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Where’s my time machine?
When will sci fi’s favourite technologies become reality?
Why do we pull faces when we concentrate?
We tackle the science of scowling, gesturing, and counting
How many fossils are there?
Have we already found the last T. rex? Or are there many more to be discovered?
Can I predict the future?
There are ordinary people among us who are exceptionally good at predicting the future
Global infertility: Could The Handmaid’s Tale become reality?
What could cause mass infertility? Marnie Chesterton investigates
How can I motivate myself?
We put science to the test to try and find out how can we best motivate ourselves
Do we need more space stations?
Would more satellites and space stations help us get further into the solar system?
Are extroverts really happier?
We probe the links between happiness, personality and culture
Can my migraines be cured?
What’s happening in my brain when I get a migraine? CrowdScience investigates
Could I learn to think like Sherlock Holmes?
What does science have to say about the famous fictional detective?
Is a vegan diet better for your health?
Many people follow a plant based diet, but is a vegan diet really better for your health?
Do green spaces make us healthier?
Is there more to living alongside greenery?
How can I live a longer life?
What is the secret to living healthily into very old age?
Is maths real?
Is maths a tool created by humans? Or is it reality itself?
Will my salmon swim home?
Could we repopulate salmon rivers?
Can my stutter be cured?
Most of us take speaking for granted, but for Breeda it has been a lifelong struggle
Why do I get sleepy?
We ask what happens in our body and brain when tiredness takes over
Can a machine read my mind?
How machine learning is enabling minds to start melding with machines
Should I stop eating palm oil?
Is palm oil environmental foe or poverty-fighting crop? Graihagh Jackson investigates
Could humans hibernate during interstellar travel?
Hibernation could allow people to travel long distances in space. How realistic is it?
Would humans exist if dinosaurs were still alive?
We explore an alternative reality where dinosaurs still roam the earth
Can I save the insects?
The world’s insects are in trouble. What can each of us do to help them?
Did Crowdscience change your life?
We delve into the Crowdscience archive to hear how our shows changed listeners’ lives
How does the Sun affect my body and mind?
We explore the power of light to impact our health and wellbeing
What is empathy?
What drives our feelings of compassion for others – what is happening in our brains?
How low-carbon can CrowdScience go?
We try to find out the best ways to reduce our carbon footprint
What is infinity?
We tackle impossible-sounding questions on topics from infinity to quantum mechanics
Could we survive an extinction event?
Are humans capable of outwitting asteroids, volcanoes or other causes of mass extinction?
Can digital technology transform West Africa?
A panel of experts discuss how digital technology and AI are transforming West Africa.
How did humans discover medicine?
Diseases have always been with us, but when did we first find ways to cure them?
What is cancer?
We take a look at cancer treatment’s dark past, its current state and future