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The power of night
Lucy Cooke examines why it pays to stir when the sun goes down
The Life Scientific: Giles Yeo
Professor Jim Al-Khalili talks to leading scientists about their life and work.
The Evidence: Keeping out Covid-19
The virus knows no borders, so do international travel restrictions work for Covid-19?
The Life Scientific: Cath Noakes
How good ventilation dramatically reduces the risk of inhaling tiny airborne pathogens.
The Life Scientific: Jane Hurst
Jane Hurst reveals how mice are ruled by their noses.
Patient zero: something in the water
Patient Zero tells the stories of disease outbreaks: where they begin and why they happen.
Patient zero: The December transplant
Patient Zero tells the stories of disease outbreaks: where they begin and why they happen
The Evidence: Mental health and the pandemic
Mental health distress has risen around the world. How can people's suffering be eased?
Patient zero: Coronavirus and contact tracing
Lithium: Chile’s white gold
Why lithium makes such good batteries
The equal rights stuff
When women and minorities first went into space
The Curious Cases of Rutherford and Fry
How do instruments make music?
1/6 Why do different musical instruments sound unique?
Why people have different pain thresholds
2/6 Plus, how fast can a human run?
Will we ever find alien life?
3/6 Where are we looking for alien life and what are the chances of finding it?
Why do we get déjà vu?
4/6 Plus is anything really random?
Does infinity exist?
Rutherford and Fry embark on a never-ending quest for infinite knowledge
Why do birds sing?
6/6 And why does the human voice change as we age?
The growling stomach
Why do our tummies rumble - and when they do, does it always mean we are hungry?
The seeded cloud
Can we make it rain?
The sting in the tail
What’s the point of wasps?
The end of everything
When and how is the universe going to end?
The Zedonk Problem
What are ligons and tigers? What is a species?
The Space Burrito
Is there a point in space where the Sun could heat a burrito perfectly? And other puzzles
The Martian Mission
Dr Adam Rutherford and Dr Hannah Fry investigate everyday mysteries sent by listeners.