Episode 2

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Bang Goes the Theory, Series 5 Episode 2 of 8

Duration: 30 minutes

In the second episode of the science series, Liz hits the beach with the RNLI to experience the power of rip currents; Dr Yan attempts to demonstrate evolution by drawing a couple of lines; and Jem is back in the workshop, turning everyday scrap into gold.

  • Ripping Yarns

    Ripping Yarns

    Liz and Professor Gerd Masselink discuss the data from drifters - floating GPS units - which are helping his team to understand where and when rip currents form.

  • Green stuff

    Green stuff

    No, Jem hasn't invented purest green - it's what happens when you drop copper coins into concentrated nitric acid. But how about a nugget of gold?

    Watch what happens to gold in nitric acid
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    See what happens when the Bang Goes the Theory team take their live show on the road.

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  • Family matters

    Family matters

    In the last series, Dr Yan met up with Richard Dawkins - his old tutor - to discuss how lineages of different genes can reveal surprisingly different histories.

    Dr Yan and Richard Dawkins discuss genetic ancestry
  • Lines of descent

    Lines of descent

    When Dr Yan saw artist Clement Valla's A Sequence of Lines project he knew it'd be a great way to demonstrate evolution for an item in Episode 2.

    Clement Valla: A Sequence of Lines project

Credits

Presenter
Liz Bonnin
Presenter
Liz Bonnin
Presenter
Dallas Campbell
Presenter
Dallas Campbell
Presenter
Jem Stansfield
Presenter
Jem Stansfield
Series Producer
Paul King
Series Producer
Paul King

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