Tips on footy tipping; Dump the antibacterial soaps; The fig and the wasp (an untold fable)

Thursday, 15 September 2016 - 8:30am to 9:00am

Chris reveals he has been experimenting on his workmates all footy season tipping competition. A bold move, but one that might pay off. Can science and the wisdom of the crowds help him win, and more importantly how do his efforts stack up against the experts?

Stu looks into the recent FDA ban on antibacterial agents in household soap. What are the compounds, why have they been banned and will Australia follow suit?

Did you know that figs are actually creches for wasps? Claire looks at the strange symbiotic relationship between wasps and figs and why this relationship is so important to keep tropical rainforests productive all year round. 

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.

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Chris Lassig, Stuart Burns and Claire Farrugia.

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