Peter Evans meets dinosaur hunters discovering new species of the creatures every week.
No longer stuck in the realm of fantasy, the invisibility cloak is to become a reality.
Peter Evans meets people with amusia and finds out what's happening in their brains.
Peter Evans meets the scientists devising schemes to rebalance the Earth's climate.
Andrew Luck-Baker describes scientists' efforts to sequence Neanderthal DNA.
Philip Ball takes a look at a new wave of medical inventions.
Hubble Space Telescope
Andrew Luck-Baker meets the astronauts preparing to repair the Hubble Space Telescope.
Gareth Mitchell examines attempts to introduce green technology to the shipping industry.
Serious criminal cases seem to increasingly hinge on scientific evidence.
Claudia Hammond investigates new research connecting moral revulsion with physiology.
Mission to Mars
Next year, Russian cosmonauts will simulate a mission to Mars. Richard Hollingham reports.
Gareth Mitchell meets the scientists trying to harvest energy from unlikely sources.
Gabrielle Walker joins scientists to look at the effects of climate change.
Andrew Luck-Baker visits the Pacific islands of Palau to witness a mass spawning.
Medicines for Children
Graham Easton reveals why medicines for children lag behind adults.
One third of amphibians globally are threatened with extinction. Sue Broom investigates.
Sue Broom talks to the food industry who are manipulating foods at the nano scale.
The First Forests
How the first forests transformed the planet 380 million years ago.
Lunar Transient Phenomena
Andrew Luck-Baker explores the mystery of patches of bright light over areas on the Moon.
X-Rays for Peace
Adam Hart-Davis visits the SESAME X-ray project in Jordan.
Gareth Mitchell asks whether or not desalination is the answer to global water shortages.
Richard Hollingham investigates the scientific and environmental uses of algae.
Sue Nelson goes behind the headlines to find out how alcohol affects our health.
Richard Hollingham investigates if bacteria in the atmosphere can influence the weather.
Origins of Childhood
Andrew Luck-Baker asks why humans, unlike other primates, have such a long childhood.
Sue Broom catches up on progress in stem cell research.
Richard Hollingham investigates the questions raised by synthetic biology.
Sue Broom visits the UK's first specialist placenta clinic in Manchester.
Sue Nelson joins scientists down a mine on their search for the elusive dark matter.
Population Growth and Global Warming
Geoff Watts explores the relationship between global warming and a changing population.
Is now the time right for Europe to allow widespread cultivation of GM crops?
DNA Analysis of Asylum Seekers
Gerry Northam explores proposals to check asylum seekers' credentials using DNA analysis.
Earthquakes in Southeast Asia
Roland Pease reports on the continuing threat of earthquakes in southeast Asia.
Acts of Creation
What will it mean to us once scientists are eventually able to recreate life from scratch?
Richard Hollingham meets the scientists trying to track our carbon emissions.
Geoff Watts looks past failures and future hopes for vaccine development.
Hydrogen for Transport
Gareth Mitchell asks what happened to hydrogen cars.
Vivienne Parry reports on new research into tackling muscle wastage.
Graphene - the new wonder material
Roland Pease reports on a new form of carbon that looks set to transform technology.
Is a new personalised drug for skin cancer set to revolutionise cancer medicine?
After the Volcano
Tracey Logan asks if scientists are ready for the next Icelandic volcanic eruption.
Richard Hollingham asks if legislation to control nanoparticles is adequate.
Would you eat artificial meat, grown in the lab? Geoff Watts investigates.
The end of Moore's Law?
Is it the end of the road for the computer revolution? Roland Pease investigates.
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.
Game On - IRL and not IRL?
A brand goes real world and the real world goes online.
RSA's Food, Farming and Countryside Commission report, the cost of food without pesticides, 100 years of wheat
Should all UK farming be putting the environment before food production?
Katherine Joy on moon rock
Lunar geologist Katherine Joy tells Jim Al-Khalili why we need to go back to the moon.
Kenya Special: A decade on
Digital Planet re-visits Kenya 10 years after the submarine broadband cable was connected
17/07/19: Rural domestic abuse, bee disease, insurance for crops, adders
Rural domestic abuse - is it the hidden curse of the countryside?