Scientific principles, theory, and the role of key figures in the advancement of science.
Melvyn Bragg and guests explore the development of the science of genetics.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss whether the formation of language is innate or cultural.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss our chances of ever discovering life on another planet.
Melvyn Bragg discusses the origins of the Earth.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the 20th century attempts to understand the Quantum world.
Melvyn Bragg assesses the role of Freudian analysis in understanding literature.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the ideas of Pythagoras and the Pythagoreans.
Melvyn Bragg examines the history of the longest and most detailed number in nature.
Melvyn Bragg examines the little we know and what we don’t yet know about the brain.
Melvyn Bragg examines whether our natures are innate or defined by unbringing.
Melvyn Bragg examines the technological advances and ethics of modern medicine.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the unique properties of asteroids.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the history of the Antarctic and its exploration.
Melvyn Bragg examines how perceptions of science have changed in the 20th century.
Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the emergence of geology as a scientific discipline.
Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss imaginary numbers.
Melvyn Bragg examines whether we are near to achieving the thinking, feeling computer.
Melvyn Bragg assesses the scientific legacy of the 18th century German poet Goethe.
Melvyn Bragg explores Renaissance Mathematics, when maths moved from an art to a science.
Melvyn Bragg examines the Cambrian period, when there was an explosion of life on Earth.
The dispute between Sir Isaac Newton and Gottfried Leibniz over who invented calculus.
Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss Einstein's theory of relativity.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the history of scientific ideas about Heat.
How Darwin's work during the Beagle expedition influenced his theories.
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