Ask The Naked Scientists

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

18 November 2011

Is there any evidence for acupuncture? Compared with coffee left to stand, why does freshly-brewed make a different...

04 November 2011

Why do more eggs means less water in an egg boiler? Does a hip replacement shorten a leg? Where do beetles go in winter...

28 October 2011

Why do electric clocks lose time, what's smaller than an atom, what is sickle cell disease, does ice stop a nose-...

21 October 2011

This week, why does a bout of flu leave you with blocked ears? Can grapefruits be engineered to taste like meat? Why is...

14 October 2011

After telling us how the bubonic plague bacterium, which wiped out half the population of Europe in the middle ages,...

07 October 2011

Why do some things dissolve but others don't, what are the stains on the towels at the gym and how do astronauts...

30 September 2011

Why do onions make you cry and will a frozen onion have the same tear-jerking effect? What medicinal qualities does...

16 September 2011

Does cooking with gas taste better, why are yawns infectious, how does carbon dating work, what is spontaneous human...

02 September 2011

Where does the energy come from that keeps electrons in orbit within an atom? Can cars and truck weigh themselves like...

19 August 2011

Where and in what volume is mucus made in the body? Why do bums look darker that skin elsewhere on the body? How does...

12 August 2011

What makes the eye's pupils change size? Does scratching a coin make a machine more likely to accept it? Why does...

05 August 2011

NASA announce signs of running water on Mars and scientists turn skin cells into brain cells. Plus the answers to why...

15 July 2011

This week - Will wounds heal quicker if licked by a dog?& Why does flying cause earaches?& How do gas masks...

08 July 2011

Does jumping inside a plummeting lift prior to impact prevent a fatal fall? What causes echoes on phones? Are trees...

01 July 2011

This Week, Chris Smith and Ben Valsler join Redi in the studio for an extended Ask the Naked Scientists!& We find...

10 June 2011

How do doctors name phobias? Is the ice on the freezer sides safe to eat? What is the low-frequency hum I can hear? Is...

03 June 2011

Can haemorrhoid cream treat under-eye bags, how much radiation was released from Fukushima, why is the moon larger on...

27 May 2011

Can a tropical storm be steered? Why should a stone hitting the outside of a window produce a chip on the inside...

20 May 2011

Why can't a person see clearly underwater, what causes sensitive teeth, why do I wake up paralysed and can snail...

06 May 2011

Why is sea level rising, are organ transplants between males and females feasible, what keeps a moving bike upright and...

15 April 2011

This week, modelling schizophrenia in a dish, why bats roost inverted, what remains in the ground after oil has been...

08 April 2011

Are there any impacts of ground fracturing to recover oil and gas, how do colour-changing creatures coordinate with...

25 March 2011

The fate of soundwaves, can salamanders use silicon, why did the moon come closer to Earth, do you need to inhale to...

18 March 2011

Should you keep your banana in the fridge? Why are ice-cubes easier to eject from top-shelf freezer trays? Why not site...