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Looking inside your heart

... correctly and that the heart muscle is a healthy shape. Tom Crawford volunteered to be a guinea pig… Clare - I’m ... also do 3D images so we can get a 3D model of the heart. Tom - From my point of view, looking at the machine, it kind ...

Hands on a fence

Game theory: The prisoner's dilemma

... game theory to model early human behaviour and he spoke to Tom Crawford... Sergey - In our models we included two different ... group or territory over some amazing opportunities. Tom - So would I be right in thinking the idea of us versus ...

The blast lab

... an explosion. Bill and his PhD student David Sory showed Tom Crawford around their bomb lab... Tom - Here we are at Imperial or more precisely, the physics ...

The Science of Wimbledon tennis

... And it’s a match of the titans today. Georgia Mills and Tom Crawford have come armed with their top tennis facts. It's ... fibre set in glue which is high strength and low weight. Tom - And not all rackets are vegetarian. Some strings are ...

Do roast potatoes give you cancer?

... or black, to help to reduce the amount of acrylamide. Tom Crawford spoke to Jasmine Just at Cancer Research UK… ... gives it that roasted, charred taste that you might know. Tom - So we’re thinking roast potatoes or brown toast? ...

The Nuts and Bolts of Fertility

How do you make a baby? Tom Crawford and Georgia Mills have been finding out; here’s ... about the cells that make reproduction possible… Tom - Men produce sperm non-stop throughout their life. It ...

Woman pulling metal weight in physiotherapy

Naked mole rat treatment for stroke

... to the cells in their body without using oxygen. He told Tom Crawford more about these fascinating creatures… Ewan - ... animals are workers so it’s a very highly social mammal. Tom - You’ve discovered how they are able to survive ...

A variety of pills

Can a pill make you fitter?

... for a much longer period of time and gained less weight! Tom Crawford spoke to senior researcher Weiwei Fan to find out ... genes that burn sugar for energy that your muscle needs. Tom - So basically, when we exercise this protein is ...

Line of cocaine

Cocaine addiction leads to iron build up in the brain

... the team don’t yet know what the iron is doing there. Tom Crawford spoke with lead author Dr Karen Ersche... Karen - We ... in the blood, and increased levels of iron in the brain. Tom - What did you do in this study to find these results? ...

Boy showered in ice water

How do things become Popular?

... one of them, and that’s because they all went viral. Tom Crawford decided to find out if there’s any science behind ... imitate others and leads all sorts of things to catch on. Tom - You mentioned there steps and these six factors. So ...

Many using phone

Fake News: Why is it spreading?

... Indiana University has made it his mission to find out. Tom Crawford heard how... Filippo - Here what we wanted to look ... So we built a model to study that particular question. Tom - What did you find out then? Was the high quality ...

Using lights to send flies to sleep

... sleep simply by flashing a red light in their direction. Tom Crawford went to Oxford University to meet Gero and find out ... linked to a particular characteristic of the nerve cell. Tom - In simple terms, what Gero is saying is that they first ...

Blueberries

Mythconception: Do antioxidants really keep you young?

In this week's myth, Tom Crawford questions his choice of new year resolution as he ... and their sworn enemy, the all-conquering antioxidants… Tom - We’re now well into the new year - how are those ...