Explorations in the world of science.
Do insects experience pain and suffering?
Mon 11 Jun 2018
Killing insects in the name of research upsets some people. How do scientists justify it?
Mon 4 Jun 2018
And how do bats differentiate their own echolocation signals?
Mon 28 May 2018
Plus, how can we measure the age of the Universe?
Mon 21 May 2018
And are machines better than humans when it comes to recognising faces?
Mon 14 May 2018
And what makes something sharp?
Mon 7 May 2018
And why do I get so many static shocks?
Mon 30 Apr 2018
Gaia Vince meets the scientists studying our built in human behaviour
Mon 23 Apr 2018
Why human cooperation fails online
Mon 16 Apr 2018
Roland Pease meets the quantum scientists hoping to bring Schrodinger's cat to life
Mon 9 Apr 2018
Philip Ball tells the story of US geneticist and 1983 Nobel prize winner Barbara McLintock
Mon 2 Apr 2018
A man who put maths into biology and saw physics in shells, seeds and bees 100 years ago
Mon 26 Mar 2018
What fragments of our civilisation will persist 10,000 years in the future?
Mon 19 Mar 2018
Across the world, 1 in 3 men are circumcised. Mary-Ann Ochota investigates why we cut men
Mon 12 Mar 2018
Why iodine is essential for our health?
Mon 5 Mar 2018
How a discovery in boiled urine led to the trade union movement and chemical weapons.
Mon 26 Feb 2018
The impact of the use and abuse of lead on humanity.
Mon 19 Feb 2018
Lucy Cooke discovers the joy of sloth and sloths and the benefits of being really slow.
Mon 12 Feb 2018
Does knowing that someone is inflicting pain on you deliberately make the pain worse?
Mon 5 Feb 2018
How do brains control pain? Irene Tracey asks can we distance ourselves from agony
Mon 29 Jan 2018
Phantom limb pain, babies’ pain, people without pain, help understand the nature of pain.
Mon 22 Jan 2018
Why do some people feel more pain than others and what happens in the brain during surgery
Mon 15 Jan 2018
The story of how Humphry Davy discovered laughing gas in 1799.
Mon 8 Jan 2018
How physicist Lise Meitner unlocked the science of the atom bomb that cost Hitler dearly
New Year's Day 2018
How scientists learned the earth’s crust is made up of shifting plates.
Christmas Day 2017
How a 13-year old girl mapped metamorphosis in the 1600s. Naomi Alderman presents
Mon 18 Dec 2017
Philip Ball dives into the Dark Ages to reveal the author of the river crossing riddle
Mon 11 Dec 2017
Dodgy emissions data could fatally undermine the Paris Climate Agreement
Mon 4 Dec 2017
New hope for incurable neurodegenerative conditions such as dementia
Mon 27 Nov 2017
What would happen if you fell into a black hole?
The eclipses, spacecraft and astronauts changing our view of the Universe
A pair of scientific sleuths answer your perplexing questions. Ask them anything!
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