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5 live Science Podcast

5 live Science Podcast

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5 live's science podcast, featuring Dr Karl, plus Dr Chris and Naked Scientists Chris Smith and Kat Arney with the hottest science news stories and analysis.

Link: www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02pc9ny

Categories

Science & Medicine

Episodes

Electricity, hiccups and the power of phenomics

Nov 17, 2019 3103

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Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team find out about the new solar material to give panels a boost, how hiccups evolved to help babies to learn, 3D TV coming to a screen near you, and are we on the brink of a revolution in medicine. Get the podcast from the BBC Sounds app.

Dr Karl: The Moon, Particle Physics, and Quantum computers

Nov 14, 2019 2893

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Why are some bits of the visible moon darker than others? What's the large hadron collider for? And what might quantum computers do for science?

Recycling

Nov 10, 2019 3080

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Chris Smith and the Naked Scientists with science news and a special look at recycling.

Dr Karl: Carbon, Trees and Fizzy Drinks

Nov 7, 2019 2881

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Dr Karl answers your science questions.

5 live Science

Nov 3, 2019 3041

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What is A.I, why do some people hate coriander, and what's a panic attack?

Dr Karl

Oct 31, 2019 2326

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Rhod is joined by Dr Karl to answer your science questions about comet orbits, quantum encryption, long-distance radio reception and more.

5 live Science

Oct 27, 2019 3120

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Chris Smith and The Naked Scientists report on the first all female spacewalk, an artificial leaf that soaks up CO2 and a new drug for fighting flu.

Dr Karl wonders if you can use the Earth's magnetic field to generate electricity.

Oct 24, 2019 2959

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Dr Karl answers your questions about using the Earth's magnetic field to generate electricity, and whether or not we know when the next volcanic island will rise from the sea bed.

5 live Science

Oct 20, 2019 3040

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Put on some safety goggles as Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team ignite your bunsen burners with the hottest science news stories, analysis and breakthroughs. Get the podcast from the BBC Sounds app.

Dr Karl

Oct 17, 2019 2922

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Rhod is joined by Dr. Karl and dietitian Claire Collins, to take your science questions. Questions this week include; "what is the most nutritious way to prepare veg" and "do certain vegetables have different dietary values"?

5 Live Science

Oct 13, 2019 3096

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Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team with science news, stories and analysis. Topics include the science of gene therapy and how whales talk to their babies.

Dr Karl

Oct 11, 2019 2831

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Bianca Nogrady sits in for Dr Karl to answer your science questions with Rhod Sharp.

The Naked Scientists - Your Science Questions Answered

Oct 6, 2019 2677

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Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientists with science news stories and analysis. In this week's edition, they answer questions including Who's fitter? A rugby player or a footballer? And Who's better at climbing? A spider or a gecko?

Dr. Karl: Geese, Lies and numbers

Oct 3, 2019 2918

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Rhod is joined by Dr. Karl to take your science questions

5 live Science

Sep 29, 2019 2997

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Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team with science news stories and analysis. Plus a special look into the science behind making glass. Get the podcast from the BBC Sounds app.

Dr Karl & Rhod talk Space

Sep 26, 2019 2952

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Dr Karl answers your questions on Space: Where is the universe expanding into? What's beyond it? Why are some orbits different?

Rhod is joined by Dr. Karl & Matt Parker

Sep 26, 2019 2945

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A Night of Maths! Sign Geometry, Magnetic fields and why 6 is scared of 7...

5 Live Science

Sep 22, 2019 2989

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Put on some safety goggles as Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team ignite your bunsen burners with the hottest science news stories, analysis and breakthroughs. Get the podcast from the BBC Sounds app.

5Live Science

Sep 15, 2019 2951

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The hottest science news, stories and analysis from the Naked Scientists and Dr Karl.

5 Live Science – Sexually Transmitted Infections Under The Microscope

Sep 15, 2019 2945

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Dr Chris Smith and the team with the latest science news including the discovery of an earth like planet, seagulls with superbugs, and the animal that likes to play hide and seek. Plus the current epidemic of sexually transmitted infections are put under the microscope.

Dr Karl:Light Years, Lymphoma & Lazing

Sep 12, 2019 2593

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Rhod is joined by Dr Karl to answer all of your science questions.

5 Live Science

Sep 8, 2019 2974

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This week, the scientists tackle topics including why fridges are harder to open again after closing them, wiping smart phones, and how chocolate is affected by climate change.

Dr Karl: Gravity, AI & Pop Science

Sep 5, 2019 2903

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Dr Karl joins Rhod and takes your questions on gravity, AI & pop science.

5 Live Science

Sep 1, 2019 3027

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The hottest science news, stories and analysis from the Naked Scientists.

5 live Science

Aug 25, 2019 2995

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Naked Scientist Adam Murphy and the team with the latest science news stories. This week they take a closer look at the internet - what it's doing to our computers, our wallets and ourselves.

Dr Karl

Aug 22, 2019 2937

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What is an itch and where does it go?

5 live Science

Aug 18, 2019 3006

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5 live's science podcast, featuring Dr Karl, plus Dr Chris and Naked Scientists with the hottest science news stories and analysis.

Dr Karl

Aug 15, 2019 2865

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Dr Karl joins Dotun Adebayo to answer your science questions. This week: radiation, electrocution and distant galaxies

5 live Science

Aug 11, 2019 2976

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This week Dr Chris is joined by nanoscientist Colm Durkan, astronomer Carolin Crawford, existential risk specialist Haydn Belfield and chemist Ljiljana Fruk for a romp through the latest science questions you've been sending in, including what's the Doomsday Clock, how massive is the largest star ever discovered, what's the threat from climate change, and what's a Parsec..."

Dr Karl

Aug 8, 2019 2971

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Dr Karl and Professor Jason Sharples join Nomia Iqbal to answer your science questions

04/08/2019

Aug 4, 2019 2984

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Put on some safety goggles as Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team ignite your bunsen burners with the hottest science news stories, analysis and breakthroughs. Today they hear about the scientists who've printed a 3d heart valve. Plus is the bleep test really a useful measure of fitness?

Dr Karl

Aug 1, 2019 2918

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Dr Karl joins Nick Garnett to answer your science questions including whether moonlight is more powerful than wifi, and how to weigh astronauts in space.

The science of simulation

Jul 28, 2019 3009

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Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team delve into the science of computer simulation and ask whether we could be living in the Matrix. Could our reality have been created by a computer? Plus, we meet the people using computer simulation to improve our lives, from predicting the weather to understanding more about the human heart. Also, cancer drugs disguised as fat cells, how cigarette butts are harming our plants, and why canned laughter makes jokes funnier.

The Science of Simulation

Jul 28, 2019 2990

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Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team look at the science of computer simulation. Plus cancer drugs in disguise, shark maps, and how canned laughter makes bad jokes funny.

Dr Karl

Jul 25, 2019 2942

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Dr Karl and guests talk about space and the polar change

5 Live Science

Jul 21, 2019 2980

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A special programme looking at the science behind the Apollo 11 mission to the moon.

Dr Karl

Jul 18, 2019 2959

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Landing on the Moon versus landing on porridge

5 live Science

Jul 14, 2019 2926

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Dr Chris Smith talks about smart insulin & untangling the science of Alzheimer's disease

5 Live Science with Dr. Chris Smith

Jul 7, 2019 2970

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Dr. Chris Smith and the Naked Scientists discuss whether we need more trees to help climate and change and if we have enough space for them, whether plants can 'think', if the future of hard-disk will be based on molecules and go to the edge of space in a balloon.

5 live Science

Jun 30, 2019 2948

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Science news including a remote control for stem cells and a paper sensor which can tell you if meat is safe to eat. Plus the science of going deep underground.

Dr Karl

Jun 27, 2019 2884

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The hottest science news, stories and analysis with Dr Karl

Naked Scientists - Extreme Cold

Jun 23, 2019 2978

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Science news including the GM mosquito which can wipe out its own population and what causes asthma? Plus a special look at the science of extreme cold.

Dr Karl

Jun 20, 2019 2992

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Rhod and Dr Karl discuss - Does Domestic Blindness Exist? Why does Junk Food Pack on the Weight?

Your Science Questions Answered

Jun 16, 2019 2962

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The Naked Scientist team answer the science questions you've been sending in this month.

Dr Karl

Jun 13, 2019 2933

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Rhod is alongside Dr Karl to discuss optical illusions, rare metals, and electric cars

Extreme Speed

Jun 9, 2019 2988

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Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team with science news and breakthroughs. Plus a special look at the science behind extreme speed.

Rhod and Dr. Karl talk Starlink satellites, red wine & more.

Jun 6, 2019 2802

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The hottest science news, stories and analysis with Dr Karl

Naked Scientists

Jun 2, 2019 2990

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5 live's science podcast, featuring Dr Karl, plus Dr Chris and Naked Scientists Chris Smith and Kat Arney with the hottest science news stories and analysis.

Dr Karl

May 30, 2019 2858

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Rhod and Dr Karl answer questions about red cars, the amazon and the universe.

Naked Scientists - Roads and Travel

May 26, 2019 2960

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Join the Naked Scientists for a special hour all about roads and travel.

Dr Karl answers your science questions.

May 23, 2019 2911

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Rhod and Dr Karl talk about autism, soil and harvest moons.

5 live Science

May 19, 2019 2963

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Dr Chris and the Naked Scientists discover the human microbiome, and attempt to explain the mysterious dark matter in our Universe.

Dr Karl

May 16, 2019 2911

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5 live's science podcast, featuring Dr Karl from Up All Night.

5 Live Science with Dr. Chris Smith

May 12, 2019 2969

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Put on some safety goggles as Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team tackle the 100 year old technology help fight infections we can't currently treat, find out how biodegradable are biodegradable plastic bags, and a new way to make more lungs available for transplant surgery.

Dr Karl answers your science questions.

May 9, 2019 2900

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What would happen if it only rained at night? And if we make efforts to stop climate change how long will it take to see the changes? Dr Karl has a go at answering these and other science questions.

5 live Science

May 4, 2019 2922

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Put on some safety goggles as Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team tackle the science questions you've been asking. Including: What do you do if you get pregnant in space? How do anti-depressants work? And how do we know how old planet earth is? Get the podcast from the BBC Sounds app.

5 live Science

May 2, 2019 2854

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The hottest science news, stories and analysis with Dr Karl

The Naked Scientists

Apr 28, 2019 2888

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Put on some safety goggles as Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team ignite your bunsen burners with the hottest science news stories, analysis and breakthroughs. This time, how cell transplants can boost wound and tissue repair, using caffeine to perk up solar panel performance, and energy efficient ways of cooking with a conscience.

5 live Science

Apr 21, 2019 2969

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Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team tackle discoveries and oddities with a team of experts in a special live show recorded at the Edinburgh Science Festival.

Dr Karl

Apr 18, 2019 2917

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5 live's science podcast, featuring Dr Karl from Up All Night.

5 live Science

Apr 14, 2019 2924

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Dr Chris Smith & the team discuss cancer killing immune systems, sharks with cameras, and the Space Twins.

Dr Karl

Apr 11, 2019 2933

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5 live's science podcast, featuring Dr Karl from Up All Night.

5 live Science - Your Science Questions Answered

Apr 7, 2019 2949

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Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientists answer your science questions. Including: is the sugar in fruit better than that in a donut? How do reflective jackets work? And why do bright lights make some people sneeze? Get the podcast from the BBC Sounds app.

Dr Karl

Apr 4, 2019 2877

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Rhod Sharp is joined by Dr Karl and oceanographer Dr Veronique Lago to answer questions.

5 live Science

Mar 31, 2019 2984

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Dr Chris Smith and the team this week are sniffing out Parkinsons, travelling to Mars, and looking at the cutting edge of material science.

Dr Karl

Mar 28, 2019 2923

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Dr Karl answers all your science questions with Rhod Sharp. This week discussing hurricanes, ageing and more.

5 live Science

Mar 24, 2019 2994

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Chris Smith and Adam Murphy are in Paris for Hello Tomorrow Global Summit

Dr Karl

Mar 21, 2019 2918

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Dr Karl joins Rhod to answer more of your science questions. Topics covered this week include the Spring Equinox, 5G radiation and green flashes in the sky at sunset.

5 live Science

Mar 16, 2019 2963

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Chris Berrow and the Naked Science team talk about a new way of tackling prostate cancer, keeping fruit fresher for longer and how scientists deal with calculations involving massive numbers.

Dr Karl: Could all the wind turbines in the world slow the rotation of the earth, and how do you cure Dotun's sore throat?

Mar 14, 2019 2895

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Could all the wind turbines in the world slow the rotation of the earth? Could sounds from the past be retrieved from solid objects... and how do you cure Dotun's sore throat?

Zoo & A

Mar 10, 2019 2917

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Dr. Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team answer your animal questions.

Dr Karl

Mar 7, 2019 2900

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The hottest science news, stories and analysis with Dr Karl

5 live Science

Mar 4, 2019 2993

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Dr Chris Smith with the latest science news. Plus the science behind running a marathon.

Dr Karl

Feb 28, 2019 2882

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It's time to welcome DR. KARL to the show and after two weeks in Antarctica, he's back on terra warma in Sydney. We ponder why a popped balloon breaks into three pieces and discuss Huygens' Pendulums.

5 live Science

Feb 24, 2019 2912

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Dr. Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team with the hottest science news stories, analysis and breakthroughs. Plus a celebration of the 150th birthday of the Periodic Table.

5 live Science

Feb 17, 2019 2926

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It's Valentine's week and love is in the air. So what else could the Naked Scientists be exploring but pain, dating and mind control?

Dr Karl in Antarctica

Feb 14, 2019 2866

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Some people head to warm climes when they go away for a few days. Dr Karl does the opposite. This week he is in Antarctica to answer your science questions, and is joined by glaciologist Dr Ben Galton-Fenzi and station leader at Casey Station, Chris MacMillian.

5 Live Science

Feb 10, 2019 2974

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5 live's science podcast, featuring Dr Karl, plus Dr Chris and Naked Scientists Chris Smith and Kat Arney with the hottest science news stories and analysis.

Dr Karl

Feb 7, 2019 2899

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Dr Karl answers your science questions alongside special guest Professor Claire Collins.

5 live Science

Feb 3, 2019 2966

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The Naked Scientists look at a new type of male contraceptive that can be reversed, and were recently discovered ancient javelins ever thrown?

Dr Karl

Jan 31, 2019 2923

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Dr Karl joins Rhod Sharp to answer your questions. This week history of the galaxy, world weather including polar vortex and how to store paint pots.

Dr Karl

Jan 24, 2019 2827

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Dr Karl joins Rhod to answer more of your science questions. Topics this week include climate change, planets and the energy expenditure of the common housefly.

5 live Science

Jan 20, 2019 2973

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Dr. Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team with the week's science news, including: a way to turn cancer cells into fat cells, why coffee is at risk of extinction, and is the dark side of the moon really dark? Plus how microbes put food on our dinner plates.

Dr Karl

Jan 17, 2019 2898

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Dr Karl answers your questions on glitter, super volcanoes and coconut oil.

5 live Science

Jan 13, 2019 3008

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Dr. Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team with the latest science news. This week including the intelligent material that helps wounds heal, a phone app which detects drug overdoses, and how norovirus makes us unwell. Plus a look at how the human body regenerates itself, and why we get scars.

When legends collide: Rhod finally meets Dr Karl

Jan 10, 2019 2530

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After 15 years of broadcasting together, Rhod Sharp and Dr Karl finally meet face to face during a special tour of the Royal Institution in London.

5 live Science

Jan 6, 2019 2977

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Dr. Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team start the New Year with answers to more of your science questions.

Dr Karl

Jan 3, 2019 2923

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Ultima Thule chat and why does it take meat longer to cool down than heat up? Also, is it true that pink salt is from the Himalayas?

Dr Karl

Dec 27, 2018 2965

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Dr Karl answers your science questions

5 live Science - Christmas Survival Guide

Dec 21, 2018 2964

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Dr. Chris Smith, Katie Haylor and the Naked Scientist team bring you a Christmas survival guide. Including the science of cooking the perfect turkey and roast potatoes, how much Christmas pudding would be enough to get you drunk, avoiding family festive feuds, and what makes the best worst cracker joke.

Dr Karl

Dec 20, 2018 2879

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Science journalist, broadcaster and Up All Night regular Bianca Nogrady is joined by Professor of Astrophysics at Sydney University Geraint Lewis to answer your science and nature questions.

5 live Science

Dec 16, 2018 2999

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Put on some safety goggles as Dr. Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team ignite your bunsen burners with the hottest science news stories, analysis and breakthroughs. Get the podcast from the BBC Sounds app.

Dr Karl

Dec 13, 2018 2963

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Dr Karl answers your space questions and explains why the Moon has a dark side, why space is cold and talks driverless cars.

5 live Science

Dec 9, 2018 6043

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Can we jet lag a cabbage? Does the surge in big internet data sharing bring big risks? Dr Chris Smith and the ‘Naked Scientists’ also discuss the microbial world and we go interstellar to infinity and beyond.

5 live Science

Dec 9, 2018 2999

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The Naked Scientists explore modern and historic dentistry, the evolution of skin colour & an app that can tell you if you're anemic.

Dr Karl

Dec 6, 2018 2870

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Dr Karl answers your questions on all things science.

5 live Science

Dec 2, 2018 3001

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Put on some safety goggles as Dr. Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist answer your science questions. Featuring: Are plastics now in the fish we're eating? Can electrical devices affect your fertility? And will robots take over our jobs thanks to the development of artificial intelligence?

Dr Karl

Nov 29, 2018 2922

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Dr Karl answers questions on movement in space and car headlights.

5 live Science

Nov 25, 2018 2969

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Chris Smith and the science team answer your questions.

Dr Karl

Nov 22, 2018 2898

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Dr Karl answers questions on rainbows

5 Live Science

Nov 18, 2018 3034

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Blood tests that detect cancer, why the kilogram is changing, and a look at modern manufacturing

Dr Karl

Nov 15, 2018 2904

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Dr Karl discusses the extraction of Geothermal energy.

5 live Science

Nov 11, 2018 3013

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How being a morning person can reduce a risk of cancer, using drones and AI to check ocean health, and how science from WW1 is helping people with brain injuries today. Plus the science of samba, what makes a good dancer?

Dr Karl

Nov 8, 2018 2885

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DR KARL discusses whether human saliva is a good cleaning agent? Also, are perpetual motion vehicles a realistic possibility and is thorium a cleaner alternative to nuclear power?

5 live Science

Nov 4, 2018 3016

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The Naked Scientists answer your science questions, including whether science can help us quit our vices, do animals have accents, and how big can a planet get? Get the podcast from the BBC Sounds app.

Dr Karl

Nov 1, 2018 2967

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Dr Rhod and Dr Karl answer your questions on the carbon cost of electric vehicles and space windmills.

The Naked Scientists: Georgia Mills has the latest from the world of science

Oct 28, 2018 3001

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Georgia Mills from the Naked Scientists looks at what happens to fish when coral reefs die, how glowing lungs might help fight hospital infections, and catalysts - the invisible substances which help keep the world running.

Dr Karl

Oct 25, 2018 2844

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While Dr Karl enjoys his holiday, Rhod is joined by science journalist and broadcaster Bianca Nogrady and Dr. Alice Williamson who is a chemist, lecturer and science communicator based at The University of Sydney. Topics include 3D photography, gluing magnets and the difference between male and female birds.

5 Live Science

Oct 21, 2018 3000

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Georgia Mills and the team answer your questions

Dr Karl

Oct 18, 2018 2906

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Rhod is joined by a couple of old hands who can answer your questions; namely freelance science journalist, broadcaster and author Bianca Nogrady and Dr Alice Williamson who is a chemist, lecturer and science communicator based at The University of Sydney

Dr Karl

Oct 11, 2018 2883

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Dr Karl and his guests discuss diets and health.

5 live Science

Oct 6, 2018 3389

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Chris Smith and the science team answer your questions

Dr Karl

Oct 4, 2018 2882

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Dr Karl discusses the end of the world and convergent evolution.

5 live Science

Sep 30, 2018 2979

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This week's science news with Dr Chris Smith and the 5 live Science Team.

Dr Karl and Dr Rhod wonder if water is blue, why from some angles glass looks green, & the benefits or otherwise of lightboxes

Sep 27, 2018 2938

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Dr Karl and Dr Rhod describe whether water is blue, why from some angles glass looks green, and the benefits or otherwise of lightboxes

5 Live Science - Biomimicry

Sep 16, 2018 2974

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The week’s science news including: a new device to measure your body clock, what chimps can tell us about teamwork, and how red alert signals spread through plants when something starts to eat them. Plus a look at biomimicry, and how scientists borrow from biology to look to the future.

Dr Karl

Sep 13, 2018 2881

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Dr Karl joins Dr Rhod to answer more of your science questions. This weeks subjects include wildlife extinctions, tinnitus and hurricanes

Chris Smith and the team have answers to your recent questions

Sep 8, 2018 3045

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This week Chris Smith and the 5 Live Science team are answering the questions you have been sending in for the past few weeks. Including: why has hay fever been so bad this year, what causes motion sickness, and what's the best way to deal with a jelly fish sting?

5 Live Science

Sep 2, 2018 2977

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The Naked Scientists investigate an interesting ice cream flavour.

Dr Karl

Aug 30, 2018 2655

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Dr Karl joins Dr Rhod to answer more of your science questions.

5 Live Science

Aug 26, 2018 2999

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Join the Naked Scientists as they take a punt down the river Cam

Dr Karl

Aug 23, 2018 2246

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Can science stop a hangover? And other listener questions.

5 live Science

Aug 18, 2018 3010

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Let's join the NAKED SCIENTISTS to see what's been igniting their bunsen burners recently

Dr Karl

Aug 16, 2018 2993

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Dr Karl joins Rhod to answer more of your science questions.

5 live Science

Aug 12, 2018 3013

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Anti-obesity pill, a probe destined for the sun, and the medicinal side of cannabis

Dr Karl

Aug 9, 2018 2934

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Dr Karl is back from his break and joins Rhod to answer more of your science questions.

5 live Science

Aug 5, 2018 2986

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Chris Smith and the team look at growing lungs in a lab, hyperloops and how to keep elephants off farms.

5 live Science

Jul 29, 2018 2991

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5 live Science meet a woman who made history 40 years ago simply by being born

Dr Karl

Jul 26, 2018 2719

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While Dr Karl is away, Rhod is joined by science journalist and author Bianca Nogrady and Dr. Alice Williamson from the School of Chemistry at the University of Sydney.

5 live Science

Jul 22, 2018 3066

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The latest science news featuring, a new type of painkiller that lasts 3 months, how cosmic rays can identify radioactive waste and a robot that can teach itself chemistry.

5 live Science

Jul 15, 2018 2953

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Chris Smith and the Naked Scientists explore a surprising new way to fight cancer, a virtual cure for fear of heights and more.

Dr Karl

Jul 12, 2018 2901

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In Dr Karl's absence Rhod is joined by science journalist and author Bianca Nogrady and Dr. Alice Williamson from the School of Chemistry at the University of Sydney.

5 live Science

Jul 8, 2018 2937

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The Naked Scientists tackle your questions. They're asked if you can train your goldfish? Also, does light weigh anything?

Dr Karl

Jul 5, 2018 2903

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Dr Karl answers your science questions.

Dr Karl

Jun 28, 2018 2908

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Dr Karl answers your science questions including biomass, cancer cells and jet fuel.

5 live Science

Jun 23, 2018 2941

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Does marriage affect your mortality rate and what 800 million tweets reveal about human moods? The 5 live Science Team investigate.

Dr Karl

Jun 21, 2018 2941

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Dr Karl answers questions on the universe, plasma, 5G and much more.

5 live Science

Jun 17, 2018 2967

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This week's science news with Dr Chris Smith and the 5 live Science Team.

Dr Karl

Jun 14, 2018 2839

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Will we ever find life on other planets? Can Spiders have shells? And a jumping bean mystery. Dr Karl joins Dr Johnny to answer questions from curious callers.

5 live Science

Jun 10, 2018 3000

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This week's science news with Dr Chris Smith and the 5 live Science Team

Dr Karl science phone-in

Jun 7, 2018 2976

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Dr Karl answers your science questions and discusses cockroach milk,volcanic activity and coronal mass ejection.

5 live Science

Jun 3, 2018 3019

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This week's science news, including: How a big circle of friends could help with dementia, an unusual picture of Pluto, and a new hair dye based on blackcurrants. Plus, allergies and how a team of scientists are curing people of previously lethal nut reactions.

Leaving Planet Earth

Jun 1, 2018 2965

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Izzie Clarke from the Naked Scientists looks into the science of leaving planet Earth. She also experiences some of the g-forces that astronauts go through to get into orbit.

Dr. Karl

May 31, 2018 2942

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How did Newton work out the weight of the Earth? How did Einstein predict that rays of light would be bent by the Sun? And do squirrels spontaneously combust. Dr Karl answers the questions of curious callers.

Dr Karl

May 24, 2018 2780

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Dr Karl and Dr Rhod discuss your science questions, including how does Australia handle water shortages, is time variable, and why can one listener hear his neighbour's ultrasonic cat repellent device?

Water

May 20, 2018 2990

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Chris Smith and the Naked Scientists with the week's science news including: a possible cure for the common cold, the latest on the climate crisis, and the science of snuggles. Plus a special look at water and making sure we don't run out.

Dr Karl

May 17, 2018 2928

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Dr Karl and Dr Rhod are joined by Professor Geordie Williamson, and discuss the Yanny/Laurel audio debate

The Naked Scientists answer your questions

May 13, 2018 2937

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The Naked Scientists answer your questions, looking at whether nanobots will be able to destroy the world, can food allergies be inherited and are ants telepathic?

Dr Karl

May 10, 2018 2898

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Dr Karl and Dr Rhod discuss your science questions.

5 live Science

May 6, 2018 2926

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Georgia Mills & the Naked Scientists with the latest science news.

Dr Karl

May 4, 2018 2888

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Dr Karl and Dr Rhod discuss your science questions, including understanding plastic clothes pegs, are taller people more intelligent and pixels.

5 live Science

Apr 29, 2018 3038

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Chris Smith and the Naked Scientists with the latest science news, including 65 years of DNA, what marathon running does to your body, and the science of smell.

Dr Karl

Apr 26, 2018 2898

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Dr Karl and Dr Rhod are joined by Alfonso Ballestas-Barrientos and Tracey Ann-Palmer. This week : producing hydrogen from water, and encouraging youngsters into studying science.

5 live Science

Apr 23, 2018 3025

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Chris Smith sinks his teeth into the science of what tickles your tastebuds.

Dr Karl

Apr 19, 2018 2960

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Dr Karl and Dr Rhod discuss your science questions, including whether the Voyager spacecraft eventually become stationary? And why do red plastic pegs seem to break before other colours?

5 live Science

Apr 15, 2018 3069

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Georgia Mills and the Naked Scientists with the latest science news, including early human migration, a potential treatment for the common cold, and what do social media companies really know about us?

Dr Karl

Apr 12, 2018 1831

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Dr Karl explains how people can get sick from smoking marijuana, he also explores computer processing power and find out what is best way to thread a needle? He is joined in the studio by Riti Mann and Alexander Solntsev from University of Technology Sydney.

5 live Science

Apr 8, 2018 3069

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Georgia MIlls talks blacks holes and genetic testing.

Dr Karl

Apr 5, 2018 2417

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Rhod is joined by Dr. Karl to answer your science questions.

5 live Science

Apr 1, 2018 2963

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Georgia Mills examines the science of sound, and how we hear. Including how the brain processes sound, how a blind person can 'see' with sound, and how science can treat deafness.

Dr Karl

Mar 29, 2018 2911

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Rhod is joined by Dr. Karl to answer your science questions. This week; dangerous particles in plastic bottles, anti-biotics and global warming in Australia.

Stephen Hawking

Mar 25, 2018 3343

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In a special episode, the 5 live Science team remember Stephen Hawking, featuring tributes and memories of his life and work.

Dr Karl

Mar 22, 2018 2780

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Rhod is joined by Dr. Karl to answer your science questions.

5 live science

Mar 18, 2018 2966

Description:

Dr Chris Smith and the team discuss the latest science stories with a focus this week on computers.

Dr Karl

Mar 15, 2018 2878

Description:

Richard Foster is joined by Dr Karl and dietitian Professor Claire Collins to answer your questions, including is getting fat inevitable as you age, how to tackle gastritis and what does the gall bladder do. Plus, memories of Stephen Hawking.

5 live Science

Mar 11, 2018 2971

Description:

This week Naked Scientist Chris Smith looks into the science questions you've been sending in, including what's the tallest possible building? Are underground cities where we will be living in future? What can we do if an asteroid ends up on an earth bound course? Download the podcast: bbc.co.uk/podcasts/5live

Dr Karl

Mar 8, 2018 2888

Description:

Dr Karl and friends answer your questions including whether there are there any stars outside galaxies on their own? What are pathogens? And can you cook fish in the dishwasher?

5 live Science

Mar 4, 2018 3014

Description:

Is measuring your blood pressure at home better than getting a doctor to do it? Also, is there life on Mars?

Dr Karl

Mar 1, 2018 2861

Description:

Dr Karl talks diabetes, wind farm blades and the consequences of holding your breath.

Dr Karl

Feb 22, 2018 2933

Description:

Rhod is joined by Dr. Karl to answer your science questions. This week, they discuss Parkinson's disease, mosquito bites and more.

5 live Science

Feb 18, 2018 2939

Description:

The Naked Scientists answer your science questions.

Dr Karl

Feb 15, 2018 2928

Description:

This week Dr Karl answers your science questions and explains how lightning killed 68 dairy cows in Dorrigo in 2005.

5 live Science

Feb 11, 2018 2980

Description:

Put on some safety goggles as Naked Scientists Chris Smith and Kat Arney ignite your Bunsen burners with the hottest science news stories, analysis and breakthroughs. This week: rockets, cockroaches, vaping and the problem with plastic.

5 live Science

Feb 4, 2018 2960

Description:

A potential new way to treat strokes and a killer whale using its blowhole to talk human.

5 live Science

Jan 28, 2018 3005

Description:

Two monkeys were successfully cloned this week. Are humans next? Chris Smith and the Naked Scientists explain everything you need to know.

Dr. Karl

Jan 25, 2018 2957

Description:

Rhod is joined by Dr. Karl to answer your science questions. They discuss the origins of litmus paper and ponders if it is possible to create a magnetic field on a planet?

5 live Science

Jan 21, 2018 2956

Description:

In this edition, the Naked Scientists ask; Can we pick up cancer from a blood test? How does flu work? They also take a look at crabs that drum to attract a mate, plus a look at how the perfect poison is made.

Dr. Karl

Jan 18, 2018 2455

Description:

Rhod is joined by Dr. Karl to answer your questions on topics like using out of service escalators; how light travels; the properties of titanium, and more.

5 live Science

Jan 14, 2018 3020

Description:

Can mantis shrimp really kick through glass? What happens inside a black hole? And can your genes lead you to your perfect match? The Naked Scientist settle the debates.

Dr Karl

Jan 11, 2018 2847

Description:

Dr Karl answers your science questions.

5 live Science

Jan 7, 2018 2965

Description:

The Naked Scientists look back at the best science of 2017

5 live Science

Dec 24, 2017 2969

Description:

Naked Scientists Chris Smith and Georgia Mills bring you a festive edition of 5 live Science.

Dr. Karl

Dec 21, 2017 2875

Description:

Rhod and Dr Karl answer all your science questions, from how ABS braking systems work, to whether or not the Thylacine - the Tasmanian Tiger - really existed.

5 live Science

Dec 17, 2017 2986

Description:

Chris Smith and the Naked Scientists review the latest science news and breakthroughs. Under the microscope this week: A breakthrough in the treatment of Huntington's disease, a fossilised tick from a dinosaur, strange radio signals from far away in space and the science of Star Wars.

Dr Karl

Dec 15, 2017 2523

Description:

Rhod and Dr.Karl discuss the night's much-anticipated meteor shower.

5 live Science

Dec 10, 2017 3003

Description:

Chris Smith and the Naked Scientists review the latest science news and breakthroughs. Under the microscope this week: new evidence linking London's air and stunted growth in the city's developing babies and how falcons are teaching us to fight badly behaved drones. Plus we all know the problems of fake news, but what can be done to stamp out fake science?

Dr Karl

Dec 7, 2017 2823

Description:

Dr Karl answers listeners' questions about the weird and wonderful world of science including: Stonehenge's purpose, is the cricket "snicko" flawed and what was the nativity star

5 Live Science

Dec 3, 2017 2918

Description:

Chris Smith and the Naked Scientists answer your questions about pointy mountains and herds of dinosaurs.

Dr Karl

Nov 30, 2017 2876

Description:

In Dr Karl's absence, Rhod is joined by Jessica Bloom and Bianca Nogrady.

5 Live Science

Nov 26, 2017 2990

Description:

The Naked Scientists are looking at the latest ageing research

5 Live Science

Nov 19, 2017 3010

Description:

Chris Smith investigates the rise of antibiotic resistance.

Dr Karl

Nov 16, 2017 2620

Description:

Dr Karl answers listeners' questions about the weird and wonderful world of science, including does a white cricket ball behave differently when thrown? Should we be cautious about fad gluten-free diets? As well as more on the opening of freezer doors.

5 live Science

Nov 12, 2017 2905

Description:

Chris Smith asks why do food allergies clear up after a course of antibiotics and can protein meals stave off the munchies?

Dr Karl

Nov 9, 2017 2820

Description:

Dr Karl and Dr Rhod answer your science questions. This week they discuss core body temperature, reverse swing in cricket and space elevators.

5 live Science

Nov 5, 2017 3001

Description:

Naked Scientists, Chris Smith and Georgia Mills reveal why bacteria in your gut might control whether you recover from cancer. Plus we model the aftermath of the meteor that finished off the dinosaurs and get under the skin of electronic tattoos.

Dr Karl

Nov 2, 2017 2896

Description:

Dr Karl and Dr Rhod answer your science questions. This week they explore how a Moonbow is made and why fridge doors sometimes refuse to open.

5 live Science

Oct 29, 2017 3006

Description:

Naked Scientists, Georgia Mills and Issy Clarke get ready for Halloween by finding out if bats are actually blind and more plausible explanations for zombies, vampires, werewolves and haunted houses.

Dr Karl

Oct 26, 2017 2891

Description:

Dr Karl joins Nick Garnett to discuss uranium binoculars, how twins can age at different rates, and could shrink rays ever become science fact.

5 live Science

Oct 22, 2017 2973

Description:

Naked Scientists, Chris Smith Georgia Mills get answers to the seven biggest questions on artificial intelligence. Find out how it works, whether it will fundamentally change the world and what it means for your job.

5 live Science

Oct 15, 2017 3010

Description:

Chris Smith, Georgia Mills and the Naked Scientists present the latest science news and breakthroughs. Find out how an injection of cholesterol could reduce a heart attack's damage, how our brains discern voices and why the lights in your house might replace your Wi-Fi.

5 live Science

Oct 8, 2017 3202

Description:

Chris Smith and the Naked Scientists find out how exercise on your terms can stave off junk food cravings and why spacecraft engineers helped design your next packet of crisps. Plus, find out who won this year's Nobel Prize for Chemistry, Physics and Physiology, and why. Download the podcast for part two featuring the latest breakthroughs on replacement retinas and how work to create an artificial pancreas could be a game changer in the fight against diabetes. bbc.co.uk/podcasts/5live.

Dr Karl & Bill Nye

Oct 5, 2017 2892

Description:

Dr Karl and Dr Rhod are joined by Bill Nye the Science Guy to discuss terraforming Mars, the possibility of a lift to the Moon, and the threat of rocks from outer space

5live Science

Oct 1, 2017 2979

Description:

Dr Kris Smith and the team answer your science questions.

Science Phone-In

Sep 28, 2017 2938

Description:

Science journalist Bianca Nogrady and astrophysicist Dr Katie Mack answer your science questions.

5 Live Science

Sep 24, 2017 2992

Description:

Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist explore a potential new therapy for Multiple Sclerosis and last data from Cassini as it plunged into Saturn. In addition, we get to the bottom of how and why electric eels jump out and shock people and animals. Plus, can memories be faked and why are some sports can be linked with memory loss? Find out all this as well as the latest discovery on climate change. Download the podcast: bbc.co.uk/podcasts/5live

Science Phone-In

Sep 21, 2017 2914

Description:

We're looking at the world of science and nature for the next hour in the company of science journalist Bianca Nogrady and astrophysicist Dr. Katie Mack.

5Live Science

Sep 17, 2017 2899

Description:

The hottest science news, stories and analysis with Chris Smith and the Naked Scientists

5 live Science

Sep 10, 2017 3027

Description:

Chris Smith and Kat Arney tackle: superbugs, Jupiter, and why your sense of smell might be better than you thought.

Science Phone-In

Sep 7, 2017 2844

Description:

Science Journalist Bianca Nogrady and Astrophysicist Lisa Harvey-Smith answer your questions on the science phone-in. Topics discussed include the making of a hurricane and automation in the new age.

5 Live Science

Sep 3, 2017 2991

Description:

Naked Scientist, Chris Smith and a panel of top scientists answer you questions including: will an artificial intelligence take over the world? Why do smaller dogs live longer than larger ones? And why do some people get hay fever and others don't? Joining Chris to answer these are; University of Cambridge stem cell biologist Sarah Harrison statistician, Simon White and mental health researcher Olivia Remes. Plus AI entrepreneur, Peter Clarke.

Dr Karl

Aug 31, 2017 2896

Description:

Dr Karls answers questions about moon phases, NASA's record on the Voyager space probe, and hydrogen cars.

5 live Science

Aug 27, 2017 3049

Description:

Today we explore the ageing process and the fresh claim that bacteria in our gut could hold the key to ageing with fewer of the health problems that come with it. Discover how humans had been using trigonometry before Pythagoras came up with his now, textbook formula. And could robot killers be on the way? Experts are raising fears about the rapid evolution of AI and robotics and are calling for the technology to be banned. We find out precisely why. And finally, can science save the human race from the kinds of catastrophic disasters insurers dread the most?

Dr. Karl

Aug 24, 2017 2967

Description:

Dr. Karl takes your questions.

5 live Science

Aug 20, 2017 2983

Description:

The Naked Scientists' Chris Smith finds out how to fix cells with the wrong number of chromosomes, how birds use magnetism to navigate and meets a pioneer in the development of the mobile phone. Plus a trip to outer space with the scientists trying to get our first glimpse of a black hole.

Dr Karl

Aug 17, 2017 2904

Description:

Dr Karl is joined by wildlife forensic scientist Rebecca Johnson and entomologist Bryan Lessard. They discuss the decline of bees and why do midges bite?

5 live Science

Aug 13, 2017 2996

Description:

Chris Smith and the Naked Scientists find out what it takes to make the immune system attack cancer, how goldfish produce alcohol and how scientists are using bacteria to clean up nuclear waste. Plus news on the latest research and breakthroughs.

5 live Science

Aug 10, 2017 3010

Description:

The hottest science news, stories and analysis with Chris Smith and the Naked Scientists

Dr Karl

Aug 10, 2017 2920

Description:

Dr Karl answers your questions on batteries, algebra, & the possibility of planet Nibiru

Dr Karl

Aug 3, 2017 2893

Description:

Dr Karl answers questions on human evolution, electric vehicles and seeing underwater

Dr Karl

Jul 27, 2017 2909

Description:

Dr Karl joins Rhod to discuss why are all the craters on the moon round, how MRI scanners work, and just how clever are crows?

Dr Chris and the Naked Scientists

Jul 23, 2017 2985

Description:

Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientists discuss how science can help you cope with anxiety, and how Australian scientists are using drones to give wales a health check.

Dr Karl

Jul 20, 2017 2892

Description:

Dr Karl joins Rhod to answer your science questions.

5live Science

Jul 16, 2017 2999

Description:

In this weeks podcast...stairs that can help you to walk up them, a laboratory creating green spider silk, a drug to prevent Zika virus damaging developing baby's. Plus we continue our month of special programmes focusing on the sea, this week we look at coral reefs and how scientist track life under water.

Dr Karl

Jul 13, 2017 2899

Description:

Dr. Karl answers your weird and wonderful science questions, including how the weather works.

Sand Castles and Beach Science

Jul 9, 2017 3032

Description:

The Naked Scientists feature the week's science news including how training your brain could keep Alzheimer's at bay, an anti cancer vaccine that targets melanoma. Plus the science of building sand castles, and how scientists are tackling oil spills on the beach.

Dr Karl is joined by Professor Stephen Bartlett, a theoretical Quantum Physicist.

Jul 6, 2017 2888

Description:

Dr Karl is joined by Professor Stephen Bartlett, a theoretical Quantum Physicist.

5 live Science

Jul 3, 2017 2958

Description:

The Naked Scientists discuss heatwaves, climate change and cyber security

5 live Science

Jul 2, 2017 2961

Description:

The Naked Scientists discuss fake news, bird song and robotics.

Dr Karl

Jun 22, 2017 2828

Description:

Dr. Karl answers your weird and wonderful science questions, including where does the water in a human body go after they die?

5 live Science

Jun 18, 2017 2981

Description:

Extreme cardiology is at the heart of this week's programme. The Naked Scientists discover what happens to the hearts of NASA's astronauts in orbit, how crocodiles can hold their breath underwater for 8 hours, why exercise is a miracle pill, and a new technique to cut heart attack rates by half.

5 live Science

Jun 11, 2017 2923

Description:

The Naked Scientists answer another set of your science questions.

Dr Karl

Jun 8, 2017 2942

Description:

Dr Karl joins Dotun to field listeners science questions

5 live Science

Jun 6, 2017 2986

Description:

The Naked Scientists bring you the latest science news. Also, is maths the language of the universe?

Dr Karl

Jun 1, 2017 2936

Description:

Dr Karl joins Dotun to answer your science questions.

5 live Science

May 28, 2017 2974

Description:

Georgia Mills turns back the clock and asks 'how did life begin?'

5 live Science

May 21, 2017 2950

Description:

Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team tackle questions sent in by you. Such as - why do mints make your mouth feel cold?

Dr Karl

May 18, 2017 2951

Description:

Dr Karl on why the night sky is so bright, how mobile phone networks find you and the difference between cats and dogs.

5 live Science

May 14, 2017 2965

Description:

Georgia Mills with the latest science breakthroughs, including lava in space, how getting a good nights sleep can help with pain and do cats really like milk?

Dr Karl answers your science questions

May 11, 2017 2987

Description:

Dr Karl answers your science questions including whether you can you eat 14 year old marmalade and if it's possible to drive an F1 car upside down on the roof of a road tunnel.

Dr Karl and Dr Rhod discuss the science of fake news, and how planets are formed.

May 10, 2017 2928

Description:

Dr Karl and Dr Rhod discuss the science of fake news, and how planets are formed.

5 live Science

May 7, 2017 2969

Description:

Put on some safety goggles as Naked Scientists Chris Smith and Kat Arney ignite your bunsen burners with the hottest science news stories, analysis and breakthroughs.

5 live Science

May 1, 2017 2996

Description:

Kat Arney examines the latest research for treating cancer.

5 live Science

Apr 23, 2017 2997

Description:

Science breakthroughs, plus how stem cells are turned into brain cells to treat conditions like Parkinson's disease.

Should I Sequence My Genes?

Apr 16, 2017 2960

Description:

The Naked Scientists ask "Should I sequence my genes?"

Dr Karl answers your science questions

Apr 13, 2017 2873

Description:

Dr Karl answers your science questions. From April 6th 2017

Dr Karl

Apr 13, 2017 2831

Description:

Dr Karl answers your science questions. From 30th March 2017

Dr Karl joins Rhod to answer your science questions.

Apr 13, 2017 2922

Description:

Dr Karl joins Rhod to answer your science questions.

5 Live Science

Apr 9, 2017 3009

Description:

Put on some safety goggles as Naked Scientists Chris Smith and Kat Arney ignite your bunsen burners with the hottest science news stories, analysis and breakthroughs.

5 Live Science

Apr 2, 2017 2884

Description:

Chris Smith asks whether an abundance of facial hair makes a man more fertile and why does eating something cold cause a headache?

5 Live Science

Mar 25, 2017 2839

Description:

Put on some safety goggles as Naked Scientists Chris Smith and Kat Arney ignite your bunsen burners with the hottest science news stories, analysis and breakthroughs on 5 live Science.

Dr Karl

Mar 23, 2017 3023

Description:

Dr Karl joins Rhod to answer your science questions. This week's topics include comets, fizzy drink bottles and the aerodynamics of cars.

5 live Science

Mar 19, 2017 3020

Description:

Put on some safety goggles as Naked Scientists Chris Smith and Kat Arney ignite your bunsen burners with the hottest science news stories, analysis and breakthroughs on 5 live Science.

Dr Karl

Mar 16, 2017 2959

Description:

Dr Karl joins Dr Rhod to answer all your science questions, including the multiple mysteries of black holes and the science of ultra running. This week they're joined by a very special guest, the astrophysicist Professor Lisa Harvey Smith.

5 live Science

Mar 12, 2017 2904

Description:

Put on some safety goggles as Naked Scientists Chris Smith and Kat Arney ignite your bunsen burners with the hottest science news stories, analysis and breakthroughs on 5 live Science.

5 live Science

Mar 5, 2017 3003

Description:

Naked Scientists Chris Smith and Kat Arney ignite your bunsen burners with the hottest science news stories, analysis and breakthroughs.

Dr Karl

Mar 2, 2017 2947

Description:

What would happen if the earth stopped spinning and should you complete your course of antibiotics?

5 live Science

Feb 26, 2017 2996

Description:

The week's science news and an in-depth look at the treatment of HIV.

Dr Karl

Feb 23, 2017 2938

Description:

Dr Karl and Dr Rhod discuss how to convert renewable energy to hydrogen power. Can you really fit the world's population onto the Isle of Wight, and what's the science behind multitasking?

5 live Science

Feb 19, 2017 3042

Description:

Dr Chris Smith and team present 5 live Science.

Dr Karl

Feb 16, 2017 2920

Description:

Dr Karl and Dr Rhod discuss why hair goes grey and whether it can be stopped, what is inertia and why is so little understood about it, and are we trying too hard to discover a unifying theory when the answer is really simple?

5 Live Science

Feb 12, 2017 3035

Description:

Optogenetics - how scientists are using light to control the brain.

Dr Karl

Feb 9, 2017 2956

Description:

Rhod and Dr Karl are joined by Clare Collins, Professor of Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of Newcastle, to discuss the science stories of the week.

5 Live Science

Feb 5, 2017 2990

Description:

Grayha Jackson and the Naked Scientists with this week's science news, and they also ask, "Are we alone in the Universe?"

Dr Karl

Feb 2, 2017 2662

Description:

Dr Rhod and Dr Karl answer your questions on photographic memory, the biology of snoring, and whether animals' ears and noses get bigger as they age.

5 live Science

Jan 28, 2017 3046

Description:

Chris Smith and the Naked Scientists look at the week's science news.

Dr Karl

Jan 26, 2017 2532

Description:

This week Rhod and Karl talk about cryogenics and building muscle.

5 live Science

Jan 22, 2017 3034

Description:

Chris Smith and the Naked Scientists look at the week's science news, plus the science of laughter and can robots learn to tell jokes?

Doctor Karl

Jan 19, 2017 2758

Description:

This week Rhod and Karl discuss Tennis and Lightning.

5 live Science

Jan 15, 2017 2895

Description:

Chris Smith and the Naked Scientists answer more of your science questions.

Dr Karl

Jan 5, 2017 2920

Description:

Rhod and Dr Karl discuss global warming, astronomy and black holes. Plus more science questions posed by 5live listeners

Dr Karl: Futureproofing

Dec 29, 2016 2950

Description:

Dr Karl is on holiday so Bianca Nogrady, who is a science journalist and author and Dr Alice Williamson from the School of Chemistry at the University of Sydney join Rhod Sharp.

5 live Science

Dec 25, 2016 2998

Description:

Put on some safety goggles as Naked Scientists Chris Smith and Kat Arney ignite your bunsen burners with the hottest science news stories, analysis and breakthroughs.

Jessica Bloom and Bianca Nogrady stand in for Dr Karl, answering your questions about the weird and wonderful world of science.

Dec 22, 2016 2907

Description:

Jessica Bloom and Bianca Nogrady, answering your science questions.

5 live Science

Dec 11, 2016 3050

Description:

CHRIS SMITH with the latest breakthroughs in science. Is the snooper's charter making us safer or endangering our liberty?

Dr Karl: Not Dr Karl. It's all gone a bit Quantum

Dec 8, 2016 2923

Description:

Jessica Bloom and Bianca Nogrady stand in for Dr Karl. They discuss astrophysics, quantum effects, the Higgs Field and ancient calendars.

5 Live Science

Dec 4, 2016 3064

Description:

The hottest science news, stories and analysis

Dr Karl

Dec 1, 2016 2871

Description:

Rhod is joined by Dr Karl, Michael Marshall and author Ruben Meerman to discuss big science myths and critical thinking.

5 live science

Nov 27, 2016 2911

Description:

The hottest science news, stories and analysis

5 live Science

Nov 20, 2016 2996

Description:

Navigation through space, tracking trousers and are we ready for driverless cars?

5 live Science

Nov 13, 2016 3054

Description:

The Naked Scientists detail the hottest science news stories

Dr Karl

Nov 10, 2016 2893

Description:

Rhod is joined by Dr Karl to talk about "earworms" and the world's oldest vertebrate.

Dr Karl

Nov 3, 2016 2980

Description:

Rhod is joined by Dr Karl and Professor Michael Biercuk to discuss all things quantum

5 live Science

Oct 30, 2016 2980

Description:

Chris Smith & Cat Arney with the latest science news

Dr Karl

Oct 27, 2016 2965

Description:

Rhod is joined by Dr Karl to talk jet lag, cats and The Breakthrough Listen project

5 Live Science

Oct 23, 2016 2993

Description:

Scientists create mouse eggs from stem cells. Plus the week's science news.

5 live Science

Oct 16, 2016 3001

Description:

The Naked Scientist's Chris Smith examines how scientists are editing the genome, how Haiti is being affected by cholera and should you get into an ice bath after exercise?

5 live Science

Oct 9, 2016 1576

Description:

Naked Scientist's Chris Smith with the hottest science news stories and analysis. Including a new drug for lung cancer and do your genes decide what you eat?

Dr Karl

Oct 6, 2016 2925

Description:

Dr Rhod and Dr Karl answer questions on comets, relativity and tea through a straw

5 live Science

Oct 2, 2016 3030

Description:

Chris Smith and the Naked Scientists provide a little light entertainment, and explain how scientists are using light to change our world.

Dr Karl

Sep 29, 2016 2923

Description:

Dr Rhod and Dr Karl answer questions on the Ig Nobel Prize and Junk DNA.

5 live Science

Sep 25, 2016 3010

Description:

Chris Smith and the Naked Scientists look at the findings sent back from the Gaia spacecraft as scientists get their first sight of what it has discovered.

5 live Science 18 Sep 16

Sep 18, 2016 3003

Description:

Put on some safety goggles as Naked Scientists Chris Smith and Kat Arney ignite your bunsen burners with the hottest science news stories, analysis and breakthroughs on 5 live Science.

Dr Karl

Sep 15, 2016 2834

Description:

Dr Rhod and Dr Karl answer your questions

5 live Science

Sep 11, 2016 3059

Description:

Kat Arney and the Naked Scientists tackle the questions you have been sending in for the past few weeks.

Dr Karl

Sep 8, 2016 2935

Description:

Dr Rhod and Dr Karl answer questions about the threat from meteoroids, sonic booms and burning rubbish for power.

5 live Science: Animation

Sep 4, 2016 3041

Description:

Chris Smith and the Naked Scientists go behind the scenes and explore the world of animation. Plus the week's science news.

Dr Karl

Sep 1, 2016 2918

Description:

Dr Rhod and Dr Karl answer your questions on the science of dusk and why we have time zones.

Dr Karl

Aug 25, 2016 2923

Description:

Dr Rhod and Dr Karl answer your questions on space travel, distant suns and washing up.

5 live Science

Aug 20, 2016 3017

Description:

Georgia and Connie investigate psychoactive substances.

5 Live Science

Aug 13, 2016 2957

Description:

Put on some safety goggles as Naked Scientists Chris Smith and Kat Arney ignite your bunsen burners with the hottest science news stories, analysis and breakthroughs on 5 live Science.

5 live Science

Aug 6, 2016 2997

Description:

Latest science news including a breakthrough in the fight against the Zika virus, a new study into female fertility, and how scientists are developing materials that can cope with extreme temperatures.

5 live Science

Jul 30, 2016 3012

Description:

Chris Smith and Kat Arney take a look at this week's leading science breakthroughs including how drug tests will be concluded at the Rio Olympics; tomatoes that defend themselves from parasites; how people are getting taller; and an in-depth look into the future of the fuels that power our cars.

5 live Science

Jul 27, 2016 3040

Description:

Join Chris Smith and the Naked Scientists as they answer the science questions you have been sending in for the past few weeks.

5 live Science

Jul 16, 2016 2999

Description:

Kat Arney and the Naked Scientist team look for wildlife in the urban jungle.

Dr Karl

Jul 14, 2016 2899

Description:

Dr Karl discusses the loudest sound in the world and why it would kill you. Why is the night sky dark in spite of all the stars, and are there really roads where cars roll uphill?

5 live Science

Jul 9, 2016 2996

Description:

Join Chris Smith and the Naked Scientists as they answer the science questions you have been sending in for the past few weeks.

Dr Karl

Jul 7, 2016 2876

Description:

Dr Karl answers all your science based questions with Rhod Sharp

Science & Stress 28th May 2016

Jul 6, 2016 3011

Description:

Graihagh Jackson and the Naked Scientists explore how scientists are tackling stress. What happens when you start to worry?

Naked Scientists Chris Smith and Kat Arney with the week's hottest science stories

Jul 2, 2016 3005

Description:

Naked Scientists Chris Smith and Kat Arney with the week's hottest science stories

Dr Karl

Jun 30, 2016 2892

Description:

Dr Karl answers listeners' questions about the weird and wonderful world of science.

The Spider Silk Violin

Jun 25, 2016 1600

Description:

Join Chris Smith and the Naked Scientists as they look at this week's breaking science news stories - including a spider silk violin.

Dr Karl

Jun 23, 2016 2904

Description:

Dr Karl answers listeners' questions about the weird and wonderful world of science, including could our universe be the inside of a black hole, which itself is in another universe and which itself is the inside of another black hole, continuing ad infinitum?

The Future of the Prosthetics Industry

Jun 19, 2016 1349

Description:

As the robotic prosthetics industry advances, some experts are predicting a future of ‘prosthetic envy’. Has this day arrived already? 5 live’s Sam Clack investigates…

What happens during a post-mortem?

Jun 18, 2016 3063

Description:

Pathologist Dr Alison Cluroe talks Dr Chris Smith through a post-mortem

What happens during a post-mortem?

Jun 16, 2016 1840

Description:

Pathologist Dr Alison Cluroe talks Adrian Chiles and Dr Chris Smith through a post-mortem

Dr Karl

Jun 16, 2016 2895

Description:

Dr Karl explains to Dr Rahul how magnets work, what happened to the Philae probe which landed on a comet, and why soft-top cars are less safe than ordinary vehicles in a thunderstorm.

Chris Smith and Georgia Mills look at the heart, and how you can protect it.

Jun 13, 2016 3015

Description:

Chris Smith and Georgia Mills look at the heart, and how you can protect it.

Dr Karl

Jun 9, 2016 2896

Description:

Dr Karl & Professor Geraint Lewis talk about the universe

5 live science

Jun 4, 2016 3003

Description:

Chris Smith and the Naked Scientists look at how salt is affecting our health.

Dr Karl

Jun 2, 2016 2958

Description:

Dr Karl explains how to make a cloud in your mouth. Binary moons and the universe are also discussed.

5 live Science

May 21, 2016 2906

Description:

Why one in ten adults might have ADHD and evidence of tsunamis on Mars.

Dr Karl

May 19, 2016 2843

Description:

How did Cornelis Drebbel's submersible stay below the waves in the 1620s? Dr Karl has some thoughts. And why does Dr K have 2 dishwashers?

Phosphorous Shortage

May 14, 2016 2994

Description:

Kat Arney and the Naked Scientists examine how science could stop the world's looming phosphorous shortage. Plus the week's science news.

The Naked Scientist

May 7, 2016 3063

Description:

How Nano Bots are delivering medicine to specific parts of the body, the science of shipping & what's a planetary transit?

Dr Karl and Dr Rhod answer your science questions.

May 5, 2016 2888

Description:

Dr Karl and Dr Rhod answer your questions about the weird and wonderful world of science, including the early signs of prostate cancer, the future of wifi -- and whether there'll ever be a full cure for AIDS.

5 live Science

Apr 30, 2016 2993

Description:

Georgia Mills from the Naked Scientists investigates the world of criminology.

Dr Karl April 28th 2016

Apr 28, 2016 2885

Description:

Dr Karl is joined by Dr Chris, otherwise known as 5 live's Naked Scientist, and they're answering questions about quantum physics -- and why honey makes frosted glass go clear.

5 live Science

Apr 23, 2016 3061

Description:

Chris Smith and the Naked Scientists discuss how testostorone turns arteries to bone and whether you're really lactose intolerant. Plus answers to your science questions.

Dr Karl

Apr 21, 2016 2968

Description:

Why does plaque stick to the inside of blood vessels? Do trucks get a benefit from slip streaming each other? And why the question of what makes helium create the high-pitched-voice effect is more complicated than you think.

5 live Science

Apr 16, 2016 2962

Description:

How LSD affects the brain and the science of animal conservation.

Dr Karl - the physics of riding a bike and fun with quantum phenomena

Apr 14, 2016 2906

Description:

Dr Karl answers your questions on the physics of riding a bike and fun with quantum phenomena

5 live Science

Apr 9, 2016 2939

Description:

Kat Arney and the Naked Scientists take a trip down memory lane. How does the brain store thoughts? Plus the week's science news.

Dr. Karl

Apr 7, 2016 2915

Description:

Dr. Karl answers your weird and wonderful science questions.

5 Live Science

Apr 2, 2016 3013

Description:

Chris Berrow and the Naked Scientists answer the questions you have been sending in for the past few weeks

Dr Karl

Mar 31, 2016 2942

Description:

Dr Karl answers all your weird and wonderful questions about the world of science.

5 live Science

Mar 26, 2016 3012

Description:

Graihagh Jackson and the Naked Scientists discuss the future of artificial intelligence. Could a robot do your job?

Dr Karl

Mar 24, 2016 2917

Description:

The expanding universe and how our mothers affect our eating habits.

5 Live Science

Mar 19, 2016 2587

Description:

Chris Smith and the Naked Scientists present their A to Zika of emerging infection. Plus the week's developments in science.

Cambridge Science Festival

Mar 12, 2016 3021

Description:

Chris Smith and Chris Berrow pit two teams of boffins against each other as they demonstrate their scientific discoveries. Recorded at the Cambridge Science Festival in the Cambridge Science Centre.

Dr Karl

Mar 10, 2016 2851

Description:

Are there different types of hot weather? How close are rainbows when we observe them? And how long would it take to drive to the Moon?

5 live Science

Mar 5, 2016 3009

Description:

The Naked Scientists look at a touch sensitive soft skin for robots and ask 'Do cats really land on their feet'?

Your Science Questions Answered

Mar 5, 2016 2988

Description:

Join Chris Smith and Kat Arney as they tackle the science questions you have been sending in for the past few weeks.

Dr Karl & Professor Clare Collins

Mar 3, 2016 2874

Description:

Professor Clare Collins joins Dr Karl to answer your diet questions

Dr Karl

Feb 25, 2016 2981

Description:

What would happen if you threw an apple out of the ISS? Are itches just our imagination?

5 live Science

Feb 20, 2016 3008

Description:

The Naked Scientists look at dramatic new cancer treatment results, do we have more bacterial than human cells in our bodies and how bees are coping with the cold.

Naked Scientist Dr Chris Smith stands in for Dr. Karl

Feb 18, 2016 2918

Description:

Naked Scientist Dr Chris Smith stands in for Dr. Karl to answer science questions

5 live Science: Valentines: 13 Feb 16

Feb 13, 2016 3016

Description:

Georgia Mills and Khalil Thirlaway look at the science of romance and love.

Dr Karl

Feb 11, 2016 2920

Description:

What are gravitational waves and would their discovery be the biggest of the decade in Physics? And do weather conditions affect mobile phone signals.

Food For Thought

Feb 6, 2016 3009

Description:

Join Chris Smith and the Naked Scientists as they look at how food gets from the field to your fork. Plus 'bed bugs' are biting back, and the week's science news.

Dr Karl

Feb 4, 2016 2917

Description:

Does snow evaporate even at freezing temperatures? Could the black hole at the centre of our galaxy ever go into a quasar phase? And why do cats open their mouths to smell.

5 live Science

Jan 30, 2016 3030

Description:

Chris Smith and the team look at the week's science news including how seagrass might keep the world fed in future and why sixteen whales beached themselves across Europe. The team also go inside the science of a Black Hole.

Dr Karl

Jan 28, 2016 2557

Description:

Do sunglasses impede cricketers in the field? Is toast better with stale bread? And why might a bucket of boiling water freeze faster when put outside than a bucket at room temperature?

Hibernation

Jan 23, 2016 3011

Description:

How animals and plants hibernate. Plus how scientists are protecting the public from high-pitched sounds.

Dr Karl

Jan 21, 2016 1414

Description:

5 live's science podcast, featuring Dr Karl, plus Dr Chris and Naked Scientists Chris Smith and Kat Arney with the hottest science news stories and analysis.

5 live Science

Jan 16, 2016 3008

Description:

Chris Smith and the team look at the week's science news including a new therapy for leukemia, a massive deep space explosion & whether detoxing really works.

Dr Karl

Jan 14, 2016 2879

Description:

Dr Karl answers your science questions.

5 Live Science

Jan 9, 2016 2951

Description:

What makes you, you? Join Graihagh Jackson as she asks what makes us unique, and why some people (like her brother) have a six pack, and she doesn't.

Dr Karl: Perplexing Googolplexes

Jan 7, 2016 2899

Description:

"If a Googol is the number one followed by one hundred zeros, what is a Googolplex"

5 live Science

Dec 26, 2015 2940

Description:

Chris Smith and the Naked Scientists take a scientific look at some of our favourite festive traditions

Dr Karl

Dec 24, 2015 2367

Description:

Dr Karl joins Dr Rhod to discuss what happens if you fire a bullet while travelling at the speed of sound, how we can tackle the spectre of antibiotic resistance, and why the earth's core burns.

5 live Science

Dec 19, 2015 2955

Description:

Join Chris Smith and the team as they look at how to save one of Earth's most precious resources - soil. Plus the physics behind dogs drinking water, and the week's science news.

Dr Karl

Dec 17, 2015 2541

Description:

Dr Karl answers your science questions, including how the Starship Enterprise could have gravity on board, what's the difference between shop-bought and home-brewed beer, and is it more fuel efficient to run on a full tank of petrol or a half?

5 live Science

Dec 12, 2015 2966

Description:

Kat Arney and the team look at how technology is influencing the way we listen to, and compose music. Plus the latest science news.

Dr Karl

Dec 10, 2015 2956

Description:

Dr Karl joins Dr Nomia to answer listeners' questions about the weird and wonderful world of science, including smoking's effect on the body, and whether antibiotics can cause nightmares.

5 live Science

Dec 5, 2015 2961

Description:

Join Chris Smith and the Naked Scientists as they look at what we can do to stop Climate Change and how we can predict flooding.

Dr Karl

Dec 4, 2015 2845

Description:

Dr Karl answers listeners' questions about the weird and wonderful world of science.

The Naked Scientists: sugar consumption and 100 years of general relativity

Nov 28, 2015 3021

Description:

Join Chris Smith and the Naked Scientists as they look at how we can cut down our consumption of sugar. Plus general relativity celebrates its 100th birthday.

Dr Karl: KIC 8462852

Nov 26, 2015 2907

Description:

Dr Karl answers listeners' questions about the weird and wonderful world of science, including; kepler recently discovering something unusual in the light variations coming from the star KIC 8462852

5 live Science

Nov 21, 2015 2963

Description:

Join Chris Smith and the Naked Scientists as they look at the world of big data and what it means for the United Kingdom. Plus, we’ll hear from the scientist who is storing his data using DNA!

Dr Karl:Long-haul flights,carbon fibre & green comets

Nov 19, 2015 2919

Description:

Dr Karl answers your science questions including why long haul flights are bad for you, why carbon fibre is so strong, and where the green meteors are coming from.

08/11/2015

Nov 15, 2015 2984

Description:

Join Chris Smith and the Naked Scientists as they answer the questions you have been sending in for the past few weeks. Plus do sharks really not get cancer?

Dr Karl: Food allergy tests & growing hair

Nov 12, 2015 2883

Description:

This week Dr Karl discusses gowing hair, inaccurate food allergy tests & why being aroused can make you sneeze

5 live Science

Nov 7, 2015 3022

Description:

Join Kat Arney and the Naked Scientists as they explore what the future hold for motorists, and how good this generation of electric cars are.

Dr Karl: Eyes and nitrogen

Nov 5, 2015 2958

Description:

Dr Karl discusses how the human body uses nitrogen, and the science of vision.

Who owns Mars?

Oct 31, 2015 3035

Description:

Join Chris Smith and the team as they debate whether humans should go to Mars, and who would own it if we made it to the Red Planet.

Dr Karl: Red meat and cancer

Oct 29, 2015 2676

Description:

This week Dr Karl answers your questions on red meat, cancer plus human cells

5 Live Science Podcast

Oct 24, 2015 2967

Description:

This week on 5 Live Science we find out about a development for patients in a vegitative state, a new method for coating steel, plus why some monkeys howl louder than others.

Dr Karl: Atoms and Rapid Evaporation

Oct 22, 2015 2889

Description:

Dr Karl answers listeners' questions about the weird and wonderful world of science.

5 Live Science

Oct 17, 2015 2941

Description:

Join Dr Chris Smith and the team for '5 live Science'

Dr Karl: Global warming & building seperation 15 Oct 15

Oct 15, 2015 2886

Description:

Dr Karl answers listeners' questions about the weird and wonderful world of science.

Astronaut Training

Oct 10, 2015 3007

Description:

Join Chris Smith and the team as they launch Mars Month. Is it possible to send someone to the red planet? And what does it take to be an astronaut?

Dr Karl: Energy, Evolution and Evaporation

Oct 8, 2015 2896

Description:

Dr Karl answers listeners' questions about the weird and wonderful world of science.

Extinct Animals and Answers to your questions

Oct 3, 2015 2981

Description:

Chris Smith and the team as they discover what colour extinct animals were. Plus the answers to the science questions you have been sending in.

Dr Karl

Oct 1, 2015 2897

Description:

Science Journalist Wendy Zuckerman and Dr Amanda Bauer from the Australian Astronomical Observatory join Rhod to answer your science related questions.

5 live Science: How To Save A Life

Sep 26, 2015 3044

Description:

Join Chris Smith and the Naked Scientists as they look at the science of saving lives. In an emergency, what makes the difference between life and death.

Dr Karl 24 Sep 15

Sep 24, 2015 2873

Description:

With Dr Karl on his travels, science journalist Wendy Zuckerman and Dr Amanda Bauer from the Australian Astronomical Observatory step in to field your questions on the weird and wonderful world of science.

Naked Scientists - Invisibility Cloaks, Caffeine and Climate Change

Sep 19, 2015 3010

Description:

Naked Scientists - Invisibility Cloaks, Caffeine and Climate Change

5 live Science: New Human Species & Education

Sep 12, 2015 2986

Description:

Chris Smith and the Naked Scientists look at the changing face of science education. Plus the latest on the new human-like species that was discovered this week.

Dr Karl

Sep 10, 2015 2990

Description:

Dr Karl answers listeners' questions about the weird and wonderful world of science, including; why more hair makes you more attractive and less hair more intelligent.

5 Live Science 5 Sep 15

Sep 5, 2015 2969

Description:

Join Kat Arney and the Naked Scientist team as they look at the reasons why we feel disgusted by certain smells, tastes and other experiences. Plus a look at the latest science news.

Dr Karl 03 Sep 15

Sep 3, 2015 2832

Description:

Dr Karl answers your science questions, including why some people sneeze after an orgasm, the speed of light, and can you filter sea water making it drinkable?

Dogs and Turkish Whistling

Aug 22, 2015 1522

Description:

Kat Arney and the Naked Scientists look at this week's leading science breakthroughs, including the evolution of dogs and a new language - Turkish whistling.

Dr Karl 20 Aug 15

Aug 21, 2015 2912

Description:

Dr Karl answers your science questions, including the frightening impact of space travel on the human body, and why your mobile phone can 'see' your TV remote.

Fighting flu and healing nerves 15 Aug 15

Aug 15, 2015 2966

Description:

Chris Smith and Kat Arney take a look at the latest breakthroughs in science including a new way of fighting flu and how nerves grow back after being damaged.

Dr Karl phone in - 13 Aug 2015

Aug 13, 2015 2913

Description:

Dr Karl answers listeners' questions about the weird and wonderful world of science, including why the shape of animals' pupils determines their place in the food chain.

5 Live Science 8 August 2015

Aug 8, 2015 3015

Description:

Join Dr.Chris Smith and the team for 5 live Science.

Dr Karl 06 Aug 15

Aug 6, 2015 2855

Description:

Rhod is joined by Dr Karl to take your questions on all things science, including plasma fuel, the weight of floating objects and the development of nuclear bombs

5 live Science

Aug 6, 2015 2859

Description:

Dr Karl answers listeners' questions about the weird and wonderful world of science – with the varied subjects on his menu including the planet Mars, limpits and brain transplants.

Questions and Answers 1 Aug 15

Aug 1, 2015 3019

Description:

This week Chris Smith and the team answer the science questions you have been sending in over the past few weeks.

Dr Karl: The Missing Link

Jul 31, 2015 2835

Description:

Dr Karl answers your burning science questions.

Dr Karl

Jul 30, 2015 2920

Description:

Dr Karl answers your questions about the weird and wonderful world of science.

Millennium Maths Problems 25 Jul 15

Jul 30, 2015 2977

Description:

Chris Smith and Kat Arney from the Naked Scientists try to solve the seven Millennium Maths Problems.

Dr Karl Phone-In

Jul 23, 2015 2866

Description:

Dr Karl answers listeners' questions about the weird & wonderful world of science, including; could there be a pause in the speed of the light & is there a limit to "Moore's law"

Coding and Computers

Jul 18, 2015 2991

Description:

Chris Smith and Kat Arney explore the world of coding and computers as part of "Make it Digital", the BBC's national initiative to shine a light on the world of digital creativity

Dr Karl 09 Jul 15

Jul 17, 2015 2886

Description:

Dr Karl returns to 5 live after two weeks away in the Galapagos Islands. He talks to Rhod Sharp about what he discovered while in the Galapagos, plus the latest in hologram technology and new dinosaur discoveries.

Dr Karl 16 July 15

Jul 16, 2015 2840

Description:

Dr Karl joins Dr Rhod to answer your questions on Pluto, screaming and pentaquarks.

The science of warfare, 11 Jul 15

Jul 11, 2015 3015

Description:

Join Chris Smith and the Naked Scientists as they look at the science behind warfare, and things get explosive.

Leap Seconds and Atomic Clocks 04 Jul 15

Jul 4, 2015 2992

Description:

Join Chris Smith and the Naked Scientists as they look at the science behind leap seconds and the atomic clock. Plus who feels more pain - men or women?

Dr Chris - Up All Night Science Phone In

Jul 2, 2015 2983

Description:

Dr Chris joins Faye Ruscoe to answer listeners' questions about the tardigrade, the causes of migraines and why humans are linked to dinosaurs via their ears.

The Naked Scientists 27 Jun 15

Jun 27, 2015 3004

Description:

Naked Scientists Chris Smith and Kat Arney take a closer look at the week's science news - including solving the problem of tinnitus, and what your babies eyes can tell you about it's future behaviour. Plus, they answer your science questions.

Dr Chris - Up All Night Science Phone In

Jun 25, 2015 2884

Description:

Dr Chris joins Dr Charlie Charlton to answer listeners' questions about tinnitus, brain injuries and pineapple.

5live Science Plague and Fire: 20 Jun 15

Jun 20, 2015 2994

Description:

Join Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team for a special programme about the Bubonic Plague, and the Great Fire of London back in 1666. Recorded at the Cambridge Science Centre.

Dr Karl 18 Jun 15

Jun 18, 2015 2976

Description:

Dr Karl answers your science questions. Topics include fracking, sea sickness and sleep walking.

Hawkmoths And Dinosaur Fossils

Jun 13, 2015 2996

Description:

Join Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team as they find out how hawkmoths can slow down their brains to focus on flowers, and how blood and sinews can be extracted from dinosaur fossils. Plus a special look at old and new science on our own, human blood.

Dr Karl

Jun 11, 2015 2789

Description:

Dr Karl joins Rhod Sharp to answer listeners scientific questions.

Naked Scientists

Jun 6, 2015 3012

Description:

Naked Scientist Chris Smith looks at headline grabbing science including a test for every virus you've ever had, the LHC fires up again, and going to the dark side with dark matter.

5 live Science

Jun 4, 2015 2856

Description:

Dr Karl joins Dr Rhod to answer listeners' questions about the brightness of computer screens; the amount of gold left in the world; and paper towels.

5 live Science

May 30, 2015 2966

Description:

Put on some safety goggles as Naked Scientists Chris Smith and Kat Arney ignite your bunsen burners with the hottest science news stories, analysis and breakthroughs on 5 live Science.

Dr Karl

May 28, 2015 2857

Description:

Dr Karl joins Dr Rhod to answer listeners' questions about the International Space Station and how to avoid getting an electric shock from an umbrella.

Naked Scientists

May 23, 2015 2937

Description:

Which is the most amazing animal? Ginny Smith and the panel decide between a colour-changing fish, moles, caterpillars, brainy birds, geckos, snakes and bats. Recorded at the Cambridge Science Centre.

Dr Karl

May 21, 2015 2964

Description:

Dr Karl joins Dr Dotun to answer listeners' questions about shaving, static electricity and singing in foreign accents.

Naked Scientists

May 16, 2015 2969

Description:

How dressing in red may make a difference around the office, how our ears work and the science behind the airline industry among the topics discussed by the Naked Scientists, Dr Chris Smith and Kat Arney.

Dr Karl plus 2 special guests

May 14, 2015 2566

Description:

Dr Karl is joined by Dr Alice and Dr Matt to discuss antibiotics, the fight against malaria, and why Venus spins the wrong way.

Cancer treatment & wearable tech

May 9, 2015 2996

Description:

Naked Scientists Chris Smith and Kat Arney with the latest science news stories. This week they take a look at personalising cancer treatment, wearable tech and the science of video games.

Dr Karl

May 7, 2015 2916

Description:

Dr Karl joins Rhod to answer listeners' questions about the world of science.

5live Science: Naked Scientists Volcanoes

May 2, 2015 2952

Description:

Naked Scientists Chris Smith and Kat Arney with the latest science news stories. This week they take a look at Volcanoes.

Dr Karl

Apr 30, 2015 2896

Description:

Dr karl joins Rhod for his usual exploration of the world of science. This week; measuring the universe,why do we close our eyes when we sneeze and Orbital engines.

5 live Science: Multiple Sclerosis, Mosquitoes & Bees

Apr 25, 2015 2971

Description:

Naked Scientists Chris Smith and Kat Arney with the latest science news stories. This week; why your genes might make you irrestiable to mosquitoes and how the bee has a taste for insecticide.

Dr Karl

Apr 23, 2015 2930

Description:

Dr Karl joins Rhod to answer listeners' questions about the world of science

5 live Science: Extending life and defying death

Apr 18, 2015 3007

Description:

Striving for immortality: this week we explore the feasibility of eternal life. We talk to the UK's first man to have himself frozen for the future, a US doctor explains how a person can be resuscitated after an hour submerged in icy water, and physicist Michio Kaku speculates on the future existence of a "library of souls" where we live forever as a computer programme inside a robot. Plus, news of why knuckles go crack, how the brain decodes quickly and slowly repeating sounds, how Salmonella can be used to combat cancer and why men get competitive when it comes to sponsoring a woman.

Tech Phone In

Apr 17, 2015 2855

Description:

Fevzi Turkalp, editor of the free tech advice website GadgetDetective.com answers your technology questions.

Dr Karl

Apr 16, 2015 2885

Description:

Dr Karl answers all your questions in the world of science.

5 live Science: How the Moon was formed

Apr 11, 2015 2999

Description:

Naked Scientists Chris Smith and Kat Arney with the latest science news stories. This week: new evidence on how the moon was formed, how the length of your ring finger can predict your marathon time, and the effect your immune system can have on your brain.

Dr Karl

Apr 9, 2015 2895

Description:

Dr Karl joins Rhod to answer your science questions.

5 live Science: Easter Special

Apr 4, 2015 2992

Description:

DR CHRIS SMITH & KAT ARNEY discuss how to unboil an egg. Also, is a chocolate teapot really useless? We look at GM chickens that can't catch bird flu. Plus what connects the Easter Bunny with a Toucan?

Dr Karl

Apr 2, 2015 2902

Description:

Dr karl joins Rhod for his usual exploration of the world of science

5 live Science: Investigating Crime

Mar 28, 2015 2965

Description:

Dr Chris Smith and Ginny Smith recreate a crime scene to reveal how science is used to solve crimes.

Dr Karl

Mar 26, 2015 2883

Description:

Dr Karl answers listeners' questions about the world of science - including how to travel safely when moving at the speed of light.

5 live Science: Memory & 3D Printing

Mar 21, 2015 2990

Description:

Naked Scientists Chris Smith and Kat Arney find out why remembering one thing can make you forget another, a new faster type of 3D printing plus the genetic history of the British Isles.

Dr Karl

Mar 19, 2015 2887

Description:

Dr Karl and Dr Rhod discuss why the moon can precisely eclipse the sun, whether you can survive being "defrosted" if you're cryogenically frozen, and whether you can stop yourself going bald.

5 live Science: Using ultrasound to combat Alzheimers

Mar 14, 2015 2996

Description:

Naked Scientists Chris Smith and Kat Arney with the latest science news stories. This week. How using ultrasound can defeat alzheimers, how do chameleons change colour? And a closer look at the world of parasites.

Dr Karl

Mar 12, 2015 2841

Description:

Dr Karl answers listeners' questions about the world of science - including night-time rainbows and why gravity doesn't pull the moon closer to Earth.

5 live Science: Cannabis

Mar 7, 2015 2992

Description:

Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientists take an in depth look at Cannabis.

Dr Karl

Mar 5, 2015 3096

Description:

Dr Karl answers listeners' questions about the world of science -- including the magic of the Magellanic clouds, and whether we should worry about rust on our disc brakes.

5 live Science

Feb 28, 2015 2982

Description:

Naked Scientists Chris Smith and Ginny Smith take a scientific journey through time, looking at some of the key experiments and breakthroughs that have led to our present day knowledge.

Dr Karl: Dr Karl

Feb 26, 2015 2807

Description:

Dr Karl answers listeners' questions about the world of science -- including the evolution of butterflies, the mechanics of learning languages, and what would happen if the moon vanished.

5 live Science: Drones and Genetics

Feb 21, 2015 2993

Description:

Dr Chris and the Naked Scientists discuss teenage fathers have offspring with genetic defects and drones scanning your mobile phone.

5 live Science: The Science of Sex and Love

Feb 14, 2015 2973

Description:

Hacking online dating, what makes couples compatible, giveaway fertility sounds in the female voice, maths and marital bliss, and why worms are destined for space travel.

5Live Science

Feb 12, 2015 2873

Description:

Dr Karl answers listeners' questions about the weird and wonderful world of science -- including what the Earth's core is made out of and why Humans swing their arms whilst walking.

5 live Science: Do chimps have accents?

Feb 7, 2015 2958

Description:

Naked Scientists CHRIS SMITH and KAT ARNEY pose the following questions. Does late night texting affect your sleep? Do chimps have accents? They also look at what french kissing does to your mouth germs.

5 Live Science

Jan 31, 2015 3001

Description:

Naked Scientists Chris Smith and Kat Arney present the another edition of science news stories, analysis and breakthroughs.

5 live Science

Jan 29, 2015 2695

Description:

What happens to sound inside the sun? And why do fizzy drinks go flat in the freezer? Dr Karl answers listeners' questions about the weird and wonderful world of science.

5 live Science: The science of sleep

Jan 24, 2015 2947

Description:

Naked Scientists Chris Smith and Kat Arney take an under-the-covers look at the land of nod as we explore the science of sleep including the new study to let teenagers lie-in, ways to controls your dreams, why the brain needs a kip and the impacts of sleep deprivation.

5 Live Science

Jan 22, 2015 2878

Description:

Dr Karl answers listeners' questions about the weird and wonderful world of science -- including the complexities of falling asleep and the frailties of the human knee.

5 live Science: Weight Loss, Women in Science & Car Accidents

Jan 18, 2015 2953

Description:

Naked Scientists Chris Smith and Kat Arney present the another edition of science news stories, analysis and breakthroughs.

5 Live Science

Jan 15, 2015 2907

Description:

Dr Karl answers listeners' questions about the weird and wonderful world of science -- including how it is possible to sleepwalk & whether clouds travel at different speeds.

Naked Science: Colds, Fossil Fuels & Robots

Jan 10, 2015 2978

Description:

Naked Scientists Chris Smith and Kat Arney present the first edition of science news stories, analysis and breakthroughs for 2015.

5live Science

Jan 8, 2015 2883

Description:

Dr Karl answers listeners' questions about the weird and wonderful world of science -- including how sunbeams break through clouds and can enbalming fluid poison graveyeards.

5 Live Science

Jan 1, 2015 2890

Description:

Dr Karl answers listeners' questions about the weird and wonderful world of science -- including the unlikely role of nicotine in medicine.

Naked Scientists: Christmas crackers & the science of singing

Dec 25, 2014 3011

Description:

Naked Scientists Chris Smith and Kat Arney present a special Christmas edition of science news stories, analysis and breakthroughs.

Naked Scientist: Life On Mars

Dec 20, 2014 2990

Description:

Signs of life on Mars, young thinkers live longer, deadly cartoons and mass extinctions.

5 live Science

Dec 18, 2014 2964

Description:

Dr Karl answers listeners' questions about the weird and wonderful world of science -- including the physics of baking cakes!

Naked Scientist: Fat pills. E-cigarettes & the Internet

Dec 13, 2014 2988

Description:

This week the naked scientists investigate fat pills that are available during this festive season. 25 years after its invention they ask just what exactly is "the internet"

5 Live Science

Dec 4, 2014 2873

Description:

Dr Karl answers listeners’ questions about the weird and wonderful world of science.

5live Science: 5live Science

Nov 29, 2014 2994

Description:

Dr Chris Smith and Kat Arney discuss what doctors found lurking in one mans brain, the genetics of the Malaria mosquito and how our dogs understand us among other topics in this weeks 5live Science.

5 Live Science

Nov 28, 2014 2867

Description:

Dr Karl answers listeners’ questions about the weird and wonderful world of science.

5 live Science

Nov 27, 2014 2632

Description:

Dr Karl answers listeners’ questions about the weird and wonderful world of science – including special guest Stephen Novello.