In short: brief podcast episodes telling compelling science stories.

09 June 2021

The world is always on the lookout for new drugs & synthetic proteins. These cells can make them for us...

27 May 2021

Scientists have developed a new "keyhole surgery" method to extract metals from certain types of rocks

19 May 2021

The first shipment of Atomik vodka - supposedly safe to drink - is awaiting release from Ukrainian customs...

13 May 2021

A new animal-inspired camera can assist surgeons removing tumours...

12 May 2021

At one bank, loan officers rejected significantly more restructuring requests after a few hours' work...

10 May 2021

Scihub makes research papers available for free. Could users be in danger? Daniel Himmelstein says no...

30 April 2021

It's not just wheat that has ears! Noise is having a knock-on effect on plant reproduction across the field...

27 April 2021

Scientists have highlighted a receptor in the brain that might be a useful drug target in anorexia...

26 April 2021

Scientists are unearthing Neanderthal genetics thanks to a breakthrough in DNA analysis

20 April 2021

A new treatment for paracetamol overdose found more effective than current one, tested in mice

12 April 2021

New research has found a gene that looks to be the reason why rabbits, and perhaps all bouncing mammals hop.

09 April 2021

Spinosaurus lived near water. But did it swim like a crocodile, or hunt like a heron? A new paper weighs in...

08 April 2021

Scientists working in a seed bank found a whole world of associated microbes...

02 April 2021

The mystery of the toxin killing bald Eagles across the USA has finally been solved

01 April 2021

Scientists think that a yeast used in the food industry may be causing issues in Crohn's sufferers guts...

31 March 2021

How can smoke travel up beyond the lower atmosphere?

17 March 2021

This snail has a venom cocktail that includes similar chemicals to those that worms use to mate...

04 March 2021

What can egg-xperiments tell us about the physics of concussion?

03 March 2021

Could the drug semaglutide be used to treat obesity?

02 March 2021

A new way to repair diseased livers has been unveiled by University of Cambridge researchers...

01 March 2021

How does herd immunity work in practice, and are the vaccines we have likely to achieve it?

28 February 2021

Coronavirus variants, the latest on the vaccines and vaccine hesitancy, and why big flu outbreaks might be hot on Covid...

23 February 2021

Scientists have shown that antidepressant paroxetine may be useful in osteoarthritis...

22 February 2021

Was the Arctic ocean once actually freshwater?