Imperial College London

Podcast: ageing science and crocodile watching



A visiting Nobel laureate discusses the science of ageing and students wrestle with the problem of putting motion sensors on crocodiles.

The podcast is presented by Gareth Mitchell, a lecturer on Imperial's Science Communication MSc course and the presenter of Click Radio on the BBC World Service, with contributors from the Communications and Public Affairs Division.


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News: designer drinks and curious cats - Professor David Nutt seeks support for research into alcohol alternatives, and Imperial researchers in Borneo capture a rare and elusive cat on camera.

Talking telomeres - Nobel laureate Professor Elizabeth Blackburn, who delivered this year’s Schrodinger lecture at Imperial, explains how our chromosomes are worn down as we age.

Croc stars - Dr Ravi Vaidyanathan talks about how undergraduate students in Mechanical Engineering are using webcams and motion sensors to monitor the behaviour of crocodiles.

Herding cats? - Professor Carol Propper (Business School) discusses her research on the importance of good university management.

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