Can we trick ourselves into running faster or playing better? Read more
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
Could earthworms help transform the future of farming?
As they work the soil worms can hugely increase its fertility but there’s a downside.
How is human sound affecting sealife?
Are peaceful seas an illusion? We find out how human sound affects life under the waves.
Are some soaps better than others?
How was soap discovered, and what else is used for washing around the world?
Why do conspiracy theories exist?
Why do conspiracy theories exist and why are we seeing so many in this pandemic?