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Getting out in the field and the lab to bring you New Zealand stories about science, nature and the environment.



 



Protecting nature on private land

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 21:07:00 +1300

The Queen Elizabeth II National Trust is celebrating 40 years of helping landowners protect 4,400 pieces of land with high conservation values


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/ocw/ocw-20171116-2107-protecting_nature_on_private_land-128.mp3




The 1769 Garden

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 21:06:00 +1300

The 1769 Garden commemorates the first encounter between Maori and the crew of the Endeavour, under the command of Captain James Cook, at Gisborne in October 1769.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/ocw/ocw-20171116-2106-the_1769_garden-128.mp3




Our Changing World for 16 November 2017

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 21:05:00 +1300

Protecting nature on private land with the QEII Trust, and creating the 1769 Garden to mark the first encounter between Maori and Captain Cook.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/ocw/ocw-20171116-2105-our_changing_world_for_16_november_2017-128.mp3




Our Changing World for 9 November 2017

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 21:10:00 +1300

New discoveries from New Zealand's ancient past, and mapping the gut's electrical signals.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/ocw/ocw-20171109-2110-our_changing_world_for_9_november_2017-128.mp3




Mapping the gut

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 21:07:00 +1300

A flexible tool to measure electrical signals in our gut could detect serious medical conditions.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/ocw/ocw-20171109-2107-mapping_the_gut-128.mp3




The New Zealand fossil revolution

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 21:06:00 +1300

In the last few years there's been a revolution in our understanding of New Zealand's ancient animals - there were once crocodiles as well as small land mammals.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/ocw/ocw-20171109-2106-the_new_zealand_fossil_revolution-128.mp3




Big award for studying small lake critters

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 21:08:00 +1300

The 2017 Marsden Medal is awarded to Carolyn Burns for her internationally renowned research into New Zealand's deep southern lakes.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/ocw/ocw-20171102-2108-big_award_for_studying_small_lake_critters-128.mp3




Using noble metals to kill cancer

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 21:07:00 +1300

The winner of the 2017 Hill Tinsley Medal is developing anti-cancer drugs based on noble metals such as platinum and iridium.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/ocw/ocw-20171102-2107-using_noble_metals_to_kill_cancer-128.mp3




The physics of blood spatter

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 21:06:00 +1300

Engineer Mark Jermy has been helping forensics investigators understand the science behind blood spatter evidence at crime scenes.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/ocw/ocw-20171102-2106-the_physics_of_blood_splatter-128.mp3




Our Changing World for 2 November 2017

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 21:05:00 +1300

Engineer looks at the physics of blood splatter, chemist wins 2017 Hill Tinsley Award for new drugs made with metals, and freshwater biologist wins 2017 Marsden Medal.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/ocw/ocw-20171102-2105-our_changing_world_for_2_november_2017-128.mp3




Inherited heart disease: you're not doomed by your DNA

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 21:06:00 +1300

Anna Pilbrow says that a complex interaction of genetic factors underpin our risk of getting heart disease - and leading a healhy lifestyle lowers the risk.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/ocw/ocw-20171026-2106-inherited_heart_disease_youre_not_doomed_by_your_dna-128.mp3




Understanding our immune system

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 21:05:00 +1300

Bruce Beutler received the 2011 Nobel Prize for discoveries about the innate immune system in mammals.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/ocw/ocw-20171026-2105-understanding_our_immune_system-128.mp3




It's a microbial world

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 21:04:00 +1300

Science writer Ed Yong investigates the complex world of microbes in his book "I Contain Multitudes."


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/ocw/ocw-20171026-2104-its_a_microbial_world-128.mp3