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The Science Bug

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The Science Bug – 18-03-2024( 0:28:25)       
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Aotearoa: Wasp Capital of the World. In the final episode of the season, Morgane continues her intervie with Dr Jenny Jandt.
Published: 18/03/2024 2:00:00 p.m.
The Science Bug – 11-03-2024( 0:28:26)       
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(Not so) ferocious bees and wasps?! Morgane sits down with Dr JennyJandt to discuss aggression in social insects.
Published: 11/03/2024 2:00:00 p.m.
The Science Bug Ep 8 – 04-03-2024( 0:26:44)       
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Bees in submarines! Simon concludes his interview with Rene Devenish, and yes, bees were placed in submarines. For science!
Published: 4/03/2024 11:30:00 a.m.
The Science Bug Ep 7 – 26-02-2024( 0:27:10)       
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Pollinators in a Warming World. Simon interviews Rene Devenish about cute little bees and the pernicious effects of climate change.
Published: 26/02/2024 2:00:00 p.m.
The Science Bug Ep 6 – 19-02-2024( 0:27:43)       
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More Butterflies. More Nettles! Morgane continues her interview with Greer Sanger about the Bug of the Year winner, Kahukura!
Published: 19/02/2024 2:00:00 p.m.
The Science Bug Ep 5 – 12-02-2024( 0:28:39)       
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The Secrets of the Kahukura Butterfly. Butterflies and Nettles?! This week, Morgane is interviewing Greer Sanger about the native Red Admiral Butterfly, or Kahukura, and its relationship with stinging nettles, including the infamous Ongaonga.
Published: 12/02/2024 2:00:00 p.m.
The Science Bug Ep 4 – 05-02-2024( 0:28:10)       
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The bugs are back! It's time to round out the list of Bug of the Year contenders, and hear Morgane and Simon's top picks. You can vote for your favourite on line — bugoftheyear.ento.org.nz Thanks to the Entomological Society of NZ.
Published: 5/02/2024 11:15:00 a.m.
The Science Bug Ep 3 – 25-01-2024( 0:28:0)       
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Bug. Of. The. Year. Morgane and Simon are talking all the hot gossip for this year's candidates! You can vote for your favourite at bugoftheyear.ento.org.nz – thanks to the Entomological Society of NZ.
Published: 25/01/2024 11:36:15 a.m.
The Science Bug Ep 2 – 22-01-2024( 0:26:41)       
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This week, Simon is continuing his interview with Dr Ummat Somjee. They'll be talking about how the Giraffe Weevils can actually grow and maintain their crazy weapons.
Published: 22/01/2024 8:00:00 a.m.
The Science Bug Ep 1 – 15-01-2024( 0:27:12)       
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On the very first episode of The Science Bug, Simon is interviewing Dr Ummat Somjee of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute. They'll be talking about Giraffe Weevils, a fascinating native NZ beetle, whose males have massive, elongated heads.
Published: 15/01/2024 8:00:00 a.m.
The Science Bug – 29-08-2023( 0:2:11)       
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We’re shining the spotlight on the little critters that make the world go around. Bugs! Every episode, Simon Connolly and Morgane Merien will be interviewing a rising star of New Zealand science and seeing what they can tell us about the world around us. This season, we’ll be looking at: dorky-looking fighting weevils, the secret relationship of butterflies and nettles, and how bees breathe! Subscribe so you don't miss an episode!
Published: 29/08/2023 11:15:00 a.m.