The science of affectionate touch, from the skin to brain. Read more
The science of affectionate touch, from the skin to brain.
Test and trace - how the UK compares to the rest of the world; Linda Scott's book The Double X Economy
COVID test and trace around the world and Linda Scott's book - The Double X Economy
COVID reinfections, Susannah Cahalan questions psychiatry and sense of smell and COVID
COVID reinfections, Susannah Cahalan questions psychiatry, and sense of smell and COVID.
A new saliva gland, Bill Bryson on the Human Body, and the return of the Dust Bowl
A new saliva gland, Bill Bryson on the Human Body, and the return of the Dust Bowl.
COVID in families; earthquake under Aegean Sea; Camilla Pang wins science book prize
COVID in families; earthquake under Aegean Sea; Camilla Pang wins science book prize.
mRNA vaccinations; bacterial space miners; Artemis accords
How do the new type of mRNA vaccines work actually work? And how lawless is space?
COVID Operation Moonshot; Big Compost Experiment; Gulf of Mexico meteorite and new life
COVID Operation Moonshot; Big Compost Experiment; Gulf of Mexico meteorite and new life.
Sentinel 6 launch; The Cosmic Dark Ages; Lithium Batteries
Protein folding; Hyabusa sample return; Holiday Covid testing
AI ‘solves’ protein puzzle; Chasing Asteroids; holiday testing students
Future risk planning; Millennium Seed Bank; Urban trees
Future risk planning; Millennium Seed Bank; Urban trees.
Covid mutation; On the facial expression of emotions; A mystery object
Tracking Covid variants, AI v. the expression of human emotions, a mystery museum object.
Space Rocks, Aquatic Dinosaurs and Global Temperatures; 2020 science reviewed
Dr Adam Rutherford and guests discuss space, dinosaurs and climate science in 2020.
Brian Cox and Alice Roberts on a decade of extraordinary science
Adam Rutherford, Brian Cox and Alice Roberts reflect on a decade of extraordinary science.
Vaccine Dosing and Biodiversity Soundscape Monitoring
Spacing vaccine doses, and monitoring biodiversity through sound and machine learning.
UK Science post Brexit; GMOs vs Gene Editing regulation; Identical Twins That Aren't Indentical
UK Science after Brexit, changing the rules for GMO's, and how identical twins differ.
Vaccine Hesitancy and Ethnicity; The Joy of catnip; Lake Heatwaves
Unpacking some causes of vaccine hesitancy in different quarters, and what does catnip do?
Next Gen Covid Vaccines; Man's Oldest Bestest Friend; Bilingual Brain Development
What will the next generation of Covid vaccines be like? And when was the first pet dog?
Putting a number on biodiversity
Biodiversity, planting trees for good and bad, and the hidden impacts of traffic noise.
Meeting Mars, Melting Ice, Ozone on the Mend Again, and A Sea Cacophany
Tim Peake on Mars, melting poles and glaciers, CFC anomaly disappears, Oceanic cacophany.
Nasa's Perseverance - will it pay off? And spotting likely hosts for future pandemics.
Landing, driving, flying on Mars, and where on Earth to look out for the next big virus.
Good COP Bad COP, Shotgun Lead Persistence, and Featherdown Adaptation
UN Environment Programme publishes Making Peace With Nature report ahead of COP 26.
Blue carbon; inside Little Foot's skull; reading locked letters
Blue carbon; seeing inside Little Foot's skull; reading locked letters with X rays.
China's green growth plan
China’s five-year plan; cloning the black footed ferret; seals lending a flipper.
Human embryo research and ethics; sperm whale social learning; Antikythera mechanism
Human embryo research and ethics; sperm whale social learning; Antikythera mechanism.
Halfway to net zero; hydrogen as a fuel; Fagradalsfjall, Iceland’s active volcano
Halfway to net zero; hydrogen as a fuel; Fagradalsfjall, Iceland’s active volcano.
Science funding cuts; Mice get Covid-19; Native oyster reintroductions
Science funding cuts; Mice and Covid-19; Native oyster reintroduction.
Disobedient particles, noisy gorillas, sharks and fictional languages
Disobedient particles, noisy gorillas, sharks and fictional languages.
Blood clots, grieving and the emotion of screams
Evolving research on blood clots associated with vaccines, the emotion of screams, grief.
Coronavirus variants and vaccines, climate change resistant coffee, dare to repair and how to get rid of moths
Coronavirus variants, climate change resistant coffee, dare to repair and clothes moths.
Dragonfly on Titan, Retreating Glaciers, Surge Testing, Acoustic lighthouses
Dragonfly on Titan, Retreating Glaciers, Surge Testing for Covid 19, Acoustic lighthouses.
Early burials, diversity in Tudor England, a malaria vaccine, and rogue brain waves
Early burials, diversity in Tudor England, a malaria vaccine, and rogue brain waves.
Microplastics in UK river beds
Victoria Gill wades into the microplastic problems in UK riverbeds.
Blood Clot Cure, Synthetic Fuels and Coal Mine Heat Pumps
Viennese scientists describe a cure for infamous vaccine-induced thrombosis.
Human use of plants beyond the limits of history.
Vic Gill and guests take a look at human impacts on the earth over thousands of years.
Lab origin theory of SARS-Cov2; gene for obesity; dark matter map; rock art in Scotland
Lab leak theory of SARS-Cov2; gene for obesity; dark matter map; rock art in Scotland
Covid vaccines in children; preventing dengue; algal blooms; supersonic flight
Covid vaccines in children; preventing dengue; algal blooms; supersonic flight.
Cov-Boost trial; SARS-Cov 2 infection in action; sapling guards; why tadpoles are dying
UK science policy shake-up; Ivermectin & Covid; black fungus in Indian Covid patients; many hominins in Siberian cave
How will the new UK strategy affect funding for existing research and future innovation?
Gene editing gets real
A treatment to change faulty genetic instructions in the liver seems to be successful.
Covid and our ancient ancestors
The role our genetic inheritance plays in determining how the virus affects us.
Covid19 - should we test everybody ?
Testing the entire population could stop the virus spreading, but how would we do it?
A life-changing database
Revolutionising research into every aspect of life.
Covid 19 – reaching the unvaccinated
How to balance individual rights with the collective action needed to end the pandemic.
Bees and multiple pesticide exposure
Pesticides more than double the trouble for bees
IPCC report - extreme weather events
Climate change and extreme weather events.
Tusk reveals the story of a woolly mammoth's 70,000 kilometre journey
Window to solve pandemic origins closing
Is time running out to trace the origins of the pandemic?
Rugby and the brain
New clues on how tackles and knocks impact the brains of professional rugby players.
Climate change and oil and gas exploration; cutting methane emissions; African wild dog populations; freezing eggs and sperm
What's the future of oil and gas exploration when limiting global heating to 1.5 degrees?
Perseverance drills on Mars; space tourism; Australian fire debris and algal blooms; DNA vaccines against Covid
Mars rock samples; space tourism; fire debris and algal blooms; DNA vaccines for Covid.
La Palma volcano; wind energy in the UK; origins of SARS-Cov2; Formula 1 safety
La Palma volcano; wind energy in the UK; origins of SARS-Cov2; Formula 1 safety.
Covid vaccine boosters; why we don't have a tail; cassowary domestication; Royal Society Science book prize shortlist
Covid vaccine boosters; why we don't have a tail; cassowary farming; book prize shortlist
Surprising choice for Nobel prizes in a pandemic?
Nobel prizes; BepiColombo snaps Mercury; carbon take up by old oaks; mystery illnesses.
Early Alzheimer's Alert
A simple test for the earliest stages of Alzheimer's.
The Possible Impact of false-negative PCR Tests
False-negative PCRs, World Weather Attribution Science, and Metascience Studies.
Atmospheric Pollutants and Where to Find Them
Do Ultra Low Emission Zones in Cities Work?
How Whales Farmed For Food, COP progress, and The Last Stargazers
Gaia Vince hears how blue whales' huge appetites helped generate more food for themselves.
Propane: Keeping Your Cool as the World Warms Around You
Can propane prevent air conditioning becoming a bigger burden on our heating planet?
Yet More Space Junk; COP-up or COP-out; The End of Bias.
How much junk can we leave in orbit before space becomes impenetrable?
Malaria: what's in it for the mosquito?
Gaia Vince finds out what benefit the malaria parasite brings to blood feeding mosquitoes.
When Pandemics Collide
Did the omicron variant incubate in an immunocompromised patient?
Initial Omicron Lab Data, Creative Naps, and Fishy Sounds.
T-Cells in vaccinated folk might just hold the fort against the latest SARS CoV2 variant.
The James Webb Space Telescope
A new giant space telescope that will show us the first stars that shone in the universe.
The Origin of Celtic Culture in Britain?
Archaeologists use ancient DNA to uncover an unrecognised mass migration into Britain.
A new space age?
Could humans be on the Moon and Mars before this decade is out?
Deep ocean exploration
The wonders and mysteries of the deep ocean, and the potential threats to it.
The Rutland ‘Sea Dragon’, An Astronomer's Christmas and some Animal Magic
What does it take to unearth the largest Jurassic reptile fossil the UK has ever seen?
The 'perfect' depth for a destructive eruption
Whay was the blast from the Hunga-Tonga-Hunga-Ha'apai volcano so violent?