Aug 26, 2017
It's easy to forget that we are on a pale, blue dot - the one
habitable place we know of in the whole, wide, Universe. Fragile.
Perhaps too fragile.
It's not that the Universe wants to kill us; it's just that astrophysics doesn't care too much whether a planet is inhabited, or whether the inhabitants have feelings - or...
Aug 19, 2017
Let’s talk about earthquakes. As we know, the Earth’s crust is made up of tectonic plates – vast plates of rock that shift around due to convection and the motion of fluid in Earth’s mantle. They, roughly speaking “join together” at fault-lines. But in reality, the plates can’t slide past each other...
Aug 16, 2017
We're going to be presenting a very special series of episodes
over the next few months.
The end of the world. Is it going to end in fire, or ice? And is there anything we can do about it?
Get ready for the apocalypse.
Aug 12, 2017
Are we alone in the Universe? Or are there alien civilisations
And if there are, where are they, and why aren't they talking to us?
We'll explore the Fermi paradox, the Drake equation, and, of course... the simple fact that we're all living in a computer simulation. Don't miss it.
"Hope that there's...
Aug 8, 2017
Bonus midweek edition, coming to you as close to LIVE as is
Inspired by last week's episode, Seduced By A Robot, I downloaded a neural network and started to play around with it. See what happens when I feed it: