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The Life Scientific: Giles Yeo

Professor Jim Al-Khalili talks to leading scientists about their life and work.

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The power of night

Lucy Cooke meets some of the animal kingdom’s nocturnal inhabitants to understand why it pays to stir once the...

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The power of one

We humans are a supremely social species, but the coronavirus pandemic has forced many of us into solitary...

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The Power of Celibacy

You might think that sex is essential for life, but you'd be wrong! Lucy Cooke travels to the Hawaiian island of...

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The Evidence: The Shapeshifting Virus

News that at least three new variants of SARS-CoV-2 have emerged in three separate continents have sent a chill...

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Science Trumped

When US health expert sighed last week that science could now speak again, his sense of relief was shared by many...

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Plant scientist Dale Sanders

Professor Dale Sanders has spent much of his life studying plants, seeking to understand why some thrive in a...

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Astrophysicist Andy Fabian

Professor Andrew Fabian from Cambridge's Institute of Astronomy has spent his career trying to unravel the mystery of...

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Marine conservationist Heather Koldewey

Professor Heather Koldewey wants to protect our oceans from over-fishing and plastic pollution. An academic who is...

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Climate meltdown

The year 2020 started with wildfires raging across parts of Australia, exceptional floods in East Africa, and a...

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Hopes and Fears for Covid-19 Vaccines

Less than a year in, and the first vaccines are already being rolled out, with many more in the pipeline. It is an...

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Alice Roberts

It’s amazing what we can learn from a pile of old bones. Having worked as a paediatric surgeon for several...

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Steve Haake

Steve Haake has spent much of his career using technology to help elite sports people get better, faster and break...

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The Space Burrito

Is there a point in space where the Sun could heat a burrito perfectly? asks Will. The doctors tackle this and a...

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The Zedonk Problem

Today I learnt that tigons and ligers are what you get when lions and tigers interbreed?!’ surprised listener...

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The Evidence: Pandemic rules: follower or flouter?

Millions of us, across the world, are subject to curfews, stay-at-home orders and lockdowns but what makes us stick...

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The end of everything

Everyone knows about the Big Bang being the beginning of the universe and time - but when and how is it going to end?...

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Broad Spectrum

Autism is a lifelong condition, often seen as particularly ‘male’. Yet a growing number of women, and...

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Birds: singing for survival

As large areas of the world have locked down this year, many of us have become more aware of the birdsong around us....

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Digital touch

Claudia Hammond asks if touch can be replicated digitally? What devices exist already and how likely are we to use...

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