WATCH: The Cosmic Genome advent calendar will help you count down to Christmas… with SCIENCE!

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The countdown to Christmas has now officially started – and in lieu of a Blue Peter-style advent crown, we’ve found the next best thing.

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Science app The Incomplete Map of the Cosmic Genome has just launched an advent calendar in the form of a series of videos featuring different stars from the app. Whilst we don’t know exactly who will feature yet, the app – which is available for iPad and Android, as well as through the web browser – has loads of videos featuring basically everyone who has ever spoken publicly about science, from scientists like Brian Cox, Richard Dawkins and Ben Goldacre to comedian Stewart Lee, musician Billy Bragg and astronaut Commander Chris Hadfield.

The first features the app’s co-creator, comedian Robin Ince:

You’ll be able to watch another one on the Cosmic Genome website every day until Christmas.

James O’Malley