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Robyn Williams


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05 Aug 2017

Our cities were designed for a world of the past. Private cars now clog our streets during peak hour and most daylight hours on weekends. Some Asian cities are jammed 24/7. So what should we do?  Build more roads? Or build for the fast changes which are happening. Ride share and autonomous...

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17 Apr 2016

Australian prison populations have exploded in recent years, despite a general decline in many reported crimes; during 2015 at least 65,000 people flowed in and out of jail.

Aboriginal people were almost three times more likely to have been in out-of-home care as children. Their age of...

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11 Feb 2015

Professor Peter Newman from Curtin University claims that Perth is much more than a relic of the 'Wild West'. The population is growing and it is suggested that there'll be a population of about five million by 2050. The infrastructure has grown remarkably over the years. 25 years ago Perth had...

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06 Dec 2014

Stephen Munro from the Australian National University was studying a collection of fossilised bones of Homo erectus and mussel shells held by a museum in the Netherlands and collected from Java in the late 19th century.

Closer examination of his photographs revealed man-made engravings on...

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22 May 2014

Science communicators come together to explore the challenges of relaying complex and important scientific information to the wider community.

 

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05 Apr 2014

Archaeologists have revised the dates for when humans first settled in New Zealand.  It is now thought humans settled just 750 years ago. This makes New Zealand the last major land mass settled by humans. They came from central east Polynesia.  It is thought the Polynesians were great navigators...

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14 Jul 2013

Paul Fletcher and Robyn Williams discuss the monetary value of Australian science, research and innovation.

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Liberal Federal MP Paul Fletcher, the member for Bradfield in New South Wales, talks about the importance of Australian research and innovation....

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Dawkins and Williams discuss the intricacies, the fascinating patterns and the anomalies produced by the process of evolution on earth.

At the Melbourne Town Hall, presented by the Melbourne Writers Festival, outspoken and influential author and scientist Richard Dawkins...

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