This week we have Ben Sykes on the show to talk about the Bloodhound Project which aims to get a car to 1000 mph.
We discuss the use of herbal medicine observed in Orang Utans, how alcohol can irreversibly damage your genome, the importance of sleep, and how citizen scientists have identified new planets through Zooniverse.
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 [...]
Malcolm and Andrew were delighted to be joined by Dr Suzie Imber, a space scientist and winner of the wonderful BBC show Astronauts: Do you have what it takes? Andrew and Suzie chatted about the show and Suzie’s research as well as Elon Musk’s plans to colonise Mars.
With the discovery of graitational waves coming from two massive black holes hitting the news last week, Andrew [...]
Malcolm and Andrew are joined in the studio by Tim Gregory to discuss the wonderful BBC Two series Astronauts: Do you have what it takes which stars Tim.
As you can see from the picture, they had a wonderful time and you can listen to the resulting podcast here now. The podcast was recorded in the new BCFM studios and there was a small problem with the sound so we apologise for the slightly less than perfect audio but think you’ll agree that Tim is worth it.
Tim, Andrew and Malcolm...
There’s an alien moon outside our solar system, a moon with the possibility of alien life within our solar system and up to half the matter in our galaxy coming from supernova explosions in our galactic neighbours for Malcolm, Hannah and Andrew to explore in today’s episode of Love and Science.
The Huygens probe snapped the above images of Saturn’s Moon Titan.
Somehow, they also find time to discuss the hoped for return of crickets [...]
Malcolm is joined in the studio by Hannah Bestwick again to discuss the latest science news.
Andrew joins in briefly with Dr Sarah Tesh from the International Conference of Women in Physics to discuss the appointment of Jodie Whittaker to the role of Doctor Who
Malcolm and Hannah discuss the stunning new images of Jupiter’s Red Spot, Dippy being replaced by a Blue Whale at the Natural History Museum and the pivotal moment for Butte [...]
It’s an interview packed show this week as Andrew, freshly back from the wonderful Cheltenham Science Festival, is joined by Professor Alice Roberts, former NASA Chief Scientist Ellen Stofan, Philosopher, scientist and poet Professor Ray Tallis and Dr Lauren Gavaghan.
Up first is Prof Alice Roberts to answer our listener Lyra’s question “How do we grow?” Alice also discuess the stunning new discovery of “The first of our kind“. We also hear of the Professor’s forthcoming book and book tour ”