The Naked Scientists Podcast

Our flagship science show. Science news stories, scientific breakthroughs and interviews with leading scientists.  

20 May 2014

Can nature's recyclers, bacteria and fungi, help us clean up man-made environmental problems from oil spills to...

13 May 2014

How will power grids be transformed? We look at technology to reduce our energy prices and new ways to include wind and...

06 May 2014

In front of a live audience at the Cambridge Science Centre, Chris Smith is joined by three paleontologists to discuss...

29 April 2014

With the demand for new homes ever increasing, we ask what will the buildings of the future be like?

22 April 2014

In a special show from Cambridge and New Zealand, Hannah Critchlow investigates the research into Huntington's...

15 April 2014

In this Q & A special the Naked Scientists get stuck into your queries, like why are planets round? and why do we...

08 April 2014

Bigger, better and longer lasting: this week we go in search of the battery technology that will power the future...

01 April 2014

How handedness spans the scientific world, from the smallest particles in the Universe to drugs that cure disease...

25 March 2014

2014 is the Year of Code, but why has coding, and getting kids into computer science become so important?

18 March 2014

... against the combined brain power of the Naked Scientists, in this National Science Week Question and Answer Special...

11 March 2014

With climate change expected to bring drought and floods, we look at the management strategies which could tackle this...

04 March 2014

The team discuss robots including the ExoMars Rover, lab robots and voice recognition systems like Siri...

25 February 2014

Norovirus, the winter vomiting bug, affects 1 million people each year in the UK. But what is it, and how can you best...

24 February 2014

Should you raise your baby to be bilingual? Are video games rotting or rejuvenating children's brains? We find out!

14 February 2014

Do scientists resort to propaganda to defend climate change? How do we deal with evolution unbelievers? How do we...

11 February 2014

We're chewing over the topic of food footprints: How green is your lunchbox? What's the environmental impact...

04 February 2014

How are objects smaller than the wavelength of light making such large waves in the fields of health, optics, and...

28 January 2014

Live on location at the Cambridge Science Centre, the team answer questions like, is watching the Exorcist a...

21 January 2014

Why is the UK investing in space weather forecasts, does the Sun cause climate change and how can solar storms affect...

14 January 2014

Have you stuck to your New Year's Resolutions? We investigate the psychology of willpower and how long it takes to...

07 January 2014

Why don't microwave spark off themselves?

24 December 2013

Home-made ice cream, fruit-fuelled flamethrowers, candle chemistry, LED fairy lights, brain basis of bargains and...

17 December 2013

How balls of cells assemble into a baby, cell shape and cancer, getting a handle on limb formation, and dopes Mozart...

10 December 2013

Ancient human ancestor DNA, male contraceptive pill, pain-free injection, world's biggest marine reserve and...