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Raking America Great again, The Ghost Galaxy and Square Poos

11/19/2018
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Malcolm and Andrew discuss the latest science news in this week's Love and Science.

Duration:00:40:33

Is Oumuamua an alien spacecraft? How do we get there to find out?

11/12/2018
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Maddy Nichols joins Andrew in the studio and we hear from Prof Avi Loeb, the Harvard scientist making the news for suggesting that it's possible that Oumumua is an alien probe or light sail. We also hear from Andreas Heim, the man behind Project Lyra...the proposed mission to send a spacecraft to Oumuamua.

Duration:00:40:20

A computer to rival human brains, the future of the KG and making your own fireworks

11/8/2018
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Malcolm tells us that he used to make his own fireworks and Hannah Little is far more sensible but no less fun in this week's Love and Science.

Duration:00:41:46

The Science of Fear, Colliding Galaxies and Clever Crows

10/29/2018
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Malcolm and Andrew discuss the latest science news.

Duration:00:42:05

Smacking children, An Artificial Moon and BepiColombo

10/22/2018
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Jamini, Malcolm and Andrew discuss the wonderful BepiColombo mission to Mercury, whether you should smack your children (stupid question) and whether you should launch a massive mirror into space to reflect sunlight back to earth at night (also a stupid question).

Duration:00:42:39

A Goblin in Space, Weird Physics at the South Pole and Stephen Hawking's last work

10/16/2018
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Malcolm is joined by Robert Massey, Deputy CEO of the Royal Astronomical Society to discuss some of the most interesting space news we've heard for a while. We also hear from Andrew as he interviews Dr Derek Fox about his scientific study which strongly suggest that the particles appearing to come up from the Antarctic Ice must point to physics outside the standard model.

Duration:00:44:42

Ada Lovelace Day, Women in Physics and much more

10/8/2018
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Karen Drake of Bristol's Engine Shed joins Malcolm and Andrew before John Ford pops in.

Duration:00:39:25

Science Comedy and Science News

10/1/2018
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Andrew and Malcolm are joined by UWE's Hannah Little for this week's Love and Science.

Duration:00:46:28

The Lesser Sun, landing robots on an asteroid and poor old wasps

9/24/2018
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Malcolm and Andrew are joined by Tom Adams to discuss his new show The Lesser Sun, which he just happens to be making with our Andrew Glester. Tom even performs a song from the show all about the astronaut Michael Collins. All that plus the latest science news and chat.

Duration:00:46:32

Blue Dot Festival, Naming a Mars Rover and losing the Moon

7/24/2018
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John Ford steps in for Andrew as Malcolm and John discuss a whole host of science news stories. The only problem for John is that Andrew was tasked with turning the show into a podcast so John didn't get away with his scandalous remark about Andrew. In a first for the Love and Science podcast, we'll also hear content which wasn't in the original radio show including Andrew in conversation with Dr Lucy Quinn (of the Blue Planet 2 series and the British Antarctic Survey) and Dr Stephen...

Duration:00:56:43

Neutrinos off the shoulder of Orion, Hating your own voice and how to see Mars

7/16/2018
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Malcolm and Andrew delve through the latest science stories including discovering the real reason we hate the sound of our own voices and a new invention to combat motion sickness.

Duration:00:43:51

Boris resigns, The Marshmallow Test and Life on Moons and Mars?

7/9/2018
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It's an eventful week for the show as Boris Johnson resigns while we're live on air. We also manage to concentrate on the science news and it's a packed show in which we discover a whole lot including that neckties decrease blood flow to your brain by 7.5%. Bad news for David Cameron who once famously (and apparently stupidly) asked Jeremy Corbyn to do up his tie.

Duration:00:46:20

Clever Crows, the Interstellar Comet and CERN's redevelopment

7/9/2018
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Crows using vending machines, Oumuamua's mytery solved and Achintya Rao tells us about the latest developments at the LHC at CERN.

Duration:00:45:08

Koko the gorilla, an amazing short story, gene-edited pigs, and stopping slugs eating your plants.

6/27/2018
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This week we hear Esther Clifford read the short story she has written for the BBC's short story competition. Jamie Love talks about his experience with Koko the gorilla whilst he was making a documentary about her. Scienticts believed they have successfully edited the genes of pigs to make them immune to the most expensive disease they get. Scientists are blaming our "obsessively clean" lifestyles for the rise in hayfever! And finally, the Royal Horticultural Society are going to test out...

Duration:00:44:49

Talking to aliens, the festival of nature, cheltenham science festival and boosting your immune system to fight cancer

6/12/2018
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This week Malcolm and Hannah are joined by Jenny French and Philippa Gardom! We hear about the Cheltanham Science Festival, and the Festival of Nature, Jenny announces the WINNER of the photography competition she has run so listen out incase it's you! Doug Vakoch, of METI, talks about the nature of language, and whether we can use some universal laws to talk to aliens! We also hear about a woman who has beaten an extremely advanced form of cancer through an experiementla treatment which...

Duration:00:45:53

Remembering Alan Bean, the Festival of Nature puffins in decline, and searching for the Loch Ness monster.

6/4/2018
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This week Malcolm, Andrew and Hannah are joined by Rosie McCallum and Jenny French to discuss Bristol's Festival of Nature, this weekend. Find out what they've got on by checking out their website here. We remember the fouth man on the moon Alan Bean, and the excitement before his moon walk. We also hear about scientists on the hunt for Nessie in Loch Ness, how the dino ancestors of birds survived the K-T extinction, the recent reporting on puffin numbers in the Farne Islands, and to what...

Duration:00:44:40

Arachnophobia, memory transplants, and the first stars in the universe!

5/22/2018
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This week it's Malcolm and Hannah again without Andrew. We give the space news a crack ourselves to not leave you without. We hear from Charlie Carter about arachnophobia and we discuss the shocking impact humans are having on our so called protected areas, detecting the legacy of the first stars in our universe, whether or not they have managed to transplant, and whether clothes moths are on the rise!

Duration:00:40:53

The Man Who Saved the Planet, the Man (allegedly) ruining it and Creative Reactions

5/14/2018
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We hear from Professor Mario Molina, who won the Nobel Prize for demonstrating that CFCs were causing the hole in the ozone layer and he tells us which politician he thinks is being simply "irrational". We also hear about Donald Trump's administration calling an end to the funding for NASA to study greenhouse gas emissions... Elsewhere, Lyra gets her question put to Professor Alice Roberts, "How do we grow?" and Andrew visits Creative Reactions, an art exhibition taking place at Hamilton...

Duration:00:27:37

Toxic caterpillars, gorillas, and Martian rocks.

4/30/2018
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This week Malcolm and Hannah are sadly without Andrew, meaning a bit less space news. We discuss the infestation of toxic caterpillars in London, the top three things we need to address to help gorilla and chimp populations, and how Nasa and ESA intend to fire rocks from Mars back to Earth.

Duration:00:41:38

Where everything was before the big bang, asteroid mining, and the plastic eating enzyme.

4/24/2018
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*The issue is now fixed* This week Malcom, Andrew and Hannah discuss this week's science news. We learn about asteroid mining, the enzyme which can break down plastic, advancements in understanding motor neurone disease, and Lyra asks the big question of where everything was before the big bang. P.S. I don't really dislike cows, and I'm sorry I said that. My appologies to cows.

Duration:01:32:17