Matt Deegan

Working at mission control, a scary cloud and how to make a hadron collider

Libby Jackson is the Human Spaceflight and Microgravity Programme Manager for the UK Space Agency, and she chats to Dan all about what she does, how she got into her job and all about what scientists want to achieve in space in the future. 
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The loudest animal in the world and the darkest building on earth!

George chats to Will.I.Am and Brian Johnson all about the science of the future and their new book Wizards and Robots on this week’s Science Weekly. 
Plus, Sir Sidney McSprocket is discovering what nanotechnology is and how it came about, Dangero…

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Butterflies, moths and the deadly boomslang snake

Dr Hayley Jones, entomologist at the RHS Garden Wisley joins Dan in the studio to chat all about butterflies and moths and why they’re so important, and all about Wisley’s Butterflies in the Glasshouse event. 
Plus, Kareena and her superhero alte…

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Bees and whales that can talk!

Josie Dale-Jones, the producer and performer of Me & My Bee – a new comedy show inviting you to save the world, one bee at a time – joins Dan this week to chat all about our fuzzy little friends and why they need our help./
Plus, Sean and Rob…

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Superbugs and a desert that swallowed a whole town!

Sheldon Paquin curated the Superbugs exhibition that’s going on at the Science Museum in London at the moment, and Dan chats to him to find out what a superbug is and how they effect us. 
Plus, Professor Hallux chats about bones, we find out abou…

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Become one of the best young gardeners in the country and why can you hear the sea in shells?

Rachel Godfrey from the Royal Horticultural Society joins Dan in the studio to chat all things gardening – what’s easy to grow, what we can grow to eat in a couple of months and how you can become school gardener of the year. 
Plus, Professor Hal…

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The first Canadian to walk in space and how many stars are in the galaxy?

Commander Chris Hadfield joined Dan to talk all about his trips into space and his brand new kids book The Darkest Dark! Dan put some of your questions about space to him and just had to ask him about that super famous music video he filmed while …

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YouTuber Charlie McDonnell and why do we get tummy butterflies?

YouTube star Charlie McDonnell a.k.a charlieissocoollike joins us to talk about his love for all things science! Charlie was the first YouTuber in the world to reach 1 million subscribers and his latest videos answer science questions, like why do…

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Exploring an active volcano and how fast does Santa’s sleigh travel?

The Democratic Republic of Congo is home to some of the most active volcanoes on Earth. Professor Chris Jackson and a team of scientists have been on a dangerous expedition to the country to investigate these rarely visited volcanoes and try to pr…

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World’s first virtual reality surgery and how does your phone find the person you’re calling?

Dr Shafi Ahmed is the world’s first surgeon to perform and broadcast surgery in virtual reality (VR). Dr Shafi tells us more about his achievement and how VR is providing doctors with new ways to treat their patients. We also learn about some of the co…

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