The Naked Scientists Podcast

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

02 December 2012

How should we protect marine ecosystems? We explore the science behind Marine Protected Areas. Plus, news of a...

25 November 2012

We take you on a tour of ISIS, the neutron source, to discover how neutrons can probe the properties of matter and...

18 November 2012

Why does biro ink smell? How can you reset your tolerance to caffiene? Why can't my sat nav and my speedometer...

11 November 2012

Bed bugs are mounting a silent attack, sneaking in and making a home in our beds. We tackle the itchy subject of Bed...

04 November 2012

How does cancer spread? How can we target our immune system to take out tumours? This week we explore the cutting edge...

28 October 2012

Why we should protect bacteria, fungi and even parasites.

21 October 2012

Are vegetables intelligent? Is Pi a "normal" number? Are humans the only picky eaters? We take on your...

14 October 2012

Now hear this! This week we explore the workings of the auditory system, discover the causes of deafness, hear how...

07 October 2012

The tricks your mind plays on you are up for analysis this week as we explore the science of taste including why noise...

30 September 2012

How can we stay sharp as a senior citizen? This week, we explore the different biological approaches to understanding...

23 September 2012

Can spiders weave webs in microgravity? Can shampooing cause hair loss? How much brain do we use at once? Can a person...

16 September 2012

Would you set sail with a robotic skipper? This week, the World Robotic Sailing Championships grace the waters of...

09 September 2012

Will we find life in a lake trapped under 3 kilometres of ice? How can living above an abandoned mine cut your heating...

02 September 2012

How is data sent safely online, and how can we keep prying eyes away? This week we investigate the basis of...

19 August 2012

Is hydrogen the fuel of our future? As fossil fuel reserves run out, this week we ask whether hydrogen can fill the...

12 August 2012

What happens if you're exposed to the vacuum of space? Is using a mobile phone on a flight safe? Which is more...

05 August 2012

Publishing early in recognition of the arrival on the red planet of NASA's Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) Curiosity...

29 July 2012

How can science, technology and engineering aid the world's elite athletes? In this special edition of the Naked...

22 July 2012

From the first flight to supersonic air-travel was achieved in under 50 years. To discover what made it all possible we...

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...