Summer stories: Cobi Smith on Rachel Carson and Daniel Horsley on Georg Cantor

Thursday, 31 December 2015 - 8:30am to 9:00am
Top: Science communicator Cobi Smith (left) talks about Rachel Carson (right). Bottom: Mathematician Daniel Horsley (left) talks about Georg Cantor (right).

This summer we're featuring classic tales from the science storytelling event, the Laborastory.

First up, science communicator Cobi Smith tells the story of American biologist Rachel Carson, whose writings about DDT—including the book Silent Spring—made her a villain to some and a hero to many.

And then, mathematician Daniel Horsley explains how Georg Cantor's ideas about infinity, although eventually vindicated, made him unpopular in his time too.

Lost in Science team
Thursday 8:30am to 9:00am
Entertaining news and discussion about research that has impact on society and providing a wide range of science and technology news. Distributed nationally on the Community Radio Network.


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