlists, show notes, the T.V Geek and news see the 3RRR website at http://www.rrr.org.au/program/zero-g/playlists and follow @zerogrobjan on Twitter.

Subscribe via the iTunes store here.

Zero G broadcasts live from Melbourne Australia on Mondays at 1pm AEST on 3RRR (102.7FM). To stream or to find out more, go to http://www.rrr.org.au

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On this week's podcast Playwright and dramatist Lally Katz talks about her new musical, Timeshare. The Breakfasters share stories of funny nicknames they have been called over the years. Sean "Birdman" Dooley drops by to discuss Anzac Day from a bird's perspective, and discusses birds that find themselves on battlefields. Theatre Director Wesley Enoch talks about his theatre production "Black Diggers", which tells the story of the indigenous soldiers of World War I.

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On today’s show, in order of appearance:



Felix Preval – Producer of Festival and Artist Services- Melbourne Fringe Festival



Kieran Boland – Artist – Conflicted: Adversaries in Art



Hallie Shellam – Creator and Performer – Is This Somewhere You’ve Been Before?



Peter Evans – Co-Artistic Director – Bell Shakespeare



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Einstein A Go Go - 19 April 2015

EAGG 19th April 2015

Hosts: Dr Krystal, Dr, Kathryn, Dr Jen, Dr Shane

News items: The possible origins of antibacterial resistance, How does the skeletal muscles respond to a high fat diet?, New research in the placebo effect, Earthquake warning from mobile phones.

First guest: Chiara Paviolo, PhD. The most common treatments for cancer are surgery or a combination of chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Recently, gold nanoparticles have been employed in cancer cell therapy under laser illumination or as drug delivery systems.  We showed that gold nanorods can also inhibit cell proliferation through a mechanical blocking of receptor clustering. Membrane receptors are proteins that provide the first line of communication between the extracellular environment and the cell cytoplasm.

Second guest: Dr Natalie Thorne is a statistician, and mother to three young children.  She had an early interest in genetics during her Bachelor of Science degree in the late 90's.  She worked with Professor Terry Speed, a world renowned bioinformatician and statistician, when she was in second year university. She went on to complete her Honours and PhD work in bioinformatics at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute with Terry.

Third guest:Professor Jo Douglas, Head of the Department of Immunology and Allergy, Royal Melbourne Hospital. Jo Douglass is a specialist physician who is Head of the Department of Immunology and Allergy at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, an Honorary Clinical Professor at the University of Melbourne and Research Associate at the Walter & Eliza Hall Institute.  She undertook medical training at Monash University and specialist physician training in Allergy and Respiratory Medicine in Australia and the UK, receiving her MD in 2000 with a thesis based on bench-top immunology and continues to contribute to publications and clinical research. She is a Fellow of the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand and a former President of the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA).  Her current research projects are in severe asthma, allergies and immune deficiencies.  She also maintains an active clinical practice. 



Remember, “Science is everywhere”, including:



and every Sunday at 11a.m AEST on RRR 102.7mHz FM

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Explores the lighter, more eccentric side of medicine. A team of irreverent doctors lampoon sacred medical cows, and shed light on a range of medical and psychiatric conditions with special guests from around Australia and the globe.
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