Interviews about History

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

15 August 2010

A slightly grizzly start to this week as we’re looking at Bronze Age cremations. During the period which spans roughly...

15 August 2010

Sediba - a newly discovered, 2 million year old possible ancestor, had a small brain, but probably walked a bit more...

01 August 2010

Baba Brinkman on his own brand of hip-hop, and bringing science to the poetry and spoken word tent at Glastonbury.

25 July 2010

For this month's tech segment, Meera chats to Chris Vallance about the first ever Vintage Computer Festival held...

17 July 2010

Using mitochondrial DNA, Ugo Perego has shown that the peopling of the Americas thousands of years ago was far more...

17 July 2010

Using state-of-the-art laser scanning technology, a team led by Gary Staab has made an exact replica of Tutankhamun...

17 July 2010

During a period of the Bronze Age around 2000-700BC there was a strong cultural tendancy to cremate the dead. Why was...

16 May 2010

Researchers have discovered why Tibetans who have a taste for the high life are much better able to tolerate low oxygen...

25 April 2010

As well as following the way populations have changed and migrated, we can use modern genetic techniques to really get...

25 April 2010

A new genetic analysis of nearly 2,000 people from all over the globe suggests that our ancestors interbred with...

25 April 2010

Helen Donoghue explains how analysing bacteria from ancient fossils can help us learn more about the evolution of...

25 April 2010

Colin Renfrew explains how genetics can be used to learn more about our ancestry...

18 April 2010

In 1916, Albert Einstein predicted that Gravitational Waves, these are ripples in the very fabric of space and time,...

18 April 2010

Professor John Brown explains why 2010 is an important year for astronomy at Glasgow University, and gives a brief...

14 March 2010

Meera Senthilingam brings us the highlights of this years Cambridge Science Festival...

24 January 2010

Michael Spagat discusses how insurgent events can be modelled to deal with future attacks...

10 January 2010

Karen steel discusses the genetic mutations and changes that can impair our hearing...

20 December 2009

For hundreds of years composers have been creating beautiful and complex pieces of music, written to be sung by many...

01 December 2009

It's often said that someone can move you with the words they use. Now scientists have shown that this really is...

30 November 2009

This week in Science History saw on the 28th of November 1660, the first meeting of the Royal Society, the oldest...

08 November 2009

Scientists at the University of Wurzburg in Germany have teamed up with their colleagues in Leipzig and also in Paris...

27 October 2009

This Week in Science History saw on the 4th of November 1922 the first discovery of the entrance to the tomb of...

19 October 2009

This week in Science History saw the birth of Tetsuya Fujita, also known as Ted and ‘Mr Tornado’. Fujita dedicated his...

11 October 2009

Richard Van Noorden reveals the winners of this years Nobel Science prizes as well as an insight into why their work...