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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.


Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientists weigh up the science behind Boris Johnson's anti-obesity drive, and go swimming with the physics of sperm.

Plus, a look at the fascinating life of pioneering chemist, Rosalind Franklin and why your cuppa can help explain leaves on the line isn't a such a flimsy excuse after all.

How coronavirus has created new ideas to tackle global warming

Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team investigate local lockdowns in Australia, why planting trees to capture carbon might be a bad move, plus the pros and cons of deep sea mining. And a special look at how the coronavirus crisis has created some radical ideas to tackle global warming

The fifth state of matter

Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Science team look at the latest science news. Including: how a llama could provide help in understanding coronavirus antibodies, evidence eggs prefer some sperm over others, and growing replacement livers in a dish. Plus a quantum leap into the fifth state of matter.

The global race to find a vaccine for Covid-19

Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team look back at past 6 months since the coronavirus pandemic began, and feature the global race to find a vaccine for Covid-19. Plus the app to help you shop safely, and the launch of two NASA astronauts into space on a commercial space flight.

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