35 posts about Science on this blog
Friday 13 June 2014, 15:12
Radio 4’s latest Dangerous Visions season returns with Iain Glen as the Illustrated Man in a dramatisation of Ray Bradbury's iconic short story collection. Adapted by Brian Sibley.
Friday 4 October 2013, 16:54
Melvyn Bragg discusses this week's In Our Time on Exoplanets as well as his recent trip to Moscow.
Friday 21 June 2013, 15:34
Roger Bolton on changes in the schedule to radio science.
Friday 14 June 2013, 14:55
Mohit Bakaya, one of Radio 4's Commissioning Editors, discusses new programme Inside Science, which will replace Radio 4's Material World.
Thursday 6 June 2013, 17:28
Melvyn Bragg on this week's In Our Time on Einstein's theory of relativity.
Monday 22 October 2012, 10:31
My name is Shaun Keaveny, I am a music broadcaster, and a long-term sufferer of a sometimes debilitating condition. It is devastatingly virulent, indiscriminate, and can strike the patient down at any time, anywhere. It is the Earworm.
An earworm is a parasitic little fragment of music that burrows...
Friday 2 December 2011, 12:21
A bunch of attention seekers would be one way of describing the More or Less team.
With the Financial Times' Undercover Economist Tim Harford at the helm, we go...
Saturday 12 November 2011, 15:00
Looking for a new hobby? Try science.
One of the reasons that we launched our search for the BBC's Amateur Scientist of the Year is because science isn't really seen as a hobby.
Science is generally viewed as something that's done in a lab...
Thursday 3 November 2011, 12:25
Next week sees the start of a season of programmes about the brain on Radio 4. It covers 5000 years of understanding (and misunderstanding) of what the brain is and what it does from the ancient Egyptians to recent advances in neuroscience. It takes in the myths...
Tuesday 1 November 2011, 15:00
It sure was a trip back in time. Could it really have been 1995 when I had interviewed Steven Pinker about his work on the mistakes young children make in language - "taked" instead of "took", and "hidded" rather than "hid"? And now Pinker is probably one of the best known psychologists...
Monday 10 October 2011, 17:40
Editor's note: The Life Scientific is a new series where each week Jim Al-Khalili, Professor of Physics at Surrey University, asks a leading scientist about their life and work - PM.
It's exciting enough to be given my own radio series but to kick off with my guest on the very first...
Wednesday 28 September 2011, 13:30
Taking part in So You Want to Be a Scientist? last year was one of the most rewarding and enjoyable experiences of my life.
I learnt so much more than I had anticipated, not just about my chosen research subject - homing instinct in snails...
Wednesday 14 September 2011, 13:50
I was surprised but obviously delighted when, seven years ago, I was told that In Our Time was to become the first BBC programme to be podcast - but, to be honest, I didn't quite know what it meant at the time. It turned out to mean a very great deal. Thus strikes the law of unexpected consequences once...
Monday 13 June 2011, 11:36
I decided as a very young man in the late 1970s to someday adapt Ray Bradbury's stories into the audio format.
I was very influenced by the sound in the movies back then, and having grown up near Hollywood I met Ray Bradbury through...
Sunday 24 April 2011, 12:00
I've been reading your comments and feedback on the blog and elsewhere and wanted to respond to some of the points that people have made. I commented last week on the blog and Streetlight2 has identified some of the other things many of you are asking about so I've based my answers...
Friday 28 January 2011, 13:55
Editor's note - Feedback is back. And highlights of the first episode of the new series are a wide-ranging interview with Controller Gwyneth Williams and an encounter with Archers editor Vanessa Whitburn for two of her listeners - SB.
Hardly had Feedback gone off the air before Christmas then James...
Monday 24 January 2011, 06:55
I was promised freshly-brewed coffee and croissants at the end of their last run but when I went to Feedback to talk to R4 listeners - alas - I got a lovely welcome but just the usual BBC water... I did, however, get a chance to answer some listeners' questions and to put some of my early thoughts...
Monday 28 June 2010, 16:09
You'll forgive me a cheesy science pun if I tell that Radio 4's comedy science magazine show The Infinite Monkey Cage is acquiring an additional dimension this afternoon. In addition to listening to the programme live on Radio 4 from 1630 today you're invited to join a live chat about the programme and...
Friday 25 June 2010, 18:16
Monday's Infinite Monkey Cage is going to be a pretty big deal - recorded live in front of an audience of science and comedy fans at the Royal Society's See Further Festival this weekend. And here's the neat thing: during Monday's transmission of the programme (at 1630 on Radio 4) we're hosting a live...
Tuesday 22 June 2010, 09:20
The 2010 Reith Lectures are now at an end. Four lectures with a science theme by Astronomer Royal and President of the Royal Society Professor Martin Rees. And for each lecture we organised a live chat here on the Radio 4 blog. Across the four lectures...
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