We may be closer to our friends than we think07/19/14
Lara Dungan joins Jonathan for a roundup of the latest news from the world of science
What makes a good athlete - practice or talent?
David Epstein author of the Sports Gene discusses
Is Britain ready for a spaceport?
Nick Spall of the British Interplanetary Society discusses
How will weird weather affect us?
Catherine Kramer and Zack Denfeld curators of Strange Weather in the Dublin Science Gallery
Do we need to rethink our approach to HIV?
Elizabeth Pisani author of ‘The Wisdom of Whores’
Can Violent Videogames Improve your Moral Compass?
Matthew Grizzard assistant professor at the Department of Communication in the University of Buffalo
Forgotten smallpox vials found after decades
Lara Dungan and Adam Murphy join Jonathan for the latest news from the science world
Spiritual beliefs could be beneficial for the brain
Andrew Newberg author of How God Changes Your Brain
What a Wonderful World
We speak to Marcus Chown about his book 'What a Wonderful World' which attempts to explain just about everything
Behind the scenes at the Dead Zoo.
Futureproof go to see the things that the public don’t get to see at the Natural History Museum. With Nigel Monaghan, Keeper of the Museum, we take a peek behind....
Are we living in a new epoch?
Scientists now say that we are moving into a new age called the Antropocene; the age of man. Gaia Vince went out into the world to find out.
Contraception through a Micro Chip
In this week's science news we report on a new type of contraception; a wireless implant that can be turned on and off with a remote control.
Should you ever say 'No' to your doctor?
We speak to Medical Writer with the New Scientist Claire Wilson about the times when received medical wisdom might be wrong
The accelerating expanding university
Reporter Maria Delaney was at this week's ESOF meeting and sat down with Nobel Laureate Brian Schmidt who helped find evidence of an accelerating and expanding universe.
Watch out hipsters! Science says that beards are out
We look at research showing that we may have reached ‘Peak Beard’with Dr Rob Brooks from the University of New South Wales
Peaceful Near-Death Experiences
In our science news this week we look at a new study about near-death experiences which finds that they are overwhelmingly peaceful despite whatever pain people are in.
The Power of the Crowd
Michael Bond on his book ‘The Power of Others; Peer Pressure, Groupthink, and How the People Around Us Shape Everything We Do.
I have a what now?!
In this week's 'I have a what now' it's the 'Suprachiasmatic nucleus' which controls circadin rhythms. In partnership with the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.
Human habits changing animal habits
Herring Gulls have started eating each other in Holland and it might be our fault. We're joined by Biologist Simon Watt to look at humans affecting animal behaviour
What ever happened to the Passenger Pigeon?
In this week's science news we look at a new study about the extinction of the passenger pigeon. Plus fascinating new autism research.
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