Geek Chic's Weird Science

This week, Birdy and Dr Jack look at the manufacture of flying cars, just in time for the year in which back to the future part II is set, The science of powdered alcohol and how scientific accidents can help the battle against cancer.

 

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Direct download: Geek_Chic_-_Flying_Cars.mp3
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The futures bright, the futures.......wee coloured? Dr jack and Birdy explore why human urine is the latest in renewable energies, and ask how a women flew a plane with her mind, and why we're creating cyborg cockroaches.

 

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Direct download: Geek_Chic_-_Roaches_Episode.mp3
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The team interview Professor Miranda on how music and technology can collide with some extraordinary results - Including mood control, and a possible new way to communicate with pets.

 

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Direct download: Geek_Chic_Biomusic_Special.mp3
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This week the team asks whether language always look on the bright side of life, are robot carers for the elderly actually a good idea and whether are geography teachers had it all wrong and the core of the Earth isnt what it seems.

 

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Direct download: Geek_Chic_-_Robot_Week.mp3
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In this Valentines Day special, Dr Jack & Birdy answer questions about the science of love; what happens to us when we fall in love?  Does smell play a part in attraction?  Is monogamy against our human biology?  And is there a formula to love?

 

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Direct download: Geek_Chic_-_Valentines_Special.mp3
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Lliana and Dr Jack discuss whether beer and red wine could actually be good for us.  Or could it possibly be just a ruse to make us feel better as Dry January comes to an end?

 

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Direct download: Geek_Chic_-_Beer_Special_2.mp3
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Special Guests Professor Heather Berlin and her husband rapper Baba Brinkman join Lliana Bird and Dr Jack Lewis this week to explain the science of freestyle rapping, and explore the wider ramifications for our understanding of creativity.

 

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Direct download: Geek_Chic_-_Rap_Special.mp3
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Geek Chic's Weird Science returns for 2015 with a Superhuman special and an exclusive interview with American neuroscientist & presenter of Discovery's 'Superhuman Showdown' Professor Heather Berlin.

 

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Direct download: Geek_Chic_-_Super_Human_Special.mp3
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In the final episode of 2014, Lliana Bird & Dr Jack Lewis take a look back at some of their favourite stories from the weird and wonderful world of science in 2014.

A very happy christmas and a fantastic new year to all of our amazing listeners,  Love from the Geek Chic team.

Geek Chic's Weird Science will return in 2015.  We'll see you next year!

 

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Direct download: Geek_Chic_ep_17_year_in_review.mp3
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A paranormal special with an exclusive interview with acclaimed parapsychologist and author Serena Roney-Dougal, as the Geek Chic team try to uncover whether science can ever back up claims of magic. Warning: Subliminal messages may be included.

 

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Direct download: Geek_Chic_Episode_16.mp3
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