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6 Jun 2014, 11:25 UTC
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Rob and Chris talk about BICEP2 (again), exoplanets, and LEGO! Which ice-cream analogy is right for your planet: we discuss. [MP3 Link] Episode #108. If you have anything you’d like us to look at, or any questions you’d like us to answer - use the links at the top of the web page at http://recycledelec.com. Follow us on Twitter @recycledelec @orbitingfrog and @chrislintott. Links: LEGO’s new research lab set: http://globalnews.ca/news/1371669/lego-to-celebrate-women-in-science/ BICEP2: science, bitches http://telescoper.wordpress.com/2014/06/05/has-bicep2-bitten-the-dust ADSASS is geek chic http://www.adsass.org Virgin Galactic is ready: gets your $250k out http://www.space.com/26056-virgin-galactic-faa-airspace-deal.html Kepler-56 is expanding - and Kepler-56b and -56c are going to be gobbled http://www.cfa.harvard.edu/news/2014-13 Planets around Kapteyn’s star: http://arxiv.org/abs/1406.0818 Astronomers discover first Thorne-Żytkow object: http://www.colorado.edu/news/releases/2014/06/04/astronomers-discover-first-thorne-żytkow-object-bizarre-type-hybrid-star Neapolitan exoplanets : http://www.cfa.harvard.edu/news/2014-12 Motion-stabilized star trek http://io9.com/the-enterprise-crew-flails-about-like-morons-in-star-t-1584717141 Stephen Sharp in the LRB : http://www.lrb.co.uk/v36/n09/stephen-sharp/diary Credits: Audio content Copyright 2011-2014 Chris Lintott and Robert Simpson. Many thanks to Oxford Press Office for recording space. Podcast Image of lightbulb courtesy of Flickr user bazik (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bazik/395792175/).

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