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06 February 2009

What is phantom Limb Syndrome? Why don't birds get electrocuted when they land on power lines? Why can a tooth...

06 February 2009

This week we delve into the minuscule world of nanotechnology to find out how nano-electronics could revolutionise...

05 February 2009

Why the sequence of how four-legged animals move their legs is commonly misrepresented; why eating too much is bad for...

05 February 2009

In anticipation of explorative feats typically confined to the world of Jules Verne, Dr Otherford devises a dirigible...

02 February 2009

How does spit make your shoes so shiny? We find out in this Question of the Week...

02 February 2009

On this week's NewsFlash we find out how fingerprints help you feel fine detail, discover the smallest letters...

01 February 2009

This week, we're studying the science of the seriously small - nanotechnology. We'll find out how tiny,...

30 January 2009

Do energy saving lightbulbs give you headaches? How do LED lights work? How do CD's show us the spectrum of light...

30 January 2009

This week we're finding out about smart material which have the ability to monitor and repair themselves as well...

29 January 2009

The discovery of a gene that triggers nerve repair; 'fake' acupuncture has the same pain relief as real...

29 January 2009

A sporting Dr Otherford inspects the qualified merits of a vigorous games technique known as "backspin" in...

26 January 2009

You can instantly tell if there are three objects on a table, but if there are twenty, you would need to count them to...

26 January 2009

This week, how gut bugs tell the story of our ancestors' migration into Australia and beyond, how RNA housekeeping...

25 January 2009

We get Smart on this week's Naked Scientists with the science of self-healing, self-sensing and self-cleaning...

23 January 2009

Why do we see stars in the sky? Why do stars twinkle? Why can't we tickle ourselves? And how do stinging nettles...

23 January 2009

Causes of obesity and weight gain, and how the diet of a pregnant mother can affect the future health of her child...

22 January 2009

How fish lock carbon in their poo, why stress is bad for your attention span, why shiny plants could put a new sheen on...

22 January 2009

Upon resumption of his ambulatory grounds inspections, Dr Otherford convenes a vessel of carbonated vegetable extract...

19 January 2009

Petrified wood is a type of fossil, but some claim to have seen wooden fence posts that have already become petrified....

18 January 2009

Is obesity in your genes? This week we find out how hormones, genetics and even your mother's diet contribute to...

18 January 2009

This week, we find out why you should measure your broker's fingers before handing over any cash, discover a whole...

17 January 2009

The mitochondrial story of Ötzi, or the Tyrolean iceman, is unearthed in this month's Naked Archaeology. Also, how...

16 January 2009

How does Solar heating work? What is Sciatica? What's the point of space exploration? We tackle these challenges...

16 January 2009

In our first show for 2009 we explore the science of the eye to find out how cataracts form and why it's so...