Professor Rachel Mills is a marine geochemist who studies the sea floor and hydrothermal vents, where water erupts from the earth's crust at 360 degrees. The thick plumes emit many metals such as copper, gold, iron and rare earth minerals that are deposited on the sea bed. Rachel's career has taken her all over the world and 4km deep under the ocean in small submersibles. These journeys are exciting and terrifying as samples are taken to understand how the metals travel many thousands of miles. The metals are involved in creating nutrients that supply the ocean's food chain and control ...
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Jim Al-Khalili discusses quarks and popularising particle physics with Frank Close.
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John Taylor tells Jim Al-Khalili how his inventions transformed the electric kettle.
Jim Al-Khalili talks chimp gestures with Dr Cat Hobaiter.
Professor Dame Caroline Dean on why some plants need cold before they can flower.
Carlo Rovelli describes how he abandoned the concept of time.
Callum Roberts on coral reefs and the urgent need for marine reserves.
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Jim Al-Khalili talks to Clare Grey about the batteries that could power our future.
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Jim Al-Khalili discusses the genetics of cancer with Professor Sir John Burn.
2017 Nobel Prize-winner Richard Henderson on how he zoomed in on the molecules of life.
Jim Al-Khalili discusses the flu virus with Professor Wendy Barclay of Imperial College.
Jim talks to mathematician Eugenia Cheng about mathematics, music and baking.
The computer that costs little more than a toasted sandwich.
Zoologist and inventor Adrian Thomas talks to Jim Al-Khalili about the mechanics of flight
Ellen Stofan, former chief scientist at NASA, talks to Jim Al-Khalili.
Sex, guillemots and the virtuoso finch.
Jim Al-Khalili asks Steve Cowley if we will ever have energy from nuclear fusion.