In Short

In short: brief podcast episodes telling compelling science stories.

15 May 2013

Emma Stoye on digoxin, a toxic product of foxgloves, and the birth of modern pharmacology

13 May 2013

A campaign has been launched to stop science toys being sold by some stores as "toys for boys". But what does...

08 May 2013

Neil Withers recalls making this groundbreaking superconductor as a student

03 May 2013

Face-lift for old artwork - Ginny Smith visited the Fitzwilliam Museum to find out how oil paintings are restored to...

02 May 2013

Lars Öhrström gets his teeth into the first sandwich compound

25 April 2013

Lars Öhrström finds a link between Napoleon III and rhubarb

25 April 2013

Happy Birthday DNA - Team 1's podcast from the Genetics Society communication workshops at Chicheley Hall.

25 April 2013

Model organisms - Team 2's podcast from the Genetics Society communication workshops at Chicheley Hall.

25 April 2013

Time Travel Genetics - Team 3's podcast from the Genetics Society communication workshops at Chicheley Hall.

18 April 2013

Brian Clegg has a sniff at the bitterest substance known to science

10 April 2013

Brian Clegg explains how bath salts may actually be more than just relaxing

03 April 2013

Simon Cotton explains the discovery of 'the drug of last resort'

27 March 2013

Brian Clegg raises a glass to unscrupulous barmen

21 March 2013

Simon Cotton looks at the rocket propellant that causes environmental problems

17 March 2013

Breasts, bazookas, bosons and bombs: The Naked Scientists take to the stage for the Cambridge Science Festival 2013

13 March 2013

Brian Clegg brightens up our lives with some bright yellow chemistry

12 March 2013

This week in the Planet Earth Podcast: a look at the potential to generate up to 20 per cent of the UK's...

12 March 2013

Cambridge chemist and biotechnologist Shankar Balasubramanian discusses DNA sequencing and its implications for health...

11 March 2013

We spoke to Emma Smith, a PhD student with the British Antarctic Survey about her work whilst she was based in the icy...

06 March 2013

Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch is the Cambridge Science Festival's guest director this year. He spoke with...

06 March 2013

Simon Cotton channels the Fonz and stays cool

27 February 2013

Brian Clegg opens our eyes to the compounds that enable sight

20 February 2013

Josh Howgego looks into the past, with help from some alkenones

19 February 2013

Why textbook depictions of our early ancestors may have to be re-drawn; and why underwater canyons contain a wealth of...