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Your weekly dose of weird science. Join Xfm presenter and science enthusiast Lliana Bird & neuroscientist Dr Jack Lewis as they take an irreverent look at the strangest and funniest stories that week from the weird and wonderful world of science. Stuff like invisibility cloaks inspired by squids, real life vulcan telepathy, the science of sex, drugs & rock n roll and peanut butter made diamond rings. Geek Chic's Weird Science aims to inform yet entertain as science meets pop-culture in a new and refreshing way.

Your weekly dose of weird science. Join Xfm presenter and science enthusiast Lliana Bird & neuroscientist Dr Jack Lewis as they take an irreverent look at the strangest and funniest stories that week from the weird and wonderful world of science. Stuff like invisibility cloaks inspired by squids, real life vulcan telepathy, the science of sex, drugs & rock n roll and peanut butter made diamond rings. Geek Chic's Weird Science aims to inform yet entertain as science meets pop-culture in a new and refreshing way.
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Your weekly dose of weird science. Join Xfm presenter and science enthusiast Lliana Bird & neuroscientist Dr Jack Lewis as they take an irreverent look at the strangest and funniest stories that week from the weird and wonderful world of science. Stuff like invisibility cloaks inspired by squids, real life vulcan telepathy, the science of sex, drugs & rock n roll and peanut butter made diamond rings. Geek Chic's Weird Science aims to inform yet entertain as science meets pop-culture in a new and refreshing way.

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Episodes

#91 - Platypus milk, Titan’s crystals, how to relive your dreams and RIP Stephen Hawking

3/20/2018
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Geek Chic’s last episode before going on maternity leave explores the powers of platypus milk, discusses whether Titans crystal could spell alien life, reveals how to relive your dreams whilst awake and bids farewell to the legendary Professor Stephen Hawking. We’ll be back in around 6 weeks, in the meantime please do enjoy our archive of past episodes. @GCWeirdScience #GeekChicWeirdScience

Duration:00:29:28

#90 - Booze Or Weed? which is worse for the brain? Black Mirror, We're the Monkees

3/7/2018
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Episode 90 - A special announcement from the team plus - Booze Or Weed? which is worse for the brain? Black Mirror, We're the Monkees @GCWeirdScience #GeekChicWeirdScience

Duration:00:31:25

#89 - Cheddar Man, Transgender Breastfeed And Ants tending to the wounded

2/18/2018
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This week the team look at Cheddar Man, Transgender Breastfeed And Ants tending to the wounded. @GCWeirdScience #GeekChicWeirdScience

Duration:00:35:26

#88 - Talking killer whales, reef disease, monkey clone and are friends on the same wave length?

2/5/2018
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Happy belated new year!!! the first episode of 2018 looks at Talking killer whales, reef disease, monkey clone and are friends on the same wave length? @GCWeirdScience #GeekChicWeirdScience

Duration:00:38:05

#87 - 2017 A Year In Review

12/26/2017
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The Geek Chic team take a look back at some of their favourite stories of 2017! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all the Geek Chic team! Thank you for all your support. See You In 2018! @GCWeirdScience #GeekChicWeirdScience

Duration:00:45:45

#86 - Pepsi Lobsters, Bonafide Man-Flu and Injecting Instructions into brains

12/18/2017
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This week the team look at Pepsi Lobsters, Bonafide Man-Flu and Injecting Instructions into brains @GCWeirdScience #GeekChicWeirdScience

Duration:00:28:33

#85 - Costa Rica's renewable energy, can virtual reality help schizophrenia?, how different booze affect our emotions and the joys of coffee!

11/27/2017
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The team look at the weird and wonderful news from the world of science. This week looks at Costa Rica's renewable energy, can virtual reality help schizophrenia?, how different booze affect our emotions and the joys of coffee! @GCWeirdScience #GeekChicWeirdScience

Duration:00:37:54

#84 - The brand new orangutan, asteroids curing cancer and how your brain changes in space

11/15/2017
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This week the team look at The brand new orangutan, asteroids curing cancer and how your brain changes in space @GCWeirdScience #GeekChicWeirdScience

Duration:00:35:48

#83 Halloween Special: The Science Of Vampires

10/29/2017
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Noel Fielding, Carla Valentine & Prof Of Goth join us for a live Halloween Special: The Science Of Vampires @GCWeirdScience #GeekChicWeirdScience

Duration:00:58:59

#82 - Growing drugs in chicken eggs, policing pollution from the skies, and why you're less likely to die if your surgeon is female.

10/16/2017
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this week the team discuss Growing drugs in chicken eggs, policing pollution from the skies, and why you're less likely to die if your surgeon is female. @GCWeirdScience #GeekChicWeirdScience

Duration:00:40:36

#81 - Music for psychopaths, Moon living, two-faced cats and continents under the sea

10/2/2017
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This week the team look at Music for psychopaths, Moon living, two-faced cats and continents under the sea. @GCWeirdScience #GeekChicWeirdScience

Duration:00:38:10

Episode 80: How Social Media Might Be Changing Our Brains Part 2

9/18/2017
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The concluding part of how social media might be changing our brains featuring Special Guest Ellen Helsper. @GCWeirdScience #GeekChicWeirdScience

Duration:00:32:25

Episode 79: How Social Media Might Be Changing Our Brains Part 1

9/5/2017
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In the first of a two part episode, the team are joined by Special Guest Ellen Helsper to look into how social media might be changing our brains. @GCWeirdScience #GeekChicWeirdScience

Duration:00:27:07

Episode 78: The Science Of Game Of Thrones

8/21/2017
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In this very special episode, the team are joined by Helen Keen as they look into the science of one of the biggest TV shows in the world, Game Of Thrones @GCWeirdScience #GeekChicWeirdScience

Duration:00:39:40

Episode 77: Live from WOMAD

8/7/2017
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This special live episode is from WOMAD 2017, the team are joined by special guests and look into the stories of the latest breakthroughs on SETI's search for E.T., 20 million mosquitos released by Google, the Bermuda Triangle, and Tiny Swimming Robots! @GCWeirdScience #GeekChicWeirdScience #GEEKCHICLIVE

Duration:00:41:09

Episode 76: Ravens making future plans, why neurotic people may live longer, can baby poop tell you how smart your baby is, and falling sperm counts

7/31/2017
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Back into the studio for the team as they look at ravens making future plans, why neurotic people may live longer, can baby poop tell you how smart your baby is, and falling sperm counts @GCWeirdScience #GeekChicWeirdScience

Duration:00:34:38

Episode 75: Live At Latitude Festival 2017

7/24/2017
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Robin Ince & Helen Keen join the team live at Latitude Festival to talk altruistic chimps, cannibalistic caterpillars and why chocolate is good for your brain. @GCWeirdScience #GeekChicWeirdScience @GeekChicLIVE

Duration:00:50:40

Episode 74: Reverse Zombies, Birds Waging Chemical Warfare On Insects & The Return Of Boaty McBoatface

7/3/2017
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This week the team are back to look at Reverse Zombies, Birds Waging Chemical Warfare On Insects & The Return Of Boaty McBoatface @GCWeirdScience #GeekChicWeirdScience

Duration:00:38:20

Episode 73: LIVE at the Cheltenham Science Festival

6/19/2017
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Geek Chic LIVE at the Cheltenham Science Festival with special guests Greg Foot & Caspar Addyman joining Lliana Bird & Dr Jack to talk ravens holding grudges, A.I death clocks and the taste of water.... @GCWeirdScience #GeekChicWeirdScience #GeekChicLive

Duration:01:02:49

Episode 72: Voles in love, brains eating themselves and gay vultures

6/9/2017
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This week the team look at Voles in love, brains eating themselves and gay vultures @GCWeirdScience #GeekChicWeirdScience

Duration:00:35:15

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