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- 12th December: Why aren’t we more resilient to climate change and what can we do about it? An economist’s perspective
- 14th November: Knowing the unknowable: telling the colour of dinosaurs
- 10th October: Are we living in a “post-truth” era?
- September 12th: Worms in Space (doing a biology experiment in space)
- July 11th. Understanding Epilepsy: from Moon Gods and evil spirits to brain tissue in a dish
- May 9th. 3D-printing: Manufacturing for the Masses
- April 11th: Sustainable concrete? – reducing the global impact of a crucial building material
- 14th March: Black Holes – Science Fact or Fiction?
- 8th February. Sampling the skies aloft: measuring the atmosphere with balloons and unmanned aerial vehicles
- 11th January. The unseen majority: the vital importance of biological diversity beneath our feet
- 14th December: Doggie elbows for life not just Christmas
- 9th November: On the future trajectory of human genome editing
- 12th October: Why placebos work even when people know they are placebos
- 8th June: Something in the air – can we fix the nitrogen crisis in agriculture?
- 11th May: The Psychology of Attraction
- 13th April: Bath trams – clearing the air?
- 9th March: How to develop drugs to treat cancer
- 9th February: Is District Heat and Combined Heat and Power the solution to all your energy worries?
- 12th January: Investing in research: where does the money come from, go to and how?
- 8th December: Mysterious Cases of Misbehaving Molecules!
- 10th November: What can the science of dying teach us about the art of living?
- 13th October: The End of The Age of Dinosaurs- New Information on the K-T Extinction From the Marine Fossil Record of North Africa
- 8th September: Divining human health through urban wastewater profiling
- 9th June: Times of Cholera – cycles of weather and disease, past, present and future
- 12th May: Knowing Risk – a social psychological perspective
- 14th April: Engines for the future – very lean, but still mean
- 10th March: Organic food and farming: global saviour or a case of the emperor’s new clothes?
- 10th February: What to do with a million scientists – Citizen science and crowd-sourcing
- 13th January: The Glowing, Colour-changing, Rocks of Greenland and Safeguarding the Pound in your Pocket
- 9th December: ‘People, people, people’: the Green Movement and advances in agriculture
- 11th November: The only way is Hydrogen
- 14th October: Fracking
- 9th September: Urban Gulls – So what’s the solution, then?
- 8th July: Advanced Material Recovery Facilities
- 10th June: Using X-ray vision to look at honeybees
- 13th May: All things bright and beautiful
- 8th April: Why do metal-on-metal hips fail?
- 11th March: lightning into Space
- 11th February: Diagnostics on demand – Realising the science of the Star Trek Tricorder
- 14th January: The Mary Rose – Conserving a Wreck with Nanoscience
- 10th December: Ashes to Ashes – Larch to fenceposts – what future for the UK woodland landscape?
- 12th November: The challenges of web security
- 8th October: How nanotechnology will revolutionise medicine in the next 20 years
- 10th September: Rhythms of Life – The 24 hour body clocks that rule our lives.
- 9th July: Bath’s Peregrine Falcons
- 11th June: Atlantic salmon and sea lice
- 14th May: The God Species – saving the planet in the Age of Humans
- 16th April: “We’re All Going to Die! The Asteroid and Comet Impact Threat”
- 12th March: Turning food waste into bioethanol fuel
- 13th February: Green energy through 3D glasses
- 9th January: GPS, the sun and the human race
- 12th December: What happens when we run out of oil?
- 14th November: Future Energy Production – The Dead Human Body as Biomass
- 10th October: LEDs – Applications beyond simple lighting
- 12th September: Extraction of deep ocean methane hydrates – a new energy resource?
- 11th July: Telomere-aging and anti-aging medications
- 13th June: Perfect wound repair? Lessons from embryos
- 9th May: “What the Large Hadron Collider will (not) tell us about the universe”?
- 11th April: The physics of tsunamis, past and present
- 14th March: How much has the Sun contributed to Climate Change?
- 14th February: The Future of Chocolate
- 10th January 2011: Using Nanotechnology to fight infection in burnt children
- 13th December: Urban pollinators – it’s a jungle out there
- 8th November: Life on Mars
- 11th October 2010: Fingerprints – a thing of the past?
- 13th September: Engineering a soft landing – The A380 Superjumbo
- 12th July: From practical problems to unexpected opportunities – serendipity in research
- 14th June: Japanese Knotweed – Using a natural enemy to control this invasive alien
- 10th May 2010: The science of speed – meet the Bloodhound supersonic car
- 12th April 2010: The Bling Generation – Can domestic energy generation save the world?