Thursday, July 2, 2009

You Don't Want to Miss The Naked Scientists Web Site!

(or DO you???) Don't let the titillating title fool you...there is real science here....naked or not!

The Naked Scientists: Science Radio and Naked Science Podcasts
proclaim (from their About page) that they "are a media-savvy group of physicians and researchers from Cambridge University who use radio, live lectures, and the Internet to strip science down to its bare essentials, and promote it to the general public. Their award winning BBC weekly radio programme, The Naked Scientists, reaches a potential audience of 6 million listeners across the east of England, and also has an international following on the web."

(Miss Bun has always wanted to be part of an International Following. This is her chance!)

The site is divided into broad topics: Articles, Podcasts, Kitchen Science, News & Views, Books, & Science Forum which are then broken down into branches of science such as biology, chemistry, nature, maths, medicine, physics, etc. And of course there is an About Us page, a Contact Us link as well as the ability to Search the site.

Here is the line-up for their June 28th 2009 Driving Into the Future show:

"This week, we look into new ways of putting a tiger in your tank! We find out how pond life could help make eco-friendly biodiesel and how new types of batteries can power electric cars for further than ever before without running out of juice. Plus, how Margaret Thatcher’s face can tell us how monkeys recognize each other, what sharks have in common with serial killers and why dolphins are a bit like jet fighters. And in Kitchen Science, we see how batteries work in Arctic conditions."

And (currently) there are some 285 shows to listen to, 158 articles to peruse, & 152 kitchen experiments to try! So go put your lab coat on, get some sterile gloves (don't forget the safety glasses!) and get some serious science on!

Check out this YouTube video (actually a pilot vodcast) that will give you an idea of what the podcasts are like.

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