Interviews about History

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

25 January 2016

The idea of time being infinite is not a new concept but could solve many of our problems in physics when considering...

11 January 2016

When it comes to hayfever or any other allergies, you can blame your neanderthal ancestors...

05 January 2016

What's the difference between DNA, genes and a chromosone? No, this isn't some terrible science joke...

03 January 2016

My next selection dates from September 2013, but it covers a topic that dates back much further - that of genes and...

22 December 2015

Christmas is the perfect time to relax in front of a festive film, but this December there is one film that has been on...

21 December 2015

In September a discovery was made that will change history book but who were Homo Naledi and what do they mean to us?

21 December 2015

Would you eat Nutella from a nappy or would it be off limits? Ginny Smith surprised Kat Arney with this challenge.

30 November 2015

What is general relativity, and how did Einstein end up as the first scientist celebrity?

30 November 2015

What really killed the dinosaurs? Research this week has poured cold water on one of the leading theories...

20 November 2015

Can you tell if you're looking at an authentic website? Fraudsters have been stealing web addresses of journals to...

20 November 2015

After two years of sugar tax, the Mexican government canned it. But the UK is considering it... How effective would it...

17 November 2015

Water on the earth is easy to spot but there is also a lot beneath the surface and some of this is very very old.

09 November 2015

This week scientists have picked apart the qualities needed to make a good leader in both humans and the animal...

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...