- guardian.co.uk, Monday 7 February 2011 00.01 GMT
We celebrate the 50th anniversary of one of America's space milestones. His name was Ham and he came from French Cameroon. Henry Nicholls is back in the studio with us. He's unearthed some never before broadcast audio footage he recorded in 2007 when he went to visit the remains of this amazing chimpanzee.
The Higgs Boson might be closer than ever. The decision has been made to keep the Large Hadron Collider up and running for another year before its scheduled maintenance. We cross live-ish to Paul Collier in the room at Cern where the beam is switched on and off. Paul's job title is possibly the greatest on the planet. He is Head of Beams at Cern.
Our very own Alok Jha has his first book out. Despite his best efforts to avoid talking about it, we trick him into discussing How To Live Forever: And 34 Other Really Interesting Uses Of Science. Other books are available!
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