theGIST Featured Podcasts

What’s the Frequency Kenneth?

What’s the Frequency Kenneth?

R.E.M. had a hit single in 1993, in which they asked ‘What’s the Frequency Kenneth?’ Now in 2011 Adam Stock finds engineers designing wind turbines are asking a similar question.

Windia: The developing nation that’s leading the world in the wind sector

Windia: The developing nation that’s leading the world in the wind sector

Conaill Soraghan explores how a country beset by power cuts has emerged as a world-leader in the wind energy sector.

Body Integrity Image Disorder: The Desire for Amputation

Body Integrity Image Disorder: The Desire for Amputation

For most people the idea of losing a limb is horrifying. Even worse is the idea that we would have to self-amputate in order to survive.

TLC the Forensic Way

TLC the Forensic Way

Thin layer chromatography, more often referred to as TLC, is something you may well have unwittingly carried out a variation of as a child with some filter paper and pens. However it also made a recent cameo in an episode of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. So what exactly is TLC and what part does it have to play in modern forensic science?

Sleeping Rough – Acting Tough: Is Mental Illness a Precedent for Homelessness?

Sleeping Rough – Acting Tough: Is Mental Illness a Precedent for Homelessness?

Approximately 380,000 individuals in the United Kingdom are reported to be homeless at any given time. A majority of these individuals are also likely to be plagued by mental illnesses that generally go undiagnosed and untreated. Clare Allely delves into the root of the problem and asks if there is a way out of the negative spiral of rough sleeping.