There might not be any faster than light neutrinos, but what can we learn from a failed experiment? Might Iran embracing science be a good thing? And what’s life like in the armed forces for a non-believer? We find out in this week’s show!
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Failed Experiments (2:26) by Drew Rae Nuclear Iran (8:41) by David Eastman AVN vs HCCC (12:23) by Andrew Gould In The Navy (17:35) by Blakeley Nixon (ft Commander John Craig) Skeptical Fairy Tales (30:50) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Stuart Taylor) Maglev Trains (40:50) by Tom Hodden Videogames as Art? (46:56) by Alex Fitch The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy and Brian Two
This week we tackle the biggest story out of the LHC Higgs announcement earlier in the week: Why did they use Comic Sans?! We speak to the font’s creator. We also speak to the man behind the BBC Micro, and science writer Marcus Chown about his new book which is based on an iPad app… and much more!
Higgs Update (2:26) by Kash Farooq (ft Jon Butterworth) Comic Sans (11:50) by James O’Malley (ft Vincent Connare) BBC Micro (19:05) by Salim Fadhley (ft Steve Furber) Anti-Vax Folk Fest (26:54) by Andrew Gould Solar System: From iPad to book (33:40) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Marcus Chown) Sesame Street Socialists (42:47) by Tom Hodden Festival of the Spoken Nerd (47:48) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Matt Parker, Helen Arney & Steve Mould) Science Cabaret (55:38) by Dean Burnett The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy & Brian Two
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Faster Than Light Neutrinos (1:53) by Kash Farooq (ft Ben Still) Lawrence Krauss Interview (12:18) by Liz Lutgendorff BCE-Gate (25:00) by Dave Cross Pope in Germany (30:41) by Sven Rudloff Spontaneous Human Combustion (39:03) by Sean Ellis Protesting (46:15) by Nick Boorer Reflective Learning (51:55) by Drew Rae Architecture (58:03) by Andrew Gould The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy and Brian Two
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