Scientists are hoping to stop diseases spreading by changing the mosquito population
The great mosquito swap
DNA tests for dogs to tackle problem poo
US residents fed up with dog mess are using a high-tech solution
The reuse and refill revolution
Should we reuse and refill plastic packaging to limit the amount being thrown away?
The tree detectives tackling illegal logging
Scientists are building a database to help them tell exactly where wood has come from
Could a device invented in the 1930s help end period poverty?
The people hoping to use sanitary pad micro-factories and silicone cups to help women
Working Less For The Same Pay
Some companies are cutting the hours their staff work but keeping their pay the same
Reinventing the ranch
Can the cattle ranch be updated to fight climate change?
Audience takeover: Your plastic solutions
We hear what you, our listeners, are doing to tackle the problem of plastic waste.
Can sleep deprivation help treat bipolar disorder?
An Italian doctor asks patients to stay awake all night, to try to allay their depression
Can capturing carbon buy us time to tackle climate change?
The projects that are trying to take CO2 out of the atmosphere
Portugal, drugs and decriminalisation
In 2001 Portugal decriminalised personal drug use to tackle a heroin crisis.
Life-saving surgery, but not by a doctor
Nurses and midwives in Ethiopia are being trained to perform emergency operations
Residents turn detective to fight crime
Neighbours in the US are using cameras that read car number plates to cut crime
The school that puts wellbeing first
One primary school has found a way to deliver therapy to about 10% of its students
Trieste’s mental health ‘revolution’
How Italy’s radical decision to close its mental asylums shaped the way we think today
When the Moon came to Bristol
The incredible story of Bristol's connection to Moon samples from the Apollo 11 mission.
Music to land on the Moon by
The history of the space race told through music and lyrics
Whale and wind turbine
The shape of flippers may help the efficiency of wind turbines, thanks to humpback whales
BBC 5Live Tech Phone-in
Fevzi Turkalp from GadgetDetective.com answers 5Live listeners’ technology questions
Tim Weeks explores the weird and wonderful world of Wiltshire online.