Getting out in the field and the lab to bring you stories about science, nature and the environment.
Thursdays 9:06pm, repeated at 1:05am Sundays. One feature plays at 3:30pm on Tuesdays
Stem cells have the potential to cure many diseases, but first, we need to find the best ways of growing them in the lab - and their physical environment may be key. Read more Audio
As more microbes develop resistance to every kind of antimicrobial treatment, the threat of dying from even common infectious diseases is increasing - so what should we be doing about it? Read more Audio
The Ash Lab at the University of Canterbury is where geologists test the impact of volcanic ash on all sorts of vital infrastructure. Read more Video, Audio
Kim Mellor suspects that fructose, as well as glucose, is causing diabetic heart disease and she is looking at its effect on heart cells and heart muscle. Read more Audio
Massey University acoustics researchers have been working with childcare centres that are keen to lower noise levels and protect the hearing of young children. Read more Audio
Some antibiotics are designed to target the ribosomes of bacteria and disrupt the production of proteins - so how do the bacteria evolve antibiotic resistance? Read more Audio
Six months after the destructive magnitude 7.8 Kaikoura earthquake, scientists are still unravelling what happened during this very complex seismic event. Read more Video, Audio
Tim Muller is a scientist by day and a comedian by night. He brings his one-man science-themed show to the NZ International Comedy Festival. Read more Audio
Ahi Pepe | Moth Net is a Te Reo-focused citizen science project involving primary schools collecting information about moths in their neighbourhoods. Read more Audio
Genetic tools will help New Zealand meets its aim of being Predator Free by 2050 - but we need to understand what they are and have a public conversation about their use. Read more Audio
Wyatt Page is concerned that the noisy world we live in and our increasing use of loud headphones is bad for our hearing. Read more Audio
Understanding the 'dress code' that allows clover plants to recognise friendly nitrogen-fixing bacteria could help us improve farming efficiency. Read more Audio
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Each week Our Changing World features an eclectic mix of sound-rich stories about science, the environment and medical research, recorded around New Zealand in labs and in the field.