Episodes

Chris Lassig, Stu Burns, Claire Farrugia
Dr Linda McIver, Dr Karen Lamb hosted by Dr Linden Ashcroft and Claire Farrugia
Chris Lassig, Stu Burns Claire Farrugia Guest: Nathan Lo
Claire Farrugia, Stu Burns, Chris Lassig
Lost in Science team
Stu Burns & Clare Hampson
Lost in Science team
Professor Lyn Beazley and Jess Moir
Lost in Science team
Manisha Bhardwaj, Claire farrugia, Chris Lassig, Stu Burns
Lost in Science team
Hosts: Stu Burns, Claire Farrugia, Manisha Bhardwaj, Chris Lassig Guests: Jodi Rowley
Claire Farrugia, Chris Lassig, Stu Burns Guests: Felix Marx
Lost in Science team
Hosts: Chris Lassig, Stu Burns Guests: Andrew Lynch, Sarah Dollard
Lost in Science team
Prof. Tim Stinear, Sophie Burgess
Hosts: Claire farrugia, Chris Lassig, Stu Burns Guests: Cara Penton
Chris Lassig, Stu Burns, Claire Farrugia
Ollie Barrand and Dr Genefor Walker-Smith
Stu Burns, Claire Farrugia, Chris Lassig Guests: Alan Duffy; Cara Santa Maria
Chris Lassig, Claire Farrugia, Stu Burns
Stu Burns, Manisha Bhardwaj, Claire Farrugia, Chris Lassig Guests: Tilly Boleyn
Hosts: Chris Lassig, Manisha Bhardwaj, Stu Burns Guests: Dr. Renaud Johannes Boyau
Chris Lassig, Stu Burns, Claire Farrugia
Hosts: Chris Lassig, Stu Burns, Claire Farrugia Guests: Charlie Marshall
Stuart Burns, Manisha Bhardwaj, Chris Lassig, Claire Farrugia Guests: Dr. Oliver Jones
Stuart Burns, Manisha Bhardwaj, Chris Lassig
Linden Ashcroft, Claire Farrugia, Stuart Burns
Hosts: Claire Farrugia, Stu Burns, Manisha Bhardwaj, Chris Lassig Guests: Glenn Jackson; Alanta Colley
Chris Lassig, Stu Burns, Claire Farrugia
Claire Farrugia, Stu Burns, Manisha Bhardwaj
Stuart Burns, Manisha Bhardwaj, Chris Lassig, Claire Farrugia Guests: Dr. Trent Penman
Stu Burns, Alanta Colley, Dani Measday
Stu Burns, Arjun Chalal, Jessica Snir
Stu Burns, Anna sexton, Nicholas J Johnson
Chris Lassig & Stu Burns
Chris lassig, Manisha Bhardwaj, Claire Farrugia, Stu Burns
Hosts: Chris Lassig, Stu Burns, Claire Farrugia Guests: Anna Sexton; Christine Cooper
Hosts: Claire Farrugia, Stu Burns Guest: Scott McAdam
Stu Burns, Claire Farrugia, Chris Lassig
Stu Burns, Claire Farrugia, Chris Lassig, Manisha Bhardwaj Guest: Associate Professor Joel Pearson
Stuart Burns, Manisha Bhardwaj, Chris Lassig
Hosts: Claire Farrugia, Stu Burns, Chris Lassig Guests: Professor Greg Qiao, Professor Sharon Bell
Hosts: Claire Farrugia, Manisha Bhardwaj, Stu Burns, Chris Lassig Guests: Associate Professor Nerilie Abram
Hosts: Stu Burns, Chris Lassig, Manisha Bhardwaj Guests: Tasha Stanton; Julie McInnes
Lost in Science team
Claire Farrugia, Chris Lassig, Stu Burns
Stu Burns, Claire Farrugia, Chris Lassig, Manisha Bhardwaj
Lost in Science team
Hosts: Stuart Burns, Manisha Bhardwaj, Claire Farrugia Guests: Dr. Zoe Doubleday
Claire Farrugia; Chris Lassig; Manisha Bhardwaj
Manisha Bharwaj, Claire Farrugia, Stu Burns
Chris Lassig, Stu Burns, Claire Farrugia
James Kerry & Gregory Crocetti
Chris Lassig, Claire Farrugia, Manisha Bhardwaj
Stuart Burns, Claire Farrugia, Chris Lassig
We talk the biggest discovery of the year (so far) with astrophysicist Katie Mack: what are gravitational waves, how did they find them, what do they mean?
Katie Mack
Lost in Science team
How good dental and gum health can reduce the risk of other diseases, Just how smart are crows and ravens? And how flat worms can regrow their heads, and even the heads of their relatives.
Chris Lassig, Stu Burns, Claire Farrugia
Find out how scientific is flossing your teeth, how asexual organisms evolve and how dangerous is Zika virus.
Ian Mackay
Get the low down on the elusive Planet 9, a new antibiotic developed from breast milk, and we go back in time to see how our periodic table of elements was created
Jonti Horner
We find out about the Spiders on Mars and how photos are taken of them, ponder the question of "What Colour is the sun" and investigate scientific ways to help keep New Year's resolutions throughout the year
Stu Burns, Chris Lassig, Claire Farrugia
In our final summer tale from the Laborastory, museum conservator Dani Measday tells the story of the rival palaeontologists who competed in the Great Dinosaur Rush. And astronaut-candidate Josh Richards tells us if going to Mars could give you superpowers.
Dani Measday and Josh Richards
In more summer tales from the Laborastory, pathologist Clare Hampson tells the scandalous story of Scottish surgeon Robert Knox, and actor and comedian Ben Mckenzie talks about inventor and Hollywood actress Hedy Lamarr.
Clare Hampson and Ben McKenzie
Continuing our summer series of tales from the Laborastory, astrophysicist Katie Mack talks about meeting cosmologist Stephen Hawking and reveals her real science hero, and Lost in Science's Chris Lassig tells the story of Edward Teller, father of the H-bomb.
Katie Mack and Chris Lassig
In our summer series of tales from the Laborastory, science communicator Cobi Smith talks about American biologist Rachel Carson, and mathematician Daniel Horsley tells the story of German set theorist Georg Cantor.
Cobi Smith and Daniel Horsley
This December we celebrate Ada Lovelace, James Prescott Joule, Isaac Newton, Clara Barton, Louis Pasteur and... Maxwell's equations?
We look at new research showing how our brains perceive taste rather than our tongues. Also, have you ever wondered why birds fly in a V formation? And some citizen science programs for climate change adaptation.
Lost in Science team
Have our antibiotic defences reached the end of their usefulness? Why have Swedish scientists grown organic components into living plants? And how do stuffed Brolgas help us understand live ones?
Inka Veltheim
Why do elephants hardly ever get Cancer? How long have humans kept bees? How did Einstein become famous for publishing his general theory of relativity?
Hosts: Chris Lassig, Claire Farrugia, Stu Burns
We explore the planet Venus (Earth's evil twin), learn about legendary astronomer Caroline Herschel, and hear about the good bacteria that give us Belgian lambic beers.
Jon Seltin
We look at why hold off on that extra rash of bacon what controversy is happening by researching old bones in new ways and the ways vegetables can change your colour from the inside out
Reports of cheese addiction are exaggerated; Sibling birth order not a personality shaper; The ethics and realities of de-extinction
Hosts: Stu Burns; Claire Farrugia, Chris Lassig Guests: Moira O'Connor
It's our annual Lost in Science Fiction episode, where we look at what Back to the Future 2 got right, check the feasibility of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, and speculate about Star Wars: Episode VII—The Force Awakens.
The team discuss the 2015 Nobel Prize winner for medicine, Claire talks to the winner of Victoria's engineer of the year award, and we meet second place marker, the metal silver.
Hosts: Stu Burns; Claire Farrugia; Chris Lassig Guests: Dr. Nicky Eshtiaghi
In our most EXTREME show ever, find out about extremophile organisms that live in harsh environments, gravitational waves from supermassive black holes (or the lack thereof) and nanoscale optical sensors used in medicine.
Ryan Shannon and Brant Gibson
We hear about how supercomputers are learning to see while understanding how we see, why water on Mars is kind of a big deal, and how a terminator robot is a key player in Star Wars on the Great Barrier Reef.
Hosts: Stu Burns; Claire Farrugia; Chris Lassig Guests: Juan Nunez-Iglesias
Citizen scientists seeing Fireballs in the Sky, improbable research that makes you laugh and makes you think, and possible anti-cancer prunes.
Jay Ridgewell
A potential breakthrough in cancer treatment; A newly discovered South African human ancestor; Discovering life at billionths of a metre.
Hosts: Stu Burns, Claire Farrugia, Manisha Bhardwaj Guests: Amelia Johnston; Andy Greentree
Songbirds changing their tune in city noise, sugar shouldn't be singled out as the only dietary villain, and science's problem with replicating research results.
Alan Barclay
How consumers interpet information about animal welfare; The shortcomings of fashionable incandescent light globes; More on Cane toads and how to stop them.
Hosts: Stu Burns, Claire Farrugia, Chris Lassig Guests: Emily Buddle; Heather Bray
Find out how cane toads came to Australia as a failed biological control, hear some weird ways that animals use to attract their mates, and learn about Australian-born theoretical particle physicist, Helen Quinn.
We ask British scientist Maggie Aderin-Pocock why she loves space, and we find out how to catch stardust using aerogel, aka solid smoke.
Maggie Aderin-Pocock
Sean Harris talks to us about Australia's victory in a world robot soccer competition, we talk about how our brains respond to music, and we meet Yvette d'Entremont, aka SciBabe to talk skepticism
Hosts: Stu Burns, Claire Farrugia, Manisha Bhardwaj Guests: Sean Harris, Yvette d'Entremont
We round-up National Science Week events from around the country, look at the theme of the science of light, and ask will there ever be a cure for cancer?
Kate Sutherland
Amanda Bauer talks to us about how stars form and Space Jam in Science Week in Sydney; A mystery sleeping sickness strikes a town in Kazakhstan; Maremma dogs are guardians of the galaxy of wildlife in Warrnambool.
Hosts: Stu Burns; Claire Farrugia; Manisha Bhardwaj Guests: Amanda Bauer
We find out how some carnivorous pitcher plants give home to ants and bats, speak to a researcher about why bandicoots have more diverse forelimbs than other marsupials, and look at the linguistics of taxonomy with some funny species names, although they're not all funny-funny.
Kate Garland
New research on the Hagfish reveals alternative gill function. Rewilding may be a way to protect endangered species; The festival of Astronomy and Light is part of Science Week 2015
Hosts: Stu Burns, Chris Lassig Guests: Manisha Bhardwaj;
We talk to physics student Cleo Loi, who discovered giant plasma tubes in the Earth's magnetosphere, and we scratch around the evolution of both body lice and the bacterium that caused the Black Death.
Cleo Loi
The first Basking Shark this centruy found in Australia; Rhino horns may be dyed to prevent poaching, and the Hubble Space telescope celebrates 25 years in space.
Hosts: Stu Burns, Chris Lassig Guests: Claire Farrugia, Manisha Bardwhaj
All about the element mercury, and how sun exposure is a risk for skin cancer, despite what you may have read on the internet.
Chris explains why we sometimes need to add a second to keep our time accurate on earth. Claire looks into the weird world of parthenogensis: animals with only a mother.
Host: Chris Lassig; Guest: Claire Farrugia
Bats in America are being killed by a fungal disease called white-nose syndrome, but a common bacteria may be the key to beating it. Bacteria and yeast could also soon be used to manufacture morphine and other opiates—possibly with the help of a centrifuge, a machine that relies on either centrifugal or centripetal force—which do you believe is real?
Manisha Bhardwaj
Drilling from coal seam gas in Australia poses environmental risks, through leaks of wastewater and fugitive emissions, but don't let that get you down as a positive attitude is good for your health.
Antonie Leeuwenhoek made some startling discoveries in the 17th century. And non-conventional gas extraction is not always fracking, but what happens when it is?
Hosts: Stu Burns, Chris Lassig
We find out why the violet sits before red on the colour wheel, despite being at the opposite end of the rainbow, we hear how birds evolved their beaks and we take a look at poor, neglected dwarf planet Pluto.
Stu looks at why measles vaccines are possibly protective against other illness, Chris delves into the world of psephology, the scientific study of elections, and Beth talks to Dr. Hannah Brown about the recently announced research from China into human DNA editing in embryos.
Hosts: Chris Lassig, Stu Burns, Beth Askham Guests: Dr. Hannah Brown
We learn about the smallest and closest planet to the Sun, Mercury, as well as caffeine, the world's most widely used psychoactive drug, and antimicrobial zombie bacteria stuffed with silver.
What are LEDs and why are blue ones so cool? Geologists weigh in and say that mysterious shapes in ancient rock were not once alive and reducing fishing helps to keep the reef healthy.
April Boaden
Chris talks about why quinces and autumn leaves have colours in common, Beth looks into the potentially ancient origins of antibiotic resistance, and Stu talks in brief about new research into human DNA modification experiments
Hosts: Chris Lassig, Beth Askham, Stu Burns
What are the barriers for women in having a long career in science? One study finds that discrimination doesn't occur at the hiring stage. Why was the World War l known as the chemists war? Stu talks about the use of poison gas during the war and we chat to Dr Alice Gorman about space archeology and the democratic process of crowdsourcing names for our solar system.
Beth Askham, Chris Lassig and Stu Burns
What do ultrasonic mouse songs really mean, why is the Brontosaurus back, and how you can help save the Swift Parrot from extinction
Hosts: Stu Burns, Beth Askham, Chris Lassig Guests: several species of small furry animals; Dejan Stojanovic (ANU)
Lost in Science team
Lost in Science tells all about nitrogen, wonders if the universe really has been here forever and learns the language of bats and cats.
Presenters: Chris Lassig, Beth Askham and Stu Burns
We attend the launch of The Waterbug App, talk some more about helpful microbes and explain internet comments.
John Gooderham and Linda Blackall
We meet some funny scientists with a show in the Melbourne comedy festival, come to a consensus over new research about... consensus, and talk to a Microbiologist about microbes.
Presenters: Beth Askham, Stu Burns & Chris Lassig Guests: Dr. Linda Blackall, Dr. Pam rana, Tom Lang
Lost in Science team
Limpet Teeth - the hardest substance know to science
Presenters - Stu Burns, Beth Askham & Chris Lassig