Malcolm and Andrew were joined by Jamini Thakrar and Alfie Wearn and conversations ranged from hypersonic travel around earth to dementia. We talked about the salty, icy lakes on Earth that might give us clues to life in the oceans of Jupiter’s moon Europa and Pint of Science, the festival that brings all the wonderful work being done by scientists in cities around the world to you, in the company of a pint.
This week we have a full house at BCFM!
Malcolm, Hannah, and Andrew are joined by Alfie Wearn, Romain Costil, Jamini Thakrar and Catherine Gilmore who discuss their involvement in the upcoming Pint of Science events around Bristol, and Maddy Nichols tells us a bit about what it was like working at the Paralympics fixing prosthetics.
This week, Malcolm and Hannah are joined by Rosie and Arran to discuss how much plastic is in bottled water, how we can hope to clear up all the space junk with a harpoon, and what lightning from volcanoes sounds like.
This week we hear back from Pavel Goldstein about his research into holding hands and how it can reduce pain, and from Peter Beck for a bit more information about his disco ball in space. We also talk about the “out of control” space station which is due to enter the earths atmosphere sometime soon, and how introducing a predator can help boost a squirrel population.
This week, Malcom, Hannah, and Andrew discuss how you can use radio waves to uncover secrets from the cosmic dawn, the 1.5 million penguin super-colony recently discovered, how diabetes has now been found to be at least five different diseases.
This week Andrew, Hannah, and Malcolm discuss an amateur astronomer who discovered a supernova as it was happening, new research into which anti-depressants appear to be the most effective, the art that Neanderthal man may have made, ketamine on the brain, and had you noticed that it’s getting a bit cold lately?
This week Hannah and Andrew discuss the cherry red Tesla which is was shot into space, and we hear from Nicky Young about the earthquake we felt on Saturday, and from Dr. Michaela Musilová about what she’s going to be up to for 8 months in an analogue of Mars.
If you’d like to hear more about the analogue of Mars you can find the rest of the interview here on The Cosmic Shed.
This week Hannah and Malcolm are joined by Julianna to discuss three person babies, who’s more likely to be bitten by a dog, how we can measure ice from space with lasers, and orcas who can talk like people.
In the first show of the new year, Hannah and Malcolm recap their favourite stories from last year.
We revisit the incubation premature lambs in fluid-filled bags and the crash of Cassini, have an interview with Seth Shostak about the search for extra terrestrial life, and hear news about the bomb cyclone’s effect on iguanas.
In the last show of 2017, Malcolm, Hannah and Andrew are joined by Juliana Cuccaro to discuss a whole host of science stories.
Alex Vail is a scientist come Cameraman who worked on the Blue Planet 2 series
We hear from the people behind the BBC’s stunning Blue Planet 2 series as well as the man inside the Wookie…Chewbacca.
Timon Singh, Joonas Suatamo (Chewbacca) and Andrew
Hannah, Malcolm and Andrew discuss a new Avatar therapy which is helping voice hearers and the neutrinos which actually do interact with our planet before we hear from Douglas Vakoch, an American search for extraterrestrial intelligence researcher, psychologist, and president of METI, a nonprofit research and educational organization devoted to transmitting intentional signals to extraterrestrial civilizations.
Doug tells us why he thinks we’re safe enough to be [...]
Malcolm, Hannah and Andrew dissect the latest science stories as controversial head transplants and gene editing hit the headlines.
Andrew tells us about his latest adventure bringing Andy Weir, author of the Martian to Bristol and we hear how having a dog is really good news if you live alone.
We also hear from Dr Dean Burnett, author of The Idiot Brain.
It wouldn’t be Love and Science without some astronomy though so Andrew tells us about the latest attempts to
Malcolm and Andrew discuss the star that wouldn’t die, a giant planet and hear from Prof James Hough OBE FRS.
Sheep that can recognise faces, Blue Planet 2, elastic bras and a whole host more crop up as John Ford pops in towards the end of the show.
Malcolm is joined by a host of guests for a packed show this week and we begin the show by discussing Nigel Lawson being wrong again.
We hear from Ian Jones of the LIGO collaboration on the new discovery of colliding Neutron Stars.
On today’s ‘Love and Science’ show - Andrew and Malcolm are joined by the Lightyear foundation - the charity that helps EVERY child get access to a good science education.
Robert Massey of the Royal Astronomical Society and the Lightyear Foundation, along with Katie Sparkes, CEO of the Lightyear Foundation with Malcolm and Andrew.
We hear from Astronomer Royal - Lord Rees. We find out where gold and silver come from (not locally apparently), why the lack of midges on your wind screen...
Andrew and Hannah were joined by Tushna Comissariat from Physics World to discuss the Nobel Prize for Physics 2017, given to LIGO for the discovery of Gravitational Waves.
Here is a photo of LIGO, taken by Tushna herself on her trip there, which can read all about here
Photo credit: Tushna Comissariat.
We also talk about the controversy surrounding the Nobel Prize and the pseudoscience in t [...]