Question of the Week
Naked Scientists | Podcast, ±4 min episodes every 1 week, 2 days
Welcome to the Naked Scientists Question of the Week podcast. We have taken our weekly question of the week segment of our show and made it into its own podcast. So if you want snappy in depth answers to science questions this is the place for you!
9 May 2013 — Are city dwellers more immune to bugs?
Is living in the big smoke better for your immune system in the long term as you are exposed to more people and their bugs? Plus we ask, what is wind and why do we have it?
22 Mar 2013 — Could civilisation cope without computers?
We rely increasingly on computer networks. If a solar storm or malicious virus hit the network, could our current civilisation dependency on computer networks be damaged irreversibly? Plus we ask, will all the comets in the sky ever melt away?
28 Feb 2013 — Will our increasing human population cause a water shortage on Earth?
We find out if Earth's expanding human population will affect water supplies. Plus we ask, does the new anti-fat fad Shrinking Violet work?
17 Dec 2012 — How do touch sensitive switches work?
We find out why touch sensitive switches are sensitive to skin, soap and potato but not everything else? Plus we ask how do drinks & exercise affect the taste of your chewing gum?
10 Dec 2012 — Do foetuses get cancer?
We find out if foetuses get cancer, 15 yr old Louis from London got in touch asking: their cells divide rapidly, so surely they can make genetic errors and get cancer? Plus we ask, how do touch sensitive gadgets work?