Top Science Stories of 2020 • 2020

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2020 has been an unprecedented year in science. From a global pandemic and race to find a cure, to exploring our planetary neighbors and our own world, stay in the know with the latest stories that defined this tumultuous year.

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Professor Cox ends his homage to British Science by looking at how discoveries are made.

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Discovering the Elements

Just 92 elements made up the world, but the belief that were only four - earth, fire, air and water - persisted until the 19th Century. Professor Al-Khalili retraces the footsteps of the alchemists who first began to question the notion of the elements in their search for the secret of everlasting life. He reveals the red herrings and rivalries which dogged scientific progress, and explores how new approaches to splitting matter brought us both remarkable elements and the new science of chemistry.

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Professor Julia Higgins discusses Michael Faraday

President of the Institute of Physics Professor Julia Higgins explores the life and work of Michael Faraday and how his curiosity and passion for communicating science inspires her.

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Why Are We Here?

Can the participants work out why they exist at all? Is it destiny or pure chance?

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Will We Become God?

Humanity’s potential seems limitless. But could we become as powerful as God?

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On Religion

“I would rather have questions that can't be answered than answers that can't be questioned.”

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