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.
April 24, 2017
Andrew is joined in the studio by Harriet Croome as they discuss bird poaching with Chris Packham, Karsten Becker tells us about his plans to send two rovers to the Moon in 2018, hitching a ride on one of Elon Musk's rockets and Grace Mullally joins us to tell us all about a brand new exhibition exploring CRISPR technology coming to Bristol this week.
Karsten Becker is head of electronics at PTScientists who are sending two rovers to the Apollo 17 landing site next year. This is what they look like.
Chris Packham was talking to Andrew at the March for Science in Bristol
The SynBioExpo exhibition runs Tuesday 25th April to Saturday 29th April. Open 10am – 6pm daily.
Admission is free. For more information visit their Facebook page or click on the image below.
Here is Alice Roberts on the "Hobbits" Homo floresiensis.
March 27, 2017
Guests galore as Andrew tries to fill the void left by Malcolm. Luke Jerram tells us about his stunning artwork Museum of the Moon, Emeline Bolmont tells us about the tidal effects on and of the Trappist 1 planets and Andrew is joined in the studio by Maddy Nichols and Steve Bullock to discuss all that and much more.
Dinosaurs are reclassified, the waters on Mars are Tsunamis in one report and not the cause of streaks in another.
This handy graphic from the BBC explains the Dinosaur reclassification we talk about.
March 6, 2017
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.
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