5 live Science

BBC  |  Podcast , ±51 min episodes every 6 days
5 live's science podcast, featuring Dr Karl, plus Dr Chris and Naked Scientists Chris Smith and Kat Arney with the hottest science news stories and analysis.

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The Hospital of the Future

Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team with the latest news, including the science behind change in policy on the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine in the UK, more on the Government's lateral flow testing strategy, and why gorillas beat their chest. Plus an in depth look at what the hospital of the future might look like.

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Covid vaccines, what goes down the toilet, and Ancient Egypt.

Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team look at why 18 EU countries cancelled their Covid vaccines this week, how what goes down the toilet can tell us where Covid is about to strike and travel back in time to Ancient Egypt to look at how science is solving archaeological mysteries.


Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team with the latest science news stories, analysis and breakthroughs. Including another look at the main symptoms of coronavirus, how a parent can pass on depression to their offspring, and how whalesong can help us search for oil and gas. Plus an in-depth look into when scientists perform self-experimentation. Are they pioneering heroes, or simply reckless? We explore the risks and ethical issues.

How are new variants of coronavirus found?

Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team discover how new variants of the coronavirus are found, how the World Health Organisation are investigating the origins of COVID-19, why knitting can sooth the mind and look at the origin and future of textiles.

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