Dr Yan Wong explores new theories on gender and ageing. Read more
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.