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Podcast: Science steps outside the lab with comedy, magic and outreach

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In this edition: Researchers try their hand at stand-up comedy, learn tricks for surgery from magicians and puppeteers, and showcase all things money.

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 roving reporters.

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News: Brain stimulation and malaria drugs – We discuss research showing brain stimulation can improve short-term memory, and how taking a closer look at an old malaria drug could improve it.

The art of performing surgery – What can surgeons learn from magicians? The art of performance. Professor Roger Kneebone talks about what surgeons can learn from professions ranging from lacemakers to puppeteers.

Comedy with the Lol-LaB – Can science be funny? A group of Imperial researchers are conducting an experiment to find out – by trying to turn themselves into stand-up comedians. We follow their exploits.

Money matters – The future of financial technology, playing the markets and tracing your transactions were subjects on show at the latest Imperial Fringe event.

Reporters

Gareth Mitchell

Gareth Mitchell
Centre for Languages, Culture and Communication

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Tel: +44 (0)20 7594 8766
Email: g.mitchell@imperial.ac.uk

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Hayley Dunning

Hayley Dunning
Communications Division

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Tel: +44 (0)20 7594 2412
Email: h.dunning@imperial.ac.uk

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