31 Jul 2019

Safe sex talks, unhatched chick bonds and stickier plaster

From Nine To Noon, 11:48 am on 31 July 2019

Science correspondent Siouxsie Wiles joins Kathryn to talk about a new study which suggests having the sex talk with your kids won't delay them having sex - but it's more likely to be safe.

Unhatched chicks communicate with their siblings, vibrating their egg shells to warn their brothers and sisters of danger, and researchers have developed a stickier plaster inspired by the seamless and scar-free healing process seen in animal embryos.

Associate Professor Dr Siouxsie Wiles is the head of Bioluminescent Superbugs Lab at the University of Auckland.

Sylvia borin. The nest of the Garden Warbler in nature. Russia. Russia, the Ryazan region (Ryazanskaya oblast), the Pronsky District.

Photo: 123RF