Ask The Naked Scientists

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

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?

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?