2016: A Year in Science
The Naked Scientists celebrate the dawn of 2017 with a look at their best bits from 2016, including: the science breakthrough of the year, how to use psychology to get a date and why it pays to look on the bright side.
In this episode
00:42 - The rhythm of the heart
The rhythm of the heart
with James Rudd, Addenbrooke's Hospital
Here’s an interview Chris Smith did back in June, when he put his ticker through its paces with an ECG, or electrocardiogram, at Addenbrooke’s hospital.
Origally from the show Keeping Your Heart Healthy.
Kat vs cats
with Kat Arney, The Naked Scientists
Every week we have a mythconception from Kat Arney, and the piece of dogma we loved most this year was about cats.
Originally from the show The A-Zika of Viruses: Preventing Pandemics.
10:33 - Happy birthday to the Naked Scientists
Happy birthday to the Naked Scientists
with Connie, Georgia, Chris, The Naked Scientists
One poignant moment for The Naked Scientists this year was celebrating our 15th birthday! And we did so with a programme all about how science works. Here’s a sneak peek of what happens in our news room.
Originally from the programme Scrutinising Science.
16:11 - 2016's biggest breakthrough?
21:16 - Graihagh's caffeinated adventure
Graihagh's caffeinated adventure
with Alex Summers, Cambridge Botanic Gardens
Self-confessed coffee lover Graihagh Jackson found out about the science of brewing when she made Cambridgeshire’s first truly local cup of coffee…
Originally from the programme Caffeine: Friend or Foe?
28:16 - Why shopping trolleys are good for fish
Why shopping trolleys are good for fish
with Nick Bertrand, Creekside Discovery Centr
One of the big issues of the year has been the ever-present threat to our planet’s biodiversity, but sometimes animals surprise you and thrive in unexpected places.
Originally from the programme Concrete Jungles.
Science chat-up lines
with Viren Swami, Anglia Ruskin University
Have you ever wondered if psychology could help you pick up a date? This year Georgia Mills found out there's only so much science can do.
Originally from the programme Rules of Attraction: The Science of Sex.
38:43 - The big questions: do fish fart?
The big questions: do fish fart?
with Eleanor Drinkwater, Cambridge University
We didn't shy away from the big questions this year, like whether or not fish parp!
Originally from the programme Do Fish Fart?
with Isobel Watts, Oxford University and Marta Manser, The University of Zurich
2016 was certainly a year of political change, so Connie wanted to investigate how animals choose their leaders, and if we could learn any tips.
Originally from the programme The End of Night.
47:42 - Always look on the bright side of life
Always look on the bright side of life
with Sophie Scott, UCL
2016 was, for some, a stressful year. But, as Graihagh Jackson found out, it can help to simply laugh about it.
Originally from the programme Stressed? You're Not the Only One.