August 11, 2022

I, Science

The science magazine of Imperial College

What inspiration can we pull from nature? From medicinal plants to bio-mimicry, the options seem to be endless.

People have always been learning and benefiting from nature and the world around us. Joined in the studio by botanist Kenna Castleberry and featuring an interview with Imperial College researcher Dr. Kamalji Singh, this show explores how we as a species have a tendency to gain knowledge and insight from the natural environment. We look into how medicinal plants have influenced our health, what animals experiencing emotion is teaching us about what it means to be human, and how bird beaks, whale fins, and even termite mounds provide inspiration for more sustainable technology!

Dr. Singh
Dr. Singh from Imperial College London, photo credit: Priyanka Dasgupta

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A ginger-relative plant from the tropics. P.C. Kenna Castleberry at Kew Gardens

This week’s I, Science Radio show was hosted by Jacqui Wakefield, and produced by Ryna Lau. We are joined by guests Kenna Castleberry and Harry Jenkins. Guest interview by Priyanka Dasgupta and Dr. Kamalji Singh.