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Black Hole Jacuzzis

Astro-physicist Dr Jen Gupta and comedian Alice Fraser travel the parallel worlds of science and sci-fi.

Astro-physicist Jen Gupta and comedian Alice Fraser travel the parallel worlds of science and sci-fi.

Starting with the latest books and films, they discover real life science that sounds too strange to be true - from babies grown in bags, via black hole Jacuzzis, to flowers that behave like our ears.

In this episode they dive into the science behind Claire Denis’s film High Life, which is about a group of criminals travelling towards a black hole. They explore the mysteries of the void, a strange scientific theory called The Penrose Process and try to find out if one day black holes might provide us with limitless resources of energy.

Produced by Joe Sykes
Executive Producer: Peggy Sutton
A Somethin’ Else production for BBC Radio 4

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28 minutes

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Wed 24 Jul 2019 21:00