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5 Live's science podcast, featuring Dr Chris and Naked Scientists with the hottest science news stories and analysis.

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    • 4.6 • 89 Ratings

5 Live's science podcast, featuring Dr Chris and Naked Scientists with the hottest science news stories and analysis.

    AI vs Sepsis

    AI vs Sepsis

    Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team with the latest science news stories, analysis and breakthroughs.

    In today’s programme:

    Covid jabs are confirmed for 12 to 15 year olds, are we making too much of the possible side effect myocarditis?

    Find out who won the Ignobel prizes this year, for unusual and often hilarious scientific studies.

    Plus... it’s sepsis awareness month, but what is this condition that seems to be being reported a lot more often in recent years, and can artificial intelligence help us to get on top of it?

    • 54 min
    What is covid immunity?

    What is covid immunity?

    Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team with the latest science news stories, analysis and breakthroughs. This week:

    Could we send hydrogen to houses through the gas network?
    Why rats that eat late at night, are more likely to have problems with their weight!
    Plus... We’re delving into what immunity to Covid-19 really means.

    • 55 min
    Long Covid

    Long Covid

    Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team with the latest science news, including: As children return to school, will there be a spike in covid cases? Leaded petrol disappears from the last service stations; but why did we use it in the first place? Plus, we look at long covid, and ask what can we do to help people who are suffering?

    • 54 min
    Can nature solve the climate crisis for us?

    Can nature solve the climate crisis for us?

    The Naked Scientist team takes a deep dive into the world of carbon sequestration. They hit the Fens, the beach and the farm to hear how nature can help us to lock away carbon and tackle climate change.

    • 54 min
    Q&A: Bugs, behaviour, and biosensing tech

    Q&A: Bugs, behaviour, and biosensing tech

    From preventing the insect apocalypse to the future of biosensing technology, the Naked Scientist panel answer your science questions.

    • 54 min
    Will incentives boost Covid vaccine uptake?

    Will incentives boost Covid vaccine uptake?

    Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team with the latest science news stories. Including a look at whether incentives will boost Covid vaccine uptake, the discovery of a new carnivorous plant, and the search for the Loch Ness monster with the help of environmental DNA technology.

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
89 Ratings

89 Ratings

annereins ,

Excellent science pod

This is a wonderful pod. Highly recommended.

Jdw alaska ,

JDW

Great podcast. Dedicated team

Mozartoperaman ,

Announcer‘s voice is incomprehensible

Microphone of moderator needs to be adjusted. The voice pitch is piercing and incomprehensible to this native English speaker.

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