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A podcast on science, nature and history. From the Big Bang to today, a 360 degree look at life, the universe and the history of everything - covering the moon landings, to the history of the Indus Valley Civilization.

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A podcast on science, nature and history. From the Big Bang to today, a 360 degree look at life, the universe and the history of everything - covering the moon landings, to the history of the Indus Valley Civilization.

    Podcast Episode 47 l Stop sending thank you emails

    Podcast Episode 47 l Stop sending thank you emails

    SERIES: DIGITAL SUSTAINABILITY – Emails

    Your thank you emails are adding to climate change by 16,433 tonnes of carbon a year!



    Twenty years ago, when I started working in environmental conservation and climate change most people looked at me quizzically when I told them what I did for a living. For many, protecting the environment was getting rid of garbage, and climate change was not even on the radar.



    Today, the situation is entirely different. Climate change has found new activists, some so much younger than I was when I started on this journey. Two years of lockdowns have brought nature closer to us or have brought us closer to nature. Either way, quite a large proportion of the populace has finally taken an interest in the natural environment and the fact that we face unprecedented changes in our climate – all of which will resonate in our living spaces, through the food we eat, and on things we buy for years to come.



    The pandemic confined us all to our homes, making us more dependent on digital systems as we tried to maintain some semblance of continuity in our lives.



    Some are happy that our overuse of energy resources went down as we travelled less. But in the last decade or so, our inherent consumerism has been coupled with our need for attention. While the first has been catered to by online shopping during the pandemic, the second has also taken off through social media apps. Everyone now wants their fame, which is now expected to be longer than fifteen minutes.



    But the digital environment also has environmental and climate costs, and this cost went up drastically during the pandemic. And your unnecessary thank you emails are adding to climate change by 16,433 tonnes of carbon a year!

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    • 7 min
    Podcast Episode 46 l Hypatia – Greek Philosopher Mathematician Astronomer Killed By Fanatics

    Podcast Episode 46 l Hypatia – Greek Philosopher Mathematician Astronomer Killed By Fanatics

    Hypatia was a Greek philosopher, mathematician, and astronomer, who lived in Alexandria, Egypt in the 4th century BC, when it was part of the Eastern Roman Empire. She was admired for her groundbreaking ideas but was eventually killed by Christian fanatics, seemingly, for those same ideas. According to Socrates Sholasticus, Hypatia's murder was more about the political dispute between the Prefect of Alexandria, Orestes, and the Bishop of Alexandria, Cyril, than about religious beliefs. Cyril's followers thought she was instrumental in turning Orestes against them and used her philosophy and pagan beliefs as a reason to kill her.

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    • 8 min
    Podcast Episode 45 l Hadrian’s Wall and Vindolanda – Remains of a Roman Britain

    Podcast Episode 45 l Hadrian’s Wall and Vindolanda – Remains of a Roman Britain

    Podcast Episode 45 l Hadrian's Wall and Vindolanda - Remains of a Roman Britain

    The Roman Empire was vast and extensive, covering almost all of Europe. Britain also came under its rule for 400 years. First Julius Caesar visited in 55 BC, but he did not stay. Eventually, in 43 AD permanent conquest of the British Isles began and Britain became a Roman province. Rome got a new emperor from 117 to 138 AD. His name was Hadrian and he visited Britain, which was one of the farthest outposts of his empire, in 122 AD. It was Hadrian who decided to build a wall between England and Scotland to defend his territories in England. This is called Hadrian's Wall and its remains can still be seen.



    South of Hadrian’s wall is Vindolanda, which was a Roman auxiliary fort. Vindolanda actually predated the wall and archaeological excavations of the site show that it was under Roman occupation from roughly 85 AD to 370 AD.  Located near the modern village of Bardon Mill in Northumberland, it guarded the Stanegate, the Roman road from the River Tyne to the Solway Firth.



    The site is most famous for the Vindolanda tablets, a set of wooden leaf-tablets that were, at the time of their discovery in 1973, the oldest surviving handwritten documents in Britain.

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    • 9 min
    Podcast Episode 44 – Earth’s Evil Twin Has New Images

    Podcast Episode 44 – Earth’s Evil Twin Has New Images

    New podcast episode on the planet named after the Goddess of Love: Venus. Venus is known as Earth's Evil Twin and it has New Images taken by NASA's Parker Solar Probe as it flew by the planet. Though it is inhospitable for life as we know it, Phosphine, possible indicator of microbial life, has been found high in its clouds.



    According to NASA, “in two recent flybys of the planet, Parker used its Wide-Field Imager, or WISPR, to image the entire nightside in wavelengths of the visible spectrum – the type of light that the human eye can see – and extending into the near-infrared”. The images were captured during its February 2021 flyby and NASA just made the announcement on Feb 9. 2022.



    The images, combined into a video, reveal a faint glow from the surface that shows distinctive features like continental regions, plains, and plateaus. A luminescent halo of oxygen in the atmosphere can also be seen surrounding the planet.”

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    • 7 min
    Podcast Episode 43 l Lindisfarne – Where the Vikings entered England

    Podcast Episode 43 l Lindisfarne – Where the Vikings entered England

    A new Podcast Episode on Lindisfarne – Where the Vikings entered England in 793AD and destroyed the Christian monastary that was there and took the monks as slaves. The island is known as Holy Island and is a site of pilgrimage due to St Aidan and St Cuthbert, both of whom spread Christianity across Northumbria and England in the 7th and 8th centuries AD.

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    • 10 min
    Podcast Episode 42 l Brown Dwarfs – Planets, stars, or something entirely different?

    Podcast Episode 42 l Brown Dwarfs – Planets, stars, or something entirely different?

    What are Brown Dwarfs? Are they Planets, stars, or something entirely different? According to scientists, they lie between planets and stars and can't fuse hydrogen in their cores. Some of them are extremely cold, such as the one known as The Accident. It was discovered by chance in 2018. Brown dwarfs can help scientists understand both planets and stars, as well as how nuclear fusion begins.



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