In the new BBC Four documentary The Galaxy Britain Built: Droids, Darth Vader and Lightsabers, David Whiteley discovers why Star Wars, probably the greatest sci-fi of all time, really is the best of British.
We speak to Sarah Kember, Professor of New Technologies of Communication at Goldsmiths University about the problems getting women into STEM, the rise of scientism and why Amazon's Alexa is like Joan from Mad Men.
In his new book Improbable Destinies, Jonathan Losos explores whether evolution is predictable and why adaptations converge - he talks to us about the fate of the dinosaurs, alien life and whether humans are really the peak of evolution.
What would you do with super powers? We talk to super hero scientist Barry W. Fitzgerald about his love for super heroes, the future of human genetics and creating a scientific journal dedicated to harnessing super powers.