Science Podcasts

21 February 2017

In this episode we hear about epilepsy, the sushi-belt model of transport in neurons, a mother in ancient Troy, the...

21 February 2017

Social media campaigns in aid of charities and social causes can have a huge impact, if they last long enough to be...

21 February 2017

What could be causing the recent reduction in new HIV cases?

20 February 2017

If we put a giant mirror in space, could see Earth a million years ago?

17 February 2017

Why do chillies burn my fingers? How dangerous are cell phone towers for your health? Who names cyclones? Do white and...

16 February 2017

Tiny sensor capable of transmitting information over a week from inside the body and powered by stomach acid has been...

14 February 2017

What's the difference between a meteorite, a comet and an asteroid? And we tell you how to find your own space...

14 February 2017

Our cells are constantly communicating and changing - so how do scientists spy on them?

13 February 2017

How did birds survive the dinosaur mass extinction?

10 February 2017

The Space Boffins are at Astrofest in London in front of a live audience. Guests include an Antarctic meteorite hunter...

08 February 2017

Some viruses may benefit from being less aggressive in women than in men.

07 February 2017

Team Naked take on your science questions!

03 February 2017

Why do wheels sometimes seem to spin backwards? Do pigeons get itchy?

31 January 2017

How scientists are using light to control the brain, and the treatments this promises to bring.

27 January 2017

Is the earth really flat? Can cannabis cure MS or Alzheimer's?

26 January 2017

Hear how scientists have uncovered the fossilised footprints of ancient human ancestors from 3.66 million years ago...

25 January 2017

Elon Musk is aiming to have people on the Red Planet by 2024 so what will it be like for would-be Martians?

24 January 2017

A chemical found in dogfish sharks blocks a protein from accumulating and damaging brain nerve cell membranes.

24 January 2017

The light bulb that will last 25 years and is better for the environment...

24 January 2017

How are organisms in the Arctic coping with climate change?

24 January 2017

Listener Tim got in touch to ask: Why do the poles go north-south as opposed to east-west?

23 January 2017

Do ants or other insects feel pain in the same way as humans do? And what does it have to do with robots?

20 January 2017

What are the best foods to eat before and during exams? Why do you develop allergies? Why would soap help clean greasy...

17 January 2017

From laughter yoga to a joking computer, we investigate the science of gags and giggles.