Episode 5

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Bang Goes the Theory, Series 5 Episode 5 of 8

Duration: 30 minutes

Liz investigates an increasingly common and unwelcome guest - the bedbug. Meanwhile, Yan explains why statistics are not to be trusted, and Dallas goes stargazing in California.

  • Universe university

    Universe university

    Find out what's out there with this stellar line-up at The Open University:

    Professor Russell Stannard investigates what is beyond the observable universe, Mattia Negrello explains how he uses gravitational lensing to find dirty galaxies, and Dallas discusses SETI's search for ET with Frank Drake.

    The OU: Exploring our galaxy - and beyond
  • Bed Bug

    Bed Bug

    Would you believe this little critter is that same one that we've all mentioned or murmured at least once in our lives, as we've drifted off to sleep? Find out what makes the bed bugs bite - and what we can do to stop them (if anything).

  • When the bed bug bites

    When the bed bug bites

    Dr James Logan lent Bang a helping arm in the name of some biting science. This 6-day guide to a bed bug bite shows what to look out for. Good night, sleep tight...

  • Kitchen bugs

    Kitchen bugs

    Not strictly bugs, but back in the first series Liz cooked up some tasty looking and nutritious grub - scorpion and locust blinis, anyone?

    Liz serves up insects and scorpions
  • Silent treatment

    Silent treatment

    The Sound of Silence was the track used in Dallas and Dr Yan's bed bug web extra (Clips section, above). Here's how to make an angle grinder silent, in case you wondered.

    BBC Learning Zone: Jem silences an angle grinder with a vacuum

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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The Open University

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