Episodes
We get an update from the surgeon who performed the world’s first transplant of a pig heart into a human. We look at FIFA and EA Sports. Plus we look at the science of advertising.
Published 05/15/22
Published 05/08/22
This week's guests talk about the Raspberry Pi at ten, studying the Universe's first stars, and look who's in Brian May's office these days! Get the podcast from the BBC Sounds app.
Published 05/08/22
Dr Chris Smith and the team look at children with hepatitis, why teens ignore their parents, and there's a deep dive into the world's favourite hot beverage...
Published 05/01/22
Scientists sequence the DNA code of a dingo, 3D printing goes up a notch, Incan human sacrifices, and we delve into transmissible tumours: cancers that can spread between individuals. Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team present the latest science news, analysis and breakthroughs.
Published 04/24/22
Julia Ravey from the Naked Scientists with a special Easter Q & A episode. This week featuring how Formula 1 technology is changing the world, tools to cope with grief, and controversies in science media. Plus the panel get involved in our special quiz. Get the podcast from the BBC Sounds app.
Published 04/17/22
Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team present the latest science news, analysis and breakthroughs. This week, we look at the 9 Covid symptoms that now make up the official symptoms list. And how can sound travel at two different speeds on Mars? We’ll find out. Plus, given that we’ve had the Oscars, and it’s BAFTA season, we’ll be looking at the science in films and handing out some awards of our own. Please note – this podcast contains some plot spoilers from films released in the...
Published 04/10/22
Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team present the latest science news, analysis and breakthroughs. In today’s programme, we look at the new covid outbreak in Shanghai, and how they are managing the new surge. And why are some dogs faces cuter than others! Plus, the people buying breast milk online - and not just for babies; some of them are bodybuilders.
Published 04/03/22
Cases are at an all-time high, so is it time we started talking about Covid-19 again? Find out how lettuce is helping astronauts tackle bone density loss. As the energy crisis deepens, and inflation is predicted to be heading towards 10%, we look at how nuclear is going back up the energy agenda. Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientists with science news stories and analysis. Subscribe to the podcast, on BBC Sounds.
Published 03/27/22
Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team present the latest science news, analysis and breakthroughs. In today’s programme: AI-based Facial recognition is deployed in Ukraine, and a computer game where the aim is to combat cancer And as we reach the point where well intentioned New Year’s resolutions have generally fallen by the wayside, we’re discussing human habits, and why we struggle to make and break them.
Published 03/20/22
Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team present the latest science news, analysis and breakthroughs. In this podcast: AI-based Facial recognition is deployed in Ukraine, and a computer game where the aim is to combat cancer And as we reach the point where well intentioned New Year’s resolutions have generally fallen by the wayside, we’re discussing human habits, and why we struggle to make and break them.
Published 03/20/22
Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team present the latest science news, analysis and breakthroughs. In today’s programme: As the war in Ukraine continues, we look at how infectious diseases might be spreading, as people seek refuge from the shelling. Amazingly, 107 years after it sank… the ship of the explorer Sir Earnest Shakleton has been found, and The Endurance looks to be in excellent condition. Plus, we look at cyberwarfare, and ask how much damage could President Putin really...
Published 03/13/22
Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team with the latest science news stories, analysis and breakthroughs. In today’s programme: How researchers know the time of the year dinosaurs went extinct, the device that boosts your solar panel power and gives you water for free, and we take an in depth look at the science of microscopes and making the invisible visible.
Published 03/06/22
Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientists answer your science questions. This week the Nobel prizewinner who made Viagra possible, a space science writer with his own asteroid, how fungi have evolved to give us beer and bread, and where AI will take us in the future. Plus a mystery sound to identify (we don't think you'll get it), and a fun quiz to test your mettle.
Published 02/27/22
In today’s podcast: We look at the Lassa Fever outbreak in the UK. How constant is time? Scientists are developing incredibly accurate atomic clocks that can measure tiny distortions. And, we hear about the amazing case of a man who received a pig’s heart… as we look at the science of what's called "xenotransplantation" Put on some safety goggles as Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team present the hottest science news, analysis and breakthroughs.
Published 02/20/22
The latest science news with Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team. This week: A breakthrough in the treatment of people paralysed by spinal injuries, and what colours not to wear, if you want to fly beneath a mosquito’s radar. We also look at what we know about the origins of Covid 19 … was it a leaked lab experiment, or a spillover from nature?
Published 02/13/22
Solving the science questions you've been sending in, Naked Scientist Julia Ravey talk astrophysics, black holes, shrinking squid and ways to bust anxiety.
Published 02/06/22
The week's science news with Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team. This week: How close are we to being able to grow complete new arms and legs? New research looks very promising in this direction. And a breakthrough in sight restoration: we take a look at the patient who’s received a bionic eye Plus, in the wake of Covid-19, millions of people have suffered smell and taste loss; for some it’s never returned, and others are left living in a world that doesn’t smell, or taste quite...
Published 01/30/22
Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientists look at why the government thinks now is the right time to ditch Covid Plan B? Also, how can your brain tell the difference between noises it can ignore, and ones that should be alarming when you are asleep? We’re exploring the world of robotics, what does it involve and how can we use the technology to improve our lives?
Published 01/23/22
We look at the science behind cutting covid isolation to 5 days Vets declare the largest ever outbreak of bird flu across Europe, but why now and how should we respond… We’re looking into the microscopic world of nanotechnology: the science of the very small, including the incredible story of the sword of Damascus; it turns out that the blacksmiths of centuries ago knew a thing or two about carbon nanotubes and how to make metal incredibly tough.
Published 01/16/22
This week Dr Chris delves into the science behind the headlines, including an update on Omicron, top tech and the latest in the gaming world, a century since insulin, how hedgehogs gave us MRSA, and David Attenborough's new documentary.
Published 01/09/22
Sally Le Page from the Naked Scientists presents some of the best good news science stories from 2021. Including how we may have solved train delays caused by leaves on the line, and the mystery of how wombats make their poos cubed shaped. Plus how scientists have made breakthroughs in wiping out malaria this year.
Published 01/02/22
Something mysterious is a foot at The Naked Scientists office... It would seem that Dr. Chris has been playing the part of a very naughty Santa. Join the gang as they attempt to solve some of our biggest festive questions ever! Working together perhaps they'll be able to bring about some Christmas cheer and save the day.
Published 12/19/21
As the UK government moves to Plan B, introducing new restrictions, what actually happens when people catch the new Covid variant? Can wearables like watches predict if you’re incubating a coronavirus infection? Plus, plastic is used in many different contexts… but should we be looking to replace it with a new material? Get the podcast from the BBC Sounds app.
Published 12/12/21
This week, your Christmas science questions and a sprinkling of festive fun as Julia Ravey hears about a planet where it rains rubies, robots that feel pain, a crab with a hairy chest, and how to make a top science rap hit! Get the podcast from the BBC Sounds app.
Published 12/05/21