Sir David Attenborough and Professor Brian Cox will unite on screen for the first time in a new show delving into the stories of history’s most significant scientists. The acclaimed naturalist and the physicist will discuss the legacy of Charles Darwin, from his “absolutely mad obsession with collecting beetles” to extracts from his legendary 1859 scientific tome On The Origin Of Species. Sir David explains his admiration for the famed explorer’s book that shares “argument and observation” rather than “jargon”. As the six-part BBC iPlayer series People Of Science continues, Cox will meet Royal Society Fellows Bill Bryson, Dame Uta Frith, Sir David Spiegelhalter, Dame Julia Higgins and Dame Sally Davies as they explore the organisation’s archives and introduce viewers to their favourite historical figures in the field. Cox, who is professor for public engagement in science at the Royal Society, said: “People Of Science opens up … [Read more...] about Sir David Attenborough and Brian Cox to discuss Darwin in new science show
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Home / News / Scotland by Blair Dingwall January 1 2018, 12.57pm Updated: January 1 2018, 1.15pm FacebookTwitterWhatsAppLinkedInEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter Want to read more?Subscribe today from £1 a week A ‘huge’ green New Year’s Eve fireball was spotted in the skies above Tayside. The meteor was sighted the length and breadth of the UK on Monday just after 5.30pm, with locals in Dundee and Perthshire among those left awestruck. The UK Meteor Observation Network (UKMON) said almost 600 people had recorded seeing the fireball. A statement from the group said: “Very large fireball meteor event was spotted over UK on 31 December 2017 at 5.33pm. “UKMON received over 570 public reports. Many observers reported green colour and fragmentation at the end. The meteor was apparently moving quite slowly.” Physicist and TV star Professor Brian Cox took to Twitter to find out more about the meteor. Quite a few people … [Read more...] about ‘Huge’ green News Year fireball spotted in skies above Tayside
The skies over a swathe of Britain were reportedly lit up by a glowing green meteor just minutes before New Year’s Eve. Many took to social media to say they had spotted what they said was a green-tailed shooting star, with some believing it to be an early firework. Tom Gold said he spotted the sight in Northumberland, the ChronicleLive reported. He said: “I saw it here in Corbridge, was an outstanding sight. Never seen anything like it before.” Alyson Dodd tweeted: “We saw the green & gold meteor flying fast over Nord Bottleshop in Whitley Bay while sat having a drink in the window! I thought it was a firework, Matthew thought it was a fighter jet...” Greg Stone said: “Was on the A19 approach to the Tyne Tunnel tonight and saw the bright green meteor fly overhead quite low before breaking into two and fading over Gateshead. Spectacular!” @Nevermore1983 added: “That meteor was so bright never seen one like it. #Durham” Andrew … [Read more...] about Spectacular ‘green UFO’ spotted over Britain leaves intrigued viewers wondering if it was early New Year’s display
PROFESSOR Brian Cox has brought his expertise on all things space to telly – and he’s now, for many, the face of popular science.But Brian wasn’t always lecturing on the stars, as he has a little-known past in 90s dance music behind him. Here’s what we know about him…Professor Brian Cox is a 49-year-old physicist, who serves as professor of particle physics as the University of Manchester, but is better known for his science-based books and TV shows.Unlike some scientists he does not identify as an atheist, but has “no personal faith” and describes himself as a humanist.Born in Oldham, Yorkshire – to banker parents – young Brian was into hobbies like bus spotting and dancing, before Carl Sagan’s book Cosmos got him on to physics.However, he got a D in his Maths A-Level – and his first major pursuit in life was music.He played keyboard with the rock band Dare from 1988 to 1991, and released two albums with them, before … [Read more...] about What band was Professor Brian Cox in, how old is he, who’s his wife Gia Milinovich and what TV shows has he presented?
THE One Show reflects on the 20th anniversary of Princess Diana's death tonight.Former BBC Royal correspondent Jennie Bond joins the show to talk about the late Princess. Here's who else will be appearing on the programme.Jennie BondThe 67-year-old journalist was Royal correspondent for the BBC for 14 years, and established a good working relationship with Princess Diana.Jennie witnessed the collapse of her marriage to Prince Charles and enjoyed a long off-the-record chat with her, where Diana confided her feelings about her failed marriage to Charles and his affair with Camilla Parker Bowles.Jennie was also on hand straight away to report on the tragic news of the Princess' death in Paris on August 31, 1997, and she will discuss her memories of that day and of Diana with hosts Matt Baker and Alex Jones.Professor Brian CoxThe 49-year-old physicist has appeared on the show on a number of occasions in the past to discuss his various projects and findings.Tonight, he will tell Matt and … [Read more...] about Who’s on The One Show tonight? Brian Cox and Rob Parker join as Jennie Bond remembers Princess Diana’s death
PROFESSOR Brian Cox has brought his expertise on all things space to telly - and he's now, for many, the face of popular science.But Brian wasn't always lecturing on the stars, as he has a little-known past in 90s dance music behind him. Here's what we know about him...Professor Brian Cox is a 49-year-old physicist, who serves as professor of particle physics as the University of Manchester, but is better known for his science-based books and TV shows.Unlike some scientists he does not identify as an atheist, but has "no personal faith" and describes himself as a humanist.Born in Oldham, Yorkshire - to banker parents - young Brian was into hobbies like bus spotting and dancing, before Carl Sagan's book Cosmos got him on to physics.However, he got a D in his Maths A-Level - and his first major pursuit in life was music.He played keyboard with the rock band Dare from 1988 to 1991, and released two albums with them, before joining 90s band D:Ream as a keyboardist.Their biggest hit … [Read more...] about What band was Prof Brian Cox in, how old is he, who’s his wife Gia Milinovich and what TV shows has he presented?
LOTS OF people in the West stopped believing in God a long time ago.But they might think again after hearing two top British theoretical physicists suggest our entire universe may have been created by a "super-intelligent computer programmer".Professor Brian Cox, a television host and top physicist, and his collaborator Professor Jeff Forshaw of Manchester University have made the astonishing suggestion that our universe could be a simulation built by a mysterious nerdy deity.The brainboxes have just published a book called Universal: A Journey Through The Cosmos, which tells the story of everything from the Big Bang onwards.We spoke to the duo to discuss the increasingly fashionable theory that reality is a simulation - a seemingly far-fetched belief that is shared by luminaries including Elon Musk, who famously said there was a minuscule "one in billions" chance that we are NOT living in a simulation.Professor Cox, who juggles television or radio work with a job as … [Read more...] about The universe could be a simulation created by a ‘super-intelligent computer programmer’, Professor Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw suggest
THE universe is doomed to end up a barren, dark and empty void with no stars to light up the gloom.That's the prediction from Professor Brian Cox, who told The Sun Online that the universe will end its days in a grim process called "heat death".Brian and Professor Jeff Forshaw, professor of Theoretical Physics at the University of Manchester, have just published a book called Universal: A Journey Through The Cosmos, which tells the story of everything from the Big Bang onwards.We asked him about the theory of "heat death", which suggests that in billions of years, all the stars in the universe will burn out or turn into black holes which will eventually eat each other up.The supermassive black holes left after this feeding frenzy will then evaporate, leaving a barren void of eternal nothingness.This theory about the grim fate of our universe hinges around the "theory of inflation", which suggests the universe will continue growing and growing rather than eventually collapsing … [Read more...] about Brian Cox says the universe will end in the eternal darkness of ‘heat death’ when all the stars burn out to leave a bleak, featureless void
STARGAZING Live is back for its seven year – and this time it’s being broadcast straight from Australia.Professor Brian Cox will continue tonight to take viewers on a stargazing journey throughout the night, explaining the scientific theory along the way.But when is the popular show on and what are viewers in store for?You can catch the third and final installment of astronomical fun on BBC2 tonight.The live broadcast airs at 8pm.It will also be available shortly after broadcast on catch-up service BBC iPlayer.The British TV programme is based on science and astronomy that has aired annually since 2011.It is typically broadcast from Jodrell Bank Observatory, but has also featured live links from facilities in Hawaii, South Africa and Norway.Stargazing Live Australia is being filmed in the Siding Spring Observatory, which is situated in New South Wales.As dawn approaches, the hosts discuss the observations they have made over the course of the evening.Brian Cox, OBE, is … [Read more...] about When is Stargazing Live Australia on BBC Two tonight, who is Professor Brian Cox and is Dara O’Briain hosting?
DON'T have any plans this week? Don’t you worry because we’ve got a whole host of great shows for you to watch on TV.The remaining celebs take on terrifying stunts in the final of The Jump, Paula causes more trouble for Ellen in The Replacement and watch Brie Larson’s Oscar-winning performance in our Saturday flick, Room. MONDAY MutinyThere’s danger, challenges and a topless Ant Middleton – the perfect way to start the week!SAS: Who Dares Wins chief instructor Ant is put in charge of a crew of eight men as they attempt to cross 4,000 miles of the Pacific Ocean in an open wooden boat.With limited food and water rations, as well as raging tides, will they all survive? C4, 9pm TUESDAY The ReplacementThis spooky thriller had us on the edge of our sofas last week.Following creepy maternity cover Paula, this week Ellen uncovers more unnerving secrets.But when Paula discovers Ellen’s investigation she engineers a humiliating situation with a client and … [Read more...] about Brie Larson stars in Room, The Replacement gets even creepier and which celeb will be crowned winner of The Jump? What to watch on TV this week