Interviews about History

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

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...

07 September 2015

Despite the media storm, evidence suggests there may not be a shortage of STEM scientists, so why does the debate...

07 September 2015

Aged 10, Amy published her school project in a scientific journal and it changed her entire life...

02 September 2015

For most, science is defined by textbook assignments, but this is set to change. Will 15-year olds soon be publishing...

25 August 2015

Beyond Neptune lies the Kuiper belt, an area of space which is proving very tricky to study...

25 August 2015

Should our time and money be going towards projects that are closer to home?

24 August 2015

Symmetry in faces is often linked with attractiveness, but why is this the case?

24 August 2015

Symmetry underpins much of modern physics and maths but what exactly is it?

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

An organism called Fractofusus, 565 million years ago, is the first fossil example of life reproducing itself.

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...