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Tomorrow's World

Isla Christensen and Stella Huggins bring you Tomorrow's World - a segment that expolores how science affects people and our future on planet Earth. 

On the Tuesday Wire every fortnight at 12pm. 

The Lockdown Kids and Technoference: September 14, 2021

The Lockdown Kids and Technoference: September 14, 2021 The Lockdown Kids and Technoference: September 14, 2021, 10.49 MB
Tue 14 Sep 2021

In another week of level four lockdown, Isla and Stella look into how intermittent isolation could be affecting young kiwis. They chat with Maria Corkin from the University of Auckland about her research on 'technoference' and its influence on child development, executive functioning in kids, and the differences in outcomes depending on input.

Where've you been? Human Memory's Fallibility: August 31, 2021

Where've you been? Human Memory's Fallibility: August 31, 2021 Where've you been? Human Memory's Fallibility: August 31, 2021, 7.69 MB
Tue 31 Aug 2021

This week Stella and Isla give each other a wake-up call on how bad their memory recall can actually be. Investigating common misconceptions about how human memory operates, brain structures responsible for this, and evidence that says humans overestimate their ability to remember, Tomorrow's World reminds us all to use the COVID tracer app.

The Future Of Our Oceans: August 17, 2021

The Future Of Our Oceans: August 17, 2021 The Future Of Our Oceans: August 17, 2021, 7.71 MB
Tue 17 Aug 2021

This week, Stella and Isla dive into the future of our oceans. Talking to Dr Linn Hoffmann from the University of Otago, they cover the role of phytoplankton in the ecosystem, environmental stressors on our coastlines, and possible solutions. 

Micro-mess: Nanoplastics and Cell Function: August 03, 2021

Micro-mess: Nanoplastics and Cell Function: August 03, 2021 Micro-mess: Nanoplastics and Cell Function: August 03, 2021, 7.61 MB
Tue 3 Aug 2021

This week Isla and Stella dive into the world of microplastics. Drawing on interviews with Dr Shinji Kihara from the School of Chemical Sciences at the University of Auckland, they discuss how nanoplastics affect human cellular function, and how prevalent they are in Aotearoa. 
 

The Future of Farming: July 20, 2021

The Future of Farming: July 20, 2021 The Future of Farming: July 20, 2021, 10.36 MB
Tue 20 Jul 2021

Kia ora Earthlings! This week Stella Huggins and Isla Christensen talk about the future of farming with Molly Alton. Molly has a unique perspective as she works with the Hawke's Bay Regional Council as a regulator whilst living on a farm. They chat about the recent farming protests, the future of exports and the possibilities of genetic engineering.

Investigating Pseudoscience: July 06, 2021

Investigating Pseudoscience: July 06, 2021 Investigating Pseudoscience: July 06, 2021, 8.55 MB
Tue 6 Jul 2021

Welcome back earthlings! This week Stella Huggins and Isla Christensen investigate the growing problem of pseudoscience. Looking at popular media such as TikTok and Netflix shows they differentiate between scientific terminology's use in literature and how it can be used in cases to twist evidence. So what is a fact, theory, hypothesis and law? 

Food for Thought: The Future of Food w/ Dr Rosie Bosworth: June 22, 2021

Food for Thought: The Future of Food w/ Dr Rosie Bosworth: June 22, 2021 Food for Thought: The Future of Food w/ Dr Rosie Bosworth: June 22, 2021, 21.72 MB
Tue 22 Jun 2021

What the "facon" is up with sustainable eating? This week on Tomorrow's World, Isla and Stella talk to Dr Rosie Bosworth, a disruptive technology expert about the future of food technologies, ranging from lab-grown meat (cellular agriculture) to how soy roots are used to simulate the sensory experience of animal products.

Dealing with Imposter Syndrome: June 08, 2021

Dealing with Imposter Syndrome: June 08, 2021 Dealing with Imposter Syndrome: June 08, 2021, 6.4 MB
Tue 8 Jun 2021

Hey Earthlings! This week on Tomorrow's World, Isla Christensen and Stella Huggins investigate imposter syndrome - an internal experience of not believing you are as competent as others believe you to be. They speak to some students around the University of Auckland about whether they have experienced imposter syndrome and how they deal with it. 

Talking Trash: Waste Management and Recycling: May 25, 2021

Talking Trash: Waste Management and Recycling: May 25, 2021 Talking Trash: Waste Management and Recycling: May 25, 2021, 7.56 MB
Tue 25 May 2021

Hey Earthlings! This week on Tomorrow's World, Isla and Stella dive into the world of waste. They interview Dominic Salmon from 3R to find out how people view their rubbish and how people can introduce more sustainable waste management processes into their everyday lives. 

3R, The Reimagineers, are a group that designs product stewardship programmes to help businesses take responsibility for and effectively dispose of  the products they make and sell. 

TikTok Science Myths: May 11, 2021

TikTok Science Myths: May 11, 2021 TikTok Science Myths: May 11, 2021, 7.7 MB
Tue 11 May 2021

This week on Tomorrow's World, Isla and Stella investigate the science side of video sharing app TikTok. They discuss whether TikTok is a trustworthy information source, debunk some mistruths and approve some actually accurate science videos.