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
Explorations in the world of science.
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
Jim Al-Khalili meets a world authority on Artificial Intelligence, Maggie Boden
Geoff Watts continues his exploration of the science and culture of gossip
Geoff Watts explores the origins and the science behind our love and loathing of gossip
Quentin Cooper looks at the therapeutic possibilities of Virtual Reality
From bold crabs to neurotic chimps, animals have different personalities, like us. Why?
Can maths reveal hidden patterns in global terrorist activity? Dr Hannah Fry investigates
The modernisation of air traffic control which could allow pilots to choose their routes
Can stimulating the vagus nerve, which connects the brain with the organs improve health?
Oxford crystallographer Elspeth Garman on the study of the internal structure of matter
The hidden problem of addiction to over-the-counter painkillers
European Inventor of the Year, Chris Toumazou, on the science of invention
The past, the present and the future of the Moon