Are humans creating a new geological epoch through climate change and fossil fuels?
Speeding up the drug development process to treat the major diseases facing us
The long and expensive struggle to get medicines to market
Henry Moseley was seen as Britain’s greatest physicist, but was killed in World War 1.
How William Perkin brought purple to the people in Victorian London
The third man behind the unravelling of DNA's double helix Maurice Wilkins
How the engine that powered the industrial revolution nearly ran out of steam
Voyaging further into deep space, with astronomer, Dr Lucie Green.
Take a sonic journey through the Solar System with astronomer, Dr Lucie Green
The European Research Council’s policy of backing high risk, high gain basic science
The tale of dinosaur hunters Edward Cope and Othniel Marsh and their legendary feud
Dame Stephanie Shirley made a fortune selling computer programmes to companies
Is war a uniquely human act or can its origins be found in our evolutionary past?
The science of birdsong and its relationship to human language
Biologists use light to explore the brain - and to alter it
Roland Pease explores perovksite, the new material experts say will transform solar power
How the Scottish scientist James Clerk Maxwell paved the way for today's technology
Exploring the condition of stammering, widely misunderstood and occurs in all cultures
The director of the British Antarctic Survey, Jane Francis talks to Jim Al-Khalili.
A cognitive neuroscientist unlocks the mysteries of the teenage brain
The Rosetta comet mission and the man in charge of landing the robot Philae on comet 67P
Nobel Prize 2014 winner John O'Keefe on his work on spatial ability and basketball
Hong Kong psychologists test the effects of money from our generosity to agression
Does becoming rich make you less kind to those around you?
The impact of selective mutism, a condition often described as a phobia of speaking
The medical phenomenon of the nocebo effect, the fear that something is harmful
Can the world’s companies manufacture four times more stuff without gutting the planet?
What is swelling the world’s mountain of electrical and electronic waste?
Why understanding how we smell has led to a paralysed man walking again
Palaeontologist and naturalist Richard Fortey on the evoloution of the Earth