Podcast Archive

Classic science podcast strands produced by the Naked Scientists.


17 February 2009

The sins of the past, including chemical warfare; consuming desires for chocolate and finding the hidden Greek brothels...

13 February 2009

This week we're digging deep into the world of archaeogenetics to find out how genetics is helping unearth...

12 February 2009

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

09 February 2009

Welcome to the first Diamond Light Source podcast! This month we introduce the Diamond Synchrotron: what is it, what...

06 February 2009

This week we delve into the minuscule world of nanotechnology to find out how nano-electronics could revolutionise...

05 February 2009

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

30 January 2009

This week we're finding out about smart material which have the ability to monitor and repair themselves as well...

29 January 2009

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

23 January 2009

Causes of obesity and weight gain, and how the diet of a pregnant mother can affect the future health of her child...

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...

17 January 2009

The mitochondrial story of Ötzi, or the Tyrolean iceman, is unearthed in this month's Naked Archaeology. Also, how...

16 January 2009

In our first show for 2009 we explore the science of the eye to find out how cataracts form and why it's so...

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...

17 December 2008

The tale of TB's earliest victims, the science of archaeology underwater and the first shamanic burial . We also...

12 December 2008

This week we're digging into the world of archeaology to find out how our ancestors got their food. We analyse...

11 December 2008

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

05 December 2008

This week on the Naked Scientists in Africa we look into the science of the mind! We'll be analysing the...

04 December 2008

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

28 November 2008

This week we find out the science of sound and music to discover how the human voice works and how in some cultures,...

27 November 2008

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

21 November 2008

This week we go nuclear and look into the science of nuclear power. We find out what it is, how it works and whether it...

20 November 2008

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