Discovery: Antibiotics Resistance Crisis08/18/14
Our antibiotics are failing. Bacteria are developing resistance to an increasing number of the drugs that used to kill them. How bleak is the future for global health? Roland Pease looks at scientific issues behind the gathering crisis. The last new...
Discovery: Cosmology 11 Aug 14
In March astronomers in the BICEP2 collaboration announced they had found gravitational waves from the Big Bang. But now the evidence is being questioned. Dr Lucie Green reports.
Discovery: Rosetta Mission Arriving At Comet 04 Aug 14
Looking ahead to the European Space Agency’s Rosetta mission – the first spacecraft to follow a comet and land a probe on its icy surface. Rosetta arrives at comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko on 6th August. It will then accompany the 4 km chunk of ice and...
Discovery: Professor Sir Michael Rutter 28 July 14
Jim Al-Khalili meets child psychiatrist Professor Sir Michael Rutter
Discovery: What's happened to El Nino? 21 July 14
Roland Pease asks what's making this year's predicted El Nino so hard to forecast
Discovery: Swarming Robots 14 July 14
Adam Hart on how insect and cell structure research is helping develop swarming robots
Discovery: Anaesthesia 07 July 14
Linda Geddes explores the latest research into how general anaesthetics work in the body.
Discovery: Janet Hemingway 30 June 14
Janet Hemingway tells Jim Al-Khalili about forthcoming insecticide resistance developing in the mosquitos that transmit malaria, and how it could cost many lives.
Discovery: Ageing Brain 23 June 14
As we grow older, it is assumed we will all become more forgetful, slower witted and much less useful members of society. Geoff Watts looks at the latest research showing this is not the case. In fact one new theory suggests older people might be...
Discovery: Driverless Cars 16 June 14
Jack Stewart meets the engineers inventing vehicles that drive themselves, including Google’s new car without a steering wheel or pedals and Stanford University’s fast moving Shelley
Discovery: Driverless Cars 09 June 14
Jack Stewart reports on the connected car pilot in Michigan.
Discovery: Taming the Sun 02 June 14
ITER, the world's effort to harness nuclear fusion, and the most complex experiment ever
Discovery: Beauty and the Brain 26 May 14
Dr Tiffany Jenkins explores what neuroscience knows about art
Discovery: Alf Adams 19 May 14
Alf Adams remembers his small idea that changed the world, with Jim Al-Khalili.
Discovery: Mark Miodownik 12 May 14
Mark Miodownik talks nuclear weapons, 3D printers and smart materials with Jim Al-Khalili
Discovery: Sue Black 05 May 14
Jim Al-Khalili talks to forensic scientist Sue Black about identifying human bodies
Discovery: Whatever happened to biofuels? 28 Apr 14
Gaia Vince asks if we can ever run our vehicles on biofuels from algae or bacteria.
Discovery: Whatever happened to Biofuels? 21 Apr 14
Gaia Vince asks can we make biofuels from sugars in the inedible parts of plants.
Discovery: Peter Higgs 14 Apr 14
Peter Higgs opens up to Jim Al-Khalili, admitting that he failed to realise the full significance of the Higgs boson and a theory that later changed the face of physics.
Discovery: Vikram Patel 07 Apr 14
Jim Al-Khalili talks to psychiatrist Vikram Patel about the global campaign he leads to tackle mental health.
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