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Category: Science

A fun take on the latest science news with enough data to sink your teeth into. Lagrange Point goes beyond the glossy summary and gets in depth with the research from across the world.

August 25, 2014

Episode 80 - Global Challenges Par 1 - Feeding The Planet

How do we feed a planet with a growing population? In Part 1/4 of our Global Challenges series, we explore how we can feed the planet now and into the future using science! Is a meal in a pill a viable option? Should we not eat meat? What about genetic modification of crops? Or is Entomophagythe answer?

August 18, 2014

Episode 79 - Fields Medals, Sharing Cake And Barely Getting By In Sports

What's the fairest way to slice up a cake? Is just winning even worse than loosing by a big margin? Who just made history and broke the mathematics glass ceiling? Find out all this and more in our mathematical Lagrange Point!

August 11, 2014

Episode 78 - Mysterious Siberian Abyss, Nano Flares And Interstellar Oddities

What's causing these massive abyssal rifts to form in Siberia? What's the hottest part of the sun? Is space really empty? All of these questions have seemingly simple answers but are in fact very complicated. Don't worry Lagrange Point is here to shed light on these mysteries!

August 4, 2014

Episode 77 - Leafing Some Fresh Air And The Ebola Outbreak

Running short of fresh air? Take a leaf out of Julian Melchiori's book and fashion yourself some photosynthesising silk! We also have an update on the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, and how the world is responding to this deadly virus.