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The Science Show gives Australians unique insights into the latest scientific research and debate, from the physics of cricket to prime ministerial biorhythms.

859 - Stanford University: the great university with a dark side
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  • 859 - Stanford University: the great university with a dark side

    The University of Adelaide and the University of South Australia are to be combined as one in 2026.  So how do you start a new university?  You could look at the most successful universities and see what makes them great.  Stanford University, just south of San Francisco amid Silicon Valley in one of the great universities.  Its graduates have created the high-tech companies which we all now rely on.  But Stanford has a dark history with a veil of silence drawn over anyone speaking about the university’s past, or present operations.  Sharon Carleton reports.

    Sat, 20 Jul 2024 - 54min
  • 858 - The deep dark ocean – Exploring the abyss

    The ocean depths may be out of sight, but they play an important role in climate and the cycling of nutrients.

    Sat, 13 Jul 2024 - 54min
  • 857 - The world's largest underground lab and the hunt for dark matter

    From deep within a mountain in Italy, scientists hope increasingly sophisticated experiments are closing in on the hidden matter of the universe.

    Sat, 06 Jul 2024 - 55min
  • 856 - The hunt for a crucial update to Einstein's revolutionary theories

    For the next big steps in physics many believe it's time for a shake-up of the field's core theories - including those proposed by Einstein himself.

    Sat, 29 Jun 2024 - 54min
  • 855 - The lab listening to Earth's mysterious seismic rumbles

    Deep in an abandoned silver mine in Germany, seismometres monitor the song of the Earth - including its most mysterious rumbles.

    Sat, 22 Jun 2024 - 54min
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