The Naked Scientists Podcast

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

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...

03 December 2013

Live from Cambridge, the search for planets around other stars, mapping the Milky Way and the prospects of life in...

26 November 2013

We discover more about our sense of smell - how it works, why it's so subjective, and what life would be like...

19 November 2013

Repair and restore! Everything from self-healing concrete to Dr Who episodes and to the human heart...

12 November 2013

What is multiple sclerosis (MS), what causes it, why do some people suffer from it, and how can we stop it? Plus, news...

05 November 2013

New breakthroughs in cancer, tracking tumours from DNA in blood, what dogs' wags mean, Earth-sized exoplanets and...

29 October 2013

In another live special from the Cambridge Science Centre the team discuss volcanoes and earthquakes and answer...

20 October 2013

How did antibiotic-resistant superbugs arise, and how can new drugs be designed to combat them? Plus, blood from a...

15 October 2013

What weighs 1000 tonnes, is 150 metres long and moves 200 metres a day? Meet the new tunnel-boring machines burrowing...

08 October 2013

Live on location at the Cambridge Science Centre: Atmospheric chemistry, human papilloma viruses, jet engines and DIY...

01 October 2013

Why do we need sleep and why do some people fall asleep at the wrong times? We explore the science of snoozing and how...