Food v cancer, new ancient humans, and kale, so much kale

Thursday, 16 March 2017 - 8:30am to 9:00am
Watch out, it's a bundle of kale! Yummy, yummy kale (Photo by Evan-Amos, via Wikimedia Commons)

Can you believe the many, many news reports that tell you certain foods can cause or prevent cancer? A 2013 paper analysed the evidence for 50 common ingredients to find out whether the claims stack up.

We also dig up a new discovery of fossils of mysterious human ancestors in China, and we find out why kale is so nutritious and different from other members of the species Brassica oleracea.

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.