Interviews with Scientists

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

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

18 May 2008

Campylobacter is the most likely cause of food poisoning in the UK, but how does it make us ill? And can flatulence...

18 May 2008

Good bacteria help us with our digestion, and maybe even help to prevent infection. They could also protect us from...

11 May 2008

Why do mosquitoes find people so attractive? What can we learn from those that never seem to get bitten?

11 May 2008

How can we use a plants natural defence chemicals to ward off pests, such as insects and weeds?

11 May 2008

Are mosquitoes attracted to some people more than others? We find out by exposing ourselves to a box of biting mozzies...

11 May 2008

Pheromones are chemicals used for communication - but can they be used to trap pests?

11 May 2008

The link between plants, pathogens, diseases and remedies...

04 May 2008

Meet Probo the robot designed to keep sick children occupied in hospital.