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Apr 29, 2018

Dr. Karl gets a synaesthetic diagnosis for his night-time flashes. To fully understand he will need to learn new concepts like "Graphemes", "Prosody" and  "Multi-modal Cortices". 4% of humans are synaesthetic  according to recent surveys. Are you one too ? Listen in and take the test. Fridge Magnets and Children's TV...


Apr 22, 2018

Thieves are getting smarter so Home and Car thefts are decreasing. Now mobile phones are being targeted.  Crooks don't want your handset. There is something far more lucrative if they can get it - your authenticated digital identity. Dr Karl talks with a fraud detective about how this can happen, the telltale signs of...


Apr 15, 2018

Infrared Invisibility from Polar Bears, Secret Elephant Sounds and Tentacle Camouflage.


Apr 8, 2018

Before the Space Race there was a race to find and name new elements. Atom smashers and reactors were the tools to make new super-heavy metals - unknown on earth. Who leaked the announcement of two new radioactive elements on a Children's Quiz show ? Transfermium wars - What were they ? Who died getting Einsteinium ?...


Apr 1, 2018

Before the Space Race began there was a chemistry race - the hunt for new elements. The Russians may have organised the periodic table but it was the Americans that began filling in the blanks. These heavy elements could not be found in nature, you had to create them in cyclotrons and reactors. Chemistry World...