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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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.

The science to expect from 2021

Meet the fabulous science we can expect in 2021: from the Large Hadron Collider reopening, to the COP26 climate summit in Scotland, to - hopefully - an end to the pandemic!

Plus, how to make a good new year's resolution...

The new strain of coronavirus, George's Marvellous Medicine, and musical computers

Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team investigate how much of a threat the new strain of coronavirus is, what would happen if you actually took George’s Marvellous Medicine from Roald Dahl’s book and music legend Rick Wakeman helps answer the question "can computers give Beethoven a run for his money?

This podcast was recorded before the Prime Minister’s announcement about new coronavirus restrictions on the 19th December.

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