Higgs Higgs Hooray! This week we celebrate the discovery of the Higgs Boson, speak to human cyborg Kevin Warwick, and find out how to get more girls into the games industry – and also why bubbles are so awesome!
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Higgs Update (2:00) by Kash Farooq (ft Jon Butterworth) Human Cyborg (10:06) by James O’Malley (ft Kevin Warwick) Greg Palast Response (20:41) by Drew Rae Lords Reform Update (27:34) by Cory Hazlehurst Girl Gamers (36:02) by Kate Russell Bubbles! (49:28) by James O’Malley (ft Gianluca Memoli) 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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Nadine Dorries & “Extreme Humanists” (1:42) by Dave Cross New Humanist Respond (7:12) by James O’Malley (ft Paul Sims) Anonymous (13:42) by Drew Rae Church Tax Dodgers (20:27) by Salim Fadhley (ft Annie Laurie Gaylor) SRE And Anti-Choice (28:23) by Laura Hurley & Lisa Hallgarten Pi Digits (37:21) by Peter Rowlett LHC Update (42:57) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Jon Butterworth at UCL, as part of the London Science Festival) Conway Memorial Lecture (49:15) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Philip Schofield) Breast Cancer Marketing (57:30) by Paul Day