Dr Ray joins Dr Shane and Dr Catherine in the studio. First guest on the phone is Dr Laura Germine, a research fellow in pschychiatric genetics from the Harvard Medical School discussing fluid cognitive abilities - brain peaks and age correlations. 

Second guest in the studio is Dr David Williams who is head of the Australian venom research unit at the department of pharmacology and therapeutics at the university of Melbourne, on the show to discuss venom research - and the alarming number of preventable deaths in PNG from snake bites; five times more than dengue fever, but it only received a fraction of the research funding.

A big week in news including venomous tree frogs, nomophobia and seeing in your sleep.

Direct download: Einstein-A-Go-Go-20150830.mp3
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Dr Krystal and Chris KP join Dr Shane in the studio.
On the line is Amy Shearer-Title - from the NASA Pluto In A Minute YouTube videos. Helping communicate science from the New Horizons mission to the general public.

Beth Healy, on the phone from Concordia Base in Antarctica, who is studying the effects of isolation on the thirteen people in the base. In weather below -104 degrees (with wind chill).

The Walter and Eliza Hall institute celebrate 100 years, with a whole bunch of events.

Please note. The podcasts for Einstein A Go Go will not be available for the two weeks of Radiothon. The podcast will return with the August 30 show.

If you would like to subscribe to Triple R visit rrr.org.au and click on Subscribe. Don't forget to nominate Einstein A Go Go as your favourite show!

Direct download: Einstein-A-Go-Go-20150809.mp3
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EAGG 2nd August 2015 Dr Shane, Dr Lauren and Dr Krystal

First Guest: Adam Bandt Green Federal member for Melbourne. Adam talks about government spending in science, the importance of generating the next wave in industry and the future of energy in Australia.http://greens.org.au/mps/adam-bandt

Second guest: Hans Clevers Professor of Medicine, Utrecht University, The Netherlands. Hans takes us through his research into stem cells focusing in on intestine and bowel cancer. https://events.unimelb.edu.au/events/5417-for-good-and-bad-stem-cells-and-organoids-in-health

Third guest: Dr Katie Mack School of Physics, University of Melbourne. Katie provides us with an update of her involvement on the dark matter gold mine project and her impressions of the recent Pluto flyby developments. http://www.findanexpert.unimelb.edu.au/display/person332462

Science is everywhere, including:



and every Sunday at 11am AEST on RRR 102.7mHz FM

Direct download: Einstein_A_Go_Go_-_2_August_2015.mp3
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Dr Shane, Dr Dyani and Dr Ray discuss a four-legged snake fossil discovery, handedness of animals and a funding boost to the SETI project. 


First guest: Professor Benjamin Howden, Director, The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity discusses tracking the source of public outbreaks like Salmonella food poisoning.


Second guest: Dr Alan Duffy, Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing, Swinburne University talks about the New Horizons Pluto mission and the discovery of an Earth twin like planet known as Kepler-452b.

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Direct download: Einstein-A-Go-Go-20150726.mp3
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This week on Einstein A Go-Go, Dr Shane is joined in the studio by Dr Dyani and Dr Chromo.

Together they begin the show sharing some recent Science news.

Topics include the latest in:

- Microbiome research

- The health effects of a walk in the park

- Star Trek inspired technology 

- The very exciting recently finalised Pluto Mission.


First Guest: Professor Canagasingham from CSIRO Perth joins the team by phone to discuss the recent advancements and personal success in the area of Eyecare exams in rural/remote areas.

Second Guests: Professor Mark Cook from St. Vincent's Hospital & the University of Melbourne / Dr David Liley from Swinburne University Brain & Psychological Sciences research centre, join the team in the studio to discuss in depth, the world of Epilepsy. Going on to explain the advancements in the area of invasive and non-invasive treatment of the disease.

The discussion then continues into the world of seizures and seizure control for patients.

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Direct download: Einstein-A-GoGo-20150719.mp3
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Dr Shane, Andrea, and Chris KP talk to Glenn Nagle from CSIRO's Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex, about their role in receiving data from New Horizons mission to Pluto. They also have a chat with Rob Sturrock from the Centre for Policy Development, Sydney, and author of The Longest Conflict: Australia's Climate Security Challenge, about how Climate Change will affect our future, and the report’s recommendations.

Finally, they interview Dr Janine Cooper, Honorary Fellow, Child Neuropsychology, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute at The Royal Children's Hospital, about her work with children's memory problems.

The show wraps up with Fiona explaining about the science of snow.

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Direct download: Einstein-A-Go-Go-20150712.mp3
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Dr Krystal and Chris KP join Dr Shane in the studio.
First guest is Professor Dick Strugnell who is a microbiologist with the University of Melbourne and the Doherty Institute. He is decoding the genome of superbug Klebsiella pnuemonaie, a bacterium found in hospitals throughout the world.
The study could give rise to a vaccine or alternative treatment to antibiotics, which are starting to fail against this bacteria.

Second guest is Dr. Ricardo Costa, Department of Nutrition and Dietetics from Monash University, in the studio to talk about extreme exercise and the link to blood poisoning.
Researchers have discovered that extreme exercise can cause intestinal bacteria to leak into the bloodstream, which then triggers a systemic inflammatory response from the body’s immune cells, similar to a serious infection episode.

Molly O’Sullivan, from Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, in to discuss a study on Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) treatment for autism.
The purpose of the study is to evaluate Fluoxetine, a commonly used SSRI, to see how safe and effective this drug is for young people aged 7.5 to 18 years with an autism spectrum disorder.
The study have not yet reached the target goal of 146 participants. The study team is determined to reach the target sample size, if you’re interested in being a participant contact molly.osullivan@mcri.edu.au.

Direct download: EAGG_05_07_2015.mp3
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Einstein A Go Go – 28 June 2015

Dr Catherine, Dr Krystal and Dr Shane.


News Items: New Alzheimer’s disease and dementia tests through objectively tracking subtle changes in cognition over time. Researchers at the University of Melbourne have sequenced the genome of the Aussie blowfly. Love is Love - gay marriage, Are tri-corders real?


First Guest: Anne J Verbiscer Research Associate Professor from the Department of Astronomy at The University of Virginia. Anne is an expert of icy bodies in the outer solar system, and has been involved in all major current NASA missions, especially in Cassini and New Horizon, with one recent highlight being the discovery of Saturn’s largest ring (Verbiscer et al. 2009, Nature, 461, 1098) http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v461/n7267/full/nature08515.html


Second Guest: Dr Niccola Stern from the Department of Archaeology and History at La Trobe University, Melbourne, brings her scientific analysis of the Lake Mungo Area – which has been dry for the last 15,000 years. http://www.abc.net.au/local/stories/2011/07/13/3268249.htm


Third Guest: Dr David Ackland University of Melbourne, In an Australian-first surgical procedure, engineers from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Melbourne along with the Epworth Freemasons’ Oral & Maxillofacial surgeon George Dimitroulis, have corrected a young man’s rare congenital jaw deformity, using a 3D printed jaw joint that was designed and created in Melbourne. http://www.mech.unimelb.edu.au/people/staff.php?person_ID=57084


Remember, “Science is everywhere”, including:





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


Direct download: Einstein_A_Go_Go_-_28_June_2015.mp3
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This week on Einstein A Go-Go, Dr Shane is joined in the studio by Dr Diani and Dr Dr Chromo.

Dr Diani begins the show discussing the 'Power of Positivity' and recent studies into Optogenetics & light sensitive proteins. The team also touch on recent interview and story on fellow RRR show 'Radio Therapy' and the 3 step approach of Gratitude, Empathy & Mindfullness.

Dr Chromo then discusses the 'Fake Faster Diet' (a diet with actual merit?) and the benefits as opposed to the more popular diets.

Dr Shane delves into the latest research into planet Venus, carried out by the Max Planck institute, more specifically from Eugene Shalygin and the Centre for Solar system research.

First Guest: Benjamin Shield (ARC Centre of excellence for environmental decisons seed) at the Australian National University. Discussing Frogs and updating the team on a usually agressive Fungus, also Frog related.

Second Guest: Ella Finkel (Editor at Cosmos Magazine) speaking to the team about recent magazine article around Electrical stimulation of the Brain.

Dr Chromo then finishes the show with a book review of 'The diet myth' (the real science behind what we eat) written by Tim Spector.


Program page: http://www.rrr.org.au/program/einstein-a-go-go/
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Direct download: Einstein-A-Go-Go-20150621.mp3
Category:Einstein A Go Go -- posted at: 11:52 AM

Dr Shane, Dr Krystal, Dr Jen and Chris KP discuss controversial comments from Tim Hunt, ancient fossils, MERS disease in South Korea, microscopic robot surgery, sphincter muscle and gathering kangaroo species numbers in the north (please support the big roo count).


Guest, Kylie Smith, Speech Pathologist, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute discusses her research into anxiety of older children with stuttering.

Program page: http://www.rrr.org.au/program/einstein-a-go-go/
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Direct download: Einstein-A-Go-Go-20150614.mp3
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