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 Mar 28, 2021
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5 Live's science podcast, featuring Dr Chris and Naked Scientists with the hottest science news stories and analysis.

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Keeping the lights on with renewable energy
3132
Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientists with science news stories and analysis. In today’s programme: Scientists discover the world’s biggest bacterium, evidence that we pick our friends based on how they smell, and do brain training apps really work? Plus... we tackle a thorny issue - if we rely too heavily on solar and wind power, and the sun doesn’t shine and the wind doesn’t blow where the demand is, how do we keep the lights on? Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team present the latest science news, analysis and breakthroughs.
Jun 26, 2022
5live Science JUNE SCI-LIGHTS
3024
From conserving wildlife and ivory to Love Island fashion, predicting volcanic eruptions and the possibility of life on Venus, these are the science stories everybody ought to be talking about...
Jun 19, 2022
Bad Air, 4 day working week and where did chickens come from?
3034
The hottest science news, stories and analysis from Dr Chris and the Naked Scientists.
Jun 10, 2022
70 Years of Science Innovation
3063
Chris Smith looks at the scientific highlights from the 70 years of the Queen's reign, as well as why teenage girls are more likely to develop depression than teenage boys. Plus, tidal power is the next alternative energy source under the microscope.
Jun 05, 2022
Monkeypox, Insight's journey on Mars, and the pros and cons of solar power
3076
Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team investigate whether we should worried about monkeypox, look at what the Martian probe “Insight” has achieved as it prepares for retirement and explore the potential and the pitfalls of solar power.
May 29, 2022
Investigating War Crimes
3125
Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team look at the warning signs of bowel cancer, whether the so-called “runners high” exists, and following claims of war crimes committed by Vladimir Putin's forces in Ukraine how forensic archaeologists can help uncover evidence of what’s happened. This episodes looks in detail at how forensic investigators examine a crime scene, and contains graphic descriptions of violence and how the victims died. If you have children listening you may want to skip this one.
May 25, 2022
AD FAB
3111
We get an update from the surgeon who performed the world’s first transplant of a pig heart into a human. We look at FIFA and EA Sports. Plus we look at the science of advertising.
May 15, 2022
It's Q 'n' 'May' Time!
3032
This week's guests talk about the Raspberry Pi at ten, studying the Universe's first stars, and look who's in Brian May's office these days! Get the podcast from the BBC Sounds app.
May 08, 2022
Wake up and smell the coffee…
3092
Dr Chris Smith and the team look at children with hepatitis, why teens ignore their parents, and there's a deep dive into the world's favourite hot beverage...
May 01, 2022
Dogs, Dingoes and Contagious Cancers
3111
Scientists sequence the DNA code of a dingo, 3D printing goes up a notch, Incan human sacrifices, and we delve into transmissible tumours: cancers that can spread between individuals. Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team present the latest science news, analysis and breakthroughs.
Apr 24, 2022
Hot Cross Puns: Easter Science Q & A
3097
Julia Ravey from the Naked Scientists with a special Easter Q & A episode. This week featuring how Formula 1 technology is changing the world, tools to cope with grief, and controversies in science media. Plus the panel get involved in our special quiz. Get the podcast from the BBC Sounds app.
Apr 17, 2022
Science in Film
2532
Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team present the latest science news, analysis and breakthroughs. This week, we look at the 9 Covid symptoms that now make up the official symptoms list. And how can sound travel at two different speeds on Mars? We’ll find out. Plus, given that we’ve had the Oscars, and it’s BAFTA season, we’ll be looking at the science in films and handing out some awards of our own. Please note – this podcast contains some plot spoilers from films released in the past year.
Apr 10, 2022
Buying Breast Milk Online
3047
Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team present the latest science news, analysis and breakthroughs. In today’s programme, we look at the new covid outbreak in Shanghai, and how they are managing the new surge. And why are some dogs faces cuter than others! Plus, the people buying breast milk online - and not just for babies; some of them are bodybuilders.
Apr 03, 2022
Covid, Nuclear Energy...and Lettuce!
3076
Cases are at an all-time high, so is it time we started talking about Covid-19 again? Find out how lettuce is helping astronauts tackle bone density loss. As the energy crisis deepens, and inflation is predicted to be heading towards 10%, we look at how nuclear is going back up the energy agenda. Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientists with science news stories and analysis. Subscribe to the podcast, on BBC Sounds.
Mar 27, 2022
Bad Habits
3099
Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team present the latest science news, analysis and breakthroughs. In today’s programme: AI-based Facial recognition is deployed in Ukraine, and a computer game where the aim is to combat cancer And as we reach the point where well intentioned New Year’s resolutions have generally fallen by the wayside, we’re discussing human habits, and why we struggle to make and break them.
Mar 20, 2022
Bad Habits
3098
Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team present the latest science news, analysis and breakthroughs. In this podcast: AI-based Facial recognition is deployed in Ukraine, and a computer game where the aim is to combat cancer And as we reach the point where well intentioned New Year’s resolutions have generally fallen by the wayside, we’re discussing human habits, and why we struggle to make and break them.
Mar 20, 2022
Cyberwarfare
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Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team present the latest science news, analysis and breakthroughs. In today’s programme: As the war in Ukraine continues, we look at how infectious diseases might be spreading, as people seek refuge from the shelling. Amazingly, 107 years after it sank… the ship of the explorer Sir Earnest Shakleton has been found, and The Endurance looks to be in excellent condition. Plus, we look at cyberwarfare, and ask how much damage could President Putin really do, by attacking countries online.
Mar 13, 2022
Making the Invisible Visible
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Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team with the latest science news stories, analysis and breakthroughs. In today’s programme: How researchers know the time of the year dinosaurs went extinct, the device that boosts your solar panel power and gives you water for free, and we take an in depth look at the science of microscopes and making the invisible visible.
Mar 06, 2022
The Father of Viagra, and a man with an asteroid named after him!
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Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientists answer your science questions. This week the Nobel prizewinner who made Viagra possible, a space science writer with his own asteroid, how fungi have evolved to give us beer and bread, and where AI will take us in the future. Plus a mystery sound to identify (we don't think you'll get it), and a fun quiz to test your mettle.
Feb 27, 2022
Xenotransplantation
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In today’s podcast: We look at the Lassa Fever outbreak in the UK. How constant is time? Scientists are developing incredibly accurate atomic clocks that can measure tiny distortions. And, we hear about the amazing case of a man who received a pig’s heart… as we look at the science of what's called "xenotransplantation" Put on some safety goggles as Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team present the hottest science news, analysis and breakthroughs.
Feb 20, 2022
The Origins of Covid 19
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The latest science news with Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team. This week: A breakthrough in the treatment of people paralysed by spinal injuries, and what colours not to wear, if you want to fly beneath a mosquito’s radar. We also look at what we know about the origins of Covid 19 … was it a leaked lab experiment, or a spillover from nature?
Feb 13, 2022
Would Saturn Float?
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Solving the science questions you've been sending in, Naked Scientist Julia Ravey talk astrophysics, black holes, shrinking squid and ways to bust anxiety.
Feb 06, 2022
Why do we lose our sense of smell?
2962
The week's science news with Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team. This week: How close are we to being able to grow complete new arms and legs? New research looks very promising in this direction. And a breakthrough in sight restoration: we take a look at the patient who’s received a bionic eye Plus, in the wake of Covid-19, millions of people have suffered smell and taste loss; for some it’s never returned, and others are left living in a world that doesn’t smell, or taste quite right; how can we help them?
Jan 30, 2022
5 live science
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Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientists look at why the government thinks now is the right time to ditch Covid Plan B? Also, how can your brain tell the difference between noises it can ignore, and ones that should be alarming when you are asleep? We’re exploring the world of robotics, what does it involve and how can we use the technology to improve our lives?
Jan 23, 2022
The Sword of Damascus, cutting covid isolation
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We look at the science behind cutting covid isolation to 5 days Vets declare the largest ever outbreak of bird flu across Europe, but why now and how should we respond… We’re looking into the microscopic world of nanotechnology: the science of the very small, including the incredible story of the sword of Damascus; it turns out that the blacksmiths of centuries ago knew a thing or two about carbon nanotubes and how to make metal incredibly tough.
Jan 16, 2022
A century of insulin, hedgehogs and MRSA
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This week Dr Chris delves into the science behind the headlines, including an update on Omicron, top tech and the latest in the gaming world, a century since insulin, how hedgehogs gave us MRSA, and David Attenborough's new documentary.
Jan 09, 2022
Good News Science Stories from 2021
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Sally Le Page from the Naked Scientists presents some of the best good news science stories from 2021. Including how we may have solved train delays caused by leaves on the line, and the mystery of how wombats make their poos cubed shaped. Plus how scientists have made breakthroughs in wiping out malaria this year.
Jan 02, 2022
A Christmas Quandary
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Something mysterious is a foot at The Naked Scientists office... It would seem that Dr. Chris has been playing the part of a very naughty Santa. Join the gang as they attempt to solve some of our biggest festive questions ever! Working together perhaps they'll be able to bring about some Christmas cheer and save the day.
Dec 19, 2021
Life in plastic, is it fantastic?
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As the UK government moves to Plan B, introducing new restrictions, what actually happens when people catch the new Covid variant? Can wearables like watches predict if you’re incubating a coronavirus infection? Plus, plastic is used in many different contexts… but should we be looking to replace it with a new material? Get the podcast from the BBC Sounds app.
Dec 12, 2021
Festive Q&A: Rubies, Robots and Christmas 'Rapping'
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This week, your Christmas science questions and a sprinkling of festive fun as Julia Ravey hears about a planet where it rains rubies, robots that feel pain, a crab with a hairy chest, and how to make a top science rap hit! Get the podcast from the BBC Sounds app.
Dec 05, 2021
Covid, NASA, and Wood!
3238
Put on some safety goggles as Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team ignite your bunsen burners with the hottest science news stories, analysis and breakthroughs. We investigate the rising number of Covid cases across Europe, why’s it happening, and where does the UK stand? Plus, why is NASA on a collision course with an asteroid? And as we strive for better sustainability, we investigate the strengths of one of our oldest, and most environmentally-friendly building materials… wood!
Nov 28, 2021
Climate Change and Covid
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As pressure on the NHS intensifies, are covid vaccine passports on the cards? Plus, the scientists using nanotechnology to make silk shirts that cool you down when the sun shines on them! And We look back on what was and wasn’t said at the COP-26 climate change summit, and ask how is climate change already taking its toll on all of us.
Nov 21, 2021
Malaria, Mars, and Monstrous Ducks!
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This week, it's Q&A time and we find out if there's an end in sight for malaria, how female vultures can have chicks without any males, what it's like to live on Mars for two weeks, and the flesh-eating ducks in Antarctica.
Nov 14, 2021
Climate Change, Dating and Spiders
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In this week's 5 Live Science, we go behind the scenes at the Glasgow COP-26 climate summit, hear about a new discovery into what makes two people click, and explore the science of spiders, including the world's most venomous ones.
Nov 07, 2021
To Plan B, Or Not To Plan B
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Scientists turn antibiotics into double edged swords that also activate the immune system to fight superbugs, and should the government turn to Covid Plan B now? And as the World Health Organisation convenes a new team to investigate the origins of COVID-19, and whether it in fact did come from a lab, we look at why scientists would want to engineer deadly viruses in the first place.
Oct 31, 2021
How Much Did The World's Largest Pumpkin Weigh?
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Harry Lewis and the panel tackle the science questions you've been sending in, including whether William Shatner is strictly now an astronaut?
Oct 24, 2021
All The Small Things
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Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team with the latest science news stories. In today’s programme: Alarming numbers of unvaccinated pregnant women are ending up in ITU with Covid, but why? And we look into the court case over who owns cells taken from a cancer victim over half a century ago... Plus we delve into the particles that make up the Universe around us to find out what makes them tick.
Oct 17, 2021
Supply Chain Reaction
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We assess the covid vaccine situation around the world, why are some countries lagging behind? We’ll find out who and what has won Nobel prizes this year in Medicine, Physics and Chemistry. Plus... we look at global supply chains, and how they are disrupted… from fuel… to bananas!
Oct 10, 2021
Menopause for thought
3258
Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team with the latest science news stories, analysis and breakthroughs. In today’s programme: Are we destined to catch the “worst cold ever” this winter? Scientists peer into the past and read previously hidden parts of Marie Antoinette’s love letters... Plus, what is the menopause, why does it happen and what can we do to help women through it? Get the podcast from the BBC Sounds app.
Oct 03, 2021
Off-limits bits of the Universe, and a lack of CO2
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It's Q&A time this week and a climate scientist, an astronomer, an economist and a medicinal botanist join us to talk about why we're heading back to the Moon, what's causing the CO2 shortage, how nature might hold the key to the next blockbuster drug, and why there are some parts of the Universe that we'll never get to see.
Sep 26, 2021
Off-limits bits of the Universe, and a lack of CO2
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It's Q&A time this week and a climate scientist, an astronomer, an economist and a medicinal botanist join us to talk about why we're heading back to the Moon, what's causing the CO2 shortage, how nature might hold the key to the next blockbuster drug, and why there are some parts of the Universe that we'll never get to see.
Sep 26, 2021
AI vs Sepsis
3274
Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team with the latest science news stories, analysis and breakthroughs. In today’s programme: Covid jabs are confirmed for 12 to 15 year olds, are we making too much of the possible side effect myocarditis? Find out who won the Ignobel prizes this year, for unusual and often hilarious scientific studies. Plus... it’s sepsis awareness month, but what is this condition that seems to be being reported a lot more often in recent years, and can artificial intelligence help us to get on top of it?
Sep 19, 2021
What is covid immunity?
3303
Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team with the latest science news stories, analysis and breakthroughs. This week: Could we send hydrogen to houses through the gas network? Why rats that eat late at night, are more likely to have problems with their weight! Plus... We’re delving into what immunity to Covid-19 really means.
Sep 12, 2021
Long Covid
3289
Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team with the latest science news, including: As children return to school, will there be a spike in covid cases? Leaded petrol disappears from the last service stations; but why did we use it in the first place? Plus, we look at long covid, and ask what can we do to help people who are suffering?
Sep 05, 2021
Can nature solve the climate crisis for us?
3275
The Naked Scientist team takes a deep dive into the world of carbon sequestration. They hit the Fens, the beach and the farm to hear how nature can help us to lock away carbon and tackle climate change.
Aug 29, 2021
Q&A: Bugs, behaviour, and biosensing tech
3291
From preventing the insect apocalypse to the future of biosensing technology, the Naked Scientist panel answer your science questions.
Aug 22, 2021
Will incentives boost Covid vaccine uptake?
3248
Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team with the latest science news stories. Including a look at whether incentives will boost Covid vaccine uptake, the discovery of a new carnivorous plant, and the search for the Loch Ness monster with the help of environmental DNA technology.
Aug 15, 2021
Are we ready for the electric vehicle revolution?
3410
Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team with the latest science news stories. Including a look at the electric vehicle revolution, the antibodies needed for Covid protection, and the 100 year history of insulin.
Aug 08, 2021
The beginning of the end of the Covid pandemic?
3110
Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientists with science news stories. Including a look at whether we are seeing the beginning of the end of the Covid pandemic, as cases fall. Plus tips for athletes coping with extreme temperatures at the Tokyo Olympic Games, and the team go behind the scenes at the Royal Society’s “Summer Science” exhibition which has been taking place online this year.
Aug 01, 2021
Summer Science Q & HEY!
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Tackling the latest talking points, including Covid and its impact on the Tokyo Olympics, the billionaire race for space, and animals with personalities, we answer the science questions you've been sending in.
Jul 25, 2021
Are face masks fit for purpose?
3298
Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team with the latest science news stories. Including a look at whether face masks are fit for purpose, a new app that can spot anaemia, and an investigation into the science of psychedelics.
Jul 18, 2021
Are facemasks fit for purpose?
3294
Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team with the latest science news stories. Including a look at whether facemasks are fit for purpose, a new app that can spot anaemia, and an investigation into the science of psychedelics.
Jul 18, 2021
Are Covid numbers low enough to remove restrictions?
3310
Long description: Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team with the latest science news stories. Plus a look at Lyme disease, whether Covid numbers are low enough to remove restrictions, and analysis on the impact life under the virus is having on our immune systems.
Jul 11, 2021
Is mixing Covid vaccines a good idea?
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Science news featuring: Mixing and matching coronavirus vaccines, is it a good idea? And we dive into the ocean to explore the science and biology of sharks.
Jul 04, 2021
Why calories aren't all equal
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Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team answer your questions. Including why lemon juice causes sunburn, why calories are not all equal, and what dark matter is made of…
Jun 27, 2021
Covid vaccine hesitancy: What are the reasons?
3301
Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team with the latest science news stories. This week: A look at Christian Eriksen’s collapse on the pitch in Euro 2020, the reasons for Covid vaccine hesitancy, and how the medications we use can get into waterways and affect wildlife behaviour.
Jun 20, 2021
The Science of the Sun
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Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team with the latest science news stories. This week: Will we be able to take a holiday abroad this year as the covid pandemic continues? Also can seeing a sick person improve our immune system? And the latest on sending glow in the dark squid out into space. Plus a special look at the science of the sun, and what our closest star means to us as a species.
Jun 13, 2021
Covid 19 and dogs that can find it, underwater glue, and birdsong.
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Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientists with the latest science news and developments on covid 19. Plus dogs that can use smell to find coronavirus, glue that can work underwater, and a special half hour on the science of birdsong. Get the podcast from the BBC Sounds app.
Jun 06, 2021
UFOs, Covid oxygen and the man who found the Titanic
3268
Dr Chris Smith with science news stories, including a look at worldwide oxygen supplies, the US investigation into UFOs, and the man who found the Titanic
May 30, 2021
Lab-grown Mini-hearts
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Dr Chris Smith with science news stories, including growing beating hearts in a lab culture dish; why the plastic you recycle may not end up where you thought it would; why a long working week could be the death of you and ADHD.
May 23, 2021
Fermented foods: Healthy or all a myth?
3301
Dr Chris Smith with science news stories, including the new discoveries of the Voyager 1 space probe, the vodka produced in Chernobyl, and a fermented sauerkraut taste test.
May 16, 2021
Making Homes Cleaner and Greener
3288
Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team with science news, including the UK Government's plan to vaccinate children over 12 to head off an autumn covid surge, why plastic is ending up in glaciers, and why mantis shrimps may be able to help surgeons to see better. Plus a special look at how to make homes cleaner and greener, by improving their carbon credentials.
May 09, 2021
The Martian author Andy Weir
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Dr Chris Smith with science news stories, including a vaccine breakthrough for malaria and an interview with The Martian author Andy Weir.
May 02, 2021
The Martian author Andy Weir
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Dr Chris Smith with science news stories, including a vaccine breakthrough for malaria, why the concept of "net zero carbon" is flawed, and an interview with The Martian author Andy Weir.
May 02, 2021
Science of Radio
3241
Dr Chris Smith with science news stories, including the latest on the covid crisis in India, the coffee species rediscovered after 70 years, and the microbes that can turn copper minerals into metal. Plus an in depth look at the science of radio.
Apr 25, 2021
Seed Science
3288
Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team with science news, this week looking at the risk of a third wave of coronavirus in the UK, the testing of vaccines on pregnant women, and have we discovered a new force? Plus an in depth look at the science of seeds. Get the podcast from the BBC Sounds app.
Apr 18, 2021
The Hospital of the Future
3274
Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team with the latest news, including the science behind change in policy on the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine in the UK, more on the Government's lateral flow testing strategy, and why gorillas beat their chest. Plus an in depth look at what the hospital of the future might look like. Get the podcast from the BBC Sounds app.
Apr 11, 2021
Bitcoins and Blockchains: Cryptocurrency Explained
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The Naked Scientists delve into the world of electronic currency.
Apr 08, 2021
Covid vaccine trials, a decade since the Fukushima disaster & wine that has been in orbit
3258
One year after the first lockdown in the UK the Naked Scientists look at the latest trial results of the AstraZeneca vaccine and ask if it will appease the EU, they find out what wine that’s been in orbit for a year tastes like and mark a decade since the Fukushima nuclear disaster and ask if we’re any closer to taming the forces of nature that caused it.
Mar 28, 2021
Covid vaccines, what goes down the toilet, and Ancient Egypt.
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Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team look at why 18 EU countries cancelled their Covid vaccines this week, how what goes down the toilet can tell us where Covid is about to strike and travel back in time to Ancient Egypt to look at how science is solving archaeological mysteries.
Mar 23, 2021
A meteorite in the driveway, and the carbon footprint of medicinal cannabis
3252
Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team hear about a meteorite that landed in the UK and was found in someone’s driveway, why medicinal cannabis has a large carbon footprint and look at how fertility is changing around the world, and if Coronavirus is making it worse.
Mar 14, 2021
Vaccinating Variants, and Solar Storms
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Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientists look at the latest science headlines including COVID-19 developments, solar storms and what the Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover is doing.
Mar 08, 2021
The impact of COVID vaccines, how to fly a helicopter on Mars and the educational cost of lockdown.
3288
Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientists look into whether the COVID vaccines are making a difference and when pubs could reopen, how NASA plan to fly a helicopter on Mars which has barely any atmosphere, and count the educational cost of the lockdown.
Feb 28, 2021
COVID vaccine efficacy rates and the origins of the coronavirus pandemic
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Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team ask if reopening schools in March safe for pupils and teachers, what the World Health Organisation learnt about the origins of the coronavirus pandemic when they went to Wuhan and look into what COVID vaccine efficacy rates actually mean.
Feb 21, 2021
Self-experimentation
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Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team with the latest science news stories, analysis and breakthroughs. Including another look at the main symptoms of coronavirus, how a parent can pass on depression to their offspring, and how whalesong can help us search for oil and gas. Plus an in-depth look into when scientists perform self-experimentation. Are they pioneering heroes, or simply reckless? We explore the risks and ethical issues.
Feb 14, 2021
Mixing vaccines, capturing the 99th element, and the sex lives of crickets
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Chris Berrow from the Naked Scientists round up the latest science news.
Feb 07, 2021
Vaccine controversy and a look inside the world of medical imaging
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Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientists look at the controversy over delaying the COVID vaccine booster jab and get inside medical imaging, from X-rays to Artificial intelligences, that can spot the diseases human's can't.
Jan 31, 2021
How are new variants of coronavirus found?
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Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team discover how new variants of the coronavirus are found, how the World Health Organisation are investigating the origins of COVID-19, why knitting can sooth the mind and look at the origin and future of textiles.
Jan 24, 2021
Speeding Up Covid Testing, Predicting Who Gets 'Long Covid', and How Video Games Change How You Think
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Join Chris Berrow from the Naked Scientists this week, as we look at a new way of speeding up coronavirus testing, predicting who’s going to get “long Covid”, and how video games are using sight and sound to change the way you think.
Jan 17, 2021
The science to expect from 2021
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Meet the fabulous science we can expect in 2021: from the Large Hadron Collider reopening, to the COP26 climate summit in Scotland, to - hopefully - an end to the pandemic! Plus, how to make a good new year's resolution...
Jan 10, 2021
Special Naked Scientist Stories from 2020
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From a 46,000 year old ice bird, to life aboard a space shuttle, some of the more curious stories from 2020 from the Naked Scientists.
Jan 03, 2021
Cake, Cows, Climate Change: Best Of 5 Live Science, 2020
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Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team reflect on some of the sensational science we’ve reported on this year. From cakes on the barbie, to cow co-moo-nication.
Dec 27, 2020
The new strain of coronavirus, George's Marvellous Medicine, and musical computers
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Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team investigate how much of a threat the new strain of coronavirus is, what would happen if you actually took George’s Marvellous Medicine from Roald Dahl’s book and music legend Rick Wakeman helps answer the question "can computers give Beethoven a run for his money? This podcast was recorded before the Prime Minister’s announcement about new coronavirus restrictions on the 19th December.
Dec 20, 2020
The covid vaccine, research into AIDS, and cutting the carbon in crisps
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The Naked Scientist team look at the latest coronavirus vaccine, why scientists invented vaccines you can inhale, what we’ve learnt from four decades of research into AIDS and why Covid-19 has a vaccine but not HIV.
Dec 13, 2020
The Coronavirus Vaccine, artificial vision and how science and technology came together to save Romain Grosjean
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How Britain became the first country to approve a coronavirus vaccine, a breakthrough in artificial vision - beaming images directly into the brain! And how science and technology came together to save the life of formula 1 driver Romain Grosjean
Dec 06, 2020
Squats, globe skimmers and early human migration
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This week, the Naked Scientists celebrate a month of movement science with a movement-themed Q&A show.
Nov 29, 2020
Covid vaccines, and the science of people moving
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This week on 5 Live Science - a second Covid vaccine approaches the finishing line, but who are the also-rans? We look at who’s most likely to get the vaccine first and whether we’ve got that pecking order right. And a longer look at the science of people moving.
Nov 22, 2020
How our planet moves
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We have the latest on the potential coronavirus vaccine, the UK scientists trying to extract oxygen from the moon, and we continue our series looking at movement - this week it’s how our planet moves, from its journey through space to how the atmosphere brews up storms.
Nov 15, 2020
Movement of animals and protecting bio-diversity.
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Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team look at the latest science news, including mass coronavirus testing in Liverpool, NASA re-establish contact with Voyager 2, what is the point of laughter and is it the best medicine? Plus a special look at the movement of animals, and how to protect species from extinction and bio-diversity on Earth.
Nov 08, 2020
Barrington v John Snow: How best to control Covid-19?
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Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team with science news stories and analysis. Recorded before the new lockdown in England was announced - the team examine the impact of lockdowns, against the argument for using less restrictive measures to manage coronavirus. Also a look at signs that coronavirus immunity is only short-lived, why a dose of vitamin D might be helpful this winter, and why the Moon is wetter than we first thought.
Nov 01, 2020
Catching Coronavirus on Purpose
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The Naked Scientists explore why people are catching coronavirus on purpose, a breakthrough in recycling plastic, why lullabies send babies to sleep and what makes a tree, a tree.
Oct 25, 2020
Can you catch Covid twice?
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The Naked Scientists ask if you can you catch Covid twice. They look at whether an asteroid might be one of our old spaceships and the people retreating underground to wait for the pandemic to pass.
Oct 18, 2020
Nobel Prizes, Attenborough's new film, and Treating Trump
3307
This week the team take a look at the science behind the latest headlines, including the cocktail of drugs used to treat the US President for Covid-19, the 2020 Nobel Prizes, the future of university education, and David Attenborough's new documentary capturing the plight of the planet...
Oct 11, 2020
Science of Vegetarianism
3285
Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist with the latest science news including a look at our efforts to stop the spread of coronavirus, the new NHS app for tracking in England and Wales, and how do we manage space junk? Plus a special look at whether meat eaters might benefit from being a bit more vegetarian.
Oct 04, 2020
Big Data
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Science news and we take a closer look at Big Data and what industry knows about you.
Sep 25, 2020
The science of telescopes
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Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientists with the latest science news. This week, how close are we to a coronavirus vaccine? Is there life on Venus? And the whale that went 20 kilometres off course up a river. And we take a closer look at the science behind telescopes of the past, present and future.
Sep 20, 2020
Discussing the latest developments, and your questions answered
3299
Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team discuss the latest science issues and answer your questions. Including the latest on space mission from China, the rise of mental health issues during lockdown, tracking melting antarctic ice, and the latest on vaccines for Covid-19.
Sep 13, 2020
Gardening and Climate Change
3294
Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team with the latest science news. Including whether you can catch coronavirus again, the answer appears to be yes. Plus a look at how Novichok works, and how bee stings could hold the key to new breast cancer treatments. Plus an in depth look at how climate change could mark the end to the traditional English country garden.
Sep 06, 2020
Where did COVID come from?
3247
The Naked Scientists explore the origins of COVID-19, how it may have been transmitted from animals to humans, and its similarities to other coronaviruses found in the natural world.
Aug 30, 2020
Dust, oceans and if a phone can tell whether you're drunk
3284
Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientists find out how dust spreads flu, why there’s more plastic in the oceans than we thought and whether your phone can tell if you’re drunk. Get the podcast on the BBC Sounds app.
Aug 23, 2020
5 Live Science
3260
Chris Smith and the Naked Scientists put Russia’s Covid-19 vaccine under the microscope and take an in-depth look the effects of coronavirus that can last for months. Plus, why your home’s bricks could one day power it, the sparkling science of prosecco and the unintended consequences from the latest panda news. Get the podcast on the BBC Sounds app.
Aug 16, 2020
5 Live Science : 09/08/2020
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Chris Smith and the Naked Scientists look at a new study which suggests children can carry more coronavirus than we previously thought. Its also a big week for space exploration and we’re one small step closer to nuclear fusion, in France. Plus, how science could help assess your relationship with your cow, and cook a tastier barbecue. Get more in the podcast from the BBC Sounds app.
Aug 09, 2020
02/08/2020
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Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientists weigh up the science behind Boris Johnson's anti-obesity drive, and go swimming with the physics of sperm. Plus, a look at the fascinating life of pioneering chemist, Rosalind Franklin and why your cuppa can help explain leaves on the line isn't a such a flimsy excuse after all.
Aug 02, 2020
The Naked Scientists Pub Quiz
3274
Now the pubs are open again, Adam Murphy and the Naked Scientists host a special science quiz. Get the podcast on BBC Sounds.
Jul 26, 2020
Meet the neighbours: An update on Mars and Venus
3286
Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist with the latest science news, including: heart complications in COVID patients; the action needed to tackle an urgent water crisis; and why are carrots orange, and cabbages red? And we meet the neighbours, with an update on Mars and Venus.
Jul 19, 2020
Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientists take the fight against coronavirus to the sewers
3272
Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientists take the fight against coronavirus to the sewers and unearth the skeleton of a giant planet. Plus, a mystery that’s killing elephants in Botswana and how birds in Canada are singing to a different tune. Get the podcast from the BBC Sounds app.
Jul 12, 2020
How coronavirus has created new ideas to tackle global warming
3288
Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team investigate local lockdowns in Australia, why planting trees to capture carbon might be a bad move, plus the pros and cons of deep sea mining. And a special look at how the coronavirus crisis has created some radical ideas to tackle global warming
Jul 05, 2020
Journey to the centre of the Earth
3248
Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist with science news, including what's happened to the UK Government's COVID-19 contact tracing app, the patient who can't see numbers and how humans really can talk to the animals. Plus a special journey to the centre of the Earth to find out what's really beneath our feet. Get the podcast from the BBC Sounds app.
Jun 28, 2020
The Science Pub Quiz
3295
The Naked Scientist team bring you a special science pub quiz, as they answer your questions.
Jun 21, 2020
The fifth state of matter
3273
Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Science team look at the latest science news. Including: how a llama could provide help in understanding coronavirus antibodies, evidence eggs prefer some sperm over others, and growing replacement livers in a dish. Plus a quantum leap into the fifth state of matter.
Jun 14, 2020
The global race to find a vaccine for Covid-19
3270
Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team look back at past 6 months since the coronavirus pandemic began, and feature the global race to find a vaccine for Covid-19. Plus the app to help you shop safely, and the launch of two NASA astronauts into space on a commercial space flight.
Jun 07, 2020
The chemical fingerprint for COVID 19, and adapting to the "new normal".
3276
Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team with the latest scientific developments on Coronavirus. Including the research into the chemical finger print for COVID 19, and why hydroxychloroquine trials have been suspended. Plus a special look at how we're adapting to the "new normal" for GP appointments, education and transport.
May 31, 2020
Loss of smell and coronavirus
3285
Updates on coronavirus including how the loss of smell has now become a recognised symptom in the UK. Plus a special look at how scientific papers are published.
May 24, 2020
The Covid-19 Digital Detective
3282
Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team look at the NHS Covid-19 app. Plus electric cars and some ultraviolet light at the end of the tunnel.
May 17, 2020
The Science of World War II
3284
This week on 5 Live Science, we’re bringing you a special episode, diving into the science and technology of World War II, to mark the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day. Within the discussion of the science and events of war, there are some parts you may find upsetting.
May 10, 2020
Coronavirus symptom trackers and plasma treatment for Covid-19
3229
The Naked Scientists mull over the effectiveness of a coronavirus symptom tracker app & look at the effects of treating people with covid-19 with plasma from recovered patients.
May 03, 2020
Naked Scientists: The Science Behind Wearing Face Masks
3265
The Naked Scientists ask how good the science is behind wearing face masks and get some lockdown tips from an astronaut.
Apr 26, 2020
Naked Scientists
3249
Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Science team discuss the latest developments in Science.
Apr 19, 2020
Bubbles, Balloons and Blooms: April Q and A
3270
Today, we’re taking a step back from talking about coronavirus, to bring you a Q and A show with a difference. We answer some of the questions you’ve been sending in, and we also get stuck into some kitchen science experiments which you can join in with at home, whether you're a big kid or a little one.
Apr 12, 2020
The science of coronavirus
3262
Chris Berrow and the Naked Scientists look at the latest science news, including a new fast test for coronavirus, the effect of the lockdown on our air quality , and how do we make our cities more sustainable?
Apr 05, 2020
Boom! The Naked Scientists at the Cambridge Science Festival
3384
From genetics to geoscience, chemistry to komodo dragons, join the Naked Scientists for an explosive hour of Festival science fun. Hear what went on at their live event recorded for the Cambridge Science Festival - recorded before the remainder of the festival was cancelled due to coronavirus. Demos, anecdotes, questions, and booms!
Mar 28, 2020
5 Live Science - The latest on coronavirus
3395
Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team present the latest science news, analysis and breakthroughs relating to coronavirus.
Mar 22, 2020
Dr Karl: Coronavirus, immune systems and more than one brain?
3000
Dr Karl joins Rhod to answer your science questions.
Mar 19, 2020
Dr Karl: Coronavirus, Panic Attacks and the Effect of Copper & Silver on Bacteria
2992
Dotun is joined by Dr Karl to answer your science related questions, including coronavirus, white holes, panic attacks and the effect of copper & silver on bacteria
Mar 12, 2020
What's a white hole?
3063
This week, 5 Live Science takes on your science questions, including: what are white holes, why Agatha Christie was so fond of killing people with cyanide in her stories, how gravitational slingshots work, and why doesn't the Moon get a cooler name?
Mar 08, 2020
Dr Karl: The nature of human consciousness and hot toddies
2866
Dr Karl answers your science questions, including a dive in to the nature of human consciousness and why a dram of whiskey makes your tea go cold.
Mar 05, 2020
Naked Scientists: Bright Neanderthals, Beached Whales and Green Men on Mars
3006
Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team look at a brainy computer which is making a breakthrough against killer bugs and a new discovery explains why whales beach themselves.
Mar 01, 2020
Dr Karl And Coronavirus
2957
Rhod's joined by Dr Karl plus special guests Yolanda Plowman and Joanna Rothwell for a Coronavirus special.
Feb 27, 2020
Naked Scientists:Electricity from air, badgers to help solving flooding, and A.I. in medicine
2992
The hottest science news, stories and analysis from the Naked Scientists
Feb 23, 2020
Dr Karl: Coronavirus, reducing cholesterol and testing to see if eggs are still fresh!
2978
Dr Karl joins Rhod to answer your science related questions.
Feb 20, 2020
Naked Scientists: Body Clock, Bee Reproduction, Turbulence
3090
Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientists team give some startling facts about bees, and explain the science behind turbulence.
Feb 16, 2020
Dr Karl: Coronavirus, Bush Fires and Black Holes
3025
Dr Karl joins Rhod to answer your science related questions, including the latest on coronavirus.
Feb 13, 2020
Naked Scientists: Gene Editing, Furry Arteries and Wasps Nests
3046
Dr Chris Smith & the Naked Scientists present the hottest science news, and although late, they look at the science involved in celebrating Burns night, with a science ceilidh!
Feb 09, 2020
Dr Karl: Corona Virus, Electric Cars and Grand Solar Minimums
2926
The hottest science news, stories and analysis from Dr Karl.
Feb 07, 2020
Naked Scientists: Veganism, Climate and AI Cancer Screening
3057
Put on some safety goggles as Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team ignite your bunsen burners with the hottest science news stories, analysis and breakthroughs.
Feb 02, 2020
Dr Karl: Space trash! Space crash!
2886
Dr. Karl joins Rhod for conversation about all kinds of science.
Jan 30, 2020
Naked Scientists: What can we do about food waste?
3026
Find out the latest on the Coronavirus outbreak. Scientists recreate the voice of a mummy from 3,000 years ago, and why are so many people going to gaming bars? Plus a subject close to our stomachs - food waste. Why is there so much of it, and what can we do about it? With Dr Chris Smith.
Jan 26, 2020
Dr Karl: The Hockey Stick Climatologist
2826
Dr Karl is joined by Dr Michael Mann, American climatologist and geophysicist to talk to Rhod Sharp about climate change.
Jan 23, 2020
Naked Scientists: Climate change, diabetes and origami
2836
Chris Smith and the Naked Scientists discuss climate change, type 1 diabetes, packed lunches and origami.
Jan 19, 2020
How climate change affects food production, a new way to treat type 1 diabetes and origami
2859
Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientists with science news stories and analysis.
Jan 19, 2020
Dr. Karl: Eyesight, wind and colour
2892
Dr. Karl joins Rhod for conversation about all kinds of science.
Jan 16, 2020
A new virus, marathon running, and returning to the moon.
2949
Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientists with science news stories and analysis.
Jan 12, 2020
Dr Karl: Fossils, Magnetic Fields and Smart Phone AI
2943
Dr Karl joins Rhod to answer your science related questions,
Jan 10, 2020
Bianca Nogrady : Australian fires, dolphin snot and puffin tools
2946
Bianca Nogrady sits in for Dr Karl and talks about the fires in Australia, dolphin snot and puffins that use tools.
Jan 02, 2020
A trip down memory lane: science in 2019, month by month
3026
The Naked Scientist team look back on a year of sensational science bring us their favourite moments from 2019.
Dec 29, 2019
5 Live Science Christmas Special
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Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientists with their Christmas Special, looking at how many miles you need to run to work off Christmas Dinner, and whether ear size could be used to track down Santa.
Dec 24, 2019
Is fat worse than sugar, and can you die of a broken heart?
3087
Chris Smith and The Naked Scientists tackle the science questions you've been sending in, including why the universe is expanding and how fast is it doing it; is fat worse than sugar; and can you really die of a broken heart?
Dec 22, 2019
Dr Petr: Speed of light, particles and memory
2931
It's relativity, particles and memory which tests the knowledge of Dr Petr Lebedev who stands in for Dr Karl and speaks to Rahul Tandon.
Dec 19, 2019
Lab-grown skin, avalanches and the sun's magnetic field
3026
Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team talk to scientists growing new skin, what causes avalanches and how to survive them and new insights into our sun's magnetic field. The hottest science news stories, analysis and breakthroughs.
Dec 15, 2019
Dr. Karl
2932
What would a Martian look like?
Dec 12, 2019
Climate change, virtual reality gloves and the perfect hangover remedy?
3111
Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team answer your questions and take a look at the hottest science news stories, analysis and breakthroughs. Including is a carbon neutral future even feasible? The team take a look at the new gloves that enable you to reach out and touch virtual reality. Can new organs be grown in a lab? Plus have scientists in India discovered the perfect hangover remedy.
Dec 08, 2019
Dr Karl: Baking Bread, Aqua Energy and Dried Cereal On Your Breakfast Bowl
2926
Dr Alice Motion joins Bianca Nogrady and Rhod to answer your science questions. They discuss why dried Weetabix is so hard to get off the bowl and a caller offers some bread glazing advice.
Dec 05, 2019
Glow Worms And Space Tourism
3078
Put on some safety goggles as Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team ignite your bunsen burners with the hottest science news stories, analysis and breakthroughs. They also answer your questions including how do glow worms glow? Why don't birds fall out of trees when they nod off? And will we see budget space tourism in the future?
Dec 01, 2019
Dr Karl: Carbon Capture, Micro-Plastics and Human Progression
2970
Bianca Nogrady joins Rhod to answer your science questions.
Nov 29, 2019
Dr Karl: Virtual Reality, Sharks and Hydrogen Cars
2942
Rhod is joined by Bianca Nogrady to answer your science questions, including bananas and antimatter, wetsuits and sharks and butterflies in your stomach.
Nov 21, 2019
Electricity, hiccups and the power of phenomics
3103
Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team find out about the new solar material to give panels a boost, how hiccups evolved to help babies to learn, 3D TV coming to a screen near you, and are we on the brink of a revolution in medicine. Get the podcast from the BBC Sounds app.
Nov 17, 2019
Dr Karl: The Moon, Particle Physics, and Quantum computers
2893
Why are some bits of the visible moon darker than others? What's the large hadron collider for? And what might quantum computers do for science?
Nov 14, 2019
Recycling
3080
Chris Smith and the Naked Scientists with science news and a special look at recycling.
Nov 10, 2019
Dr Karl: Carbon, Trees and Fizzy Drinks
2881
Dr Karl answers your science questions.
Nov 07, 2019
5 live Science
3041
What is A.I, why do some people hate coriander, and what's a panic attack?
Nov 03, 2019
Dr Karl
2326
Rhod is joined by Dr Karl to answer your science questions about comet orbits, quantum encryption, long-distance radio reception and more.
Oct 31, 2019
5 live Science
3120
Chris Smith and The Naked Scientists report on the first all female spacewalk, an artificial leaf that soaks up CO2 and a new drug for fighting flu.
Oct 27, 2019
Dr Karl wonders if you can use the Earth's magnetic field to generate electricity.
2959
Dr Karl answers your questions about using the Earth's magnetic field to generate electricity, and whether or not we know when the next volcanic island will rise from the sea bed.
Oct 24, 2019
5 live Science
3040
Put on some safety goggles as Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team ignite your bunsen burners with the hottest science news stories, analysis and breakthroughs. Get the podcast from the BBC Sounds app.
Oct 20, 2019
Dr Karl
2922
Rhod is joined by Dr. Karl and dietitian Claire Collins, to take your science questions. Questions this week include; "what is the most nutritious way to prepare veg" and "do certain vegetables have different dietary values"?
Oct 17, 2019
5 Live Science
3096
Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team with science news, stories and analysis. Topics include the science of gene therapy and how whales talk to their babies.
Oct 13, 2019
Dr Karl
2831
Bianca Nogrady sits in for Dr Karl to answer your science questions with Rhod Sharp.
Oct 11, 2019
The Naked Scientists - Your Science Questions Answered
2677
Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientists with science news stories and analysis. In this week's edition, they answer questions including Who's fitter? A rugby player or a footballer? And Who's better at climbing? A spider or a gecko?
Oct 06, 2019
Dr. Karl: Geese, Lies and numbers
2918
Rhod is joined by Dr. Karl to take your science questions
Oct 03, 2019
5 live Science
2997
Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team with science news stories and analysis. Plus a special look into the science behind making glass. Get the podcast from the BBC Sounds app.
Sep 29, 2019
Dr Karl & Rhod talk Space
2952
Dr Karl answers your questions on Space: Where is the universe expanding into? What's beyond it? Why are some orbits different?
Sep 26, 2019
Rhod is joined by Dr. Karl & Matt Parker
2945
A Night of Maths! Sign Geometry, Magnetic fields and why 6 is scared of 7...
Sep 26, 2019
5 Live Science
2989
Put on some safety goggles as Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team ignite your bunsen burners with the hottest science news stories, analysis and breakthroughs. Get the podcast from the BBC Sounds app.
Sep 22, 2019
5Live Science
2951
The hottest science news, stories and analysis from the Naked Scientists and Dr Karl.
Sep 15, 2019
5 Live Science – Sexually Transmitted Infections Under The Microscope
2945
Dr Chris Smith and the team with the latest science news including the discovery of an earth like planet, seagulls with superbugs, and the animal that likes to play hide and seek. Plus the current epidemic of sexually transmitted infections are put under the microscope.
Sep 15, 2019
Dr Karl: Light Years, Lymphoma & Lazing
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Rhod is joined by Dr Karl to answer all of your science questions.
Sep 12, 2019
5 Live Science
2974
This week, the scientists tackle topics including why fridges are harder to open again after closing them, wiping smart phones, and how chocolate is affected by climate change.
Sep 08, 2019
Dr Karl: Gravity, AI & Pop Science
2903
Dr Karl joins Rhod and takes your questions on gravity, AI & pop science.
Sep 05, 2019
5 Live Science
3027
The hottest science news, stories and analysis from the Naked Scientists.
Sep 01, 2019
5 live Science
2995
Naked Scientist Adam Murphy and the team with the latest science news stories. This week they take a closer look at the internet - what it's doing to our computers, our wallets and ourselves.
Aug 25, 2019
5 live Science
3006
5 live's science podcast, featuring Dr Karl, plus Dr Chris and Naked Scientists with the hottest science news stories and analysis.
Aug 18, 2019
Dr Karl
2865
Dr Karl joins Dotun Adebayo to answer your science questions. This week: radiation, electrocution and distant galaxies
Aug 15, 2019
5 live Science
2976
This week Dr Chris is joined by nanoscientist Colm Durkan, astronomer Carolin Crawford, existential risk specialist Haydn Belfield and chemist Ljiljana Fruk for a romp through the latest science questions you've been sending in, including what's the Doomsday Clock, how massive is the largest star ever discovered, what's the threat from climate change, and what's a Parsec..."
Aug 11, 2019
Dr Karl
2971
Dr Karl and Professor Jason Sharples join Nomia Iqbal to answer your science questions
Aug 08, 2019
04/08/2019
2984
Put on some safety goggles as Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team ignite your bunsen burners with the hottest science news stories, analysis and breakthroughs. Today they hear about the scientists who've printed a 3d heart valve. Plus is the bleep test really a useful measure of fitness?
Aug 04, 2019
Dr Karl
2918
Dr Karl joins Nick Garnett to answer your science questions including whether moonlight is more powerful than wifi, and how to weigh astronauts in space.
Aug 01, 2019
The science of simulation
3009
Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team delve into the science of computer simulation and ask whether we could be living in the Matrix. Could our reality have been created by a computer? Plus, we meet the people using computer simulation to improve our lives, from predicting the weather to understanding more about the human heart. Also, cancer drugs disguised as fat cells, how cigarette butts are harming our plants, and why canned laughter makes jokes funnier.
Jul 28, 2019
The Science of Simulation
2990
Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team look at the science of computer simulation. Plus cancer drugs in disguise, shark maps, and how canned laughter makes bad jokes funny.
Jul 28, 2019
Dr Karl
2942
Dr Karl and guests talk about space and the polar change
Jul 25, 2019
5 Live Science
2980
A special programme looking at the science behind the Apollo 11 mission to the moon.
Jul 21, 2019
Dr Karl
2959
Landing on the Moon versus landing on porridge
Jul 18, 2019
5 live Science
2926
Dr Chris Smith talks about smart insulin & untangling the science of Alzheimer's disease
Jul 14, 2019
5 Live Science with Dr. Chris Smith
2970
Dr. Chris Smith and the Naked Scientists discuss whether we need more trees to help climate and change and if we have enough space for them, whether plants can 'think', if the future of hard-disk will be based on molecules and go to the edge of space in a balloon.
Jul 07, 2019
5 live Science
2948
Science news including a remote control for stem cells and a paper sensor which can tell you if meat is safe to eat. Plus the science of going deep underground.
Jun 30, 2019
Dr Karl
2884
The hottest science news, stories and analysis with Dr Karl
Jun 27, 2019
Naked Scientists - Extreme Cold
2978
Science news including the GM mosquito which can wipe out its own population and what causes asthma? Plus a special look at the science of extreme cold.
Jun 23, 2019
Dr Karl
2992
Rhod and Dr Karl discuss - Does Domestic Blindness Exist? Why does Junk Food Pack on the Weight?
Jun 20, 2019
Your Science Questions Answered
2962
The Naked Scientist team answer the science questions you've been sending in this month.
Jun 16, 2019
Dr Karl
2933
Rhod is alongside Dr Karl to discuss optical illusions, rare metals, and electric cars
Jun 13, 2019
Extreme Speed
2988
Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team with science news and breakthroughs. Plus a special look at the science behind extreme speed.
Jun 09, 2019
Rhod and Dr. Karl talk Starlink satellites, red wine & more.
2802
The hottest science news, stories and analysis with Dr Karl
Jun 06, 2019
Naked Scientists
2990
5 live's science podcast, featuring Dr Karl, plus Dr Chris and Naked Scientists Chris Smith and Kat Arney with the hottest science news stories and analysis.
Jun 02, 2019
Dr Karl
2858
Rhod and Dr Karl answer questions about red cars, the amazon and the universe.
May 30, 2019
Naked Scientists - Roads and Travel
2960
Join the Naked Scientists for a special hour all about roads and travel.
May 26, 2019
Dr Karl answers your science questions.
2911
Rhod and Dr Karl talk about autism, soil and harvest moons.
May 23, 2019
5 live Science
2963
Dr Chris and the Naked Scientists discover the human microbiome, and attempt to explain the mysterious dark matter in our Universe.
May 19, 2019
Dr Karl
2911
5 live's science podcast, featuring Dr Karl from Up All Night.
May 16, 2019
5 Live Science with Dr. Chris Smith
2969
Put on some safety goggles as Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team tackle the 100 year old technology help fight infections we can't currently treat, find out how biodegradable are biodegradable plastic bags, and a new way to make more lungs available for transplant surgery.
May 12, 2019
Dr Karl answers your science questions.
2900
What would happen if it only rained at night? And if we make efforts to stop climate change how long will it take to see the changes? Dr Karl has a go at answering these and other science questions.
May 09, 2019
5 live Science
2922
Put on some safety goggles as Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team tackle the science questions you've been asking. Including: What do you do if you get pregnant in space? How do anti-depressants work? And how do we know how old planet earth is? Get the podcast from the BBC Sounds app.
May 04, 2019
5 live Science
2854
The hottest science news, stories and analysis with Dr Karl
May 02, 2019
The Naked Scientists
2888
Put on some safety goggles as Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team ignite your bunsen burners with the hottest science news stories, analysis and breakthroughs. This time, how cell transplants can boost wound and tissue repair, using caffeine to perk up solar panel performance, and energy efficient ways of cooking with a conscience.
Apr 28, 2019
5 live Science
2969
Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team tackle discoveries and oddities with a team of experts in a special live show recorded at the Edinburgh Science Festival.
Apr 21, 2019
Dr Karl
2917
5 live's science podcast, featuring Dr Karl from Up All Night.
Apr 18, 2019
5 live Science
2924
Dr Chris Smith & the team discuss cancer killing immune systems, sharks with cameras, and the Space Twins.
Apr 14, 2019
Dr Karl
2933
5 live's science podcast, featuring Dr Karl from Up All Night.
Apr 11, 2019
5 live Science - Your Science Questions Answered
2949
Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientists answer your science questions. Including: is the sugar in fruit better than that in a donut? How do reflective jackets work? And why do bright lights make some people sneeze? Get the podcast from the BBC Sounds app.
Apr 07, 2019
Dr Karl
2877
Rhod Sharp is joined by Dr Karl and oceanographer Dr Veronique Lago to answer questions.
Apr 04, 2019
5 live Science
2984
Dr Chris Smith and the team this week are sniffing out Parkinsons, travelling to Mars, and looking at the cutting edge of material science.
Mar 31, 2019
Dr Karl
2923
Dr Karl answers all your science questions with Rhod Sharp. This week discussing hurricanes, ageing and more.
Mar 28, 2019
5 live Science
2994
Chris Smith and Adam Murphy are in Paris for Hello Tomorrow Global Summit
Mar 24, 2019
Dr Karl
2918
Dr Karl joins Rhod to answer more of your science questions. Topics covered this week include the Spring Equinox, 5G radiation and green flashes in the sky at sunset.
Mar 21, 2019
5 live Science
2963
Chris Berrow and the Naked Science team talk about a new way of tackling prostate cancer, keeping fruit fresher for longer and how scientists deal with calculations involving massive numbers.
Mar 16, 2019
Dr Karl: Could all the wind turbines in the world slow the rotation of the earth, and how do you cure Dotun's sore throat?
2895
Could all the wind turbines in the world slow the rotation of the earth? Could sounds from the past be retrieved from solid objects... and how do you cure Dotun's sore throat?
Mar 14, 2019
Zoo & A
2917
Dr. Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team answer your animal questions.
Mar 10, 2019
Dr Karl
2900
The hottest science news, stories and analysis with Dr Karl
Mar 07, 2019
5 live Science
2993
Dr Chris Smith with the latest science news. Plus the science behind running a marathon.
Mar 04, 2019
Dr Karl
2882
It's time to welcome DR. KARL to the show and after two weeks in Antarctica, he's back on terra warma in Sydney. We ponder why a popped balloon breaks into three pieces and discuss Huygens' Pendulums.
Feb 28, 2019
5 live Science
2912
Dr. Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team with the hottest science news stories, analysis and breakthroughs. Plus a celebration of the 150th birthday of the Periodic Table.
Feb 24, 2019
5 live Science
2926
It's Valentine's week and love is in the air. So what else could the Naked Scientists be exploring but pain, dating and mind control?
Feb 17, 2019
Dr Karl in Antarctica
2866
Some people head to warm climes when they go away for a few days. Dr Karl does the opposite. This week he is in Antarctica to answer your science questions, and is joined by glaciologist Dr Ben Galton-Fenzi and station leader at Casey Station, Chris MacMillian.
Feb 14, 2019
5 Live Science
2974
5 live's science podcast, featuring Dr Karl, plus Dr Chris and Naked Scientists Chris Smith and Kat Arney with the hottest science news stories and analysis.
Feb 10, 2019
Dr Karl
2899
Dr Karl answers your science questions alongside special guest Professor Claire Collins.
Feb 07, 2019
5 live Science
2966
The Naked Scientists look at a new type of male contraceptive that can be reversed, and were recently discovered ancient javelins ever thrown?
Feb 03, 2019
Dr Karl
2923
Dr Karl joins Rhod Sharp to answer your questions. This week history of the galaxy, world weather including polar vortex and how to store paint pots.
Jan 31, 2019
Dr Karl
2827
Dr Karl joins Rhod to answer more of your science questions. Topics this week include climate change, planets and the energy expenditure of the common housefly.
Jan 24, 2019
5 live Science
2973
Dr. Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team with the week's science news, including: a way to turn cancer cells into fat cells, why coffee is at risk of extinction, and is the dark side of the moon really dark? Plus how microbes put food on our dinner plates.
Jan 20, 2019
Dr Karl
2898
Dr Karl answers your questions on glitter, super volcanoes and coconut oil.
Jan 17, 2019
5 live Science
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Dr. Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team with the latest science news. This week including the intelligent material that helps wounds heal, a phone app which detects drug overdoses, and how norovirus makes us unwell. Plus a look at how the human body regenerates itself, and why we get scars.
Jan 13, 2019
When legends collide: Rhod finally meets Dr Karl
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After 15 years of broadcasting together, Rhod Sharp and Dr Karl finally meet face to face during a special tour of the Royal Institution in London.
Jan 10, 2019
5 live Science
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Dr. Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team start the New Year with answers to more of your science questions.
Jan 06, 2019
Dr Karl
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Ultima Thule chat and why does it take meat longer to cool down than heat up? Also, is it true that pink salt is from the Himalayas?
Jan 03, 2019
Dr Karl
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Dr Karl answers your science questions
Dec 27, 2018
5 live Science - Christmas Survival Guide
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Dr. Chris Smith, Katie Haylor and the Naked Scientist team bring you a Christmas survival guide. Including the science of cooking the perfect turkey and roast potatoes, how much Christmas pudding would be enough to get you drunk, avoiding family festive feuds, and what makes the best worst cracker joke.
Dec 21, 2018
Dr Karl
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Science journalist, broadcaster and Up All Night regular Bianca Nogrady is joined by Professor of Astrophysics at Sydney University Geraint Lewis to answer your science and nature questions.
Dec 20, 2018
5 live Science
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Put on some safety goggles as Dr. Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team ignite your bunsen burners with the hottest science news stories, analysis and breakthroughs. Get the podcast from the BBC Sounds app.
Dec 16, 2018
Dr Karl
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Dr Karl answers your space questions and explains why the Moon has a dark side, why space is cold and talks driverless cars.
Dec 13, 2018
5 live Science
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Can we jet lag a cabbage? Does the surge in big internet data sharing bring big risks? Dr Chris Smith and the ‘Naked Scientists’ also discuss the microbial world and we go interstellar to infinity and beyond.
Dec 09, 2018
5 live Science
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The Naked Scientists explore modern and historic dentistry, the evolution of skin colour & an app that can tell you if you're anemic.
Dec 09, 2018
Dr Karl
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Dr Karl answers your questions on all things science.
Dec 06, 2018
5 live Science
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Put on some safety goggles as Dr. Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist answer your science questions. Featuring: Are plastics now in the fish we're eating? Can electrical devices affect your fertility? And will robots take over our jobs thanks to the development of artificial intelligence?
Dec 02, 2018
Dr Karl
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Dr Karl answers questions on movement in space and car headlights.
Nov 29, 2018
5 live Science
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Chris Smith and the science team answer your questions.
Nov 25, 2018
Dr Karl
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Dr Karl answers questions on rainbows
Nov 22, 2018
5 Live Science
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Blood tests that detect cancer, why the kilogram is changing, and a look at modern manufacturing
Nov 18, 2018
Dr Karl
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Dr Karl discusses the extraction of Geothermal energy.
Nov 15, 2018
5 live Science
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How being a morning person can reduce a risk of cancer, using drones and AI to check ocean health, and how science from WW1 is helping people with brain injuries today. Plus the science of samba, what makes a good dancer?
Nov 11, 2018
Dr Karl
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DR KARL discusses whether human saliva is a good cleaning agent? Also, are perpetual motion vehicles a realistic possibility and is thorium a cleaner alternative to nuclear power?
Nov 08, 2018
5 live Science
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The Naked Scientists answer your science questions, including whether science can help us quit our vices, do animals have accents, and how big can a planet get? Get the podcast from the BBC Sounds app.
Nov 04, 2018
Dr Karl
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Dr Rhod and Dr Karl answer your questions on the carbon cost of electric vehicles and space windmills.
Nov 01, 2018
The Naked Scientists: Georgia Mills has the latest from the world of science
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Georgia Mills from the Naked Scientists looks at what happens to fish when coral reefs die, how glowing lungs might help fight hospital infections, and catalysts - the invisible substances which help keep the world running.
Oct 28, 2018
Dr Karl
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While Dr Karl enjoys his holiday, Rhod is joined by science journalist and broadcaster Bianca Nogrady and Dr. Alice Williamson who is a chemist, lecturer and science communicator based at The University of Sydney. Topics include 3D photography, gluing magnets and the difference between male and female birds.
Oct 25, 2018
5 Live Science
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Georgia Mills and the team answer your questions
Oct 21, 2018
Dr Karl
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Rhod is joined by a couple of old hands who can answer your questions; namely freelance science journalist, broadcaster and author Bianca Nogrady and Dr Alice Williamson who is a chemist, lecturer and science communicator based at The University of Sydney
Oct 18, 2018
Dr Karl
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Dr Karl and his guests discuss diets and health.
Oct 11, 2018
5 live Science
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Chris Smith and the science team answer your questions
Oct 06, 2018
Dr Karl
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Dr Karl discusses the end of the world and convergent evolution.
Oct 04, 2018
5 live Science
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This week's science news with Dr Chris Smith and the 5 live Science Team.
Sep 30, 2018
Dr Karl and Dr Rhod wonder if water is blue, why from some angles glass looks green, & the benefits or otherwise of lightboxes
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Dr Karl and Dr Rhod describe whether water is blue, why from some angles glass looks green, and the benefits or otherwise of lightboxes
Sep 27, 2018
5 Live Science - Biomimicry
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The week’s science news including: a new device to measure your body clock, what chimps can tell us about teamwork, and how red alert signals spread through plants when something starts to eat them. Plus a look at biomimicry, and how scientists borrow from biology to look to the future.
Sep 16, 2018
Dr Karl
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Dr Karl joins Dr Rhod to answer more of your science questions. This weeks subjects include wildlife extinctions, tinnitus and hurricanes
Sep 13, 2018
Chris Smith and the team have answers to your recent questions
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This week Chris Smith and the 5 Live Science team are answering the questions you have been sending in for the past few weeks. Including: why has hay fever been so bad this year, what causes motion sickness, and what's the best way to deal with a jelly fish sting?
Sep 08, 2018
5 Live Science
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The Naked Scientists investigate an interesting ice cream flavour.
Sep 02, 2018
Dr Karl
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Dr Karl joins Dr Rhod to answer more of your science questions.
Aug 30, 2018
5 Live Science
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Join the Naked Scientists as they take a punt down the river Cam
Aug 26, 2018
Dr Karl
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Can science stop a hangover? And other listener questions.
Aug 23, 2018
5 live Science
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Let's join the NAKED SCIENTISTS to see what's been igniting their bunsen burners recently
Aug 18, 2018
Dr Karl
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Dr Karl joins Rhod to answer more of your science questions.
Aug 16, 2018
5 live Science
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Anti-obesity pill, a probe destined for the sun, and the medicinal side of cannabis
Aug 12, 2018
Dr Karl
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Dr Karl is back from his break and joins Rhod to answer more of your science questions.
Aug 09, 2018
5 live Science
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Chris Smith and the team look at growing lungs in a lab, hyperloops and how to keep elephants off farms.
Aug 05, 2018
5 live Science
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5 live Science meet a woman who made history 40 years ago simply by being born
Jul 29, 2018
Dr Karl
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While Dr Karl is away, Rhod is joined by science journalist and author Bianca Nogrady and Dr. Alice Williamson from the School of Chemistry at the University of Sydney.
Jul 26, 2018
5 live Science
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The latest science news featuring, a new type of painkiller that lasts 3 months, how cosmic rays can identify radioactive waste and a robot that can teach itself chemistry.
Jul 22, 2018
5 live Science
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Chris Smith and the Naked Scientists explore a surprising new way to fight cancer, a virtual cure for fear of heights and more.
Jul 15, 2018
Dr Karl
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In Dr Karl's absence Rhod is joined by science journalist and author Bianca Nogrady and Dr. Alice Williamson from the School of Chemistry at the University of Sydney.
Jul 12, 2018
5 live Science
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The Naked Scientists tackle your questions. They're asked if you can train your goldfish? Also, does light weigh anything?
Jul 08, 2018
Dr Karl
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Dr Karl answers your science questions.
Jul 05, 2018
Dr Karl
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Dr Karl answers your science questions including biomass, cancer cells and jet fuel.
Jun 28, 2018
5 live Science
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Does marriage affect your mortality rate and what 800 million tweets reveal about human moods? The 5 live Science Team investigate.
Jun 23, 2018
Dr Karl
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Dr Karl answers questions on the universe, plasma, 5G and much more.
Jun 21, 2018
5 live Science
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This week's science news with Dr Chris Smith and the 5 live Science Team.
Jun 17, 2018
Dr Karl
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Will we ever find life on other planets? Can Spiders have shells? And a jumping bean mystery. Dr Karl joins Dr Johnny to answer questions from curious callers.
Jun 14, 2018
5 live Science
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This week's science news with Dr Chris Smith and the 5 live Science Team
Jun 10, 2018
Dr Karl science phone-in
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Dr Karl answers your science questions and discusses cockroach milk,volcanic activity and coronal mass ejection.
Jun 07, 2018
5 live Science
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This week's science news, including: How a big circle of friends could help with dementia, an unusual picture of Pluto, and a new hair dye based on blackcurrants. Plus, allergies and how a team of scientists are curing people of previously lethal nut reactions.
Jun 03, 2018
Leaving Planet Earth
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Izzie Clarke from the Naked Scientists looks into the science of leaving planet Earth. She also experiences some of the g-forces that astronauts go through to get into orbit.
Jun 01, 2018
Dr. Karl
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How did Newton work out the weight of the Earth? How did Einstein predict that rays of light would be bent by the Sun? And do squirrels spontaneously combust. Dr Karl answers the questions of curious callers.
May 31, 2018
Dr Karl
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Dr Karl and Dr Rhod discuss your science questions, including how does Australia handle water shortages, is time variable, and why can one listener hear his neighbour's ultrasonic cat repellent device?
May 24, 2018
Water
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Chris Smith and the Naked Scientists with the week's science news including: a possible cure for the common cold, the latest on the climate crisis, and the science of snuggles. Plus a special look at water and making sure we don't run out.
May 20, 2018