How many organs could you donate and remain alive? How many planet Earths could fit inside the Sun? How high is a giraffe's blood pressure? Why is the sea blue? To find out, Ask The Naked Scientists!
Why haven't we evolved not to age?
Good news on the Covid-19 vaccine front from the UK, why South Africa isn't using AstraZeneca's vaccine, is the Universe under threat from "strangelets", why has evolution not solved the ageing problem, why ice sticks to an empty glass, the PCR test for Covid-19, and how to stop cats killing wildlife... Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists
Why does Covid come in waves?
Will loud music deafen my dog? Why are some dog breeds more docile than others? Why do Covid-19 outbreaks follow cycles of boom and bust? What gives a person their "second wind"? Why do ants invade my kettle and other electronic devices ? Is ant invasion in you home a sign that the place is dirty? Why have I got vibration sensations in my foot? Join Dr Chris Smith and 567 Cape Talk's Saskia Falken to find out... Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists
Can teeth fillings tune in to radio waves?
This week we talk vaccines for Covid-19, especially the Novavax trial results, and hear why it might be possible to tune into radio waves with your teeth. We also discuss Covid and cytokine storms, bubbles in the Milky Way, where the sharks go during a tsunami and how radioactivity is used to power spacecraft... Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists
Are the Covid-19 vaccines safe?
This week, Dr Chris and Kieno Kammies talk Covid-19 vaccinations, explore whether ivermectin might be a helpful coronavirus drug, explain how maggots get into wounds, unpick what's in the Covid-19 vaccine, and talk nanoparticles... Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists
Am I a snake: my yawns spray saliva!
This week, journey times to Mars, how stars come by the matter inside them, why some people feel compelled to eat paper, how coronavirus antibody levels correlate with Covid-19 severity, whether water really goes down the drain in different directions on opposite sides of the Earth, and why a yawn produces a spray of saliva. Join Dr Chris Smith and Azania Mosaka for the answers. Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists
Can you swallow upside down?
This week, Aza catches coronavirus, Covid-19 vaccines, viral variants and where are the mutations in the SARS-CoV-2 genome, can you still swallow when you're upside down, how was Einstein proved right, and what causes cramp? Dr Chris Smith has the answers... Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists
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Thank you chris <3
Thank you for taking time out of your day to do these episodes and answer our questions. Love ur patience and ur willingness to cultivate everyone’s curiosity about so many things!!
Love from montreal, xx
Real good podcast!
I have listened to everysingle podcast for the past 2 months or so. Always on my way to work, and I have learned alot from Chris n Dave , and Sue is a great host! This show has made me lustful for science news and I am quite happy I listened to your material. Looking forward for all of your next podcast!!! Keep up the great work! Greg from Montreal
This podcast answers all of the questions I think about and I take forgranted. This show is fantastic and interesting. Thanks from Chris in Canada!