Science Articles, Interviews & Questions

22 September 2020

You might think you control your online life - but algorithms make most decisions for you...

22 September 2020

Everything about us is tracked and recorded, to be sold onwards often without our consent. What can we do?

22 September 2020

When algorithms take the driver's seat, they can be as biased as humans - a problem when "computer says no...

22 September 2020

These whales were spotted tens of kilometres inland - how did they get there, and can they make it home?

22 September 2020

Thanks to hotter summers in the Arctic, a huge calving event has shrunk its largest remaining ice shelf...

22 September 2020

Scientists have detected a gas in Venus' atmosphere that they can't explain...

22 September 2020

A former Chief Medical Officer for England has kicked off a multi-million pandemic-proofing fund...

22 September 2020

New coronavirus restrictions in England include a six-person limit on gatherings. What's the reasoning?

21 September 2020

We pick apart some of the latest neuroscience news with experts Duncan Astle and Helen Keyes...

21 September 2020

Why is play important, throughout life?

21 September 2020

How important is play in early years development?

17 September 2020

The pandemic has shone a light on the structural inequality in food distribution and production

15 September 2020

North Carolina State University's Katie Mack answers our listener questions...

15 September 2020

Immunologist Clare Bryant joins Chris Smith to answer some of your Covid questions...

15 September 2020

Chris Smith speaks to climate scientist Ella Gilbert about climate science in the news this week...

15 September 2020

Psychiatrist Paul Blenkiron talks about mental health in the current Covid crisis...

15 September 2020

Harvard University human evolution expert Dan Lieberman tells Chris Smith about the origins of exercise...

15 September 2020

Space scientist Katie Mack and space journalist Richard Hollingham talk space science with Chris Smith...

14 September 2020

Lots of animals have evolved to deal with toxins, and many of them become toxic in turn...

14 September 2020

Some COVID patients don't have detectable antibodies - but they do produce immune cells called T cells...

14 September 2020

Mithridates the Great, king of Pontus, lived two thousand years ago - and pioneered the science of poisons...

14 September 2020

Toads, bugs, snakes, and more all resist similar toxins. And it turns out they use the same genetic trick...

14 September 2020

These orange, black and white insects use special evolutionary tricks to transport the toxins they eat...

10 September 2020

AI can encode human biases, with implications for how we handle the pandemic