Ask The Naked Scientists

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

24 May 2013

What is genetic diversity? What causes colourblindness? Why does a microwave turntable sometimes rotate in the opposite...

17 May 2013

Why are bubbles always white? What does a thrusting rocket push against? How do we know a random number is random?

10 May 2013

Does cold exposure cause colds? What consitutes safe drinking water? Why do distant lights and stars flicker? What is...

03 May 2013

Does what we eat alter how we smell? Why does the severed tail of a lizard still wriggle? How does the nervous system...

26 April 2013

Why do adults smell more than children? How are bionic implants contributing to longevity? What is progeria? How do...

19 April 2013

Does holding a car remote to your head make it work better? Why does a boat float? Are triple rainbows real? What'...

05 April 2013

Are babies born to swim? Can you escape from a black hole? Can an egg with a double yolk yield two chicks? Why is the...

28 March 2013

Naked Scientists team Ben Valsler, Chris Smith and Ginny Smith joined the 702 crew and a studio audience live in...

27 March 2013

Why don't satellites collide? Do bullets fire upwards still kill people? And why doesn't glue stick to the...

15 March 2013

Who was John Snow? Why do things shrink in the wash? How does carbon dating work? Is intelligence down to mitochondria...

08 March 2013

Does a cloudy day aggravate arthritis? Was the biblical flood real? How does a gastric bypass work? Will a knife in...

01 March 2013

How did horse meat end up in the food chain? Is baking foil bad for you? How big are viruses? How are urine and sweat...

22 February 2013

Why do ovaries run out of eggs? Why does diesel smell nice but burning engine oil is unpleasant? More of your science...

08 February 2013

How does alcohol cause liver cirrhosis? Can we make matter massless by removing Higgs particles? How did spiders evolve...

01 February 2013

Are helium-filled balloons less likely to pop? How does a cordless toothbrush charge? Is there much mercury in compact...

25 January 2013

What is involved in blood doping in sports? Can beetroot make urine red? Can mosquitoes transmit HIV? How do dung...

21 December 2012

Why humid air feels hotter, why distant lights twinkle, can we increase the odds of twins and where do stepped-on...

07 December 2012

Carp with compasses, why we have earwax, can genes re-write their own code and do bananas in brown bags stay fresher...

30 November 2012

Why do we age? Are mosquitoes attracted to some more than others? What is epigenetics? Join Dr Chris answering...

09 November 2012

Do blood donors live longer, is water safe in plastic bottles, is Earth gaining weight and are space probes sterile?...

02 November 2012

What causes hurricanes? Why do we go grey? Do parallel universes exist? What causes hot flushes? Do plants benefit from...

26 October 2012

Why aren't bubbles coloured like the soap they came from? Does holding a remote control to you head make it work...

19 October 2012

How do atoms change inside stars? How did Felix Baumgartner accelerate to over 800 miles per hour? What is inside a...

12 October 2012

Why is skin the mouths of animals pink? Why doesn't water immediately fall out of clouds? How do we use light to...