August 10, 2022

I, Science

The science magazine of Imperial College

From body farms, demon cores, and fairy circles, this episode gets spooky...just in time for Halloween!
Aye Aye
The famed Aye-Aye was considered a foreshadowing of death in Madagascar. Photo credit: Ralph Haupt

Halloween is just around the corner and this week we’re getting scary! We are joined in the studio by Kenna Castleberry, Billy Irving, and Torri Handsley to discuss spooky science. This show looks into the science of body farms and why there aren’t any in the UK. We also talk about if ghosts exist, would they follow the laws of physics? What is the demon core and why has it been a secret for such a long time? We look at what folklore and fear have done to influence our perceptions of plants and animals to make them seem scary to us.

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Saki Monkeys
Torri worked with the white-faced Saki Monkeys. Photo credit: Illya Bezdelev

This week’s show was produced by Ryna Lau and presented by Jacqui Wakefield. This show also features guest stars Kenna Castleberry, Billy Irving, and Torri Handsley. Banner photo from