James Lovelock on elocution lessons, defrosting hamsters and Gaia. Read more
James Lovelock on elocution lessons, defrosting hamsters and Gaia.
Dr Nick Lane on the origin of life on earth
Dr Nick Lane of UCL talks about studying the origin of life on earth with Jim Al-Khalili.
George Davey-Smith on health inequalities
Epidemiologist Prof George Davey-Smith talks to Jim Al-Khalili about health inequalities.
Venki Ramakrishnan on ribosomes
Jim Al-Khalili talks to Nobel Prize-winner Venki Ramakrishnan.
Helen Sharman on being an astronaut
Jim Al-Khalili talks to the first British astronaut, Helen Sharman.
Carolyn Roberts on flood control
Environmental scientist Carolyn Roberts talks to Jim al-Khalili about floods and forensics
Lawrence Krauss on dark energy
Author and cosmologist Lawrence Krauss discusses dark energy with Jim Al-Khalili.
Marcus du Sautoy on mathematics
Marcus Du Sautoy shares his passion for mathematics with Jim Al-Khalili.
Sheila Rowan on gravitational waves
Sheila Rowan talks to Jim Al-Khalili about her role in the search for gravitational waves.
Nick Davies on cuckoos
The battle between cuckoos and warblers, as told by Nick Davies to Jim Al-Khalili.
Hazel Rymer on volcanoes
Hazel Rymer talks volcanoes with Jim Al-Khalili.
Faraneh Vargha-Khadem on memory
Faraneh Vargha-Khadem talks to Jim Al-Khalili about how memories are made.
Georgina Mace on threatened species
Georgina Mace talks to Jim Al-Khalili about her Red List of Threatened Species.
Trevor Cox on sound
Acoustic engineer Trevor Cox discusses the science of sound with Jim Al-Khalili.
Frans de Waal on chimpanzees
Frans de Waal tells Jim Al-Khalili why we should expect chimpanzees to be clever.
Ian Wilmut on Dolly the sheep
Jim Al-Khalili talks cloning with the creator of Dolly the sheep, Ian Wilmut.
Lynne Boddy on Fungi
Lynne Boddy enthuses about fungi.
Roger Penrose on black holes
Sir Roger Penrose talks to Jim Al-Khalili about black holes and flaws in quantum physics.
Julia Higgins on polymers
Professor Dame Julia Higgins shares her passion for polymers with Jim Al-Khalili.
Richard Morris on how we know where we are
Neuroscientist Richard Morris explains how brain cells remember.
Neil de Grasse Tyson on Pluto
US science superstar, Neil de Grasse Tyson describes why Pluto isn't a planet.
Michele Dougherty on Saturn
Michele Dougherty tells Jim Al-Khalili why she diverted the Cassini mission to Saturn.
Jan Zalasiewicz on the Age of Man
Geologist Jan Zalasiewicz talks to Jim Al-Khalili about the Anthropocene, the Age of Man.
Sadaf Farooqi on what makes us fat
Sadaf Farooqi describes how she found ten rare genetic disorders that cause obesity.
Alison Smith on algae
Professor Alison Smith talks to Jim Al-Khalili about the many and varied uses of algae.
Sean Carroll on how time and space began
Sean Carroll tells Jim why he abandoned Einstein for quantum entanglement.
Simon Wessely on unexplained medical syndromes
Simon Wessely on medically unexplained symptoms and syndromes.
Alan Winfield on robot ethics
Alan Winfield talks to Jim Al-Khalili about the ethics of robots, from drones to androids.
Alison Woollard on what she has learnt from mutant worms
Geneticist Alison Wollard explains her enthusiasm for a tiny nematode worm.
Daniel Dennett on the evolution of the human brain
Daniel Dennett talks to Jim Al-Khalili about the evolution of the human brain.
Nick Fraser on Triassic reptiles
Nick Fraser tells Jim Al-Khalili about some extraordinary fossil finds.