Up Close Research Talk Show http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episodes/rss Research · Opinion · Analysis en #371: Slippery descent: Untangling the complexity of our evolutionary history http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/371-slippery-descent-untangling-complexity-our-evolutionary-history <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-copy"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Renowned paleoanthropologist Bernard Wood explains how continuing research into fossil and other evidence of our evolutionary history produces insights but also reveals how much we have yet to learn. How good, for example, are we at telling our recent ancestors and close relatives from those of the apes? How can we know how many species preceded our own? And can we tell which of those species are our ancestors, and which are non-ancestral close relatives? Presented by Dr Andi Horvath.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-links"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class='cta'><span class='action'><img src="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/download.png" alt="Download file" title="Download file" />&nbsp;<a href="http://media-download.unimelb.edu.au/media/mp3/upclose/128kbps/upclose_ep371_20160701_128kbps.mp3" class="download">Download&nbsp;mp3</a> <span class='filesize'>(30.2 MB)</span></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/listen.png" alt="Listen now" title="Listen now" />&nbsp;<a href="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/371-slippery-descent-untangling-complexity-our-evolutionary-history?play=1" class="listen">Listen now</a></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/transcript.jpg" alt="Read transcript" title="Read transcript" />&nbsp;<a href="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/371-slippery-descent-untangling-complexity-our-evolutionary-history?action=read_transcript#transcription" class="read-transcript">Read&nbsp;transcript</a></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/371-slippery-descent-untangling-complexity-our-evolutionary-history" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa biology evolution genomics history natural history Science species Up Close digest Thu, 30 Jun 2016 14:00:00 +0000 emvb 1068 at http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au #370: Twin engines of truth? How science and law interact to construct our world http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/370-twin-engines-truth-how-science-and-law-interact-construct-our-world <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-copy"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Social science and legal scholar Prof Sheila Jasanoff discusses how science and the law interact or compete with one another in the formulation of public reason -- in the economy, the courts and the political landscape. Presented by Lynne Haultain.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-links"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class='cta'><span class='action'><img src="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/download.png" alt="Download file" title="Download file" />&nbsp;<a href="http://media-download.unimelb.edu.au/media/mp3/upclose/128kbps/upclose_ep370_20160617_128kbps.mp3" class="download">Download&nbsp;mp3</a> <span class='filesize'>(28.2 MB)</span></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/listen.png" alt="Listen now" title="Listen now" />&nbsp;<a href="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/370-twin-engines-truth-how-science-and-law-interact-construct-our-world?play=1" class="listen">Listen now</a></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/transcript.jpg" alt="Read transcript" title="Read transcript" />&nbsp;<a href="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/370-twin-engines-truth-how-science-and-law-interact-construct-our-world?action=read_transcript#transcription" class="read-transcript">Read&nbsp;transcript</a></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/370-twin-engines-truth-how-science-and-law-interact-construct-our-world" target="_blank">read more</a></p> crime democracy environment genetics law mental health public policy Science Society Up Close digest USA Thu, 16 Jun 2016 14:00:00 +0000 emvb 1067 at http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au #369: The necessity of kindness: Altruism in animals and beyond http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/369-necessity-kindness-altruism-animals-and-beyond <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-copy"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Evolutionary biologist and historian of science Prof Lee Dugatkin joins Dr Andi Horvath to discuss displays of altruism in insects, animals and humans, and how the often harsh evolutionary imperatives of survival can actually accommodate, promote or depend on acts of kindness and justice.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-links"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class='cta'><span class='action'><img src="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/download.png" alt="Download file" title="Download file" />&nbsp;<a href="http://media-download.unimelb.edu.au/media/mp3/upclose/128kbps/upclose_ep369_20160603_128kbps.mp3" class="download">Download&nbsp;mp3</a> <span class='filesize'>(35.7 MB)</span></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/listen.png" alt="Listen now" title="Listen now" />&nbsp;<a href="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/369-necessity-kindness-altruism-animals-and-beyond?play=1" class="listen">Listen now</a></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/transcript.jpg" alt="Read transcript" title="Read transcript" />&nbsp;<a href="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/369-necessity-kindness-altruism-animals-and-beyond?action=read_transcript#transcription" class="read-transcript">Read&nbsp;transcript</a></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/369-necessity-kindness-altruism-animals-and-beyond" target="_blank">read more</a></p> animals behavior behavioural economics biology brain imaging ethics evolution neuro-imaging psychology Science Up Close digest wildlife Thu, 02 Jun 2016 14:00:00 +0000 emvb 1066 at http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au #368: Decision neuroscience: Emerging insights into the way we choose http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/368-decision-neuroscience-emerging-insights-way-we-choose <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-copy"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Decision science researcher Prof Peter Bossaerts argues that investigating brain activity as we make decisions is generating new insights into how we deal with uncertainty and risk. Once the domain of economists and psychologists, the study of human decision-making is increasingly taking a neuron-level view, with implications well beyond economics and finance. Presented by Eric van Bemmel.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-links"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class='cta'><span class='action'><img src="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/download.png" alt="Download file" title="Download file" />&nbsp;<a href="http://media-download.unimelb.edu.au/media/mp3/upclose/128kbps/upclose_ep368_20160520_128kbps.mp3" class="download">Download&nbsp;mp3</a> <span class='filesize'>(29.0 MB)</span></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/listen.png" alt="Listen now" title="Listen now" />&nbsp;<a href="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/368-decision-neuroscience-emerging-insights-way-we-choose?play=1" class="listen">Listen now</a></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/transcript.jpg" alt="Read transcript" title="Read transcript" />&nbsp;<a href="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/368-decision-neuroscience-emerging-insights-way-we-choose?action=read_transcript#transcription" class="read-transcript">Read&nbsp;transcript</a></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/368-decision-neuroscience-emerging-insights-way-we-choose" target="_blank">read more</a></p> behavioural economics biology brain biology brain imaging business economics finance imaging marketing neuro-imaging neuroscience psychiatry psychology Science Society Up Close digest Thu, 19 May 2016 14:00:00 +0000 emvb 1065 at http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au #367: Publish AND perish: Science and medical researchers under pressure http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/367-publish-and-perish-science-and-medical-researchers-under-pressure <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-copy"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Psychiatrist Joeri Tijdink discusses his research into how increasing pressures on science and medical researchers to win funding, achieve positive research results, and publish in highly esteemed journals may be linked to professional burnout and even research misconduct. Presented by Dr Andi Horvath.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-links"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class='cta'><span class='action'><img src="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/download.png" alt="Download file" title="Download file" />&nbsp;<a href="http://media-download.unimelb.edu.au/media/mp3/upclose/128kbps/upclose_ep367_20160506_128kbps.mp3" class="download">Download&nbsp;mp3</a> <span class='filesize'>(17.4 MB)</span></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/listen.png" alt="Listen now" title="Listen now" />&nbsp;<a href="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/367-publish-and-perish-science-and-medical-researchers-under-pressure?play=1" class="listen">Listen now</a></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/transcript.jpg" alt="Read transcript" title="Read transcript" />&nbsp;<a href="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/367-publish-and-perish-science-and-medical-researchers-under-pressure?action=read_transcript#transcription" class="read-transcript">Read&nbsp;transcript</a></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/367-publish-and-perish-science-and-medical-researchers-under-pressure" target="_blank">read more</a></p> ethics Europe psychiatry psychology Science Society Up Close digest work Thu, 05 May 2016 14:00:00 +0000 emvb 1064 at http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au #366: Beyond the caring boss: The powerful management style of Servant Leadership http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/366-beyond-caring-boss-powerful-management-style-servant-leadership <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-copy"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Management researcher Prof Robert C. Liden explains the organizational leadership approach of Servant Leadership, in which managers commit to exemplary treatment of employees, who in turn respond with excellent treatment of customers -- thus boosting customer loyalty, and raising corporate culture and performance. Liden argues that the empirical studies he and others are doing into this long-term, people-first management style clearly demonstrate its power to benefit and inspire stakeholders across the spectrum. Presented by Elisabeth Lopez.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-links"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class='cta'><span class='action'><img src="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/download.png" alt="Download file" title="Download file" />&nbsp;<a href="http://media-download.unimelb.edu.au/media/mp3/upclose/128kbps/upclose_ep366_20160422_128kbps.mp3" class="download">Download&nbsp;mp3</a> <span class='filesize'>(24.1 MB)</span></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/listen.png" alt="Listen now" title="Listen now" />&nbsp;<a href="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/366-beyond-caring-boss-powerful-management-style-servant-leadership?play=1" class="listen">Listen now</a></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/transcript.jpg" alt="Read transcript" title="Read transcript" />&nbsp;<a href="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/366-beyond-caring-boss-powerful-management-style-servant-leadership?action=read_transcript#transcription" class="read-transcript">Read&nbsp;transcript</a></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/366-beyond-caring-boss-powerful-management-style-servant-leadership" target="_blank">read more</a></p> business leadership management Society Up Close digest work Thu, 21 Apr 2016 14:00:00 +0000 emvb 1063 at http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au #365: Managing transition: How do we prepare for complex social and environmental change? http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/365-managing-transition-how-do-we-prepare-complex-social-and-environmental-change <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-copy"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Transition management thinker Prof Jan Rotmans argues that there must be a radical shakeup of existing institutions and governing structures if we are to deal with the shared, complex challenges emerging in social, economic, energy and environmental realms. Presented by Elisabeth Lopez.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-links"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class='cta'><span class='action'><img src="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/download.png" alt="Download file" title="Download file" />&nbsp;<a href="http://media-download.unimelb.edu.au/media/mp3/upclose/128kbps/upclose_ep365_20160408_128kbps.mp3" class="download">Download&nbsp;mp3</a> <span class='filesize'>(28.8 MB)</span></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/listen.png" alt="Listen now" title="Listen now" />&nbsp;<a href="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/365-managing-transition-how-do-we-prepare-complex-social-and-environmental-change?play=1" class="listen">Listen now</a></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/transcript.jpg" alt="Read transcript" title="Read transcript" />&nbsp;<a href="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/365-managing-transition-how-do-we-prepare-complex-social-and-environmental-change?action=read_transcript#transcription" class="read-transcript">Read&nbsp;transcript</a></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/365-managing-transition-how-do-we-prepare-complex-social-and-environmental-change" target="_blank">read more</a></p> climate development energy environment Europe management planning public policy Society Up Close digest Thu, 07 Apr 2016 14:00:00 +0000 emvb 1062 at http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au #364: The end of sustainability: Realism and resilience in managing our natural resources http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/364-end-sustainability-realism-and-resilience-managing-our-natural-resources <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-copy"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Environmental legal scholar Prof. Robin Craig argues that the doctrine of sustainability in managing our natural resources fails to take into account an emerging age of ecological uncertainty. Instead, notions of sustainability and sustainable development need to make way for approaches based on resilience thinking, which attempts to factor in and adapt to coming large-scale social and ecological shifts brought about by climate change. Presented by Eric van Bemmel.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-links"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class='cta'><span class='action'><img src="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/download.png" alt="Download file" title="Download file" />&nbsp;<a href="http://media-download.unimelb.edu.au/media/mp3/upclose/128kbps/upclose_ep364_20160325_128kbps.mp3" class="download">Download&nbsp;mp3</a> <span class='filesize'>(29.4 MB)</span></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/listen.png" alt="Listen now" title="Listen now" />&nbsp;<a href="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/364-end-sustainability-realism-and-resilience-managing-our-natural-resources?play=1" class="listen">Listen now</a></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/transcript.jpg" alt="Read transcript" title="Read transcript" />&nbsp;<a href="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/364-end-sustainability-realism-and-resilience-managing-our-natural-resources?action=read_transcript#transcription" class="read-transcript">Read&nbsp;transcript</a></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/364-end-sustainability-realism-and-resilience-managing-our-natural-resources" target="_blank">read more</a></p> climate development environment public policy Science Society species sustainability Up Close digest USA Tue, 15 Mar 2016 13:00:00 +0000 emvb 1061 at http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au #363: The social life of algorithms: Shaping, and being shaped by, our world http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/363-social-life-algorithms-shaping-and-being-shaped-our-world <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-copy"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Informatics researcher Professor Paul Dourish explains how algorithms, as more than mere technical objects, guide our social lives and organization, and are themselves evolving products of human social actions. Presented by Dr Andi Horvath.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-links"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class='cta'><span class='action'><img src="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/download.png" alt="Download file" title="Download file" />&nbsp;<a href="http://media-download.unimelb.edu.au/media/mp3/upclose/128kbps/upclose_ep363_20160311_128kbps.mp3" class="download">Download&nbsp;mp3</a> <span class='filesize'>(26.7 MB)</span></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/listen.png" alt="Listen now" title="Listen now" />&nbsp;<a href="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/363-social-life-algorithms-shaping-and-being-shaped-our-world?play=1" class="listen">Listen now</a></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/transcript.jpg" alt="Read transcript" title="Read transcript" />&nbsp;<a href="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/363-social-life-algorithms-shaping-and-being-shaped-our-world?action=read_transcript#transcription" class="read-transcript">Read&nbsp;transcript</a></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/363-social-life-algorithms-shaping-and-being-shaped-our-world" target="_blank">read more</a></p> engineering info tech mathematics networks privacy Science Society Up Close digest Thu, 10 Mar 2016 13:00:00 +0000 emvb 1060 at http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au #362: Costing us dearly: The toll of austerity policy on public health http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/362-costing-us-dearly-toll-austerity-policy-public-health <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-copy"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Oxford sociologist and political economist Prof. David Stuckler argues that austerity policies imposed by national governments in response to economic crises bring about increases in disturbing public health outcomes -- particularly among those societies' most vulnerable people -- while countries that opt for stimulus-based policies have demonstrably healthier outcomes. Presented by Eric van Bemmel.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-links"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class='cta'><span class='action'><img src="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/download.png" alt="Download file" title="Download file" />&nbsp;<a href="http://media-download.unimelb.edu.au/media/mp3/upclose/128kbps/upclose_ep362_20160226_128kbps.mp3" class="download">Download&nbsp;mp3</a> <span class='filesize'>(29.7 MB)</span></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/listen.png" alt="Listen now" title="Listen now" />&nbsp;<a href="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/362-costing-us-dearly-toll-austerity-policy-public-health?play=1" class="listen">Listen now</a></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/transcript.jpg" alt="Read transcript" title="Read transcript" />&nbsp;<a href="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/362-costing-us-dearly-toll-austerity-policy-public-health?action=read_transcript#transcription" class="read-transcript">Read&nbsp;transcript</a></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/362-costing-us-dearly-toll-austerity-policy-public-health" target="_blank">read more</a></p> economics Europe health history politics public health public policy Society Up Close digest Thu, 25 Feb 2016 13:00:00 +0000 emvb 1059 at http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au #361: Passions betrayed: The end of "doing what you love" in the workforce http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/361-passions-betrayed-end-doing-what-you-love-workforce <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-copy"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Dr Miya Tokumitsu argues that young people "following their passion" into jobs and internships, in the creative industries and elsewhere, are more likely to be disappointed or exploited than on a path to fulfillment. Presented by Elisabeth Lopez.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-links"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class='cta'><span class='action'><img src="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/download.png" alt="Download file" title="Download file" />&nbsp;<a href="http://media-download.unimelb.edu.au/media/mp3/upclose/128kbps/upclose_ep361_20160212_128kbps.mp3" class="download">Download&nbsp;mp3</a> <span class='filesize'>(25.8 MB)</span></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/listen.png" alt="Listen now" title="Listen now" />&nbsp;<a href="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/361-passions-betrayed-end-doing-what-you-love-workforce?play=1" class="listen">Listen now</a></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/transcript.jpg" alt="Read transcript" title="Read transcript" />&nbsp;<a href="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/361-passions-betrayed-end-doing-what-you-love-workforce?action=read_transcript#transcription" class="read-transcript">Read&nbsp;transcript</a></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/361-passions-betrayed-end-doing-what-you-love-workforce" target="_blank">read more</a></p> business ethics industrial relations management public policy Society Up Close digest Thu, 11 Feb 2016 13:00:00 +0000 emvb 1058 at http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au #001: Introducing a new podcast: In Pursuit -- Episode 1, Thought Controlled Futures http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/001-introducing-new-podcast-pursuit-1-thought-controlled-futures <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-copy"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Up Close science host Dr Andi Horvath presents the first installment of a new podcast, In Pursuit. In this episode, Thought Controlled Futures, we talk to the people behind revolutionary technologies enabling people to control movement and manipulate objects using their thoughts alone. In particular, we take a look at the stentrode, a metal scaffold implanted in a blood vessel, that allows brain activity to be recorded and commands generated to control a full-body exoskeleton.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-links"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class='cta'><span class='action'><img src="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/download.png" alt="Download file" title="Download file" />&nbsp;<a href="http://media-download.unimelb.edu.au/media/mp3/upclose/128kbps/inpursuit_ep001_20160209_128kbps.mp3" class="download">Download&nbsp;mp3</a> <span class='filesize'>(18.1 MB)</span></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/listen.png" alt="Listen now" title="Listen now" />&nbsp;<a href="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/001-introducing-new-podcast-pursuit-1-thought-controlled-futures?play=1" class="listen">Listen now</a></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/transcript.jpg" alt="Read transcript" title="Read transcript" />&nbsp;<a href="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/001-introducing-new-podcast-pursuit-1-thought-controlled-futures?action=read_transcript#transcription" class="read-transcript">Read&nbsp;transcript</a></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/001-introducing-new-podcast-pursuit-1-thought-controlled-futures" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Australia bionics engineering medicine Science therapy Up Close digest Mon, 08 Feb 2016 13:00:00 +0000 emvb 1057 at http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au #360: Can't give it up: The science behind addiction and the brain http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/360-can-t-give-it-up-science-behind-addiction-and-brain <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-copy"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Behavioral neuroscientist Prof Andrew Lawrence joins host Dr Andi Horvath to discuss addictive and compulsive behaviors around drug and alcohol use, the power of psychological dependence, and how the brains of addicts differ from those of the rest of us.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-links"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class='cta'><span class='action'><img src="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/download.png" alt="Download file" title="Download file" />&nbsp;<a href="http://media-download.unimelb.edu.au/media/mp3/upclose/128kbps/upclose_ep360_20160129_128kbps.mp3" class="download">Download&nbsp;mp3</a> <span class='filesize'>(26.9 MB)</span></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/listen.png" alt="Listen now" title="Listen now" />&nbsp;<a href="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/360-can-t-give-it-up-science-behind-addiction-and-brain?play=1" class="listen">Listen now</a></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/transcript.jpg" alt="Read transcript" title="Read transcript" />&nbsp;<a href="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/360-can-t-give-it-up-science-behind-addiction-and-brain?action=read_transcript#transcription" class="read-transcript">Read&nbsp;transcript</a></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/360-can-t-give-it-up-science-behind-addiction-and-brain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> biology brain biology brain imaging drug use health health education medicine mental health neuro-imaging neuroscience Science Society therapy Up Close digest Thu, 28 Jan 2016 13:00:00 +0000 emvb 1056 at http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au #359: Melody and mayhem: Music, law and the incitement to violence http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/359-melody-and-mayhem-music-law-and-incitement-violence <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-copy"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Legal scholar Dr James Parker discusses the complex intersection of sound and the law -- from musical incitement to violence, to sonic crowd control, to the very deliberate design of courtroom acoustics. Presented by Peter Clarke.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-links"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class='cta'><span class='action'><img src="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/download.png" alt="Download file" title="Download file" />&nbsp;<a href="http://media-download.unimelb.edu.au/media/mp3/upclose/128kbps/upclose_ep359_20160115_128kbps.mp3" class="download">Download&nbsp;mp3</a> <span class='filesize'>(36.1 MB)</span></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/listen.png" alt="Listen now" title="Listen now" />&nbsp;<a href="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/359-melody-and-mayhem-music-law-and-incitement-violence?play=1" class="listen">Listen now</a></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/transcript.jpg" alt="Read transcript" title="Read transcript" />&nbsp;<a href="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/359-melody-and-mayhem-music-law-and-incitement-violence?action=read_transcript#transcription" class="read-transcript">Read&nbsp;transcript</a></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/359-melody-and-mayhem-music-law-and-incitement-violence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa crime law media music public policy Society Up Close digest Thu, 14 Jan 2016 13:00:00 +0000 emvb 1055 at http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au #358: Eavesdropping on the classroom: How new insights into student interactions can lead to better teaching http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/358-eavesdropping-classroom-how-new-insights-student-interactions-can-lead-better-teaching <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-copy"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Educator and schools researcher Prof David Clarke discusses new understanding of student learning and success in maths and science, gathered from extensive observation of classroom interaction and negotiation styles. Presented by Elisabeth Lopez.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-links"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class='cta'><span class='action'><img src="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/download.png" alt="Download file" title="Download file" />&nbsp;<a href="http://media-download.unimelb.edu.au/media/mp3/upclose/128kbps/upclose_ep358_20160101_128kbps.mp3" class="download">Download&nbsp;mp3</a> <span class='filesize'>(34.3 MB)</span></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/listen.png" alt="Listen now" title="Listen now" />&nbsp;<a href="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/358-eavesdropping-classroom-how-new-insights-student-interactions-can-lead-better-teaching?play=1" class="listen">Listen now</a></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/transcript.jpg" alt="Read transcript" title="Read transcript" />&nbsp;<a href="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/358-eavesdropping-classroom-how-new-insights-student-interactions-can-lead-better-teaching?action=read_transcript#transcription" class="read-transcript">Read&nbsp;transcript</a></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/358-eavesdropping-classroom-how-new-insights-student-interactions-can-lead-better-teaching" target="_blank">read more</a></p> education mathematics Society Up Close digest Thu, 31 Dec 2015 13:00:00 +0000 emvb 1054 at http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au #357: Germ warfare: Young researchers seeking answers to diverse microbe threats http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/357-germ-warfare-young-researchers-seeking-answers-diverse-microbe-threats <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-copy"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>In our annual PhD episode, two young science researchers discuss their investigations of microbes that threaten, respectively, human health and our food supply. We chat with Claire Gorrie about aspects of the drug-resistant bacterium <em>Klebsiella pneumoniae</em>, and how it's implicated in serious infections. And Rebecca Vandegeer tells us how the Barley Yellow Dwarf virus strips our wheat crops of their defences, posing a threat to food security. Presented by Dr Andi Horvath.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-links"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class='cta'><span class='action'><img src="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/download.png" alt="Download file" title="Download file" />&nbsp;<a href="http://media-download.unimelb.edu.au/media/mp3/upclose/128kbps/upclose_ep357_20151218_128kbps.mp3" class="download">Download&nbsp;mp3</a> <span class='filesize'>(18.0 MB)</span></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/listen.png" alt="Listen now" title="Listen now" />&nbsp;<a href="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/357-germ-warfare-young-researchers-seeking-answers-diverse-microbe-threats?play=1" class="listen">Listen now</a></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/transcript.jpg" alt="Read transcript" title="Read transcript" />&nbsp;<a href="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/357-germ-warfare-young-researchers-seeking-answers-diverse-microbe-threats?action=read_transcript#transcription" class="read-transcript">Read&nbsp;transcript</a></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/357-germ-warfare-young-researchers-seeking-answers-diverse-microbe-threats" target="_blank">read more</a></p> agriculture biology food security health medicine Science Up Close digest Thu, 17 Dec 2015 13:00:00 +0000 emvb 1053 at http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au #356: Digital "dischord": How technology and markets are bleeding our musical artists http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/356-digital-dischord-how-technology-and-markets-are-bleeding-our-musical-artists <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-copy"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Economic geographer Prof Andrew Leyshon charts the rapid changes in the music industry since the 1990s, how new technologies are changing how music is made and consumed, and how artists are affected. Presented by Peter Clarke.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-links"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class='cta'><span class='action'><img src="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/download.png" alt="Download file" title="Download file" />&nbsp;<a href="http://media-download.unimelb.edu.au/media/mp3/upclose/128kbps/upclose_ep356_20151204_128kbps.mp3" class="download">Download&nbsp;mp3</a> <span class='filesize'>(34.4 MB)</span></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/listen.png" alt="Listen now" title="Listen now" />&nbsp;<a href="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/356-digital-dischord-how-technology-and-markets-are-bleeding-our-musical-artists?play=1" class="listen">Listen now</a></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/transcript.jpg" alt="Read transcript" title="Read transcript" />&nbsp;<a href="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/356-digital-dischord-how-technology-and-markets-are-bleeding-our-musical-artists?action=read_transcript#transcription" class="read-transcript">Read&nbsp;transcript</a></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/356-digital-dischord-how-technology-and-markets-are-bleeding-our-musical-artists" target="_blank">read more</a></p> arts business economics geography history info tech markets music networks performing arts pop culture Society Up Close digest Thu, 03 Dec 2015 13:00:00 +0000 emvb 1051 at http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au #355: Hello, Pet!: Our love can hurt our animal friends http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/355-hello-pet-our-love-can-hurt-our-animal-friends <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-copy"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class="p1">Bioethicist Peter Sand<span>ø</span>e discusses our complicated relationship with animals and associated moral dilemmas, including how our love for companion animals can actually cause harm and the difference between society’s treatment of pets and production animals. Presented by Peter Clarke.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-links"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class='cta'><span class='action'><img src="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/download.png" alt="Download file" title="Download file" />&nbsp;<a href="http://media-download.unimelb.edu.au/media/mp3/upclose/128kbps/UPCLOSE_EP355_20151120_128KBPS.mp3" class="download">Download&nbsp;mp3</a> <span class='filesize'>(34.2 MB)</span></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/listen.png" alt="Listen now" title="Listen now" />&nbsp;<a href="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/355-hello-pet-our-love-can-hurt-our-animal-friends?play=1" class="listen">Listen now</a></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/transcript.jpg" alt="Read transcript" title="Read transcript" />&nbsp;<a href="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/355-hello-pet-our-love-can-hurt-our-animal-friends?action=read_transcript#transcription" class="read-transcript">Read&nbsp;transcript</a></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/355-hello-pet-our-love-can-hurt-our-animal-friends" target="_blank">read more</a></p> animals biology ethics Society species Up Close digest wildlife Fri, 20 Nov 2015 01:28:56 +0000 uc-editor 1050 at http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au #354: Brain in a dish: The therapeutic potential of stem cells and organoids http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/354-brain-dish-therapeutic-potential-stem-cells-and-organoids <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-copy"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class="p1">Epilepsy researcher Steve Petrou and developmental neuroscientist Mirella Dottori discuss the potential of organoids -- miniature immature organs grown in dishes -- for future epilepsy and autism research. Presented by Dr Andi Horvath.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-links"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class='cta'><span class='action'><img src="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/download.png" alt="Download file" title="Download file" />&nbsp;<a href="http://media-download.unimelb.edu.au/media/mp3/upclose/128kbps/UPCLOSE_EP354_20151106_128KBPS.mp3" class="download">Download&nbsp;mp3</a> <span class='filesize'>(32.9 MB)</span></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/listen.png" alt="Listen now" title="Listen now" />&nbsp;<a href="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/354-brain-dish-therapeutic-potential-stem-cells-and-organoids?play=1" class="listen">Listen now</a></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/transcript.jpg" alt="Read transcript" title="Read transcript" />&nbsp;<a href="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/354-brain-dish-therapeutic-potential-stem-cells-and-organoids?action=read_transcript#transcription" class="read-transcript">Read&nbsp;transcript</a></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/354-brain-dish-therapeutic-potential-stem-cells-and-organoids" target="_blank">read more</a></p> biology brain biology brain imaging genetics health medicine neuro-imaging Science therapy Up Close digest Thu, 05 Nov 2015 23:29:59 +0000 uc-editor 1049 at http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au #353: From Proletariat to Precariat: Navigating Uncertainty in a Globalised Economy http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/353-proletariat-precariat-navigating-uncertainty-globalised-economy <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-copy"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class="p1">American labor historian Leon Fink discusses the rise of the Precariat -- people in developed economies in a permanent state of underemployment or intermittent work due to changes in working conditions since the 19th century. Presented by Elisabeth Lopez.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-links"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class='cta'><span class='action'><img src="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/download.png" alt="Download file" title="Download file" />&nbsp;<a href="http://media-download.unimelb.edu.au/media/mp3/upclose/128kbps/UPCLOSE_EP353_20151023_128KBPS.mp3" class="download">Download&nbsp;mp3</a> <span class='filesize'>(30.8 MB)</span></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/listen.png" alt="Listen now" title="Listen now" />&nbsp;<a href="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/353-proletariat-precariat-navigating-uncertainty-globalised-economy?play=1" class="listen">Listen now</a></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/transcript.jpg" alt="Read transcript" title="Read transcript" />&nbsp;<a href="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/353-proletariat-precariat-navigating-uncertainty-globalised-economy?action=read_transcript#transcription" class="read-transcript">Read&nbsp;transcript</a></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/353-proletariat-precariat-navigating-uncertainty-globalised-economy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Asia Australia cities democracy development economics education Europe globalisation history law politics Society UK Up Close digest USA Thu, 22 Oct 2015 23:09:40 +0000 uc-editor 1048 at http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au