Science Podcasts

15 May 2017

Like with physical exercise, if we practice difficult mental tasks, does our endurance at those tasks improve over time?

14 May 2017

This month we’re zooming in on cancer, finding out how researchers are tackling tumours in unprecedented detail.

12 May 2017

Is there a cure for flu? How far are we from designer genes? Do our voices change as we get older? Plus, bioengineered...

11 May 2017

A new method to turn greenhouse gas methane into methanol...

11 May 2017

Richard is at SETI in California to hunt space aliens with the institute’s chief astronomer, Seth Shostak. He also...

10 May 2017

From solving crime scenes to hunting wildlife criminals, Team Three demystify forensic genetics.

10 May 2017

Miss In Vitro, Miss In Vivo and Miss In Silico battle it out to become the Next Genetics Top Model.

10 May 2017

From genetics to computer programming, Team One explore outbreaks of infectious diseases.

09 May 2017

The Naked Scientists go global as we explore language - can speaking more than one exercise our brain?; and is our...

08 May 2017

Why does a piano's A sharp sound different to a trumpet's A sharp?

02 May 2017

Find out how scientists are fighting back against cancer.

30 April 2017

In this month's eLife, hear about naturally engineered medicine, gender bias in journals and linking up areas of...

27 April 2017

In fairy lights the blue ones can be harder to resolve: why?

25 April 2017

This week a top to bottom tour of the intestine. Why we need more dirt in our diet, how to avoid food poisoning, and...

18 April 2017

What surprises might you find lurking in your DNA, and can that information be used against you?

14 April 2017

We might joke about the battle of the sexes, but it turns out that this is actually true - at least for a hundred or so...

11 April 2017

How understanding the formation of a human being from a single fertilised egg can help us to repair things when they go...

10 April 2017

Why do missiles in films make a descending sound as they fall?

10 April 2017

Mission controllers, the man at the heart of Apollo 13 and a meeting with Dan Dare...

04 April 2017

How do venus fly traps work? Can psychologists read your mind? Why is herbivore poo so diverse?

31 March 2017

Brain implants help people with paralysis, nicotine exposure affects male offspring, toxoplasma, how human handedness...

28 March 2017

What goes on inside atoms: how can you harness the incredible energy locked inside, and how do you create new elements.

27 March 2017

Your questions answered, including the best cure for a hangover.

27 March 2017

Does one or two steps at a time require more energy, and which is better for a work-out?