How Mars lost its atmosphere, The Nature Report and Michael Gillon

March 6, 2017
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Michael Gillon is the lead scientist on the Trappist project which found the seven exoplanets orbiting the star Trappist 1, just 40 light years from Earth and we are thrilled to say that he joined us for this episode of Love and Science. He tells us just how they found those planets and what we might see in the sky if we were to be standing on the surface of one of them. Quite simply amazing. You can hear the full interview over on Andrew's other podcast The Cosmic Shed.

An update from MAVEN, NASA's Mars probe tells us how Mars lost its atmosphere and we hear from Sarah Moore of the Avon Wildlife Trust on the reasons for the delay in the government's Nature report and we also hear about how elephants sleep and Andrew wonders how they can remember so well without enough REM sleep.

Love and Science is a radio show on BCFM. Malcolm Love and Andrew Glester present an hour of fascinating facts, interviews and reviews from the world of science.

The podcast does not include any of the music from the original radio show. To hear that you need to tune in on Monday afternoons to BCFM on 93.2FM in Bristol or online here.

Trappist 1, Bees playing golf, Zealandia and Cucumber

February 28, 2017
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NASA announced the discovery of a treasure trove of planets and, in this show, Malcolm and Andrew try to contain their excitement as they discuss this amazing discovery. 

The (relatively) newly discovered continent of Zealandia makes us ponder just what else is lurking in our oceans and we hear about the never endingly wonderful world of animals with birds feeling a sense of justice and bees playing golf.

Katy Parrott, Steve Wright, Natural History and Drones

February 20, 2017
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Natural History filmmaker and star of BBC Two's Special Forces - Ultimate Hell Week, Katy Parrott joins Malcolm and Andrew to chat about natural history film making and what on earth possessed her to sign up for Ultimate Hell.

Dr Steve Wright is the second guest of the show and he joins in for a fascinating chat about drones, both racing and autonomous.

Besides all that, the de-extinction of mammoths edges closer, Space X have another successful launch and much more.

 

Stranded Whales saving themselves, Robotic Bees and Dr Gabrielle Hogan-Brun

February 16, 2017
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Malcolm consoles himself with the lack of Andrew in the studio by delving deep into the science news and the science behind the headlines.

Black Mirror and the link with bees, whales saving themselves and much more in this episode of Love and Science. 

Malcolm is also joined on the phone by Dr Gabirelle Hogan-Brun to discuss her new book "Linguanomics. What is the Market Potential of Multilingualism?"

All that plus understanding how our planet formed and the fate of a star being sucked into a black hole.

Professor Richard Pancost, Bee Immigration Policy and Visiting Alpha Centauri

February 6, 2017
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Malcolm and Andrew were delighted to be joined in the studio by Professor Rich Pancost, Director of the Cabot Institute.

Richard told us all about the work he and the Cabot Institute do and joined us to discuss the immigration policy of bees, sending tiny space craft to (and stopping them at) at Alpha Centauri and what Trump and Brexit might mean for science.

A whole lot more came up in conversation in this episode of Love and Science.

16463022_1200757540031928_8627133673134299530_o.jpgLeft to right: Malcolm, Professor Richard Pancost and Andrew

You can hear more of the good professor as he discusses Planet Earth 2 and the science thereof on Andrew's other podcast The Cosmic Shed.

Rogue NASA, Rachel Ignotofsky and Exoplanet Atmospheres

January 30, 2017
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Andrew was joined in the studio by Maddy Nichols, a nanoscientist from the University of Bristol for a look behind the science headlines.

Andrew mentions this stunning video of planets orbiting an alien star...from NASA, obviously as Andrew and Maddy discuss looking for atmospheres on exoplanets.

Maddy tells us how the world of science is feeling where she is right now with the way Donald Trump and Brexit are affecting things.

We also hear from New York Times Bestseller Rachel Ignotofsky on her book Women in Science and a whole lot more

Malcolm Love was not in the studio for this show but will be back next week.

Scientists march against Trump, Cloning Dinosaurs and Cosmic Rays in your pint glass

January 25, 2017
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Malcolm finds himself discussing the impact of Donald Trump on the world of Science and the science of whether we should eat toast. Beth Shapiro talks to Andrew about the possibility of cloning dinosaurs and Antony Poveda finds out how to see cosmic rays from the other side of the universe appearing in your pint glass. All that and a fair bit more in this episode of the Love and Science podcast.

More of the Beth Shapiro interview is available along with more on Cosmic Rays in the Jurassic World episode of Andrew's other podcast The Cosmic Shed.

Beth Shapiro

Love and Science is a radio show on BCFM. Malcolm Love and Andrew Glester present an hour of fascinating facts, interviews and reviews from the world of science.

The podcast does not include any of the music from the original radio show. To hear that you need to tune in on Monday afternoons to BCFM on 93.2FM in Bristol or online here.

What will 2017 mean for Science? 14.1.17

January 23, 2017
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This is the very first podcast version of Love and Science. 

Love and Science is a radio show on BCFM. Malcolm Love and Andrew Glester present an hour of fascinating facts, interviews and reviews from the world of science.

In this, the first episode of 2017, Malcolm and Andrew look forward to what looks like a promising year of science, including the end of the Cassini mission which has provided us with some amazing science and stunning images of Saturn like this.

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The podcast does not include any of the music from the original radio show. To hear that you need to tune in on Monday afternoons to BCFM on 93.2FM in Bristol or online here.