This Way Up for Saturday 6 September 2014
We speak to John Saunders, the Associate Editor of CHESS Magazine, about a controversy in world chess that could lead to champion Magnus Carlsen being stripped of his world title.
The Home Microbiome Study tries to understand how the communities of microbes living in and on us colonise our rooms and buildings. Jack Gilbert of the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory is one of the authors, and a subject, of the study.
The science of alcohol; from yeast, to taste, to fermentation, to hangovers. Adam Rogers looks at the current state of our knowledge, and some of the common myths and misconceptions, in his book 'Proof: the Science of Booze' (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt).
The second of our Naked Science shows, recorded at the Paramount Theatre in Wellington last month. Five top scientists speak to Simon Morton and Dr Chris Smith about their areas of expertise. The subjects include nanotechnology and melting teaspoons, the impact of UV light on crops, and measuring the health of the Southern Ocean.