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Do our children inherit the impact of our life experiences as well as our genes?
Climate Change 30 Years On
Peter Evans asks why it has taken so long for climate change to be generally recognised.
Peter Evans investigates recent advances in brain scanning technology.
Peter Evans asks if high-temperature superconductors are delivering what was expected.
Peter Evans pays tribute to Carl Linnaeus, the father of taxonomy, born 300 years ago.
Peter Evans on how the study of the ageing process has opened up a new field of medicine.
The Gamma Ray Skies
What causes the cosmic explosions of gamma rays observed by scientists?
In a new series, Geoff Watts investigates the bacteria flourishing on our bodies.
Sue Broom meets the scientists using GM technology to control animal disease.
Roland Pease reports from Japan on the lessons learnt from the recent tsunami.
What's wrong with earthquake science? Roland Pease investigates.
How a meteorite that landed on Earth 100 years ago is helping astronomers explore Mars.
Ageing and Telomeres
Is there a test for how long you will live? Controversies in cutting edge ageing research.
Did CERN scientists really break the universal speed limit? Roland Pease investigates.
Exploring Antarctica's subglacial lakes for new lifeforms and future sea level rise clues.
Vivienne Parry explores the crucial role the hormone leptin plays in the body.
Antivirals. Kevin Fong looks at new techniques to cure all viral infections.
Geoff Watts explores the origins of depression and efforts to find new treatments.
Gareth Mitchell ask how near we are to achieving hypersonic flight.
Transit of Venus
Marek Kukula explores the forthcoming transit of Venus across the face of the Sun.
Genetically engineered bird flu - lessons for pandemic preparations. Kevin Fong reports.
Andrea Sella on the race to find a cheap inorganic way to mimic nature's green stuff.
Geoff Watts explores new techniques in gene therapy for cystic fibrosis.
Creating Blood: Vivienne Parry meets scientists hoping to create artificial blood.
Gareth Mitchell meets the engineers who will transform the way we fly around the world.
Future of Particle Physics
Tracey Logan asks what particle physicists are doing after finding the Higgs boson.
Why do women live longer than men?
Dr Yan Wong explores new theories on gender and ageing.
Has humanity launched a new geological time period? Gaia Vince on the Anthropocene Epoch.
Brain Machine Interfaces
Geoff Watts looks into how scientists can use the mind to control artificial limbs.
Adam Rutherford reports on the recent discovery that much of our DNA is not useless junk.
Rebecca Morelle explores how the forensic science of speech is helping to solve crime.
Build Me a Brain
Roland Pease reports on scientists building brains from scratch in the lab.
Can we beat bacteria by stopping the bugs from talking to each other?
Whatever happened to biofuels?
Gaia Vince asks if we can ever run our vehicles on biofuels from algae or bacteria.
Plate Tectonics and Life
Roland Pease on the idea that life on early Earth led to the evolution of plate tectonics.
Crossrail - Tunnelling under London
How 26 miles of precision-engineered tunnels are created through London's erratic geology.
Linda Geddes asks if taking the hormone oxytocin can make people more sociable.
New insights into the important relationship we have with microbes that live in our gut.
The Power of the Unconscious
The crucial role of our unconscious, and how scientists are now harnessing its powers.
Quentin Cooper takes a look at the new materials that can mend themselves.
Prof Andrea Sella looks at efforts to reduce our dependence on the Haber-Bosch process.
Gaia Vince asks if geoengineering by blocking the sun could stop the earth warming up.
Linda Geddes explores research into the differences between morning and evening people.
Jack Stewart meets the engineers inventing vehicles that drive themselves.
Ageing and the brain
Do our mental powers really decline in old age?
Gaia Vince looks at the future of power transmission.
Linda Geddes explores the latest research into how general anaesthetics work in the body.
Adam Hart on how insect and cell structure research is helping develop swarming robots.
Have astronomers really found gravitational waves from the Big Bang as announced in March?
The Rosetta Mission
Billed as 'the sexiest space mission ever', did Rosetta's probe land safely on its comet?
Can stimulating the vagus nerve improve health? Gaia Vince explores this new research area
New Space to Fly
Jack Stewart meets the pioneers redesigning our international airspace.
Prof Adam Hart explores a new field in zoology - animal personality.
Can Maths Combat Terrorism?
Can maths reveal hidden patterns in global terrorism? Dr Hannah Fry investigates.
Quentin Cooper looks at the therapeutic possibilites of virtual reality.