In Short

In short: brief podcast episodes telling compelling science stories.

15 February 2015

Could worms help scientists understand what effects living in space could have on humans?

13 February 2015

We can't see it, but it must be there. Scientists are hunting for this elusive dark matter

07 February 2015

Thinking about things that are important to us improves how we respond to health advice

06 February 2015

There are epigenetic differences between the male and female brains, as babies and adults

06 February 2015

The way scorpion venom kills its victims has inspired a novel way to look for new drugs

04 February 2015

What are so-called "3 parent embryos", and what are the arguments for allowing it?

02 February 2015

250 millions of years ago, before the dinosaurs, 95% plants and animals were wiped out.

02 February 2015

Baby chicks have been shown to count from left to right, just like humans...

27 January 2015

A tiny ink pen that can be used to control the shapes of polymers on a nano scale...

24 January 2015

New super-metals created that are super-slippery and super water repellent

17 January 2015

Sea turtles use earth's magnetic field to find their birthplace.

16 January 2015

Bar-headed geese take a roller coaster route to save energy while crossing the mountains.

16 January 2015

Volvo crash a brand new car in the pursuit of making their vehicles safer.

13 January 2015

Staying active into older age appears to stave off the ageing process, new research shows

12 January 2015

Would you have a brain scan to predict your future weight, your CV and your happiness?

24 December 2014

Compared with Hollywood, twice as many people die in cartoons, especially lead roles...

20 December 2014

The Curiosity Rover exploring Mars has found organic molecules and whiffs of methane...

19 December 2014

Feeling older than your age raises risk of death by 40%

19 December 2014

Racial prejudices can be altered using virtual reality...

15 December 2014

How do we know which creatures roamed the Earth in ancient times?

30 November 2014

Just using the internet you are helping digitise millions of books, using reCAPTCHA!

27 November 2014

What's the science behind the 5:2, or intermittent, fasting diet?

27 November 2014

New research shows that fido really is paying attention to what we say.

17 November 2014

News from Sierra Leone: the front line in the fight against Ebola.