Ask The Naked Scientists

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

21 March 2014

Is gravity waves from the Big Bang a big deal? Is evolution still occurring? Why does water boil at lower temperature...

14 March 2014

How the processing power of a brain compares with a computer and why the bubbles in Guinness go downwards...

08 March 2014

Can weather be manipulated? Will wet coal produce less electricity in a power station? Why does curry make my nose run?

28 February 2014

Can a mobile phone between the legs affect fertility? Why does wet cornflour stiffen when squeezed? Does light at night...

21 February 2014

The cause of a blood red moon, upper limits for temperature and are e-cigarettes safer?

07 February 2014

How does acid produce stem cells? Why do carpets creep across the floor? Where does dust come from? What's special...

31 January 2014

How does light accelerate in a less-dense medium? How do climbing plants twist around a stake? Why would stainless...

24 January 2014

How do GM and cloning differ? Will lightning fry a swimmer? Why does beetroot make urine red? How do comets come by...

10 January 2014

How is the scale of coronal mass ejection (CME) measured? How does evolution work? What causes magnetic field flips?...

06 January 2014

How trees tell the time, the germ potential of hot air driers in toilets, where fruit flies come from and does...

20 December 2013

Plant sex, omega-3 fatty acids and the science of sous-vide cuisine...

11 October 2013

Why tugging on nasal hairs causes crying? What triggers static shocks? Why are computers based around binary? What are...

27 September 2013

What colour were human ancestors? What does a rocket push against in space to propel itself forward? Why does yawning...

20 September 2013

Why scratch your head if you don't know the answer? What about the Earth made the dinosaurs so big? Why does the...

13 September 2013

How is an electron microscope tip made to measure 1 atom thick? Why do I sound different on a recording? Can light be...

06 September 2013

Do diamonds melt? What is heartburn? What should anglers wear so fish don't see them? Why does holding an aerial...

26 July 2013

Is global warming a given? Can olive leaf extracts combat parasites? Is there a fake tanning pill? Why keep gas...

19 July 2013

Why space is dark, do bags of coins deter flies, why don't cats go grey, is GPS or an odometer more accurate, and...

12 July 2013

Why are we ticklish? What happens to blood when we die? Why are mechanical hearts hard to make? Why does microwaved...

05 July 2013

Do plants do maths? Has the Internet made us all more intelligent? How did people realise Earth is round? What's...

28 June 2013

How much ice are glaciers losing annually? What makes eyes itch? Is yoga beneficial to health? How do solar sails work...

21 June 2013

Why does yawning produce tears? Why do noses run on a cold day? Is methylated spirit good for mosquito bites? Is it...

07 June 2013

How do continental plates move? Is the weather worse at weekends? What does your brain choose to ignore? Why do wet...

31 May 2013

What's the radiation dose for trips to Mars? Is dental amalgam dangerous? Why do trees drop their leaves in winter?