May 31, 2020
Virology and evolutionary biologist Professor Eddie Holmes takes Dr Karl time travelling to visit a deadly virus. Many of today's treatments took thousands of years to develop. Smallpox proved to be a tough virus to manage but it also taught us how to fight back. From skin scratching to cows, the American Civil War,...
May 24, 2020
A-Prof Alice Motion explores the
chemistry and properties of the 29th element for Dr Karl.
This persistent contact killer is amazingly passive (nothing else
is needed). We've known of its benefits for thousands of years and
yet chrome, plastics and stainless steel prevail in our healthcare
May 17, 2020
Dr Simon Murphy explains to
Dr Karl the extraordinary behaviour of a star in the early stages
of life. Observed only recently, it widens our understanding
of new stars.
May 10, 2020
We can't see the Great Attractor
but we've measured its presence. We're falling into Virgo and Virgo
can't resist its force. Is Dark Energy involved? What is the "zone
of avoidance"? Professor Geraint Lewis helps Dr Karl with his
May 3, 2020
Dr Karl & Prof G. Lewis discuss
the gaps and guesses that string together our understanding of the
Cosmos. So what happens if we find a mistake in one of Einstein's
predictions ? It's one of the discussion points in Geraint Lewis'
latest book written with Luke Barnes.