Interviews with Scientists

02 September 2007

How could Radio help rainforests? Through a community radio station lovingly nicknamed Pygmy FM, indigenous people can...

02 September 2007

This week Bob and Susanne tell us why diet foods might actually make kids fat and why the placebo effect works on some...

02 September 2007

Out of Body Experiences (OBE's)may be spooky, but they can tell us a lot about how the brain works. Now,...

12 August 2007

Nature's Micheal Hopkin spoke to Al Jean about how The Simpsons is, perhaps surprisingly, one of the most...

12 August 2007

We spoke to Professor Paul Halpern, author of "What's Science Ever Done for Us?: What the Simpsons Can Teach...

05 August 2007

Jim Olsen and his team from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Centre in Seattle have found a way to use scorpion...

05 August 2007

This week, Susanne and Bob look into the sex lives of Arctic Foxes and the effect of melting Polar ice sheets.

05 August 2007

Chris talks to Dr Bruce Livett about using the venom of cone shells to cure pain.

05 August 2007

We spoke to Gavin Laing, of the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicne, about why snake venom is so potent, how we could...

05 August 2007

Robyn Williams, from ABC Radio National's 'The Science Show' speaks to Glenn King about finding natural...

05 August 2007

Ben finds out how to avoid being stung and make a great cup of tea at the same time.

29 July 2007

In the UK, this summer has been the wettest on record so far, so what is going on with the weather?

29 July 2007

Coal without the miners and goats fighting chemical weapons - we catch up with Mark Peplow, editor of Chemistry World...

22 July 2007

This week, Bob and Chelsea tell us about extreme familily survival.

22 July 2007

How deep can you go? Professional free divers can descend hundreds of feet underwater with no scuba gear, but what...

22 July 2007

David Thomas is a marine biologist from the University of Wales, Bangor. His work takes him all over the world and he...

22 July 2007

Fighter pilots need to undergo extreme conditions and still be able to make life or death decisions. How do they train...

22 July 2007

Richard Turner volunteered to have his body tested to extremes of endurance at Everest base camp, all in the name of...

15 July 2007

For kitchen science, we sent Azi to find out how to make biodiesel from vegetable oil, and to prove that it really...

15 July 2007

This week, Chelsea finds evidence that Mexican food may not have changed much in hundreds of years, while Bob explores...

15 July 2007

Biodiesel is one option for powering cars of the future, but another fuel we could use is hydrogen. This has the...

15 July 2007

An alternative to growing crops to make biodiesel is to make use of existing biomass. James Dumesic spoke to Chris...

15 July 2007

It's all well and good being excited about new fuels, but are the arguments for using them really sound? Can we...

08 July 2007

Here’s a puzzle that science has yet to solve; it’s something we all do, it’s contagious and even animals are affected...