Interviews about History

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

13 March 2015

Light continues to perplex scientists today, so we take a look back in history to try and understand what it is...

09 March 2015

Sniffing our hand after a handshake may allow us to detect chemical signals produced by others

09 March 2015

The earliest evidence of our genus, Homo, has been unearthed in Ethiopia...

02 March 2015

What was growing on the hands of the Naked Scientists? And how effective is hand washing at dislodging these microbial...

02 March 2015

We couldn't live without electricity. Italian inventor Alessandro Volta discovered how to harness its power with...

02 March 2015

The discovery of Hydrogen paved the way for a better understanding of the elements that make up the Universe.

02 March 2015

We know now that the Earth goes around the Sun, not the other way around. But how was this intellectual leap made?

02 March 2015

Archimedes' principle, and the "Eureka" moment of its discovery is one of the most famous experiments...

23 February 2015

You've probably heard a lot about weed, and maybe even tried it, but how much do you know about the...

23 February 2015

Do you use more happy phrases in a day? A new study shows that languages are biased towards more positive words.

23 February 2015

This month, Cambridge scientists are battling it out in an effort to become the city's FameLab champion! We hear...

17 February 2015

Why does a gaming app needs to know your location? It might be tracking you - even when you're not using it - and...

17 February 2015

Most of us know we need antivirus software on our PCs, but what about our phones? Why do we need to protect them and...

17 February 2015

What makes some violins sound better than others? To find out, physicists have subjected hundreds of the instruments to...

02 February 2015

How does our intestinal microbial spectrum compare with what lived in our ancestors' intestines?

02 February 2015

Punishments like prison don't deter psychopaths from re-offending, and new research reveals this is down to the...

26 January 2015

2015 marks the 50th anniversary of Winston Churchill's death, and the Science Museum in London has launched a new...

26 January 2015

Pet dogs living with humans have infected African lions with distemper virus, while people are putting pumas off their...

26 January 2015

Roman scrolls burned and buried two thousand years ago when Mount Vesuvius erupted are being read successfully by...

20 January 2015

The story of an ambitious fruit stall boy who travelled the world, worked in brain surgery and then came home to India...

20 January 2015

Inaccurate perceptions of science subjects could be putting women off pursuing STEM subjects, according to a new study...

19 December 2014

Tim Bussey, professor, budding rock star and performer explains how he's addressing scientific gender inequality...

15 December 2014

There have been a number of mass-extinctions previously on Earth. Is another one on the cards? And if so, could...

15 December 2014

250 million years ago, life on Earth looked very different, both in the sea and on land. What wiped these strange...