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26
JUN

Keeping the lights on with renewable energy

Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientists with science news stories and analysis. In today’s programme: Scientists discover the world’s biggest bacterium, evidence that we pick our friends based on how they smell, and do brain training apps really work?

Plus... we tackle a thorny issue - if we rely too heavily on solar and wind power, and the sun doesn’t shine and the wind doesn’t blow where the demand is, how do we keep the lights on? Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team present the latest science news, analysis and breakthroughs.
19
JUN

5live Science JUNE SCI-LIGHTS

From conserving wildlife and ivory to Love Island fashion, predicting volcanic eruptions and the possibility of life on Venus, these are the science stories everybody ought to be talking about...
05
JUN

70 Years of Science Innovation

Chris Smith looks at the scientific highlights from the 70 years of the Queen's reign, as well as why teenage girls are more likely to develop depression than teenage boys. Plus, tidal power is the next alternative energy source under the microscope.
25
MAY

Investigating War Crimes

Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team look at the warning signs of bowel cancer, whether the so-called “runners high” exists, and following claims of war crimes committed by Vladimir Putin's forces in Ukraine how forensic archaeologists can help uncover evidence of what’s happened.

This episodes looks in detail at how forensic investigators examine a crime scene, and contains graphic descriptions of violence and how the victims died. If you have children listening you may want to skip this one.
15
MAY

AD FAB

We get an update from the surgeon who performed the world’s first transplant of a pig heart into a human. We look at FIFA and EA Sports. Plus we look at the science of advertising.
08
MAY

It's Q 'n' 'May' Time!

This week's guests talk about the Raspberry Pi at ten, studying the Universe's first stars, and look who's in Brian May's office these days!

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08
MAY

It's Q 'n' 'May' Time!

This week's guests talk about the Raspberry Pi at ten, studying the Universe's first stars, and look who's in Brian May's office these days!
24
APR

Dogs, Dingoes and Contagious Cancers

Scientists sequence the DNA code of a dingo, 3D printing goes up a notch, Incan human sacrifices, and we delve into transmissible tumours: cancers that can spread between individuals. Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team present the latest science news, analysis and breakthroughs.

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