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Blow to the LHC "bump", Crow intelligence, Robot mudskippers, Royal Society book prize  

New results have squashed the hope that the hints of a new particle detected by the Large Hadron Collider would confirm the existence of something extremely exotic, such as a new Higgs, or even the theoretical Graviton. Instead, the intriguing data 'bump' turns out to be nothing more than a statistical fluctuation. Physicist Jonathan Butterworth of UCL discusses whether this false alarm affects the LHC's chances of finding something else. Crows, ravens and other members of the bird family we call Corvids are well known to have sophisticated skills in tool use and problem solving. Research out this week reports ravens bending wire to help forage for their food. But what constitutes intelligence in bird brains? Adam Rutherford visits the Tower of London where ravens have been permanent residents since the 16th Century, and so quite a good spot for scientists to go and put bird brains to the test. He meets Sophie Hamnett and Nathan Emery from Queen Mary, University of London. Animals evolved in the seas, but by about 400 million years ago, some fishy creatures had evolved to begin walking on terra firma. Nowadays we look at creatures like mudskippers, that can swim and wade, to see how those first crawlers might have crept up the beach. A new study has gone one step further: Jonathan Webb went to Georgia Tech in Atlanta to meet the robot mudskippers. We're profiling each of the shortlisted books for the Royal Society book prize this year, and this week it is the turn of oncologist Siddartha Muhkerjee. He has turned his attention to trying to understand the root of all cancers, and the mental health issues his own family endure. His new book, The Gene, details the central concept in inheritance. Producer Adrian Washbourne.

Secrecy at Work, Drugs and Employment  

Secrecy at Work: the hidden architecture within our organisations. Laurie Taylor talks to Christopher Grey, Professor of Organization Studies at Royal Holloway, University of London, about his study into the secrecy which is woven into the fabric of our lives at work - from formal secrecy, as we see in the case of trade and state secrets based on law and regulation; informal secrecy based on networks and trust; and public or open secrecy, where what is known goes undiscussed. Also, drug taking and employment: how does the UK anti drugs policy shape our concept of 'employable citizens'? Charlotte Smith, Lecturer in Management at the University of Leicester, argues that drug consumption, in neo liberal times, is positioned as the antithesis of economic potential. Producer: Jayne Egerton.

32. The Royal Concept  

Joakim Lang träffar delar ur indie-rockbandet The Royal Concept och pratar om glädjen till att spela live, om Melodifestivalen och vem som är den största hjärtekrossaren.

Weekend Woman's Hour  

This year the Royal College of Nursing celebrates it's Centenary. We look at the contribution of overseas nurses with Gwen Gutzmore who came over from the Caribbean in the 1960s and Ismaila De Sousa who joined the health service in 2009 from Portugal. The Historian Anne Marie Rafferty discusses the importance of nurses from overseas to the NHS. We talk to two women about their experience of surrogacy: Caroline Evans who has acted as a surrogate and Natalie Smith who has twins who were born to a surrogate. Does the law that governs surrogacy need to change? Baroness Warnock, whose 1982 enquiry formed the basis for the regulations joins us to discuss. The comedian Susan Calman explains how she deals with her depression and tells us about her memoir 'Cheer Up Love'. Rebecca Asher and Jack Urwin have both written books called 'Man Up'. They discuss why they believe the concept of masculinity needs to change. The actress and writer Ambreen Razia on her debut play 'Diary of a Hounslow Girl' about the challenges of being a Muslim girl living in modern-day Britain. Hospital drama has always been a staple in the TV schedules but has the representation of nurses kept pace with changes in the NHS and the jobs nurses do? Joanna Scanlan and Vicki Pepperdine who wrote and starred in the blackly comic Getting On set on a geriatric ward and Barbara Machin a writer on Casualty in the 80s discuss. Leicester City have won the Premier League. It's the stuff of football fantasy when last season they were struggling to stay in the league. We hear from two lifelong Leicester City football supporters Kate Langan Vines and Charlotte Nicol. Presented by Jane Garvey Producer: Rabeka Nurmahomed Editor: Jane Thurlow.

Shakespeare 400: Undiscovered Countries - Shakespeare and the Nation  

Four centuries after Shakespeare's death, young scholars share new evaluations of his work - in a series of essays recorded in front of an audience in Shakespeare's old classroom at the Guildhall in Stratford-upon-Avon. 2.James Loxley on Undiscovered Countries: Shakespeare and the Nation At a time when relationships between the UK and the rest of Europe, and between the UK's own constituent nations, looks more unsettled than for many years, James Loxley explores what light Shakespeares plays might throw on tricky questions of national identity and the political debates that can grow up around them. James starts by considering Henry V, for which Shakespeare is often depicted as a celebrant of untroubled Englishness, going on to explain that during Shakespeare's most creative period, the very name and nature of the country was in dispute, with the concept of "Great Britain" becoming a prospect for the first time. And he concludes by wondering how Shakespeare's plays can help us understand our own national questions today. James Loxley is Professor of Early Modern Literature in the University of Edinburgh BBC Radio 3 is marking the 400th anniversary of the death of Shakespeare with a season celebrating the four centuries of music and performance that his plays and sonnets have inspired. Over the anniversary weekend, from Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th April, Radio 3 will broadcast live from a pop-up studio at the Royal Shakespeare Company's Other Place Theatre and other historic venues across Stratford-upon-Avon. Producer: Beaty Rubens.

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The Royal Concept, Late Show och delfinbildernas delfinbild  

Filip Bekic och David Larson från bandet The Royal Concept hänger med oss. Petter Bristav har sett första avsnittet av Late Show med Colbert och recenserar det. Vi utnämner även världens finaste delfinbild. 

Filip Bekic och David Larson från bandet The Royal Concept hänger med oss. Petter Bristav har sett första avsnittet av Late Show med Colbert och recenserar det. Vi utnämner även världens finaste delfinbild.

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Alt+F1: 05 - 04/07/2014 - Bahrain Battle Royal  

The concept of "teammates" is put to the test in this pass-happy throwdown in the desert. Meanwhile, Maldonado and Gutierrez keep up foreign relations.

The Bible Geek Podcast 14-021  

00:00:00: Promotional announcements. 00:01:04: Does the Bible itself extend the right to the believer to accept some parts of scripture and ignore others? 00:11:08: What is the Geek's opinion on Cartesian Dualism? It would seem to me that substance dualism is an all-important covert assumption of Christianity, since talk of afterlife becomes incoherent if nothing beyond physical matter exists. 00:18:24: Is there any intentional comedy in the bible? 00:25:04: How do Muslims view the Christian religion? Is there room for Christians in the Muslim heaven? 00:28:57: How did the concept of biblical inerrancy come about? There's no way the Bible itself can contain claims of inerrancy, because it couldn't refer to itself before it was in existence as a collection of writings. 00:34:21: Is it possible that, as Moses gave Hoshea the name Joshua, John the Baptist gave Jesus the name Jesus? Is this is a sign that Jesus succeeds John after his death, just like Joshua with Moses? 00:36:13: Would you agree that verses such as Numbers 31:17-19 clearly show that if absolute morality exists, the Bible and it's God(s) are not the source of it? 00:44:04: How come we never hear anything about the families and biological descendants of the apostles? Wouldn't the gospel message be a lot stronger with some bona fide apostolic bloodlines? 00:46:49: If Jesus is supposedly descended from the royal house of David, how do apologists explain his humble beginnings in Nazareth as a peasant carpenter? 00:48:00: Would you care to discuss the "personal savior" business and its late arrival in Christianity? Is it anticipated in The Teachings of Silvanus (90.29)? 00:54:44: I once read about a pre-Christian Hellenistic belief that if a man lived a perfect life then he could become one with God or even become God, perhaps by being reunited with original divine spark. Can a line be drawn from this to the doctrine of Jesus' sinlessness?

P3 Spel 20131012 Timme 1 POD  

I P3 Spel på lördag gästas vi av The Royal Concept! Vi sätter såklart speltwist på det hela och undrar hur förvandlar man sina låttexter till simlish och vad krävs av en sång för att den ska platsa som svinpeppig hejaklackslåt i ett FIFA 14? Hur går det till när dom etablerade artisterna tar plats i spelen? Vad betyder det för spelen och vem går vinnande ur dealen? Spelen som når nya nivåer med precis rätt musik eller artisterna som hittat ännu en reklamkanal att höras i? Allt det där reder vi ut samtidigt som vi passar på att spela favoritlåtar från spelens värld! På plats i studion har vi veckans panel, Josef Fares, Susanne Möller och Victor Leijonhufvud, som drämmer till med betyg på Beyond Two Souls, Pocket Trains och The Legends of Zelda: Wind Waker HD. I veckans krönika undrar Jimmy Håkansson vad som blir kvar efter att spelvärldens hjältar dragit fram med skjutvapen och, om ni ursäktar franskan, har sprängt hela skiten. Missa inte P3 Spel med Angelica Norgren, lördag 14.0

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P3 Spel 20131012 Timme 1 POD  

I P3 Spel på lördag gästas vi av The Royal Concept! Vi sätter såklart speltwist på det hela och undrar hur förvandlar man sina låttexter till simlish och vad krävs av en sång för att den ska platsa som svinpeppig hejaklackslåt i ett FIFA 14? Hur går det till när dom etablerade artisterna tar plats i spelen? Vad betyder det för spelen och vem går vinnande ur dealen? Spelen som når nya nivåer med precis rätt musik eller artisterna som hittat ännu en reklamkanal att höras i? Allt det där reder vi ut samtidigt som vi passar på att spela favoritlåtar från spelens värld! På plats i studion har vi veckans panel, Josef Fares, Susanne Möller och Victor Leijonhufvud, som drämmer till med betyg på Beyond Two Souls, Pocket Trains och The Legends of Zelda: Wind Waker HD. I veckans krönika undrar Jimmy Håkansson vad som blir kvar efter att spelvärldens hjältar dragit fram med skjutvapen och, om ni ursäktar franskan, har sprängt hela skiten. Missa inte P3 Spel med Angelica Norgren, lördag 14.03

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Popmusik i spel - superkommersiellt reklamtrix eller rätt kultur på rätt plats? Royal Concept: "Det är rätt bra betalt"  

I P3 Spel på lördag gästas vi av The Royal Concept! Vi sätter såklart speltwist på det hela och undrar hur förvandlar man sina låttexter till simlish och vad krävs av en sång för att den ska platsa som svinpeppig hejaklackslåt i ett FIFA 14?

Hur går det till när dom etablerade artisterna tar plats i spelen? Vad betyder det för spelen och vem går vinnande ur dealen? Spelen som når nya nivåer med precis rätt musik eller artisterna som hittat ännu en reklamkanal att höras i? Allt det där reder vi ut samtidigt som vi passar på att spela favoritlåtar från spelens värld! På plats i studion har vi veckans panel, Josef Fares, Susanne Möller och Victor Leijonhufvud, som drämmer till med betyg på Beyond Two Souls, Pocket Trains och The Legends of Zelda: Wind Waker HD. I veckans krönika undrar Jimmy Håkansson vad som blir kvar efter att spelvärldens hjältar dragit fram med skjutvapen och, om ni ursäktar franskan, har sprängt hela skiten. Missa inte P3 Spel med Angelica Norgren, lördag 14.03 i P3.

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The Royal Concept på galna upptåg  

The Royal Concept är aktuella med debutalbumet Goldrushed och bandmedlemmarna David Larsson och Filip Bekic berättar bland annat om bli jagade av amerikanska polishelikoptrar, att bli stalkade av en brasiliansk strippa och om sina fans The Strokes och Kenny G.

The Royal Concept är aktuella debutalbumet Goldrushed och bandmedlemmarna David Larsson och Filip Bekic berättar bland annat om bli jagade av amerikanska polishelikoptrar, att bli stalkade av en brasiliansk strippa och om sina fans The Strokes och Kenny G.

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Green Babies  

2013 is predicted to see the biggest baby boom in 40 years. Whether it's the Royal baby or an after effect of the Olympics nobody is certain. But what does this mean for the planet? Dr Alice Roberts, who is herself expecting, finds out whether population really is the biggest threat to our environment. The UK really is bucking the trend. In the US fears of a baby bust are coupled to predictions of economic decline. These are after all tiny unborn consumers. This is perhaps why many eminent nature watchers from David Attenborough to James Lovelock believe that over population is the biggest threat to our planet. No one can predict what a sustainable number of people would be but many agree that the predicted 10 billion plus is too many. At least, that is, if global rates of consumption increase to Western levels. George Monbiot points out that most growth in population is in the developing world where carbon footprints are often negligible. Paradoxically the key to lowering the birth rate is higher standards of living and that inevitably means increased consumption. The recent Royal Society Paper concludes that population and consumption must be tackled together. So can these new baby boomers become more sustainable? Alice Roberts takes a look at prams, poop and purees to find out if there is such a thing as an 'eco baby'. If there is, she discovers, it may not be in what we purchase on their behalf but about how they connect with the natural world. More and more evidence suggests being outdoors creates healthier, happier children and 'Project Wildthing' is an attempt to repackage and sell the concept of nature in order to compete with the marketing heavy worlds of toys and TV. Perhaps a new generation of nature lovers might want less stuff and enjoy the planet more. Producer: Helen Lennard.

3voor12 Draait 18 januari 2013 Show 20 (uur 1)  

UUR 1: The Royal Concept - Goldrushed David Bowie - Where Are We Now? Palma Violets - Step Up For The Cool Cats Foxygen - San Francisco Kraantje Pappie - Goud Over Shirt Heen Cashmere Cat - Mirror Maru Justin Timberlake - Suit & Tie Atoms For Peace - Judge, Jury & Executioner TDTMCM [...]

Terence Conran  

The New Elizabethans: Terence Conran. To mark the Diamond Jubilee, James Naughtie examines the lives and impact of the men and women who have given the second Elizabethan age its character. Terence Conran has changed the way Britain looks and introduced the concept of good taste and design to the living room in post war Britain. Still working at 80, his career spans a revolution in the restaurant world, the founding of the Design Museum, his home retail and style makeover with the Habitat and Conran stores together with his many books on food and lifestyle. The New Elizabethans have been chosen by a panel of leading historians, chaired by Lord (Tony) Hall, Chief Executive of London's Royal Opera House. The panellists were Dominic Sandbrook, Bamber Gascoigne, Sally Alexander, Jonathan Agar, Maria Misra and Sir Max Hastings. They were asked to choose: "Men and women whose actions during the reign of Elizabeth II have had a significant impact on lives in these islands and/or given the age its character, for better or worse." Producer: Sarah Taylor.

July 12th 2012  

Sleeping pill use has skyrocketed among young people. One expert voices concerns. How important is tourism really to the Swedish economy? And we hear how politicians and big shot elites do their business. Host: Gabriel Stein Closing Music: “D-D-Dance” by the Royal Concept.

Episode 6: Zooniverse & Citizen Science: How 300,000 Average People Became Astronomers, with Chris Lintott  

Our guest today is Christopher Lintott, an astrophysicist, a researcher in the Department of Physics at the University of Oxford and a junior research fellow at New College. also at the University of Oxford. A fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, Dr. Lintott`s work focuses on galaxies and star formation. He is the co-presenter of the BBC series The Sky at Night and a co-author of the book Bang! – The Complete History of the Universe co-authored with Patrick Moore and Brian May. It’s this focus on public engagement, and in particular the concept of citizen science that we’ll get into today, because most excitingly, Dr. Lintott is also Director of the astronomy crowdsourcing projects known as Zooniverse and Galazy Zoo, which have turned hundreds of thousands of people from around the world into scientists and astronomers.

In this discussion with Justin Trottier, the two discuss the emergence and growing sophistication of citizen science projects like Galaxy Zoo and Zooniverse. From sorting galaxies with Galaxy Zoo to identifying lunar craters with Moon Zoo to searching for planets and signs of life, not to mention a growing number of non-astronomy focused projects, Dr. Lintott explains the significant participatory impact being made daily by hundreds of thousands of people. Whether through basic categorization or unnanticipated observations like the discovery of the mysterious galaxy-like "Voorwerp," a growing army of citizen scientists are directing telescope time and providing data for research papers. The two also discuss the motives propelling this new development, and how they might grow a citizenry better informed by the tools of science.

In Current in Space we provide a final reminder about the upcoming Transit of Venus before turning to the thrilling conclusion of Dragon's landmark visit to the International Space Station. We then cover stories of life and death in the universe, highlighting the future merger of our own Milky Way with its nearest neighbour Andromeda. And finally we introduce a new Entertainment segment which will feature books, films, music and other areas of pop culture that connect to astronomy and space exploration. In particular, we tell how Haydon Planetarium's Neil deGrasse Tyson scored a victory for scientific accuracy in Hollywood when he convinced film director James Cameron to get the sky right.


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Home at RIBA  

What does the idea of home mean to us in Britain? How is that changing, and are those new needs being met? A new economic landscape and an irresistible pressure on housing are changing the way we live. For the first time since the 1980s home ownership is decreasing, more people are renting longer and people are starting to club together in bigger groups. In a special edition recorded at the Royal Institute of British Architects, Thinking Allowed examines the concept of home and its relationship to housing. Laurie Taylor is joined by an audience of the public and an expert panel: Angela Brady, President of RIBA; the housing economist Susan Smith, Mistress of Gurton College Cambridge; sociologist Esther Dermott from Bristol University and the architectural writer Jonathan Glancey. The event draws on a series of investigations of listeners' homes in which Laurie Taylor and a team of sociologists have explored the future of private life. It will also reflect on the RIBA exhibition on the history of the British Home, 'A Place to Call Home'. Producer: Charlie Taylor.

Yo Smushi  

The Royal Cafe in Copenhagen has given birth to a new culinary phenomenon: Smushi - traditional Danish smørrebrød with a contemporary sushi twist. The idea was created by "gastronaut" Rud Christiansen, who talks to Monocle about the concept that has Asia's retail groups lining up to get a piece of the action.

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Participation - the Sole Bond  

Former Permanent Secretary to HM Treasury, Sir Douglas Wass explores the concept of authority in his series 'Government and the Governed'. In his final lecture entitled 'Participation - the Sole Bond', Sir Douglas Wass concludes his discussion about responsive and effective governments with a suggestion for a single, permanent and more autonomous Royal Commission. He argues that this would be one way to promote a more open, participatory democracy.

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