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Transgenic spidergoats, psychedelic plankton and 70’s turtlenecks all at the RI channel

As a long time TED fan I was really pleased to discover that ¬†The Royal Institution¬†have developed the RI channel, a new video platform, for both their own and others’ popular science videos and lectures.

Although still in Beta at the moment, it is beautifully designed, with high quality videos, and content is being added regularly.

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Blood and Guts: A History of Surgery

Not for the fainthearted, but very interesting. Each programme in the five-part series covers a different branch of surgery. Part one is about neurosurgery “Into the Brain” and shows live brain surgery on a conscious woman.

Not terribly keen on the goofy, posh feller hosting the programme (pictured right), but he’s harmless enough.

Into the Brain is now available for four days on iPlayer, or failing that a torrent is also available. Old timers can also buy the DVD.