Podcast Archive

Classic science podcast strands produced by the Naked Scientists.


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...

18 October 2010

In this NewsFlash, we discover the new potential vaccine against TB, hear the story of the comet that never was and a...

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.

11 October 2010

In this week's NewsFlash, we'll hear how the Census of Marine Life found that the oceans are much more...

08 October 2010

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

04 October 2010

It's a bumper crop of "firsts" in this NewsFlash, as we discover the first habitable exoplanet and the...

01 October 2010

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

27 September 2010

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

27 September 2010

In this NewsFlash, we'll hear how the process of nerve repair could help some cancers to spread, how Multiple...

24 September 2010

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

20 September 2010

In this NewsFlash, we discover we can read the history of the solar system in the surface of the Moon, the mechanism...

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...

17 September 2010

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

13 September 2010

In this NewsFlash, we hear how scientists have created self cleaning solar panels using Mars Lander technology, how...

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...