The Life Scientific

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Professor Jim Al-Khalili talks to leading scientists about their life and work, finding out what inspires them and asking what their discoveries might do for us in the future.

Colin Blakemore is a neuroscientist who specialises in vision and the development of the brain, he pioneered the idea that the brain has the ability to change even in adulthood. But he also fought a 13 year battle with animal rights campaigners....
Colin Blakemore is a neuroscientist who specialises in vision and the development of the brain, he pioneered the idea that the brain has the ability to change even in adulthood. But he also fought a 13 year battle with animal rights campaigners.
Colin Blakemore Nov. 8, 2011
Neuroscientist Colin Blakemore talks to Jim Al-Khalili about his life and work.
Colin Blakemore Nov. 8, 2011
Neuroscientist Colin Blakemore talks to Jim Al-Khalili about his life and work.
Sir Michael Marmot Nov. 1, 2011
Jim Al-Khalili talks to Professor Sir Michael Marmot about his work on how stress kills.
Sir Michael Marmot Nov. 1, 2011
Jim Al-Khalili talks to Professor Sir Michael Marmot about his work on how stress kills.
When Michael Marmot studied Whitehall civil servants he didn’t imagine that someone’s paygrade could predict how long they would live. His challenging results suggest that far from being tough at the top, its much tougher lower down the pecking order....
Jim al-Khalili talks to the astronomer Jocelyn Bell Burnell about missing out a Nobel Prize, sexism in science and a strange smudge in the data from a radio telescope. While others dismissed this smudge as insignificant, Jocelyn revealed a series of...
Jim Al-Khalili talks to astronomer Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell.
Jim al-Khalili talks to Steven Pinker, a scientist who’s not afraid of controversy. From verbs to violence, many say his popular science books are mind-changing. He explains why toddlers say “holded” not held and “digged” rather than dug; how...
Steven Pinker Oct. 18, 2011
Inside the mind of science writer and cognitive psychologist Steven Pinker.
Steven Pinker Oct. 18, 2011
Inside the mind of science writer and cognitive psychologist Steven Pinker.
Jim al-Khalili interviews Paul Nurse, perhaps the most powerful scientist in Britain today: a Nobel Laureate for his work on how cells multiply and the President of the Royal Society. A working class boy who struggled to get into university, he’s now...
Paul Nurse Oct. 11, 2011
Jim meets Paul Nurse, Nobel prize-winning geneticist and President of the Royal Society.
Paul Nurse Oct. 11, 2011
Jim meets Paul Nurse, Nobel prize-winning geneticist and President of the Royal Society.
TLS: Welcome Oct. 4, 2011
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