Dig deep with a mad scientist series

Why do we eat what we eat? Can humour impact men's health? And what are those little plastics choking our ocean?

The Faculty of Science is home to authorities in their fields who engage in cutting-edge research and teaching.

Hear from some of our Mad Scientists as they break down the science behind everything from tiny maths to big animals.

Video: Our experts are always looking to solve global challenges, like Professor Naidu who is making drinking water safe in Bangladesh

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The Deep Blue

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