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Orang Utan medicine, Bloodhound Super Sonic Car, and new planet discoveries

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.

Duration: 02:11:44

A bionic arm, frozen iguanas, the Cassini crash and growing lambs in bags.

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.

Duration: 00:39:26

Chewbacca, a poorly Polar Bear and a planet discovered by Artificial Intelligence

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

Duration: 00:43:23

Vaccinations save lives, Space Junk mission planned and Yetis still never existed

Hannah, Malcolm and Andrew gather to discuss this week’s pressing science stories.

Duration: 00:30:44

An alien asteroid, a message to Aliens and our thanks to spiders

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 [...]

Duration: 00:44:43

Head transplants, editing your own DNA and The Idiot Brain

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

Duration: 00:39:23

The Zombie Star, A Behemoth Planet and Prof James Hough OBE FRS

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.

Duration: 00:44:17

Nigel Lawson wrong about the climate again and a Monster New Planet

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.

Duration: 00:37:23

Record surge in CO2 and apossible visitor from another solar system

Malolm is joined by Robert Goddard and Jamini Thakrar for another delve through the science headlines.

Duration: 00:41:10

Lord Martin Rees, How Gold is Made and the Lightyear Foundation

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...

Duration: 00:41:25

The Nobel Prize for Physics 2017 and Pseudoscience in the Abortion Debate

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 [...]

Duration: 00:39:05

BBC Astronauts winner Dr Suzie Imber and Gravitational Waves

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 [...]

Duration: 00:48:36

Icebergs, Cosmic Rays and Vacuuming

Malcolm and Hannah discuss the week’s news as Andrew takes the day off to watch Star Trek.

Duration: 00:40:04

It’s the end of the world as we know it but we feel fine

Cassini, the end of the world, the science of genders, how do teeth grow and so much more in today’s Love and Science

Duration: 00:39:43

Astronauts’ Tim Gregory and the end of Cassini

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...

Duration: 00:43:49

We are a way for the Cosmos to know itself, Exomoons and crickets

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 [...]

Duration: 00:37:16

Expensive Moon Dust, Rusty Squid, Friendly Dogs and much more

Malcom and Hannah return for another show packed full of science news and science chat. We’ll pop some proper notes for this here, later. We just wanted to you to have this for your ears sooner.

Duration: 00:35:51

Butterflies, Doctor Who and Jupiter’s Red Spot

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 [...]

Duration: 00:40:41

LISA’s Gravitational Waves, Dame Evelyn Glennie and Hannah Peel

Dame Evelyn Glennie, Hannah Peel and Michael Perreur Lloyd join Andrew for this week’s Love and Science. Michael tells us about his work on LISA and

Duration: 00:34:17

Prof Alice Roberts, NASA Chief Scientist Ellen Stofan & Dr Lauren Gavaghan

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 ”

Duration: 00:46:59

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