Finches sing to eggs about climate; why do we have eyelashes; and Dunning Kruger effect

Thursday, 25 August 2016 - 8:30am to 9:00am
A male Zebra Finch in Karratha, WA (Photo by Jim Bendon, uploaded to Wikimedia Commons by snowmanradio)

The Dunning-Kruger effect, or the know-it-all effect, makes people unaware of their own incompetence.

Finches are behind some of the biggest scientific discoveries! New research shows zebra finches sing to their eggs so they can adapt to warm weather.

And eyelashes, they are right there on your face? But did you ever wonder why we have them, or how they work? Finally, mechanical engineers may have the answer!

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.