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A Week in Science is the science news feed from RiAus. We’re bringing you the science news you need to know, all week every week.

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A Week In Science – Understand the traffic jam – 8 August 2014

Prefer to get your science delivered automatically? Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes Find out more about the physics of traffic jams below or click here to watch more episodes of A Week in Science Media Articles Fluid Dynamics Explains Some Traffic Jams – Article from Inside Science Traffic jam mystery solved by mathematicians – Article from Phys.org Academic Papers Sugiyama Y et al., Traffic jams without bottlenecks—experimental evidence for […]  Read More »

A Week In Science – The Human Body Is Weird – 1 August 2014

The human body is weird – really weird. This week Ben takes us on a tour of the body and highlights some unusual facts about the way it works. Watch the next episode of A Week In Science at http://bit.ly/AWIS1Aug2014 and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes http://bit.ly/AWISiTunes. Get the latest science stories from RiAus on Facebook http://on.fb.me/1pRoEim  Read More »

A Week In Science – Are GMOs safe? – 25 July 2014

Genetically Modified Foods are rapidly entering our food chain, but many people have concerns about their safety. Dr Paul Willis investigates the science facts and myths behind this controversial topic. Watch the next episode of A Week In Science at http://bit.ly/AWIS25July2014 and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes http://bit.ly/AWISiTunes. Get the latest science stories from RiAus on Facebook http://on.fb.me/1pRoEim  Read More »

A Week In Science – What’s so great about Pi? – 18 July 2014

This week Steve looks at one of the most powerful numbers in the world and asks “What’s so great about Pi?” Watch the next episode of A Week In Science at http://bit.ly/AWIS18July2014 and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes http://bit.ly/AWISiTunes. Get the latest science stories from RiAus on Facebook http://on.fb.me/1pRoEim  Read More »

A Week in Science – Baking Bad: Cake Chemistry – 4 July 2014

Have you ever wondered what goes on chemically when you bake? Ben goes all baking bad and looks at the science of one of his favourite foods – cake! Watch the next episode of A Week In Science at http://bit.ly/AWIS4July2014 and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes http://bit.ly/AWISiTunes. Get the latest science stories from RiAus on Facebook http://on.fb.me/1pRoEim  Read More »

A Week in Science – Are the animals of Antarctica doomed? – 27 June 2014

Climate change is resulting in Antarctica becoming warmer, wetter and windier, and the animals are suffering. Watch the this episode of A Week In Science at http://bit.ly/AWIS27June2014 and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes http://bit.ly/AWISiTunes. Get the latest science stories from RiAus on Facebook http://on.fb.me/1pRoEim or Twitter http://bit.ly/1ebuGSw  Read More »

A Week in Science – The genius of Galileo – 20 June 2014

While Europe was fighting the 30 Years’ War, an Italian scientist was redefining our Solar System. Watch the this episode of A Week In Science at http://bit.ly/AWIS20June2014 and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes http://bit.ly/AWISiTunes. Get the latest science stories from RiAus on Facebook http://on.fb.me/1pRoEim or Twitter http://bit.ly/1ebuGSw  Read More »

A Week in Science – How small can technology get? – 13 June 2014

Technology keeps getting smaller, but is there a limit? In this week’s episode of A Week in Science Tania takes a look at the limits of Moore’s Law, which predicts that computers will continue to shrink and transistors become smaller. Watch the next episode of A Week In Science at http://bit.ly/AWIS13June2014 and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes http://bit.ly/AWISiTunes. Get the latest science stories from RiAus on Facebook http://on.fb.me/1pRoEim  Read More »

A Week In Science – The 70th Anniversary of D-Day – 6 June 2014

Having good science and technology on your side makes a big difference in war. In this week’s episode of A Week in Science Paul looks at specially designed tanks, known as “Hobart’s Funnies”, techniques to deceive enemy radar, and a unique way to use condoms! Watch the next episode of A Week In Science at http://bit.ly/AWIS6June2014 and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes http://bit.ly/AWISiTunes. Get the latest science stories from RiAus on Facebook http://on.fb.me/1pRoEim  Read More »

A Week In Science – Why do women feel the cold? – 30 May 2014

Have you ever noticed that women seem to feel the cold more than men? This week Kiran investigates whether this is a real phenomenon, and what factors make you more sensitive to the cold. Watch the next episode of A Week In Science at http://bit.ly/AWIS30May2014 and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes http://bit.ly/AWISiTunes. Get the latest science stories from RiAus on Facebook http://on.fb.me/1pRoEim  Read More »

A Week in Science – Preventing Sports Injuries – 23 May 2014

Kiran Groom looks at what research says about sports injuries, and how to prevent them. Watch the next episode of A Week In Science at http://bit.ly/AWIS23May2014 and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes http://bit.ly/AWISiTunes. Get the latest science stories from RiAus on Facebook http://on.fb.me/1pRoEim  Read More »

A Week in Science – Fabulous Fossils – 16 May 2014

Dr Paul Willis runs through a few of his favourite fossil finds in recent times. Watch the next episode of A Week In Science at http://bit.ly/AWIS16May2014 and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes http://bit.ly/AWISiTunes. Get the latest science stories from RiAus on Facebook http://on.fb.me/1pRoEim  Read More »

A Week in Science – Blooming Science – 9 May 2014

Give the gift of science along with flowers this Mother’s Day and improve her day at at chemical level. Watch the next episode of A Week In Science at http://bit.ly/AWIS9May2014 and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes http://bit.ly/AWISiTunes. Get the latest science stories from RiAus on Facebook http://on.fb.me/1pRoEim  Read More »

A Week in Science – Cyborgs and Cybernetics – 2 May 2014

Could we be headed the way of Doctor Who’s Cybermen? You’ll have to watch the latest episode of ‘A Week In Science’ to find out. Watch the video at http://bit.ly/AWIS2May2014 and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes http://bit.ly/AWISiTunes. Get the latest science stories from RiAus on Facebook http://on.fb.me/1pRoEim  Read More »

A Week in Science – Vaccination Myths – 25 April 2014

When it comes to vaccination, misinformation kills. Watch the latest episode of ‘A Week In Science’ to learn the science that debunks the myths. Watch the video at http://bit.ly/AWIS25April2014 and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes http://bit.ly/AWISiTunes. Get the latest science stories from RiAus on Facebook http://on.fb.me/1pRoEim  Read More »

A Week in Science – Chocolate Coated Science – 18 April 2014

hocolate has some very real health benefits. Feel free to use this episode of ‘A Week In Science’ as justification for going overboard this Easter. Watch the video at http://bit.ly/AWIS18April2014 and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes http://bit.ly/AWISiTunes. Get the latest science stories from RiAus on Facebook http://on.fb.me/1pRoEim  Read More »

A Week in Science – Global Populations – 11 April 2014

Did you know it took 123 years to go from 1 to 2 billion people on Earth, but it took just 13 years to grow from 6 to 7 billion? Watch the video at http://bit.ly/AWIS11April2014 to find out more about the science of global populations. Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes http://bit.ly/AWISiTunes. Get the latest science stories from RiAus on Facebook. Find us at http://on.fb.me/1pRoEim  Read More »

A Week in Science – Beer Science – 4 April 2014

8,000 years ago beer was preferred to water, not for the taste but because drinking straight from the Nile could kill you! Find out more about the amazing history and science of beer in this week’s episode of ‘A Week In Science’. Watch the video at http://bit.ly/AWIS4April2014 to see the whole story and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes http://bit.ly/AWISiTunes. Get the latest science stories from RiAus on Facebook. Find us at http://on.fb.me/1pRoEim  Read More »

A Week in Science – Will you be an April Fool? – 28 March 2014

Don’t get caught out this April Fool’s Day! Find out all about how and why we lie in this episode of A Week In Science. Watch the video at http://bit.ly/AWIS28Mar2014 to see the whole story and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes http://bit.ly/AWISiTunes. Stay up to date with all the latest science news by subscribing to the RiAus Newsletter – http://bit.ly/RiAusNews  Read More »

A Week in Science – Starving yourself healthy – 21 March 2014

This week we look at two of the most popular diets, the 5:2 diet and the juice diet, and uncover the science behind starving yourself to health. Watch the video at http://bit.ly/AWIS21Mar2014 to see the whole story and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes http://bit.ly/AWISiTunes. Stay up to date with all the latest science news by liking us on Facebook – http://on.fb.me/1aqK5mO  Read More »

A Week in Science – Eat less and live longer – 14 March 2014

Can eating less help you live longer? Find out in this week’s episode of A Week In Science. Watch the video at http://bit.ly/AWIS14Mar2014 to see the whole story and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes http://bit.ly/AWISiTunes. Stay up to date with all the latest science news by liking us on Facebook – http://on.fb.me/1aqK5mO  Read More »

A Week in Science – Antarctic Sea Ice – 7 March 2014

How can Antarctic sea ice be increasing while we also see the planets temperatures rising? Find out in this week’s episode of A Week In Science. Watch the video at http://bit.ly/AWIS7Mar2014 to see the whole story and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes http://bit.ly/AWISiTunes. Stay up to date with all the latest science news by liking us on Facebook – http://on.fb.me/1aqK5mO  Read More »

A Week in Science – Organ Donation – 28 February 2014

Are you prepared to give the ultimate gift? This week is Donate Life week and we look at the science of organ donation and transplantation in this episode of A Week In Science. Watch the video at http://bit.ly/AWIS28Feb2014 to see the whole story and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes http://bit.ly/AWISiTunes. Stay up to date with all the latest science news by liking us on Facebook – http://on.fb.me/1aqK5mO  Read More »

A Week in Science – Science of dating – 14 February 2014

This Valentines Day we look at the maths that underpins dating websites as well as the cheesiest science pick up lines we could find. Watch the video at http://bit.ly/AWIS14Feb2014 to see the whole story and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes http://bit.ly/AWISiTunes. Get the best science in your inbox weekly by subscribing to the RiAus Newsletter http://bit.ly/RiAusNews  Read More »

A Week in Science – Altitude Training – 7 February 2014

We take a closer look at altitude training training this week as the world counts down to the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. Watch the video at http://bit.ly/AWIS7Feb2014 to see the whole story and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes http://bit.ly/AWISiTunes. Get the best science in your inbox weekly by subscribing to the RiAus Newsletter http://bit.ly/RiAusNews  Read More »

A Week in Science – 4D Printing – 31 January 2014

4D printing, building the future – all by itself. Watch the video at http://bit.ly/AWIS31Jan2014 to see the whole story and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes http://bit.ly/AWISiTunes. Get the best science in your inbox weekly by subscribing to the RiAus Newsletter http://bit.ly/RiAusNews  Read More »

A Week in Science – Neuromarketing – 24 January 2014

When psychology meets marketing you get ‘neuromarketing’ a science dedicated to making you buy. Watch the video at http://bit.ly/AWIS24Jan2014 to see the whole story and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes http://bit.ly/AWISiTunes. Get the best science in your inbox weekly by subscribing to the RiAus Newsletter http://bit.ly/RiAusNews  Read More »

A Week in Science – The Drake Equation – 17 January 2014

The Drake Equation may help us predict the possibility of other life in the Universe. Watch the video at http://bit.ly/AWIS17Jan2014 to see the whole story and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes http://bit.ly/AWISiTunes. Get the best science in your inbox weekly by subscribing to the RiAus Newsletter http://bit.ly/RiAusNews  Read More »

A Week in Science – 10 January 2014

What will be big in science this year? We make some predictions on everything from neurology to space travel in this week’s episode of A Week In Science. See the video at http://bit.ly/AWIS10Jan2014 and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes http://bit.ly/AWISiTunes. Get the latest science headlines to your inbox weekly by subscribing to the RiAus Newsletter http://bit.ly/RiAusNews  Read More »

A Week in Science – 20 December 2013

In this week’s episode of ‘A Week In Science’ we look back at the biggest science stories from 2013. See the video at http://bit.ly/AWIS20Dec2013 and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes http://bit.ly/AWISiTunes. Get the latest science headlines to your inbox weekly by subscribing to the RiAus Newsletter http://bit.ly/RiAusNews  Read More »

A Week in Science – 13 December 2013

In this week’s episode of ‘A Week In Science’ we look back at the weird science stories from 2013. The highlights, the lowlights and the things that just made us laugh. See the video at http://bit.ly/AWIS13Dec2013 and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes http://bit.ly/AWISiTunes. Get the latest science headlines to your inbox weekly by subscribing to the RiAus Newsletter http://bit.ly/RiAusNews  Read More »

A Week in Science – 6 December 2013

In this week’s episode of ‘A Week In Science’ we look at new research that suggests the brain’s of men and women are wired differently, human ancestry is doubted after new DNA results and we find out how koalas growl. See the video at http://bit.ly/AWIS6Dec2013 and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes http://bit.ly/AWISiTunes. Get the latest science headlines to your inbox weekly by subscribing to the RiAus Newsletter http://bit.ly/RiAusNews  Read More »

A Week in Science – 29 November 2013

In ‘A Week In Science’ this week we see how tongue controlled wheelchairs are assisting the severely paralysed to move again, we look at ninja seahorse hunting strategies and how the surface of dragonfly wings prevents bacterial growth. See the video at http://bit.ly/AWIS22Nov2013 and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes http://bit.ly/AWISiTunes. Get the latest science headlines to your inbox weekly by subscribing to the RiAus Newsletter http://bit.ly/RiAusNews  Read More »

A Week in Science – 22 November 2013

In ‘A Week In Science’ this week, evacuation panic, space neutrinos, saving lives in developing countries, and does Googling make you smarter? See the video at http://bit.ly/AWIS22Nov2013 and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes http://bit.ly/AWISiTunes. Get the latest science headlines to your inbox weekly by subscribing to the RiAus Newsletter http://bit.ly/RiAusNews  Read More »

A Week in Science – 15 November 2013

In ‘A Week In Science’ this week we probe the secret sex life of sea slugs, look a new data that suggests closing the hole in the Ozone layer might pause global warming and see footage of a space walk with a difference as astronauts take the Olympic torch to space. See the video at http://bit.ly/AWIS15Nov2013 and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes http://bit.ly/AWISiTunes. Get the latest science headlines to your inbox weekly by subscribing to the RiAus Newsletter http://bit.ly/RiAusNews  Read More »

A Week in Science – 8 November 2013

In ‘A Week In Science’ this week we look at how your politics can effect your maths ability, we finally get some detail on the Russian asteroid from earlier this year and we look inside the brains of autistic children. See the video at http://bit.ly/AWIS8Nov2013 and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes. Get the latest science headlines to your inbox weekly by subscribing to the RiAus Newsletter http://bit.ly/RiAusNews  Read More »

A Week in Science – 1 November 2013

In ‘A Week In Science’ this week RiAus we see dinosaurs walk again, find out how dogs tails tell tales and why smaller forest plants benefit from the larger tree’s canopies. See the video at http://bit.ly/AWIS1Nov2013 and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes. Get the latest science headlines to your inbox weekly by subscribing to the RiAus Newsletter http://bit.ly/RiAusNews  Read More »

A Week in Science – 25 October 2013

In ‘A Week In Science’ this week RiAus we look at how a discovery of ancient skulls might change the way we think of human evolution, the new strategy to combat seasonl flu and implants that use light to fight diabetes. See the video at http://bit.ly/AWIS25Oct2013 and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes. Get the latest science headlines to your inbox weekly by subscribing to the RiAus Newsletter http://bit.ly/RiAusNews  Read More »

A Week in Science – 18 October 2013

In ‘A Week In Science’ this week RiAus hosts live vasectomies online as part of World Vasectomy Day, scientists have found the sense of touch can be restored when prosthetics are hard-wiried to the brain and it turns out Vitamin D has very little effect if you are already healthy. See the video at http://bit.ly/AWIS18Oct2013 and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes. Get the latest science headlines to your inbox weekly by subscribing to the RiAus Newsletter http://bit.ly/RiAusNews  Read More »

A Week in Science – 11 October 2013

In ‘A Week In Science’ this week MIT scientists build self assembling robots, the Nobel Prizes for science are announced and we find out if living near an airport is bad for your heart. See the video at http://bit.ly/AWIS11Oct2013 and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes. Get the latest science headlines to your inbox weekly by subscribing to the RiAus Newsletter http://bit.ly/RiAusNews  Read More »

A Week in Science – 4 October 2013

In ‘A Week In Science’ this week we find out that Mars was once dotted with supervolcanoes, scientists make amazing advantages in regenerative medicine and centipede venom may be able to produce a morphene strength pain killer. See the video at http://bit.ly/AWIS4Oct2013 and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes. Get the latest science headlines to your inbox weekly by subscribing to the RiAus Newsletter http://bit.ly/RiAusNews  Read More »

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