Our Changing World
9:55 PM. Researchers at the LIGO observatory are expected to announce the direct observation of gravitational waves, which have been predicted by Albert Einstein just over a century ago.
9:50 PM. Alzheimers Disease and other forms of dementia may not be an inevitable part of ageing but preventable with some simple lifestyle changes, according to Oxford University emeritus professor David Smith.
9:20 PM. An Ecoblitz combines measuring ecological diversity with enthusing high school students about science and their local environment
9:10 PM. NIWA fisheries scientists are surveying the prey species of the New Zealand sea lion, including the elusive yellow octopus, to find out how hard the endagered marine mammals have to work for their food.
9:50 PM. In an ambitious world-first, scientists are using crowd-funding to pay for genome sequences for all 125 living kakapo - the first time an entire population will be sequenced.
9:45 PM. Italian seismologist Giulio Selvaggi is visiting New Zealand to talk about his experience of being first convicted, and then acquitted, of manslaughter following a deadly earthquake in the Italian city of L'Aquila in 2009.
9:34 PM. Geologists wonder if bacteria and biological processes might play a role in the growth of gold nuggets in Central Otago rivers, as well as chemical and physical processes.
9:20 PM. Theoretical chemist Nicola Gaston discusses her book about sexism in science and why she thinks the problem is pervasive and systemic.
9:06 PM. Australasian bitterns are one of New Zealand's most cryptic and threatened wetland birds, and the males attract females with a deep foghorn boom.
The UK approves the use of new gene editing techniques on human embryos for research purposes.
9:34 PM. A team of biologists and chemists are developing super lures, based on pheromones found in animal urine, that they hope will be more attractive and longer lasting than food lures
9:20 PM. Pete Convey, a polar ecologist at the British Antarctic Survey, discusses how growing numbers of tourists and a changing climate increase the risk of species invasions.
9:06 PM. Year 12 and 13 students join scientists at the MacDiarmid Institute for a week-long nanocamp of experimentation and learning.
9:45 PM. The ruru, or morepork, is our only surviving native owl and locals living on Banks Peninsula are giving them a helping hand by providing luxury accommodation.
9:34 PM. Geologists will decide later this year whether to add a new human created epoch - the Anthropocene - to the geological time scale