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The father of climate science, my Foote!? A mystery revealed

30:10 | Jan 20th

You won't believe your ears. A hidden herstory in the history of science.

Go Hack Yourself

46:06 | Sep 30th, 2018

Would you, do you, could you biohack your own body?

The Great Leap Fraud: China's wake-up call on scientific misconduct and fake science

30:46 | Sep 2nd, 2018

You've heard of fake news, but what about fake science? The shocking, shady world of the modern scientific marketplace. A special for ABC RN's China In Focus series featuring Ivan Oransky of Retraction Watch and guests.

The Quantum Astrologer

27:01 | May 13th, 2018

A real life science soap opera that warps space and time.

The bone wars

28:39 | Jan 20th, 2018

A saga about beguiling bones, big egos and the thrill of discovery.

Let's talk about sex...differences

28:39 | Jan 13th, 2018

Rats, rock-n-roll and revelations...why has science been so sex blind?

The Hollow Bones: the weird world of Nazi 'science' meets mysticism on the road to Tibet

30:00 | Mar 17th

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.

Future Uterus (Part 3): How to build a womb

25:45 | Mar 10th

From artificial baby bags for preemies to 3D printed ovaries – the future of the uterus is here.

Future Uterus (Part 2): Lolita and Linda's uterus transplant

36:37 | Mar 3rd

Lolita had one of the world's first uterus transplants - then what happened?

Future Uterus (Part 1): The ultimate designer accessory - an artificial womb?

30:12 | Feb 24th

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...Show More

Faith challenged - finding science in Trumplandia

33:37 | Feb 10th

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.

Extreme art adventures: will this be first artist-in-residence in space?

28:46 | Feb 3rd

Meet a water baby turned aquanaut turned astronaut candidate. Sarah Jane Pell is an astronomical performance artist. Will artists make life in space more humane?

The biggest butterfly of all

29:45 | Jan 27th

A search for a beguiling beauty. And a saga about people power.

The Long Now: what will life be like in 10,000 years?

26:55 | Jan 13th

If a clock ticks for 10,000 years will anybody be there to hear it? Long term thinking...come on...let's do this.

The Lost Boys

28:16 | Jan 6th

The hidden story of a very weird psychological experiment. The guinea pigs are kids. But they have no idea what they were in for. Neither do their parents. Who were the lost boys?

Robbie and the DNA detectives

30:01 | Dec 30th, 2018

Science Friction returns with a medical mystery story like none other. A genetic lottery. A chance encounter. A global quest. Science at the cutting edge. And one gutsy young guy.

Back from the Dead - will extinct animals ever walk, swim, fly again?

38:32 | Dec 9th, 2018

Stories of resurrection and revival. If you could bring an extinct animal alive again what would it be? Should we if we could?

World's first CRISPR gene edited babies born - are we ready?

29:35 | Dec 2nd, 2018

The world’s first gene edited babies - twin girls - have allegedly been created. It happened in China in secret. Rogue scientist or pioneer?

Frankenstein’s Monster: writers on scientific hubris

26:52 | Nov 25th, 2018

A chimp raised as a human child; machine algorithms that govern your life’s trajectory; a dystopian Australian thriller about science, power and plague. What happens when scientists and technologists pursue their curiosity without consideration of th...Show More

When fake facts go viral: Islamic science, Medieval medicine and the history police

25:45 | Nov 18th, 2018

Don't believe everything you see. Art, science and the curious making of fake news.

The future of sex: bots, bonking, biology and beyond

41:29 | Nov 11th, 2018

The future of sex looks weird. Not just kinky weird. Artificial wombs, sex bots and beyond.

The jet stream daredevil

25:35 | Oct 28th, 2018

He’s not a bird. But he wants to be. And now he’s going to jump into the jet stream without wings. Will he survive? Will he break a world record? Will his message be heard?

Let there be ROCK: science in the moshpit

25:36 | Oct 21st, 2018

Pull on your black t-shirt or spandex. Turn up the volume. A heavy metal loving professor with guitar in arms and physics in his soul.

#EPICFAIL? Science at school

25:37 | Oct 14th, 2018

yoTeacher Eddie Woo is wowing students worldwide with WooTube. High school Betty Zhang sounds like a future Australian prime minister. Peter Corkill and Soula Bennett are reimagining the classroom as you know it. They all reckon maths and science at ...Show More

Aliens, are you out there? Talking to E.T

33:42 | Oct 7th, 2018

If we found E.T, how would we communicate with them/they/it/she/he/whatev?

The whisper network: #MeToo, sexual harassment, and scientists speaking up

41:24 | Sep 16th, 2018

Power trips, field trips, money and ego. Fear, shame, embarrassment, and loss. Careers ended, creative potential truncated. A devastating cocktail. Frank and fearless ideas for change.

Wild forensics

25:37 | Sep 9th, 2018

Bits of bear, smuggled eggs, hidden herbal ingredients — solving wild mysteries one DNA sequence at a time.

Calling all carnivores and vegetarians: Would you eat meat grown in a lab?

30:55 | Aug 26th, 2018

No animals were killed in the making of this program. In-vitro meat, cultured meat, clean meat...whatever you call it, will it happen, and would you eat it? This episode first aired in 2017.

Improbable: talking maths and mayhem with MONA's David Walsh

28:50 | Aug 19th, 2018

A mathematical gambler whose made millions. An art collector passionate about science. An atheist with a rational explanation of religion. Don’t pin me down.

Pulsar woman: It's not a bird, it's not a quasar, it's...

35:56 | Aug 12th, 2018

The signals were weird. But was what happened afterwards even weirder?

It's a dog’s breakfast

26:00 | Jul 29th, 2018

The ecological pawprint of doggies, moggies and more.

The Gaia hypothesis revived

25:55 | Jul 22nd, 2018

Gaia. Not the goddess. It's big. Bigger than both of us.

The father of climate science, my Foote!? A mystery revealed

32:45 | Jul 15th, 2018

You won't believe your ears. A hidden herstory in the history of science.

Elixir for everything? Private stem cell clinics, hope, hype, and horror

26:04 | Jul 8th, 2018

The seduction of stem cells. What is it driving some people to try?

Selling hope: the trials and tribulations of experimental drug trials

28:03 | Jul 1st, 2018

It can feel like a game of Russian roulette. Whose interests are being served in clinical trials for cancer drugs?

You are not boring: neuroscientist David Eagleman on human creativity

25:37 | Jun 24th, 2018

To be human is to be creative, but what exactly makes us creative?

Feral science or solution? Unleashing gene drives

25:31 | Jun 17th, 2018

MIT's Kevin Esvelt wants radical transparency for a radical new science. Why?

The Long Now: what will life be like in 10,000 years?

26:32 | Jun 3rd, 2018

If a clock ticks for 10,000 years will anybody be there to hear it? Long term thinking...come on...let's do this.

CRISPR co-inventor Jennifer Doudna, and debating the ethics of gene editing

30:17 | May 27th, 2018

CRISPR – the new technique to manipulate genes. It's big. And so are the ethical question it raises. CRISPR's co-inventor Jennifer Doudna, a geneticist and an environmental activist on the ethics of this revolutionary technology.

The Lost Boys

27:45 | May 6th, 2018

The hidden story of a very weird psychological experiment. The guinea pigs are kids. But they have no idea what they were in for. Neither do their parents. Who were the lost boys?

The Climate Fetish

25:32 | Apr 29th, 2018

Has climate change become a fetish? No, not that kind of fetish.

Robbie and the DNA detectives

30:19 | Apr 15th, 2018

Science Friction returns with a medical mystery story like none other. A genetic lottery. A chance encounter. A global quest. Science at the cutting edge. And one gutsy young guy.

Science Friction returns weekly from April 15. Tune in and subscribe now!

02:45 | Apr 5th, 2018

Science, culture and storytelling ...with the spice added. We're back and weekly in 2018.

What happens when you say no to your doctor?

28:39 | Jan 6th, 2018

Two couples. Two intimate stories. Life and death decisions. What would you do?

The secrets inside your cells: epigenetics, trauma and ancestry

28:40 | Dec 30th, 2017

Can biology help you transcend the traumas of your ancestors? Or might it forever burden you with their legacy?

The nuclear boy scouts: radioactive obsessions and genius unleashed

28:40 | Dec 23rd, 2017

Two remarkable kids with remarkable ambitions. This is wild, believe us.

The Beatles are overrated!? The evolutionary science of pop music

28:22 | Dec 15th, 2017

Twist, shout and tune in. Meet the evolutionary biologist daring to question the musical influence of one of the biggest bands of all time.

The drug trial that went wrong...very, very wrong

28:22 | Dec 8th, 2017

Who protects the human guinea pigs?

A tale of two drugs

28:22 | Dec 1st, 2017

Two drugs; the old and the new, the known and the unknown. And the delicate tipping point between efficiency and chaos.

Calling all carnivores and vegetarians: Would you eat meat grown in a lab?

30:08 | Nov 24th, 2017

No animals were killed in the making of this program. In-vitro meat, cultured meat, clean meat...whatever you call it, will it happen, and would you eat it?

Making happier animals? Gene editing on the farmyard

35:19 | Nov 17th, 2017

Hornless cows. Sexing chickens. Is the hot new gene editing technique CRISPR a new frontier for animal welfare? Rise and shine, we're going milking.

Science Friction Season 3 starts November 18

00:37 | Nov 16th, 2017

Season 3 lands Saturday 18 November. Foodies, Brains, Drugs, Beatles...and more. Science and culture with the spice added.

Science Friction extra: AI, eyes, girls and guys

18:25 | Oct 6th, 2017

It all started with a love affair...with maths. Now she's helping spearhead a social revolution in AI.

The hidden history of eugenics: fitter families and the feebleminded (Part 1)

28:22 | Sep 9th, 2017

Before the Nazis, America led the way with eugenics, and the consequences were profoundly disturbing.

Let's talk about sex...differences

36:21 | Sep 2nd, 2017

Rats, rock-n-roll and revelations...why has science been so sex blind?

The bone wars

31:46 | Aug 26th, 2017

A saga about beguiling bones, big egos and the thrill of discovery.

Drone warfare and the psyche: an insider speaks

33:00 | Aug 19th, 2017

A son and his mother with a war story like none other.

Chatbot mania and algorithms of oppression

34:31 | Aug 12th, 2017

Do chatbots deserve their dignity? Does A.I have it in for you? Is your digital life discriminating against you?

Science Friction season two starts August 12

04:27 | Aug 5th, 2017

Sex, science art and war — it'll all be there.

Is your house making you sick? Endocrine disrupting chemicals

28:34 | May 20th, 2017

Could everyday objects be making us sick, fat or infertile? A chemical story...

You do it to yourself: Scientists who self-experiment

28:22 | May 13th, 2017

How far would you go for science? Would you implant electrodes in your brain? Or risk contracting malaria?

What happens when you say no to your doctor?

28:22 | May 6th, 2017

Two couples. Two intimate stories. Life and death decisions. What would you do?

When being a scientist is politically dangerous

28:22 | Apr 29th, 2017

Persecuted, jailed, censored, repressed or suppressed — when can doing science be dangerous?

The secrets inside your cells: epigenetics, trauma and ancestry

36:40 | Apr 22nd, 2017

Can biology help you transcend the traumas of your ancestors? Or might it forever burden you with their legacy?

The nuclear boy scouts: radioactive obsessions and genius unleashed

37:27 | Apr 15th, 2017

Two remarkable kids with remarkable ambitions. This is wild, believe us.

Welcome to Science Friction

00:44 | Apr 7th, 2017

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