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Scientific principles, theory, and the role of key figures in the advancement of science.
Melvyn Bragg discusses the planet Mars, a source of endless fascination in human history
Melvyn Bragg discusses the Greek mathematician Archimedes and his famous cry of “eureka!”
Melvyn Bragg discusses the Anglo-Austrian philosopher Karl Popper.
Melvyn Bragg discusses the history of the science of optics
Melvyn Bragg discusses the history of microbiology, the study of microscopic life.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the history of anaesthetics.
Melvyn Bragg discusses the idea of symmetry in art and nature.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the physics of Gravitational Waves.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Renaissance Astrology.
Melvyn Bragg discusses Antimatter in particle physics and cosmology.
Melvyn Bragg discusses the discovery of Oxygen by Joseph Priestley and Antoine Lavoisier.
Melvyn Bragg discusses the mathematical and cultural mysteries of the Fibonacci Sequence.
Melvyn Bragg discusses mutation in genetics and evolution.
Melvyn Bragg discusses the four humours in medical history.
Melvyn Bragg examines plate tectonics, a theory that transformed our idea of the earth.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Ada Lovelace - the Victorian ‘enchantress of numbers’.
The history of cultural, medical, artistic and philosophical ideas about the human brain.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the strange mathematics of probability.
Melvyn Bragg examines the destructive career of the Soviet geneticist Trofim Lysenko.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the mathematician Kurt Godel and his work.
Melvyn Bragg examines neuroscience, the relationship between the mind and the brain.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the history of scientific ideas about Heat.
Darwin's early life in Shropshire and his three years at Cambridge.
How Darwin's work during the Beagle expedition influenced his theories.
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