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Caption: Sex poster at Natural History Museum, Credit: Andy Duckworth
Image by: Andy Duckworth 
Sex poster at Natural History Museum 

The Guardian's Science Weekly: The birds and the bees (x-rated version)

From: Jason Phipps - Guardian
Series: Science Weekly from guardian.co.uk
Length: 39:24

WARNING: contains frank details about animal sex... please listen and approve before broadcasting. We reveal nature's most bizarre and intimate sexual secrets; Peter Atkins discusses the limits of science; mapping allergies; a universal flu vaccine; plus, we ask why chemistry often gets overlooked

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WARNING: this podcast contains frank information and graphic details about animal sex.

Peter Atkins, professor of chemistry at Oxford University, goes right to the limits of science. We then take it a bit further as we look at some of the themes in his new book On Being which is out soon.

Peter is giving a lecture at the Royal Institution on March 22nd 2011.

We go behind the scenes at a new exhibition which is the x-rated version of the birds and the bees. Quite frankly, they're at it like rabbits. Sexual Nature is now open at London's Natural History Museum.

We've also put together a beautiful audio slideshow giving you a taste of what there is to see there.

In our show and tell section, we discuss a study that has mapped allergies, a universal flu vaccine, plus the international year of chemistry - and why the discipline often gets overlooked.

Subscribe for free via iTunes to ensure every episode gets delivered. (Here is the non-iTunes URL feed).

Meet the Guardian's crack team of science bloggers:

The Lay Scientist by Martin Robbins
Life and Physics by Jon Butterworth
Punctuated Equilibrium by GrrlScientist
Political Science by Evan Harris

Follow the podcast on our Science Weekly Twitter feed and receive updates on all breaking science news stories from Guardian Science.

Email scienceweeklypodcast@gmail.com.

Guardian Science is now on Facebook. You can also join our Science Weekly Facebook group.

We're always here when you need us, listen back through our archive.

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Piece Description

WARNING: this podcast contains frank information and graphic details about animal sex.

Peter Atkins, professor of chemistry at Oxford University, goes right to the limits of science. We then take it a bit further as we look at some of the themes in his new book On Being which is out soon.

Peter is giving a lecture at the Royal Institution on March 22nd 2011.

We go behind the scenes at a new exhibition which is the x-rated version of the birds and the bees. Quite frankly, they're at it like rabbits. Sexual Nature is now open at London's Natural History Museum.

We've also put together a beautiful audio slideshow giving you a taste of what there is to see there.

In our show and tell section, we discuss a study that has mapped allergies, a universal flu vaccine, plus the international year of chemistry - and why the discipline often gets overlooked.

Subscribe for free via iTunes to ensure every episode gets delivered. (Here is the non-iTunes URL feed).

Meet the Guardian's crack team of science bloggers:

The Lay Scientist by Martin Robbins
Life and Physics by Jon Butterworth
Punctuated Equilibrium by GrrlScientist
Political Science by Evan Harris

Follow the podcast on our Science Weekly Twitter feed and receive updates on all breaking science news stories from Guardian Science.

Email scienceweeklypodcast@gmail.com.

Guardian Science is now on Facebook. You can also join our Science Weekly Facebook group.

We're always here when you need us, listen back through our archive.

Broadcast History

Uploaded to guardian.co.uk on Monday 14th February 2011

Intro and Outro

INTRO:

The latest Science Weekly programme recorded in London.

Please note - this programme contains graphic details about how animals mate

OUTRO:

The Guardian's Science Weekly podcast

Musical Works

Title Artist Album Label Year Length
Let's get physical Olivia Newton John :20
Let's talk about sex Salt n Pepa :20
Je t'aime Serg Gainsbourg :20
I wanna sex you up Color me badd :10
Lady Marmalade Christina Aguilera / Pink / Mya / Lil' Kim :15

Related Website

http://www.guardian.co.uk/scienceweekly