In Short

In short: brief podcast episodes telling compelling science stories.


04 November 2010

This week, Richard Hollingham finds out that bowerbirds are not just brilliant at making elaborate bowers, they're...

28 October 2010

Unless you've never seen the sea, you've probably seen a jellyfish. And even if you haven't seen one,...

21 October 2010

Have you ever noticed that when you cross a busy road, as well as clocking the traffic, you subconsciously follow what...

19 October 2010

Professor Carol Brayne discusses the consequences of our ageing population and looks into the symptoms, diagnosis and...

19 October 2010

This month, Professor Carol Brayne discusses the consequences of our ageing population and looks into the symptoms,...

18 October 2010

In this Planet Earth podcast, Sue Nelson goes to the Eden Project in Cornwall, southwest England and to the South Downs...

15 October 2010

Scientists know that fluffy stratocumulus clouds act like a blanket on the Earth - they stop warm air escaping, but...

12 October 2010

Sixty percent of all HIV sufferers in the world live in rural Africa, but practical and economic obstacles can prevent...

11 October 2010

With efforts to improve energy efficiency focussed on green transport to sustainable power generation, growing your own...

08 October 2010

Scientists recently found plastics floating in some of the most remote and inaccessible seas in the world - just off...

08 October 2010

How do supermarkets convince you to part with your money? In this special edition of the Naked Scientists, Smitha...

07 October 2010

This is a podcast by the Society for General Microbiology, recorded at a session they sponsored, at the 2010 Times...

05 October 2010

British Geological Survey scientists have completed the first full geological survey of Lake Windermere in the English...

01 October 2010

What do we know about earthquakes? And can we predict when they might occur? A special event was held to discuss these...

24 September 2010

Where did malaria come from? Analysing over three thousand samples of faeces from gorillas, bonobos and chimpanzees,...

23 September 2010

Everyone loves a rockpool, and Sue Nelson nearly takes a dive into one in this week's podcast while finding out...

16 September 2010

New research into the incredible properties of objects at the quantum scale has brought the aim of quantum computing...

12 September 2010

You could be forgiven for thinking the freezing seas around Antarctica are pretty barren and lifeless. But, as Richard...

11 September 2010

In this podcast from the impressively-named Diamond Light Source in Oxfordshire, England, we hear how two researchers...

10 September 2010

Look around the English countryside and you'll find animals and plants that shouldn't be there - from Muntjac...

09 September 2010

Coral reefs are among the most beautiful habitats in the world. As well as being rich in biodiversity, they're...

08 September 2010

Willow, palm, miscanthus and other energy crops are being touted as a possible solution to our growing energy security...

07 September 2010

This week we talk to two researchers about the technological solutions some scientists say we might have to use to...

06 September 2010

This week we find out why teeth can tell archaeologists so much about the past, how to see giant spiders in 3D and why...