Mercury, caffeine, and zombie bacteria

Thursday, 14 May 2015 - 8:30am to 9:00am
Photo of Mercury taken by the MESSENGER spacecraft, enhanced to show chemical composition (NASA)

This week we bid farewell to the MESSENGER spacecraft and everything it's revealed about the smallest and closest planet to the Sun, Mercury.

We also learn that caffeine is the world's most widely used psychoactive drug, and that scientists are using zombie bacteria stuffed with silver as an antimicrobial Trojan horse.

Lost in Science team
Thursday 8:30am to 9:00am
Entertaining news and discussion about research that has impact on society and providing a wide range of science and technology news. Distributed nationally on the Community Radio Network.


Chris Lassig, Stuart Burns and Claire Farrugia.