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12 March 2009

People have been riding on, eating and drinking the milk of horses for over 5,000 years; why the Amazon forest might...

05 March 2009

Chillies can be used for pain relief; why things smell the way they do; how arsenic exposure can be monitored in your...

19 February 2009

We explore the hottest breakthroughs from the world of research. Plus in 'Stuff and Non-Science', does sugar...

12 February 2009

The chemical link between asthma and eczema that has been uncovered; why rising levels of CO2 are affecting clown fish...

05 February 2009

Why the sequence of how four-legged animals move their legs is commonly misrepresented; why eating too much is bad for...

29 January 2009

The discovery of a gene that triggers nerve repair; 'fake' acupuncture has the same pain relief as real...

22 January 2009

How fish lock carbon in their poo, why stress is bad for your attention span, why shiny plants could put a new sheen on...

15 January 2009

How eco-friendly clothing could soon be made from chicken feathers and wheat; how mosquitoes use the harmonics of their...

23 December 2008

How computers can now interpret what someone is seeing just from their brain activity. Oil extracted from used coffee...

18 December 2008

How coral suggests a major earthquake is due in the next decade; the impact humans have on fire ant invasions; why...

11 December 2008

How temperature, rather than genetics, regulates limb length in mammals; nagging can save your life - single men are...

04 December 2008

The differences between boys and girls, the discovery of the oldest turtle specimen, how calving of ice shelf gives an...

27 November 2008

We explore the cochlear implant that uses laser light for more complex hearing, clean energy from ocean heat, why...

20 November 2008

How combining technologies has enabled the identification of the gene faults linked to cancer, injections to treat...

13 November 2008

A new technique for removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, the protein linked to alcohol tolerance, a method for...

06 November 2008

How planets came to be, lighting that brings midges thick and fast, and why flu jabs are even better than you think....

30 October 2008

Science fiction becomes reality as Dr Chris discovers that it's possible to wipe specific memories from the mind...

23 October 2008

How being a silver surfer can help you keep your marbles, how proteins can be used in burglar alarms and the results of...

16 October 2008

Do we really use just 10 per cent of our brains, how to listen to a volcano and reveal the latest way to test unborn...

09 October 2008

The latest research on the origin of the HIV virus, how superstitions are formed and why we think everything...

02 October 2008

Why we pay too much in auctions and how moving continents can cause climate change. In this episode it is also...

26 September 2008

The latest developments in global warming, stem cell research and the effect of dopamine on the brain. They also answer...