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x-change 2012

Hello! And welcome to the x-change 2012 - the highlights show from the British Science Festival in Aberdeen.

The British Science Festival is organised by the British Science Association. The x-change is run by a team of dedicated volunteers who spend each day selecting the best speakers from all corners of the British Science Festival and bring them together for the x-change; a fun, fast run-through of the best, funniest, most controversial and most interesting speakers from the day.

One of the highlights of the x-change (making it a highlight of the highlights!) was the Demo Spectacular. Featuring cereal boxes, smoking jelly babies and strategically-placed electric shocks... It's time to button up your lab coat and put on your goggles as we take a look at the biggest demonstrations and experiments from the British Science Festival...

Bill Bryson, author of A Short History of Everything, talks to Julie Gould for the x-change x-tra

Listen to the daily podcasts hosted by Richard Hollingham; BBC writer, broadcaster and producer of the SpaceBoffins podcast. Featuring some of our favourite speakers of 2012:

Day 2: antarctic chasms, space weather and sperm warfare

Day 3: maths comedy, superheroes, bubbles and Brian Cox

Day 4: juggling, cocktails and dark matter

Subscribe and catch up with the x-change and for all the back-stage gossip, gags and extra insight follow us on Twitter: @TheSiSTeam #xchange