Talking science

Discussions and reflections on a diverse range of science topics from a range of contributors including event speakers, film-makers, audience members and Ri staff.

What’s the solution to plastic pollution?

Posted by
Kathy Grenville
Date posted
30.08.2019
Plastic washed up on a beach

Our digital media intern, Kathy Grenville, questions the effectiveness of recent bans on single use plastics and looks at innovations in science seeking to save our environment from plastic pollution

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On black holes and photographs

Posted by
Digital Team
Date posted
11.04.2019

Following the release of the first ever image of a black hole, we scoured the internet for some of the best videos and articles to explain what black holes are and why the image is so significant.

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Say it with science this Valentine's Day

Posted by
Sarah Dick
Date posted
13.02.2019
Heart-shaped bath bombs

From cosmetic chemistry to Victorian love poems, plus a secret mathematical surprise, the Ri has something for everyone to geek-out to on Valentine's Day.

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Balancing the scales of climate change

Posted by
Shaun Fitzgerald
Date posted
10.12.2018

Our Director, Shaun Fitzgerald, has spent his whole career trying to tackle one of the root causes of climate change – mankind’s use of energy. Here he talks about what we can do to prevent climate change and recommends some future events on the subject.

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Mass: what is stuff made of?

Posted by
Jim Baggott
Date posted
13.06.2017

Ahead of his talk, Jim Baggott delves into the nature of mass.

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Bingo! An Ri Masterclasses teaser

Posted by
Anthony Lewis
Date posted
17.05.2017

This puzzle was devised as part of a Primary Mathematics Masterclass series, and solved by a 9 year-old. Can you crack it?

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The best science videos of 2016

Posted by
Anthony Lewis
Date posted
13.01.2017

The Ri channel team pick their favourite science videos from the last 12 months.

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Drawing conclusions

Posted by
Jess Wade
Date posted
23.11.2016

Jess Wade tells us the story of how she came into science, and what led her to share her science through her other passion: art

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Five minutes with Prof Saiful Islam

Posted by
Hayley Burwell
Date posted
20.08.2016
Saiful Islam, image by Paul Wilkinson

We chat with Prof Saiful Islam about his 2016 CHRISTMAS LECTURES, 'Supercharged: Fuelling the future'.

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The lottery and the laughing shopkeeper

Posted by
Zoe Griffiths
Date posted
08.04.2016

Primary mathematics Ri Masterclass Coordinator Zoe Griffiths explains how her adherence to the logic of probability resulted in mockery at her local shop.

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