Interviews about History

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

17 February 2015

What makes some violins sound better than others? To find out, physicists have subjected hundreds of the instruments to...

02 February 2015

How does our intestinal microbial spectrum compare with what lived in our ancestors' intestines?

02 February 2015

Punishments like prison don't deter psychopaths from re-offending, and new research reveals this is down to the...

26 January 2015

2015 marks the 50th anniversary of Winston Churchill's death, and the Science Museum in London has launched a new...

26 January 2015

Pet dogs living with humans have infected African lions with distemper virus, while people are putting pumas off their...

26 January 2015

Roman scrolls burned and buried two thousand years ago when Mount Vesuvius erupted are being read successfully by...

20 January 2015

The story of an ambitious fruit stall boy who travelled the world, worked in brain surgery and then came home to India...

20 January 2015

Inaccurate perceptions of science subjects could be putting women off pursuing STEM subjects, according to a new study...

19 December 2014

Tim Bussey, professor, budding rock star and performer explains how he's addressing scientific gender inequality...

15 December 2014

There have been a number of mass-extinctions previously on Earth. Is another one on the cards? And if so, could...

15 December 2014

250 million years ago, life on Earth looked very different, both in the sea and on land. What wiped these strange...

15 December 2014

65 million years ago, dinosaurs ruled the Earth, until suddenly they all vanished off the planet forever. What killed...

15 December 2014

Giant marsupials used to roam Australia, but when humans arrived 60 000 years ago, they suddenly became extinct. Did...

15 December 2014

Do you believe the hype? Universities guilty of 'sexing up' science, leading to a saturation of media...

01 December 2014

When we speak to our dogs, is anything going on behind those puppy-dog eyes?

01 December 2014

A man went to the doctors complaining of a headache, strange smell sensations and fits. A worm in his brain was to...

18 November 2014

We hear from someone in a new treatment clinic in Sierra Leone, lending their hand to the fight against Ebola.

18 November 2014

UK University energy bills are more than £400 million per year. Cambridge University is running 'Switch off Week...

03 November 2014

Deborah Hyde examines our fascination with vampires and werewolves, and where the ideas came from...

20 October 2014

Were the Victorians as severe on children as we believe? What did they think was in a child's brain? And what...

20 October 2014

Powered by fatbergs, a new super sewer, will stop sewage polluting the River Thames...

14 October 2014

The latest Nobel prizes have been announced, but who won them and what for?

02 October 2014

A set of 149 papers that were retracted due to misconduct had been funded to the tune of $58m by the NIH.

25 September 2014

What are the odds that there is intelligent life out there, and could we communicate with it?