The brightest light in the Universe
This week, we hear how one of the brightest lights in the Universe is helping scientists to build better jet engines, fight off antibiotic resistant bacteria and read the biochemical make-up of long-dead dinosaurs. Plus, how fears and phobias can pass from parent to child in a smell, why first impressions really do count, and also the physics of being a lead guitarist...
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What does your face say about you? Science says we form an
opinion of who a person is based on their facial features in a
tenth of a second.
Long-term marijuana use rewires the brain, making it less
sensitive to the feel-good chemical dopamine...
We answer your questions on what Ebola is, how it spreads and
It has been announced by the government that driverless cars
will be trialed on the roads of the UK by January 2015.
Babies can learn what to fear just by smelling the odor of their
distressed mothers, new research suggests.
Every wondered what makes a great guitar solo? Oxford's Dr
David Robert Grimes has been looking at the science behind
playing the guitar.
Synchrotrons are powerful machines that tell us about the fabric
of the world around us but how do they actually work?
Airplane jet engines operate at 1500°C - hotter than the melting
point of metals - so how do they still work?
Organic chemistry in 50 million year old specimens have
revealed some surprising secrets about dinosaurs and leaves
Can we solve the threat of antibiotic resistance by learning more
about the structure of bugs?
This is for the Naked Scientist, a weird occurrence in Soweto took place about Two Weeks ago were a young man of about 20 years suddenly started burning, he was nowhere near fire (Heater, Stove or anything of that sort) but his clothes literally caught flames and he is now admitt...