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Professor Brian CoxMaking science cool - an interview with Professor Brian Cox
Particle physicist Professor Brian Cox explains why science is so important for our society

Dr Lars HeikenstenTo the benefit of mankind - an interview with Dr Lars Heikensten
Dr Lars Heikensten, Executive Director of the Nobel Foundation, offers his unique perspective of the Nobel Prizes

SkyscrapersBuilding a safer world
Faris Ali, Professor of Structural Engineering at the University of Ulster, details the complexities of producing suitable construction materials in the modern age

Sir Patrick MooreHalf a century of stars - an interview with Sir Patrick Moore
Astronomer and broadcaster, Sir Patrick Moore, outlines the origins of his passion for astronomy, and explains what he has tried to achieve during his career

Blackberry mobile phoneSocial media didn't start the fire
Dr Paul Reilly, Lecturer in Media and Communication at the University of Leicester, explains why people, rather than social media, are ultimately responsible for civil unrest

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I'm a little concerned that the term "potato shaped" is misleading. Potatoes are, if anything, usually prolate spheroids, and the Earth, as far as I am aware, is an oblate spheroid.

Commented Quintin Wight on
Gnome-adic investigation into the Earth's gravity

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