Interviews about Physics

Interviews about cosmology, astrophysics, electricity, energy, forces, gravity, light and maths...

07 April 2015

Can you poor a cup of steaming hot tea from a teapot made entirely of chocolate?

07 April 2015

Can a mere six eggs support a grown person's weight?

07 April 2015

A crafty way of getting a hard boiled egg into a milk bottle without touching it. Beware: results may vary!

07 April 2015

How useless would a chocolate teapot be? Only one way to find out...

07 April 2015

Surprise friends with a weird, squishy egg that has lost the hard parts of its shell.

07 April 2015

How to tell is your egg is boiled or not...

07 April 2015

Your school textbook got it wrong, it is possible to "unboil" an egg, and the process could have big...

26 March 2015

Benford's law states that many sets of numbers are not randomly distributed. This phenomenon is used to catch...

13 March 2015

Light continues to perplex scientists today, so we take a look back in history to try and understand what it is...

13 March 2015

How do astronomers learn about the Big Bang? By studying fossilised photons in light left over from the origin of the...

09 March 2015

What a natural nuclear reactor can tell us about harnessing nuclear energy more safely...

02 March 2015

We couldn't live without electricity. Italian inventor Alessandro Volta discovered how to harness its power with...

02 March 2015

Spectroscopes have been used to discover what stars and planets are made of, as well as to find new elements here on...

02 March 2015

Archimedes' principle, and the "Eureka" moment of its discovery is one of the most famous experiments...

17 February 2015

Scientists have found the best evidence yet that the centre of our galaxy contains significant amounts of dark matter.

17 February 2015

What makes some violins sound better than others? To find out, physicists have subjected hundreds of the instruments to...

09 February 2015

We explore how maths can define attraction, organise the wedding, and even help maintain love long-term!

09 February 2015

Researchers take a red pen to the explanation for one of the most famous school chemistry experiments in which sodium...

06 February 2015

Learning more about how enzymes work could lead to the design of new enzymes.

26 January 2015

We follow a batch of rubbish on its recycling journey...

26 January 2015

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a huge floating mass of plastic aggregated by ocean currents and caused by us.

26 January 2015

Scientists have been using X-rays to examine magnetism in meteorites dating from the dawn of the solar system...

26 January 2015

Roman scrolls burned and buried two thousand years ago when Mount Vesuvius erupted are being read successfully by...

15 December 2014

Using a laser to recreate comet and asteroid impacts on the early Earth, scientists have discovered the chemical...