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- The Naked Scientists Podcast - Stripping Down Science
The Naked Scientists flagship science show, includes the latest science news, interviews with top scientists, hands-on science experiments and answers to your science questions.
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Naked Scientists 14.12.16 - Total wipe out: Mass Extinction
Mass Extinction! 250 million years ago nearly all life on Earth ended. Back from the brink, history then repeated itself with the disappearance of the dinosaurs 60 million years ago. So are we next? Plus news of how a comet smash could have kick-started l
Tuesday, 16-Dec-14 00:00 UTC
Naked Scientists 14.12.09 - Good Vibrations
From the honking of cars to music blaring out of someone's bedroom window, the world around us is saturated with sound. But what exactly is sound, and how do we hear it? From mimicking an owl's wing for quieter aircraft to creating more effective cochlear
Tuesday, 09-Dec-14 00:00 UTC
Naked Scientists 14.12.02 - The Internet: the good, the bad and the ugly
This week we delve into the Dark Web, a hidden arm of the Internet where Google doesn't dare to search and where drugs, guns and hitmen are offered up for sale. We explore how the World Wide Web works, and ask whether it can remain unregulated, free and o
Tuesday, 02-Dec-14 00:00 UTC
Naked Scientists 14.11.23 - Does Airport Security Really Make Us Safer?
Travel by air has increased by over 60% in the last decade and annual global air traffic is expected to reach 3.6 billion passenger journeys by 2016 meaning that there are at least 1 million people airborne aboard planes at any moment in time. But, as air
Sunday, 23-Nov-14 00:00 UTC
Naked Scientists 14.11.18 - Inside the Ebola Epidemic
Ebola has rocked the world in 2014, but why has this outbreak been so devastating? This week we get inside Ebola to find out about the virus itself, and how it causes disease and spreads. We talk to healthcare and charity workers on the ground in West Afr
Tuesday, 18-Nov-14 00:00 UTC
Naked Scientists 14.11.11 - Combating Cancer
This week, the latest breakthroughs in cancer including blood tests to pick up the disease much earlier, new genetic treatments to trigger tumours to kill themselves, and a laser technique to zap cancers in hard-to-reach places. Plus, in the news, why wor
Tuesday, 11-Nov-14 00:00 UTC
Naked Scientists 14.11.04 - Supernatural Science
Do you believe in ghosts? For Halloween the Naked Scientists take a look at the spooky science of the supernatural. Is there evidence that paranormal beings exist and why do so many people believe in them? How do out-of-body experiences happen? What cause
Tuesday, 04-Nov-14 01:00 UTC
Naked Scientists 14.10.28 - Transport of Tomorrow
Over the next 50 years, getting to work on time or heading out to the hinterlands for your family holiday will become much, much easier - and perhaps, even pleasurable. We're journeying into the not so distant future, to a world where cars drive themselve
Tuesday, 28-Oct-14 00:00 UTC
Naked Scientists 14.10.21 - The Cities of Tomorrow
Continuing the theme of the future of humanity, this week we take a look at what we can expect from our towns and cities in the years to come. Will we be living in wooden skyscrapers, amongst crime fighting lampposts or have our own personalised pollution
Monday, 20-Oct-14 23:00 UTC
Naked Scientists 14.10.14 - Will Climate Change Cost the Earth?
What does climate change have in store for the future? What will it mean for the man, or woman, in the street? How will it hit the global economy, and what can businesses do to fight back? This week, we hear the perspectives of a climate specialist, an ec
Monday, 13-Oct-14 23:00 UTC
Naked Scientists 14.10.07 - Powering the Future
For years we have relied on fossil fuels to produce the light, heat and energy we need to live and work. But these supplies are diminishing, and polluting our environment. So can renewable resources step into the breach annd produce enough energy to power
Monday, 06-Oct-14 23:00 UTC
Naked Scientists 14.09.28 - Alien Hunters: The Search for ET
This week, is there anybody out there? We're pushing at the boundaries of science in the search for ET. We take a magnifying glass to the big questions: what is life, where can we find it and could we ever communicate with it? Plus, the blood test that c
Saturday, 27-Sep-14 23:00 UTC
Naked Scientists 14.09.21 - Can you 3D-print me a new kidney?
This week, are we on the verge of being able to print a new kidney or liver? And will every home soon have a machine in it to make medicines so we don't need to head off to the chemist for a dose of antibiotics? This is the world of 3D printing and we'll
Saturday, 20-Sep-14 23:00 UTC
Naked Scientists 14.09.16 - Hack Attack!
Have you been hacked? This week we examine the risks from public WiFi, why the Internet of Things is jeopardising the security of your home, the threats frequently lurking inside innocent-looking documents, what your mobile phone says to cybercriminals wi
Monday, 15-Sep-14 23:00 UTC
Naked Scientists 14.09.09 - Does nature do it better?
This week we're looking to nature to solve some of today's biggest problems - from climate change to water shortages. We hear how spiders hold the key to making the strongest material known to man and how insect ears have inspired the world's smallest mic
Monday, 08-Sep-14 23:00 UTC
Naked Scientists 14.09.02 - Nuclear Fusion
This week, we're exploring Nuclear Fusion, the power source of the sun. What is it and how can it help us on Earth? We visit the JET fusion facility to watch a test firing, we hear how lasers can be used to kickstart the process and how a new spherical fu
Monday, 01-Sep-14 23:00 UTC
Naked Scientists 14.08.26 - The Naked Scientists in New Zealand
Dr Chris Smith
Monday, 25-Aug-14 23:00 UTC
Naked Scientists 14.08.19 - Personalised Medicine
This week we're talking about gene sequencing and how to keep that information safe.
Monday, 18-Aug-14 23:00 UTC
Naked Scientists 14.08.12 - Food for Thought!
The Naked Scientists have food on the brain this week, as we hear about how sound can affect taste, why our mood can be changed by what we eat, and we try out some unusual flavour combinations. And in the news; why grizzly bears may help us in the fight a
Monday, 11-Aug-14 23:00 UTC
Naked Scientists 14.08.05 - The brightest light in the Universe
This week, we hear how one of the brightest lights in the Universe is helping scientists to build better jet engines, fight off antibiotic resistant bacteria and read the biochemical make-up of long-dead dinosaurs. Plus, how fears and phobias can pass fro
Monday, 04-Aug-14 23:00 UTC
Naked Scientists 14.07.29 - A trip to the seaside
This week why whales get dandruff, what seabirds think of wind farms, the plight of coral reefs, we take a look at some giant sea spiders and look at water that can stay liquid below freezing temperature. Plus, we use science to perfect the recipe for a
Monday, 28-Jul-14 23:00 UTC
Naked Scientists 14.07.22 - The End of Extinction?
Will wooly mammoths roam the tundra once more? This week we ask whether improvements in genetic technologies mean extinction is no longer the end, as well as meeting moss that came back to life after 2000 years buried in permafrost, and the million-year-o
Monday, 21-Jul-14 23:00 UTC
Naked Scientists 14.07.15 - Returning to the Moon - A giant leap for mankind?
We celebrate the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission by asking, should we return to the moon? We discover what scientific knowledge is still to be gained by going back, what robot missions are being planned as part of the Google Lunar X prize, and d
Monday, 14-Jul-14 23:00 UTC
Naked Scientists 14.07.08 - Saddle Up: The Science of Cycling
Chimps use gestures, climate change stops fish finding friends, gut cells reprogrammed to make insulin, and people prefer shocks to thoughts! Plus Saddle Up! - we look at the science of cyling as the Tour de France comes to the UK, including seeing how lo
Monday, 07-Jul-14 23:00 UTC
Naked Scientists 14.07.01 - Engineering the Impossible
From levitating trains and humans to giant, climate-altering balloons, super-steels and earthquake-proof buildings, this month's live show panel reveal the latest advances in extreme engineering. Plus, we get engineering for ourselves, including taking a
Monday, 30-Jun-14 23:00 UTC
Naked Scientists 14.06.24 - Ready for Kick Off...
England might be out of the World Cup this week, but thousands of fans are still cheering their teams on across Brazil. But how does chanting change the behaviour of a football crowd? Why do free kicks and penalties still come down to good old physics? An
Monday, 23-Jun-14 23:00 UTC
Naked Scientists 14.06.17 - Untangling Alzheimer's Disease
Alois Alzheimer, who described the first case of the disease now named after him, would have been 150 years old this week. But what have we discovered about the disease since he presented the first Alzheimer's case over 100 years ago? And how can fruit fl
Monday, 16-Jun-14 23:00 UTC
Naked Scientists 14.06.10 - Freeze Dried Blood!
Freeze Dried Blood! Every day the likes of probiotic "good" bacteria in yoghurts, and even the enzymes in washing powder, give us a helping hand. This week we investigate how scientists are designing new ways to protect and guard these tiny helpers, inclu
Monday, 09-Jun-14 23:00 UTC
Naked Scientists 14.06.03 - Learning to Learn
Making brainwaves: from how babies' brains develop, to how children learn language and even unravelling the adolescent mind, this month's live show panel of guests walk us through how we learn to learn! Plus, popping balloons shows why teenagers take risk
Monday, 02-Jun-14 23:00 UTC
Naked Scientists 14.05.27 - The Cost of a Life
We often hear about amazing new medical developments which could improve disease treatment. But what about the ethical considerations involved in deciding how to use these advances? Hannah Critchlow and Ginny Smith discuss how we decide which drugs we can
Monday, 26-May-14 23:00 UTC
Naked Scientists 14.05.20 - Natural born cleaners
This week we investigate green clean ups. Can nature's recyclers, bacteria and fungi, help us clean up man-made environmental problems from oil spills to mining slag heaps? Plus in the news, how the Gemini Planet Imager is helping astronomers 'see' exopla
Monday, 19-May-14 23:00 UTC
Naked Scientists 14.05.13 - Powering up the National Grid
This week we look at how our power grids are going to be transformed. From technology which hopes to reduce our energy prices to new ways to include wind and solar power in the grid. Plus, in the news, what Google have up their sleeve for their next smart
Monday, 12-May-14 23:00 UTC
Naked Scientists 14.05.06 - Fascinating Fossils
In front of a live audience at the Cambridge Science Centre, Chris Smith is joined by three paleontologists to discuss fascinating fossils! Alex Liu explains where the first animals evolved from, Stephanie Pierce describes how animals first crawled out of
Monday, 05-May-14 23:00 UTC
Naked Scientists 14.04.29 - Building the Future
With the demand for new homes ever increasing, we ask what will the buildings of the future be like? Will new materials like bamboo or plastic take a bigger place in our houses? And how can we make our accommodation greener? Plus, in the news, the first m
Monday, 28-Apr-14 23:00 UTC
Naked Scientists 14.04.22 - Huntingtons Disease
In a special show from Cambridge and New Zealand, Hannah Critchlow investigates the research into Huntington's Disease. How has the search to correct a single gene enhanced our understanding of how the brain functions? How are sheep helping to unpick the
Monday, 21-Apr-14 23:00 UTC
Naked Scientists 14.04.15 - Why do we laugh when tickled?
In this question and answer special, the Naked Scientists get stuck into your queries, like why are planets round? Why do we laugh when tickled? Does wearing glasses make your eyesight worse? And how many trees could offset carbon emissions? Plus, in the
Monday, 14-Apr-14 23:00 UTC
Naked Scientists 14.04.08 - Power to your Elbow: Better Batteries
Bigger, better and longer lasting - this week we go in search of the battery technology that will power the future as well as consider the shortcomings of our present technologies. We also try to tune-in to our own broadcast on a radio powered by moss! Pl
Monday, 07-Apr-14 23:00 UTC
Naked Scientists 14.04.01 - Right Hand, Left Hand
How handedness spans the scientific world, from the smallest particles in the Universe to the drugs that cure disease and even the way you hold a pen, goes under the microscope this week as we explore the realms of asymmetry. Plus, in the news, the world'
Tuesday, 01-Apr-14 01:00 UTC
Naked Scientists 14.03.25 - Devouring Raspberry Pi
2014 is the Year of Code, with the UK even becoming the first major economy to introduce computer programming to the school timetable. This week we investigate why coding, and getting kids into computer science has become so important. Plus, in the news,
Tuesday, 25-Mar-14 00:00 UTC
Naked Scientists 14.03.18 - Pit your Wits...
Pit your wits against the combined brain power of the Naked Scientists, in this question and answer Special as the team try to find out the truth behind the age of the Milky Way? Whether plants die of old age, and how cats make their fur stand on end? Plu
Tuesday, 18-Mar-14 00:00 UTC
Naked Scientists 14.03.11 - Turning the tide on flooding
With climate change expected to bring more bouts of extreme weather and longer periods of drought and flooding, this week we take a look at ways to turn the tide on the looming water crisis. Plus, in the news, the schoolboy who's become the youngest perso
Tuesday, 11-Mar-14 00:00 UTC
Naked Scientists 14.03.04 - AUTOMATE: The World of Robots
Robots are under examination this week. Engineer Blaise Thomson, from Vocal IQ, designs speech systems for smartphones, Neil Bargh builds robots for science labs, and Airbus systems engineer Paul Meacham, who is building the next rover that will explore M
Tuesday, 04-Mar-14 00:00 UTC
Naked Scientists 14.02.25 - The Noro Show
Norovirus, the winter vomiting bug, affects 1 million people each year in the UK. But what is it, and how can you best protect yourself? Plus, in the news, how stress hormones depress the stock market, brain training that can improve vision on the basebal
Tuesday, 25-Feb-14 00:00 UTC
Naked Scientists 14.02.24 - Brainy Babies!
Should you raise your baby to be bilingual? Are video games rotting or rejuvenating children's brains? We find out! Plus in the news, personalised breast milk, modelling the brain with computers, how crude oil spills affect tuna and the next step towards
Monday, 24-Feb-14 00:00 UTC
Naked Scientists 14.02.20 - David Willetts AAAS Audio Blog
UK Universities and Science Minister, David Willetts, becomes his own radio presenter; here, on a tour organised by the UK's Science and Innovation Network, he charts his meetings with scientists and entrepreneurs in Chicago, including discovering how res
Thursday, 20-Feb-14 00:00 UTC
Naked Scientists 14.02.14 - NAKED at the AAAS
Do scientists resort to propaganda to defend climate change? How do we deal with evolution unbelievers? How do governments and policy-makers decide what science should be funded? Where will the next generation of communicators come from? Why are western c
Friday, 14-Feb-14 00:00 UTC
Naked Scientists 14.02.11 - Green Food
We're chewing over the topic of food footprints: How green is your lunchbox? What's the environmental impact of your weekly food shop? Plus, in the news, the prosthetic hand that has allowed an amputee to feel for the first time, a new fatal strain of flu
Tuesday, 11-Feb-14 00:00 UTC
Naked Scientists 14.02.04 - Nanosized Science
This week we we zoom in on the subject of nano-particles to examine how tiny objects, smaller than the wavelength of light, can be making such large waves in the fields of health, optics, and electronics. Plus news of purple tomatoes on their way to your
Tuesday, 04-Feb-14 00:00 UTC
Naked Scientists 14.01.28 - Exorcist, or Exercise: what's healthier?
Live on location at the Cambridge Science Centre, Chris Smith is joined by exercise scientist Dan Gordon, who also holds the world record in tandem cycling, epidemiologist Nita Forouhi, who studies diet, and David Ogilvie, who investigates how our environ
Tuesday, 28-Jan-14 00:00 UTC
Naked Scientists 14.01.21 - And now for the weather, in space...
This week we investigate why the UK is investing in space weather forecasts. Plus how could changes in the Sun's activity affect us here on Earth? In the news, conservationists supporting the sale of a hunting licence for the endangered Black Rhino, gene
Tuesday, 21-Jan-14 00:00 UTC
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