Arts hub for Adelaides Heaven

first_imgWhere you would once go for “one night in Heaven”, the nightclub that housed so many Greek singers, Greek nights and NUGAS events will be turned into a Creative Hub in December. Heaven’s second iteration – at Pirie Street’s St Pauls complex – has been shut down once and for all, after the club itself stopped operating last year.The state government’s new incentive will see more than 200 artists, musicians and entrepreneurs expected to pack the former Heaven nightclub building on Flinders Street each day. The Planning Department has lodged plans for the old St Paul’s church building on the Pulteney St corner.The hub will offer a range of memberships options for individuals and groups, as well as sponsored fellowships and scholarships; it will open 24/7 but amplified music will stop after 11pm; the government expects 200 members to use the hub each day, and more in the lead-up to major arts festivals; the hub will span over two levels and make use of the former nightclub’s stages and dressing rooms, and; there will be no structural changes to the local heritage-listed building but $150,000 will be spent on basic improvements such painting, wiring and plumbing. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Podcast Creating chimeras for organ transplants and how bats switch between their

first_img Researchers have been making animal embryos from two different species, so-called “chimeras,” for years, by introducing stem cells from one species into a very early embryo of another species. The ultimate goal is to coax the foreign cells into forming an organ for transplantation. But questions abound: Can evolutionarily distant animals, like pigs and humans, be mixed together to produce such organs? Or could species closely related to us, like chimps and macaques, stand in for tests with human cells? Staff Writer Kelly Servick joins host Sarah Crespi to discuss the research, the regulations, and the growing ethical debate.Also this week, Sarah talks with Yossi Yovel of the School of Zoology and the Sagol School of Neuroscience at Tel Aviv University in Israel about his work on sensory integration in bats. Writing in Science Advances, he and his colleagues show through several clever experiments when bats switch between echolocation and vision. Yossi and Sarah discuss how these trade-offs in bats can inform larger questions about our own perception.For our monthly books segment, Science books editor Valerie Thompson talks with Lucy Jones of the Seismological Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena about a song she created, based on 130 years of temperature data, for an instrument called the “viola de gamba.” Read more on the Books et al. blog.Download a transcript (PDF)This week’s episode was edited by Podigy.Ads on the show: MagellanTV; KiwiCoListen to previous podcasts.About the Science Podcast[Image: The Legend Kay/Flickr; Music: Jeffrey Cook] The Legend Kay/Flickr last_img read more