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October 24, 2021
New Simón(e) Sun - I knew I was trans because of science [Part 1]
Science is way personal.
October 17, 2021
In deep: why mining is heading to the seafloor
Is the key to a battery-powered future lying 4000 metres below the sea surface?
October 10, 2021
What's up Doc? Elmer Fudd meets biological warfare
12 rabbits that turned a nation crazy. Cue: a plague, the founder of immunology, a famous actress, and ten million dollars.
October 3, 2021
My Afghanistan escape - just a body, not a soul, or a heart (Part 2)
A life and death mission. An extraordinary relationship.
September 26, 2021
What happens when your students join the Taliban? Afghan scientists in hiding (Part 1)
They were pursuing their dreams, now they're running for their lives. Afghan scholars speak. Will the world listen?
September 19, 2021
We've got cosmic vertigo!
This deadly pair of scientists are smashing ... barriers.
September 12, 2021
The art of more - did maths create civilisation?
One, two, three ... and then ... more. When humans learnt how to count to more, then came mayhem and marvels. Bestselling science writer Dr Michael Brooks on The Art of More.
September 5, 2021
The virus busters: how do you kill something that's not really alive?
Raymond Schinazi has been fighting viruses his whole career, with some mighty wins against these molecular mischief makers. Can we learn from the past to treat this coronavirus?
August 29, 2021
What if Picasso's canvas was smaller than a human hair? (REPEAT)
Two artists making the invisible visible. What does making nanoart reveal about us — gargantuans in a world of atoms? (REPEAT)
August 22, 2021
Science Week debate: You can't handle the (scientific) truth!
Who will win? Spin and hope or raw, sobering reality?
August 15, 2021
Hunting the ghosts of pandemics past
Two baby teeth and a whole world of secrets. Meet the DNA detectives hunting for the ghosts of pandemics past.
August 8, 2021
When fish are kin: Max Liboiron's anti-colonial science
In the windy, wet, wild world of the subarctic, science is done differently.
August 1, 2021
The long COVID doctors (Part 2 of 2)
Don't mess with this virus. Extraordinary stories from the 3 UK doctors we first met a year ago, all living with 'long COVID'
July 25, 2021
The long COVID doctors (Part 1 of 2)
Three UK doctors share their moving, eviscerating personal experiences of 'long COVID' [REPEAT]. And next episode, how are they nearly a year on as England opens up? [NEW]
July 18, 2021
The art and science of Deep Time travel
Deep in the dirt are stories that need to be told ... by artists, scientists... and those damn (wonderful) ants.
July 11, 2021
Pain-free meat — is it possible?
Ouch, that hurts. But who will listen? Down on the farm, understanding the biology of pain could make a real difference.
July 4, 2021
Medicine listen up! Birthing on country makes the land shake
Yolgnu women want to make the the land shake again. Why?
June 27, 2021
The second kind of impossible: Part 2 — the wild adventure
Lace up your boots. Get down and dirty. We're hunting the impossible.
June 20, 2021
The second kind of impossible: Part 1 — a maverick mind
Nature's rules are made to be broken. Paul Steinhardt just had to find a way.
June 13, 2021
14-day rule on human embryo research – why do scientists want it lifted?
Research on human embryos has been very constrained. Will that change?