Scientists warn public on alien communication
If aliens call, what should we say? Scientists are turning to the public to ask how — and if — we should reply to intelligent extraterrestrial life. It could alter the course of history.
Moooove over Mozart as slow radio takes over
Are we sick of bite-sized culture? This autumn, Radio 3 will broadcast long hours of clocks ticking, leaves crunching and cows mooing. Some say we should spend more time in idle reflection.
UK mourns death of ‘classic British inventor’
Is the age of the maverick inventor over? Trevor Baylis: circus performer, stuntman and inventor of the wind-up radio has died. Some say eccentric engineers like him are facing extinction.
Fans of hit true crime podcast turn detective
Tomorrow, the podcasting phenomenon ‘Serial’ will conclude its investigation into a 16-year-old murder case. Fans are on tenterhooks. But is it wrong to turn tragedy into entertainment?
Anger over nurse’s death in royal hospital hoax
Days after being publicly ‘humiliated’ in a radio prank call, nurse Jacintha Saldanha has been found dead – apparently after taking her own life. Where does responsibility lie?
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Desert Island Discs offers celebrities the chance to choose their favourite music. Now it's asking everyone to join in the game. Will you take up the radio's oldest music challenge?