Brian Greene studies the universe at the largest and smallest scales imaginable. Read more
Brian Greene studies the universe at the largest and smallest scales imaginable.
Human Genome Project's 20th Anniversary
Twenty years of the Human Genome Project
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Adam Hart explores our relationship with some of the animal kingdom's deadliest predators
What difference has lockdown made to our air? Frank Kelly talks to Jim Al-Khalili.
Professor Emma Bunce
Emma Bunce tells Jim Al-Khalili why she is intrigued by the gas giants Jupiter and Neptune
Jim Al-Khalili talks to Liz Seward, Senior Space Strategist for Airbus Defence and Space.
Return to Mars
How will NASA’s latest robot rover search for life on Mars?
The Evidence: Covid lessons for safe school reopening
Will schools and colleges reopening fuel Covid-19 spread?
Megadrought in Chile
Why Chile has a megadrought
The Evidence: Are national lockdowns evidence of policy failure?
Locked in the lockdown cycle – evidence for a more targeted response
Anatomy Of Touch
Why we’re starved of touch
How can we stop unwanted touch?
How we experience gentle touch
Can touch be replicated digitally?
Birds: singing for survival
Birds are changing their tunes
Helen Keen had a diagnosis of autism as an adult. She explores how it appears in women
The Evidence: Pandemic rules: follower or flouter?
Why a sense of “we” rather than “I” makes us more likely to follow pandemic rules
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
Steve Haake talks to Jim al-Khalili about how technology improves sporting ability
Evolutionary biologist Alice Roberts
What can we learn from human remains? Alice Roberts talks bones with Jim Al Khalili
Hopes and fears for Covid-19 vaccines
Vaccines and virus mutations
Wildfires, floods, hurricanes made 2020 record breaking. What it says about climate change
Marine conservationist Heather Koldewey
Saving seahorses and turning old fishing nets into luxury carpets.
Astrophysicist Andy Fabian
Professor Andy Fabian on supermassive black holes and their dramatic hold over galaxies
Plant scientist Dale Sanders
Why the world needs more plant scientists. Prof Dale Sanders talks to Jim Al-Khalili.
Let science speak, health expert Tony Fauci pleaded last week. So how was it sidelined?
The Evidence: The Shapeshifting Virus
Will new vaccines work against the more infectious versions of the coronavirus?
The power of celibacy
Lucy Cooke discovers why some species reproduce without sex or the need for males
The power of one
Lucy Cooke explores why some species shirk company in favour of a solitary life
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.