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The adaptability of bacteria, antibiotic resistance and the radiation of food to kill gems
The benefits of involving breast cancer patients in the design of clinical trials
Women in Science
The project that aims to get girls into science in Ghana
Human Genome Project
Co-operation in the human genome project which aims to sequence the entire human genome
What is holistic science?
Computer virus protection, counter attacking hackers' efforts and virtual vigilantes
Ethics of Using Human Tissue
Monitoring and regulation for the use of human tissue used in transplants
Scientists' attempts to replicate nature in biotechnology
Malaria kills one to two million people a year, with 90% of deaths occurring in Africa
Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty
Under what conditions could nuclear contamination occur?
Drugs and the Brain
The effect of drugs and prescription medicines on the brain
The growth of congestion and the deteriorating environment and air pollution it causes
The European Space Agency
Robotic telecommunications satellites, and weather and space observation
Candle in a Bell Jar Experiment - Busted
The editor of The New Scientist challenges received scientific wisdom
Ethics in Biomedical Engineering
Who should have access to complex equipment such as life support machines?
An examination of the link between excessive salt consumption and high blood pressure
Simon Levin Professor of Ecology at Princeton describes his vision of a sustainable future
Economics and Science
The economics of science and the value of pursuit of knowledge
Public Misconceptions of Science
A discussion of the public mistrust of new areas of science such as genetic engineering
How does nuclear fusion use inertial and magnetic confinement for energy?
Galileo and the Worlds of Science and Religion
The legacy of duality created by Galileo in the spheres of science and religion
Definition of Health
Has the definition of health changed over time?
The biological and evolutionary reasons for differences between the sexes in the workplace
Women in Scientific Research
Working in scientific research in Russia
Unweaving the Rainbow
Richard Dawkins discusses his book Unweaving The Rainbow
Scientists should be cautious about using metaphors to describe scientific concepts
The Limits of Science
Science cannot provide the answers to everything
Predicting advances in bio-engineering and micro surgery - by 2018 - are we there yet?
Clean Energy Adoption
How developing countries are adopting clean technologies
Pollution controls - and the lack of enforcement that surrounds laws
Human Physiological Variations
Temperature, hormone levels and blood pressure all vary over the course of a day
The plausibility of failures on non-Millennium-compliant systems
Climate change has occurred because of the increases in the emission of greenhouse gases
What Fascinates us about Science?
What do you love about science?
Genetics and Patenting
Discussion on the patenting of human genes
Powers of Science
What are the benefits and limits of science?
There are 900 genera in the legume family and not all of them can fix nitrogen in the soil
What effect will global warming have on the world?
Discussion on the range of opinions within different sectors of the nuclear industry
"Everyone came in and looked at the model and said how pretty it was"
Preventing shipping accidents in the Bosporus straits
Discussion on the potential benefits and dangers of fluoride
Stem Cell Research
Is adult stem cell research the way forward?
Saving Medicinal Plants
Around 250 medicinal plants are considered endangered species - how can we preserve them?
Performance Enhancing Drugs
Listen to an exploration of illegal drug taking in sport
Drug Resistant Diseases
We are not in a position to treat dangerous infections - that were previously treatable
The science detective who sorts the hype from hypothesis Robert Park
Biological Warfare for Illegal Drugs
Should a biological weapon be used to kill the plants such as the opium poppy and coca?
AIDs in South Africa
South Africa had 0.06% of the world's population but had 10% of the world's HIV cases
Life on Mars
Answering listener's questions such as what is the significance of water on Mars?
The Biotechnology Goldrush
Should human DNA be patented?
The health problems and pollution caused by the burning of wood, coal and animal dung
Air Transport Safety
A look at the engineering that makes flying the least dangerous way to travel
HIV - Polio Vaccine Theory
Did HIV pass from chimpanzees to humans after polio vaccine tests in Africa?
Scientific Endeavour in South Africa
South Africa's scientific endeavours to help solve poverty, poor housing and disease
Baia Mare Goldmine Environmental Spill
When mining sewage sent cyanide and heavy metal pollutants into the Someş and Tisza rivers
The Legacy of Abandoned Mines
Subsidence, leaking gas and polluted water - the adverse impact of abandoned mines
The benefits of thalidomide to to treat leprosy, AIDs, cancer and eye conditions
Mayak Nuclear Reprocessing Plant
Radioactive waste released into the environment continues to affect people living nearby
Molecular biologist Charles Arntzen on developing vaccines in fruit and vegetables
Being in Space
Michael Foale on being in space, weightlessness and surviving a space accident on Mir
Global Conservation Policy
Discussion on conservation, biodiversity and saving endangered species
High Tech Textiles
Discussion on the advances in physics, chemistry and electronics to create new fabrics
Geology in Skaergaard
The geological importance of Skaergaard in Greenland and an explanation of its structures
The Impact of Overfishing
How has overfishing happened?
Insects' Immune Systems
Highly successful creatures that account for 75% of all known species of animals on Earth
Circumcision and HIV
How and why circumcision affects rates of HIV infection among men in Africa
Working with Ancient DNA
The benefits of studying DNA from mammoths, plague victims and chimpanzee faeces
Variant CJD and BSE
Discussion on Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease and BSE. Is it a worldwide problem?
The Impact of Large-scale Burning of Vegetation
Jean-Marie Grégoire talks about how clearing land with fire contributes to global warming
Depleted Uranium Weapons
Are weapons containing depleted uranium safe for soldiers working with them?
Did we need to spend so much time and money on dealing with the Y2K millennium bug?
Trust in Science
Discussion on the factors influencing the trust people have in science and scientists
Foot and Mouth Disease
How does foot and mouth disease affect wildlife and domestic animals around the world?
Could humans have developed from homo erectus simultaneously in Africa, Asia and Europe?
Deep Vein Thrombosis
The medical evidence for the link between DVT and long haul flight
Alder Hey Hospital Scandal
Discussion on the ethnics of keeping the organs of the deceased for medical research
Human Genome Project Findings
First broadcast in 2001. Humans have 26,000 to 30,000 genes - only 300 more than a mouse
The interaction between mantle and crust that drives earthquakes around the world
British Antarctic Survey Diary
Diary of a scientist from the British Antarctic Survey embarking on a study of glaciers
Enough Food for the Future?
By 2025 we'll need 3 billion tonnes of food to feed everyone - can we produce it?
Why are we here?
Search for Life in Deep Space
Are we humans alone in the universe, or are there other lifeforms out there?
Thaumatin is an artificial sweetener that comes from an African fruit called Katemfe
Faith and Addiction
Can religious or spiritual faith assist recovery from addiction?
Astrology in Indian Higher Education
Controversial funding for the creation of university departments for study of astrology
Drug Research and Development
Discussion on research and development for drugs that treat diseases that affect the poor
Lies on the Internet
Why is Internet deceit so easy?
Bats of the Amazon Basin
Report on the studying of bats in João National Park in the Amazon Basin
What Makes Good Scientific Writing?
What makes a good science book and why do we buy them?
Discussion with food and trade policy analyst Devinder Sharma and Koy Thomson of Actionaid
Psychology of Confinement - Big Brother
Does the TV show Big Brother offer insight into the behaviour of people who are confined?
The Changing Chinese Diet
Why the diet of the Chinese is changing, with people consuming more fat and meat
Music and Healing
The extraordinary part music plays in our health and child development
First broadcast in 2001. How has humanity viewed the planet Mars?
Seabirds on Ascension Island
With Norman Ratcliffe of the RSPB is monitoring bird populations on Ascension Island
Findings of the AAAS 2002
From the first domesticated animal to giant telescopes
Mike Diver talks about his new book 'Retro Gaming: A byte-sized history of video games'
Dr. John Deeming: The Fly Man
Adam meets fly expert Dr. John Deeming from the National Museum Wales.
Make Me a Programme
Can a robot host a radio show? Conversation designer Georgia Lewis-Anderson finds out.
Google Pixel 4 boasts radar
The latest handset from Google introduces a new way to control a phone.
Is maths real?
Is maths a tool created by humans? Or is it reality itself?