July 31, 2017
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 and the darkening of Greenland.
Finally, John Ford pops in to give us some interesting titbits that happened on this day in science history.
That's our last show for the summer. See you in September.
July 26, 2017
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.
June 12, 2017
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 "Tamed".
Alice is followed swiftly by Ellen Stofan who tells us about her favourite mission (Cassini) and just what it takes to be Chief Scientist at NASA. If you're looking for Andrew from now on, he'll mostly be looking at NASA's NIAC pages.
Ellen Stofan's work has laid the way for humans to walk on Mars. On this show, Ellen is followed by Professor Raymond Tallis who shares his concerns about the way politicians misuse science
Ray Tallis also mentions Jeremy Hunt's plans for the NHS and is followed on the show by NHS constultant Dr Lauren Gavaghan.
Lauren tells us why she is fighting for the NHS.
June 5, 2017
Malcolm is joined by Ben Sykes to talk all about the Bloodhound SSC project.
Here's a film Ben made with several other students from the MSc in Science Communication at UWE all about the project.
In the film (and the screenshot above) you may well recognise Tay from the previous episode of Love and Science.
Malcolm also begins to express his dismay at Donald Trump's decision to pull out of the Paris Climate agreement.
May 15, 2017
Malcolm and Andrew were delighted to be joined in the studio by Ailsa Nailsmith, a phd student researching Volcanoes and the risks associcated with them.
Ailsa told us all about her volcano Volcán de Fuego, Guatemala and vulcanism more widely and had us both enthralled.
Malcolm told us all about his recent trip to Bulgaria where he gave a talk all about the intersection between Religion and Science.
Andrew nearly falls off his chair with excitement several times as he tries to pick his highlights from the first findings of the Juno mission.
Jupiter's pole as photographed by NASA's wonderful Juno mission
John Ford pops in at the end for an on this day and tells us this is one of our best ever shows. We hope you agree.