The Naked Scientists Podcast

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

29 January 2012

Has all the air in the world been breathed before? Are any viruses beneficial to health? Can naked farts transmit...

22 January 2012

Could a ray of sunshine hold the key to preventing MS, diabetes and even bowel cancer? Vitamin D - made naturally in...

15 January 2012

Where do you stand on becoming part person, part machine? This week we hook up with three pioneers in the field of...

08 January 2012

Do stars form outside galaxies? What causes ringing in the ears? How fast does force propagate? Why do spectacles still...

18 December 2011

Are candles environmentally unfriendly? Why does tinfoil touching a filling set my teeth on edge? What colour does a...

11 December 2011

Can new technologies probe human thoughts and feelings without us even realising? This week we talk to a researcher who...

04 December 2011

How do archaeologists locate, conserve and recover historical treasures from old shipwrecks? What is erosion revealing...

27 November 2011

This week, how immune cells can be caught on camera as they exit blood vessels, a new design of lensless microscope and...

20 November 2011

Is modern technology changing your brain?& How fast does flu fly?& Can you build a lightsaber?& Your...

13 November 2011

In a show not to be sneezed at, we look at the evidence that coughs and sneezes are linked to heart attacks.& We...

06 November 2011

This week Kat Arney joins us live from the National Cancer Research Institute's conference in Liverpool. We find...

30 October 2011

This week's podcast is live from the British Society for Gene Therapy (BSGT) conference in Brighton, UK.& Some...

23 October 2011

Can moonlight and a magnifying glass be used to start a fire? Why do bananas go brown and does it happen faster in the...

16 October 2011

This week, Plant Pests and Plant Pathology - we find out what happens when plants get ill, how to understand and...

09 October 2011

This week, we're investigating alternatives to petrol.& We'll board a biofuel powered bus to meet the...

02 October 2011

Could a Siphon be used in orbit? Why do leaves change colour in Autumn? How is immunity passed from mother to baby...

25 September 2011

We've whipped up an appetising take on the science of food and cooking for you this week. With a main course of...

18 September 2011

This week, we're chilling out in the world of cryogenics, the science of the super-cold. We'll find out what...

11 September 2011

This week, we seek the science of supercomputers!& We find out how they work, and how they can answer some of the...

04 September 2011

Why do some animals poo wherever the fancy takes them, whilst others are more fussy about the locations of their...

28 August 2011

This week, Chris explores some of the cutting edge research taking place in Aberdeen.& We meet a scientist making...

21 August 2011

The rain in Spain falls mainly on the "plane". Or so the saying goes, but new research has confirmed...

14 August 2011

Are designer molecules poised to take us into a new chemical dimension?& This week, we explore how, long before the...

07 August 2011

Do bubbles help or hinder when doing the dishes? Can we find evidence of material from Earth on the Moon? Can camera...