Science Features

13 February 2015

How is music able to give us the creeps so effectively?

05 February 2015

Why a certain number pops up more often than you'd expect, and how this can be used to catch crooks!

23 January 2015

90% of the world consumes caffeine. But are we addicted to the substance, and is it any good for us?

17 January 2015

Cuckoos: the con artists of the animal world, leave their eggs in other birds nests. These birds need to learn from...

30 December 2014

Our four-legged friends prove they truly are man's best friend by lending a paw in sniffing out human diseases...

09 December 2014

Re-wilding is taking the world by storm, but should we bring back the wolf to Scotland?

02 December 2014

Hear from the scientists who discovered and identified a worm inside a man's brain, and how they worked out how to...

23 November 2014

Jet engines have to keep entire planes in the air, so choosing what to make them from can make all the difference...

19 November 2014

What would happen if a human was swallowed by a whale? Could Jonah have survived?

30 October 2014

Just in time for Halloween, a look at nature's spooky animal imitators which play their very own version of trick-...

22 October 2014

Like our classrooms, fish tend to have their own place in the school, but what factors decide which fish gets the best...

20 October 2014

Supported by The Royal Academy of Engineering, the Naked Scientists are offering candidates an opportunity to join...

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17 October 2014

Our new Naked Scientists App places our news stories, the answers to science questions you always wanted to ask,...

09 October 2014

This week the scientific Nobel prizes have been awarded, just as the Ebola death toll passes 7000.

09 September 2014

With thousands of species going extinct how do we choose which ones to try and save?

21 August 2014

Every chemical reaction on earth, from digesting food to powering a car requires a catalysis. We use man-made catalyses...

24 July 2014

In Dr Shahid's line of work they see plenty of people who get things stuck in their ears, ranging from bugs to...

19 March 2014

What does sleep do to your ability to make new memories? Alice Kay investigates...

22 February 2014

UK Science Minister David Willetts promotes science diplomacy in Chicago...

23 January 2014

In the hearts of forests and jungles around the world there exist members of a feral strain of scientist who grew up on...

20 January 2014

The Polar icecaps are melting, but is the news all bad?

05 January 2014

The tiny plants that inhabit the ocean (phytoplankton) have developed a remarkable mechanism to protect themselves from...

25 December 2013

It is London in the year 2037, and the artificial fog rolls off the Thames. A successful academic drug-hunter named...

19 December 2013

The emerging field of chronotherapeutics seeks to align drug treatments with an individual's body clock. The...