Potatoes + blood pressure, bats + cacti, and science + film

Thursday, 16 June 2016 - 8:30am to 9:00am
A lesser long-nosed bat pollinates a cross section of a saguaro cactus flower (Photo by Merlin D. Tuttle, Bat Conservation International, via USDA & Flickr)

The vulnerable Lesser long-nosed bat (Leptonycteris yerbabuenae) pollinates cactus flowers and the cactus flowers feed the bats. A nice, win-win arrangement, but what happens when climate change changes their schedules?

You may have heard about a recent study claiming potatoes cause high blood pressure. But should you believe it? Should you believe any diet science news?

We also talk to Lisa Bailey from Australia's Science TV Channel about the SCINEMA International Science Film Festival. Find out where to see it at scinemafestival.riaus.tv.

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.