Interviews about History

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

30 June 2016

How humans have migrated around Africa in the last 10,000 years

23 June 2016

Are we racing to the Moon? Who are the contenders? And why the Moon over Mars?

23 June 2016

The Russian's metal ball was propelled into orbit in 1957 and everyone watched with awe and unease...

17 June 2016

We've been conducting autopsies for hundreds of years but they weren't commonplace and often used as a...

06 June 2016

Why is there no Nobel Prize for Maths and what happens when you finally achieve your life's goal?

27 May 2016

University students gain hands-on experience of a new DNA sequencing technology

25 May 2016

One woman's mission to find happiness in Denmark...

06 May 2016

The mid-1800s saw East Anglia's own 'gold' rush but instead of prevcious metals, they were hunting...

06 May 2016

You need phosphorus to live and we're running out. When will we start to see supplies dwindle and is there...

06 May 2016

In 2050, we'll hit 'peak phosphorus' just when our population is at its highest and demand for food will...

26 April 2016

If milk makes you unwell, is it actually the lactose you're intolerant to?

19 April 2016

The latest from the British 'Pompeii'...

11 April 2016

What are the different weapons in the fight against poaching, and can the battle ever be won?

11 April 2016

The story of the world-famous primatologist, and her tragic battle against poaching.

29 March 2016

It's been over 50 years since this satellite launched and its long-since been decommisioned but what happens when...

24 March 2016

One way to get advance artificial intelligence would be to to try and mimick evolution...

24 March 2016

When we talk about artificial intelligence, what do we actually mean?

23 March 2016

DNA from 18th century teeth reveals plague secrets

20 March 2016

What is the sugar tax, why is it being imposed and, most importantly, will it work?

15 March 2016

What makes Cambridge Science Festival so special?

15 March 2016

Synchronising comes naturally to humans, from the way we breath to the way we walk, is it the secret to our success?

15 March 2016

How can scientists become great communicators? FameLab can help.

07 March 2016

There are two remaining samples of the smallpox virus: should we destroy them?

07 March 2016

Should scientists be allowed to give viruses dangerous properties to study how to combat them?