I, Science Radio

-- where we talk about science, we have fun with science and play some great records!

i, Science Radio is IC Radio's flagship science show, produced by the students of the MSc in Science Communication and Science Media Production at Imperial College London. Join us every Monday from 5pm!

i, Science Radio is presented by Hilary Guite and produced by Jason Hosken.

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Palm Oil, Space Missions, Cell Creation and the new i, Science Culture Club!

Posted Monday 12 November 2018 by Jason

On this week's show, Jason, Aaron, Skylar and Kathy explored the implications of the banned Iceland Christmas advert, Imperial College's groundbreaking space exploration and some blue-sky scientists' research - growing cells in a lab, which could create life.

Also on the show, all the latest science headlines and an interview with Madeleine (i, Science News Editor) about the brand new i Science Culture Club!

If you missed any of it, catch-up here: http://www.icradio.com/replay/live/231351

Hilary's back next week - so join us from 5pm on icradio.com!

i, Science Earth edition: Disasters

Posted Monday 5 November 2018 by Jason

This week Jason, Aaron, Dani, Tristan, Rachel, Katy and Hilary explored the topic of 'disasters' - both human and natural, as part of the forthcoming edition of the i, Science magazine, titled 'Earth'.

We began by looking at some near-misses Earth's had, such as the Gunpowder Plot of 1605, which we celebrate tonight - the 5th November! Also on the show, the implications of the 1986 Chernobyl disaster, a discussion on the summer 2018 heatwave in North East Asia, and an earthquake that could disrupt an entire continent. Finally, we were fortunate to have a very special interview with Professor Bruce Malamud of King's College London - who discussed his highly influential research into how human interactions can cause natural disasters, and what this means for us.

If you missed the show, you can catch-up here: http://www.icradio.com/schedule/231346
Join us next week from 5pm on icradio.com!

Transhumanism, post humanism and grinders

Posted Monday 29 October 2018 by Hilary

This week Hilary, Jason, Kathy, Skylar, Juanita, Gina and Andrew were joined by Paul Martynenko, who is the 'Immediate past president' of the British Computing Society. We talked about transhumanism - changing our bodies and our minds using technology to become super human beings. People who enhance their bodies with technology are known as Grinders. They use biohacking to enhance their physical selves, or to add new senses. For example adding the ability to your brain to perceive atmospheric pressure, or adding the ability to perceive magnetic fields. Both of these have been done, but the nirvana of transhumanism to upload your brain to a computer in a post-human world to transcend death seems to be a long way away, but as Paul said never say never. We talked about the practical and ethical problems of moving to a post-human form where we are merged with artificial intelligence and live potentially in eternity (as long as the programme upgrades don't mess it all up). Thank you to Valentin for sharing his interview with Silvia Lazarris, which was first aired on Science at One. If you missed the live show you can download it from here: http://www.icradio.com/schedule/231320

Earth in all its forms

Posted Monday 22 October 2018 by Hilary

This week Hilary, Jason, Bernadeta, Hannah, Emily, Harry and Anthony took the new theme for the autumn edition of the I,Science magazine, which is Earth, as our inspiration. There was an interview with Jaqueline, co-editor of the I,Science magazine; coverage of the Imperial Late Greenovate festival showcasing ways to sustain our planet with algae, paper batteries, sorting plastics and zero carbon beer. We moved on to discuss the origins of life and whether the Purple Earth Hypothesis was more likely to be true than the Green Earth Hypothesis... and whether or not there is life on other planets. We ended with a brief discussion about the paradox of conservation efforts of charismatic species which may not be helping them. Much more to say on that for another day. To listen to the podcast click here http://www.icradio.com/replay/live/231302

Alcohol, sex, magnetism and a new phobia

Posted Monday 15 October 2018 by Hilary

15/10/2018. Today in the studio were Hilary, Jason H, Aaron, Liam, Jason M, Valentin, Gina, and Sam. You will need a pen and paper for this show as there is a puzzle to solve. We talked about a report on the fall in teenage drinking and wondered if the total drug load in gen X and millenials was actually lower once you took non-alcohol highs into account. Sam talked about two mummy babies and two daddy babies that have been created in mice. The two daddy ones died. Gina explained why, Hilary turned it into another yellow sticky thing explanation. We then talked about the puzzle and why frequency phobia (the phobia of using simple frequencies rather than probabilities) might cause cognitive rigidity and decrease problem solving ability. The use of statistics in court cases brought home the importance of understanding. The Aaron brought us back reality with a bang with a report of a magnetic field creation that was more than ten fold the magnitude of an MRI scan and blew the lab door off. Listen here http://www.icradio.com/schedule/231288 or scroll down to pick up the show.

Great second week

Posted Monday 8 October 2018 by Hilary

This week in the studio were Dani, Nur, Andrew and Skylar and myself Hilary. We were discussing the IGCC report on climate change. This dry sounding report is potentially life changing - it pulls together all the evidence about climate change and makes the point that if we go from 1.5 degree warming to 2 degree this is actually quite catastrophic. Moving on to the recent wonderful news that a female physicist has won a Nobel prize for physics but was rejected by Wikipedia for a webpage beforehand. Bad Wikepedia who we rely on sooo much for our essays and understanding what social scientists are on about. Next we talked about errors in science papers and how easy it is to get total fabricated crap published even through peer review. Particularly gender studies - we are there with you sisters but get your act together! Then we talked about rewilding. Introducing wolves back into parts of Scotland so they can control the deer population and humans don't have to shoot bambi anymore :(. So controlling the deer population and drawing the tourists to see the wild wolves could be the making of parts of Scotland. Dodgy but might work. Listen in here http://www.icradio.com/replay/live/231287or scroll down to the end to stream the podcast.

Off to a great start!

Posted Tuesday 2 October 2018 by Hilary

On the first day of the first week of term and on 1st October eight brave souls launched into live radio on the I,Science show. Hilary, Jason, Bernadeta, Lilly, Juanita, Anthony, Tristan and Sam. We talked about Zombie Ants - ants that have been attacked by a parasite that takes over their brains and makes them wander out of the nest at night and hang out under plants ready to be eaten by passing cattle and deer. This lead us seamlessly to discussing entrepreunialship which is linked to toxoplasmosis infection (another parasite that controls the brain). We also talked about lying, and whether we think it was a good or a bad thing and conducted an experiment to see if the panel could tell if Hilary or Jason were lying...Topicality led us to discuss the Ford/Kavanaugh hearing. Next were bees and the finding that a herbicide previously thought to be safe is not. Finally we discussed the Nobel peace prize for using immunotherapy to treat cancer, the Nobel prize in general and the wonderful Ig Nobel prizes.

Food glorious food and glorious science

Posted Tuesday 17 July 2018 by Hilary

On 16th July Messha, Hilary and Izzy were joined by expert Nutritional Therapist Joanna Goldie to talk about gut health, bloating, weight loss, skin health and all things to do with the gut brain axis. We heard about metabolic neuroscience research and why it can be so difficult to maintain weigh tloss. And of course we talked about chocolate.

The paranormal, supernatural and science

Posted Tuesday 10 July 2018 by Hilary

On 2nd July The first of 3 summer special shows by Hilary, Meesha and Bridie. We talked about which buttons to press (it was our first show), possession, Indian house gods, dousing and Ouija boards.
We discussed some research that explains the relationship between belief in the paranormal and conspiracy theories; intelligence;analytical cognitive styles and strength of commitment to use of evidence in decision making. If you want to listen to this go to: http://www.icradio.com/schedule/231237

Science, politics, student refunds, voting and FOIs

Posted Tuesday 10 July 2018 by Hilary

On 9th July we talked about transparency in universities, the role of FOIs (freedom of information) requests, student refunds, and the marketisation of education.

We discussed the science of how to inspire people to vote.

And should society be protected from science or should scientists be protected from politicians.?

We mentioned the legal class action for financial compensation for loss of education during the strike-join this now..
https://www.universitycompensation.co.uk/

If you want to hear this click on 9th July below or go to: http://www.icradio.com/schedule/231243

3 - it's a magic number

Posted Monday 6 November 2017 by Shivani

We chatted about academic doping, invasive species, over sleeping and lizard tail regrowth.

If you didn't catch us live or just love the show much you don't want to wait a whole week to hear us again, listen to the stream or download the show (linked).

Tune in on Monday from 5-6 for more science news from the I, Science Radio Team!

Second Show

Posted Tuesday 31 October 2017 by Shivani

Yesterday we covered loads of fun science! From a chat about Blue Planet II to talking about the fact that we live in the highest level of CO2 concentration ever* we moved on to what people are calling the fourth wave of the industrial revolution: AI. We ended on a heart wrenching discussion on how at risk pets are to second hand smoke.

If you didn't catch us live, stream or download the show (linked).

Tune in on Monday from 5-6 for more science news from the I, Science Radio Team.

*ish

New (academic) Year, New Team

Posted Tuesday 24 October 2017 by Shivani

Yesterday we recorded our first show of this year, we discussed air pollution, sex addiction, whale intelligence and anti-depressants in crabs.

If you didn't manage to tune in be sure to download the show (linked) and listen to it on your commute.

Tune in on Monday from 5-6 for more science news from the I, Science Radio Team.

First Episode!

Posted Wednesday 2 November 2016 by Catherine

Today we recorded our first episode of the I, Science Magazine programme. It included science news, the pilot of your new favourite comedy show, CREATURE WARS!!!! an interview with an imperial med school graduate about death and a lot of me 'getting used to'* the buttons in the radio studio.

*pressing the wrong buttons and swearing.

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