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Toads on the evolutionary road

22 October 2016

Can evolution be used to control the spread of cane toads? In this 2005 interview, biologist Rick Shine reports from the field

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On the frontline: Sydney University’s Rick Shine. Supplied photo

On the frontline: Sydney University’s Rick Shine. Supplied photo


Rick Shine, Professor of Evolutionary Biology at the University of Sydney, was this week awarded the 2016 Prime Minister’s Prize for Science for his work on cane toads and evolution. The previous week, he picked up this year’s NSW Premier’s Science Prize. In this interview, first broadcast in 2005 on Radio National’s The National Interest, he discusses his research with broadcaster Terry Lane.

Duration: 15 mins 10 secs

Producer: Peter Mares

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Charles Anton, cultural agent

21 October 2016

Postwar migrants brought from Europe ideas that helped shape Australian culture and industry, including the country’s early ski resorts

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Ideas on the move: Charles Anton summer skiing at Perisher in the 1950s. Douglass Baglin Archive

Ideas on the move: Charles Anton summer skiing at Perisher in the 1950s. Douglass Baglin Archive