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Unexpected Elements

Unexpected Elements

232 Episodes By BBC World Service www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p016tmt...
The news you know, the science you don’t. Unexpected Elements looks beyond everyday narratives to discover a goldmine of scientific stories and connections from around the globe. From Afronauts, to why we argue, to a deep dive on animal lifespans: see the world in a new way.
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Unexpected Elements
Unexpected Elements
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An Unexpected Burger
Could a scientific burger compete against the fast f... more
Jun 14 2024 49m
Making an Unexpected Big Mac"
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Balloon manoeuvres
After North Korean balloons delivered trash to South... more
Jun 7 2024 49m
Uncovering Aging and Intelligence Study
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Eternal Flames
As the Olympic torch makes its way through France, w... more
May 31 2024 49m
Skin Itchiness and Unusual Fires
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A world going on underground
How would you feel if you spent more and more of you... more
May 24 2024 49m
Exploring Science Behind News Headlines
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Winning Losers
In a competitive world, is it always best to finish ... more
May 17 2024 49m
The Benefits of Being Second Best
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Unexpected birthday party
It’s time for an unexpected celebration and we look ... more
May 10 2024 49m
Exploring Eco-Friendly, Scientific Birthday Traditions
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Horsey driverless cars and competitive cloning
The sight of horses running wild in a city leads pan... more
May 3 2024 49m
Learning From Horses for AI
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A Scientific Scéance
Light the candles, cross your legs and follow the Un... more
Apr 26 2024 50m
The Last Total Solar Eclipse Predicted
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Computer memories and quantum futures
These days, over a trillion semiconductor microchips... more
Apr 19 2024 49m
Exploring Quantum Computing and Interconnected Technology
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Beyoncé, banjos and dancing chemistry
Beyonce's new album tops the charts with a reapprais... more
Apr 12 2024 49m
The History of the Banjo
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Unexpected Elections
In a year when billions of people have been go to th... more
Apr 5 2024 50m
Predicting Elections Using Social Media
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G.O.A.T
Can you put a price on the perfect athlete? In baseb... more
Mar 28 2024 50m
Developing Local Snake Antivenom Production
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Ancient Water, Modern Solutions
In a week of headlines about water shortages slowing... more
Mar 21 2024 50m
Future Technology Helping Smokers Quit
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Fandom: The Next Generation
Passionate K-Pop fans send us on a journey into the ... more
Mar 14 2024 50m
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Unexpected Oscars
As award season reaches its climax in the US, Unexpe... more
Mar 7 2024 50m
Unconventional Award Show Banter
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Leaping in Sync
As the leap year helps to keep us in sync with the s... more
Feb 29 2024 50m
Reflections on Russian Invasion of Ukraine
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Going the Distance
A scientific tribute to to the successes and potenti... more
Feb 22 2024 50m
Champion Animal Middle Distance Runners
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Not So Random Acts of Kindness
Ahead of international Random Acts of Kindness Day, ... more
Feb 15 2024 50m
Unusual Bird Names Quiz
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Deep in Thought
Brain implants have been sparking conversation about... more
Feb 8 2024 50m
Exploring Mind Reading and Brain Reconstruction
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How plankton made mountains
This week, the world’s largest cruise ship set sail ... more
Feb 1 2024 50m
Life Finds a Way
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Populations of people, frogs and microbes
This week on the show that brings you the science be... more
Jan 25 2024 50m
Antimony as a Medieval Medical Treatment
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Rules and the rules of ageing
As France's youthful new Prime Minister gets his fee... more
Jan 18 2024 50m
Aging and Timekeeping in Scientific Knowledge
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11/01/2024 GMT
The news you know, the science you don’t. Unexpected... more
Jan 11 2024 50m
Feasibility of Transcontinental Water Piping
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04/01/2024 GMT
The news you know, the science you don’t. Unexpected... more
Jan 4 2024 50m
Unmissable Stories and Under the Radar
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The Best of Unexpected Elements
Usually Unexpected Elements looks at the science beh... more
Dec 28 2023 49m
Best Bits and Global Stories
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