Hannah, Malcolm and Andrew gather to discuss this week's pressing science stories.
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 calling out to potential alien civilisations and discusses the message METI have just sent out to a nearby solar system.
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 contact alien life.
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.
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.
Malolm is joined by Robert Goddard and Jamini Thakrar for another delve through the science headlines.
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.
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 is a bad thing and why wolves get a bad rap.
All this and more on today's 'Love and Science',
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
Photo credit: Tushna Commissariat.
Professor Ethan Siegel even pops in to explain why some stars appear to be older than the universe. Spoiler: They aren't.
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.
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 and Malcolm were very fortunate to be joined by Professor Gabriela Gonzalez of the LIGO facility to talk about the significance of the discovery.
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.