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Feb 23, 2020
EVACUATE NOW - wildfires and why Will stayed in bedFebruary 23, 2020
How would you react if you received this SMS? BUSHFIRE WARNING. LEAVE NOW. When we evacuate from a bushfire, we fall into one of seven types of evacuee; from Threat Deniers, to Worried Waverers, to Experienced Independents. This is the story of a bad evacuee turned good.
Feb 16, 2020
Wildfires with wild numbers: fact checking a catastropheFebruary 16, 2020
This Summer's overwhelming bushfires have produced overwhelming numbers - hectares burnt, animals killed, carbon dioxide emitted. But who's fact checking the numbers? We are.
Feb 09, 2020
The radical experimenters: a rapper, a poet, and a biological artistFebruary 09, 2020
The poetic cosmos drips with mango juice. Pigs might fly when porcine cells are your paint and wings your canvas. Rap lyrics that challenge science denialism. Artists pushing at the boundaries of the imagination and the possibilities of science.
Feb 02, 2020
Of Mice and Men: This top cancer scientist thought he knew a lot about cancer. Then he got it.February 02, 2020
You're a top cancer scientist. And then you get cancer. Suddenly you become "A Cancer Patient", and one of your colleagues is wielding the (robotic) scalpel. A story about science, knowledge, and vulnerability.
Jan 26, 2020
The predatory publishers sucking science's blood (Summer Season)January 26, 2020
In pursuit of a predator. A sting operation. A black list. Big law suits. Is this the biggest threat to science since the Inquisition? Science Friction's fresh season for 2020 kicks off next episode.
Jan 19, 2020
Do genetic ancestry tests know if you’re Palestinian? A cautionary tale of race and science (Summer Season)January 19, 2020
Palestinian-American cartoonist and illustrator Marguerite Dabaie thought she understood her ancestry. But then she had a genetic test and things got messy. It’s not her DNA, it’s the technology
Jan 12, 2020
The Hollow Bones: the weird world of Nazi 'science' meets mysticism on the road to Tibet (Summer Season)January 12, 2020
A young ornithologist. A Nazi expedition to Tibet. A Faustian pact in the name of science, but at what cost? This story gets very weird, very fast. But the animals are watching.
Jan 05, 2020
Faith challenged - 21 and searching for science in the land of Trump (Summer Season)January 05, 2020
One Amish childhood + one strict Christian upbringing = two 21 year olds questioning everything they were ever taught. On the afterlife, evolution, and making your own way. (Summer Season highlight)
Dec 29, 2019
Lolita and Linda's uterus transplant - an ethical, emotional, and scientific minefield (Summer Season)December 29, 2019
Lolita had one of the world's first uterus transplants - then what happened? (Summer Season highlight)
Dec 22, 2019
The ultimate designer accessory - an artificial womb? (Summer Season)December 22, 2019
Who needs to get pregnant anymore when you can use a baby pouch? FullLife has the product for you. The sci fi imaginings of Helen Sedgewick. Utopia or the ultimate dystopia? A Science Friction mini-series that takes a womb's eye view of the future of reproduction.