PODCAST: The third part of a series from The Anthill podcast on how personalised medicine may become in the future.
Designed for your body.
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PODCAST: The second episode of our series on the personalisation of healthcare focuses on your diet.
It’s been 75 years since the birth of Ritalin.
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An audio version of an in depth article on the history of Ritalin, and what the future holds for the drug.
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PODCAST: The first episode of a new series from The Anthill focuses on precision medicine.
It’s the case of the missing ‘a.’
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Armstrong always insisted that he said, 'That’s one small step for a man.' Yet everyone omits the 'a' when they repeat the quote. A linguist tries to get to the bottom of what happened.
Audio used as evidence in criminal trials can often be unreliable.
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Indistinct forensic audio is often 'enhanced' to make it sound clearer. But how effective are the techniques that are used? A new experiment suggests they can be highly misleading.
Mo Mowlam, secretary of state for Northern Ireland at the time of the Good Friday Agreement.
In a series of short audio clips, four academics talk about the key figures involved in making the Good Friday Agreement of April 1998 possible.
We can either take advantage of advances in technology to enhance human beings (never to go back), or we can legislate to prevent this from happening.
Sound alerts on digital devices are often annoying, so we've tended to opt for silence. In future, that could hold us back.
If you like the sound of new drama and experimental audio, then 2018 has a few treats in store.
Crested pigeon in flight with the primary feathers spread and the narrow eighth primary is visible.
Crested pigeons make a rapid trilling sound when they take flight that can be used to warn others of danger. But what is it that makes the sound?
Vinyl is one thing but digital plug-ins which claim to emulate the analogue sound are a rose-tinted step too far.
MP3 compression of digital audio files made music more portable.
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The MP3 audio file transformed the way we accessed music online. So what does it mean now that licensing and support for the popular format is to end?
Imagine a world where artificial intelligence is in control and humans are brink of extinction. What went wrong? What could we have done?
No problem too big #1: Artificial intelligence and killer robots.
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In this special Speaking With podcast episode, a panel of artists and researchers speculates on the end of the world due to artificial intelligence and killer robots, as though it has already happened.
The problems and how we might fix them.
The first US presidential debate is scheduled for Tuesday morning Australian time.
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The second episode of Race to the White House examines the foreign policy differences between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, and previews the first presidential debate.
Giant leap – just give me a sec.
New research has found that Neil Armstrong's strong midwestern accent is making it impossible for us to work out what he actually said when he first set foot on the moon.
It’s possible to create sound in a part of a room that only you can hear, but others elsewhere cannot.
Your own choice of music in a restaurant, your preferred language in a cinema, and a personal tour in a museum. All are possible if you can control the sound in almost any place.
Mark Scott has altered the ABC in profound ways.
Mark Scott will hand to Michelle Guthrie a much-transformed ABC – one that does the same things in very new ways.
Did you hear that?
Rob and Stephanie Levy
Ghost hunters love to record and parse EVP – electronic voice phenomena – they say are messages from spirits. But perceptual psychology has scientific reasons for why what they're hearing isn't from the other side.