Skip to content

OU on the BBC: BBC Inside Science – Nuclear waste

Updated Wednesday 23rd October 2013

This week: Nuclear waste, exoplanets, synthetic biology Olympics and the clock change.

This page has been archived and no longer updated. Please be aware that the information provided on this page may be out of date, or otherwise inaccurate due to the passage of time. For more detail, see our Archive and Deletion Policy

Nuclear power plant Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © Jarous | In BBC Inside Science, Dr Adam Rutherford, colleagues and guests illuminate the mysteries and challenge the controversies behind the science that's changing our world.

On this week's episode:

  • Hinkley nuclear power station: Discussion on the pros and cons of UK's first nuclear plant in a generation.
  • 1000 exoplanets: Dr Stuart Clark, astronomer, on passing the 1000 exoplanets tally but still no twin for Earth.
  • iGEM competition: A visit to students at Imperial, finalists in the iGEM competition, who use biology to tackle world problems.
  • Show us your instrument: Marek Kukula from the Greenwich Observatory shows us the GMT clock and Adam visits BBC basement to view GTS created by BBC.

Listen to Inside Science

Tune in to BBC Radio 4 on Thursday 24 October at 16:30 to listen to this week's programme. More information and a link to listen again later will be available from the BBC's Inside Science pages.


For further information, take a look at our frequently asked questions which may give you the support you need.

Have a question?