Podcast Archive

12 November 2010

This week we discuss the link between Sickle Cell disease and Malaria to reveal why this disorder is so prevalent in...

11 November 2010

We venture out into the big blue to check out the latest developments in Marine Protected Areas, or MPAs, those areas...

05 November 2010

This week, we investigate the role agriculture can play in improving the African economy with the launch of a new...

29 October 2010

This week, we investigate the workings of the HIV virus to find out just how the virus hijacks our immune system as...

22 October 2010

This week, we investigate the aftermath of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa to find out how the sciences and the arts...

17 October 2010

We make our way to some of the least accessible bits of heritage this month: Naked Scientist Laura Soul treks to Machu...

15 October 2010

This week we hear how scientists at the CSIR in South Africa are helping model and develop more accurate aeroplanes to...

12 October 2010

The world's first Census of Marine Life draws to a climax after ten years of amazing ocean discoveries.

08 October 2010

This week, we hear about a clinical trial in Kenya that could offer hope for a vaccination against Tuberculosis. We...

08 October 2010

This week we discover a plant indigenous to South Africa that is being used to create stress-relieving drugs worldwide...

27 September 2010

In this edition we find out how the synchrotron can be used to understand and clean up our environment. We investigate...

24 September 2010

This week, we investigate the falling population numbers of the Giant Sable in Angola and find out how conservationists...

17 September 2010

This week, we investigate why non-communicable diseases, such as diabetes and heart disease, are on the rise in South...

17 September 2010

This month we explore the dramatic burial of an El Zotz Maya king; he was seemingly interred with the remains of six...

12 September 2010

This month we submerge in the science of tracking sharks. How do we follow them, where do they go, and what do they get...

10 September 2010

This week we explore the impact of climate change in Africa and what residents as well as scientists and governments...

03 September 2010

This week we explore the potential of genome-wide association studies in Africa to see how they can provide information...

27 August 2010

We find out how an extract from crab shells could make low cost, antibacterial bandages in this week's programme,...

20 August 2010

This week, we discover the rift in Ethiopia that's expanding and spliiting Africa apart. We'll find out what...

17 August 2010

What did the Romans eat at their feasts? What came out the other end afterwards? This month we explore the toilets of...

11 August 2010

This month we dive into the science of climate change in the oceans. What changes are we already seeing, what affects...

06 August 2010

This week we explore the invasion of the parthenium weed which has overtaken millions of hectares of land in Ethiopia...

30 July 2010

This week, we get an insight into Southern African genomes as scientists have sequenced the DNA of members of the...

23 July 2010

This week, we bring you the top stories from the AIDS 2010 conference which took place in Vienna this week as well as...