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

October 9, 2017
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Andrew and Hannah were joined by Tushna Commissariat 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

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Photo credit: Tushna Commissariat.

We also talk about the controversy surrounding the Nobel Prize and the pseudoscience in the abortion debate.

Professor Ethan Siegel even pops in to explain why some stars appear to be older than the universe. Spoiler: They aren't.

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Prof Ethan Siegel doesn't look like the image you had in your head, does he? 

Credit for the illustration of gravitational waves above is Henze NASA.

BBC Astronauts winner Dr Suzie Imber and Gravitational Waves

October 2, 2017
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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.

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With the discovery of graitational waves coming from two massive black holes hitting the news last week, Andrew and Malcolm were very fortunate to be joined by Professor Gabriela Gonzalez of the LIGO facility to talk about the significance of the discovery.

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A fair few other science stories crop up before John Ford pops in to tell Malcolm and Andrew what they could have been talking about instead.

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Icebergs, Cosmic Rays and Vacuuming

September 27, 2017
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Malcolm and Hannah discuss the week's news as Andrew takes the day off to watch Star Trek.

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

September 18, 2017
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Andrew, Hannah and Maddy take the helm to discuss Cassini, the end of the world, the science of genders, how do teeth grow and so much more in today's Love and Science

You can get tickets for Science Show off, featuring Maddy, on the Grain Barge here

Astronauts’ Tim Gregory and the end of Cassini

September 11, 2017
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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.

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Tim, Andrew and Malcolm also discuss the awe of the wonderful Cassini mission and how dogs vote by sneezing...no really!

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

July 31, 2017
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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.

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

July 26, 2017
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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.

Butterflies, Doctor Who and Jupiter’s Red Spot

July 18, 2017
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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 SpotDippy being replaced by a Blue Whale at the Natural History Museum and the pivotal moment for Butterflies

 

Sick Jungle Beats and Could you be an Astronaut?

July 3, 2017
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Malcolm and Andrew are joined in the studio by Hannah Bestwick to discuss a whole host of topics including a strange coincidence in the mass and alignment of exoplanets lurking in the Kepler data, birds making their own drumsticks to beat jungle beats and the chance for 10,000 citizens to go into space.

Sophie Pavelle joins live on the phone as she celebrates completing her 300 mile trek around the Cornish Coast for Sophie's Wild Cornwall.

Alice Whale also joins the show on the phone to tell us all about Tech Spark Uk and the SPARKies awards

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

June 26, 2017
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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 LISA Pathfinder as ESA give LISA the green light to hunt for gravitational waves in space.

Dame Evelyn Glennie tells us about what science means to her as she tours her new show Sounds of Science.

Hannah Peel joins Andrew for a chat about her work as a musicians inspired by science.

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Sophie Pavelle give us an update on her travels round the coats of Cornwall and John Ford pops in to wish a couple of very important things a very happy birthday.