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 Apr 18, 2022
A great podcast crippled by the BBC, the episode is only released over a month after its broadcast date, so its not that relevant any more.

 Sep 12, 2021

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 Sep 5, 2020
Love this podcast. Lost my place in what episodes I had played last year because of phone failure but am happily relistening to them all.

 Dec 25, 2019
One of my favourite podcasts. I really enjoy listening


A weekly programme that illuminates the mysteries and challenges the controversies behind the science that's changing our world.

Episode Date
Is gene therapy the future?
Jun 13, 2024
Is treated sewage worse for the environment than raw?
Jun 06, 2024
Ugly animals and asteroid Apophis
May 30, 2024
Can we get plastic waste under control?
May 23, 2024
Do we need a new model of cosmology?
May 16, 2024
Bird flu outbreak in cows
May 09, 2024
200 years of dinosaur science
May 02, 2024
Inside Your Microbiome
Apr 25, 2024
Our Accidental Universe
Apr 18, 2024
World’s oldest forest fossils
Apr 11, 2024
How pure is the water from your tap?
Apr 04, 2024
Dimming the Sun
Mar 28, 2024
Laboratory-Grown Meat
Mar 21, 2024
The Gulf Stream’s tipping point
Mar 14, 2024
Ancient Roman writings revealed
Mar 07, 2024
When brains and computers meet
Feb 29, 2024
Hydrogen and the race to net zero
Feb 22, 2024
A New Volcanic Era?
Feb 15, 2024
Understanding Flood Forecasting
Feb 08, 2024
Space Exploration
Feb 01, 2024
12 days of Christmas - science version
Jan 25, 2024
The Science of the South Pole
Jan 18, 2024
Biggest COP in history
Jan 11, 2024
Vagrant Birds
Jan 04, 2024
Finding Tunnels
Dec 28, 2023
UK Covid-19 Inquiry
Dec 21, 2023
Iceland Volcano
Dec 14, 2023
Loss and damages for vulnerable countries
Dec 07, 2023
Metal Mines
Nov 30, 2023
Forever chemicals
Nov 23, 2023
White phosphorus
Nov 16, 2023
Tumbling down the rabbit hole of assembly theory
Nov 09, 2023
Life beyond Earth
Nov 02, 2023
The state of nature in the UK
Oct 26, 2023
Why is Prime Minister Rishi Sunak rowing back on climate pledges?
Oct 19, 2023
The halfway point for sustainable development
Oct 12, 2023
What’s the cost of invasive species?
Oct 05, 2023
How will climate change affect where we can live?
Sep 28, 2023
What makes a healthy river?
Sep 21, 2023
Why do we want to go back to the Moon?
Sep 14, 2023
Time is still ticking for the Amazon
Sep 07, 2023
Reality check: carbon capture and storage
Aug 31, 2023
Battles with flames
Aug 24, 2023
The wide-ranging effects of climate change
Aug 17, 2023
How social media can affect the health of teenagers
Aug 10, 2023
Mapping the universe
Aug 02, 2023
Heat and health
Jul 27, 2023
The science of sound
Jul 19, 2023
The Kakhovka dam and global food security
Jul 13, 2023
An ocean of opportunities
Jul 05, 2023
AI and human extinction
Jun 29, 2023
The benefits and problems of eDNA
Jun 21, 2023
Science in the making
Jun 14, 2023
Can we prevent natural disasters?
Jun 07, 2023
Wild Britain
May 31, 2023
70th anniversary of the discovery of DNA’s structure
May 24, 2023
Rocket Launch Pollution
May 17, 2023
May 11, 2023
May 04, 2023
Net Zero
Apr 27, 2023
Covid – missing link found?
Apr 20, 2023
Sweet Science
Apr 13, 2023
Science superpower?
Apr 06, 2023
Covid leaks and conspiracies
Mar 30, 2023
Antarctic Ice Special
Mar 23, 2023
Gene Editing Ethics, Killer Whale Mummy's Boys and Ancient Hippo Butchery
Mar 16, 2023
Abundant energy
Mar 09, 2023
Exploring the New Environmental Improvement Plan
Mar 02, 2023
Vegetarian school dinners
Feb 23, 2023
Towards Net Zero
Feb 16, 2023
Chatbot plagiarism
Feb 09, 2023
The UK's first satellite launch
Feb 02, 2023
Game changers
Jan 26, 2023
A Scientifically Superior Christmas Dinner
Jan 19, 2023
Cancer cure, Strep A research and hopes for biodiversity
Jan 12, 2023
Jan 05, 2023
Killer smog
Dec 29, 2022
Science funding
Dec 22, 2022
Climate science and politics
Dec 15, 2022
Dec 08, 2022
Dec 01, 2022
Turtle Voices, a Pandemic Retrospective and a Nose-Picking Primate
Nov 24, 2022
The BBC at 100
Nov 17, 2022
Avian flu
Nov 10, 2022
Coronavirus - new variants
Nov 03, 2022
Fracking Science
Oct 27, 2022
Science collaborations – with Russia
Oct 20, 2022
Is the James Webb Space Telescope too good?
Oct 13, 2022
Ancient Amputation
Oct 06, 2022
Dealing with drought
Sep 29, 2022
Return of the ozone hole
Sep 22, 2022
A Possible Sequel to the Dinosaur Armageddon
Sep 15, 2022
Amplified Arctic Amplification and Microclot Clues to Post-Viral Disease
Sep 08, 2022
Shaun The Sheep Jumps Over The Moon, Bronze Age Kissing and PPE Rubbish
Sep 01, 2022
Heatwave: the consequences
Aug 25, 2022
Multiverses, melting glaciers and what you can tell from the noise of someone peeing
Aug 18, 2022
Deep Space and the Deep Sea - 40 years of the International Whaling Moratorium.
Aug 11, 2022
Robotic Thumbs, Mending Bones with Magnets, and the State of Science this Summer
Aug 04, 2022
10 Years of the Higgs Boson
Jul 28, 2022
Engineering Around Mercury, Science Festivals, and The Rise of The Mammals
Jul 21, 2022
Inside Sentience
Jul 14, 2022
Miscounting Carbon, EU Funding Stalemate, and How to Make a Royal Hologram
Jul 07, 2022
A Reign of Science
Jun 30, 2022
Monkeypox, Pompeii aDNA, and Elephant Mourning Videos
Jun 23, 2022
Buried Mars Landers, Freezing Species, and Low-Tide Archaeology
Jun 16, 2022
Running Rings Around Matter
Jun 09, 2022
Precious Metals, Earlier Eggs, and Meaningful Meteorites
Jun 02, 2022
The Ebb and Flow of the Tidal Power Revolution
May 26, 2022
Building Better Engagement
May 19, 2022
A Trip-Switch for Depression?
May 12, 2022
Declining Data, Climate Deadlines and the Day the Dinosaurs Died
May 05, 2022
How can the UK get to zero carbon?
Apr 28, 2022
Racial inequality in UK science
Apr 21, 2022
Global food security during Ukraine conflict
Apr 14, 2022
High Seas treaty talks and discoveries from the deep
Apr 07, 2022
Cyber frontlines in Ukraine
Mar 31, 2022
Inside Science is now first on BBC Sounds
Mar 04, 2022
World’s largest Jurassic pterosaur found on Skye
Feb 24, 2022
COVID-19: Beginnings... and endings?
Feb 17, 2022
Fusion energy smashes world record
Feb 10, 2022
The Continuing Story of the Nuclear Waste Bill
Feb 03, 2022
Predicting Long Covid, and the Global Toll of Antimicrobial Resistance
Jan 27, 2022
The 'perfect' depth for a destructive eruption
Jan 20, 2022
The Rutland ‘Sea Dragon’, An Astronomer's Christmas and some Animal Magic
Jan 13, 2022
Deep ocean exploration
Jan 06, 2022
A new space age?
Dec 30, 2021
The Origin of Celtic Culture in Britain?
Dec 23, 2021
The James Webb Space Telescope
Dec 16, 2021
Initial Omicron Lab Data, Creative Naps, and Fishy Sounds.
Dec 09, 2021
When Pandemics Collide
Dec 02, 2021
Malaria: what's in it for the mosquito?
Nov 25, 2021
Yet More Space Junk; COP-up or COP-out; The End of Bias.
Nov 18, 2021
Propane: Keeping Your Cool as the World Warms Around You
Nov 11, 2021
How Whales Farmed For Food, COP progress, and The Last Stargazers
Nov 04, 2021
Atmospheric Pollutants and Where to Find Them
Oct 28, 2021
The Possible Impact of false-negative PCR Tests
Oct 21, 2021
Early Alzheimer's Alert
Oct 14, 2021
Surprising choice for Nobel prizes in a pandemic?
Oct 07, 2021
Covid vaccine boosters; why we don't have a tail; cassowary domestication; Royal Society Science book prize shortlist
Sep 30, 2021
La Palma volcano; wind energy in the UK; origins of SARS-Cov2; Formula 1 safety
Sep 23, 2021
Perseverance drills on Mars; space tourism; Australian fire debris and algal blooms; DNA vaccines against Covid
Sep 16, 2021
Climate change and oil and gas exploration; cutting methane emissions; African wild dog populations; freezing eggs and sperm
Sep 09, 2021
Rugby and the brain
Sep 02, 2021
Window to solve pandemic origins closing
Aug 26, 2021
Mammoth Journey
Aug 19, 2021
IPCC report - extreme weather events
Aug 12, 2021
Bees and multiple pesticide exposure
Aug 05, 2021
Covid 19 – reaching the unvaccinated
Jul 29, 2021
A life-changing database
Jul 22, 2021
Covid19 - should we test everybody ?
Jul 15, 2021
Covid and our ancient ancestors
Jul 08, 2021
Gene editing gets real
Jul 01, 2021
UK science policy shake-up; Ivermectin & Covid; black fungus in Indian Covid patients; many hominins in Siberian cave
Jun 24, 2021
Cov-Boost trial; SARS-Cov 2 infection in action; sapling guards; why tadpoles are dying
Jun 17, 2021
Covid vaccines in children; preventing dengue; algal blooms; supersonic flight
Jun 10, 2021
Lab origin theory of SARS-Cov2; gene for obesity; dark matter map; rock art in Scotland
Jun 03, 2021
Human use of plants beyond the limits of history.
May 27, 2021
Blood Clot Cure, Synthetic Fuels and Coal Mine Heat Pumps
May 20, 2021
Microplastics in UK river beds
May 13, 2021
Early burials, diversity in Tudor England, a malaria vaccine, and rogue brain waves
May 06, 2021
Dragonfly on Titan, Retreating Glaciers, Surge Testing, Acoustic lighthouses
Apr 29, 2021
Coronavirus variants and vaccines, climate change resistant coffee, dare to repair and how to get rid of moths
Apr 22, 2021
Blood clots, grieving and the emotion of screams
Apr 15, 2021
Disobedient particles, noisy gorillas, sharks and fictional languages
Apr 08, 2021
Science funding cuts; Mice get Covid-19; Native oyster reintroductions
Apr 01, 2021
Halfway to net zero; hydrogen as a fuel; Fagradalsfjall, Iceland’s active volcano
Mar 25, 2021
Human embryo research and ethics; sperm whale social learning; Antikythera mechanism
Mar 18, 2021
China's green growth plan
Mar 11, 2021
Blue carbon; inside Little Foot's skull; reading locked letters
Mar 04, 2021
Good COP Bad COP, Shotgun Lead Persistence, and Featherdown Adaptation
Feb 25, 2021
Nasa's Perseverance - will it pay off? And spotting likely hosts for future pandemics.
Feb 18, 2021
Meeting Mars, Melting Ice, Ozone on the Mend Again, and A Sea Cacophany
Feb 11, 2021
Putting a number on biodiversity
Feb 04, 2021
Next Gen Covid Vaccines; Man's Oldest Bestest Friend; Bilingual Brain Development
Jan 28, 2021
Vaccine Hesitancy and Ethnicity; The Joy of catnip; Lake Heatwaves
Jan 21, 2021
UK Science post Brexit; GMOs vs Gene Editing regulation; Identical Twins That Aren't Indentical
Jan 14, 2021
Vaccine Dosing and Biodiversity Soundscape Monitoring
Jan 07, 2021
Brian Cox and Alice Roberts on a decade of extraordinary science
Dec 31, 2020
Space Rocks, Aquatic Dinosaurs and Global Temperatures; 2020 science reviewed
Dec 24, 2020
Covid mutation; On the facial expression of emotions; A mystery object
Dec 17, 2020
Future risk planning; Millennium Seed Bank; Urban trees
Dec 10, 2020
Protein folding; Hyabusa sample return; Holiday Covid testing
Dec 03, 2020
Nov 26, 2020
COVID Operation Moonshot; Big Compost Experiment; Gulf of Mexico meteorite and new life
Nov 19, 2020
mRNA vaccinations; bacterial space miners; Artemis accords
Nov 12, 2020
COVID in families; earthquake under Aegean Sea; Camilla Pang wins science book prize
Nov 05, 2020
A new saliva gland, Bill Bryson on the Human Body, and the return of the Dust Bowl
Oct 29, 2020
COVID reinfections, Susannah Cahalan questions psychiatry and sense of smell and COVID
Oct 22, 2020
Test and trace - how the UK compares to the rest of the world; Linda Scott's book The Double X Economy
Oct 15, 2020
Oct 08, 2020
Brian May's Cosmic Clouds 3-D; How fish move between waterbodies and Jim Al-Khalili's take on physics
Oct 01, 2020
Royal Society Science Book Prize - Gaia Vince; Biodiversity loss and Science Museum mystery object
Sep 24, 2020
COVID-19 in Winter, Acoustics of Stonehenge and Dog years
Sep 17, 2020
Coronavirus: The types of vaccine; How the UK is scaling up vaccine production
Sep 10, 2020
Bird and dinosaur skull evolution; the wonders of yeast and Science Museum mystery object
Sep 03, 2020
What does the science say about the COVID risks of schools reopening? Dolphin ear autopsy
Aug 27, 2020
Smart bricks, The Royal Academy of Engineering awards for pandemic engineering solutions and detecting SARS-Cov-2 in sewage
Aug 20, 2020
Land use and zoonoses, California's earthquake risk and the Tuatara genome
Aug 13, 2020
How sperm swim, the theory of soil & the Big Compost Experiment update
Aug 06, 2020
Science Museum mystery objects; home security camera security and Rosalind Franklin at 100
Jul 30, 2020
Pre-prints over peer review during the COVID pandemic and roads and birds
Jul 23, 2020
Science Fraud & Bias, Immunity to COVID-19
Jul 16, 2020
Satellite navigation in the UK; the science of the World Wide Web and Neolithic genomics
Jul 09, 2020
Preventing pandemics, invading alien species, blood types & COVID-19.
Jul 02, 2020
The Human Genome Project's 20th Anniversary
Jun 25, 2020
Coronavirus conspiracy, Listeners' mask questions, Solar Orbiter gets close to the Sun
Jun 18, 2020
Engineering out of lockdown and should we castrate male dogs?
Jun 11, 2020
Back to School and Covid-19 and Ordnance Survey and the pandemic
Jun 04, 2020
Testing & Tracing the coronavirus, and the traces our movements leave behind
May 28, 2020
Coronavirus-free science, the impact of lockdown on climate change and the odds of both life and intelligent life existing.
May 21, 2020
Coronavirus R number, genome study of Covid-19 survivors and using aircraft messages to assess aviation
May 14, 2020
Should the public wear face masks? Did SARS-Cov-2 escape from a laboratory in Wuhan?
May 07, 2020
Testing for immunity to COVID-19 and Citizen science on BBC Radio past and present
Apr 30, 2020
Understanding Covid-19 death rates; Contact tracing apps; Whale sharks and atomic bombs
Apr 23, 2020
Lockdown lessons for climate change and the carbon neutral Cumbrian coal mine
Apr 16, 2020
Testing for asymptomatic coronavirus carriers, Human Cell Atlas, and invasive parakeets
Apr 09, 2020
Coronavirus: Models & being ‘led by the science’; Mars500 isolation tips; Kids’ science - singing glasses
Apr 02, 2020
Coronavirus - Lockdown efficacy; viral testing; surface survival; dog walking safety
Mar 26, 2020
TB vaccination to replace culling in badgers; Neil Shubin on the wonders of evolution
Mar 19, 2020
Biology of the new coronavirus
Mar 12, 2020
Banning lead shot for hunting; UK Fireball Network and Extremely thin gold
Mar 05, 2020
The Big Compost Experiment; Using AI to screen for new antibiotics; Science of slapstick
Feb 27, 2020
Coronavirus questions; HMS Challenger and ocean acidification; Sean Carroll's quantum world
Feb 20, 2020
Ordnance Survey - Britain's 220-year-old tech company; Launching synthetic voices and personality test
Feb 13, 2020
Solar Orbiter launch; Mutational signatures in cancer; paleo-oncology
Feb 06, 2020
Coronavirus update, Typhoid Mary and 200th anniversary of the first sighting of Antarctica
Jan 30, 2020
Coronavirus outbreak in China; Genetic diseases in Amish communities and getting an Egyptian mummy to speak
Jan 23, 2020
Reproducibility crisis in science; Aeolus wind-measuring satellite; electric cars
Jan 16, 2020
Australian bush fires; Veganuary and LIGO
Jan 09, 2020
The hidden history in our DNA - Part 2 - Travel and Culture
Jan 02, 2020
The hidden history in our DNA - Part 1 - Sex and Disease
Dec 26, 2019
Ten years of Zooniverse; what happened to volcano Anak Krakatau and visualising maths
Dec 19, 2019
Earliest hunting scene cave painting; animal domestication syndrome
Dec 12, 2019
Global Carbon Emissions; Parker Solar Probe and simulating swaying buildings
Dec 05, 2019
What's the problem with palm oil and should we be supporting sustainably grown oil? Virtual reality skin
Nov 28, 2019
Noise pollution and wildlife; No till farming; Cornwall's geothermal heat
Nov 21, 2019
Soils and floods, Air pollution and ultra-low emission zones, detecting the drug Spice
Nov 14, 2019
Fracking moratorium; Bloodhound; Big Compost Experiment; transit of Mercury
Nov 07, 2019
African genomes sequenced; Space weather; sports head injuries
Oct 31, 2019
Organic farming emissions; Staring at seagulls; Salt and dementia
Oct 24, 2019
Ebola model, Partula snails, Malaria origin
Oct 17, 2019
Extinction Rebellion, UK net zero emissions and climate change; Nobel Prizes
Oct 10, 2019
HIV protective gene paper retraction, Imaging ancient Herculaneum scrolls, Bill Bryson's The Body
Oct 03, 2019
Oceans, ice and climate change; Neolithic baby bottles; Caroline Criado-Perez wins RS Book Prize
Sep 26, 2019
MOSAiC Arctic super-expedition, Likely extinction of the Bahama nuthatch, Tim Smedley's book on air pollution
Sep 19, 2019
Model embryos from stem cells, Paul Steinhardt's book on impossible crystals, Mother Thames
Sep 12, 2019
Inventing GPS, Carbon nanotube computer, Steven Strogatz and Monty Lyman discuss calculus and skin
Sep 05, 2019
Amazon fires, Royal Society Book Prize shortlist announced, John Gribben on quantum physics
Aug 29, 2019
UK's black squirrels' genetic heritage; nuclear fusion in the UK and the Royal Society's science book prize
Aug 22, 2019
UK power cut, Huge dinosaur find in Wyoming, Micro-plastics in Arctic snow
Aug 15, 2019
Making the UK's dams safe, AI spots fake smiles, How many trees should we be planting?
Aug 08, 2019
Lovelock at 100; Hydrothermal vents and antibiotic resistance in the environment
Aug 01, 2019
False positives in genetic test kits, Impact of fishing on ocean sharks, Sex-change fish
Jul 25, 2019
Turing on the new £50 note, Moon landing on the radio, 25 years since Shoemaker-Levy comet
Jul 18, 2019
Earliest modern human skull, Analysing moon rocks, Viruses lurking in our genomes
Jul 11, 2019
X-Rays on Mercury, Monkey Tools, Music of Molecules, AI Drivers
Jul 04, 2019
Global Food Security, Reactive Use-By Labels, Origins of the Potato
Jun 27, 2019
Rinderpest destruction, Noise and birdsong, Science as entertainment
Jun 20, 2019
Net-Zero carbon target, Science Policy Under Thatcher, Screen time measures
Jun 13, 2019
CCR5 Mutation Effects, The Surrey Earthquake Swarm, Animal Emotions
Jun 06, 2019
How maths underpins science
May 30, 2019
New CFC emissions, Cannabis and the Environment, The Noisy Cocktail Party, Automated Face Recognition
May 23, 2019
Hubble Not-So Constant, Synthetic E. Coli, The Adventures of Alexander von Humboldt
May 16, 2019
Forensic science provision, optimal garden watering strategy, and a mystery knee bone
May 09, 2019
Sex, gender and sport - the Caster Semenya case and the latest Denisovan discovery
May 02, 2019
Thought-to-speech machine, City Nature Challenge, Science of Storytelling
Apr 25, 2019
Notre-Dame fire, Reviving pig brains, ExoMars, Evolution of faces
Apr 18, 2019
Visualising a black hole, Homo luzonensis, Two ways to overcome antimicrobial resistance
Apr 11, 2019
Cretaceous catastrophe fossilised, LIGO and Virgo, Corals, Forensic shoeprint database
Apr 04, 2019
UK pollinating insect numbers, Tracking whales using barnacles, Sleep signals
Mar 28, 2019
Where next World Wide Web? Space rocks and worms
Mar 21, 2019
Rules and ethics of genome editing, Gender, sex and sport, Hog roasts at Stonehenge
Mar 14, 2019
A cure for HIV? Sleepy flies, Secrets of the Fukushima disaster, Science fact checking
Mar 07, 2019
Falling carbon and rising methane; Unsung heroes at the Crick
Feb 28, 2019
Mars - rovers v humans? Forests and carbon, Ethiopian bush crow
Feb 21, 2019
Insect decline, Gut microbiome, Geomagnetic switching
Feb 14, 2019
Sea Level Rise, Equine Flu, Generator Bricks, Iberian Genes
Feb 07, 2019
Sprinting Neanderthals, Geodynamo, Spreading Sneezes and Dying Hares
Jan 31, 2019
Ultima Thule, Dry January, Periodic Table
Jan 04, 2019
Gene-edited twins, Placenta organoids in a dish, When the last leaves drop
Nov 29, 2018
Mars InSight mission, Detecting dark matter, Redefining the kilogram, Bovine TB
Nov 22, 2018
Bovine TB and badger culling, Shrimp hoover CSI, Shark-skin and Turing
Nov 15, 2018
Oldest cave picture; the Anthropocene under London; a new scientist for the £50 note
Nov 08, 2018
Repairing potholes, Ozone hole, Internet of hives, Drugs from fingerprints
Nov 01, 2018
Science and Brexit, Antibiotic livestock growth promoters, Bepicolombo goes to Mercury
Oct 25, 2018
Old Dogs and Physics in Space
Oct 18, 2018
IPCC report, Cairngorms Connect project, grass pea, the Sun exhibition at Science Museum
Oct 11, 2018
Nobel Prizes - Hayabusa 2 latest - IPCC meeting - North Pole science
Oct 04, 2018
Hyabusa 2 at Ryugu, deadly 1918 flu pandemic; WW2 bombing and ionosphere, teenage brain
Sep 27, 2018
Science of Addiction
Sep 20, 2018
First human drawing, Cycling genes, Oden Arctic expedition, Hello World
Sep 13, 2018
Complexity in Biology
Sep 06, 2018
Electronic brain probe; Rural stream biodiversity; Arctic weather research trip; Science book prize
Aug 30, 2018
Cavendish banana survival; Guillemot egg shape; Unexpected Truth About Animals; Tambora's rainstorm
Aug 23, 2018
Capturing greenhouse gas, Beating heart failure with beetroot, Why elephants don't get cancer, Exactly - a history of precision
Aug 16, 2018
New Horizons' next mission, Helium at 150, The Beautiful Cure, Oden arctic expedition
Aug 09, 2018
Parker solar probe, Diversity in the lab, Royal Society book prize, Arctic circle weather
Aug 02, 2018
Liquid water on Mars, Early embryo development, Earth Biogenome Project, Marine wilderness
Jul 26, 2018
Peatbog wildfires, Coral acoustics, Magdalena Skipper, Fuelling long-term space travel
Jul 19, 2018
Out of Africa, Predicting future heatwaves, Virtual reality molecules, Life in the dark
Jul 12, 2018
Northern white rhino preservation, Deep sea earthquake detection, Twitter's rare Heuchera discovery, Human roars
Jul 05, 2018
Hyabusa mission; ProtoDUNE neutrino detector; Caledonian crow skills; Koala microbiome
Jun 28, 2018
The Large Hadron Collider Upgrade, Voltaglue, Cambridge Zoology Museum, Francis Willughby
Jun 21, 2018
Antarctic melt speeds up, Antarctica's future, Cryo-acoustics, Narwhals
Jun 18, 2018
Dinosaur auction, Who owns the genes of the ocean life, Cancer immunotherapy
Jun 14, 2018
Hay Festival
May 31, 2018
CO2 and rice, Underground farming, Ancient interstellar asteroid, Microplastics air pollution
May 24, 2018
Face Recognition, ‘Thug’ plants, Cancer Funding Inequalities, Feynman’s 100th birthday
May 17, 2018
Rat eradication; elephant talk; the rise of the dinosaurs; physics of snooker
May 10, 2018
Antarctic, Kew, Paleogenomics, Sea birds
May 03, 2018
Human Consciousness: Could a brain in a dish become sentient?
Apr 26, 2018
Plastic-eating bacteria, Foam mattresses for crops, The evolved life aquatic, The Double Helix
Apr 19, 2018
Pesticides in British Farming
Apr 12, 2018
Stephen Hawking Tribute
Apr 05, 2018
Genes and education, John Goodenough, Caring bears and hunting
Mar 29, 2018
Data Scraping
Mar 22, 2018
Buzz kill
Mar 15, 2018
Russian Spy Poisoning
Mar 08, 2018
Weird Weather?
Mar 01, 2018
Science after Brexit
Feb 22, 2018
Shipping air pollution; Cheddar Man; Millirobots in the body;Dog brain training
Feb 15, 2018
Democracy in Space
Feb 08, 2018
Scientists on Trial
Feb 01, 2018
Did typhoid kill the Aztecs, DNA stored in Bitcoin, Glow-in-the-dark plants and levitating humans
Jan 25, 2018
African swine fever, Oil spill update, CRISPR gene editing, Rat eradication in New Zealand, Chimp kin recognition
Jan 18, 2018
Sanchi oil tanker, Gut gas-monitoring pill and Chimpanzee portraits
Jan 11, 2018
Tabby's Star, Space 2018, Mosquito sounds, C diff and food additive link
Jan 04, 2018
Ancient DNA and Human Evolution
Dec 28, 2017
Antisense RNA therapy, Fossils vs Trump, Printing mini-kidneys, Electric eel power
Dec 21, 2017
The Future of Coral Reefs, Little Foot, Arthur C Clarke
Dec 14, 2017
Trophy hunting, Gene drives, Nuclear lightning, Peregrine falcons and drones
Dec 07, 2017
Prehistoric Strong Women, Semi-synthetic Life, Listener Feedback, Artificial Superintelligence
Nov 30, 2017
Interstellar visitor, Svante Paabo, Synthetic biology, Plight of the Axolotl
Nov 23, 2017
Can we forecast earthquakes?, Britain's space race rocket Skylark, Francis Galton
Nov 16, 2017
Boy gets New Skin, The York Gospels, Stephen Hawking's Thesis
Nov 09, 2017
Climate Change and Health; Moth Snow Storm Feedback; Whale Brain Evolution; Pharoah's Serpent
Nov 02, 2017
Insects disappearing, DNA Biosensor, Dog faces, Bandit dinosaur
Oct 26, 2017
Colliding Neutron Stars, Krakatoa, Centigrade vs Celsius
Oct 19, 2017
HiQuake, Plate Tectonics@50, Sonic Weapon Puzzle, The Chinese Typewriter
Oct 05, 2017
Gravity wave breakthrough, The antibiotic pipeline, Microbial waste recycling, Fausto - an AI opera
Sep 28, 2017
Cassini's finale; Science and Technology Select Committee; Crick's lecture; Cave acoustics
Sep 21, 2017
Farewell to Cassini, the epic 20 year mission to Saturn
Sep 14, 2017
North Korea Bomb Tests, Warming Antarctic Sea Life, the Microbiome, Cuckoo Chuckle
Sep 07, 2017
Noxious haze over south coast; In Pursuit of Memory book; technosphere; Big Wasp Survey
Aug 31, 2017
Killer robots; Myths and superstitions and conservation; Science book prize nominee - Cordelia Fine; Taxidermy
Aug 24, 2017
Antarctica's volcanoes, science book prize nominee - Mark O'Connell, US solar eclipse and 40 years of NASA's Voyager mission
Aug 17, 2017
European heatwave and climate change, Eugenia Cheng, Next generation batteries for electric cars, Joseph Hooker exhibition.
Aug 10, 2017
Gene-editing human embryos, Spaceman's eyes, Science book prize, Sexual selection in salmon
Aug 03, 2017
Cod fisheries, Our connection to nature, Domestic electricity and Gamma ray bursts
Jul 27, 2017
Genetics and privacy, Global plastic, Great Ape Dictionary, Ocean Discovery X Prize
Jul 20, 2017
Genetic testing; Pugs on treadmills; Frankenstein
Jul 13, 2017
Neonics dispute, Hygenic bees, Hip-hop MRI
Jul 06, 2017
Sex bias in biology, Engineering prize, Olympic bats, Angry Chef
Jun 29, 2017
Forensics Centre in Dundee; D'Arcy Thompson centenary; Scottish science adviser; Coffee and climate
Jun 22, 2017
Science in Fire Prevention
Jun 15, 2017
Early Humans Were Even Earlier Than We Thought
Jun 08, 2017
The Importance of Basic Research
Jun 01, 2017
Sherpas - dolphin rescue - quantum computing - hot lavas
May 25, 2017
Childhood cancers - Ghana telescope - Nano-listening device for cells - Ancient whales
May 18, 2017
Violins - Social networks and cliques in great tits and snow monkeys - Exploring DNA and art
May 11, 2017
The moral brain, stem cell developments, ancient DNA in cave dirt, mangrove forest
May 04, 2017
Homo naledi, First humans in America, Dark matter detector, New theory of dark matter
Apr 27, 2017
Cassini’s death, scrapping diesel, weather balloon, satellites monitoring volcanos
Apr 20, 2017
23andMe Genetic Sequencing, Human Knockout genes, Coral Bleaching
Apr 13, 2017
Creation of island Britain, Sleep gene, Mary Kelly forensics, Global Tree Search survey
Apr 06, 2017
Climate change and extreme weather; Primate brain size; Earthquake forecasting; Planet 9
Mar 30, 2017
Comet 67P images; Etna eruption; Brain navigation; Octopus intelligence
Mar 23, 2017
Boaty McBoatface in Antarctica, Aeroplane biofuels, Bakhshali manuscript, Goldilocks zones
Mar 16, 2017
Rise of the Robots: 3. Where is my mind?
Mar 15, 2017
Cells and Celluloid: Aliens on Film
Mar 09, 2017
Rise of the Robots: 2. More human than human
Mar 06, 2017
Rise of the Robots: 1. The history of things to come
Mar 03, 2017
Earth's Earliest Life, The Benefits of Pollution, Sexuality and Science and New ideas on Evolution
Mar 02, 2017
The perils of fake science news, The neanderthal inside us, What The Beatles really sang - statistically speaking
Feb 23, 2017
Science and cyber security, Dinosaur babies, Winston Churchill and level crossings
Feb 16, 2017
Measuring human impact on earth, Awards for engineers, Sounds of space junk.
Feb 09, 2017
Wildlife trafficking, New quantum computers, Ancient bird beaks, Glassblowing.
Feb 02, 2017
Crime, volcanoes, ghosts and how we are influenced by the genes of unrelated others
Jan 26, 2017
Antarctic science rescue, Killing cancer with viruses, Measuring wind from space and the Last man on the moon
Jan 19, 2017
The perils of explaining science, Living to 500, What's good for your teeth and The future of stargazing
Jan 12, 2017
RIP Granny the oldest Orca - Graphene + Silly Putty - Moving a Giant Magnet - Space in 2017
Jan 05, 2017
Listeners' Questions
Dec 29, 2016
Inuits and Denisovans, Sex and woodlice, Peace through particle physics, Caspar the octopus in peril?
Dec 22, 2016
Rock traces of life on Mars, Desert fireball network, Gut microbes and Parkinson's Disease, Science Museum's maths exhibition
Dec 08, 2016
Alzheimers research, Lucy in the Scanner, Smart bandages, From supernovae to Hollywood
Dec 01, 2016
Predator bacteria therapy, New money for UK science, Stick-on stethoscope, Taming fears in the brain scanner
Nov 24, 2016
Does Pluto have an ocean, Antarctica's oldest ice, Meat emissions, Swifts fly ten months non-stop
Nov 17, 2016
Climate change questions, Animal computer interaction, Sounds and meaning across world's languages
Nov 10, 2016
Italy's quakes, Ebola virus, Accidental rocket fuel, China in space
Nov 03, 2016
Making mozzies safe with a microbe, CO2 at 400 ppm, Chixculub crater rocks, Why Mars Lander failed
Oct 27, 2016
HFC Ban; Human Cell Atlas; Origin of Hunting with Dogs
Oct 20, 2016
Life on Mars? Quantum Gravity. The deep origins of bird song
Oct 13, 2016
Microbead impact, Remote animal logging, Royal Society book prize, Surgewatch
Sep 08, 2016
Proxima b exoplanet, The Hunt for Vulcan, East Antarctic lakes, Deep sea shark hunting
Aug 25, 2016
Autonomous cars, Bees and neonicotinoids, Marden Henge, Royal Society Book Prize
Aug 18, 2016
Blow to the LHC "bump", Crow intelligence, Robot mudskippers, Royal Society book prize
Aug 11, 2016
Signs of life on planets, Royal Society Book Prize, Queen Bee control, Galactic Prom 29
Aug 04, 2016
Dinosaur extinction, Neanderthals in Gibraltar, Music appreciation, A year of New Horizons
Jul 14, 2016
Juno, Space debris, Fake tumours, Risky plants
Jul 07, 2016
Juno, Nanotech art conservation, Robots fix the city, Eel conservation
Jun 30, 2016
National Insect Week, Venus' electric field, Green mining, Wimbledon grass science
Jun 23, 2016
More gravitational waves; Ocean floor mapping; Selfish Gene 40th; Spoonies
Jun 16, 2016
Fighting Antimicrobial Resistance
Jun 09, 2016
Fixing the Future
Jun 02, 2016
GM plants; Svalbard Seed Vault; Directed Evolution; Dolphin Snot
May 26, 2016
Climate Change, State of the World's Plants, Antibiotic Resistance, Telephone Metadata, Bat Detective
May 19, 2016
Genetics and education, Eyam plague, Pint of science, Labradors and chocolate
May 12, 2016
Human embryos, Transit of Mercury, Fishackathon, Fat labradors
May 05, 2016
Chernobyl, Drones, Tree crickets, Cern
Apr 28, 2016
EU membership and UK science, Quantum games, Fixing genes
Apr 21, 2016
Breakthrough Starshot, Moon mining, QB50, Solar Q&A
Apr 14, 2016
Air pollution monitoring, Britain breathing, Tracking Hannibal
Apr 07, 2016
Solar farm, Gravity machine, Kakapo
Mar 31, 2016
Flu, Coffee yeasts, Wave machine, Cochlear implants
Mar 24, 2016
Recovering lost memories, Storks eat junk food, Oldest pine fossil, Spring flowering
Mar 17, 2016
Gain-of-function research, Mindfulness, Women in science, Snake locomotion
Mar 10, 2016
UK's longest-running cohort study, The Brain prize, Hairy genetics
Mar 03, 2016
UK science and the EU, Sex of organs, Artificial colon, Gorillas call when eating
Feb 25, 2016
Gravitational Waves, UK Spaceport, Big Brains and Extinction Risk, Conservation in Papua New Guinea
Feb 18, 2016
Gravitational Waves Special
Feb 11, 2016
UK pollinators' food, Brain implant, Holograms, Lunar 9
Feb 04, 2016
Zika, Penguins, Erratum, Fossil fish
Jan 28, 2016
Ancient Britons' DNA, Concorde's 40th Anniversary, Giant dinosaur, New planet?
Jan 21, 2016
The 100,000 Genome Project, Stem cell doping, Nuclear waste, Dinosaur sex
Jan 14, 2016
El Nino Special
Jan 07, 2016
Dec 31, 2015
New Horizons Pluto update; friendly predatory bacteria; Christmas in the lab; human ancestry
Dec 24, 2015
Tim Peake's mission to the ISS, Spaceman Chris Hadfield, AGU round-up, Air pollution, Human Evolution at the NHM
Dec 17, 2015
Flooding, Scientific modelling, Magnetoreception, Escalators
Dec 10, 2015
Science funding, Carbon capture storage, Graphene
Dec 03, 2015
Ancient farmers' genomes, Alice at Cern, Astrophysics questions
Nov 26, 2015
Antarctic ice sheet instability, Groundwater, Accents, Fluorescent coral
Nov 19, 2015
Sex-change tree, Pluto's cryovolcanoes, Sellafield's plutonium, Ant super-organisms
Nov 12, 2015
Grid cells and time, Boole, How your brain shapes your life
Nov 05, 2015
Oxygen on comet 67P; Bees and antimicrobial drugs; Reproducibility of science experiments; Reintroduction of beavers
Oct 29, 2015
Animal experiments, Bees and diesel, Sense Ocean, Readability of IPCC report
Oct 22, 2015
Time Travel in Science and Cinema
Oct 15, 2015
Ethiopian genome, Coral nutrients, The hunt for gravitational waves, Seven Brief Lessons on Physics
Oct 08, 2015
Write on Kew festival at Kew Gardens, Preserving global biodiversity
Oct 01, 2015
Listeners' Science Questions
Sep 24, 2015
Pluto images, Space elevator, Insect migration, Imagination app
Sep 17, 2015
Homo Naledi, New spacesuit, Quantum biology, A possible cure for motion sickness
Sep 10, 2015
El Nino, Sphagnum moss and peatlands, Inside Cern, Measuring air pollution with iPhones
Sep 03, 2015
Aug 20, 2015
Scottish GM ban, Earth's magnetic field, OCD, Birth of a new galaxy
Aug 13, 2015
Pluto's surface, Increased Arctic ice in 2013, Linking brains together, Signals of fertility
Jul 23, 2015
Pluto: New Horizons
Jul 16, 2015
Intrusive memories, Silent aircraft, Nuclear fusion, Pluto
Jul 09, 2015
Aphid-repelling wheat, National Institute for Bioscience, Global map of smell, Parrot mimics
Jul 02, 2015
Malaria drug, Listener feedback, Imaging the singing voice, Classifying human species
Jun 25, 2015
Stars, Fracking, Ice Cores, Drunken Chimps
Jun 11, 2015
Origins of life, Earthquakes in London, Frog plague, Ancient pollen
Jun 04, 2015
Self-adapting robots, Artificial intelligence in medicine, Ageing healthily
May 28, 2015
El Nino, Echolocation, Seasons, Snakes
May 21, 2015
Seasonal Variation in Immunity, Chemosynthesis, Role of the ISS, Storing Digital Data in DNA
May 14, 2015
Listeners' Science Questions
May 07, 2015
Nepalese Earthquake, Monkey Hands, Maritime Light Pollution, Light in Bacteria
Apr 30, 2015
Healthy Guts; Future High Speed Trading; Body Clocks and Colour; William Smith's Geology Map
Apr 23, 2015
Hubble Space Telescope at 25
Apr 16, 2015
Legacy of Messenger, Computer Touch, AI and Traumatic Forgetting, Stained Glass Restoration
Apr 09, 2015
Invasive Species, Coral Seaview Survey, Evolution of the Brain, A New Virtual Reality
Mar 26, 2015
Genetic Map of the British Isles, Drones for Conservation, Lab Photosynthesis, Solar Eclipse
Mar 19, 2015
Large Hadron Collider Run Two, Flooding, Nasa's Biggest Rocket, Violin Evolution
Mar 12, 2015
Encoding memories; 350 years of the science journal; Women in science; Ceres
Mar 05, 2015
Artificial Intelligence, Desalination, History of Forensics, Music from Cells
Feb 26, 2015
Alzheimer's Disease, False Memory, Diamond Light Source, Twins in Space
Feb 19, 2015
Earth's Core; What Can Chemistry Do for Us?; Ocean Acidification; Darwin Day
Feb 12, 2015
Goshawk, Cosmic Renaissance, Carl Djerassi and Charles Townes
Feb 05, 2015
Climate change belief; Anthropocene era; Eyes on the sea; Origins of multicellular life
Jan 29, 2015
GMOs; International Year of Light; Coral health
Jan 22, 2015
International Year of Soils
Jan 15, 2015
Venus mission, Science highlights for 2015, Sonotweezers, Tsunami 10 years on
Jan 08, 2015
Listeners' Science Questions
Jan 01, 2015
Microplastics; Holey Ice; Vesalius; Overeating
Dec 18, 2014
Water on Comets; DNA in Space; Sounds of the Ocean; Science in Fashion
Dec 11, 2014
Orion Launch; Fake Mars trip; XDNA; Richard the Third's skeleton
Dec 04, 2014
Campylobacter in Chicken; Artificial Intelligence Guru Demis Hassabis; Sexology; Lucy
Nov 27, 2014
Comet landing detects organics molecules; Lunar Mission One; Biological warfare
Nov 20, 2014
Rosetta; Thought-controlled genes; Biophonic Life; Arecibo message 40 years on
Nov 13, 2014
Science of ageing; Microneedles; Firelab; Rosetta; Scientific authorship
Nov 06, 2014
The Making of the Moon
Oct 30, 2014
Hobbit; Genetics of height; Solar science; Snails
Oct 23, 2014
Ebola; Ada Lovelace Day; Space Weather
Oct 16, 2014
Nobel Prizes 2014; Gauge; Genetics and Diabetes; UK Fungus Day
Oct 09, 2014
Women, Science and the Royal Society; Open Access Research
Oct 02, 2014
Cosmic inflation latest; Indian space success; Science and language; Wax Venus
Sep 25, 2014
European ancestry; Cern is 60; Graphene plasters; Penguins
Sep 18, 2014
Jack the Ripper; Future of Scottish science
Sep 11, 2014
Bardarbunga volcano; Geology in Minecraft; Synthesising opioids; Ammonia
Sep 04, 2014
Manipulating mouse memory; London pollution; Nature of knowing; Snail fur
Aug 28, 2014
TB in the New World; Trusting Wikipedia; Shipwreck of the London; @LegoAcademics
Aug 21, 2014
Anaesthesia; Chilean earthquakes; Strange weather; Jellyfish
Aug 14, 2014
New dinosaur; GM chickens; Lightning; Rosetta; Diatoms
Aug 07, 2014
ExpeRimental; Rosetta; MOOCs
Jul 31, 2014
Science's fascination with the face
Jul 24, 2014
A special programme on plants and their pollinators, poisons and pests
Jul 17, 2014
Behavioural profiling at airports; Light and colour in art; Hadrian's Wall; Cassini
Jul 10, 2014
Informed consent, El Nino, Gravitational Waves, Cloud cover
Jul 03, 2014
Longitude Prize Winner; Solar cells; New species; Fiji fisherwomen; Physics questions
Jun 26, 2014
Antarctic Invaders; Patents; Longitude Challenges for Water and Antibiotics
Jun 19, 2014
Turing test; World Cup exo-skeleton; Plant cyborgs; Music hooks
Jun 12, 2014
Moving Mountains; Invasive Species; Football Stickers
Jun 05, 2014
Women scientists; Mapping the ocean floor; Amplituhedron
May 29, 2014
Longitude Prize 2014; Dementia; Matter from light; Coastal deposition
May 22, 2014
Antarctic melt; brain enhancing devices, atomic clocks and anti-bat moth sounds
May 15, 2014
Colin Pillinger; Fire? Artificial DNA
May 08, 2014
Mice & Men; Fuel from CO2; fRMI; Insect calls
May 01, 2014
Y chromosome; Everest avalanche; Aphid survey; Longitude
Apr 24, 2014
Sperm and egg; Dogs; Automatic Facebook; Invasive species
Apr 17, 2014
Whales; Dark Matter; Falling; Arty brains
Apr 10, 2014
Calorie Restriction; Moon Age; Mars Yard; IPCC.
Apr 03, 2014
Fracking; Purple GM tomatoes; Bionic humans; Shark attacks
Mar 27, 2014
Cosmic inflation; LISA; Photonic radar; Bird stress camera; Water research; Taxidermy
Mar 20, 2014
Tracking planes; Peer review; Mega-virus; Astronaut
Mar 13, 2014
LG - Chemical weapons, Turtles, Tech for wildlife, Climate
Mar 06, 2014
Brain Machine Interfaces; Question on Gay Genes; Studying Drinking Behaviour
Feb 27, 2014
Bees; Whales; Pain; Gay genes
Feb 20, 2014
Whales from space; Flood emails; SUYI JET Lasers; CERN's new tunnel; Discoveries exhibition
Feb 13, 2014
Engineering for floods; Neanderthal genes; Switching senses; Genes in Space game
Feb 06, 2014
Neanderthals; Plague; Wind Tunnel; Music Timing; Stem Cells
Jan 30, 2014
Higgs Boson; Neutrinos; Antarctic echo locator; Rainforest fungi; Alabama rot
Jan 23, 2014
Personal genetics kits; Persister cells; Earthquake mapping; Scorpions
Jan 16, 2014
Antarctica weather and climate change; GM Fish Oils; Melanin Fossils; Time Travel
Jan 09, 2014
Ancient Human Occupation of Britain
Jan 06, 2014
Bacteriophages; Breath-detecting disease; Our bees electric and DNA Barcoding
Dec 26, 2013
Antimicrobial soap; GAIA; Stone-age jellybones; Antarctica
Dec 19, 2013
Horsemeat; NanoSims; Early bacteria; Crystallography
Dec 12, 2013
Badger culls; Douglas Mawson; Plastics; Uptalk
Dec 05, 2013
Therapeutic hypothermia; Cameras on Gaia; Methane; Wine microbiota
Nov 28, 2013
Bird Atlas; Flywheels; Energy capture; Science lessons for MPs
Nov 21, 2013
DNA to ID typhoon victims; Volcanic ash; Hope for red squirrels; Robogut
Nov 14, 2013
Personal genome; Solar cells and music; Asteroids; Alfred Russel Wallace
Nov 07, 2013
Moon dust; Electro-ceuticals; Soil and climate change; Dogs' tails
Oct 31, 2013
Nuclear Waste; Exoplanets; BBC time and pips, Synthetic Biology Olympics
Oct 24, 2013
Genetics and education; Golden Rice inventor; Chimp Chatter and Lightning Lab
Oct 17, 2013
US shutdown; Nobels; New climate science; Airport heart attack headlines
Oct 10, 2013
Menopause; IPCC; Fracking feedback; Particle accelerator; Zombie chemicals
Oct 03, 2013
Fracking FAQs; Fingerprint feedback; Lipstick forensics; Snake hook
Sep 26, 2013
Chemical weapons; Crowd-sourcing weather; Fingerprint ID; Dino drill
Sep 19, 2013
Stem cell news; Science practicals; Phantom head; Sewage power
Sep 12, 2013
Fukushima ice wall; Martian menus; Science practicals; Eye tracker
Sep 05, 2013
Research bias; Sniffer dogs; Lasers; Roadkill
Aug 29, 2013
Artificial reefs; Scanning beehives; Ape feet; NMR
Aug 22, 2013
Universal flu vaccine; Science games; AllTrials; Penguin camera
Aug 15, 2013
Lab-grown leather; Goal line technology; Bacteria outrage; Marine buoy
Aug 08, 2013
Crash risk; Mary Rose bacteria; History of Science; Greenwich telescope
Aug 01, 2013
2D supermaterials; Inside an MRI; Antarctic architecture
Jul 25, 2013
Animal research; Astronaut selection; Show us your instrument
Jul 18, 2013
Bioscience to bioweapons; Synthetic diamonds; Stem cell transplants
Jul 11, 2013
Bovine TB; Coral sunscreen; Space junk
Jul 04, 2013