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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22
NOV
2020

Covid vaccines, and the science of people moving

This week on 5 Live Science - a second Covid vaccine approaches the finishing line, but who are the also-rans? We look at who’s most likely to get the vaccine first and whether we’ve got that pecking order right. And a longer look at the science of people moving.
15
NOV
2020

How our planet moves

We have the latest on the potential coronavirus vaccine, the UK scientists trying to extract oxygen from the moon, and we continue our series looking at movement - this week it’s how our planet moves, from its journey through space to how the atmosphere brews up storms.
08
NOV
2020

Movement of animals and protecting bio-diversity.

Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team look at the latest science news, including mass coronavirus testing in Liverpool, NASA re-establish contact with Voyager 2, what is the point of laughter and is it the best medicine? Plus a special look at the movement of animals, and how to protect species from extinction and bio-diversity on Earth.
01
NOV
2020

Barrington v John Snow: How best to control Covid-19?

Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team with science news stories and analysis. Recorded before the new lockdown in England was announced - the team examine the impact of lockdowns, against the argument for using less restrictive measures to manage coronavirus. Also a look at signs that coronavirus immunity is only short-lived, why a dose of vitamin D might be helpful this winter, and why the Moon is wetter than we first thought.
25
OCT
2020

Catching Corona Virus on Purpose

The naked scientist explores why people are catching corona virus on purpose, a breakthrough in recycling plastic, why lullabies send babies to sleep and what makes a tree, a tree.
18
OCT
2020

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
11
OCT
2020

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...
04
OCT
2020

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.
25
SEP
2020

Big Data

Science news and we take a closer look at Big Data and what industry knows about you.
20
SEP
2020

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.

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