Summer stories: Dani Measday on feuding paleontologists, and Josh Richards on being super on Mars

Thursday, 21 January 2016 - 8:30am to 9:00am
What a bunch of happy faces! Clockwise from top left: Dani Measday, Michael Patterson, Josh Richards, Chris Lassig, Edward Drinker Cope and Othniel Charles Marsh. The last two less happy.

Our summer series comes to an end, with a final classic tale from the science storytelling event, the Laborastory.

Museum conservator Dani Measday tells us all about the pioneer palaeontologists Othniel Charles Marsh and Edward Drinker Cope, whose bitter, competitive rivalry led to the Great Dinosaur Rush, aka "Bone Wars", of the 19th century.

And for something different, we preview an extract from Chris's upcoming podcast with science communicator Michael Patterson on the science of superheroes. They speak to aspiring Mars astronaut Josh Richards about whether travelling to other planets could give you superpowers.

Thursday 8:30am to 9:00am
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Chris Lassig, Stuart Burns and Claire Farrugia.