Naked Scientists Podcast -15th Jul 2012 - Should we blow up objects on a collision course with Earth? Or will they do less damage left intact? More importantly, is there a gene for hating marmite? And what makes copper such a good conductor? How would a caveman cope in modern society? What’s the secret to how balls spin in sport, and why does wrapping vaccines and antibiotics in silk make them last longer. Plus, why physics says Batman’s cape won’t work…
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Naked Scientists Podcast -17th Jun 2012 - Why does a head injury, or standing up too quickly, make us "see stars"? Are slug pellets painful? How do flies fly in an elevator? We take on your science questions this week, and find out why we should let food ferment, what makes batteries get hot and if the strings in string theory are real. Plus, a new drive to improve science education, new vistas for Voyager 1 and new veins from stem cells.
Fire a neutrino at a light year of lead and it’s got a 50-50 chance of coming out the other end without hitting anything. They may also travel faster than the speed of light.