5 Live's science podcast, featuring Dr Chris and Naked Scientists with the hottest science news stories and analysis.
The Hospital of the Future
Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team with the latest news, including the science behind change in policy on the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine in the UK, more on the Government's lateral flow testing strategy, and why gorillas beat their chest. Plus an in depth look at what the hospital of the future might look like.
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Bitcoins and Blockchains: Cryptocurrency Explained
The Naked Scientists delve into the world of electronic currency.
Covid vaccine trials, a decade since the Fukushima disaster & wine that has been in orbit
One year after the first lockdown in the UK the Naked Scientists look at the latest trial results of the AstraZeneca vaccine and ask if it will appease the EU, they find out what wine that’s been in orbit for a year tastes like and mark a decade since the Fukushima nuclear disaster and ask if we’re any closer to taming the forces of nature that caused it.
Covid vaccines, what goes down the toilet, and Ancient Egypt.
Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team look at why 18 EU countries cancelled their Covid vaccines this week, how what goes down the toilet can tell us where Covid is about to strike and travel back in time to Ancient Egypt to look at how science is solving archaeological mysteries.
A meteorite in the driveway, and the carbon footprint of medicinal cannabis
Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team hear about a meteorite that landed in the UK and was found in someone’s driveway, why medicinal cannabis has a large carbon footprint and look at how fertility is changing around the world, and if Coronavirus is making it worse.
Vaccinating Variants, and Solar Storms
Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientists look at the latest science headlines including COVID-19 developments, solar storms and what the Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover is doing.