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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 • 91 Ratings

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

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    We get an update from the surgeon who performed the world’s first transplant of a pig heart into a human. We look at FIFA and EA Sports. Plus we look at the science of advertising.

    • 51 min
    It's Q 'n' 'May' Time!

    It's Q 'n' 'May' Time!

    This week's guests talk about the Raspberry Pi at ten, studying the Universe's first stars, and look who's in Brian May's office these days!

    Get the podcast from the BBC Sounds app.

    • 50 min
    Wake up and smell the coffee…

    Wake up and smell the coffee…

    Dr Chris Smith and the team look at children with hepatitis, why teens ignore their parents, and there's a deep dive into the world's favourite hot beverage...

    • 51 min
    Dogs, Dingoes and Contagious Cancers

    Dogs, Dingoes and Contagious Cancers

    Scientists sequence the DNA code of a dingo, 3D printing goes up a notch, Incan human sacrifices, and we delve into transmissible tumours: cancers that can spread between individuals. Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team present the latest science news, analysis and breakthroughs.

    • 51 min
    Hot Cross Puns: Easter Science Q & A

    Hot Cross Puns: Easter Science Q & A

    Julia Ravey from the Naked Scientists with a special Easter Q & A episode. This week featuring how Formula 1 technology is changing the world, tools to cope with grief, and controversies in science media. Plus the panel get involved in our special quiz. Get the podcast from the BBC Sounds app.

    • 51 min
    Science in Film

    Science in Film

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

    This week, we look at the 9 Covid symptoms that now make up the official symptoms list. And how can sound travel at two different speeds on Mars? We’ll find out.

    Plus, given that we’ve had the Oscars, and it’s BAFTA season, we’ll be looking at the science in films and handing out some awards of our own.

    Please note – this podcast contains some plot spoilers from films released in the past year.

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
91 Ratings

91 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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