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The science of everyday things that you’ve always wondered about,with Alison Ballance and Simon Morton.Winner of Best Programme (This Way Up) at 2018 NZ Radio Awards

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The science of everyday things that you’ve always wondered about,with Alison Ballance and Simon Morton.Winner of Best Programme (This Way Up) at 2018 NZ Radio Awards

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RNZ: The Science Of…

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The science of everyday things that you’ve always wondered about,with Alison Ballance and Simon Morton.Winner of Best Programme (This Way Up) at 2018 NZ Radio Awards

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Rank #1: The Science Of... Vitamin C

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What is vitamin C and why do we need it? Which foods have the most vitamin C? Should we pop pills when we think we're getting a cold, or are we just producing expensive urine? And can vit C really cure cancer, or is it all hype? Alison Ballance and Simon Morton investigate.

Aug 26 2017

37mins

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Rank #2: The Science of... Virtual Reality

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We go beyond gaming to explore how VR works, what it's being used for (from treating a fear of spiders, to training young doctors) and ask if it's yet making any compelling case to be in every home.

Aug 19 2017

35mins

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Rank #3: The Science of... Sweat

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Simon Morton and Alison Ballance present a three-part series exploring the science of sweat, virtual reality and Vitamin C. This week, the function of a much-maligned bodily fluid that plays a vital role in keeping us humans healthy and alive.

Aug 12 2017

27mins

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Rank #4: The Science Of... Snow

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What is snow? How and where is it made? Why is it white? Alison Ballance and Katy Gosset head to Mt Ruapehu in search of the answers to all your questions about snow.

Nov 15 2016

30mins

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Rank #5: The Science Of... Meth Houses

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How safe are meth houses really? And what's it like to go inside? Katy Gosset and Alison Ballance take the plunge and ask how much meth is too much when it comes to setting a national standard?

Nov 08 2016

31mins

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