Ask The Naked Scientists

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

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?

27 June 2014

What is spontaneous human combustion? Why did Luis Suarez bite someone?

20 June 2014

How much damage can bodies repair? How do I know how to whistle? How likely are aliens?

13 June 2014

What causes itching? Can parasites manipulate our behaviour? Why do we yawn?

06 June 2014

Are mothballs poisonous? How do chameleons change colour? Why do people open their mouth when they apply mascara? What...

30 May 2014

What does coffee do to my heart rate? Why are hailstones round? How do you avoid getting seasick? Are energy drinks bad...

23 May 2014

What sort of star is the Sun? How are calories in food calculated? What gives water its colour? What is sleep paralysis?

16 May 2014

Are flies getting harder to swat? Why does more food in the microwave take longer to cook? Should penicillin-allergic...

02 May 2014

The building blocks of life, what is a virus? Why don't whales get the bends? How do 93 and 95 octane fuels differ?

25 April 2014

How can cochlear implants deliver gene therapy? Are you better off circumcised? Can planets exist without a parent star...

17 April 2014

The Naked Scientists appear in the flesh at Primedia Place, home of 702, to answer questions from the live audience...

11 April 2014

How have doctors grown new vaginas in vitro? Are fires feasible in space? Why does the moon always show to same face to...

04 April 2014

What's inside Enceladus? How do we make water safe for drinking? How Sunny is it on Saturn's moons? What...