Ask The Naked Scientists

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

11 September 2009

Do Aliens Exist? Did Neil Armstrong really walk on the moon? What happens over the Bermuda Triangle? We take on these...

04 September 2009

How do new elements enter the periodic table? How much does the earth weigh? Could Jupiter blow up? We tackle these...

28 August 2009

How do wasps reproduce? Do all spiders bite you? Why have some animals lasted many years without evolving? We take on...

21 August 2009

How do glowsticks glow? Do mobile phones have limited frequencies? How do 3D films work? We tackle these questions on...

13 August 2009

You ask Dave Ansell whether parallel universes are possible, how moons are formed around Saturn and how one might go...

07 August 2009

Why do astronauts feel weightless in space? What makes teenagers throw tantrums? Do mobile phones damage our health? We...

31 July 2009

When do stars explode? How does shoe polish work? What happens if you float away from your spacecraft? Why can't...

24 July 2009

We take a turn around gyroscopes, find out if it's better to run through the rain and identify the origins of...

17 July 2009

We find out why field mice aren't green, why the Earth isn't put off its orbit by the Sun's activity and...

10 July 2009

How big can aeroplanes get? Will we ever teleport? And When we lose weight, where does it go? We take on all these...

19 June 2009

Why does helium make our voices higher? What are hiccups and how can we get rid of them? How contagious is swine flu?...

12 June 2009

Are Orion's stars shrinking? What are wormholes and do they really exist? What is our universe expanding into? We...

05 June 2009

How has laughter evolved? Why can'we tickle ourselves? Why do hot and cold water sound different? What is smell...

29 May 2009

Can we break glass using sound? Is glass a liquid? Can we use GPS to navigate galaxies? Will climate change make the UK...

21 May 2009

How would astronauts cope in a solar wind? Why did dry moon dust hold a footprint? Why does wine age well but beer go...

15 May 2009

How do cameras work? What are the Herschel and Plank probes hoping to find out? How are messages sent to computers and...

08 May 2009

How strong is spider silk? Why are some people scared of spiders? How vast is space and does it have an end? How are...

01 May 2009

Why do we get spots on our bottoms? What is Jogger's Nipple? What is Gangrene? Why do we have different languages...

24 April 2009

This week, we ask how water can be both sticky and slippery, what causes static shocks and if Solar storms can take...

17 April 2009

How do painkillers work and which ones are available to us? Why doesn't the plastic on ready-meals melt in the...

10 April 2009

Can horses feel electric shocks through their fur? Can we create lightning artificially? How do we send electric...

20 March 2009

Are identical twins clones of each other? Can parents with brown eyes have children with blue ones? Is it possible to...

13 March 2009

How much does it cost to run an electric car? Why does shaken champagne not explode if you wait a while before opening...

06 March 2009

Can atomic bombs cause changes in our climate? Can understanding the Amazon help control the greenhouse effect? Are we...