Interviews about History

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

30 August 2009

Where did spectroscopy come from? This week's element is erbium: an otherwise little-known substance with a...

30 August 2009

There's a new method of archaeological dating in town and it doesn't involve wine or chocolate....

30 August 2009

We find out how life in the ancient Greek home wasn't just dinner and a game of Trivial Pursuit...

24 August 2009

This week in science history saw, in 1883, the catastrophic eruption of Krakatoa in Indonesia. The eruption and...

23 August 2009

Thallium: the poisonous poison.

10 August 2009

This week in science history saw, in 1897, Felix Hoffman first synthesise a stable form of acetylsalicylic acid for...

09 August 2009

And now for the first chapter in a new series we're introducing on the show over the summer called Chemistry in...

02 August 2009

The Naked Scientists attended the opening of the new multi-million unit at the Babraham Insititute and bumped into...

27 July 2009

This week in science history saw, in 1968, the death of Otto Hahn, the German chemist who co-discovered nuclear fission...

19 July 2009

It looks as if the world of scientific papers is about to be transformed. Cell Editor, Emilie Marcus, explains:

13 July 2009

This week in science history saw, in 1867, Alfred Nobel first demonstrate dynamite in the UK, at Merstham Quarry in...

12 July 2009

Darwin meets Hip hop at Baba Brinkman unveils his Rap Guide to Evolution at Cambridge University's Darwin Festival...

05 July 2009

Earlier this week, it was the World Conference of Science Journalists. Nearly a thousand science writers and...

29 June 2009

This week in science history saw, in 1869, the birth of Hans Spemann, a German embryologist who won a Nobel Prize for...

15 June 2009

This Week in Science History saw, in 1946, the death of John Logie Baird, the pioneer of television. Sarah Castor-...

14 June 2009

2009 marks a 100 years since the opening of London Science Museum. To mark this special anniversary, the Science...

08 June 2009

This Week in Science History saw, in 1958, the publication of a significant paper that began the use of ultrasound as a...

01 June 2009

This Week in Science History saw, in 1981, the publication of an article that was the first to describe a new endemic...

25 May 2009

This Week in Science History saw in 1919, the solar eclipse that proved Albert Einstein’s theory of general relativity...

24 May 2009

Albinism - Why Some People have No Skin Pigmentation

24 May 2009

Evolution of Skin Colours

18 May 2009

This week in science history saw, in 1927, the death of Eduard Bruckner, the German geographer and climatologist who...

11 May 2009

This week in science history saw, in 1852, the publication of a paper by Edward Frankland describing the valence theory...

05 May 2009

This week in science history saw, in 1952, the inventor Geoffrey Dummer present his idea of the integrated circuit, now...