Naked Africa

Naked Africa: Podcasts focusing on science and biomedical issues in Africa.

02 July 2010

This week, we look at ways to balance the demand for biofuels against the other needs of African farmers. We find out...

25 June 2010

This week, we discover the Human Heredity and Health in Africa Project, H3Africa, which hopes to utilise new genetic...

18 June 2010

This week, we discover how disease control and intervention, not climate change, could determine the future prevalence...

11 June 2010

This week, we find out how science and technology are improving security as well as television coverage at the 2010...

04 June 2010

This week we find out about a new initiative bringing together scientists, policy makers and development agencies...

28 May 2010

This week, we find out how scientists in the US have created a synthetic, man-made organism which could benefit the...

21 May 2010

This week we bring you the latest news including how brains recognise faces and how GM crops are increasing certain...

14 May 2010

This week we find out how our ancestors may have interbred with Neanderthals and get a new insight into the way our...

07 May 2010

This week, we explore the science behind satellite navigation to find out how our global positioning system, GPS, works...

30 April 2010

This week we dig deep into the field of archaeology to see how genetics can help us investigate our human origins as...

23 April 2010

This week we reveal how some plants are able to make the most out of forest fires and activate the growth of their...

20 April 2010

In this week's news we find outabout a new species of early human, active volcanoes on Venus and a new form of...

09 April 2010

This week we explore the science behind our weather to find out if droughts could be predicted to help relief efforts...

02 April 2010

This week we solve the mystery of how our arteries form and find out about a new powder from pigs in South Africa that...

26 March 2010

In this weeks news we find out how mosquitoes could become flying vaccines and how bacterial fingerprints could soon...

19 March 2010

This week we bring you the highlights from the world of science including why some of us feel pain more than others and...

12 March 2010

Flexible solar cells, and seeds that can clean water...

05 March 2010

This week we investigate the future of our water sources. We'll explore how climate change may affect the...

26 February 2010

This week we bring you the latest news from the world of science including how scientists have used their understanding...

19 February 2010

This week we bring you the latest news and developments in the world of science as well as an insight into how...

12 February 2010

This week we discover what turns sperm 'on', investigate the true colour of dinosaurs and reveal how...

05 February 2010

This week we find out why it may be beneficial to run barefoot, how new high-tech sanners could home in on cancers and...

29 January 2010

Explosives, Salmonella vaccines and homing pigeons...

22 January 2010

This week we brave the cold of Antarctica to find out how scientists at the South African National Antarctic Programme...