On the radio this week, the Good and Bad of Documentaries. Why should we watch them? Should they be educational? How accurate can they be?
On this week’s show: Disruption of technology, science communication, and society.
On this weeks show: teenage drinking rates going down; mummy and daddy mice; frequency phobia; and massive magnetic fields.
Our first live radio show of the year was great fun talking about zombie ants, lying, bees, and the Nobel and Ig Nobel prizes. Join us for some lighthearted conversations about science.
Listen to this month’s I, Science podcast to find out what space law is, what we might say to an alien, and when exotic dancers can expect the most tips.
Spot the three hidden science-related sounds in this audial cityscape
The Big Story brings Radio 4’s Natural Histories series to life on stage, re-imagining the popular BBC programme live in the Museum’s iconic Hintze Hall. Natural Histories has explored 25 different species and specimens across as many episodes, investigating the profound impact nature has had on Earth’s history. Join the Natural History Museum and their special guests – […]
With more than one million items, some of which date back to the fifteenth century, the Museum’s Earth Sciences Library is considered one of the world’s greatest natural history collections. This tour will bring the BBC Radio 4 series Natural Histories to life, with library experts explaining how art and science have transformed our understanding […]
Artist Susan Schuppli leads a walk in Tate Modern’s surrounding area reflecting on the materiality of sunsets and the politics of light. Why is the sun now setting further west in the arctic regions? How do atmospheric pollutants supercharge the colours of our sunsets? When the sun goes down our AM radio reception fade and […]
What makes a good science communicator? In this Q&A, Gareth Mitchell talks about science communication and his work with radio, Imperial College, and the BBC.
It’s IVF, Jim, but…. Mary Hagedorn is preserving coral biodiversity with giant condoms
Lizzie Norris explains new how data can be encoded in heat, and why that’s useful
Eighty minutes of Ben Goldacre on a special edition Therapeutics Education Collaboration podcast, and the missed opportunity of R.Science …
On World Radio Day we should remember that the airwaves remain a vital communication medium for the developing world.
This is part of a series of reviews of the sessions held by the Science Communication Group on 13th September, in celebration of 21 years of the Science Communication MSc at Imperial College. We will be putting up reviews of each session over the next couple of weeks. If you went to the celebrations and […]
This is the first in a series of reviews of the sessions held by the Science Communication Group on 13th September, in celebration of 21 years of the Science Communication MSc at Imperial College. We will be putting up reviews of each session over the next couple of weeks. If you went to the celebrations […]
Moon Bouncing Taken in 2008, this pair of telecommunications masts in downtown Atlanta, USA carry a mix of phone, TV and radio relay dishes. Telecommunication towers have been around since the early 1900s. It was Nikola Tesla, in the 1890s, who first proposed that radio waves might be used for the communication of information. The […]
5:30pm on Sunday 11th December Metric, Imperial College Union (free entry) IC Radio brings everybody’s favourite panel game to Imperial College campus. “Six articulate, erudite, cultured and charming academics who couldn’t be booked in time will be replaced by a panel of young scientists – Matthew Allinson, Gilead Amit, Nigel Fullerton, Kadhim Shubber, Tom Whyntie […]
Gideon Mantell (1790–1852) Mantell was a full-time medical doctor, but made some incredible contributions to palaeontology in his spare time. He was the first to correctly identify dinosaur fossils as giant reptiles and to describe Iguanodon, but was constantly fielding criticism from his rival, the founder of the Natural History Museum, Richard Owen. Eminent French […]
Adrian Giordani and Ben Kolb – April 2010 After a little harassment on Twitter, Ben Goldacre, the practising doctor, Guardian columnist, author and ‘nerd cheerleader’ took some time out to chat on the phone to the Adrian Giordani, Editor of I, Science and Ben Kolb about journalism, science communication and what’s next for Bad Science. […]