Interviews about History

Interviews on archaeology, anthropology, palaeoanthropology and the history of science...

14 September 2020

Mithridates the Great, king of Pontus, lived two thousand years ago - and pioneered the science of poisons...

01 September 2020

Hearing about the new coronavirus, many were struck with déjà vu - because parts have happened before...

01 September 2020

Analysis of the very first SARS-CoV-2 samples shows they already looked evolved to infect us...

01 September 2020

When it comes to the origins of COVID, there are still lots of unknowns. But we can be sure of a sequel...

28 July 2020

What's the world's largest organism? How did gin & tonic change the world? Stories from the living world...

28 July 2020

From gold blood, to blue blood, to blood on the dance floor - here are some weird science stories...

28 July 2020

Time for some extra credit 'material' from the Chemistry & Materials round...

28 July 2020

What is spaghettification? How do you define the kilogram? Adam provides the trivia treats...

20 July 2020

Rosalind's sister, Jenifer, has many fond memories of Rosalind

20 July 2020

How does Rosalind Franklin fit in the DNA story?

23 June 2020

The science of naming science

23 June 2020

Can you guess my name from the clues?

15 June 2020

The dead sea scrolls are a famous historical treasure. And ancient DNA has uncovered new clues...

09 June 2020

Wieman won a Nobel prize for making a Bose-Einstein condensate - seventy years after they were predicted...

26 May 2020

How have scientists adapted through history?

18 May 2020

How does science reach governments and politicians? It's not a transparent process...

18 May 2020

Preprint servers let scientists communicate and collaborate - but are they bypassing peer review?

18 May 2020

In some fields, three fifths of published papers can't be replicated or independently verified...

18 May 2020

How the peer review process got started, and how it's changed

12 May 2020

Using science to keep Nobel prizes safe

12 May 2020

How the atomic bomb was developed

12 May 2020

The road to breaking the enigma cipher.

12 May 2020

Identifying and commemorating the victims of the medical experiments

12 May 2020

The development of the V2 rockets