Question of the Week Podcast

Question of the Week episode

Sun, 25th Apr 2010

Can you carbon date your granny?

Birthday Candles (c) Photo by ed g2s @ wikipedia

We find out if it's possible to put an age on someone without a birth certificate. Given that cells regularly regenerate in the body, can you carbon date your grandmother? Plus, we ask if radio shows get doppler shifted.

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  • How Old is My Grandmother?

    We have a great grandmother, but we're not sure exactly how old she is. According to the Home Affairs, she was born in 1902. We strongly believe that this is not the accurate age. How can we accurately establish in which year she was born?

 

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