Ask The Naked Scientists

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


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...

28 March 2014

How do scientists make synthetic chromosomes? How does heat radiate? Where does oxygen come from? Why does anxiety make...

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...