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UK science interest spiking? Blame Cox

August 19, 2011 | By

In the midst of a lot of bad science news (though to be fair there’s some good news, too) comes some great news: in the UK, students taking A-level math and science has gone way up. There’s been a 40% jump in math, and 20% each in physics and chemistry over the past 5 years. […]

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Brian Cox: Naked chimp

November 7, 2010 | By

I love social networking on the internet. All the usual reasons apply here, but I also get an added bonus: I find a lot of interesting stories I can write about when I surf places like Fark, reddit, and so on. I also read the site BuzzFeed to get my daily nerd-meme info. At the […]

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Cox on TED

June 18, 2010 | By

In April 2010, physicist and outspoken lover of science Brian Cox spoke at a TED meeting about the state of science funding in the UK and the world, and why we do science. Trust me, you need to find the 17 minutes today to watch this. Man, he’s good. Someone should give him a TV […]

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Astrologers jump on Cox

April 7, 2010 | By

I have not yet seen "Wonders of the Solar System", because it hasn’t aired in America yet. It’s a BBC astronomy documentary hosted by my friend Brian Cox, and from what I have heard is an extraordinary event. I can’t wait to see it. Some folks, though, have a different opinion. Brian, like me, is […]

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Cox on Ross

April 2, 2010 | By

My friend and fellow science promoter Brian Cox will be on Friday Night with Jonathan Ross tonight on BBC America (it already aired last week in the UK). Brian is funny and smart, as is Wossy (as Ross is called), so this should be a great time. And speaking of Matt Smith and Doctor Who, […]

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Cox on Colbert

October 29, 2009 | By

As promised, Brian Cox was on The Colbert Report last night, and hit it out of the park. The whole show was better than average (which is saying a lot) but Brian truly rocked! If you missed it (and live in the States) the whole episode is online (Brian’s segment is about 13:50 into the […]

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Brian Cox on Colbert tonight!

October 28, 2009 | By

My friend, the physicist and rock star and TV documentary host Brian Cox will be on "The Colbert Report" tonight, Wednesday October 28! I assume Brian’ll be plugging his new book, Why E= mc2, which I have read and is excellent (review coming soon). Brian is quite funny (as you may have noticed) and comfortable […]

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TAM London video 3: Brian Cox

October 21, 2009 | By

Regular readers know Brian Cox: he’s a physicist, a rock star, a TV science documentary host, a skeptic, and a friend. At TAM London I did a very brief interview with him. Since he works at the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva, I had something on my mind… Now, how long do you think it’ll […]

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Brian Cox talks about Carl Sagan

April 12, 2009 | By

Brian Cox is a Professor of physics at the University of Manchester, and a leading light in teaching the public about science*. The BBC 4 radio channel just aired a program with Brian talking about Carl Sagan, and it’s terrific. Beautifully done, with personal insights, quotations, and interviews with Sagan, it’s well worth an hour […]

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Brian Cox on BBC 2 tonight

December 2, 2008 | By

If you happen to live in the UK (or someplace that gets BBC 2), then you should watch Brian Cox on the show "Horizon" tonight at 9:00 p.m. He’s a gifted speaker, and the topic is the nature of time. I live here in the Colonies, so I’ll miss it, but I’m hoping to catch […]

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