The Naked Scientists
The Naked Scientists flagship science show brings you a lighthearted look at the latest scientific breakthroughs, interviews with the world's top scientists, answers to your science questions and science experiments to try at home.
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Science of the Silver Screen
Tuesday, April 5th, 2022
A novel take of the Oscars; a scientific critique with The Naked Scientists...
Tuesday, March 29th, 2022
From the transfer of stem cells to insights into cancer research, the science (and sales) of human milk
Bonus Podcast: Naked Reflections Showcase
Monday, March 28th, 2022
We share an episode of Naked Reflections, this one considering the sensitive subject of genocide...
Energy in crisis: nuclear goes up the agenda
Tuesday, March 22nd, 2022
Confronting crippling power bills, there's renewed interest in nuclear energy...
Tuesday, March 15th, 2022
Exploring the science of changing behaviours and the brain-based systems which direct how we act...
Tuesday, March 8th, 2022
As global conflict increasingly turns digital, we look at the tools, targets & implications of cyberwarfare...
Q&A: Defining AI, Dark Energy & Dr NO
Tuesday, March 1st, 2022
We're answering your questions on motion, cleanliness and the Disney robot WALL-E?
Under the Microscope
Tuesday, February 22nd, 2022
Zooming in on how microscopes have opened our eyes to life beyond the naked eye.
Tuesday, February 15th, 2022
The search for organ donors that aren't human...
Q&A: Planets, Procrastination & Plastic Squid
Tuesday, February 8th, 2022
We are answering your questions about space, mental health and our relationship with animals!
Tracing the origins of COVID19
Tuesday, February 1st, 2022
What can the virus tell us about where it came from?
Tuesday, January 25th, 2022
Bland, dry and depressing. How our sense of taste remains under researched and pivotal to wellbeing...
A Robotic Reality
Tuesday, January 18th, 2022
Think of a robot... Be honest, was your imagination swayed by something out of a sci-fi film?
MRSA, The Metaverse & Medical Milestones
Tuesday, January 11th, 2022
With the new year kicking off, join us for the science behind the latest headlines.
Hidden clues and wombat poos: best of 2021
Tuesday, January 4th, 2022
We're revisiting our favourite good news stories of 2021
Christmas with The Naked Scientists
Tuesday, December 21st, 2021
Presents missing, Santa AFK, how will the team save Christmas?
Nanotechnology: sci-fi or sci-fact?
Tuesday, December 14th, 2021
Nanotechnology sounds like just another buzzword, but it's all around us and it's here to stay
Q&A: Reefs, Robots & Rubies 'Rap'-Up
Tuesday, December 7th, 2021
This month we discover raining gemstones, query the creativity of robots, and make hot science music & raps.
Plastics: climate friend or foe?
Tuesday, November 30th, 2021
Plastics are a notorious waste hazard but what role do they have to play in the climate crisis?
Would wood be good?
Tuesday, November 23rd, 2021
We think of wood as medieval stuff, but what if it turned out to be the sustainable material of the future?
Q&A: Mars, malaria and monstrous ducks
Tuesday, November 16th, 2021
This month, we swim in the Antarctic, boggle at Californian condors, live on Mars and peer into our lungs
COPing With Climate Change: The COP26 lowdown
Tuesday, November 9th, 2021
Will the climate crisis be averted, or will discussions in Glasgow generate more hot air?
Spooky spiders: silk, sex and squirting venom
Tuesday, November 2nd, 2021
For Halloween, we're getting up close and personal with spiders, from their venom to their mating habits
Q&A: Mars, Mental-Health and Managing Bitcoin
Tuesday, October 26th, 2021
Landing sites on mars, social media under scrutiny and the crypto instigated financial meltdown...
Risky research: making diseases more deadly
Tuesday, October 19th, 2021
When scientists do risky research on viruses, who decides if it's too dangerous and how is it kept safe?
Particle Problems and How to Solve Them
Tuesday, October 12th, 2021
From neutrinos to dark matter, we're exploring what the Universe is made of
Surprising Shortages and Shaky Supplies
Tuesday, October 5th, 2021
From bananas to helium, we're uncovering the science behind some of our favourite at-risk resources
Q&A: Moon Landings and Making Medicine
Tuesday, September 28th, 2021
Why can't most of the universe be seen through a telescope and why can't we commercialise atmospheric CO2?
Making sense of the menopause
Tuesday, September 21st, 2021
What causes the symptoms of the menopause and how can we manage them so they don't interrupt our lives?
Sepsis: From Infection To AI
Tuesday, September 14th, 2021
Unpicking the science of this deadly syndrome in honour of World Sepsis Day