Explaining Science to my Dad

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  • Why are identical twins different?

    Explaining Science to my Dad is back for a new series! In this episode, Lily answers a puzzling question from listener Shirley about why identical twins are often different. With help from Max, Sergio, and Colette from the Department of Twin Research & Genetic Epidemiology, King’s College London, Lily introduces Lloyd to the field of […]

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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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