Cosmic Quandries: The Origins of Time

Cosmic Quandries: The Origins of Time

One of the big questions in cosmology is what happened at the beginning of the universe? Astrophycisists are edging closer to answering this question – we can now look back to a fraction of a second after the Big Bang. But what happened before that still remains elusive and there are still many loose ends to tie up. In this episode of Naked Astronomy, Graihagh Jackson takes a look at the origins of time…

Naked Genetics 47 – Naked Genetics 16.01.14

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This month we bring you a bumper edition, packed full of all our favourite bits from the past four years. This is the Naked Genetics podcast for January 2016 with me, Dr Kat Arney, brought to you in association with The Genetics Society, online at

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  • Bedbug (c)

    02:10 – Best of NG – Bedbug genetics

    The first interview I’m featuring is from October 2012, and it’s one I’ll never forget – Toby Fountain took me to the bedbug room in his lab

  • A Viking Troll (c) Røed @ wikipedia

    09:14 – Best of NG – Are you a Viking?

    My next selection dates from September 2013, but it covers a topic that dates back much further – that of genes and genealogy.

  • Sex (c) Nevit

    17:02 – Best of NG – Sexy genes

    Another interview that has stuck in my mind is the chat I had with Professor Judith Mank from UCL on her work about the genes and sex.

  • Dog nose (c) inajeep @ flikr

    41:42 – Best of NG – Genes and Smells

    We all know the old joke – my dog’s got no nose! How does he smell? Terrible! And it’s time for a whiff of nostalgia from February 2014.

  • Astronaut (c) NASA

    54:09 – Best of NG – Astronaut genes

    with Commander Tim Peake currently holed up on the international space station, what better query to revisit than this one from Ironmunya?

  • Dolly the sheep (c) Roslin Institute

    55:44 – Best of NG – Callipyge

    And finally, it’s time to revisit my favourite gene of the month – one of the first in the series from back in May 2012.

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