15 August 2019: Atomic espionage in the Second World War, and exploring the early Universe
This week, spilling nuclear secrets, and a mysterious period in the Universe’s history.
In this episode:
00:46 "The most dangerous spy in history"
We hear the story of Klaus Fuchs, who gave away the details of building an atomic bomb.
Books and Arts: The scientist-spy who spilt secrets of the bomb
08:00 Research Highlights
Environmental impacts of electric scooters, and the Goliath frog engineers.
Research Highlight: Trendy e-scooters might not be as green as they seem; Research Highlight: Enormous frogs heave rocks to build tadpole ‘nests’
10:33 Signals from the ancient Universe
Researchers hope that radio signals from ancient hydrogen will further their understanding of galaxy formation
News Feature: The quest to unlock the secrets of the baby Universe
18:17 News Chat
Changes to the US Endangered Species Act, and what a microbe might tell us about the evolution of complex life.
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