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Episode 4 | How Cassini made the Earth smile

Show notes - Today we are going to talk about an exceptional mission and one of my favourites. Over 20 years ago, on October 15, 1997, the Cassini space probe was launched. Last week marked its 22nd anniversary. Its objective was to study the most magnificent planet in our solar system, Saturn, its rings and moons. Called the Cassini-Huygens Space Research Mission, in addition to NASA’s Cassini probe, it included the European Space Agency’s Huygens lander, which was to land on Saturn’s...


Episode 3 | Alexander von Humboldt, a scientist you've never heard of

You may have heard of the Humboldt Current and of the the Humboldt Penguins but you probably don't know after whom they were named. Today we feature a very influential scientist that you may never have heard of: Alexander von Humboldt. It was his birthday a couple of weeks ago so this is a good time to talk about him. Alexander von Humboldt was born on Sept. 14, 1769 in Berlin, which at that time was part of the Kingdom of Prussia, which itself was part of the Holy Roman Empire. He was a...


Episode 2 | Turning CO2 into rocks

Climate change is perhaps the most pressing issue currently facing humanity. We are aware of the damage our unplanned and unsustainable use of fossil fuels has wreaked on every aspect of our lives. News articles are replete with new data on climate change impacts and the need to curtail carbon emissions. This is where the CarbFix project comes in. The revolutionary technology developed as part of this project demonstrates the ability to capture CO2 emissions and turn them into subsurface...


Episode 1 | Moon landing, Conspiracy theories and the Dark side

Welcome to the 360onhistory podcast presented by Altaf Khan and Saima Baig, basically just two friends chatting about science, history and nature, covering everything from the big bang to today. July 20, 2019 marks 50 years since the first time humanity stepped foot on the moon and on our first podcast we talk about the moon itself, what led to the moon landing, conspiracy theories and the dark side. We hope you enjoy the show and please do check out the blog www.360onhistory.com and follow...