Professor Alison Smith talks to Jim Al-Khalili about the many and varied uses of algae. Read more
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.
Liz Sockett on friendly killer bacteria
Jim Al-khalili talks to Professor Liz Sockett about the evil genius of predatory bacteria.
Graham MacGregor on tackling the demons in our diet
Jim Al-Khalili talks to Prof Graham MacGregor about his remarkable war on sugar and salt.
Ann Clarke on The Frozen Ark
Jim Al-Khalili talks to Dr Ann Clarke about preserving global animal DNA in The Frozen Ark
Fay Dowker on a new theory of space-time
Fay Dowker and Jim Al-Khalili discuss the texture of space-time.
Ottoline Leyser on how plants decide what to do
Ottoline Leyser talks to Jim Al-Khalili about how plants decide to grow the way they do.
Tim O'Brien on transient stars and science and music festivals
Jim Al-Khalili talks transient stars and music festivals with Tim O'Brien of Jodrell Bank.
Tamsin Mather on what volcanic plumes reveal about our planet
Tamsin Mather explains what volcanic plumes tell us about our planet, past and present.
Jennifer Doudna talks to Jim Al-Khalili about her research that is transforming genetics.
Tracey Rogers on leopard seals and Antarctica
Singing leopard seals and other perils of research in Antarctica.
Lucie Green on the sun
Jim Al-Khalili talks to astrophysicist Lucie Green about studying the sun.
Steve Cowley on Nuclear Fusion
Jim Al-Khalili asks Steve Cowley if we will ever have energy from nuclear fusion.
Tim Birkhead on bird promiscuity
Sex, guillemots and the virtuoso finch.
Ellen Stofan on being NASA chief scientist
Ellen Stofan, former chief scientist at NASA, talks to Jim Al-Khalili.
Adrian Thomas on the mechanics of flight
Zoologist and inventor Adrian Thomas talks to Jim Al-Khalili about the mechanics of flight
Eben Upton on Raspberry Pi
The computer that costs little more than a toasted sandwich.
Eugenia Cheng on the mathematics of mathematics
Jim talks to mathematician Eugenia Cheng about mathematics, music and baking.
Wendy Barclay and the flu virus
Jim Al-Khalili discusses the flu virus with Professor Wendy Barclay of Imperial College.
Richard Henderson zooms in on the molecules of life
2017 Nobel Prize-winner Richard Henderson on how he zoomed in on the molecules of life.
John Burn and the genetics of cancer
Jim Al-Khalili discusses the genetics of cancer with Professor Sir John Burn.
Ailie MacAdam on the biggest construction project in Europe.
From sewage treatment to Crossrail, engineer Ailie MacAdam talks to Jim Al-Khalili.
Clare Grey on the Big Battery Challenge
Jim Al-Khalili talks to Clare Grey about the batteries that could power our future.
Stephen Reicher on the psychology of crowds
Psychologist Stephen Reicher talks to Jim al-Khalili about how we behave in crowds.
Callum Roberts on the urgent need for marine conservation
Callum Roberts on coral reefs and the urgent need for marine reserves.
Carlo Rovelli on why time is not what it seems
Carlo Rovelli describes how he abandoned the concept of time.