Could extinct species be brought back to life?...05/22/15
Is de-extinction scientifically viable?Hannah DevlinIain ChambersRobin McKie
Does Facebook's news feed promote political polarisation?...
How are social algorithms shaping our lives?Hannah DevlinIan SampleIain Chambers
How realistic is ultra-long-distance space travel? -...
Astronomy professor Chris Impey joins Ian Sample to discuss a future in which humans no longer view earth as their only home planetIan SampleIain ChambersNicola Davis
Unnatural selection - podcast
The team look at the rapid rise of genome editing procedures and the power scientists now have to tinker with human DNA. Where's the technology going? And where should it stop?Ian SampleNicola DavisSimon Barnard
The gift of the gab – podcast
The team look at what makes some people brilliant public speakers, and others lost for wordsIan SampleHannah DevlinHelen KeenSimon Barnard
Let's talk about sex – podcast
The team discuss the ins and outs of sex surveys, plus the secrets of knuckle-cracking are revealed at lastHannah DevlinIan SampleDavid SpiegelhalterSimon Barnard
The Large Hadron Collider is back - podcast
The greatest particle accelerator ever built is up and running again - but what will it find this time?Ian SampleNicola DavisJon Butterworth
How to find a nuclear bomb - podcast
World powers were locked in intense negotiations this week in Switzerland, to agree a deal to prevent Iran producing nuclear weapons. What is the potential global fallout from the talks? And how do you detect secret nuclear tests?Ian SampleHannah...
The science behind our sense of touch - podcast
Neuroscientist David J. Linden on why touch is the sense that most defines us as humansIan SampleHannah DevlinIain Chambers
The UK's genetic structure revealed - podcast
The first fine-scale genetic map of any country in the world is publishedHannah DevlinIain ChambersAdam Vaughan
How will automation transform our lives? - podcast
What will happen to human skill and sensibility as robots take on more tasks and aspects of human existence?Nicola DavisIan SampleIain ChambersKarl MathiesenHannah Devlin
The future of extreme thrills - podcast
Why are humans attracted to intense, thrilling experiences that expose us to danger?Nicola DavisIain ChambersKit Buchan
Can we trust the claims made in scientific research...
Ian Sample reports from the AAAS meeting in San JoseIan SampleIain ChambersNicola DavisAlan Robock
Neuroplasticity: how the brain heals - podcast
Norman Doidge talks about the implications of neuroplasticity and his new book 'The Brain's Way of Healing', and from San Jose Ian Sample gives a roundup of key issues discussed at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of...
Steven Weinberg on the history of science - podcast
Theoretical physicist and Nobel laureate Prof Weinberg talks about his new book, To Explain The World, and explains how we learn to learn about the worldIan SampleIain Chambers
The return to Antikythera - podcast
What can we learn from the remains of the Roman ship from the first century BC?Ian SampleIain ChambersNicola DavisHannah DevlinJo MarchantBrendan Foley
The story of computing - podcast
Tony Hey talks to Ian Sample about the Computing Universe, his book with Gyuri Papay, on the evolution of computersIan SampleIain Chambers
How viable is nuclear fusion as an energy source? - podcast
Are scientific and industrial ideas about commercial nuclear fusion reactors in the near future just wishful thinking?Ian SampleIain ChambersNicola Davis
Ecstasy and tragedy: how to prevent recreational drug...
Four recent deaths in the UK have been linked to a batch of 'Superman' ecstasy pills. Should public facilities for testing drugs without fear of prosecution be made available?Ian SampleIain ChambersRobin McKie
What are the risks of DIY synthetic biology? – Science...
Are safety measures adequate in the burgeoning field of synthetic biology – which involves the creation of novel biological systems – in particular among amateur enthusiasts?Ian SampleIain ChambersNicola Davis
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