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Can you catch Covid twice?

The Naked Scientists ask if you can you catch Covid twice? They look at whether an asteroid might be one of our old spaceships and the people retreating underground to wait for the pandemic to pass

Nobel Prizes, Attenborough's new film, and Treating Trump

This week the team take a look at the science behind the latest headlines, including the cocktail of drugs used to treat the US President for Covid-19, the 2020 Nobel Prizes, the future of university education, and David Attenborough's new documentary capturing the plight of the planet...

Science of Vegetarianism

Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist with the latest science news including a look at our efforts to stop the spread of coronavirus, the new NHS app for tracking in England and Wales, and how do we manage space junk? Plus a special look at whether meat eaters might benefit from being a bit more vegetarian.

Big Data

Science news and we take a closer look at Big Data and what industry knows about you.

The science of telescopes

Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientists with the latest science news. This week, how close are we to a coronavirus vaccine? Is there life on Venus? And the whale that went 20 kilometres off course up a river. And we take a closer look at the science behind telescopes of the past, present and future.

Gardening and Climate Change

Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team with the latest science news. Including whether you can catch coronavirus again, the answer appears to be yes. Plus a look at how Novichok works, and how bee stings could hold the key to new breast cancer treatments. Plus an in depth look at how climate change could mark the end to the traditional English country garden.

Where did COVID come from?

The Naked Scientists explore the origins of COVID-19, how it may have been transmitted from animals to humans, and its similarities to other coronaviruses found in the natural world.

5 Live Science: 23/08/2020

Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientists find out how dust spreads flu, why there’s more plastic in the oceans than we thought and whether your phone can tell if you’re drunk. Get the podcast on the BBC Sounds app.

5 Live Science

Chris Smith and the Naked Scientists put Russia’s Covid-19 vaccine under the microscope and take an in-depth look the effects of coronavirus that can last for months.

Plus, why your home’s bricks could one day power it, the sparkling science of prosecco and the unintended consequences from the latest panda news. Get the podcast on the BBC Sounds app.

5 Live Science : 09/08/2020

Chris Smith and the Naked Scientists look at a new study which suggests children can carry more coronavirus than we previously thought.

Its also a big week for space exploration and we’re one small step closer to nuclear fusion, in France.

Plus, how science could help assess your relationship with your cow, and cook a tastier barbecue. Get more in the podcast from the BBC Sounds app.

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