Nights for Thursday 15 May 2014
7:10 Fallen Flying Foxes
On 4 January 2014, Australia experienced one of its greatest animal die-offs ever, over 45,500 flying foxes in southeast Queensland – with Dr Justin Welbergen from Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment.
Left: Heat relief: on hot days, flying foxes - like this grey-headed flying fox - dip their bellies into water to cool down. Nick Edards, CC BY-NC-ND
Middle: Clusters of dead flying foxes were found in and around colonies throughout southeast Queensland this summer. Justin Welbergen
Right: A flying fox orphaned after its parents succumbed to heat stress. Paisley Hadley
Impacts of extreme heat events on flying-foxes - Royal Society paper
Killer climate - Tens of thousands of flying foxes dead in a day
Thermographic video of heat stressed flying-foxes - YouTube
7:30 At the Movies
Films and movie business with Simon Morris.
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 - Computer Science
Prof. Mark Apperley from University of Waikato tweezers out the silicon chips to expose how computers switch us on... cloud computing.
9:06 Our Changing World
Science and environment news from New Zealand and the world.
10:17 Late Edition
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.