Interviews with Scientists

Interviews about medicine, science, technology and engineering with scientists and researchers internationally...

06 July 2008

We know our body clocks control when we need to eat, sleep and perform other important functions. But what about...

29 June 2008

The evolution of the Peppered Moth is a textbook example of adaptation in the face of changing environmental conditions...

29 June 2008

Evolving organisms on a lab bench allows a perfect view of how they change over time - but sometimes they can surprise...

29 June 2008

In Soay Sheep, having the biggest horns means you're more likely to breed - but it also means you're less...

29 June 2008

Charles Darwin's ideas on evolution were presented to the Linnean society on the 1st of July, 1858. 150 years on...

22 June 2008

Do you ever eat at your desk at work? It may worry you that your computer keyboard is a hotbed of bacteria, but even...

22 June 2008

Meera met our regular tech correspondent, Chris Vallance, to discover hyper-local news – the newest online development...

15 June 2008

The Methuselah tree is a record breaker - it grew from the oldest seed ever to be germinated. Sarah Sallon explains...

15 June 2008

Marie Edmonds studies the gasses being released from volcanoes without having to do the dangerous bit of actually...

15 June 2008

Normally you think of magma as being a runny liquid, but it seems to fracture like a solid, Meera finds out more.

15 June 2008

Although you think of most eruptions being hot and fiery, but a mud volcano is entirely different. It is cold but it...

08 June 2008

Forensic scientists have announced a major breakthrough in crime detection which could lead to hundreds of cold cases...

08 June 2008

Most of us have heard the tales of ancient Greece and the majority of the time we just think of these tales as another...

08 June 2008

These days when searching for ancient remains and hidden treasures you don’t need to have the magical map where X marks...

01 June 2008

Last week's show was all about Mars, just hours before the Phoenix mission was due to land. So did it touch down...

01 June 2008

Airlines often get a lot of criticism from the green movement for the amount of greenhouse gases they emit. But could...

01 June 2008

Mark Peplow joins us once again from the Royal Society of Chemistry's magazine, Chemistry World...

25 May 2008

Knowing that aeroplanes could self-repair would be extremely reassuring to those who are scared of flying, and Ian Bond...

25 May 2008

When the Phoenix lander arrives on Mars, what can it expect to see? And what processes shaped the face of Mars as we...

25 May 2008

Meera goes to visit Martin Towner at the Planetary and Space Sciences Research Institute at the Open University to...

25 May 2008

We talk with William Boynton, in charge of Thermal and Evolved Gas Analyser aboard Phoenix, about the imminent landing...

25 May 2008

We talk to a scientist who thinks he has found some parts of the asteroid, still in orbit, which killed the dinosaurs.

18 May 2008

Your mouth is home to millions of bacteria - some of them cause bad breath, or could lead to infections elsewhere in...

18 May 2008

We've heard about 'good bacteria' but what role do they really play in our intestines