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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Plastic-eating bugs & paying you to power off
Friday, January 27th, 2023
Is paying people to turn off their appliances the precursor to a digital control of our energy consumption?
ChatGPT: The chatbot changing how we work
Tuesday, January 24th, 2023
Large language models are ushering in a new era of idea generation...
Lasers lure lightning and carbon computing
Friday, January 20th, 2023
Hair follicles remodel scar tissue, and mature brain cells grown in the lab
Dry January: is giving up booze beneficial?
Tuesday, January 17th, 2023
The past, present, and future of our relationship with alcohol
Shouting dolphins and failed rocket launches
Friday, January 13th, 2023
Marine noise causes dolphins to yell, and what went wrong at Spaceport Cornwall...
Q&A: How to avoid being squashed by a whale
Tuesday, January 10th, 2023
Putting your questions, from the cosmic to the microscopic, to our panel of expert guests...
The best of 2022!
Tuesday, January 3rd, 2023
Some of our favourite stories from the past 12 months
A deep dive into oceanography
Tuesday, December 20th, 2022
How data on our oceans is collected, and what we then do with it...
Nuclear fusion, and magnetic air pollution
Friday, December 16th, 2022
A breakthrough in nuclear fusion energy, but what does it mean?
Tumours and tectonics: magnets making a mark
Tuesday, December 13th, 2022
How magnets, quite literally, shape the world we live in...
AI passes Turing Test, and new drug for Covid
Friday, December 9th, 2022
Plus, the unusual new link between death metal singers and bats...
8 billion: an overpopulation crisis?
Tuesday, December 6th, 2022
How did we cross this milestone, what are the implications, and is depopulation a viable solution?
New Alzheimer's treatment, and mussel memory
Friday, December 2nd, 2022
A promising breakthrough in Alzheimer's treatment, but with some troubling side effects
Personality testing: no wrong answers?
Tuesday, November 29th, 2022
The artificial intelligence standing between you and your dream job...
Disease breath tests, and Perseverance papers
Friday, November 25th, 2022
Plus, using artificial enzymes to attack COVID, and how low frequency noises make us want to dance
Q&A: How did we outpace the big bang?
Tuesday, November 22nd, 2022
Why do black holes spin, and what makes glue so sticky?
Reproducibility: science's consistency issue
Tuesday, November 15th, 2022
What use are the scientific findings if they can't be reproduced?
Growing blood in the lab, and talking to ET
Friday, November 11th, 2022
How red blood cells can be grown from stem cells, and how will we commuincate with aliens?
Tuberculosis: tackling the troubling uptick
Tuesday, November 8th, 2022
Covid has slowed progress in fighting TB. So what options are scientists weighing up?
Gene therapy for epilepsy, and beastly botany
Friday, November 4th, 2022
Plus, birdsong proven to reduce anxiety and the new, cheaper carbon capture material...
Clocks, Drugs and Rock 'n' Roll
Tuesday, November 1st, 2022
How scientists are using knowledge of the human body's circadian rhythms to better our health...
Charged up bees and deep, dark seas
Friday, October 28th, 2022
Plus, New health study enlists 5 million Brits, and amphipods show signs of deep sea evolution...
SEEMONSTER and the circular economy
Tuesday, October 25th, 2022
A trip around the circular economy, inspired by the SEEMONSTER installation at Weston-Super-Mare
Neanderthals, lost nets, and net zero
Friday, October 21st, 2022
In the news, how much fishing line is sat at the bottom of our oceans, and can bacteria make tumours worse?
The Latest on Long Covid
Tuesday, October 18th, 2022
Are reawakening, dormant viruses to blame? And what's the prognosis for the one person in twenty left feeling low in the coronavirus aftermath?
These boots are made for walking
Friday, October 14th, 2022
Plus, spotting dementia early and plastic eating worms...
Can fracking calm the energy crisis?
Tuesday, October 11th, 2022
Or is shale destined to fail?
Nobel Prize Roundup
Friday, October 7th, 2022
Plus the rest of this week's news...
The Trieste Next science festival
Tuesday, October 4th, 2022
Chris and James take on the Trieste Next science festival, and find out about some of the research going on.
Sweeteners, seagrass, and sterilised plastic
Tuesday, September 27th, 2022
How sweeteners could cause risk of cardiovascular disease, and a new antibiotic found in trees.