In Short

In short: brief podcast episodes telling compelling science stories.

01 December 2015

Compulsive sexual behaviour is driven by the huge novelty provided by online material

27 November 2015

A new supergene has been identified that determines breeding strategies in ruffs

13 November 2015

It has been shown for the first time that environmental sounds can convey emotions.

13 November 2015

Do you remember when you went through puberty and when is the healthiest time for it?

11 November 2015

New research shows that DNA mutations may be less random than previously thought.

11 November 2015

We've all heard of Novak Djokovic's tennis racket but what else can graphene be used for?

10 November 2015

Prevention is better than cure. We know the causes, now how do we stop breast cancer?

09 November 2015

E-Cigarettes seem to be everywhere but are they healthy or harmful and what's in them?

09 November 2015

Long awaited vaccine for life threatening respiratory virus could be around the corner.

07 November 2015

Cataracts take years to form, but new research shows that this could be reversed in weeks.

30 October 2015

Childbirth happens rather a lot - but we still don't know a huge amount about it.

28 October 2015

A new material has been created to delay the development of ice.

24 October 2015

A new coating for steel that reduces contaminants, such as bacteria, sticking to it has be

24 October 2015

Your birth order will not necessarily determine your personality in later life.

21 October 2015

Seven major engineering projects in the UK have been given 21 million in funding.

09 October 2015

How much of what we say and do is reflected in the physical structure of our brains?

09 October 2015

As people move around more and more should we be worrying about the diseases they carry?

09 October 2015

Going for a long run gave mice the same high as if they were smoking cannabis.

08 October 2015

Pigments detected in fossils, revealing previously unknown colours of extinct animals.

30 September 2015

Concussion is a problem in many sports, but there are ways you can spot them on the pitch.

29 September 2015

A new layer for solar cells has been developed to cool them and improve their efficiency.

29 September 2015

Fidgeting could add years to your life

28 September 2015

Planned for 2024, the European-Extremely Large Telescope will be the biggest in the world

26 September 2015

A new form of 3D-printing has been used to turn out replicas of a patient's organs.