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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
Why do insects prefer to bite certain people?
Why are some people magnets for mosquitos and others not? CrowdScience investigates
What’s the weirdest weather?
Our expert panel tackle multiple meteorological queries in the CrowdScience inbox.
Why are we obsessed with crime?
Kay from Hamburg wants to know where our obsession with crime comes from
Introducing 13 Minutes to the Moon Season 2
Jump on-board a doomed mission to the Moon. Apollo 13: the extraordinary story
What are scientists doing about coronavirus?
CrowdScience goes into labs to meet researchers urgently searching for COVID-19 solutions
Can I trust DNA ancestry tests?
How much do DNA tests really tell you about your ancestors?
Can science explain why I love shopping?
Crowdscience investigates the brain science behind our buying behaviour
Will a placebo boost my sports performance?
Can we trick ourselves into running faster or playing better?
How can I reduce stress?
Listener Keith from Lincolnshire wants to know how to reduce stress - he's a firefighter.
What makes a spider spin a web?
How instincts let spiders build complex structures
Why do you sweat more than me?
What affects how much and where we sweat?
How do I learn maths when school’s shut?
We tackle maths questions sent in by high school students in lockdown
What is the smallest particle?
We tackle particle physics questions from around the world
Does my toilet make sense?
Is it time to reinvent the flush toilet?
How does a language begin?
How does one language become two, or even 7000?
Why can’t you tickle yourself?
In this kids special, we explore a raft of questions from our younger listeners
Would you risk your life to save another?
Why do some people put themselves in danger to help others?
Were my atoms once your atoms?
What is the likelihood that an atom in your body has been used in someone else’s body?
Do animals have consciousness?
What does it feel like to be a cat or a cuttlefish?
What’s the point of blood types?
We, like most animals, have a variety of different blood types. But what are they for?
Is barefoot running better?
How does a bare foot change our running pain and performance