Ask The Naked Scientists

Science phone-in podcasts answering the science questions you've always wanted to ask...


16 January 2015

Why don't animals in the wild die during child birth? Do babies make you forgetful?

09 January 2015

Why can't mobile phones have longer lasting batteries? Is there a cure for vertigo

02 January 2015

How do chameleons change colour? Why do pigeons bob their heads? How do railguns work?

19 December 2014

How do I get my pen to work? Why can't mules reproduce? How do touch screens work?

12 December 2014

How do birds lay eggs? Why is it so hard to lose stomach fat?

28 November 2014

Do dogs in different countries understand each other? Why do banana skins go black?

21 November 2014

What's the latest on Ebola? Can comets reveal the future? Why are kettles so loud?

14 November 2014

Is it possible to regrow brain cells? Why can't spiders fly?

07 November 2014

Why are yawns contagious? How important is your sense of smell? What causes cataracts?

31 October 2014

Growing a stomach, surviving Ebola and homosexual dolphins...

24 October 2014

Why do people talk to themselves? Can cats cut your risk of a heart attack?

10 October 2014

Why do I sneeze in bright light? Can the radio control my dreams?

03 October 2014

Why did dinosaurs grow so large? Do flies have blood? Why do scorpions glow in UV light?

26 September 2014

What makes some people sleepwalk? Why does red wine stain your lips?

19 September 2014

How do people catch ebola? Can you re-freeze meat? Can you be born circumcised?

05 September 2014

Why spaghetti breaks into 3 pieces, why 1 kidney is enough and what is temperature?

29 August 2014

Why do eyes get puffy when you're tired? Why does running water make you need the loo?

15 August 2014

Can you get sun burnt through a glass window? What are white holes? What causes tinnitus?

08 August 2014

Does leaving the radio on while you sleep affect you? How accurate are dinosaur models?

01 August 2014

Is our sun unique? Where does iron come from? Are maps accurate?

25 July 2014

What causes contrails? Why do we get blood groups? Why do some wines give worse hangovers?

18 July 2014

Are there extra types of water? Where is belly-button fluff from? What causes nightmares?

11 July 2014

Why are humans so successful? Are new species still appearing? Is the sea getting saltier?

04 July 2014

Could a blind chameleon change colour? How are hurricanes named? How do birds navigate?