Interviews about History

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

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

Researchers have discovered the first example of reproduction in complex life, in an organism called Fractofusus,...

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?

14 July 2015

EDSAC is one of the mos important computers in British history, and is currently being recreated in a Cambridge garage...

07 July 2015

It’s not just embarrassment or blushing that makes a lady redden: women also become subtly redder when they are...

07 July 2015

People who inherit the same versions of certain genes from their mum and their dad are likely to be shorter and do less...

07 July 2015

The Royal Society in London comes alive with a week-long exhibition showcasing the very latest in cutting edge...

26 June 2015

Humans have been measuring time for centuries - but how have we got from sundials to atomic clocks?

26 June 2015

Finally, scientists have a complete picture of what one of nature's weirdest creatures looked like...

22 June 2015

The Great Fire burned for 4 days and destroyed 13,000 houses. We investigate how it started, why it spread, and how...

22 June 2015

In the 16th Century, it was believed that bad smells carried the plague, and this led to some weird and wonderful...

09 June 2015

Before we started transfusion, we had rather a different approach to blood based treatment...

02 June 2015

Robots are being given 'simulated childhoods' so they become 'unbreakable' when out on a mission.

11 May 2015

What does a study of 50 years of rock and pop reveal about the way music has evolved in half a Century?

04 May 2015

Millions of people live close to volcanoes, but what danger are they in, and are there any long term health effects...

27 April 2015

The panelists talk about their favourite games, whether games can change your brain, and the dawn of eSports.

27 April 2015

Can technology from video games be used outside the entertainment industry?

14 April 2015

Running a marathon anytime soon? The length of your fingers could predict how fast you'll be able to complete it...

14 April 2015

Palaeo-anthropologists in South Africa are inviting tourists to watch them at work excavating a new species of human...

14 April 2015

Cryonics is the preservation of people at low temperatures, with the aim of resuscitating them in the future. So how...

11 April 2015

Different parts of the UK harbour their own distinctive genetic flavour and revealing where some of these groups...