8th November 2009

Last updated: 06 November 2009

The big freeze

Adam Walton hears how a team, led by an ocean scientist from Bangor, got on when they transported 23,000 litres of sea water from the North Sea to Hamburg, to freeze it in a special facility. They made some fascinating observations of how bacteria behave at low temperatures .

Top of the science pops

The Science Museum in London have been carrying out a poll to discover what visitors think is the number one scientific advance, from a list of ten landmark exhibits in its collection. Curator Tim Boon explains how the X-Ray machine came out on top.

Darwin and fossils

We preview this week's talk by Dr Richard Fortey "Darwin, Fossils and the shape of life". The talk is at Wallace lecture theatre at Cardiff University on Tuesday 10th November at 6pm.

Sir John Meurig Thomas

The University of Bangor has been marking its 125th anniversary with a series of lectures, concerts and public events. The Chemistry Department invited back one of their most distinguished and internationally renowned former staff members to meet the students and give a public lecture. Sir John Meurig Thomas spent ten years working in the Department at Bangor before becoming Head of Physical Chemistry at Cambridge and later Director of that most distinguished scientific body, the Royal Institution. He talks to Science Café reporter Jeremy Grange.


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