The Naked Scientists Podcast

The Naked Scientists flagship weekly science show. Science news stories, scientific breakthroughs and interviews with leading scientists...

15 July 2012

Should we blow up objects on a collision course with Earth? Or will they do less damage left intact? More importantly,...

08 July 2012

Super bainite, a surprisingly-strong steel, is the subject of this week's Naked Scientists. We discover how it...

01 July 2012

Later this month, the 2012 Olympics kicks off in London. With hundreds of thousands of people expected from overseas,...

24 June 2012

Science and technology can catch criminals and tackle terrorism. This week, we're exploring two ways to sniff out...

17 June 2012

How do flies fly in a lift, are slug pellets painful for slugs, and where is Voyager heading next...

10 June 2012

How do we look for life beyond Earth? And how did it first get started down here? To help us take on these big...

03 June 2012

This week, we're introducing the new Naked Genetics podcast - This time, Kat Arney takes a look at the world of...

27 May 2012

This week, we explore the role of microbes in drug development, food production and soil fertility. We investigate how...

20 May 2012

How do you make a new metal? This week, we follow a novel alloy from PC to plane, finding out how computer modelling...

13 May 2012

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) sufferers describe symptoms of severe exhaustion, weakness, muscle pain and fatigue. But...

06 May 2012

We get naked in Norway this week, as we visit Oslo University to reveal the remains of ancient plesiosaurs and...

29 April 2012

Does exercise lead to a more muscular heart? Why can an unfit cyclist cycle faster than an olympic runner runs? How do...

22 April 2012

The body clock goes under the Naked Scientists' spotlight this week. We unpick the mechanisms that enable human...

15 April 2012

How can we save the occupants of stricken submarines? What species survive in the deepest depths of ocean trenches?...

25 March 2012

This week we're exploring the future of nuclear energy, including meeting the makers of a new design of nuclear...

18 March 2012

Immune-manipulating parasites, bacterial genomes married to disease processes and viruses that bounce off already-...

11 March 2012

Smart sensors can open a window into the environment. In this week's Naked Scientists Podcast we find out how...

04 March 2012

How can we extract energy from waste? In this week's Naked Scientists we explore the technology that turns muck...

26 February 2012

What's the point of earwax? Does WiFi damage the brain? Can a mobile phone in a trouser pocket dent a man's...

19 February 2012

A new liquid crystal laser that can dial-up any wavelength of light you need, a laser-powered projector technology that...

12 February 2012

Over two-thirds of the energy in the fuel you put into your car is wasted, most of it in the form of heat that exits...

05 February 2012

Could diet foods be making you fatter? How do we learn to like the foods we eat? This week, we indulge in the science...