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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 • 87 Ratings

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

    The Science of the Sun

    The Science of the Sun

    Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team with the latest science news stories. This week: Will we be able to take a holiday abroad this year as the covid pandemic continues? Also can seeing a sick person improve our immune system? And the latest on sending glow in the dark squid out into space.

    Plus a special look at the science of the sun, and what our closest star means to us as a species.

    • 54 min
    Covid 19 and dogs that can find it, underwater glue, and birdsong.

    Covid 19 and dogs that can find it, underwater glue, and birdsong.

    Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientists with the latest science news and developments on covid 19. Plus dogs that can use smell to find coronavirus, glue that can work underwater, and a special half hour on the science of birdsong. Get the podcast from the BBC Sounds app.

    • 54 min
    UFOs, Covid oxygen and the man who found the Titanic

    UFOs, Covid oxygen and the man who found the Titanic

    Dr Chris Smith with science news stories, including a look at worldwide oxygen supplies, the US investigation into UFOs, and the man who found the Titanic

    • 54 min
    Lab-grown Mini-hearts

    Lab-grown Mini-hearts

    Dr Chris Smith with science news stories, including growing beating hearts in a lab culture dish; why the plastic you recycle may not end up where you thought it would; why a long working week could be the death of you and ADHD.

    • 55 min
    Fermented foods: Healthy or all a myth?

    Fermented foods: Healthy or all a myth?

    Dr Chris Smith with science news stories, including the new discoveries of the Voyager 1 space probe, the vodka produced in Chernobyl, and a fermented sauerkraut taste test.

    • 55 min
    Making Homes Cleaner and Greener

    Making Homes Cleaner and Greener

    Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team with science news, including the UK Government's plan to vaccinate children over 12 to head off an autumn covid surge, why plastic is ending up in glaciers, and why mantis shrimps may be able to help surgeons to see better. Plus a special look at how to make homes cleaner and greener, by improving their carbon credentials.

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
87 Ratings

87 Ratings

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.

Saj in ny ,

great science podcast

great science podcast

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