BBC Inside Science

BBC Inside Science

Adam Rutherford and guests illuminate the mysteries and challenge the controversies behind the science that's changing our world. Covering everything from the humble test tube to the depths of space, Inside Science is your guide to how science is evolving, transforming our culture, and affecting our lives.

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Recent episodes (10)

  • Sperm and egg; Dogs; Automatic Facebook; Invasive species

    Thu, 17 Apr 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    How sperm recognises the egg. Dogs as clinical models. Robots to update your social networks. Artistic brains feedback. Invasive plant and animal species. .

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  • Whales; Dark Matter; Falling; Arty brains

    Thu, 10 Apr 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Is killing whales for science justified? LUX Experiment to detect dark matter. Falling, why is it more common in the elderly? How are artists brains structurally different to non-artists?

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  • Calorie Restriction; Moon Age; Mars Yard; IPCC

    Thu, 3 Apr 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Would we want to live longer on a tightly controlled diet? How do we date the formation of the moon?

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  • Fracking; GM tomatoes; Bionic man;Shark attacks

    Thu, 27 Mar 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    School Report on Fracking,Frankenstein tomatoes that can reduce the risk of heart disease, inflammation and even some cancers, how to become bionic and can colours and sounds stop shark attacks?

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  • Cosmic inflation; LISA; Photonic radar; Bird stress camera; Water research; Taxidermy

    Thu, 20 Mar 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Scientists say they've found the earliest rumbles of the Big Bang. Field trials of the next generation of photonics based radars. Dominic McCafferty, from Glasgow University, uses infrared cameras to study stress levels in birds. Joel Werner reports on the growing trend of taxidermy

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  • Tracking Aircraft; Stem Cell Debacle; Mega Viruses; Astronauts

    Thu, 13 Mar 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Are black boxes outdated technology? With GPS available in everyday gadgets, how could Malaysian Flight MH370 just disappear? Adam Rutherford looks at how we track aircraft.

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  • Chemical weapons; Tech for wildlife; Climate

    Thu, 6 Mar 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Dr Lucie Green asks why Syria’s most toxic chemical weapons are being destroyed on a custom-made ship in the Mediterranean. Satellite tags have finally given researchers insight into the "lost years" of loggerhead turtles. And did climate change cause the recent wet winter? A new project aims to find out.

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  • Mind controlling machines; Chips for limbs; Genes & behaviour

    Thu, 27 Feb 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Mind controlling machines; Implanted chips to control paralysed limbs; Gene for fundamentalist intolerance; Fake pub to study behaviour; Surgeon reduces alcohol induced violence by 40%

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  • InScience:Bees; Whales; Pain; Gay genes

    Thu, 20 Feb 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Bee diseases. Whale spotting question. Epigenetics of pain. Genes for sexual preference.

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  • InScience:Whales from space; Flood emails; SUYI JET Lasers; CERN's new tunnel; Discoveries exhibition

    Thu, 13 Feb 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    How underwater whales can be spotted from space.The current Discoveries exhibition at London’s Two Temple Place. The instrument we're shown this week is from JET (Joint European Torus) in Culham. CERN want a new 100Km tunnel.

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