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Shirtloads of Science

Jul 3, 2022

Forensic science explores physical evidence at a crime scene. So what does forensic psychology add? Can behavioural patterns be left at crime scenes? Associate Professor Paterson explains this new field to Dr Karl.

Jun 26, 2022

All our computers are obsolete - theoretically. On the horizon are superfast devices operating close to the speed of light at the extremity of the limits of physics. This is the world of Professor David Reilly. Dr Karl gets a glimpse of the Quantum PC. 

Jun 19, 2022

What keeps gamblers in the game?  How many wins? Not as many as you think. Sociologist Dr Tobias-Webb explains to Dr Karl why some imagine they are on a winning streak when they are not - and the technology exploiting these beliefs.  A journey through the risk and reward structures of the human mind.

Jun 12, 2022

Jupiter is a huge planet. It is more than twice as massive as all the others combined. So what stops it from catching fire and becoming a star ? Professor Lewis describes the physics of gassy giants.

Jun 5, 2022

There are many sleep myths.  Dr Karl clears up some with sleep researcher Professor Banks. So are there links between bad sleep and inflammatory disease?