7:10 Wet and wrinkly

How and why the hands (and feet?) of humans have evolved to get wrinkly if left wet in order to increase grip - with Tom Smulders from the Centre for Behaviour and Evolution at Newcastle University.

7:30 The Strand On Screen (BBC)

8 pm News & Weather

8:15 Windows on the World

International public radio documentaries - visit the Windows on the World web page to find links to these documentaries.

8:40 Science - Botany

Plant ecologist Bec Stanley from Auckland Botanic Gardens on the chlorophyll-filled bio-mass that photosynthesises around us. As New Zealand has no native browsing mammals (our only mammals being bats), our plants have not yet adapted to cope.

Gallery: native plants

M. astonii in the garden (Photo: Bec Stanley)
Photo: Bec Stanley

9 pm News & Weather

9:06 Our Changing World

Science and environment news from New Zealand and the world.

10 pm News & Weather

10:17 Late Edition

A review of the leading news from Morning Report, Nine to Noon, Afternoons and Checkpoint. Also hear the latest news from around the Pacific on Radio New Zealand International's Dateline Pacific.

11 pm News & Weather

11:06 The Music Mix

Nick Atkinson presents a contemporary music magazine with interviews and music from New Zealand and overseas artists, coverage of new releases, tours, live sessions, music festivals and events.