In Short

In short: brief podcast episodes telling compelling science stories.

21 July 2016

A mechanical masticator, or “chewing robot” gave the paleontologists something to chew on.

13 July 2016

Scientists have identified how positive thinking can help boost the immune system.

12 July 2016

A new chemical sensor has been developed that can spot even the tiniest amount of gases

11 July 2016

This summer at the Royal Society: from the biology of birds to clearing up space junk.

08 July 2016

Cardiac cells grown on silicon grids are providing new insights into how the heart works

07 July 2016

It's hard to get every last drop of soap out the bottle but a new plastic has solved that.

06 July 2016

It's rare but we need it and supplies have been low. Scientists find a way to source it.

05 July 2016

After five years of travelling through space, NASA's Juno has finally reached Jupiter...

04 July 2016

The vaccines have been tested successfully on mice, that may help combat the Zika virus.

30 June 2016

Sun powered aeroplane Solar Impulse 2 breaks world record without the drop of a jet fuel.

30 June 2016

A new approach to music - making violins from silk.

30 June 2016

Mini-guts are paving the way towards personalized therapy for cystic fibrosis

24 June 2016

Holy smokes! Tobacco plant may light up the way to beat malaria.

22 June 2016

Want to know how to survive a heart failure?

22 June 2016

Exercising four hours after learning has been shown to boost long term memory.

16 June 2016

Could genetic testing help identify who is at risk from dying young?

10 June 2016

A new type of carbon capture that can convert carbon dioxide into limestone.

08 June 2016

What does it take to build a 57.5km tunnel?

07 June 2016

What you feed a macrophage can change its behaviour.

07 June 2016

When given the choice of plastic particles or zooplankton, fish prefer to eat plastic.

06 June 2016

What if there was one vaccine that could protect against all the many forms of cancer?

27 May 2016

We are consuming too much salt as a nation, but what does this mean for our health?

23 May 2016

Botox impairs your ability to read the emotion of others

20 May 2016

Do frogs jump out of boiling water but stay in if you heat them slowly? No frogs harmed...