Science Podcasts

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18 May 2009

How did the waggle dance - the complex dance that honeybees use to describe the whereabouts of good food - evolve in...

18 May 2009

On this week's NewsFlash, we discover a viral cause of hypertension, find out how bees stick to petals like velcro...

17 May 2009

Archaeology bared this month includes the 'long sleep' of human innovation, a technological accomplishment in...

17 May 2009

We're open to your questions on the Naked Scientists this week, finding out how photosynthesis works underwater,...

15 May 2009

Kira Weissman, from Saarlandes University in Germany, on why aeroplanes should not be referred to as 'tin boxes...

15 May 2009

How do cameras work? What are the Herschel and Plank probes hoping to find out? How are messages sent to computers and...

15 May 2009

This week we're diving into our rivers and oceans to learn about the organisms living there. We'll be hearing...

11 May 2009

This week's question jet propels us into the blue skies thinking on passenger jet manoeuvrability. Can a large...

11 May 2009

In this NewsFlash, we find out how a diet of glycerol makes yeast live longer, how microbes in mosquitoes can block...

10 May 2009

This week, we're diving into the science of clean water, finding out why rivers and ponds are essential for...

08 May 2009

How strong is spider silk? Why are some people scared of spiders? How vast is space and does it have an end? How are...

08 May 2009

This week, we're looking into the world of engineering to find out how the parts for something as big as a jet...

04 May 2009

In this Question of the Week, we ask if the positions of the Sun and Moon influence your weight - Is night time your...

04 May 2009

On this week's NewsFlash, we explore a way to make injections painless, find out why lithium in the water supply...

03 May 2009

On this week's Naked Scientists, we explore the engineering and materials science that will give rise to the...

01 May 2009

This week we're looking into our atmosphere to find out how organisms in the sea are contributing to the...

01 May 2009

Why do we get spots on our bottoms? What is Jogger's Nipple? What is Gangrene? Why do we have different languages...

30 April 2009

Science writer Brian Clegg on the element that often get confused with the flowering plant geranium

29 April 2009

This month we find out how the Diamond synchrotron is revolutionising research in the life sciences. We hear how the...

27 April 2009

In this Question of the Week, we find out if a magnetic field can stop pipes from clogging up with limescale? Many...

27 April 2009

In this NewsFlash, we find out why dolphins spit for their dinner, how every cloud may have a lead lining and how the...

26 April 2009

In this week's atmospheric Naked Scientists, we're putting the air that we breathe under the microscope. We...

24 April 2009

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

24 April 2009

This week, we ask how water can be both sticky and slippery, what causes static shocks and if Solar storms can take...