How your brain can taste, the science of flying V formations and citizen climate science

Thursday, 10 December 2015 - 8:30am to 9:00am

This week scientists have found that when it comes to taste, our tongues aren't as important as we thought. A new study published in Nature shows that although our tongues can detect certain chemicals it is atually our brains that percieve the flavour. 

Have you ever wondered why do birds fly in a V formation? And when it comes to flying in a flock, how do they pick a leader? Surely not by democratic election. We explore the answer that will delight biologists and physicists alike. 

Finally, while the world leaders talk it out in Paris we bring you some homegrown citizen science programs to that you can get involved in including a Melbourne Birdlife program and CSIRO social pinpoint.




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.