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Shirtloads of Science

Feb 23, 2020

The Hubble Space Telescope launched in 1990. It is named after the American astronomer who found our universe was expanding. Ninety years on, with much better kit, Hubble’s ideas still hold. The question is how fast are we inflating? This is the Hubble tension and Prof Geraint Lewis leads Dr Karl through the deep...


Feb 16, 2020

What is the science behind warning pregnant women to stay away from cat faeces ? It involves a parasite (called "Toxo" for short)  that migrates between humans and their cats. The risk to unborn children is real and world renowned expert, Professor Justine Smith, takes Dr Karl through the life cycle from Kitty Litter to...


Feb 9, 2020

Camille Reed reveals the startling environmental and human cost of  fast fashion. From fiber to landfill the damage is colossal. She tells Dr Karl where the money goes and who misses out. Circular Fashion is Camille's response to the crisis.  She has simple and practical ways to make a change for the better. 


Feb 2, 2020

A dietary study in Europe reveals a connection between processed foods (and drinks) and cancers. 8 years of research they tried to eliminate factors such as socioeconomic and diet preferences from the data but the link remains strong. What does it mean for you ? Doctor Karl and Professor Claire Collins discuss.