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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.

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Recent episodes (10)

  • 5 live Science: Extending life and defying death: 18 Apr 15

    Sat, 18 Apr 15

    Duration:
    51 mins

    Striving for immortality: this week we explore the feasibility of eternal life. We talk to the UK's first man to have himself frozen for the future, a US doctor explains how a person can be resuscitated after an hour submerged in icy water, and physicist Michio Kaku speculates on the future existence of a "library of souls" where we live forever as a computer programme inside a robot. Plus, news of why knuckles go crack, how the brain decodes quickly and slowly repeating sounds, how Salmonella can be used to combat cancer and why men get competitive when it comes to sponsoring a woman.

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  • Tech Phone In, 17 Apr 15

    Fri, 17 Apr 15

    Duration:
    48 mins

    Fevzi Turkalp, editor of the free tech advice website GadgetDetective.com answers your technology questions.

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  • Dr Karl, 16 Apr 15

    Thu, 16 Apr 15

    Duration:
    49 mins

    Dr Karl answers all your questions in the world of science.

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  • 5 live Science: How the Moon was formed 11 Apr 15

    Sat, 11 Apr 15

    Duration:
    50 mins

    Naked Scientists Chris Smith and Kat Arney with the latest science news stories. This week: new evidence on how the moon was formed, how the length of your ring finger can predict your marathon time, and the effect your immune system can have on your brain.

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  • Dr Karl 9 Apr 15

    Thu, 9 Apr 15

    Duration:
    49 mins

    Dr Karl joins Rhod to answer your science questions.

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  • 5 live Science: Easter Special 04 Apr 15

    Sat, 4 Apr 15

    Duration:
    50 mins

    DR CHRIS SMITH & KAT ARNEY discuss how to unboil an egg. Also, is a chocolate teapot really useless? We look at GM chickens that can't catch bird flu. Plus what connects the Easter Bunny with a Toucan?

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  • Dr Karl, 02 Apr 2015

    Thu, 2 Apr 15

    Duration:
    49 mins

    Dr karl joins Rhod for his usual exploration of the world of science

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  • 5 live Science: Investigating Crime 28 Mar 15

    Sat, 28 Mar 15

    Duration:
    50 mins

    Dr Chris Smith and Ginny Smith recreate a crime scene to reveal how science is used to solve crimes.

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  • Dr Karl 26 Mar 15

    Thu, 26 Mar 15

    Duration:
    49 mins

    Dr Karl answers listeners' questions about the world of science - including how to travel safely when moving at the speed of light.

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  • 5 live Science: Memory & 3D Printing 21 Mar 15

    Sat, 21 Mar 15

    Duration:
    50 mins

    Naked Scientists Chris Smith and Kat Arney find out why remembering one thing can make you forget another, a new faster type of 3D printing plus the genetic history of the British Isles.

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