Science Podcasts

26 May 2017

How would you have sex in zero-gravity? Are eggs viable in space? What is cold fusion?

23 May 2017

What happens to muscles in space? Can any animals become invisible? What actually makes a waterproof coat waterproof?

22 May 2017

Where did the agent that locked hundreds of thousands of computers worldwide come from?

19 May 2017

How do you power a spacecraft to Saturn? Can gravity affect the telomeres inside our cells? What can be done to help...

17 May 2017

Can turning back the clock be key to protecting ourselves against viruses?

15 May 2017

Love it or loathe it maths is everywhere... From bees that can count to interstellar trade with aliens, we explore how...

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...

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...

13 April 2017

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

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?