Explorations in the world of science.
Patient Zero tells the stories of disease outbreaks: where they begin and why they happen
Mon 3 May 2021
Why do some people find noises like a fork scraping a plate so terrible?
Mon 26 Apr 2021
How many hamsters on wheels would it take to power London? asks Judah from Virginia, USA.
Mon 19 Apr 2021
Dr Adam Rutherford and Dr Hannah Fry investigate everyday mysteries sent by listeners.
Mon 12 Apr 2021
When women and minorities first went into space
Mon 5 Apr 2021
Why lithium makes such good batteries
Mon 29 Mar 2021
Sat 27 Mar 2021
Mental health distress has risen around the world. How can people's suffering be eased?
Mon 22 Mar 2021
Mon 15 Mar 2021
Patient Zero tells the stories of disease outbreaks: where they begin and why they happen.
Mon 8 Mar 2021
Jane Hurst reveals how mice are ruled by their noses.
Mon 1 Mar 2021
How good ventilation dramatically reduces the risk of inhaling tiny airborne pathogens.
Sat 27 Feb 2021
The virus knows no borders, so do international travel restrictions work for Covid-19?
Mon 22 Feb 2021
Professor Jim Al-Khalili talks to leading scientists about their life and work.
Mon 15 Feb 2021
Lucy Cooke examines why it pays to stir when the sun goes down
Mon 8 Feb 2021
Lucy Cooke explores why some species shirk company in favour of a solitary life
Mon 1 Feb 2021
Lucy Cooke discovers why some species reproduce without sex or the need for males
Sat 30 Jan 2021
Will new vaccines work against the more infectious versions of the coronavirus?
Mon 25 Jan 2021
Let science speak, health expert Tony Fauci pleaded last week. So how was it sidelined?
Mon 18 Jan 2021
Why the world needs more plant scientists. Prof Dale Sanders talks to Jim Al-Khalili.
Mon 11 Jan 2021
Professor Andy Fabian on supermassive black holes and their dramatic hold over galaxies
Mon 4 Jan 2021
Saving seahorses and turning old fishing nets into luxury carpets.
Mon 28 Dec 2020
Wildfires, floods, hurricanes made 2020 record breaking. What it says about climate change
Boxing Day 2020
Vaccines and virus mutations
Mon 21 Dec 2020
What can we learn from human remains? Alice Roberts talks bones with Jim Al Khalili
Mon 14 Dec 2020
Steve Haake talks to Jim al-Khalili about how technology improves sporting ability
Mon 7 Dec 2020
Is there a point in space where the Sun could heat a burrito perfectly? And other puzzles
Mon 30 Nov 2020
What are ligons and tigers? What is a species?
Sat 28 Nov 2020
Why a sense of “we” rather than “I” makes us more likely to follow pandemic rules
Mon 23 Nov 2020
When and how is the universe going to end?
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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