Hardly a week goes by without some remarkable scientific discovery being announced to the world. Whether it is black holes or the black wings of birds of paradise, technology shows us what an amazing world we live in. In this two-part mini-series Dr Simon Pollard will share with you some of the most fascinating recent discoveries in science and what they mean for our future.

Dr Simon Pollard has a PHD in Zoology and is Adjunct Professor of Science Communication at the University of Canterbury. Each term will focus on different discoveries – so join Simon every term and continue to be amazed!