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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 22 Nov 14

    Sat, 22 Nov 14

    Duration:
    50 mins

    New evidence shows that fasting might be the best way to lose weight. With the help of geckos we're hot on the heels of Spiderman. How scientists are inadvertently helping seals catch fish. We have a study into the honesty of bankers. And we'll be going back to basics as we take a longer look at the Ebola outbreak.

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  • Naked Scientists: Rosetta & Biological Clocks 15 Nov 14

    Sat, 15 Nov 14

    Duration:
    51 mins

    The latest discoveries from the scientific and technological community with Chris Smith and Kat Arney from the Naked Scientists team. This week: Its travelled 4 billion miles. Its taken ten years. History is made as the Rosetta lander touches down on a comet. Closer to home we have news about our biological clocks. We find out how internet searches are predicting the outbreak of diseases. A study shows global warming is triggering more lightning strikes. We find out about cat genes. And we take a longer look at cancer research.

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  • Rosetta Probe 13 Nov 14

    Thu, 13 Nov 14

    Duration:
    49 mins

    Dr Karl answers listeners' questions about the weird and wonderful world of science which includes the Rosetta probe landing 320 million miles from earth; the bending of light by distorted space time and what coffee does to you, with special guest Lynn Do who helped phase out the selling of incandescent light bulbs in Australia.

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  • Naked Scientists: Night shifts & travel 8 Nov 14

    Sat, 8 Nov 14

    Duration:
    51 mins

    Some of the latest discoveries from the scientific and technological community with Chris Smith, Kat Arney and the Naked Scientists team. This week. News for night shift workers. A "scrubber" that may have some of the answers to global warming. How computer generated tunes could change the way music is taught in schools. And we take our hands OFF the steering wheel as we look at the future of travel.

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  • 5 Live Science 06 Nov 14

    Thu, 6 Nov 14

    Duration:
    48 mins

    Rhod Sharp is joined by Dr Karl to answer your science questions.

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  • 5 live Science: Supernatural: 01 Nov 14

    Sat, 1 Nov 14

    Duration:
    50 mins

    Dr Chris Smith investigates the supernatural including ghosts and out of body experiences.

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  • 5 live Science: Diabetes & Solar Weather 25 Oct 14

    Sat, 25 Oct 14

    Duration:
    50 mins

    Chris Smith and the team bring you the latest on diabetes research, solar weather and ingrowing toenails!

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  • Ebola and Nasa 23 Oct 14

    Thu, 23 Oct 14

    Duration:
    48 mins

    Dr Karl, and virologist Dr Grant, answer questions on Ebola, cats eyes, and Nasa's best sounds.

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  • 5Live Science : 18th October 2014

    Sat, 18 Oct 14

    Duration:
    50 mins

    Chris Smith and the team bring you the latest discoveries from the scientific and technological communities.

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  • 5 live Science 11 Oct 14

    Sat, 11 Oct 14

    Duration:
    51 mins

    A special edition this week as we investigate Renewable Energy. We talk to four scientists who specialise in generating power, and explaining the technology of wind turbines. There’s news of a revolutionary new type of solar panel. You can also hear about how you could generate your own electricity as you walk. And we split water to make Hydrogen – which could be the fuel of the future.

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