The Sciblogs Podcast

Episode 42: Earth & Sea

Aimee Whitcroft Aug 31, 2012

In Episode 42 of the podcast we talk Google Earth with the internet giant’s Chief Technology Advocate, dive into the issue of  Marine Protected Areas in New Zealand and learn how soil bacteria are contributing to antibiotic resistance. Michael T. Jones was closely involved in creating Google Earth, the seemingly ubiquitous virtual globe, map and geographical information program, but now … Read More

Episode 41: Liquor, language and bees

Aimee Whitcroft Aug 24, 2012

In Episode 41 this week we pick apart the costs of boozing, find that Anatolia is the ‘Tower of Babel’ for Indo-European languages and get the latest buzz on how genetics research can help bees in New Zealand. First up, we examine the costs of alcohol with help of the Sciblogs’ newest Sciblogger , economist Dr Eric Crampton … Read More

Podcast: Skeptics, eruptions and the male pill

Peter Griffin Aug 17, 2012

Episode 40 sees us revisiting volcanology and some fun with explosives as a New York professor uses explosives to recreate the eruptive effect of maars – low profile volcanoes, the remnants of which can be seen across Auckland’s volcanic field. Professor Greg Valentine We check in with Vicki Hyde, the founder and stalwart of the NZ Skeptics Society who … Read More

Sciblogs Podcast episode 39: Curiosity thrills

Peter Griffin Aug 10, 2012

We missed a week of the Sciblogs podcast to do some extra interviews for the Sciblogs podcast special on the Curiosity Mars Rover landing – the biggest science news event since, well the discover of the Higgs Boson. NASA scientists celebrate Curiosity’s successful landing You’ll enjoy the insights New Zealand scientists provide in the podcast on the Curiosity mission. Read More

Podcast: Science on trial

Peter Griffin Jul 20, 2012

On the Sciblogs podcast this week, we head to the High Court where climate sceptics have this week been seeking a judicial review of NIWA’s climate records. We catch up with Sciblogger Gareth Renowden about the case and we talk to former NIWA climate scientist Jim Renwick about the current state of climate science and what it is telling us … Read More


Podcast: The fight for the Net

Peter Griffin Jul 13, 2012

I’ve been at Nethui catching up on the state of all things internet-related and came away rather disconcerted about the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement currently being negotiated in secret on our behalf and which could have major implications for how intellectual property is treated under the law. Will those TPPA chickens come home to roost? Click below to listen to … Read More


Podcast: Higgs, I think we have it!

Peter Griffin Jul 06, 2012

EPISODE 35: This week’s podcast looks at how the news out of CERN about the discovery of a Higgs-like boson was received by the world. How did the media do in describing what the Higgs Boson actually is and did what’s the future for the Large Hadron Collider. We hear from an experimental physicist about the potential for quantum … Read More

Episode 34: Digital Earth 2.0

Peter Griffin Jun 29, 2012

On the Sciblogs podcast this week we look at the progress made on Digital Earth initiatives like Google Earth – what’s in store for the next generation of Earth visualisation and simulation platforms? We talk to Sciblogger Ken Perrott about new data from the 2011 Australian census that shows more Aussies are ditching religion and we … Read More

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