Ask The Naked Scientists

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


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?

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...