Super sense of smell, fruit & veg cultivation, city smog brain drain

Super smellers – the human sense of smell is much more capable than we thought. Ancient fruit and veggies – how little they have in common with their modern counterparts. Pollution in our cities – how it affects our brain. Sources: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/aug/27/air-pollution-causes-huge-reduction-in-intelligence-study-reveals http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2017-05-05/are-you-a-super-smeller/8501018 https://www.businessinsider.com/what-foods-looked-like-before-genetic-modification/?r=AU&IR=T… Read More

Riley Reviews: ‘The Accursed’

Monday Drive’s regular reviewer Riley Lavelle Long changes medium this week to talk about the novel ‘The Accursed’, by Joyce Carol Oates. ‘The Accursed’, is set in and around Princeton, New Jersey in the early twentieth century, and explores a variety of supernatural themes, tracing their effect upon members of several families who… Read More

Genes, zombie genes, and soap anti-fog

How many genes are expressed in a single cell at one single time? Researchers found out how to make that visible. Annoyed by your bathroom mirror getting fogged up every time you are having a shower? Why soap is the solution. Elephants are the biggest mammals on land and yet… Read More

Camille Reed talks sustainable fashion

Camille Reed, founder of The Australian Circular Fashion Conference, talks with Monday Drive’s Ruth Hessey about sustainable fashion.   For more information: https://www.australiancircularfashion.com.au/… Read More

Riley Reviews: ‘Brad’s Status’ and ‘The 9th Life of Louis Drax’

Monday Drive’s Ruth Hessey talks with Riley Lavelle Long about two movies. Riley’s first movie is ‘Brad’s Status’, a 2017 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Mike White and starring Ben Stiller, Austin Abrams, Michael Sheen, Jenna Fischer, and Luke Wilson. In it, Brad Sloan (Ben Stiller) runs his… Read More

Dr Nick Murray talks about apps and ecology

Monday Drive’s Ruth Hessey talk with Dr Nick Murray, a research fellow in the Centre for Ecosystem Science at the University of New South Wales. Nick is involved with a new map app that ecologists are using to help them determine vulnerable ecosystems. For more information see here: https://remap-app.org/… Read More