Discovery: Placebo Problem03/03/15
The medical phenomenon of the nocebo effect, the fear that something is harmful
Discovery: Placebo Problem 02 Mar 15
Geoff Watts explores the medical phenomenon of the nocebo effect
Discovery: Throwaway Society 2/2 23 Feb 15
How can manufacturers of the world supply the growing demand for consumer products without breaking the planet’s bank of natural resources? By the middle of the century, there will be 2 billion more people in the world. Based on current trends,...
Discovery: Throwaway Society 1/2 16 Feb 15
Hundreds of millions of computers, mobile phones and televisions are thrown away every year around the world. In this week’s Discovery Gaia Vince will be looking at the reasons behind this rapidly growing mountain of electronic waste and asking, who...
Discovery: Science of Smell 09 Feb 15
Why understanding how we smell has led to a paralysed man walking again
Discovery: The Life Scientific Richard Fortey 02 Feb 15
Jim Al-Khalili meets Mr Trilobite, the palaeontologist and naturalist, Richard Fortey
Discovery: Hot Gossip 19 Jan 15
Part two, Geoff Watts explores the origins and the science behind our love and loathing of gossip
Discovery: Hot Gossip 12 Jan 15
Geoff Watts explores the origins and the science behind our love and loathing of gossip.
Discovery: Virtual Therapy 05 Jan 15
Quentin Cooper looks at the therapeutic possibilities of Virtual Reality.
Discovery: Can maths combat terrorism? 22 Dec 14
Can maths reveal hidden patterns in global terrorism? Dr Hannah Fry investigates.
Discovery: New Space to Fly 15 Dec 14
Jack Stewart meets the pioneers redesigning our international airspace
Discovery: Vagus Nerve 08 Dec 14
Can stimulating the vagus nerve improve health? Gaia Vince explores this new research area
Discovery: Elspeth Garman 01 Dec 14
Jim Al-Khalili talks to x-ray crystallographer, Elspeth Garman about a technique that’s led to 28 Nobel Prizes in the last century.
Discovery: Painful Medicine 24 Nov 14
Sally Marlow investigates the hidden problem of addiction to over-the-counter painkillers
Discovery: Chris Toumazou 17 Nov 14
European Inventor of the Year, Chris Toumazou, reveals how his personal life and early work inspire his inventions.
Discovery: The Making of the Moon 10 Nov 14
Lucie Green investigates the past, present and future of the Moon.
Discovery: Trauma at War 03 Nov 14
Dr Kevin Fong meets and trains with British Military trauma teams in Afghanistan and discovers how the hospital in Camp Bastion became the most successful trauma centre in the world.
Discovery: Trauma - the fight for life 27 Oct 14
Dr Kevin Fong explores the development of modern trauma medicine and discovers how the lessons from conflict and catastrophe have equipped us to deal with even the worst disasters.
Discovery: Brian Cox 20 Oct 14
Brian Cox, physicist and media star, talks fame and quantum mechanics with Jim Al-Khalili.
Discovery: Urine Trouble: What's in our Water 13 Oct 14
What happens to the medicines we take after they leave our body? Andrea Sella finds out.
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