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- 9th January 2017: The Importance of Plankton
- 12th December 2016: Why aren’t we more resilient to climate change and what can we do about it? An economist’s perspective
- 14th November 2016: Knowing the unknowable: telling the colour of dinosaurs
- 10th October 2016: Are we living in a “post-truth” era?
- September 12th 2016: Worms in Space (doing a biology experiment in space)
- July 11th 2016. Understanding Epilepsy: from Moon Gods and evil spirits to brain tissue in a dish
- May 9th 2016. 3D-printing: Manufacturing for the Masses
- April 11th 2016: Sustainable concrete? – reducing the global impact of a crucial building material
- 14th March 2016: Black Holes – Science Fact or Fiction?
- 8th February 2016. Sampling the skies aloft: measuring the atmosphere with balloons and unmanned aerial vehicles
- 11th January 2016. The unseen majority: the vital importance of biological diversity beneath our feet
- 14th December 2015: Doggie elbows for life not just Christmas
- 9th November 2015: On the future trajectory of human genome editing
- 12th October 2015: Why placebos work even when people know they are placebos
- 8th June 2015: Something in the air – can we fix the nitrogen crisis in agriculture?
- 11th May 2015: The Psychology of Attraction
- 13th April 2015: Bath trams – clearing the air?
- 9th March 2015: How to develop drugs to treat cancer
- 9th February 2015: Is District Heat and Combined Heat and Power the solution to all your energy worries?
- 12th January 2015: Investing in research: where does the money come from, go to and how?
- 8th December 2014: Mysterious Cases of Misbehaving Molecules!
- 10th November 2014: What can the science of dying teach us about the art of living?
- 13th October 2014: The End of The Age of Dinosaurs- New Information on the K-T Extinction From the Marine Fossil Record of North Africa
- 8th September 2014: Divining human health through urban wastewater profiling
- 9th June 2014: Times of Cholera – cycles of weather and disease, past, present and future
- 12th May 2014 Knowing Risk – a social psychological perspective
- 14th April 2014: Engines for the future – very lean, but still mean
- 10th March 2014: Organic food and farming: global saviour or a case of the emperor’s new clothes?
- 10th February 2014: What to do with a million scientists – Citizen science and crowd-sourcing
- 13th January 2014: The Glowing, Colour-changing, Rocks of Greenland and Safeguarding the Pound in your Pocket
- 9th December 2013: ‘People, people, people’: the Green Movement and advances in agriculture
- 11th November 2013: The only way is Hydrogen
- 14th October 2013: Fracking
- 9th September 2013: Urban Gulls – So what’s the solution, then?
- 8th July 2013: Advanced Material Recovery Facilities
- 10th June 2014: Using X-ray vision to look at honeybees
- 13th May 2014: All things bright and beautiful
- 8th April 2014: Why do metal-on-metal hips fail?
- 11th March 2013: lightning into Space
- 11th February 2013: Diagnostics on demand – Realising the science of the Star Trek Tricorder
- 14th January 2013: The Mary Rose – Conserving a Wreck with Nanoscience
- 10th December 2012: Ashes to Ashes – Larch to fenceposts – what future for the UK woodland landscape?
- 12th November 2012: The challenges of web security
- 8th October 2012: How nanotechnology will revolutionise medicine in the next 20 years
- 10th September 2012: Rhythms of Life – The 24 hour body clocks that rule our lives.
- 9th July 2012: Bath’s Peregrine Falcons
- 11th June 2012: Atlantic salmon and sea lice
- 14th May 2012: The God Species – saving the planet in the Age of Humans
- 16th April 2012: “We’re All Going to Die! The Asteroid and Comet Impact Threat”
- 12th March 2012: Turning food waste into bioethanol fuel
- 13th February 2012: Green energy through 3D glasses
- 9th January 2012: GPS, the sun and the human race
- 12th December 2011: What happens when we run out of oil?
- 14th November 2011: Future Energy Production – The Dead Human Body as Biomass
- 10th October 2011: LEDs – Applications beyond simple lighting
- 12th September 2011: Extraction of deep ocean methane hydrates – a new energy resource?
- 11th July 2011: Telomere-aging and anti-aging medications
- 13th June 2011: Perfect wound repair? Lessons from embryos
- 9th May 2011: “What the Large Hadron Collider will (not) tell us about the universe”?
- 11th April 2011: The physics of tsunamis, past and present
- 14th March 2011: How much has the Sun contributed to Climate Change?
- 14th February 2011: The Future of Chocolate
- 10th January 2011: Using Nanotechnology to fight infection in burnt children
- 13th December 2010: Urban pollinators – it’s a jungle out there
- 8th November 2010: Life on Mars
- 11th October 2010: Fingerprints – a thing of the past?
- 13th September 2010: Engineering a soft landing – The A380 Superjumbo
- 12th July 2010: From practical problems to unexpected opportunities – serendipity in research
- 14th June 2010: 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?