Unexpected Elements

By BBC World Service

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Reviews: 3
Episodes: 216

Pookie
 Dec 3, 2018
Used to be good with different stories to other bbc sci podcasts. But now its just a repeat of Science in Action podcast followed by a repeat of Crowd Science podcast. Therefore now an absolutely pointless podcast.

JT
 Nov 22, 2018


 Nov 11, 2018

Description

The news you know, the science you don’t. Unexpected Elements looks beyond everyday narratives to discover a goldmine of scientific stories and connections from around the globe. From Afronauts, to why we argue, to a deep dive on animal lifespans: see the world in a new way.


Episode Date
Beyoncé, banjos and dancing chemistry
Apr 12, 2024
Unexpected elections
Apr 05, 2024
G.O.A.T
Mar 28, 2024
Ancient water, modern solutions
Mar 21, 2024
Fandom: The next generation
Mar 14, 2024
Unexpected Oscars
Mar 07, 2024
Leaping in Sync
Feb 29, 2024
Going the distance
Feb 22, 2024
Not so random acts of kindness
Feb 15, 2024
Deep in thought
Feb 08, 2024
How plankton made mountains
Feb 01, 2024
Populations of people, frogs and microbes
Jan 25, 2024
Rulers and the rules of ageing
Jan 18, 2024
Super corals and science diplomacy
Jan 11, 2024
Timing is everything
Jan 04, 2024
The Best of Unexpected Elements
Dec 28, 2023
A very dark day
Dec 21, 2023
An exploration of empathy
Dec 14, 2023
Boring science
Dec 07, 2023
Meetings with intelligent worms
Nov 30, 2023
All about cricket(s)
Nov 23, 2023
Why we need to talk toilets
Nov 16, 2023
Working 70 hours a week
Nov 09, 2023
Scary science
Nov 02, 2023
Fashion to dye for
Oct 26, 2023
Putting Madonna to the test
Oct 19, 2023
How bedbugs took over the world
Oct 12, 2023
Complete shutdown
Oct 05, 2023
How inflation affects the entire cosmos
Sep 28, 2023
Can technology read our mind?
Sep 21, 2023
Forgetful fish, telescopic worms and bad air days
Sep 14, 2023
Zombies, cows and coups
Sep 07, 2023
Protecting the Moon
Aug 31, 2023
The man who couldn’t lie
Aug 24, 2023
Corrupted thinking and cancerous co-option
Aug 17, 2023
Some of our universe is missing
Aug 10, 2023
The World Cup and hallucinogenic bananas
Aug 03, 2023
Password1234#Invisibility&Moonshot
Jul 27, 2023
Barbie in Space
Jul 20, 2023
Nato and the left-handed universe
Jul 13, 2023
Unexpected elements on the sea bed
Jul 06, 2023
Predictions from the sky and murderous fish
Jun 29, 2023
Hayfever, paleobotany and snot palaces
Jun 22, 2023
Wildfires and wild animals
Jun 15, 2023
Collapsing pensions and civilisations
Jun 08, 2023
Migrate ideas
Jun 01, 2023
Signals, seaweed and space
May 25, 2023
Co-operation and cohesion
May 18, 2023
Coronation exploration
May 11, 2023
Return of Cyclone Freddy
Mar 19, 2023
Human genome editing: Promise and Peril
Mar 12, 2023
Drought worsens in East Africa
Mar 05, 2023
Animals at the Wuhan Market
Feb 26, 2023
Cyclone Freddy batters Madagascar
Feb 26, 2023
CRISPR & bioethics
Feb 19, 2023
Turkey-Syria earthquake
Feb 11, 2023
Science on ice
Feb 05, 2023
Bird flu (H5N1) outbreak in mink
Jan 29, 2023
Climate science activism
Jan 22, 2023
Atmospheric rivers
Jan 15, 2023
One year on from the Tonga eruption
Jan 08, 2023
The James Webb Space Telescope - the first 6 months
Jan 01, 2023
Mosquito pesticide failing
Dec 25, 2022
Fusion milestone
Dec 18, 2022
Ancient warmth in Greenland
Dec 11, 2022
COVID spreads in China
Dec 04, 2022
A distant planet’s atmosphere
Nov 27, 2022
Online harassment of Covid scientists
Nov 20, 2022
Neurons that restore walking in paralysed patients
Nov 13, 2022
What peat can tell us about our future
Nov 06, 2022
Seismic events on Mars
Oct 30, 2022
The most powerful explosion ever recorded
Oct 23, 2022
Inserting human neurons into the brains of rats
Oct 16, 2022
Nobel Prize 2022: The science behind the winners
Oct 09, 2022
The final moments of DART
Oct 01, 2022
Should we mine the deep sea?
Sep 24, 2022
Science and the causes behind Pakistan’s floods
Sep 18, 2022
The genetics of human intelligence
Sep 11, 2022
The China Heatwave and the New Normal
Sep 04, 2022
Surprises from a Martian Lake Bed
Aug 28, 2022
Deadly drought
Aug 20, 2022
Icelandic volcano erupts again
Aug 14, 2022
Synthetic mouse embryos with brains and hearts
Aug 07, 2022
The first galaxies at the universe's dawn
Jul 30, 2022
Heat waves in the Northern Hemisphere
Jul 23, 2022
First images from the James Webb Space Telescope
Jul 16, 2022
Long Covid ‘brain fog’
Jul 11, 2022
Extreme heat death risk in Latin America
Jul 03, 2022
Monster microbe
Jun 26, 2022
Thirty years after the Earth Summit
Jun 19, 2022
Body scan reveals HIV's hideouts
Jun 11, 2022
Should we worry about the latest Omicron subvariants?
Jun 04, 2022
Heat death by volcano and other stories
May 29, 2022
Death in the rainforest
May 21, 2022
Portrait of the monster black hole at our galaxy’s heart
May 15, 2022
Mekong Delta will sink beneath the sea by 2100
May 08, 2022
The Indian subcontinent’s record-breaking heatwave
May 01, 2022
Climate techno-fix would worsen global malaria burden
Apr 24, 2022
How ‘magic mushroom’ chemical treats depression
Apr 17, 2022
Tsunami detective in Tonga
Apr 10, 2022
Radioactive Red Forest
Apr 03, 2022
Covid in the sewers
Mar 20, 2022
Why are Covid19 cases rising in Hong Kong?
Mar 13, 2022
Covid -19 origins
Mar 06, 2022
Reforming the 'China Initiative'
Feb 27, 2022
Bone repair from Covid-19 vaccine technology
Feb 20, 2022
Inside Wuhan's coronavirus lab
Feb 13, 2022
Identifying a more infectious HIV variant
Feb 06, 2022
The roots of Long Covid
Jan 30, 2022
Tonga eruption – how it happened
Jan 23, 2022
Have we got it wrong on Omicron?
Jan 16, 2022
CORBEVAX – A vaccine for the world?
Jan 09, 2022
Omicron – mild or monster?
Dec 26, 2021
Omicron’s rapid replication rate
Dec 19, 2021
Can the weather trigger a volcano?
Dec 12, 2021
Omicron, racism and trust
Dec 05, 2021
Deliberately doomed dart
Nov 28, 2021
The end for coal power?
Nov 21, 2021
Bambi got Covid
Nov 14, 2021
Jet fuel from thin air
Nov 07, 2021
Can we still avoid climate catastrophe?
Oct 31, 2021
Red blood cells’ surprising immune function
Oct 24, 2021
Wetlands under attack
Oct 15, 2021
Youngest rock samples from the moon
Oct 10, 2021
Drug resistant malaria found in East Africa
Oct 03, 2021
New evidence for SARS-CoV-2’s origin in bats
Sep 26, 2021
Ebola can remain dormant for five years
Sep 19, 2021
Keep most fossil fuel in ground to meet 1.5 degree goal
Sep 12, 2021
Methane - a climate solution?
Aug 15, 2021
Record-shattering weather
Aug 08, 2021
Insects in incredible detail
Jul 04, 2021
Nyiragongo Eruption
May 29, 2021
Robot revolution
May 23, 2021
Covid and clean air
May 16, 2021
Africa’s oldest burial
May 09, 2021
Uncovering history with Little Foot's skull
Mar 07, 2021
Waste not, want not
Feb 28, 2021
Weird weather
Feb 21, 2021
Perseverance approaches Mars
Feb 14, 2021
Mixing Covid vaccines
Feb 07, 2021
Saving the Northern White Rhino
Jan 24, 2021
Gravitational waves and black holes
Jan 17, 2021
New variants of SARS-Cov2
Jan 10, 2021
Coping with Covid
Jan 03, 2021
2021 the year of variants
Jan 02, 2021
A year with Covid -19
Dec 27, 2020
Covid -19 – Mutations are normal
Dec 20, 2020
The unchecked spread of Covid-19 in Manaus
Dec 13, 2020
Freak weather getting even freakier
Dec 08, 2020
Vaccines – the Covid confusion
Nov 29, 2020
Covid- 19 – Good news on immunity
Nov 22, 2020
Covid-19 defeats US Marines
Nov 15, 2020
Coronavirus spreads from mink to humans
Nov 08, 2020
Osiris Rex stows asteroid material
Nov 01, 2020
Nasa probe Osiris Rex lands on asteroid
Oct 25, 2020
Covid -19 mortality
Oct 18, 2020
Do Covid–19 mutations matter?
Oct 11, 2020
Are children the biggest Covid-19 spreaders?
Oct 04, 2020
Why Covid -19 vaccines may not stop transmission
Sep 27, 2020
Malaria resistance breakthrough
Sep 20, 2020
Covid -19 science versus politics
Sep 13, 2020
Nyiragongo - is Goma under threat?
Sep 06, 2020
Covid-19 Therapy Controversy
Aug 29, 2020
Trouble in Greenland
Aug 23, 2020
Putin’s Covid-19 vaccine
Aug 16, 2020
Counting the heat health threat from climate change
Aug 09, 2020
NASA rover heads for Mars ancient lake
Aug 02, 2020
Making a Covid-19 vaccine for two billion people
Jul 26, 2020
How long do Covid-19 antibodies last?
Jul 18, 2020
Rwanda’s game changing coronavirus test
Jul 11, 2020
Covid-19 and children
Jul 05, 2020
Record high temperatures – in the Arctic
Jun 28, 2020
Covid -19 hope for severe cases
Jun 21, 2020
Food security, locusts and Covid -19
Jun 14, 2020
The medical complexity of Covid -19
Jun 07, 2020
Brazil’s Covid chaos
May 31, 2020
Loosening lockdown
May 17, 2020
Covid -19 new hope from blood tests
May 10, 2020
Ebola drug offers hope for Covid-19
May 03, 2020
Presidents and pandemics
Apr 26, 2020
Italy, getting Covid 19 under control
Apr 19, 2020
The impossibility of social distancing and even handwashing in crowded refugee camps
Apr 12, 2020
Covid 19 – The fightback in Africa begins
Apr 05, 2020
The science of social distancing
Mar 29, 2020
Covid -19, are you carrying the virus?
Mar 22, 2020
Covid -19 how infectious is it really?
Mar 15, 2020
Australia’s fires - fuelled by climate change
Mar 08, 2020
Tracking coronavirus spread
Mar 01, 2020
Monitoring Covid-19, harvests and space junk
Feb 23, 2020
CoVid-19: Mapping the outbreak
Feb 16, 2020
Coronavirus, prospects for treatment?
Feb 09, 2020
Understanding the Wuhan coronavirus
Feb 02, 2020
Wuhan Coronavirus
Jan 26, 2020
Mount Taal volcano
Jan 19, 2020
Australia’s extreme fire season
Jan 12, 2020
Adapting California
Jan 05, 2020
Gaming climate change
Dec 29, 2019
Understanding the Anak Krakatau eruption
Dec 22, 2019
White Island volcano eruption
Dec 15, 2019
CRISPR babies scandal – more details
Dec 08, 2019
New Malaria target
Dec 02, 2019
Politics and Amazonia’s fires
Nov 24, 2019
Australia burning
Nov 17, 2019
Climate in crisis
Nov 10, 2019
Wildfires and winds in California
Nov 03, 2019
Is quantum supremacy ‘garbage’?
Oct 27, 2019
Malaria, origins and a potential new treatment
Oct 20, 2019
From batteries to distant worlds
Oct 13, 2019
Global climate inaction
Sep 29, 2019
South East Asia choking - again
Sep 25, 2019
Embryoids from stem cells
Sep 15, 2019
New evidence of nuclear reactor explosion
Sep 07, 2019
Nanotube computer says hello
Aug 31, 2019
Amazonian fires likely to worsen
Aug 24, 2019
Cracking the case of the Krakatoa volcano collapse
Aug 18, 2019
The birth of a new volcano
May 26, 2019