Imperial College London

Podcast: Meltdown lessons, future food and hunting the Northern Lights


In this edition: Radiation research five years on from Fukushima, food research at the latest Fringe event and aurora adventures.

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 contributions from our roaming reporters.

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News: Baby formula false claims and dinosaur discoveries – A huge new study concludes baby formulas marketed as reducing allergies actually make no difference, and a forgotten dinosaur bone in a museum leads to a big find.

Five years since Fukushima – In the five years since the Great Tohoku earthquake in Japan and subsequent meltdown of the Fukushima nuclear power plant, what have we learned about the radiation released?

Future food – At the latest Fringe event we caught up with researchers tackling obesity with a chemical that acts like fibre to make you feel full; combatting malnutrition at the level of schools and communities in rural Africa; and making the ultimate cookie using models of mouth sensation.

Searching for the Northern Lights – Dr Melanie Windridge set off on a journey to discover the science and soul of the Northern Lights for her latest book Aurora. Hear about some of her adventures and what she learned along the way.


Hayley Dunning

Hayley Dunning
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