Interviews about History

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

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...

07 April 2015

Easter Island is one of the most isolated places on Earth and the statues stand at over 40 feet, but how did they get...

24 March 2015

Where did the UK population come from? A new study reveals that the Romans didn't fancy Brits, and some counties...

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...