Series 1

Dara and his team of experts tackle some of the biggest ideas in science, with subjects including the brain, space, music and reproduction.

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6/6 Dara O Briain and his team of experts explore the science behind music.

Thu 31 Jan 2013 00:20 BBC Two

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  • Episode 6 guest experts

    Professor Trevor Cox and Dr Alex Lamont

    Dara is joined in the studio by acoustics expert Professor Trevor Cox and music psychologist Dr Alexandra Lamont.

  • Replay web chats with experts

    Professor Steve Jones

    Are we more genetically diverse than chimpanzees? Find out as five experts, including Professor Steve Jones, answer your science questions.

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  • Special guests talk silly science

    James May

    Comedians Marcus Brigstocke, Josh Widdicombe, Ed Byrne, Jessica Hynes and James May (pictured) share their thoughts on how science is presented in films and on television.

    Watch the video at BBC News

Why does a magnetised needle face north?


Mark demonstrates how to magnetise a needle in order to create your own working compass.

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