Science Articles, Interviews & Questions

20 May 2019

Why is there a paucity of new drugs for mental illness?

20 May 2019

Because chemical connections between neurons are slightly unreliable, it doesn’t always help to have more...

20 May 2019

Scientists have managed to temporarily boost the working memory of older people...

20 May 2019

How do doctors go about helping people who suffer from dementia?

20 May 2019

How many different types of dementia are there?

19 May 2019

How good are we at spotting men with post natal depression?

19 May 2019

Video streaming consumes 3% of global electricity, a new study examines how this is changing.

19 May 2019

Modelling the human gut on a chip

17 May 2019

Video streaming consumes 3% of global electricity, a new study examines how streaming habits contribute.

16 May 2019

Teenagers weigh in on the debate...

16 May 2019

Could bacteria-killing viruses succeed where antibiotics fail?

14 May 2019

Dark matter might be made of axions - but what are axions, and how do we try to detect them?

14 May 2019

Dark matter might be WIMPs - weakly-interacting massive particles. But what are they? How do we detect them?

14 May 2019

We say there's five times as much dark matter as regular matter - let's think about how much that actually is.

14 May 2019

How good are wasps at logical reasoning? We've been finding out!

14 May 2019

A new test can tell which patients will benefit from early aggressive therapy for inflammatory bowel diseases

14 May 2019

What can we learn about dark matter from cosmological simulations? Colin DeGraf is here to tell us.

14 May 2019

Viruses offer an alternative to antibiotics for treating resistant bacterial infections.

14 May 2019

A primer on dark matter - history of observations, and what we know, with Astronomer Royal Martin Rees.

14 May 2019

We take a look at our listener feedback...

14 May 2019

Injured lungs, previously unfit for transplant, can be repaired and then transplanted using a new technique.

14 May 2019

‘When I exhale there are carbon atoms in my breath, how long ago were they in my food or drink?’

12 May 2019

Should there be a limit on how much testosterone a woman can have?

11 May 2019

Wasps are capable of “transitive inference”, a cognitive skill previously thought to be unique to humans.