In short: brief podcast episodes telling compelling science stories.

19 April 2020

Will a vaccine against the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus be forthcoming, and what other measures are effective at fighting...

13 April 2020

Are people becoming reinfected, or are the tests just poor? And how, and when, will we return to normality post-...

11 April 2020

The risk of bringing home coronavirus on your groceries is very low, but what's the best way to minimise the...

08 April 2020

What traits make urban birds successful?

04 April 2020

What's the evidence that a facemask works for SARS-CoV-2, and is the lockdown working?

25 March 2020

How similar is lettuce grown in space to lettuce grown on Earth?

21 March 2020

The scientific basis for the tactics deployed against SARS-CoV-2 doesn't currently have an end game...

18 March 2020

Seagulls use human touch as a cue to identify good food - but how exactly do you test that?

14 March 2020

The UK stance is currently at odds with the response across Europe. Is this the right approach to controlling the...

11 March 2020

The energy from wastewater could power every house in Mexico and the USA

03 March 2020

As cases climb beyond 80,000, how is the world reacting?

28 February 2020

Cannabis can make people misremember key events - or even remember things that never actually happened...

14 February 2020

What helps a zoo pull in the punters?

14 February 2020

How big a diamond could you make with the carbon in a piece of coal?

13 February 2020

Charcoal incorporated into mud wasp nests has timestamped important indigenous art in Australia's Kimberley region...

08 February 2020

The World Health Organisation declare the Chinese coronavirus outbreak a global health emergency. Chris Smith returns...

06 February 2020

Chris Smith's appearance on Radio New Zealand National, January 2020

06 February 2020

Does running a mile every day help keep primary school children from gaining weight?

02 February 2020

Hate cleaning? Wish things just wouldn’t get dirty? This technology might help...

30 January 2020

Where did the disease come, and how far might it spread?

29 January 2020

Scientists unveil to new strategies to rid the body of HIV...

24 January 2020

Weather forecasters are big fans of the wind measurement data coming from the Aeolus satellite...

21 January 2020

A breakthrough in motor neuron disease shows how different forms might have the same underlying cause...

21 January 2020

We hear what Doug Cockle to find out what he thinks of the latest Netflix TV show...