How do you catch a comet? Dr. Matt Taylor, Rosetta Project Scientist at the European Space Agency, explains how. Dr. Taylor outlines the ESA’S mission in this video: the Rosetta spacecraft has been on a ten year journey to comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, and this year it will land on its surface, analysing molecules in samples drilled from its nucleus. Why, exactly? Because as Dr. Taylor explains, ‘Comets can be considered a time capsule from the beginning of the solar system’. The project appeared at the Royal Society’s Summer Science Exhibition.
Claire Eades’ campaign videos tackle everything from teen pregnancy to female genital mutilation. Rachel Bull spoke to the founder and MD of Marmalade Film & Media about making an impact through film.
An adventure needn’t be expensive, time-consuming – or even that far away. We spoke to Alastair Humphreys about microadventures.
What do people eat, drink and read on the other side of the globe? The results lift the lid on daily life in some of the world’s most fascinating places.
It gives pleasure to some and inspires fear in others ‒ and it’s all down to hormones and chemicals. Professor Ian Robertson explains what happens when the brain explodes with power.
Libertine’s editor meets Bryony Kimmings, the outspoken modern jester taking on children’s entertainment with her nine-year-old sidekick.
Glamour is an illusion that tells the truth about who we are and who we want to be. Author Virginia Postrel investigates its potency.
We all know it’s tough at the top. But does it have to be? Jane Bussmann offers us eight simple alternatives for a better world (warning: may cause offence)
Only a fraction of our laughter is joke-driven. Professor Sophie Scott explains what tickles us and why.
Comedian, playwright, author, director and co-founder of video network Wifey.tv, Jill Soloway is spearheading a new media movement for the modern woman. She tells Libertine why.
She acts. She writes. She talks very quickly. Occasionally, she’ll smoke a cigar. Most of all, she’s very funny. Joanna Hunter meets Jessica Hynes.
The printing of money may seem innocuous but it fundamentally alters the distribution of wealth. So where does that leave you and your investments? Merryn Somerset takes stock of the market.
Who thought maths could be funny? Robin Ince meets Simon Singh, whose latest book uncovers the hidden numerical genius of The Simpsons.