Science Podcasts


20 October 2008

How do you get the best out of your batteries? Should you discharge them completely, or keep them permanently topped up...

19 October 2008

We discover the source of solar energy this week - Nuclear fusion. But how can the process that keeps the Sun burning...

17 October 2008

Author John Emsley explains how a very lazy element redeemed itself

17 October 2008

Why are some clouds dark? Why don't bees stick to their own honey? Why is UV light good for skin conditions, when...

17 October 2008

Why cutting down a precious tree species brought the Nasca people to their knees, how Pompeii is receiving a makeover,...

16 October 2008

Do we really use just 10 per cent of our brains, how to listen to a volcano and reveal the latest way to test unborn...

13 October 2008

Why do songs, even those you hate, sound better the more you hear them? We find out why familiarity can defeat contempt...

13 October 2008

Sulfur podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry.

13 October 2008

A safer way to test for Down's Syndrome and how sponge-swallowing could reveal oesophageal cancer feature in this...

12 October 2008

New techniques to test for Down's Syndrome and oesophageal cancer feature in this week's Naked Scientists,...

10 October 2008

Why are Ghekkos feet so sticky? Can it snow on mars? Is it possible for someone to spontaneously combust? We answer...

09 October 2008

The latest research on the origin of the HIV virus, how superstitions are formed and why we think everything...

06 October 2008

Why do we have different blood groups, such as A, B, O and rhesus positive or negative? Do animals have blood groups?...

06 October 2008

Using your own red blood cells as a Trojan horse to sneak-in chemicals which boost the power of body scans, the spread...

05 October 2008

We catch up with the latest on cancer this week including an update from the National Cancer Research Institute...

03 October 2008

What is fusion? Can we achieve cold fusion? How useful is nuclear power and is it safe? We look into these questions on...

02 October 2008

What is the link between rat poison, fireworks, fine glass and enemas? Marine chemist Adina Paytan from the University...

02 October 2008

Why we pay too much in auctions and how moving continents can cause climate change. In this episode it is also...

29 September 2008

Hydrogen podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry.

29 September 2008

This week we look into the science of volcanoes. We'll be finding out if the gases given off can help us predict...

29 September 2008

Why do eyebrows, and other bodily hair, grow out of control as we get older?

29 September 2008

Gene therapy for blindness, more efficient engines, extinct tortoises and the numeracy of bees all make an appearance...

28 September 2008

This week, how to live longer and look younger with the science of ageing! We discover how repairing damage to DNA...

26 September 2008

The latest developments in global warming, stem cell research and the effect of dopamine on the brain. They also answer...