Hypersonic travel, dementia, and a man who almost died eating a chili pepper

April 16, 2018

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.

Pint of Science, Space Lightning and the Paralympics

April 10, 2018

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. 


A volcano sliding into the sea, driverless cars, and an update on ’Oumuamua

March 27, 2018

Malcolm and Andrew are joined again by Arran and Rosie again to discuss this week's science news.

Space junk, plastic in your water, and volcanic lightning.

March 26, 2018

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. 

Holding hands, a space station falling to earth, and pine martens

March 12, 2018

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. 

Penguin super colony, insight into the cosmic dawn, and the five new categories of diabetes.

March 6, 2018

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. 

Neanderthal art, ketamine, and supernovas

February 27, 2018

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?

The earthquake, 8 months of Mars, and a cherry red Tesla

February 20, 2018

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.

Putting plants to sleep, the loneliest frog, and the Cheddar Man

February 18, 2018

This week Malcolm, Juliana, and Hannah discuss the Cheddar man, how you can put plants to sleep with anaesthetic, the asteroid which is going to fly by, and Romeo the frog who cant find a mate. 

Three parent babies, Nigel the lonely gannet, and when dogs bite

February 7, 2018

This week Hannah and Malcolm are joined by Juliana 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.