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This podcast is closing. We really love having you listen to RN but we need to let you know that we’ll be closing our subject based podcasts (don’t worry—we aren’t cancelling any shows). To keep hearing stories and interviews from RN, search for your favourite shows in the ABC Radio App or subscribe in your preferred podcasting app. If you’re looking for something new to wrap your ears around, visit the RN website where there’s plenty for you to discover.
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Free ride

Free ride

2016-08-2600:05:09

A kindly offer of a lift — or something much darker?
Adrift

Adrift

2016-08-2600:06:42

MS Explorer was the first cruise ship to hit an iceberg since the Titanic.
How long until we can send someone to the newly discovered earth-like planet, Proxima b? RN Drive puts the latest science news through the Research Filter.
The Pacific is sinking

The Pacific is sinking

2016-08-2300:53:57

Corruption in many Pacific countries appears endemic, the Pacific has the world’s fastest growth rate of HIV infection and the Pacific is predicted to surpass Africa as the world’s poorest region in the foreseeable futureIs the Pacific not sinking but being sunk?
Activists and scientists around the world agree with Sheila Watt-Cloutier: 'You save the Arctic, you save the planet'.
Water is pumped using power from a renewable source, from a low level to a high level and stored. The water acquires potential energy. When released, it drives turbines and generates hydro electricity.
Standard silicon cells only capture infra red light. But there is more energy in other wavelengths hitting solar panels. New materials will capture this light and boost the output of solar cells.
A replacement for plastic

A replacement for plastic

2016-08-2000:03:59

Plastic is a problem. Rh Fitri Faradilla at UNSW is looking for a replacement material, strong and safe, one which will easily break down without causing harm.
Specific temperature-related calls made in the final days before hatching alters the behaviour of the developing chick.
There are fewer numbats than there are pandas or orangutans in the world, and keeping the captive breeding numbats in peak condition is a full time job.
Iranian nuclear deal

Iranian nuclear deal

2016-08-1800:14:11

It's been a year since the Iranian nuclear deal was reached. Was it worth it? What if anything has changed in not only Iran but across the Middle East?
Science, in pictures

Science, in pictures

2016-08-1800:16:47

A project enlisting citizen scientists to identify Australian wildlife is helping conservation, and reconnecting people with nature. And we follow the day of a scientist through Snapchat.
A fleet of solar-powered drones promise internet connectivity to the developing world — but do they come with a catch?
We really love having you listen to RN but we need to let you know that we’ll be closing our subject podcasts (don’t worry—we aren’t cancelling any shows). To keep hearing stories and interviews from RN, search for your favourite shows in the ABC Radio App or subscribe in your preferred podcasting app.
The nuclear brink

The nuclear brink

2016-08-1600:34:56

Former US Secretary of Defence, William J. Perry, warns that the risk of nuclear catastrophe is greater than it was during the Cold War and is growing every year.
Sh*t happens!

Sh*t happens!

2016-08-1500:28:25

An exploration of cultural attitudes to human waste.
In the far south-west of New South Wales we meet a team of environmental rangers who are trying to bring country back to life by coaxing animal populations back, constructing 'fish hotels' to keep the fry safe from predators and protecting cultural heritage sites.
Jodie Rummer is modelling scenarios for the world’s oceans by the end of the century and investigating whether and how fish might be able to adapt to warmer waters.
Bob Beale says the Earth is sending strong messages that things are seriously out of balance.
Prior to 1956, women were banned form being in Antarctica. Today women lead major research institutes in Antarctic science.
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