Dr Mark Porter on whether adult health is determined by the first thousand days of life
Michael Bird explores the tiny beautiful flower fields of west Cornwall and the Scillies.
The economics, science and culture of putting food on your plate
Ben Miller explores the workings of the new LHC atom smasher at CERN in Switzerland
Adam Fowler visits Northern Canada to discover some potential benefits of global warming.
Ayisha Yahya explores warnings that some deserts could turn greener in the future
Following the team who are working on the biggest telescope ever sent to space
Exploring the foibles, quirks and behaviour of that most fascinating of species - us
Can animals be gay? Hermione Cockburn investigates the biologists who say they can.
Haunted by the sinking of RMS Titanic, this is the story of an iceberg journeying south.
Irreverent look at the world through scientists' eyes. With Brian Cox and Robin Ince.
Haunting sound portrait of Orford Ness in Suffolk, Europe's largest vegetated shingle spit
Scientists analyse a small jawbone found in Kent's Cavern in Torquay over 80 years ago.
Ziauddin Sardar investigates philosophical and practical links between science and Islam.
Why are scientists and designers are deliberately planning for failure?
Jim Al-Khalili discusses the scientific life with fellow scientists
Natural history programme
Why were tens of thousands of people lobotomised in the 1940s and 50s in the UK and US?
Narrative history series exploring over 2,000 years of western medicine
Sue Broom cracks the code of the cryptic names that are given to genes by scientists.
Andrew Luck-Baker meets today's telescope builders and astronomers
Could a strange dog from remote New Guinea have been man's first best friend?
Scientist and arts lover Dr Mark Lythgoe looks at the divide between the disciplines
What should be in a Hippocratic Oath for scientists?
Reverend Richard Coles explores the science of sacred sounds.
Mark Cocker indulges his obsession as he follows a colony of rooks over a year
Science news and highlights of the week
Prof Robert Winston looks at music with a scientist's eye
Chris Ledgard asks if gender testing will mean a level playing field for female athletes.
Tom Service and Steven Mithen explore music's origins in human evolutionary development.
In a series mixing science with art, myth and poetry, Paul Farley explores sleep
Materials scientist Mark Miodownik asks whether we could live without cash.
Exploring the neurological basis of musically generated moments of peak emotion.
Peter Curran visits members of the many and varied disciplines of science
Exploring the different attitudes and definitions of mental health and mental wellbeing
Mathematician and code-breaker Alan Turing, and his role in the invention of the computer.
New research on how society works
Angela Saini explores shared space - an idea set to bring peace and harmony to our streets
Documentary looking at the concept of growing plants in space and even on spacecraft.
Discover birds through their songs and calls. 265 programmes of 90 seconds, over a year
What makes people early or late risers?
Roger Harrabin investigates whether the arguments over climate change can ever be won
BBC Somerset's weekly look at rural news, countryside issues, wildlife and local events.
Iain Stewart reveals the impact of human activity on Scotland's most intriguing landscapes
The Australian government's deal with an indigenous community to take their nuclear waste.
Naomi Alderman looks at the advantages of thinking algorithmically.
A year after the Copenhagen climate summit, Roger Harrabin explores what really happened.
BBC World Service hosts an international science festival from the heart of Africa.
Nature detective Tom Heap investigates who, or what, is killing the common sparrow.
View all (40)