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Explorations in the world of science.

26:57 | Aug 28th, 2017

Silicon is literally everywhere in both the natural and built environment, from the dominance of silicate rocks in the earth crust, to ubiquitous sand in building materials and as the basis for glass....Show More

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on the cosmic ubiquity of silicon, from building materials to electronics and perhaps.... alien life forms????

26:59 | May 8th, 2017

Synthetic biology, coming to a street near you. Engineers and biologists who hack the information circuits of living cells are already getting products to the market. Roland Pease meets the experts wh...Show More
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27:06 | Feb 24th

Naomi Alderman tells the science story of Sophia Jex-Blake, who led a group known as the Edinburgh Seven in their bid to become the first women to graduate as doctors from a British university. Her c...Show More

27:33 | Feb 17th

Mary Somerville was a self-taught genius who wrote best-selling books translating, explaining and drawing together different scientific fields and who was named the nineteenth century's "queen of scie...Show More

27:30 | Feb 10th

Lesley Curwen reports on the magical aura that has been drawing so many people around the world to pay for “regenerative” therapies which harness the healing power of stem cells. In this programme, sh...Show More
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