Monthly Archives: May 2012

Origins of life in the Universe – the ‘panspermia’ concept

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We are not alone – and there is a formula that proves it!

Listen to my BBC radio chat with Malcolm:

[audio http://www.brookes.ac.uk/lifesci/runions/DrMolecule/20120529 – Bumblebees and panspermia]

The Drake equation

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Bees – who needs them?

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Without bees we’re doomed

Listen to my BBC radio chat with Malcolm:

[audio http://www.brookes.ac.uk/lifesci/runions/DrMolecule/20120529 – Bumblebees and panspermia.mp3]

Oh… I love pollen

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Linnaeus – the father of taxonomy

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Plants are grouped with close relatives based on similarities in flower parts

Listen to my BBC radio chat with Malcolm:

[audio http://www.brookes.ac.uk/lifesci/runions/DrMolecule/20120522 – Linnaeus and genetic modification.mp3]

Genius of classification

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Genetic modification – feeding the world

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Genetically modified plants will help feed the world and devrease our dependence on pesticides

Listen to my BBC radio chat with Malcolm:

[audio http://www.brookes.ac.uk/lifesci/runions/DrMolecule/20120522 – Linnaeus and genetic modification.mp3]

Super crops

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Nylons – what’s the deal with the line up the back of your leg?

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Nylons

Listen to my BBC radio chat with Malcolm:

[audio http://www.brookes.ac.uk/lifesci/runions/DrMolecule/20120515 – Vaccinations and Nylon.mp3]

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To vaccinate or not to vaccinate…

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Vaccination

Listen to my BBC radio chat with Malcolm:

[audio http://www.brookes.ac.uk/lifesci/runions/DrMolecule/20120515 – Vaccinations and Nylon.mp3]

This won’t hurt a bit

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Dorothy Hodgkin

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Dorothy Hodgkin

Listen to my BBC radio chat with Malcolm:

[audio http://www.brookes.ac.uk/lifesci/runions/DrMolecule/20120508 – Coke and Dorothy Hodgkin.mp3]

Hodgkin – an Oxford science pioneer

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Coca-cola used to have what in it?!

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Before Red Bull gave us wings, Coke was the real thing

Listen to my BBC radio chat with Malcolm:

[audio http://www.brookes.ac.uk/lifesci/runions/DrMolecule/20120508 – Coke and Dorothy Hodgkin.mp3]

Cheap at twice the price!

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