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  1. The Age We Made - Part 2

    Are humans creating a new geological epoch through climate change and fossil fuels?

    First broadcast: 29 Oct 2012

  2. End of Drug Discovery

    Speeding up the drug development process to treat the major diseases facing us

    First broadcast: 15 Oct 2012

  3. End of Drug Discovery

    The long and expensive struggle to get medicines to market

    First broadcast: 08 Oct 2012

  4. 05/01/2015

    Explorations in the world of science.

    First broadcast: 05 Jan 2015

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  5. Animal Personality

    From bold crabs to neurotic chimps. Like us, animals have different personalities. Why?

    First broadcast: 29 Dec 2014

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  6. Can Maths Combat Terrorism?

    Can maths reveal hidden patterns in global terrorist activity? Dr Hannah Fry investigates

    First broadcast: 22 Dec 2014

  7. New Space to Fly

    The modernisation of air traffic control which could allow pilots to choose their routes

    First broadcast: 15 Dec 2014

  8. Vagus Nerve

    Can stimulating the vagus nerve, which connects the brain with the organs improve health?

    First broadcast: 08 Dec 2014

  9. Elspeth Garman

    Oxford crystallographer Elspeth Garman on the study of the internal structure of matter

    First broadcast: 01 Dec 2014

  10. Painful Medicine

    The hidden problem of addiction to over-the-counter painkillers

    First broadcast: 24 Nov 2014

  11. Chris Toumazou

    European Inventor of the Year, Chris Toumazou, on the science of invention

    First broadcast: 17 Nov 2014

  12. The Making of the Moon

    The past, the present and the future of the Moon

    First broadcast: 10 Nov 2014

  13. Trauma at War

    Exploring trauma medicine on the frontline in Afghanistan

    First broadcast: 03 Nov 2014

  14. Trauma: The Fight for Life

    How modern trauma medicine evolved from conflict and catastrophe to help save lives

    First broadcast: 27 Oct 2014

  15. Brian Cox

    Physicist and media star Brian Cox on fame and quantum mechanics

    First broadcast: 20 Oct 2014

  16. Urine Trouble: What’s in our Water

    What happens to the medicines we take after they leave our body?

    First broadcast: 13 Oct 2014

  17. Patients Doing It for Themselves

    How patients are taking control of their own treatment and their own clinical trials

    First broadcast: 06 Oct 2014

  18. Preventing Disease in Animals

    The pioneering genetic techniques to combat disease in our livestock

    First broadcast: 29 Sep 2014

  19. Beyond the Abyss

    Exploring the ocean's deepest realm - the Hadal zone, 6,000 to 11,000 metres down

    First broadcast: 22 Sep 2014

  20. Power Transmission

    Could super grids supplying DC electricity be the solution to rising demand for energy?

    First broadcast: 15 Sep 2014

  21. Biosafety

    As mistakes involving deadly pathogens come to light, what lessons will be learnt?

    First broadcast: 08 Sep 2014

  22. Mum and Dad and Mum

    Meet the girl with DNA from three people

    First broadcast: 01 Sep 2014

  23. Antibiotic Resistance Crisis - Part Two

    The world needs new antibiotics: drug companies don’t want to make them. What next?

    First broadcast: 25 Aug 2014

  24. Antibiotic Resistance Crisis - Part One

    Why our antibiotics are failing. Is this the end of modern medicine?

    First broadcast: 18 Aug 2014

  25. Cosmology

    Have astronomers really found gravitational waves from the Big Bang?

    First broadcast: 11 Aug 2014

  26. Rosetta Mission Arriving At Comet

    Orbiting and landing on a comet. The most daring science space mission ever?

    First broadcast: 04 Aug 2014

  27. Professor Sir Michael Rutter

    Child psychiatrist Sir Michael Rutter influenced understanding of autism and behaviour

    First broadcast: 28 Jul 2014

  28. What has Happened to El Nino?

    What is making this year’s predicted El Nino so hard to forecast?

    First broadcast: 21 Jul 2014

  29. Swarming Robots

    Adam Hart on how insect and cell structure research is helping develop swarming robots

    First broadcast: 14 Jul 2014

  30. Anaesthesia

    How do general anaesthetics work in the body?

    First broadcast: 07 Jul 2014

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