[LISTEN] The Science Inside – Music and the Brain

Following the recent decision by the SABC to introduce a 90% local music quota, on this week’s episode you’ll hear about how music affects our brain and emotions and how our hearing is getting worse generation to generation because of all the music we listen to. Later we speak to Peter Coffin who makes music…

[LISTEN] The Science Inside – Sugar Tax

We all love the sweet side of life, but with the government planning to tax sugary drinks, we’re having a look at all things sugar. Aviva Tugendhaft from Priceless tells us why the sugar tax will lower obesity. Hamish van Wyk, from the Centre for Diabetes and Endocrinology, talks to us about a type of…

[LISTEN] The Science Inside’s Leap Year episode

Take the leap with us on #TheScienceInside and have a listen to the latest episode. We hear from astronomer Duncan Steel how the history of our calendar has been influenced by Popes and politicians and what a perfect calendar might look like. We also speak to an astrophysicist about the fabric of space as we learn…

[LISTEN] The Science Inside #34 – About elephants, organ transplants and dinosaurs

What do dinosaurs, organ transplants and elephants that detect land mines all have in common? They’re all studied by Wits University scientists! Have a listen to this episode of The Science Inside radio show. ‪ The Wits Evolutionary Studies Institute’s Dr Jonah Choiniere tells us about how their new dinosaur find came about. The Chanceplant…

[LISTEN] The Science Inside: The drought episode

This week The Science Inside radio show looks at the drought and water crisis hitting South Africa. Find out exactly where your water comes from with Dean Muruven from WWF SA’s #JourneyOfWater and take a look at how Cirrus Water Management is using atmospheric water generation to make water out of thin air. With the help…

[LISTEN] The Science Inside’s World Cup Rugby special

Something to psyche you up before Saturday’s big game: have a listen to The Science Inside’s Rugby World Cup show. There are among others interviews about doping at high school level, and the influence of concussions. We hear about high school rugby players doping with Shona Hendricks from the High Performance Centre. Can concussions in…

The Science Inside: What’s up with your cellphone battery?

Did you know that South African researchers at the CSIR had a hand in developing the lithium ion batteries that are used in many cellphones? Find out how these are made. And why your battery runs out so quickly.And how to treat your batter better!        

#‎TheScienceInside‬ fires and firefighting

We’ll hear from a burn victim and the doctors that help her. Fire engineer Andrew Greig shares with us why our cities don’t go up in flames and organisational psychologist Milda Pindak explains the stresses of being a firefighter. Thanks go also to Ikegang, Dr Nikki Allorto and Dr Gloria Tshukudu for their interviews.  …

[LISTEN] The Science Inside: Going off the grid

We’re going off the grid with this episode about load shedding. We hear how load shedding caused fire for one woman and speak to electrical engineer Paul Tuson about the dangers. We visit Netshield’s Inus Dreckmeyr’s off the grid house and we also learn of a small black box that could save your business during power…

The Science Inside: Transport Riots in SA

Following the Putco bus riots, we’re looking into public transport. Transport engineer Gerrit Wessels explains why buses always seem to whiz through intersections and Louise Naude from WWF tells us what your car is doing to climate change.