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20 October 2020

We take a walk in the woods, to understand the science of trees

20 October 2020

Do our skin and hair prefer it soft? What about our teeth and bones? Time to weigh up this watery wrangle...

19 October 2020

Plus, how smoking hijacks the brain's pleasure centres, and where Covid-19 came from...

19 October 2020

What do creatures on Earth tell us about the limits on life from other planets? A new book explains...

17 October 2020

Where does all the silk come from? Also signs the full moon affects human behaviour, and why we have a conscience...

16 October 2020

A severe COVID risk factor in our genes; tracking the translatlantic slave trade; and a genetics video game...

14 October 2020

When a pathogen jumps from an animal to a human, bad things can happen...

14 October 2020

Recognising 20 years of continuous occupation of the ISS, we bring you 7 astronauts in one show...

14 October 2020

The training you get at university will only last you 5 years now, so how do you keep current, post-Covid?

13 October 2020

Chris is joined by palaeoanthropologist Lee Berger and BMJ editor Theo Bloom to dissect the latest science...

12 October 2020

Do weight changes affect our bones, Also, why take a whale carcass to landfill?

08 October 2020

As coronavirus cases surge again, we review the latest Covid-19 news...

07 October 2020

Placing fresh fruit at eye level by the supermarket check-out counts as a nudge. But is nudge theory really a euphemism...

06 October 2020

What exactly is a period? And why, in 2020, is period poverty such a problem?

05 October 2020

We have adrenaline to send us into 'fight or flight' mode, and many insects are great at flight

05 October 2020

Artificial intelligence reveals a better test for prostate cancer, and why the brain is stuffed with stem cells...

02 October 2020

Gene "Bean" Baxter from Podcast Radio (and Radio Hall of Famer!) chats to Leigh Milner and Chris Berrow.

02 October 2020

15,000 students are arriving for the new academic year at Cambridge University: what experience awaits them?

02 October 2020

We discuss the situation, and hear toddlers have potbellies and whether free-divers get the bends?...

01 October 2020

Welcome to the end of the universe. Which one will we get? We discuss astrophysicist Katie Mack's new book...

30 September 2020

Should we reconcile our drive and ambition with a need for humility?

29 September 2020

What would a more plant based diet mean for us, and the planet?

28 September 2020

Listener Margaret noticed the difference between sweat when she exercises, and sweat when she's nervous...

25 September 2020

Also,Covid outbreaks in Britain, and would a baby exposed to 5 languages from birth learn all of them...