Phil Manning chats to us about robot dinosaurs, finding fossils on beaches, and studying them using x-rays; Jim Al-Khalili gives us a quick run-down on chaos theory;Kathryn Boast lets us listen to some cosmic rays; and Beth Shapiro explains some of the science behind her book How to Clone a Mammoth.
With all that science, we were hard pushed to find time to talk about Jurassic World, but somehow managed to fit in a discussion of Jurassic Park's finer qualities. If you listen beyond the outtakes, you can also hear a very enthusiastic chat Andrew had with Andy Day , the star of Andy's Dinosaur Adventures.
The episode contains mild spoilers for Jurassics Park and World, and high levels of disappointment from at least two of the Shed team.
Listen to the episode:
More information and episodes:
Follow us on Twitter:
Find us on Facebook:
Subscribe to The Cosmic Shed: