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Esperanto and the Man with the Paintbrush Moustache - Saluton mondo! Esperanto signifas ‘tiu kiu esperas’ en Esperanto. Ĉi semajno Antony kaj James malkovri, kial parolantoj de la plej bone konataj planlingvo havas kialon por atendi denove. Krome, ni trovos tute nova kialo por malami diktatoroj. Phew. Ĉi podkastojn…
Evolutionary Plasticity and the Rise of Bipedal Mice - In this episode of Rising Ape Speaks we discuss how draining almost all the water out of fish’s pool has illustrated that evolution is by no means a closed book. This leads on to James confessing his childhood spent dreaming…
Chaperon and the Substitute For a Mother’s Love - Professor Nutt and Dr Z aren’t yet a rap duo (unfortunately), but they are working hard developing a new and euphoric drug called ‘chaperon’. Its noble aim? To limit your alcohol cravings. Hooray for science! In this episode of Rising Ape Speaks, Antony and…
Ethical Robots and the Coveting of thy Metal Ass - Recent research by Professor Alan Winfield and co suggests we could build ‘ethical’ robots. How do we even define ethical behaviour? Is your baby paying tax? Will we be able to freestyle Asimov’s laws of robotics? All big questions, but…
Xmas Special: Existential Risk and the Molecular Sex Robots - The Centre for the Study of Existential Risk studies existential risk … in a centre. In this bumper Christmas edition, find out what you should be terrified of this festive season (and every other season for that matter). Rising Ape: turning…
Peaceful Plutonium and the Mega-Olympics - Why do we see chemicals as somehow inherently bad? And, what does the future hold for the Olympic games? Find out, along with lots more, in this episode of Rising Ape Speaks.
James Cameron and the Top Half Fish - James Cameron has been described as part-scientist and part-artist, but do his accomplishments warrant the label of ‘modern day Leonardo da Vinci’?