Interviews about History

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

18 February 2020

Adam Murphy’s been looking at some cracking science: using eggshells to take a dinosaur’s temperature...

11 February 2020

To what extent will departing from the EU affect UK science?

06 February 2020

New data shows that body temperature has fallen since the 19th century...

06 February 2020

Why do we struggle to hold on to underrepresented talent in academia?

28 January 2020

Nesyamun was a priest in ancient Egypt - and now he can speak and sing again...

24 January 2020

It's time for a traditional dance - but this ceilidh is about neurons and brain signals...

24 January 2020

A toast to the lassies and a response to the laddies, celebrating the great figures of Scottish science...

24 January 2020

Comedian Fred MacAulay has just broken a world record - and he joins us to deliver the Address to a Haggis...

24 January 2020

What goes into making the Scottish delicacy?

24 January 2020

Where did this celebration come from?

07 January 2020

It's that time of the show, where our panel competes to win Big Brains of the Month...

17 December 2019

What does the oldest hunting scene tell us about ourselves?

10 December 2019

Twenty years after Lawrence Jones survived an avalanche, he still goes skiing with his family every year...

09 December 2019

20 years ago, Lawrence Jones was caught in an avalanche - and barely lived to tell the tale...

19 November 2019

How do you cook custard properly?

19 November 2019

And why urban living and low socioeconomic situations make it more likely to happen...

11 November 2019

The museum specimen that yielded its DNA code 3000 years after it was harvested...

08 November 2019

Tens of millions of years ago whales and dolphins evolved into the oceans. They lost genes in the process...

30 October 2019

Flies with the “yellow” gene aren’t very lucky in love, and it's not down to behaviour...

30 October 2019

Why tasty treats are more tricky to resist after a sleepless night...

29 October 2019

Some are skeptical about whether recycling even works...

22 October 2019

We see what you've been sending in

14 October 2019

Why do they have half a million people's DNA?

08 October 2019

It's quiz time! Who will emerge victorious?