Science Night Returns to BBC Radio 5live

Cambridge University’s Dr Chris Smith and his fellow Naked Scientists are returning to 5live.

They’ll host Science Night 2 this Sunday 19 August from 7pm, with news and developments from the world of science.

The three hour programme will be broken down into a Brain Hour, a Space Hour and a Tech Hour and will feature some of the world’s leading scientists.

Topics range from cannabis, the Curiosity Mission to Mars and modified micro-organisms.

In addition, Dr Chris and the Naked Scientists will be conducting experiments live on-air. Listeners will be treated to finding out whether it’s possible to power an mp3 player with a pineapple, if there’s a way to get a cork out of a wine bottle without a corkscrew, and why the tone changes when frothing the milk for your coffee.

Commenting on the programme Dr Chris said: “The first Science Night was a big success, we were inundated with calls, texts and emails from listeners who wanted to get involve with the discussion. There are so many exciting developments in science at the moment, it’s great that we can give 5 live listeners access to some of the scientists leading on these ground-breaking projects.”

On commissioning Science Night 2, 5 live Deputy Controller and Commissioning Editor, Jonathan Wall said: “I was delighted with the feedback from our first ever Science Night, the content that Chris and the team covers is fascinating. The live experiments really stand out for me, and I’m excited to hear what they’ve come up with this time.”

Posted on Tuesday, August 14th, 2012 at 5:26 am by RadioToday

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