Ask The Naked Scientists

Science phone-in podcasts answering science questions and discussing topical science news stories...

01 June 2018

Do food additives cause cancer? How do we get different eye and hair colours?

25 May 2018

Did dinosaur blood survive for 65 million years? Is astrology scientific?

18 May 2018

Why don't I sneeze during the night? What causes me to cry all the time? How do shark repellents work?

27 April 2018

How can you reduce pain after surgery? Why do thick fluids wobble when poured?

20 April 2018

Are there any organs that can't get cancer? Why don't birds fall from the sky?

13 April 2018

Can an HIV-negative person transmit HIV? Should I complete a course of antibiotics?

23 March 2018

Can I donate an organ if it was already donated to me? Why do I sweat asymmetrically?

16 March 2018

Can we treat eczema? What is the difference between consciousness and intelligence?

09 March 2018

How do our bodies digest all the different things inside us? What is a phantom pregnancy?

02 March 2018

Why are yawns contagious? How did butter come about? What’s the limit of our brain capacity?

23 February 2018

Why don't teeth grow back? Why are feathers more colourful than fur? and how do racing pigeons navigate home?

09 February 2018

How does GPS work? What causes nosebleeds?

02 February 2018

How can I remove salt from seawater? Why do I jolt awake sometimes when I sleep?

26 January 2018

How does a tortoise control its temperature? Why do we find puppies cute?

19 January 2018

Can people who are born blind dream? How do I explain infinity?

12 January 2018

Where has the rubber from your worn out tyres gone? And can science save us from tornadoes?

08 December 2017

What would happen to someone born on Mars?

01 December 2017

And why is farting so funny?

24 November 2017

How does aspirin help with a headache? Does microwaving your food affect its nutritional content? What happens to eye...

17 November 2017

Will bottled water grow algae? If you toast bread will it keep its nutritional value?

10 November 2017

Why don't I have fingerprints? How do energy drinks affect your body? What makes a person left handed?

03 November 2017

Can galaxies exceed the speed of light? What is the speed of dark? And do we understand stuttering?

27 October 2017

Is the earth flat? How do cats judge their jumps?

20 October 2017

Why are rainbows curved? Why do you get double rainbows?