Eat Your Heart Out

A Bloody Mary: what more could you want one cold November afternoon? They’re deliciously equipped with tomato juice, a splash of Tabasco and vodka; but at St Bartholomew’s Pathology Museum there was a twist on the traditional mix. Bacon was delicately floated in the beverage to create the suitably named cocktail, Charred Remains. And that […]

The Badger Cull

The UK government has caused controversy in the farming, science and public communities by announcing that the proposed cull of badgers in the UK will be postponed until the summer of 2013. Badger numbers are estimated at between 250 – 300,000 and in 2011 alone 34,000 British cattle were killed due to the spread of […]

Podcast: Scientists in Parliament

Julian Huppert MP Decisions about science that affect our lives are being made by people with little knowledge of those areas. Should we be worried? Debacles such as Tony Blair’s handling of the MMR vaccine scandal in the early Noughties show what can go wrong when science is poorly handled by politicians. Ten years on, […]

Podcast: Ghosts Beneath Our Feet

Sacha Thorpe speaks to metal-detecting enthusiasts and archaeologists, people hoping to understand the ghosts behind the ancient objects dug up from beneath our feet. How do we interpret these long-lost possessions, how do we reveal the secrets of those who made them? Podcast by Sacha Thorpe. Image: johnm2205

Podcast: Cinema in a Digital Age

In the same month as The Artist – a widely-acclaimed tribute to old cinema – took the Oscars by storm, Europe’s biggest cinema chain, Odeon Cinemas, announced it had cut a third of its projectionist jobs. Digital technology’s latest victim is the 35mm film projector, and it has left hundreds of projectionists, who have dedicated […]