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scientists talk about their work and tell how maths, physics, chemistry and biology are put to use in ways they never told us about at school. Our scientists work in health, business and in University research but they also use science in places we had never thought of. Collect the set of 70 and share to drive STEM education & careers. Interviews by Roger Frost, Chris Creese and the Cambridge 105 radio science show team.

Latest Episodes

Roger Frost & Chris Creese on Cambridge radio breakfast show

Neil and Lottie invite us to the Breakfast Show on Cambridge 105 as we answer questions about how the show came about. There was giggling but it was an informative chat too. Running order (20 minutes total): * What the Science Show does and why it happened in Cambridge * Neil asks if Chris is American or Canadian? * Teaching standards in schools * How they taught programming in the old days; What science is taught in school; Raspberry Pi computer * Examples of science research and science being commercialised * Science Fact or Fiction quiz, followed by answers to: * Is it impossible to sneeze with your eyes open? * Can peanuts be used to make dynamite? * Does the most expensive coffee in the world come from animal poo? The Science Show on Cambridge 105 Radio used to happen on Saturday at 2.30pm – on 105FM Broadcast December 1 2012 7.30am

20 min2015 NOV 1
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Roger Frost & Chris Creese on Cambridge radio breakfast show

scientist 01: the cancer researcher – working to save the Tasmanian devil (2012)

Hear about a cute animal with the less cute name of the Tasmanian Devil. It is fast becoming extinct as it can suffer from an unusual cancer that is contagious. The Science Show’s Chris Creese asks Sanger Institute researcher Elizabeth Murchison what’s going on. Follow-up links * Watch Elizabeth Murchison on “Fighting a contagious cancer” in a TED talk (disturbing images) www.ted.com/talks/elizabeth_murchison.html. * The Sanger Institute on the Wellcome Trust Genome Campus www.sanger.ac.uk * Save the Tasmanian Devil at www.tassiedevil.com.au

12 min2015 SEP 16
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scientist 01: the cancer researcher – working to save the Tasmanian devil (2012)

scientist 02: the diet doctor – promoting a Mediterranean diet (2012)

The sponsors of the London Olympic games included a fizzy drink maker; a fast food restaurant and a chocolate brand, so we go in search of advice on a healthy diet. Cambridge doctor Simon Poole offered his knowledge on healthy food. He talks about the difference between Omega-3 and Omega-6 and the Mediterranean diet. Follow-up links * Dr Poole can be contacted via the website: the Taste of the Mediterranean at www.tasteofthemed.com Taggedbiology,health 23/04/2012

14 min2015 SEP 22
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scientist 02: the diet doctor – promoting a Mediterranean diet (2012)

scientist 03: the inventor – making an IR camera for art museums (2012)

When the news told of the discovery of ‘another’ Mona Lisa, Roger Frost visited local inventor Lawrence Robinson of OPUS Instruments. He learned about the OSIRIS infra-red camera which had been used to verify the find by ‘seeing’ under the paint of paintings. Follow-up link * OPUS Instruments www.opusinstruments.com. Tagged infrared, technology, physics,Roger Frost First played on the Science Show 05/02/12

9 min2015 SEP 29
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scientist 03: the inventor – making an IR camera for art museums (2012)

scientist 04: the technical specialist – mobile phone signal reception (2012)

Chris Cox of IPACCESS in Cambourne explains toRoger Frosthow mobile phones talk to radio masts; how signals decrease inside buildings and how femtocells (aka ‘small cells’) can improve a weak signal. * Follow-up link IP accessipaccess.com Tagged technology, physics, Roger Frost 05/02/12

14 min2015 OCT 6
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scientist 04: the technical specialist – mobile phone signal reception (2012)

scientist 05: the science teacher – writing a dictionary of science jargon

Cambridge science teacher Dr William Hirsttells Roger Frosthow learning the language of science can improve children’s success at school. Dr Hirst is the author of a science dictionary for ages 10 -14 called “William’s Words in Science” * Follow-up link see www.williamswords.co.uk

15 min2015 NOV 3
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scientist 05: the science teacher – writing a dictionary of science jargon

scientist 06: the conservation scientist – about the IUCN (2012)

The ‘International Union for Conservation of Nature’ is the world’s oldest and largest environmental organisation and has a base in Cambridge in Huntingdon Road. Nicola Terry hears from with the IUCN’s Rebecca Miller about her work. * Read more atiucn.org * Find the “IUCN Red list” of threatened species atiucnredlist.org * Enter your own species sightings atwww.inaturalist.org

11 min2015 NOV 10
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scientist 06: the conservation scientist – about the IUCN (2012)

scientist 07: the gardener – weeds and herbicides (2012)

As the season switched from spring to summer we look at weedkillers. How do weedkillers (akaherbicides) work? How can a weedkiller target one plant and not another? Roger Frost asked plant scientist, Chris Creese and gained some intriguinganswers.

13 min2015 NOV 17
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scientist 07: the gardener – weeds and herbicides (2012)

scientist 08: the journal editor – parasitology and parasites (2012)

Journal editor Sally Hirsttalksabout a group ofmicro-organismscalled parasites. Taggedbiology,health 30/06/2012

12 min2015 NOV 24
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scientist 08: the journal editor – parasitology and parasites (2012)

scientist 09: the statistician – choosing a university (2012)

Looking for a place at Oxbridge? This show looks at the information available to help students make a better choice of university. Roger Frost talks to former college admissions tutor John Green on the need for scientific data and intelligent ways to analyse it. * Read more atmyoxbridgechoice.com. Taggedbiology,university,admissions, statistics, maths 07/04/2012

10 min2015 DEC 1
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scientist 09: the statistician – choosing a university (2012)

Latest Episodes

Roger Frost & Chris Creese on Cambridge radio breakfast show

Neil and Lottie invite us to the Breakfast Show on Cambridge 105 as we answer questions about how the show came about. There was giggling but it was an informative chat too. Running order (20 minutes total): * What the Science Show does and why it happened in Cambridge * Neil asks if Chris is American or Canadian? * Teaching standards in schools * How they taught programming in the old days; What science is taught in school; Raspberry Pi computer * Examples of science research and science being commercialised * Science Fact or Fiction quiz, followed by answers to: * Is it impossible to sneeze with your eyes open? * Can peanuts be used to make dynamite? * Does the most expensive coffee in the world come from animal poo? The Science Show on Cambridge 105 Radio used to happen on Saturday at 2.30pm – on 105FM Broadcast December 1 2012 7.30am

20 min2015 NOV 1
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Roger Frost & Chris Creese on Cambridge radio breakfast show

scientist 01: the cancer researcher – working to save the Tasmanian devil (2012)

Hear about a cute animal with the less cute name of the Tasmanian Devil. It is fast becoming extinct as it can suffer from an unusual cancer that is contagious. The Science Show’s Chris Creese asks Sanger Institute researcher Elizabeth Murchison what’s going on. Follow-up links * Watch Elizabeth Murchison on “Fighting a contagious cancer” in a TED talk (disturbing images) www.ted.com/talks/elizabeth_murchison.html. * The Sanger Institute on the Wellcome Trust Genome Campus www.sanger.ac.uk * Save the Tasmanian Devil at www.tassiedevil.com.au

12 min2015 SEP 16
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scientist 01: the cancer researcher – working to save the Tasmanian devil (2012)

scientist 02: the diet doctor – promoting a Mediterranean diet (2012)

The sponsors of the London Olympic games included a fizzy drink maker; a fast food restaurant and a chocolate brand, so we go in search of advice on a healthy diet. Cambridge doctor Simon Poole offered his knowledge on healthy food. He talks about the difference between Omega-3 and Omega-6 and the Mediterranean diet. Follow-up links * Dr Poole can be contacted via the website: the Taste of the Mediterranean at www.tasteofthemed.com Taggedbiology,health 23/04/2012

14 min2015 SEP 22
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scientist 02: the diet doctor – promoting a Mediterranean diet (2012)

scientist 03: the inventor – making an IR camera for art museums (2012)

When the news told of the discovery of ‘another’ Mona Lisa, Roger Frost visited local inventor Lawrence Robinson of OPUS Instruments. He learned about the OSIRIS infra-red camera which had been used to verify the find by ‘seeing’ under the paint of paintings. Follow-up link * OPUS Instruments www.opusinstruments.com. Tagged infrared, technology, physics,Roger Frost First played on the Science Show 05/02/12

9 min2015 SEP 29
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scientist 03: the inventor – making an IR camera for art museums (2012)

scientist 04: the technical specialist – mobile phone signal reception (2012)

Chris Cox of IPACCESS in Cambourne explains toRoger Frosthow mobile phones talk to radio masts; how signals decrease inside buildings and how femtocells (aka ‘small cells’) can improve a weak signal. * Follow-up link IP accessipaccess.com Tagged technology, physics, Roger Frost 05/02/12

14 min2015 OCT 6
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scientist 04: the technical specialist – mobile phone signal reception (2012)

scientist 05: the science teacher – writing a dictionary of science jargon

Cambridge science teacher Dr William Hirsttells Roger Frosthow learning the language of science can improve children’s success at school. Dr Hirst is the author of a science dictionary for ages 10 -14 called “William’s Words in Science” * Follow-up link see www.williamswords.co.uk

15 min2015 NOV 3
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scientist 05: the science teacher – writing a dictionary of science jargon

scientist 06: the conservation scientist – about the IUCN (2012)

The ‘International Union for Conservation of Nature’ is the world’s oldest and largest environmental organisation and has a base in Cambridge in Huntingdon Road. Nicola Terry hears from with the IUCN’s Rebecca Miller about her work. * Read more atiucn.org * Find the “IUCN Red list” of threatened species atiucnredlist.org * Enter your own species sightings atwww.inaturalist.org

11 min2015 NOV 10
Comments
scientist 06: the conservation scientist – about the IUCN (2012)

scientist 07: the gardener – weeds and herbicides (2012)

As the season switched from spring to summer we look at weedkillers. How do weedkillers (akaherbicides) work? How can a weedkiller target one plant and not another? Roger Frost asked plant scientist, Chris Creese and gained some intriguinganswers.

13 min2015 NOV 17
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scientist 07: the gardener – weeds and herbicides (2012)

scientist 08: the journal editor – parasitology and parasites (2012)

Journal editor Sally Hirsttalksabout a group ofmicro-organismscalled parasites. Taggedbiology,health 30/06/2012

12 min2015 NOV 24
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scientist 08: the journal editor – parasitology and parasites (2012)

scientist 09: the statistician – choosing a university (2012)

Looking for a place at Oxbridge? This show looks at the information available to help students make a better choice of university. Roger Frost talks to former college admissions tutor John Green on the need for scientific data and intelligent ways to analyse it. * Read more atmyoxbridgechoice.com. Taggedbiology,university,admissions, statistics, maths 07/04/2012

10 min2015 DEC 1
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scientist 09: the statistician – choosing a university (2012)
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