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Shirtloads of Science

Oct 25, 2020

...and the 2020 Nobel Prize in Physics goes to  - Black Hole Research - split three ways. 50% to Roger Penrose and his "robust prediction of  Einstein's general theory of relativity".  Andrea Ghez and Reinhard Genzel shared the rest for finding "a supermassive compact object at the centre of our galaxy". Dr Karl probes...

Oct 18, 2020

Is this real or a Simulation ? How much science and how much fiction is there in movies like the Matrix, Fantasia, Total Recall  or Dark Star? Is this a rehearsal ? How might we tell ? Dr Karl does a 2020 reality check with Professor Geraint Lewis.

Oct 11, 2020

Which stars shine brightest ? Professor Geraint Lewis tells Dr Karl about the ultra-shiny heavenly objects he has found.

Oct 4, 2020

Sixty years ago Venus was our twin - tropical but possibly Earth-like.  NASA's 1962  Mariner 2 mission blew that up . It showed Venus unfit for life - too hot with hostile chemistry. Glimmers of hope have recently appeared. Doctors Jess and Karl discuss life on Venus. With sharper instruments and more knowlege of Life -...