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Where did COVID come from?
The Naked Scientists explore the origins of COVID-19.
Gardening and Climate Change
Science news and in depth look at how climate change could change our gardens.
Discussing the latest developments, and your questions answered
Dr Chris Smith and guests discuss the latest science issues and answer your questions.
The science of telescopes
Science news and we take a closer look at the science behind telescopes.
Science news and we take a closer look at Big Data and what industry knows about you.
Science of Vegetarianism
A look at whether meat eaters might benefit from becoming more vegetarian.
Nobel Prizes, Attenborough's new film, and Treating Trump
The team look at the cocktail of drugs used to treat the US President for Covid-19.
Can you catch Covid twice?
The Naked Scientists ask if you can you catch Covid twice.
Catching Coronavirus on Purpose
Why people are catching coronavirus on purpose, and what makes a tree, a tree.
Barrington v John Snow: How best to control Covid-19?
Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team look at lockdowns and coronavirus immunity.
Movement of animals and protecting bio-diversity.
Science news. Plus a look at the movement of animals, and protecting bio-diversity.
How our planet moves
Science news and a special look at how our planet moves.
Covid vaccines, and the science of people moving
Science news on the latest covid vaccines, and a look at the science of people moving.
Squats, globe skimmers and early human migration
The Naked Scientists with a movement-themed Q&A show.
The Coronavirus Vaccine, artificial vision and how science and technology came together to save Romain Grosjean
The Coronavirus Vaccine, artificial vision and saving Romain Grosjean
The covid vaccine, research into AIDS, and cutting the carbon in crisps
The Naked Scientist team look at the latest coronavirus vaccine.
The new strain of coronavirus, George's Marvellous Medicine, and musical computers
Cake, Cows, Climate Change: Best Of 5 Live Science, 2020
The Naked Scientist team reflect on the sensational science we’ve reported on this year.
Special Naked Scientist Stories from 2020
Some curious 2020 stories, like a 46,000 year old ice bird, and life on a space shuttle.
The science to expect from 2021
Meet the fabulous science we can expect in 2021.
Speeding Up Covid Testing, Predicting Who Gets 'Long Covid', and How Video Games Change How You Think
Chris Berrow from the Naked Scientists rounds up the latest science news.
How are new variants of coronavirus found?
Dr Chris Smith discovers how new variants of the coronavirus are found.
Vaccine controversy and a look inside the world of medical imaging
Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientists with science news stories and analysis.
Mixing vaccines, capturing the 99th element, and the sex lives of crickets
Chris Berrow from the Naked Scientists round up the latest science news.
Science news, plus an in-depth look into when scientists perform self-experimentation.
COVID vaccine efficacy rates and the origins of the coronavirus pandemic
Dr Chris Smith finds out what COVID vaccine efficacy rates actually mean.
The impact of COVID vaccines, how to fly a helicopter on Mars and the educational cost of lockdown.
Dr Chris Smith looks into whether the COVID vaccines are making a difference.
Vaccinating Variants, and Solar Storms
Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientists look at the latest science headlines.
A meteorite in the driveway, and the carbon footprint of medicinal cannabis
Covid vaccines, what goes down the toilet, and Ancient Egypt.
The Naked Scientists look at why 18 EU countries cancelled their Covid vaccines this week
Covid vaccine trials, a decade since the Fukushima disaster & wine that has been in orbit
The Naked Scientists mark a decade since the Fukushima nuclear disaster.
Bitcoins and Blockchains: Cryptocurrency Explained
The Naked Scientists delve into the world of electronic currency.
The Hospital of the Future
Science news plus an in depth look at what the hospital of the future might look like.
Science news plus an in depth look at the science of seeds.
Science of Radio
Dr Chris Smith with science news stories. Plus an in depth look at the science of radio.
The Martian author Andy Weir
Dr Chris Smith with science news stories. Plus an interview with the author, Andy Weir.
Dr Chris Smith with science news and an interview with The Martian author Andy Weir.
Making Homes Cleaner and Greener
Science news, plus a special look at how to make homes cleaner and greener.
Fermented foods: Healthy or all a myth?
Dr Chris Smith with the latest science news, including a fermented food taste test.
The hottest science news, stories and analysis from Dr Chris and the Naked Scientists.
UFOs, Covid oxygen and the man who found the Titanic
A look at world oxygen supplies, a US investigation into UFOs, and finding the Titanic
Covid 19 and dogs that can find it, underwater glue, and birdsong.
Science news and a special feature on the science of birdsong.
The Science of the Sun
Dr Chris Smith with science news, plus a special look at the science of the sun
Covid vaccine hesitancy: What are the reasons?
Dr Chris Smith and the team examine the reasons for Covid vaccine hesitancy.
Why calories aren't all equal
Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team answer your questions.
Is mixing Covid vaccines a good idea?
Is mixing Covid vaccines a good idea? And we explore the biology of sharks.
Are Covid numbers low enough to remove restrictions?
A look at Lyme disease and whether Covid numbers are low enough to remove restrictions.
Are facemasks fit for purpose?
Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team with the latest science news stories.
Are face masks fit for purpose?
A look at face masks, an app that can spot anaemia, and the science of psychedelics.
Summer Science Q & HEY!
Tackling the latest talking points and answering your science questions.
The beginning of the end of the Covid pandemic?
Are we ready for the electric vehicle revolution?
Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist look at the electric vehicle revolution.
Will incentives boost Covid vaccine uptake?
Dr Chris Smith and the team look at whether incentives will boost Covid vaccine uptake.
Q&A: Bugs, behaviour, and biosensing tech
The Naked Scientist panel answer your science questions.
Can nature solve the climate crisis for us?
The Naked Scientist team takes a deep dive into the world of carbon sequestration.
Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientists science news, and a look at long covid.
What is covid immunity?
Dr Chris Smith with science news. And what does immunity to Covid-19 really mean?
AI vs Sepsis
Science news and how artificial intelligence could help manage sepsis.
Off-limits bits of the Universe, and a lack of CO2
It's Q&A time this week as we answer your question and what is causing the CO2 shortage.
Menopause for thought
Science news and a special look at the menopause.
Supply Chain Reaction
Science news, plus a special look at global supply chains, and how they're distrupted.
All The Small Things
Science news and we delve into the particles that make up the Universe.
How Much Did The World's Largest Pumpkin Weigh?
Harry Lewis and the panel tackle the science questions you've been sending in.
To Plan B, Or Not To Plan B
With high numbers of Covid cases, should the government impose Plan B now?
Climate Change, Dating and Spiders
Behind the scenes of COP-26, and the science of spiders.
Malaria, Mars, and Monstrous Ducks!
This week, it's Q&A time with the team!
Climate Change and Covid
As pressure on the NHS intensifies, are Covid vaccine passports on the cards?
Covid, NASA, and Wood!
We investigate Covid cases across Europe, and NASA crashing into an asteroid!
Festive Q&A: Rubies, Robots and Christmas 'Rapping'
This week, your Christmas science questions and a sprinkling of festive fun!
Life in plastic, is it fantastic?
As the government moves to Plan B - what actually happens when you catch the new variant?
A Christmas Quandary
Dr. Chris and gang attempt to solve some of our biggest festive questions.
Good News Science Stories from 2021
Sally Le Page presents some of the best good news science stories from 2021.
A century of insulin, hedgehogs and MRSA
This week Dr Chris looks at a century since insulin, how hedgehogs gave us MRSA, and more
The Sword of Damascus, cutting covid isolation
We look at the science behind cutting covid isolation to 5 days
5 live science
Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientists look at Covid, sleep, and robotics this week.
Why do we lose our sense of smell?
The week's science news & how can science help those who have lost their sense of smell?
Would Saturn Float?
Your Qs answered on astrophysics, black holes, shrinking squid, and ways to bust anxiety.
The Origins of Covid 19
Science news and what we know about the origins of Covid 19.
Xenotransplantation, Lassa Fever, and time dilation - all in this week's podcast!
The Father of Viagra, and a man with an asteroid named after him!
Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientists answer your science questions.
Making the Invisible Visible
Science news and an in depth look at the science of microscopes.
Science news stories, plus an in-depth look at cyberwarfare.
The Naked Scientist team discuss human habits and why we struggle to make and break them.
This week we're discussing human habits and why we struggle to make and break them.
Covid, Nuclear Energy...and Lettuce!
Buying Breast Milk Online
Science news, and the people who are buying breast milk online.
Science in Film
The latest science news, and we look at the science in films.
Hot Cross Puns: Easter Science Q & A
Julia Ravey from the Naked Scientists with a special Easter Q & A episode.
Dogs, Dingoes and Contagious Cancers
Wake up and smell the coffee…
It's Q 'n' 'May' Time!
Our guests talk about the Raspberry Pi at 10, and studying the Universe's first stars.
We look at the first pig heart transplant and the science of advertising.