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VLOG Episode 6 | Cancer Killing Immune Cells and Living Robots

Fantastic new developments in medicine and health. New cancer killing immune cells have been discovered and scientists have created living robots, designed by computers. Plus I describe what is the ge...

Bringing soil samples back from asteroids

The decade to which we just said goodbye witnessed some fantastic advances in space exploration. Not only did we increase our understanding of other planets in our Solar System (like Jupiter, Saturn a...

photography, ada lovelace, computers, algorithm

Fantastic Women Series – Ada Lovelace, First Computer Programmer

Augusta Ada King, Countess of Lovelace, was born on December 10, 1815. She was the daughter of the famous poet Lord Byron and his wife Anne Isabella Noel Byron. However, being Lord Byron’s only legiti...

Podcast Episode 5 | The Idea that Changed the World: Darwin & Evolution by Natural Selection

In this episode we celebrate the 160th anniversary of a publication that changed scientific thinking completely. On November 24, 1859, Charles Darwin published his work: On the Origin of Species by Me...

Voyagers 1 & 2 – The Spacecraft That Keep on Giving

This past week brought humanity’s farthest and longest-lived spacecraft – Voyagers 1 and 2 – into the picture again for two reasons: it would have been Carl Sagan’s 85th birthday on Novemb...

saturn and moons

VLOG Episode 2 | How Cassini made the Earth smile

I hope you enjoy the show and please do check out the website and follow us on social media. Twitter: @360onhistory  // Instagram // Facebook Music: Moonrise by Chad Crouch – Instrumental from Free Mu...

Are Anti-Vaxxers right? | Shattering Myths Blog

In this week’s Shattering Myths Blog, we are talking about vaccinations and the anti-vaxxer movement. Let’s start with a little bit of history. Diseases have plagued humanity (pun intended), since we ...

Podcast Episode 3 | Alexander von Humboldt, a scientist you’ve never heard of

You may have heard of the Humboldt Current and of the the Humboldt Penguins but you probably don’t know after whom they were named. Today we feature a very influential scientist that you may nev...

Who are the South Asians?

More and more chapters are being added to the story of humanity, as new techniques to extract and study ancient DNA take our understanding of our ancestors to unprecedented levels. And one thing is ve...