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Why do Women Live Longer than Men?
Marnie Chesterton examines how men and women age differently
Is There a Logic to Romantic Love?
Can science explain why romantic rejection hurts?
How Much Energy Can I Burn by Thinking?
Could we lose weight just by exercising our brain?
What is the future of space travel?
CrowdScience goes interstellar to examine the future of space travel
How Bird-Like Were Dinosaurs?
Birds are dinosaurs, but did their extinct relatives move, look, or sing like they do?
Can Volcanoes Power the World?
Eruptions cause chaos and destruction, but could they also be an energy source?
Why Can’t I Remember My Accident?
CrowdScience goes hunting for lost memories
Why Do We Bury Our Dead?
The practice of burial stretches back deep into prehistory, but how did it evolve?
Is Recycling All Our Waste at Home Possible?
Could we recycle all of our unwanted household materials ourselves?
Could a ‘zombie’ virus kill us all?
Might ancient ice from the Antarctic depths contain deadly viruses?
Where was the last place humans made home?
Our species started in Africa, but what was the last habitable landmass we reached?
Does brain size matter?
Why have a big brain if a small one would do?
What do clouds feel like?
We turn our gaze skywards to tackle three questions about what’s going on above us
Why am I shy?
Is shyness written in our genes, or more to do with our upbringing?
When will an African visit Mars?
We head to South Africa’s biggest science festival for a debate before a live audience
Why do we like some animals and hate others?
What makes us fawn over a puppy, but run away from rats?
Which milk is best for me and the planet?
Is switching from dairy milk to plant-based milks a healthier choice?
What are dreams for?
Do we actually need to dream? Is there an evolutionary reason for it?
Why do we find things beautiful?
Humans seem programmed to appreciate beauty – but why?
Will we ever know what the universe is made of?
CrowdScience finds out if there’s a limit to what physicists at CERN can discover
Could viruses help fight super-bugs?
CrowdScience travels to Georgia in search of solutions to antibiotic resistance
Did cooking make us human?
When did we switch from eating our food raw, to heating it?
How does a single cell become me?
How do trillions of individual cells work together to build bodies?
Could dark matter harbour dark life?
Marnie Chesterton answers Indian listener Gautam’s question about dark life
Bonus: 13 Minutes to the Moon
Introducing the new podcast about how humans reached the moon. Theme music by Hans Zimmer
Could our household microbes help or harm us?
We revisit our episode on dust to decide what we should do with our invisible housemates
How are we evolving?
How are we changing genetically to adapt to modern lifestyles and our environment
Can singing improve our health?
Could this much-loved musical pastime improve our mental and physical strength?
Are there new ways to beat depression?
We investigate how science is uncovering new ways to help beat long-term depression
What’s the best way to breathe?
Can certain breathing techniques improve your exercise performance?
Can we prevent traffic jams?
Should our cities cater less for cars and what are the alternatives?