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English, Sciences, 1 season, 1072 episodes, 6 days, 6 hours, 43 minutes
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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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Artificial platelets, Bonobos and a tribute to Peter Higgs

Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team present the latest science news, analysis and breakthroughs. In this week's episode….Scientists invent artificial platelets to help us clot blood better, why it might be time to reappraise the peace loving nature of Bonobos, why the moon apparently turned itself inside out in the past. Plus as a special tribute to the revered British Scientist Peter Higgs who died this week aged 94, his friend Lyn Evans tells us about the 40 year search for the Higgs boson particle that provides some answers to life, the universe and everything…Get the podcast from the BBC Sounds app.
4/14/202451 minutes
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Belly fat, BRCA gene and synthetic opioids

Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team present the latest science news, analysis and breakthroughs, In this week's episode we discuss why our belly fat could be key to helping people with spinal injuries, a breakthrough in understanding why the BRCA genes lead to breast cancer in some people and we look at the new breed of synthetic opioids making their way on to the streets of Britain, and find out why they’re so deadly. Get the podcast from the BBC Sounds app.
4/7/202443 minutes, 44 seconds
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5live science 31/03/24

Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team present the latest science news, analysis and breakthroughs.
3/31/202452 minutes, 6 seconds
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Why whooping cough cases are surging and looking for life on Europa

Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientists look at what's behind a spike in whooping cough cases occurring across the UK and Europe.
3/24/202453 minutes, 44 seconds
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COVID-19, 4 years on.

Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team present the latest science news, analysis and breakthroughs, In this week's episode……four years after they declared COVID 19 a global pandemic, we speak to the World Health Organization to get their recollections and perspectives. A surprising finding about the particles shed from the brake pads on our cars, we look back at the remarkable life of Paul Alexander, the man in the iron lung, who’s died aged 78. And we look at the long term effects of COVID 19.Get the podcast from the BBC Sounds app.
3/15/202452 minutes, 2 seconds
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Cyber Crimes in Cyber Times

Off the back of cyber-attacks on the British Library and Cambridge University, Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist look at the how they happen, who is responsible, and how can we protect against them. Plus the team find out why a gene might be responsible for a Labrador's weight, how early springs are affecting migratory birds, and hear from the Cambridge team who have found the oldest known dead galaxy in the universe.
3/10/202453 minutes, 1 second
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The gene that turns Labradors into gluttons, migratory birds and the oldest known dead galaxy.

The team discuss the gene that turns Labradors into gluttons, migratory birds and the oldest known dead galaxy.
3/10/202452 minutes, 27 seconds
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Lithium batteries, human tails and the science behind potholes

Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team present the latest science news, analysis and breakthroughs, In this week's episode……as the UK re-joins the EU horizon research programme we hear from the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology on what she sees as the main benefit from this new deal. Also, scientists discover a way to get lithium batteries charging faster and performing better in the cold, and how and why did we humans lose our tails back in history? Plus we’re looking into potholes, what’s causing them and the research drive to try and fix them permanently. Get the podcast from the BBC Sounds app.
3/3/202452 minutes, 54 seconds
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Whale songs, fake fossils and "Forever Chemicals"

Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team present the latest science news, analysis and breakthroughs, In this week's episode...scientists unveil prehistoric cases of Down’s syndrome, but how did they find them? How whales really produce whale songs and the famous fake fossil that foxed palaeontologists for the best part of a century. Plus we’re taking a look at the so called “Forever Chemicals”…what are they? And how they might be damaging for us and the environment. Get the podcast from the BBC Sounds app.
2/25/202452 minutes, 41 seconds
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Dengue fever, sense of humour and fish skin

Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team present the latest science news, analysis and breakthroughs, In this week's episode...a huge outbreak of dengue fever in Brazil so should we be worried here in Europe? Also scientists discover the types of microbe that drive the decomposition of animal flesh and they do it in a pretty gruesome way. And where do we get our sense of humour from? Plus we find out how fish skin is fighting infection on the battlefield and take a look at the origins of medics in conflicts. Get the podcast from the BBC Sounds app.
2/18/202453 minutes, 57 seconds
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Blueberries, cancer waiting lists and assisted dying

Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team present the latest science news, analysis and breakthroughs, In this week's episode... why cancer waiting lists have lengthened and the importance of catching the disease early? Also how pollution is blinding insects to plants they might want to pollinate? And how do blueberries come by their colour? It’s not as simple as it sounds, squash one and you’ll see they are not blue inside. Plus we’re looking at the debate at around assisted dying after Dame Esther Rantzen told the BBC she’s decided to join an assisted dying clinic in Switzerland. Get the podcast from the BBC Sounds app.
2/11/202453 minutes, 33 seconds
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Elon Musk's brain implants and the science of shipping

Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team present the latest science news, analysis and breakthroughs, In this week's episode...a human receives one of Elon Musk’s brain implants, but why? Also scientists unlock part of the puzzle of why fasting can cut inflammation and slow down the gaining process, and a brief history of spine – we explore a new exhibition on vertebrates. Plus The science of shipping – we go to sea on a ship of the future to hear how the industry is trying to cut it’s carbon footprint. Get the podcast from the BBC Sounds app.
2/4/202452 minutes, 37 seconds
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Retinas, biological cells and pond skater insects.

Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team present the latest science news, analysis and breakthroughs, In this week's episode...what the structure of your retina reveals about your risk of developing a range of different diseases, have we finally cracked how the first biological cells appeared 4 billions years ago? And how pond skater insects survive potentially lethal run-ins with large raindrops. Plus we’re continuing our “Titans of Science” series, this week we interviewing Wales former Chief Scientist and Alzheimer's guru, Julie Williams. Get the podcast from the BBC Sounds app.
1/28/202452 minutes, 8 seconds
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The Black Death, wine measures and pot holes

Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team present the latest science news, analysis and breakthroughs, In this week's episode...did the black death really kill so many in Europe that if left an indelible mark in the population’s DNA? New research suggests that might be a myth. Also could smaller wine measures in pubs help to tackle our unhealthy relationship with alcohol and later on, the Cambridge engineers who are using science to plug the gaps in the UK pot-holed roads. Plus we continue our Titans of Science series, this week featuring the cosmologist, astrophysicist and member of the House of Lords, Martin Rees. Get the podcast from the BBC Sounds app.
1/21/202453 minutes, 8 seconds
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Titans of Science: Professor Deborah Prentice

Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team present the latest science news, analysis and breakthroughs, In this week's episode...why a dose of old drugs might be a new way to beat depression. With many countries gearing up for general elections in the year ahead, why AI generated deepfakes have got politicians very worried. We look back at the life of the pioneering British transplant surgeon, Professor Sir Roy Calne and we continue our Titans of Science series with the psychologist and new Vice Chancellor of Cambridge University – Professor Deborah Prentice.Get the podcast from the BBC Sounds app.
1/14/202452 minutes, 12 seconds
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Measles, Terror Chatbots and the Microbiome

Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientists investigate why the world is seeing a surge of measles, look into how Japan prepares for earthquakes, asks if AI glorifies terrorism, and whether space junk is worth recycling. Plus they delve into the microbiome including how a "transpoosion" can reverse antibiotic resistance.
1/7/202452 minutes, 38 seconds
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Quantum Leap

Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team present the latest science news, analysis and breakthroughs.This week, Chris Smith and Will Tingle look back on some of 2023’s most important scientific discoveries and ponder what we should expect in 2024.Get the podcast from the BBC Sounds app.
12/31/202352 minutes, 33 seconds
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Christmas science stories and computer games

Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team present a special ChristmasThe science of champagne, a look at the light hearted stories from the Christmas edition of the British Medical Journal, and the 150 million year old marine reptile with a slot on prime time Christmas TV. Plus a look at some of the best computer games you can play across Christmas.Get the podcast from the BBC Sounds app.
12/24/202352 minutes, 5 seconds
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Titans of Science: Chris Hadfield

Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team present the latest science news, analysis and breakthroughs.In today’s programme: Nausea in pregnancy, scientists have solved why it happens and what we can do about it. Also, COP28 is over, but what was actually achieved And what science is revealing about the methods of great artists like Rembrandt. Plus Titans of Science returns, talking to leading scientists around the world, and today’s relaunch features former astronaut and commander of the International Space station, Chris Hadfield.
12/17/202352 minutes, 45 seconds
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Covid Inquiry, fossilised trees in the Fens, and getting Britons moving

James Tytko and the Naked Scientist team present the latest science news, analysis and breakthroughs.This week Boris Johnson gives evidence to the UK Covid Inquiry, the farmers digging up 5000 year old trees on the Fens, a new drug to prevent fentanyl overdose, and how to confront the UK’s activity crisis.Get the podcast from the BBC Sounds app.
12/10/202352 minutes, 47 seconds
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COP28, swine flu, Bennu asteroid and digital twins.

Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team present the latest science news, analysis and breakthroughs, In this week's episode... what’s on the agenda for the COP28 climate summit? What do we know about the new strain of swine flu found in North Yorkshire? Samples from the Bennu asteroid arrive in the UK, we talk to the scientist who just got her hands on some. As technology advances, how can we all save time and money by having a digital twin?Get the podcast from the BBC Sounds app.
12/3/202351 minutes, 52 seconds
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Cyber attacks, red wine headaches and Parkinson’s disease

Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team present the latest science news, analysis and breakthroughs, In this week's episode... a damning indictment of our politician’s grasp of science emerges from the COVID enquiry. We’ll ask who is behind the high-profile cyber attacks on the British Library and how researchers got to the bottom of why some of us get red wine headaches. Plus we find out what it’s like to live with Parkinson’s disease and what is science revealing about why it happens and what we can do to make life more bearable. Get the podcast from the BBC Sounds app.
11/26/202352 minutes, 15 seconds
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Chickenpox, Champion Jockeys and Light Speed

Will Tingle and the Naked Scientist team present the latest science news, analysis and breakthroughs. This week, the decision to give chickenpox vaccines to kids: what changed medics' minds? Also, spinal injuries, the building blocks of life and why the universe has a speed limit. Get the podcast from the BBC Sounds app.
11/19/202327 minutes, 40 seconds
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Anastrozole, COP 28, hedgehogs and the James Webb space telescope

Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team present the latest science news, analysis and breakthroughs. In this week's episode, the drug Anastrozole can prevent thousands of cases of breast cancer among older women, but at what cost? Climate change expert Mark Maslin on what we need to know about the forthcoming COP 28 summit that’s going to kick off soon in Dubai. How the UK’s hedgehogs have been going through something of a rough patch recently. Plus we’ll take a look at what the James Webb space telescope has been teaching us. Get the podcast from the BBC Sounds app.
11/12/202352 minutes
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Winter flu, AI Summit, Cockney accent and the COVID enquiry

Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team present the latest science news, analysis and breakthroughs, In this week's episode... Winter flu season hits the northern hemisphere but how are scientists trying to stay one step ahead of the virus, we’ll be unpacking the Artificial Intelligence summit that’s been happening at historic Bletchley Park and we’ll be finding out why the world famous cockney accent is dying out among the young in the Southeast of England. Plus as the ongoing COVID enquiry lays bare the mistakes been made during the pandemic, we speak to experts on how we can be better prepared for the next one. Get the podcast from the BBC Sounds app.
11/5/202353 minutes, 6 seconds
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Long COVID, Hurricanes and "Spooky" Organisms.

Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team present the latest science news, analysis and breakthroughs. In this week's episode...there’s new analysis on the prevalence of long covid, how widespread is it? Could climate change be making hurricanes in the Atlantic stronger? And as we are in the middle of the spookiest time of year is it time to reappraise the benefits of a few organisms that are considered gross, dangerous and scary. Get the podcast from the BBC Sounds app.
10/29/202352 minutes, 34 seconds
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Mouthguard technology, space junk and Is it time to stop changing the clocks?

Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team present the latest science news, analysis and breakthroughs. In this week's episode...the mouthguard technology that is helping tackle head knocks in sport. We’ll assess the impact that space junk is having on our atmosphere. It’s that time of year again. As many parts of the world prepare to change their clocks, we’ll examine the case for doing away with the practice altogether. Get the podcast from the BBC Sounds app.
10/22/202352 minutes, 33 seconds
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Titans of Science: Dame Sally Davies

Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team present the latest science news, analysis and breakthroughs. In this week's episode...the rise of the bed bugs, leading bed bug expert James Logan tells us all we need to know, could genetically modified pig kidneys soon be transplanted into the humans? The clinical trial ixs now awaiting approval. And why it might be time for us to reappraise the impact of the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic. Plus in our Titans of Science series, we hear from England’s former chief medical officer Dame Sally Davies on her career in the top job and the antibiotic apocalypse that she’s made it her mission to combat. Get the podcast from the BBC Sounds app.
10/15/202352 minutes, 34 seconds
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New malaria vaccine, radioactive water and Lord Robert Winston

Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team present the latest science news, analysis and breakthroughs. In this week's episode...Will a new vaccine help to turn the tide against malaria? As Japan releases radioactive water into the sea from Fukushima, should we be worried? What and who have won Nobel prizes this year? And why a lion’s roar isn’t the most feared sound on the South African Savanna. Plus in our Titans of Science series, we talk to Lord Robert Winston, the pioneer of IVF treatment. Get the podcast from the BBC Sounds app.
10/8/202352 minutes, 59 seconds
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Covid vaccine for all variants, and Anthony Fauci in conversation

Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team present the latest science news, analysis and breakthroughs. In this week's episode... we discuss a future proof Covid jab that combats variants that don’t even exist yet, signs that antimatter does obey the rules of gravity and why one doomsday scenario is predicting we’re all going to wiped out in 250 million years’ time when plate tectonics give us a new super continent. Plus in our Titans of Science series, we talk to former Chief Medical Advisor to the White House, Dr Anthony Fauci, about what It was like working with Donald Trump across Covid and his handling of the first cases of HIV in the USA back in the 1980s. Get the podcast from the BBC Sounds app.
10/1/202352 minutes, 39 seconds
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Spinal cord injury treatments, red fire ants and asteroid samples.

Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team present the latest science news, analysis and breakthroughs. In this week's episode... A breakthrough in treating spinal cord injuries, worrying news about red fire ants in Sicily, we look at what it means for us in the UK and NASA is sending a sample of an asteroid back to Earth - it arrives this weekend - find out what scientists are hoping to learn. Get the podcast from the BBC Sounds app.
9/24/202327 minutes, 41 seconds
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Titans of Science: Helen Sharman (Part 2)

Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team present the latest science news, analysis and breakthroughs. In this week's episode...After a rise in Covid cases across the country, we try to find out when exactly are people infectious? The potential ban on single use vapes and farewell to Dolly's father, we look at the legacy of Ian Wilmut, who cloned the world's most famous sheep. Plus in our new Titans of Science series, we continue with part 2 of our interview with Helen Sharman, the first Britain in space, we find out what day to day life was like on the Mir Space Station. Get the podcast from the BBC Sounds app.
9/17/202352 minutes, 20 seconds
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Titans of Science: Helen Sharman

James Tytko, Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team present the latest science news, analysis and breakthroughs. In this week’s episode….Can civil engineers help rescue UK’s Schools and hospitals? We’ll be hearing about a new initiative that is hoping to improve the treatment of Sepsis, and how the scent of ancient Egypt has been replicated in a Danish museum. And in our new series Titans of Science, Chris Smith chats to Helen Sharman, the first Britain in space, about her life from her childhood in Sheffield to becoming a the first Western-European to visit space. Get the podcast from the BBC Sounds app.
9/10/202352 minutes, 6 seconds
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Eating well without compromising on taste

James Tytko, Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team present the latest science news, analysis and breakthroughs. London’s latest ULEZ expansion - will it make much difference to air quality? The concerning impacts of poaching, and not just to endangered species. And Dr Chris Smith takes on a summer cooking challenge in the name of eating well without compromising on taste. Get the podcast from the BBC Sounds app.
9/3/202352 minutes, 50 seconds
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India Land on the Moon

Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team present the latest science news, analysis and breakthroughs. In today’s programme: a leading authority on serial killers examines Lucy Letby’s motives and how we prevent a repeat. And DJ Chris Evans reveals he has melanoma, but what exactly is it? Plus: India becomes only the fourth country in history to land a spacecraft on the Moon. We find out how much we really know about the brightest object in our night sky.
8/27/202352 minutes, 50 seconds
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The real Oppenheimer

Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientists with science news stories and analysis. Including how Artificial Intelligence might influence elections in the future and how brain structure affects the likelihood that teens take up smoking Plus following the release of the Hollywood blockbuster Oppenheimer, an inside look at the reality of the atom bomb.
8/20/202353 minutes, 17 seconds
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Q&A

Chris Smith and the panel are answering the science questions you've been sending in, including: Is the universe mainly empty space, can you really win the lottery every week, and where does curry really come from. Plus our quiz that you can play along with at home.
8/6/202352 minutes, 57 seconds
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Artificial Intelligence

Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team present the latest science news, analysis and breakthroughs. In today’s programme: Sweltering temperatures wreak havoc across Europe and North America; Have aliens crash landed on Mars; and the Cambridge scientist who wants to create the largest ever DNA and health research programme for children and young people. Plus we look at Artificial Intelligence - what can this emerging technology really do for us?
7/30/202353 minutes, 9 seconds
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Tackling Depression

Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team present the latest science news, analysis and breakthroughs. In today’s programme: a breakthrough in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease; warnings we might be on the brink of a measles outbreak in London; and why algae might help vegans with their vitamins. Plus we look at what depression is, and how we can help to manage the condition. For support on topics covered in this programme, you can get details of organisations within the UK by visiting the BBC Actionline website. bbc.co.uk/actionline
7/23/202352 minutes, 54 seconds
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Protecting the Oceans

Chris Berrow and the Naked Scientist team present the week's science news. In today’s programme we look at the heatwaves sweeping across Europe; how babies in the womb use a “greedy” gene to get more food from mum; and why do tennis players take so long to choose a ball to serve with? Plus we look at some of the ways scientists are trying to protect our planet’s oceans.
7/14/202352 minutes, 44 seconds
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We answer your questions

Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team present the latest science news, analysis and breakthroughs. In today’s programme - your questions go under the microscope: including why don’t whales and dolphins drown when they go to sleep? Is it true that a fungus from a nuclear reactor can help patients undergoing radiotherapy?And do magnets around your water pipes prevent limescale building up? Plus, when the whistle goes for half time, we’ll have a quiz for you to have a go at too! Get the podcast from the BBC Sounds app.
7/9/202352 minutes, 18 seconds
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Light Pollution

Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team present the latest science news, analysis and breakthroughs. In today’s programme: How an artificial-intelligence technology from Cambridge is helping cut cancer treatment waiting times. We also hear how the James Webb Space Telescope is shedding new light on the chemical building blocks of life, the universe and everything. Plus heat-resistant drones that can fly into burning buildings to track down survivors. And this week, light pollution goes under our spotlight.
7/2/202353 minutes, 40 seconds
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Titan sub and an HIV vaccine

Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team present the latest science news, analysis and breakthroughs. In today's programme: The missing Titan sub might have imploded - we look at the conditions that the vehicle - and would be rescuers - were having to work with 4km down. Also, we discuss the telescope heading for space to shed new light on dark energy. Plus, 40 years on since the identification of HIV we look at where this virus came from, and how far away we are from an effective vaccine. Get the podcast from the BBC Sounds app.
6/25/202353 minutes, 27 seconds
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UFOs - What do we know?

Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team present the latest science news, analysis and breakthroughs. In today's programme: As NASA meet to investigate U-F-O’s and whistle-blowers claim countries have been stashing alien spacecraft for decades, we’ll be asking what do we know about Unidentified Flying Objects? Plus we ask how solar power stations in space would work? And we find out more about the fish that fight infection by swimming to warmer waters. Get the podcast from the BBC Sounds app.
6/18/202352 minutes, 49 seconds
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Fossils - why there is so much excitement at the moment?

Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team present the latest science news, analysis and breakthroughs. In today’s programme: we look at the enquiry into the Covid-19 pandemic, what is it hoping to achieve? and how an AI is writing its own computer code, speeding up the Internet. Plus fossils - why there is so much excitement in this field at the moment? Get the podcast from the BBC Sounds app.
6/11/202352 minutes, 56 seconds
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Alleviating Allergies

Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team present the latest science news, analysis and breakthroughs. In today’s programme: are ecstasy and LSD set to become new treatments for depression? Who’s chattier in their first year of life, boys or girls? and We look at what allergies are, and how we can help fight against them. Get the podcast from the BBC Sounds app.
6/4/202353 minutes, 5 seconds
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Memory, mosquitos and mowing the lawn

Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team present the latest science news, analysis and breakthroughs. In today’s programme: What attracts mosquitoes to some people but not others? Grow not mow: why one Cambridge college has broken hundreds of years of tradition, and decided not to mow their lawn. And we look at the science of memory. What is it, and how can we improve our own memories? New episodes released weekly. If you're in the UK, for more BBC podcasts listen on BBC Sounds: bbc.in/3UjecF5
5/28/202352 minutes, 58 seconds
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Your questions answered

Chris Smith and the panel are answering the questions you've been sending in over the past few weeks. New episodes released weekly. If you're in the UK, for more BBC podcasts listen on BBC Sounds: bbc.in/3UjecF5
5/21/202352 minutes, 11 seconds
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Singing fish and building better batteries

Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team present the latest science news, analysis and breakthroughs. In today’s programme: A breakthrough in the treatment of pancreatic cancer, and the fish that communicate by singing. Plus we’re looking at improvements that are being made when building batteries, and asking: is the prospect of electric airliners about to take off?
5/14/202352 minutes, 4 seconds
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Sport and concussion injuries

Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team present the latest science news, analysis and breakthroughs. In today’s programme: What should we make of claims that China is building super weapons to hack and hijack US satellites? We also hear from the couple who have discovered one of the world's most important fossil deposits, almost on our own doorstep! Plus ... we investigate the link between sport and concussion injuries. New episodes released weekly. If you're in the UK, for more BBC podcasts listen on BBC Sounds: bbc.in/3UjecF5
5/7/202352 minutes, 59 seconds
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Obesity

Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team present the latest science news, analysis and breakthroughs. In this week's episode: we speak to the team that think they’re close to cracking the male contraceptive pill. And the WHO announce their big vaccine catch-up: to protect the millions of children worldwide who’s routine vaccinations have been disrupted by Covid. Plus, living with obesity is one of the biggest health challenges we face in the future, so we look at what’s being done about the problem. New episodes released weekly. If you're in the UK, for more BBC podcasts listen on BBC Sounds: bbc.in/3UjecF5
4/28/202352 minutes, 47 seconds
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Black Holes and the Dark Side of the Moon

Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team present the latest science news, analysis and breakthroughs. In today’s programme: Scientists test out a new universal flu vaccine that fights all flus and last for several years. And why Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon might hold the melodic key to the ultimate night's sleep. Plus, what are black holes and what would happen if you were to fall into one?!
4/23/202353 minutes, 22 seconds
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What is Pain?

Chris Berrow presents 5 Live Science this week, looking at the future of solar power, why some people are sensitive to magnetic fields, and the scientists studying bird poo! Plus, what exactly is pain, and what happens when you can’t control the amount of pain you're in?
4/16/202352 minutes, 33 seconds
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Is There Anybody Out There?

Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team present the latest science news, analysis and breakthroughs. In today’s programme: Nearly 2000 tech experts and scientists are calling for a halt to AI research: we talk to one of them. And “simply inexcusable”: the words of the World Health Organisation as it condemns China’s failure to share key Covid data from the beginning of the pandemic. Plus we’re asking, “is there anybody out there?” - how likely it is we’re alone in this Universe?
4/9/202352 minutes, 52 seconds
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Dinosaur faces, laughing gas, and repairing broken gadgets

Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team present the latest science news, analysis and breakthroughs. In today’s programme: Why we might need to re-draw dinosaur faces: it turns out T Rex had lips - how did we miss that? Also, as the UK government moves to make laughing gas illegal we look at how it works and why they’re doing this. Plus these days nothing seems to be repairable - it’s almost as if manufacturers don’t want you to fix a broken gadget and instead buy a new one. We find out why that might be.
4/2/202343 minutes, 16 seconds
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The High Seas Treaty

Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team present the latest science news, analysis and breakthroughs. In today’s programme: how scientists are making measuring animal welfare a top priority on farms, and why superglue might be the key to superior plastic recycling. Plus we dive into the high seas treaty: the ambitious plan to protect 30% of the world’s oceans by 2030.
3/26/202352 minutes, 38 seconds
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Recharging In Nature

Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team present the latest science news, analysis and breakthroughs. This week: How doctors in the US have “cured” a woman with HIV. Does Venus have volcanoes? Re-examining 30 year old probe footage has got scientists wondering. Plus we look at the value of national parks to our wellbeing, and the new project to make it easier to recharge not just your mental batteries but also your electric car in remote parts of the country.
3/19/202352 minutes, 20 seconds
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Q&A: Ask Us Anything

Dr Chris Smith is joined by a space scientist, a geologist, a psychologist and a linguist to answer some of the science questions you've been sending to the 5 Live Science team. To ask a question for a future edition, email [email protected]
3/12/202351 minutes, 40 seconds
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What can the Earth tell us about itself?

Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team present the latest science news, analysis and breakthroughs. In today’s programme we look at how taking a daily brisk walk could take 25% off your mortality rate. The northern - and southern - lights and why they’ve been so pronounced of late? And have scientists discovered the world’s first Roman sex toy? Plus we look at the science of tectonics and ask, what can the Earth tell us about itself?
3/5/202353 minutes, 18 seconds
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Male Pill, Invisible Shrimp, & Fusion Power in Future?

Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team present the latest science news, analysis and breakthroughs. This week: the likelihood of commercial fusion power by 2040, male contraceptive pills, how shrimp use a trick of the light to disappear, and when our European ancestors first armed themselves with bows and arrows
2/26/202352 minutes, 52 seconds
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Gene therapy, the world's biggest penguin, and the threat from bird flu

We explore how the gene therapy worked to save the life of 19 month old MLD victim Teddi Shaw, hear about a new system to make seeds sow themselves, meet the world's biggest fossil penguin, and size up the threat from bird flu...
2/19/202352 minutes, 37 seconds
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Quakes, bad indoor air, and will we be eating bacteria in future?

Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team present the latest science news, analysis and breakthroughs. Why Turkey can expect aftershocks for up to a year, as we examine the science behind this week's massive earthquake. Plus encrypted letters from Mary Queen of Scots decoded, efforts to drive up indoor air standards, and the revolutions in farming and food production to make food cheaper.
2/12/202352 minutes, 51 seconds
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Transplanted brains, sugar taxes and satellites

Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team present the latest science news, analysis and breakthroughs. This week: Human brain tissue transplants wire themselves into rat brains, signs sugar taxes cut obesity, and the science of satellites, including the company planning to forge new metals in orbit.
2/5/202353 minutes, 21 seconds
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Can a chatbot be a good broadcaster?

Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team present the latest science news, analysis and breakthroughs. In today’s programme: is paying people to switch off their electricity the right strategy? We hear about bacteria that can eat ocean plastic. And find out more about the spiders that can grow back their limbs! Plus we find out if an AI chatbot is any good as a broadcaster.
1/29/202353 minutes, 17 seconds
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History of Booze

Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team present the latest science news, analysis and breakthroughs. In this week's programme: How hair follicles might hold the key to reversing scars, but not just in skin: in hearts and other organs too; scientists crack how to grow new brain cells in the laboratory dish; and what a mutant from millions of years ago is revealing about how ancient animals mated. As many of us are taking part in Dry January, we look at the history of booze.
1/22/202350 minutes, 56 seconds
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All aboard 'Boaty McBoatface'

Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team present the latest science news, analysis and breakthroughs. This week we discover a breakthrough in treating type 2 diabetes, and find out why the Virgin Orbital launch failed earlier this week Plus, we look at microplastics and the oceans at large as we go aboard the ocean research vessel the RRS Sir David Attenborough, which could have originally been named 'Boaty McBoatface', as they prepare to set sail for the Antarctic. And we discover how the Boaty McBoatface name lives on through one of the research submarines that is deployed on board the ship.
1/15/202351 minutes, 18 seconds
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New Year's Q&A

Dr Chris Smith and a panel of experts answer your science questions for the New Year, including: how starts burn for millions of years? How do you create a nation of mathematicians? And how can misinformation change the shapes of our brains?
1/8/202351 minutes, 18 seconds
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The Best Of 5 Live Science 2022

This week, we bring you the best of 5 Live Science from the year just gone, including the James Webb Space Telescope, clocks so accurate they can tell the time difference between your head and your feet, and science proves that teenagers tune out to their parents' voices!
1/1/202351 minutes, 30 seconds
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The Science of Magnetism

Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team present the latest science news, analysis and breakthroughs. In today’s programme: A breakthrough in nuclear fusion: what’s happened and what does this mean in practical terms? A new way to stop your glasses fogging up during this cold snap. Plus why are scientists so attracted to the topic of magnetism?
12/18/202251 minutes, 15 seconds
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8 billion people and counting

Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team present the latest science news, analysis and breakthroughs. In today’s programme: The old liver drug that turns out also to be able to prevent Covid-19 infection and the Artificial Intelligence systems that pass the Turing Test and can write their own computer programs. Plus, the 8 billionth person was born last month, so we ask - how many people can the planet really support?
12/11/202250 minutes, 41 seconds
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5 live Science

Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientists with the latest science news and analysis.
12/4/202252 minutes, 22 seconds
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Putting tuberculosis under the microscope

James Tytko, Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team present the latest science news, analysis and breakthroughs. This week: A new rapid way to tell heart failure from a chest infection - just with a sample of breath. How the perseverance rover is getting on looking for life on Mars. And the imperceptible sounds in music that make people want to dance. Plus... we’re putting TB - tuberculosis - under the microscope to hear why as many as one person in 3 are still being infected by a disease that’s been with us for thousands of years.
11/27/202251 minutes, 14 seconds
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Your questions answered, including: how do black holes work?

Dr Chris Smith and a panel of experts answer your science questions. Including: why the Neanderthal in us might alter our susceptibility to Covid 19, how black holes work, and why do we run a temperature when we get ill?
11/20/202250 minutes, 42 seconds
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Long Covid

Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team present the latest science news, analysis and breakthroughs. This week: How researchers are growing new blood in the lab, and the scientists planning for potential alien communications. We also look at long covid, what exactly is it, and is it possible to treat?
11/13/202251 minutes, 37 seconds
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What happens to our bodies when the clocks change?

Chris Berrow, Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team present the latest science news, analysis and breakthroughs. In today’s programme: A new way of tackling epilepsy, does birdsong really make you feel calmer, and we hear from scientists fight the fungus that’s targeting bananas. Plus we find out what happens to our bodies when the clocks change.
11/6/202252 minutes, 10 seconds
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We See Monsters!

Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team present the latest science news, analysis and breakthroughs, including: The new health survey calling on 5 million Brits to improve disease detection. Bees shock scientists studying electricity generated by their buzzing! And can gaming boost cognition in youngsters? Plus...the decommissioned oil rig-turned art installation: we’ve been to “See Monster” in Weston-super-Mare! Get the podcast from the BBC Sounds app..
10/30/202251 minutes, 41 seconds
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Cancer accomplices and lost fishing nets.

Dr. Chris Smith updates you with the latest science news, including how cancer cells can use bacteria as accomplices, and surprising statistics on the amount of fishing equipment lost at sea. Plus capturing carbon underground, and an examination of the culture and history of Neanderthals through their DNA.
10/23/202226 minutes, 44 seconds
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Fract or Fiction: We drill down into the science of fracking

Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team present the latest science news, analysis and breakthroughs. Will fracking solve the energy crisis? Exoboots to aid walking, and spotting Alzheimer's earlier.
10/16/202251 minutes, 44 seconds
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Science Nobel Winners

Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team present the latest science news, analysis and breakthroughs. In today’s programme: A rundown on this week’s science Nobel prizes, why paracetamol might cause behavioural problems in children born to mums who used the drug in pregnancy, and the spacecraft which crashed into an asteroid on purpose! Get the podcast from the BBC Sounds app.
10/9/202241 minutes, 55 seconds
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A rundown of the Nobel Prizes

Dr Chris Smith looks at the Nobel Prizes, paracetamol and the spacecraft that crashed into an asteroid.
10/9/202241 minutes, 29 seconds
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How many calories are there in a brain?

The mailbag was bulging, so we dived in to answer your science questions this week. Including how many calories you'd find in a human brain, why methane's a worse greenhouse gas than CO2, and the claim that MI5 phoned up the makers of a James Bond movie for advice on making a special agent gadget.
9/25/202251 minutes, 18 seconds
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Dealing with Dogma

Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team present the latest science news, analysis and breakthroughs. In today’s programme: the plastic that sterilises itself, and why sweeteners are worse for you than sugar. Plus we look at scientific dogmas and find out how to mentally immune yourself so you don’t fall for dodgy data.
9/18/202251 minutes, 40 seconds
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The Human Microbiome

Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team present the latest science news, analysis and breakthroughs. Including: Scientists uncover the world’s earliest amputation patient, and are GP zoom appointments as good at getting the diagnosis as a face to face consultation? Plus how transplanting microbes from the bowel of one person to another can cure diseases. We delve into the world of the human microbiome.
9/13/202252 minutes, 15 seconds
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Moderna vs Pfizer, Marijuana, Coffee and Cancer, and water water not everywhere...

This week we explore the grounds for the vaccine spat between two rival pharmaceutical giants, a study shows marijuana users are less laid back than we thought, is coffee linked to cancer, and, in the grip of drought, what the UK needs to do to safeguard water security...
9/4/202251 minutes, 26 seconds
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Walking the Solar System without leaving Earth

Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team look at the latest developments in Malaria vaccines, how to immunise people against fake news and explore the Solar System from the safety of the Earth.
8/28/202251 minutes, 4 seconds
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The new Moderna vaccination and a revolution in kidney transplant treatment

Chris Berrow looks at what the new Moderna vaccination is capable of and discusses a revolution in kidney transplant treatment.
8/21/202249 minutes, 6 seconds
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5 live Science

Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team find out why 1 million children will be offered polio boosters in London, meet the scientists using robotic ants to find out how real ants learn and discover why you might want to reintroduce a species into the wild.
8/14/202252 minutes, 6 seconds
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5 live Science

Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team discover why some supermarkets are binning 'best before dates', if Earth had its 'shortest day ever' and ask if vaping is dangerous.
8/7/202252 minutes, 18 seconds
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5 Live Science

Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team present the latest science news, analysis and breakthroughs. In today’s programme: Why woodpeckers don’t get brain damage. Plus rocket fuel, but not as we know it and much more sustainable. And we look at gene edited food … what does it mean, and why might we want to control our food in this way?
7/24/202250 minutes, 6 seconds
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Chatbots that look like they're alive, and what colour wine bottles to avoid

Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team present the latest science news, analysis and breakthroughs. The week the team review some of the scientific highlights of the last month, including what the James Webb telescope will reveal about our place in the Universe, how orcas are giving great white sharks a hard time in South Africa, and why clear glass wine bottles might be better off avoided.
7/17/202252 minutes, 9 seconds
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Ghost Pond Resurrection

Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientists with science news stories and analysis.
7/10/202250 minutes, 15 seconds
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Putting Emerging Infections Under The Microscope

Chris Smith is joined by Julia Ravey to examine how emerging infections can spread, they look at a new way of managing pain that doesn't involve drugs and explore what can be done in the Metaverse.
7/3/202252 minutes, 40 seconds
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Keeping the lights on with renewable energy

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.
6/26/202252 minutes, 12 seconds
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5live Science JUNE SCI-LIGHTS

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...
6/19/202250 minutes, 24 seconds
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Bad Air, 4 day working week and where did chickens come from?

The hottest science news, stories and analysis from Dr Chris and the Naked Scientists.
6/10/202250 minutes, 34 seconds
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70 Years of Science Innovation

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.
6/5/202251 minutes, 3 seconds
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Monkeypox, Insight's journey on Mars, and the pros and cons of solar power

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.
5/29/202251 minutes, 16 seconds
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Investigating War Crimes

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.
5/25/202252 minutes, 5 seconds
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AD FAB

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.
5/15/202251 minutes, 51 seconds
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It's Q 'n' 'May' Time!

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.
5/8/202250 minutes, 32 seconds
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Wake up and smell the coffee…

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...
5/1/202251 minutes, 32 seconds
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Dogs, Dingoes and Contagious Cancers

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.
4/24/202251 minutes, 51 seconds
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Hot Cross Puns: Easter Science Q & A

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.
4/17/202251 minutes, 37 seconds
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Science in Film

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.
4/10/202242 minutes, 12 seconds
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Buying Breast Milk Online

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.
4/3/202250 minutes, 47 seconds
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Covid, Nuclear Energy...and Lettuce!

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.
3/27/202251 minutes, 16 seconds
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Bad Habits

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.
3/20/202251 minutes, 39 seconds
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Bad Habits

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.
3/20/202251 minutes, 38 seconds
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Cyberwarfare

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.
3/13/202251 minutes, 45 seconds
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Making the Invisible Visible

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.
3/6/202251 minutes, 44 seconds
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The Father of Viagra, and a man with an asteroid named after him!

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.
2/27/202254 minutes, 36 seconds
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Xenotransplantation

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.
2/20/202248 minutes, 21 seconds
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The Origins of Covid 19

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?
2/13/202249 minutes, 1 second
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Would Saturn Float?

Solving the science questions you've been sending in, Naked Scientist Julia Ravey talk astrophysics, black holes, shrinking squid and ways to bust anxiety.
2/6/202249 minutes, 14 seconds
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Why do we lose our sense of smell?

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?
1/30/202249 minutes, 22 seconds
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5 live science

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?
1/23/202254 minutes, 3 seconds
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The Sword of Damascus, cutting covid isolation

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.
1/16/202249 minutes, 21 seconds
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A century of insulin, hedgehogs and MRSA

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.
1/9/202249 minutes, 24 seconds
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Good News Science Stories from 2021

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.
1/2/202254 minutes, 31 seconds
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A Christmas Quandary

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.
12/19/202149 minutes, 15 seconds
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Life in plastic, is it fantastic?

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.
12/12/202149 minutes, 24 seconds
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Festive Q&A: Rubies, Robots and Christmas 'Rapping'

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.
12/5/202154 minutes, 44 seconds
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Covid, NASA, and Wood!

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!
11/28/202153 minutes, 58 seconds
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Climate Change and Covid

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.
11/21/202153 minutes, 56 seconds
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Malaria, Mars, and Monstrous Ducks!

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.
11/14/202153 minutes, 58 seconds
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Climate Change, Dating and Spiders

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.
11/7/202155 minutes, 6 seconds
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To Plan B, Or Not To Plan B

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.
10/31/202154 minutes, 33 seconds
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How Much Did The World's Largest Pumpkin Weigh?

Harry Lewis and the panel tackle the science questions you've been sending in, including whether William Shatner is strictly now an astronaut?
10/24/202154 minutes, 34 seconds
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All The Small Things

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.
10/17/202154 minutes, 24 seconds
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Supply Chain Reaction

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!
10/10/202154 minutes, 54 seconds
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Menopause for thought

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.
10/3/202154 minutes, 18 seconds
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Off-limits bits of the Universe, and a lack of CO2

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.
9/26/202154 minutes, 46 seconds
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Off-limits bits of the Universe, and a lack of CO2

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.
9/26/202154 minutes, 10 seconds
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AI vs Sepsis

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?
9/19/202154 minutes, 34 seconds
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What is covid immunity?

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.
9/12/202155 minutes, 3 seconds
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Long Covid

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?
9/5/202154 minutes, 49 seconds
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Can nature solve the climate crisis for us?

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.
8/29/202154 minutes, 35 seconds
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Q&A: Bugs, behaviour, and biosensing tech

From preventing the insect apocalypse to the future of biosensing technology, the Naked Scientist panel answer your science questions.
8/22/202154 minutes, 51 seconds
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Will incentives boost Covid vaccine uptake?

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.
8/15/202154 minutes, 8 seconds
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Are we ready for the electric vehicle revolution?

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.
8/8/202156 minutes, 50 seconds
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The beginning of the end of the Covid pandemic?

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.
8/1/202151 minutes, 50 seconds
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Summer Science Q & HEY!

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.
7/25/202156 minutes, 8 seconds
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Are face masks fit for purpose?

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.
7/18/202154 minutes, 58 seconds
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Are facemasks fit for purpose?

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.
7/18/202154 minutes, 54 seconds
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Are Covid numbers low enough to remove restrictions?

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.
7/11/202155 minutes, 10 seconds
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Is mixing Covid vaccines a good idea?

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.
7/4/202154 minutes, 11 seconds
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Why calories aren't all equal

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…
6/27/202154 minutes, 42 seconds
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Covid vaccine hesitancy: What are the reasons?

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.
6/20/202155 minutes, 1 second
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The Science of the Sun

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.
6/13/202154 minutes, 58 seconds
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Covid 19 and dogs that can find it, underwater glue, and birdsong.

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.
6/6/202154 minutes, 34 seconds
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UFOs, Covid oxygen and the man who found the Titanic

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
5/30/202154 minutes, 28 seconds
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Lab-grown Mini-hearts

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.
5/23/202155 minutes, 17 seconds
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Fermented foods: Healthy or all a myth?

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.
5/16/202155 minutes, 1 second
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Making Homes Cleaner and Greener

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.
5/9/202154 minutes, 48 seconds
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The Martian author Andy Weir

Dr Chris Smith with science news stories, including a vaccine breakthrough for malaria and an interview with The Martian author Andy Weir.
5/2/202154 minutes, 3 seconds
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The Martian author Andy Weir

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.
5/2/202154 minutes, 6 seconds
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Science of Radio

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.
4/25/202154 minutes, 1 second
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Seed Science

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.
4/18/202154 minutes, 48 seconds
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The Hospital of the Future

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.
4/11/202154 minutes, 34 seconds
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Bitcoins and Blockchains: Cryptocurrency Explained

The Naked Scientists delve into the world of electronic currency.
4/8/202154 minutes, 10 seconds
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Covid vaccine trials, a decade since the Fukushima disaster & wine that has been in orbit

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.
3/28/202154 minutes, 18 seconds
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Covid vaccines, what goes down the toilet, and Ancient Egypt.

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.
3/23/202154 minutes, 58 seconds
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A meteorite in the driveway, and the carbon footprint of medicinal cannabis

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.
3/14/202154 minutes, 12 seconds
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Vaccinating Variants, and Solar Storms

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.
3/8/202154 minutes, 27 seconds
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The impact of COVID vaccines, how to fly a helicopter on Mars and the educational cost of lockdown.

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.
2/28/202154 minutes, 48 seconds
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COVID vaccine efficacy rates and the origins of the coronavirus pandemic

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.
2/21/202154 minutes, 40 seconds
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Self-experimentation

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.
2/14/202154 minutes, 2 seconds
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Mixing vaccines, capturing the 99th element, and the sex lives of crickets

Chris Berrow from the Naked Scientists round up the latest science news.
2/7/202153 minutes, 36 seconds
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Vaccine controversy and a look inside the world of medical imaging

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.
1/31/202154 minutes, 56 seconds
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How are new variants of coronavirus found?

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.
1/24/202154 minutes, 9 seconds
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Speeding Up Covid Testing, Predicting Who Gets 'Long Covid', and How Video Games Change How You Think

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.
1/17/202155 minutes, 31 seconds
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The science to expect from 2021

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...
1/10/202154 minutes, 53 seconds
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Special Naked Scientist Stories from 2020

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.
1/3/202154 minutes, 49 seconds
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Cake, Cows, Climate Change: Best Of 5 Live Science, 2020

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.
12/27/202053 minutes, 52 seconds
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The new strain of coronavirus, George's Marvellous Medicine, and musical computers

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.
12/20/202055 minutes, 23 seconds
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The covid vaccine, research into AIDS, and cutting the carbon in crisps

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.
12/13/202055 minutes, 31 seconds
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The Coronavirus Vaccine, artificial vision and how science and technology came together to save Romain Grosjean

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
12/6/202054 minutes, 41 seconds
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Squats, globe skimmers and early human migration

This week, the Naked Scientists celebrate a month of movement science with a movement-themed Q&A show.
11/29/202054 minutes, 39 seconds
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Covid vaccines, and the science of people moving

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.
11/22/202054 minutes, 23 seconds
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How our planet moves

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.
11/15/202054 minutes, 18 seconds
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Movement of animals and protecting bio-diversity.

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.
11/8/202054 minutes, 33 seconds
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Barrington v John Snow: How best to control Covid-19?

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.
11/1/202054 minutes, 25 seconds
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Catching Coronavirus on Purpose

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.
10/25/202055 minutes, 9 seconds
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Can you catch Covid twice?

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.
10/18/202054 minutes, 46 seconds
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Nobel Prizes, Attenborough's new film, and Treating Trump

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...
10/11/202055 minutes, 7 seconds
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Science of Vegetarianism

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.
10/4/202054 minutes, 45 seconds
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Big Data

Science news and we take a closer look at Big Data and what industry knows about you.
9/25/202054 minutes, 6 seconds
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The science of telescopes

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.
9/20/202053 minutes, 59 seconds
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Discussing the latest developments, and your questions answered

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.
9/13/202054 minutes, 59 seconds
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Gardening and Climate Change

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.
9/6/202054 minutes, 54 seconds
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Where did COVID come from?

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.
8/30/202054 minutes, 7 seconds
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Dust, oceans and if a phone can tell whether you're drunk

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.
8/23/202054 minutes, 44 seconds
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5 Live Science

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.
8/16/202054 minutes, 20 seconds
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5 Live Science : 09/08/2020

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.
8/9/202053 minutes, 54 seconds
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02/08/2020

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.
8/2/202054 minutes, 21 seconds
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The Naked Scientists Pub Quiz

Now the pubs are open again, Adam Murphy and the Naked Scientists host a special science quiz. Get the podcast on BBC Sounds.
7/26/202054 minutes, 34 seconds
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Meet the neighbours: An update on Mars and Venus

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.
7/19/202054 minutes, 46 seconds
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Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientists take the fight against coronavirus to the sewers

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.
7/12/202054 minutes, 32 seconds
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How coronavirus has created new ideas to tackle global warming

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
7/5/202054 minutes, 48 seconds
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Journey to the centre of the Earth

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.
6/28/202054 minutes, 8 seconds
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The Science Pub Quiz

The Naked Scientist team bring you a special science pub quiz, as they answer your questions.
6/21/202054 minutes, 55 seconds
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The fifth state of matter

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.
6/14/202054 minutes, 33 seconds
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The global race to find a vaccine for Covid-19

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.
6/7/202054 minutes, 30 seconds
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The chemical fingerprint for COVID 19, and adapting to the "new normal".

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.
5/31/202054 minutes, 36 seconds
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Loss of smell and coronavirus

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.
5/24/202054 minutes, 45 seconds
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The Covid-19 Digital Detective

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.
5/17/202054 minutes, 42 seconds
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The Science of World War II

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.
5/10/202054 minutes, 44 seconds
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Coronavirus symptom trackers and plasma treatment for Covid-19

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.
5/3/202053 minutes, 49 seconds
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Naked Scientists: The Science Behind Wearing Face Masks

The Naked Scientists ask how good the science is behind wearing face masks and get some lockdown tips from an astronaut.
4/26/202054 minutes, 25 seconds
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Naked Scientists

Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Science team discuss the latest developments in Science.
4/19/202054 minutes, 9 seconds
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Bubbles, Balloons and Blooms: April Q and A

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.
4/12/202054 minutes, 30 seconds
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The science of coronavirus

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?
4/5/202054 minutes, 22 seconds
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Boom! The Naked Scientists at the Cambridge Science Festival

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!
3/28/202056 minutes, 24 seconds
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5 Live Science - The latest on coronavirus

Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team present the latest science news, analysis and breakthroughs relating to coronavirus.
3/22/202056 minutes, 35 seconds
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Dr Karl: Coronavirus, immune systems and more than one brain?

Dr Karl joins Rhod to answer your science questions.
3/19/202050 minutes
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Dr Karl: Coronavirus, Panic Attacks and the Effect of Copper & Silver on Bacteria

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
3/12/202049 minutes, 52 seconds
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What's a white hole?

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?
3/8/202051 minutes, 3 seconds
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Dr Karl: The nature of human consciousness and hot toddies

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.
3/5/202047 minutes, 46 seconds
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Naked Scientists: Bright Neanderthals, Beached Whales and Green Men on Mars

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.
3/1/202050 minutes, 6 seconds
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Dr Karl And Coronavirus

Rhod's joined by Dr Karl plus special guests Yolanda Plowman and Joanna Rothwell for a Coronavirus special.
2/27/202049 minutes, 17 seconds
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Naked Scientists:Electricity from air, badgers to help solving flooding, and A.I. in medicine

The hottest science news, stories and analysis from the Naked Scientists
2/23/202049 minutes, 52 seconds
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Dr Karl: Coronavirus, reducing cholesterol and testing to see if eggs are still fresh!

Dr Karl joins Rhod to answer your science related questions.
2/20/202049 minutes, 38 seconds
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Naked Scientists: Body Clock, Bee Reproduction, Turbulence

Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientists team give some startling facts about bees, and explain the science behind turbulence.
2/16/202051 minutes, 30 seconds
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Dr Karl: Coronavirus, Bush Fires and Black Holes

Dr Karl joins Rhod to answer your science related questions, including the latest on coronavirus.
2/13/202050 minutes, 25 seconds
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Naked Scientists: Gene Editing, Furry Arteries and Wasps Nests

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!
2/9/202050 minutes, 46 seconds
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Dr Karl: Corona Virus, Electric Cars and Grand Solar Minimums

The hottest science news, stories and analysis from Dr Karl.
2/7/202048 minutes, 46 seconds
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Naked Scientists: Veganism, Climate and AI Cancer Screening

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.
2/2/202050 minutes, 57 seconds
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Dr Karl: Space trash! Space crash!

Dr. Karl joins Rhod for conversation about all kinds of science.
1/30/202048 minutes, 6 seconds
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Naked Scientists: What can we do about food waste?

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.
1/26/202050 minutes, 26 seconds
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Dr Karl: The Hockey Stick Climatologist

Dr Karl is joined by Dr Michael Mann, American climatologist and geophysicist to talk to Rhod Sharp about climate change.
1/23/202047 minutes, 6 seconds
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Naked Scientists: Climate change, diabetes and origami

Chris Smith and the Naked Scientists discuss climate change, type 1 diabetes, packed lunches and origami.
1/19/202047 minutes, 16 seconds
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How climate change affects food production, a new way to treat type 1 diabetes and origami

Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientists with science news stories and analysis.
1/19/202047 minutes, 39 seconds
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Dr. Karl: Eyesight, wind and colour

Dr. Karl joins Rhod for conversation about all kinds of science.
1/16/202048 minutes, 12 seconds
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A new virus, marathon running, and returning to the moon.

Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientists with science news stories and analysis.
1/12/202049 minutes, 9 seconds
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Dr Karl: Fossils, Magnetic Fields and Smart Phone AI

Dr Karl joins Rhod to answer your science related questions,
1/10/202049 minutes, 3 seconds
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Bianca Nogrady : Australian fires, dolphin snot and puffin tools

Bianca Nogrady sits in for Dr Karl and talks about the fires in Australia, dolphin snot and puffins that use tools.
1/2/202049 minutes, 6 seconds
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A trip down memory lane: science in 2019, month by month

The Naked Scientist team look back on a year of sensational science bring us their favourite moments from 2019.
12/29/201950 minutes, 26 seconds
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5 Live Science Christmas Special

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.
12/24/201926 minutes, 51 seconds
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Is fat worse than sugar, and can you die of a broken heart?

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?
12/22/201951 minutes, 27 seconds
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Dr Petr: Speed of light, particles and memory

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.
12/19/201948 minutes, 51 seconds
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Lab-grown skin, avalanches and the sun's magnetic field

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.
12/15/201950 minutes, 26 seconds
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Dr. Karl

What would a Martian look like?
12/12/201948 minutes, 52 seconds
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Climate change, virtual reality gloves and the perfect hangover remedy?

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.
12/8/201951 minutes, 51 seconds
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Dr Karl: Baking Bread, Aqua Energy and Dried Cereal On Your Breakfast Bowl

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.
12/5/201948 minutes, 46 seconds
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Glow Worms And Space Tourism

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?
12/1/201951 minutes, 18 seconds
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Dr Karl: Carbon Capture, Micro-Plastics and Human Progression

Bianca Nogrady joins Rhod to answer your science questions.
11/29/201949 minutes, 30 seconds
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Dr Karl: Virtual Reality, Sharks and Hydrogen Cars

Rhod is joined by Bianca Nogrady to answer your science questions, including bananas and antimatter, wetsuits and sharks and butterflies in your stomach.
11/21/201949 minutes, 2 seconds
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Electricity, hiccups and the power of phenomics

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.
11/17/201951 minutes, 43 seconds
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Dr Karl: The Moon, Particle Physics, and Quantum computers

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?
11/14/201948 minutes, 13 seconds
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Recycling

Chris Smith and the Naked Scientists with science news and a special look at recycling.
11/10/201951 minutes, 20 seconds
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Dr Karl: Carbon, Trees and Fizzy Drinks

Dr Karl answers your science questions.
11/7/201948 minutes, 1 second
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5 live Science

What is A.I, why do some people hate coriander, and what's a panic attack?
11/3/201950 minutes, 41 seconds
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Dr Karl

Rhod is joined by Dr Karl to answer your science questions about comet orbits, quantum encryption, long-distance radio reception and more.
10/31/201938 minutes, 46 seconds
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5 live Science

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.
10/27/201952 minutes
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Dr Karl wonders if you can use the Earth's magnetic field to generate electricity.

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.
10/24/201949 minutes, 19 seconds
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5 live Science

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.
10/20/201950 minutes, 40 seconds
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Dr Karl

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"?
10/17/201948 minutes, 42 seconds
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5 Live Science

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.
10/13/201951 minutes, 36 seconds
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Dr Karl

Bianca Nogrady sits in for Dr Karl to answer your science questions with Rhod Sharp.
10/11/201947 minutes, 11 seconds
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The Naked Scientists - Your Science Questions Answered

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?
10/6/201944 minutes, 37 seconds
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Dr. Karl: Geese, Lies and numbers

Rhod is joined by Dr. Karl to take your science questions
10/3/201948 minutes, 38 seconds
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5 live Science

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.
9/29/201949 minutes, 57 seconds
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Dr Karl & Rhod talk Space

Dr Karl answers your questions on Space: Where is the universe expanding into? What's beyond it? Why are some orbits different?
9/26/201949 minutes, 12 seconds
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Rhod is joined by Dr. Karl & Matt Parker

A Night of Maths! Sign Geometry, Magnetic fields and why 6 is scared of 7...
9/26/201949 minutes, 5 seconds
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5 Live Science

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.
9/22/201949 minutes, 49 seconds
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5Live Science

The hottest science news, stories and analysis from the Naked Scientists and Dr Karl.
9/15/201949 minutes, 11 seconds
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5 Live Science – Sexually Transmitted Infections Under The Microscope

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.
9/15/201949 minutes, 5 seconds
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Dr Karl: Light Years, Lymphoma & Lazing

Rhod is joined by Dr Karl to answer all of your science questions.
9/12/201943 minutes, 13 seconds
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5 Live Science

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.
9/8/201949 minutes, 34 seconds
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Dr Karl: Gravity, AI & Pop Science

Dr Karl joins Rhod and takes your questions on gravity, AI & pop science.
9/5/201948 minutes, 23 seconds
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5 Live Science

The hottest science news, stories and analysis from the Naked Scientists.
9/1/201950 minutes, 27 seconds
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5 live Science

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.
8/25/201949 minutes, 55 seconds
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5 live Science

5 live's science podcast, featuring Dr Karl, plus Dr Chris and Naked Scientists with the hottest science news stories and analysis.
8/18/201950 minutes, 6 seconds
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Dr Karl

Dr Karl joins Dotun Adebayo to answer your science questions. This week: radiation, electrocution and distant galaxies
8/15/201947 minutes, 45 seconds
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5 live Science

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..."
8/11/201949 minutes, 36 seconds
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Dr Karl

Dr Karl and Professor Jason Sharples join Nomia Iqbal to answer your science questions
8/8/201949 minutes, 31 seconds
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04/08/2019

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?
8/4/201949 minutes, 44 seconds
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Dr Karl

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.
8/1/201948 minutes, 38 seconds
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The science of simulation

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.
7/28/201950 minutes, 9 seconds
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The Science of Simulation

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.
7/28/201949 minutes, 50 seconds
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Dr Karl

Dr Karl and guests talk about space and the polar change
7/25/201949 minutes, 2 seconds
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5 Live Science

A special programme looking at the science behind the Apollo 11 mission to the moon.
7/21/201949 minutes, 40 seconds
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Dr Karl

Landing on the Moon versus landing on porridge
7/18/201949 minutes, 19 seconds
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5 live Science

Dr Chris Smith talks about smart insulin & untangling the science of Alzheimer's disease
7/14/201948 minutes, 46 seconds
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5 Live Science with Dr. Chris Smith

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.
7/7/201949 minutes, 30 seconds
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5 live Science

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.
6/30/201949 minutes, 8 seconds
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Dr Karl

The hottest science news, stories and analysis with Dr Karl
6/27/201948 minutes, 4 seconds
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Naked Scientists - Extreme Cold

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.
6/23/201949 minutes, 38 seconds
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Dr Karl

Rhod and Dr Karl discuss - Does Domestic Blindness Exist? Why does Junk Food Pack on the Weight?
6/20/201949 minutes, 52 seconds
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Your Science Questions Answered

The Naked Scientist team answer the science questions you've been sending in this month.
6/16/201949 minutes, 22 seconds
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Dr Karl

Rhod is alongside Dr Karl to discuss optical illusions, rare metals, and electric cars
6/13/201948 minutes, 53 seconds
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Extreme Speed

Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team with science news and breakthroughs. Plus a special look at the science behind extreme speed.
6/9/201949 minutes, 48 seconds
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Rhod and Dr. Karl talk Starlink satellites, red wine & more.

The hottest science news, stories and analysis with Dr Karl
6/6/201946 minutes, 42 seconds
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Naked Scientists

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.
6/2/201949 minutes, 50 seconds
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Dr Karl

Rhod and Dr Karl answer questions about red cars, the amazon and the universe.
5/30/201947 minutes, 38 seconds
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Naked Scientists - Roads and Travel

Join the Naked Scientists for a special hour all about roads and travel.
5/26/201949 minutes, 20 seconds
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Dr Karl answers your science questions.

Rhod and Dr Karl talk about autism, soil and harvest moons.
5/23/201948 minutes, 31 seconds
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5 live Science

Dr Chris and the Naked Scientists discover the human microbiome, and attempt to explain the mysterious dark matter in our Universe.
5/19/201949 minutes, 23 seconds
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Dr Karl

5 live's science podcast, featuring Dr Karl from Up All Night.
5/16/201948 minutes, 31 seconds
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5 Live Science with Dr. Chris Smith

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.
5/12/201949 minutes, 29 seconds
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Dr Karl answers your science questions.

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.
5/9/201948 minutes, 20 seconds
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5 live Science

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.
5/4/201948 minutes, 42 seconds
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5 live Science

The hottest science news, stories and analysis with Dr Karl
5/2/201947 minutes, 34 seconds
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The Naked Scientists

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.
4/28/201948 minutes, 8 seconds
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5 live Science

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.
4/21/201949 minutes, 29 seconds
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Dr Karl

5 live's science podcast, featuring Dr Karl from Up All Night.
4/18/201948 minutes, 37 seconds
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5 live Science

Dr Chris Smith & the team discuss cancer killing immune systems, sharks with cameras, and the Space Twins.
4/14/201948 minutes, 44 seconds
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Dr Karl

5 live's science podcast, featuring Dr Karl from Up All Night.
4/11/201948 minutes, 53 seconds
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5 live Science - Your Science Questions Answered

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.
4/7/201949 minutes, 9 seconds
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Dr Karl

Rhod Sharp is joined by Dr Karl and oceanographer Dr Veronique Lago to answer questions.
4/4/201947 minutes, 57 seconds
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5 live Science

Dr Chris Smith and the team this week are sniffing out Parkinsons, travelling to Mars, and looking at the cutting edge of material science.
3/31/201949 minutes, 44 seconds
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Dr Karl

Dr Karl answers all your science questions with Rhod Sharp. This week discussing hurricanes, ageing and more.
3/28/201948 minutes, 43 seconds
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5 live Science

Chris Smith and Adam Murphy are in Paris for Hello Tomorrow Global Summit
3/24/201949 minutes, 54 seconds
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Dr Karl

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.
3/21/201948 minutes, 38 seconds
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5 live Science

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.
3/16/201949 minutes, 23 seconds
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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?

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?
3/14/201948 minutes, 15 seconds
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Zoo & A

Dr. Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team answer your animal questions.
3/10/201948 minutes, 37 seconds
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Dr Karl

The hottest science news, stories and analysis with Dr Karl
3/7/201948 minutes, 20 seconds
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5 live Science

Dr Chris Smith with the latest science news. Plus the science behind running a marathon.
3/4/201949 minutes, 53 seconds
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Dr Karl

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.
2/28/201948 minutes, 2 seconds
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5 live Science

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.
2/24/201948 minutes, 32 seconds
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5 live Science

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?
2/17/201948 minutes, 46 seconds
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Dr Karl in Antarctica

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.
2/14/201947 minutes, 46 seconds
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5 Live Science

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.
2/10/201949 minutes, 34 seconds
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Dr Karl

Dr Karl answers your science questions alongside special guest Professor Claire Collins.
2/7/201948 minutes, 19 seconds
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5 live Science

The Naked Scientists look at a new type of male contraceptive that can be reversed, and were recently discovered ancient javelins ever thrown?
2/3/201949 minutes, 26 seconds
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Dr Karl

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.
1/31/201948 minutes, 43 seconds
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Dr Karl

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.
1/24/201947 minutes, 7 seconds
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5 live Science

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.
1/20/201949 minutes, 33 seconds
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Dr Karl

Dr Karl answers your questions on glitter, super volcanoes and coconut oil.
1/17/201948 minutes, 18 seconds
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5 live Science

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.
1/13/201950 minutes, 8 seconds
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When legends collide: Rhod finally meets Dr Karl

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.
1/10/201942 minutes, 10 seconds
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5 live Science

Dr. Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team start the New Year with answers to more of your science questions.
1/6/201949 minutes, 37 seconds
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Dr Karl

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?
1/3/201948 minutes, 43 seconds
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Dr Karl

Dr Karl answers your science questions
12/27/201849 minutes, 25 seconds
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5 live Science - Christmas Survival Guide

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.
12/21/201849 minutes, 24 seconds
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Dr Karl

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.
12/20/201847 minutes, 59 seconds
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5 live Science

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.
12/16/201849 minutes, 59 seconds
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Dr Karl

Dr Karl answers your space questions and explains why the Moon has a dark side, why space is cold and talks driverless cars.
12/13/201849 minutes, 23 seconds
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5 live Science

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.
12/9/20181 hour, 40 minutes, 43 seconds
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5 live Science

The Naked Scientists explore modern and historic dentistry, the evolution of skin colour & an app that can tell you if you're anemic.
12/9/201849 minutes, 59 seconds
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Dr Karl

Dr Karl answers your questions on all things science.
12/6/201847 minutes, 50 seconds
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5 live Science

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?
12/2/201850 minutes, 1 second
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Dr Karl

Dr Karl answers questions on movement in space and car headlights.
11/29/201848 minutes, 42 seconds
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5 live Science

Chris Smith and the science team answer your questions.
11/25/201849 minutes, 29 seconds
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Dr Karl

Dr Karl answers questions on rainbows
11/22/201848 minutes, 18 seconds
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5 Live Science

Blood tests that detect cancer, why the kilogram is changing, and a look at modern manufacturing
11/18/201850 minutes, 34 seconds
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Dr Karl

Dr Karl discusses the extraction of Geothermal energy.
11/15/201848 minutes, 24 seconds
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5 live Science

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?
11/11/201850 minutes, 13 seconds
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Dr Karl

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?
11/8/201848 minutes, 5 seconds
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5 live Science

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.
11/4/201850 minutes, 16 seconds
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Dr Karl

Dr Rhod and Dr Karl answer your questions on the carbon cost of electric vehicles and space windmills.
11/1/201849 minutes, 27 seconds
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The Naked Scientists: Georgia Mills has the latest from the world of science

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.
10/28/201850 minutes, 1 second
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Dr Karl

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.
10/25/201847 minutes, 24 seconds
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5 Live Science

Georgia Mills and the team answer your questions
10/21/201850 minutes
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Dr Karl

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
10/18/201848 minutes, 26 seconds
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Dr Karl

Dr Karl and his guests discuss diets and health.
10/11/201848 minutes, 3 seconds
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5 live Science

Chris Smith and the science team answer your questions
10/6/201856 minutes, 29 seconds
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Dr Karl

Dr Karl discusses the end of the world and convergent evolution.
10/4/201848 minutes, 2 seconds
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5 live Science

This week's science news with Dr Chris Smith and the 5 live Science Team.
9/30/201849 minutes, 39 seconds
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Dr Karl and Dr Rhod wonder if water is blue, why from some angles glass looks green, & the benefits or otherwise of lightboxes

Dr Karl and Dr Rhod describe whether water is blue, why from some angles glass looks green, and the benefits or otherwise of lightboxes
9/27/201848 minutes, 58 seconds
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5 Live Science - Biomimicry

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.
9/16/201849 minutes, 34 seconds
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Dr Karl

Dr Karl joins Dr Rhod to answer more of your science questions. This weeks subjects include wildlife extinctions, tinnitus and hurricanes
9/13/201848 minutes, 1 second
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Chris Smith and the team have answers to your recent questions

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?
9/8/201850 minutes, 45 seconds
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5 Live Science

The Naked Scientists investigate an interesting ice cream flavour.
9/2/201849 minutes, 37 seconds
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Dr Karl

Dr Karl joins Dr Rhod to answer more of your science questions.
8/30/201844 minutes, 15 seconds
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5 Live Science

Join the Naked Scientists as they take a punt down the river Cam
8/26/201849 minutes, 59 seconds
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Dr Karl

Can science stop a hangover? And other listener questions.
8/23/201837 minutes, 26 seconds
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5 live Science

Let's join the NAKED SCIENTISTS to see what's been igniting their bunsen burners recently
8/18/201850 minutes, 10 seconds
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Dr Karl

Dr Karl joins Rhod to answer more of your science questions.
8/16/201849 minutes, 53 seconds
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5 live Science

Anti-obesity pill, a probe destined for the sun, and the medicinal side of cannabis
8/12/201850 minutes, 13 seconds
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Dr Karl

Dr Karl is back from his break and joins Rhod to answer more of your science questions.
8/9/201848 minutes, 54 seconds
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5 live Science

Chris Smith and the team look at growing lungs in a lab, hyperloops and how to keep elephants off farms.
8/5/201849 minutes, 46 seconds
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5 live Science

5 live Science meet a woman who made history 40 years ago simply by being born
7/29/201849 minutes, 51 seconds
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Dr Karl

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.
7/26/201845 minutes, 19 seconds
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5 live Science

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.
7/22/201851 minutes, 6 seconds
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5 live Science

Chris Smith and the Naked Scientists explore a surprising new way to fight cancer, a virtual cure for fear of heights and more.
7/15/201849 minutes, 13 seconds
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Dr Karl

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.
7/12/201848 minutes, 21 seconds
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5 live Science

The Naked Scientists tackle your questions. They're asked if you can train your goldfish? Also, does light weigh anything?
7/8/201848 minutes, 57 seconds
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Dr Karl

Dr Karl answers your science questions.
7/5/201848 minutes, 23 seconds
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Dr Karl

Dr Karl answers your science questions including biomass, cancer cells and jet fuel.
6/28/201848 minutes, 28 seconds
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5 live Science

Does marriage affect your mortality rate and what 800 million tweets reveal about human moods? The 5 live Science Team investigate.
6/23/201849 minutes, 1 second
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Dr Karl

Dr Karl answers questions on the universe, plasma, 5G and much more.
6/21/201849 minutes, 1 second
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5 live Science

This week's science news with Dr Chris Smith and the 5 live Science Team.
6/17/201849 minutes, 27 seconds
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Dr Karl

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.
6/14/201847 minutes, 19 seconds
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5 live Science

This week's science news with Dr Chris Smith and the 5 live Science Team
6/10/201850 minutes
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Dr Karl science phone-in

Dr Karl answers your science questions and discusses cockroach milk,volcanic activity and coronal mass ejection.
6/7/201849 minutes, 36 seconds
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5 live Science

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.
6/3/201850 minutes, 19 seconds
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Leaving Planet Earth

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.
6/1/201849 minutes, 25 seconds
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Dr. Karl

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.
5/31/201849 minutes, 2 seconds
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Dr Karl

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?
5/24/201846 minutes, 20 seconds
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Water

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.
5/20/201849 minutes, 50 seconds
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Dr Karl

Dr Karl and Dr Rhod are joined by Professor Geordie Williamson, and discuss the Yanny/Laurel audio debate
5/17/201848 minutes, 48 seconds
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The Naked Scientists answer your questions

The Naked Scientists answer your questions, looking at whether nanobots will be able to destroy the world, can food allergies be inherited and are ants telepathic?
5/13/201848 minutes, 57 seconds
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Dr Karl

Dr Karl and Dr Rhod discuss your science questions.
5/10/201848 minutes, 18 seconds
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5 live Science

Georgia Mills & the Naked Scientists with the latest science news.
5/6/201848 minutes, 46 seconds
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Dr Karl

Dr Karl and Dr Rhod discuss your science questions, including understanding plastic clothes pegs, are taller people more intelligent and pixels.
5/3/201848 minutes, 8 seconds
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5 live Science

Chris Smith and the Naked Scientists with the latest science news, including 65 years of DNA, what marathon running does to your body, and the science of smell.
4/29/201850 minutes, 38 seconds
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Dr Karl

Dr Karl and Dr Rhod are joined by Alfonso Ballestas-Barrientos and Tracey Ann-Palmer. This week : producing hydrogen from water, and encouraging youngsters into studying science.
4/26/201848 minutes, 18 seconds
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5 live Science

Chris Smith sinks his teeth into the science of what tickles your tastebuds.
4/22/201850 minutes, 25 seconds
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Dr Karl

Dr Karl and Dr Rhod discuss your science questions, including whether the Voyager spacecraft eventually become stationary? And why do red plastic pegs seem to break before other colours?
4/19/201849 minutes, 20 seconds
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5 live Science

Georgia Mills and the Naked Scientists with the latest science news, including early human migration, a potential treatment for the common cold, and what do social media companies really know about us?
4/15/201851 minutes, 9 seconds
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Dr Karl

Dr Karl explains how people can get sick from smoking marijuana, he also explores computer processing power and find out what is best way to thread a needle? He is joined in the studio by Riti Mann and Alexander Solntsev from University of Technology Sydney.
4/12/201830 minutes, 31 seconds
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5 live Science

Georgia MIlls talks blacks holes and genetic testing.
4/8/201851 minutes, 9 seconds
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Dr Karl

Rhod is joined by Dr. Karl to answer your science questions.
4/5/201840 minutes, 17 seconds
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5 live Science

Georgia Mills examines the science of sound, and how we hear. Including how the brain processes sound, how a blind person can 'see' with sound, and how science can treat deafness.
4/1/201849 minutes, 23 seconds
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Dr Karl

Rhod is joined by Dr. Karl to answer your science questions. This week; dangerous particles in plastic bottles, anti-biotics and global warming in Australia.
3/29/201848 minutes, 31 seconds
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Stephen Hawking

In a special episode, the 5 live Science team remember Stephen Hawking, featuring tributes and memories of his life and work.
3/25/201855 minutes, 43 seconds
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Dr Karl

Rhod is joined by Dr. Karl to answer your science questions.
3/22/201846 minutes, 20 seconds
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5 live science

Dr Chris Smith and the team discuss the latest science stories with a focus this week on computers.
3/18/201849 minutes, 26 seconds
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Dr Karl

Richard Foster is joined by Dr Karl and dietitian Professor Claire Collins to answer your questions, including is getting fat inevitable as you age, how to tackle gastritis and what does the gall bladder do. Plus, memories of Stephen Hawking.
3/15/201847 minutes, 58 seconds
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5 live Science

This week Naked Scientist Chris Smith looks into the science questions you've been sending in, including what's the tallest possible building? Are underground cities where we will be living in future? What can we do if an asteroid ends up on an earth bound course? Download the podcast: bbc.co.uk/podcasts/5live
3/11/201849 minutes, 31 seconds
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Dr Karl

Dr Karl and friends answer your questions including whether there are there any stars outside galaxies on their own? What are pathogens? And can you cook fish in the dishwasher?
3/8/201848 minutes, 8 seconds
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5 live Science

Is measuring your blood pressure at home better than getting a doctor to do it? Also, is there life on Mars?
3/4/201850 minutes, 14 seconds
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Dr Karl

Dr Karl talks diabetes, wind farm blades and the consequences of holding your breath.
3/1/201847 minutes, 41 seconds
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Dr Karl

Rhod is joined by Dr. Karl to answer your science questions. This week, they discuss Parkinson's disease, mosquito bites and more.
2/22/201848 minutes, 53 seconds
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5 live Science

The Naked Scientists answer your science questions.
2/18/201848 minutes, 59 seconds
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Dr Karl

This week Dr Karl answers your science questions and explains how lightning killed 68 dairy cows in Dorrigo in 2005.
2/15/201848 minutes, 48 seconds
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5 live Science

Put on some safety goggles as Naked Scientists Chris Smith and Kat Arney ignite your Bunsen burners with the hottest science news stories, analysis and breakthroughs. This week: rockets, cockroaches, vaping and the problem with plastic.
2/11/201849 minutes, 40 seconds
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5 live Science

A potential new way to treat strokes and a killer whale using its blowhole to talk human.
2/4/201849 minutes, 20 seconds
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5 live Science

Two monkeys were successfully cloned this week. Are humans next? Chris Smith and the Naked Scientists explain everything you need to know.
1/28/201850 minutes, 5 seconds
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Dr. Karl

Rhod is joined by Dr. Karl to answer your science questions. They discuss the origins of litmus paper and ponders if it is possible to create a magnetic field on a planet?
1/25/201849 minutes, 17 seconds
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5 live Science

In this edition, the Naked Scientists ask; Can we pick up cancer from a blood test? How does flu work? They also take a look at crabs that drum to attract a mate, plus a look at how the perfect poison is made.
1/21/201849 minutes, 16 seconds
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Dr. Karl

Rhod is joined by Dr. Karl to answer your questions on topics like using out of service escalators; how light travels; the properties of titanium, and more.
1/18/201840 minutes, 55 seconds
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5 live Science

Can mantis shrimp really kick through glass? What happens inside a black hole? And can your genes lead you to your perfect match? The Naked Scientist settle the debates.
1/14/201850 minutes, 20 seconds
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Dr Karl

Dr Karl answers your science questions.
1/11/201847 minutes, 27 seconds
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5 live Science

The Naked Scientists look back at the best science of 2017
1/7/201849 minutes, 25 seconds
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5 live Science

Naked Scientists Chris Smith and Georgia Mills bring you a festive edition of 5 live Science.
12/24/201749 minutes, 29 seconds
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Dr. Karl

Rhod and Dr Karl answer all your science questions, from how ABS braking systems work, to whether or not the Thylacine - the Tasmanian Tiger - really existed.
12/21/201747 minutes, 55 seconds
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5 live Science

Chris Smith and the Naked Scientists review the latest science news and breakthroughs. Under the microscope this week: A breakthrough in the treatment of Huntington's disease, a fossilised tick from a dinosaur, strange radio signals from far away in space and the science of Star Wars.
12/17/201749 minutes, 46 seconds
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Dr Karl

Rhod and Dr.Karl discuss the night's much-anticipated meteor shower.
12/14/201742 minutes, 3 seconds
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5 live Science

Chris Smith and the Naked Scientists review the latest science news and breakthroughs. Under the microscope this week: new evidence linking London's air and stunted growth in the city's developing babies and how falcons are teaching us to fight badly behaved drones. Plus we all know the problems of fake news, but what can be done to stamp out fake science?
12/10/201750 minutes, 3 seconds
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Dr Karl

Dr Karl answers listeners' questions about the weird and wonderful world of science including: Stonehenge's purpose, is the cricket "snicko" flawed and what was the nativity star
12/7/201747 minutes, 3 seconds
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5 Live Science

Chris Smith and the Naked Scientists answer your questions about pointy mountains and herds of dinosaurs.
12/3/201748 minutes, 38 seconds
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Dr Karl

In Dr Karl's absence, Rhod is joined by Jessica Bloom and Bianca Nogrady.
11/30/201747 minutes, 56 seconds
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5 Live Science

The Naked Scientists are looking at the latest ageing research
11/26/201749 minutes, 50 seconds
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5 Live Science

Chris Smith investigates the rise of antibiotic resistance.