Interviews about History

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

27 October 2015

Human space travel is dangerous and expensive but its ability to inspire justifies the costs...

27 October 2015

What did the moon landings teach us about why humans go to space?

19 October 2015

How would society function on a small, dangerous planet over 30 million miles away from Earth?

13 October 2015

DNA analysis from 4,500 year old remains sheds light on how ancient humans migrated out of Africa, and then back in...

13 October 2015

Is winning the Nobel Prize everything its cracked up to be?

12 October 2015

Without gravity, things get interesting (especially when it comes to showering!) as NASA astronaut Stanley G. Love...

11 October 2015

A study led by researchers at the University of Oxford shows that there’s been extensive immigration into and around...

06 October 2015

With so many people applying, how does NASA choose its astronauts?

21 September 2015

Dogs and their owners are being recruited as citizen scientists.

14 September 2015

The discovery of a new species of human ancestor, called Homo naledi, has been unveiled by scientists in South Africa...

07 September 2015

Students go in search of microrganisms to find out which species grow on what buildings - research that has never been...

07 September 2015

Despite the media storm, evidence suggests there may not be a shortage of STEM scientists, so why does the debate...

07 September 2015

Aged 10, Amy published her school project in a scientific journal and it changed her entire life...

02 September 2015

For most, science is defined by textbook assignments, but this is set to change. Will 15-year olds soon be publishing...

25 August 2015

Beyond Neptune lies the Kuiper belt, an area of space which is proving very tricky to study...

25 August 2015

Should our time and money be going towards projects that are closer to home?

24 August 2015

Symmetry in faces is often linked with attractiveness, but why is this the case?

24 August 2015

Symmetry underpins much of modern physics and maths but what exactly is it?

24 August 2015

Symmetry and physics have become completely inseparable over the last century, but how do they fit together?

17 August 2015

Rock formations can give clues about the climate in the past, but until now, we could only guess at how these...

10 August 2015

An organism called Fractofusus, 565 million years ago, is the first fossil example of life reproducing itself.

21 July 2015

One of the seven problems have been solved but the Russian who found the solution refused the money. We hear his story...

21 July 2015

The Millennium Maths Problems, if solved, could revolutionise our World but what will it take to crack them? And what...

21 July 2015

Screaming is something we're all programmed to do but why and what makes a scream so alarming?