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with Simon Morton
Saturday, Midday - 2pm
NZ Radio Awards 2012 winner: Best Daily or Weekly Series (one hour or more duration)
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First up this week we head to China where singles using online dating web sites have a very clear goal; marriage! So don't be surprised when you're asked about your blood type, star sign and how much you earn (and have to produce a payslip to prove it!). Evan Osnos has been looking at the business of love in China.
Then at 12:30pm we're making yoghurt without a kitset in sight- but it is super simple. All you do is add a starter that originates from the Caspian Sea to milk and then leave it at room temperature. LINKS: Recipe to make room temperature yoghurt and get a starter here
And before the 1pm news we speak to Kiwi cycling record-breaker Oliver Whalley. He's just spent 17 hours a day sitting in a bike saddle for 16 consecutive days, pedalling nearly 4,500 kilometres in the process. He's just won the Tour Divide, an ultra-cycling event that crosses the US and Canada, smashing the course record by almost 2 days!
After 1pm eat more dirt! That's what Jeff Leach wants us to do, he's an archaeologist and science writer who reckons that a dearth of good bacteria in our guts is contributing to a whole heap of autoimmune disorders.
Then at about 1:30pm a new brain scanning device called the iBrain that can be used at home, while you sleep, with no clusters of wires, electrodes and hospital visits. The idea is that it can measure your brain activity at night to detect early signs of disease. We're speaking to the iBrain's inventor.
And before we go it's technology time with Charles Arthur of The Guardian. This week Google keeps on branching out from search engines and online tools into hardware. It's already got a phone and a laptop on the market and this week it's brought out a new tablet computer called the Nexus 7.
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Evan Osnos has been looking at the online dating scene in China. (14′16″)
Deb Gully shows us how to make yoghurt at room temperature without a kitset in sight. (18′56″)
We speak to Kiwi cycling record-breaker Oliver Whalley. He's just won the Tour Divide, an ultra cycling event that crosses the US and Canada, smashing the course record by almost 2 days! (10′18″)
Eat more dirt! That's what Jeff Leach wants us to do. He's an archaeologist and science writer who reckons that a dearth of good bacteria in our guts is contributing to autoimmune disorders. (15′11″)
A new brainscanning device called the iBrain can be used at home while you sleep, with no clusters of wires, electrodes and hospital visits. We're speaking to the iBrain's inventor, Phillip Low. (15′15″)
Technology time with Charles Arthur of The Guardian. This week Google keeps branching out from search engines and online tools into hardware, launching a new tablet computer called the Nexus 7. (12′03″)
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