Explaining Science to my Dad

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  • What is quantum entanglement, and why does it make my brain hurt?

    Our fifth episode deals with Big Heavy Stuff which is actually Really Very Small Stuff, as Lily tries to unpick Lloyd’s confused anxiety about quantum entanglement – the concept that Albert Einstein called ‘spooky action at a distance’. Lily takes us on a crash course in quantum mechanics with the help of Virginia Ciriano, a […]

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  • Whatever happened to Doggerland?

    Our fourth episode starts with Lily and Lloyd standing on a sandbank in the North Sea, having sailed out in an old whelk boat. This sparks a new question from Lloyd – what exactly happened to Doggerland? As usual, the truth is more complicated – and more interesting – than he expected, as Lily explains […]

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  • Is it possible to bring back an extinct animal?

    Having watched Jurassic Park too many times, Lloyd wonders if it’s possible to bring back extinct animals using only their DNA. The truth, as it turns out, is far more complicated, and far more interesting, as Lily explains with the help of Ben Novak, lead scientist at Revive and Restore and head of that organisation’s […]

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