Caption: Beagle 2, Credit: Nasa
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Beagle 2 

The Guardian's Science Weekly: What's Beagle 2 doing now?

From: Jason Phipps - Guardian
Series: Science Weekly from guardian.co.uk
Length: 39:03

Colin Pillinger, the man who lost a spacecraft, tells us whether he still holds out hope of finding Beagle 2; Lester Brown discusses food bubbles; plus new research into Alzheimer's, a mission to Mercury, and how the British government responds to scientific crises Read the full description.

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Colin Pillinger, the man who lead Britain's mission to Mars in the form of 2003's Beagle 2 project tells us, seven years on, what he thinks happened to his failed spacecraft. Colin also criticises the European Space Agency for its role in the mission.

Colin is speaking at an event at the Royal Geographical Society on the 16th March 2011. His book My Life on Mars is out now.

In our show and tell section we Ian Sample tells us about growing brain cells which could help with Alzheimer's, Alok Jha discusses how scientists are often ignored during national emergencies, and Robin McKie looks at a new mission to Mercury.

Lester Brown, president of Earth Policy Institute and a man the Washington Post called 'one of the world's most influential thinkers' tells us about his new concept of 'food bubbles'. It's in his new book World On The Edge is out now.

There are also a few mentions for some of you who got in touch following last week's podcast.

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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

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Piece Description

Colin Pillinger, the man who lead Britain's mission to Mars in the form of 2003's Beagle 2 project tells us, seven years on, what he thinks happened to his failed spacecraft. Colin also criticises the European Space Agency for its role in the mission.

Colin is speaking at an event at the Royal Geographical Society on the 16th March 2011. His book My Life on Mars is out now.

In our show and tell section we Ian Sample tells us about growing brain cells which could help with Alzheimer's, Alok Jha discusses how scientists are often ignored during national emergencies, and Robin McKie looks at a new mission to Mercury.

Lester Brown, president of Earth Policy Institute and a man the Washington Post called 'one of the world's most influential thinkers' tells us about his new concept of 'food bubbles'. It's in his new book World On The Edge is out now.

There are also a few mentions for some of you who got in touch following last week's podcast.

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

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Intro and Outro

INTRO:

Let's cross to London for the Guardian's Science Weekly podcast.... in the latest programme, they discuss failed spacecraft, new Alzheimer's research, food bubbles, and ethanol subsidies in the US.

OUTRO:

The latest from the Guardian's Science Weekly team in London

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