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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.

    Investigating War Crimes

    Investigating War Crimes

    Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team look at the warning signs of bowel cancer, whether the so-called “runners high” exists, and following claims of war crimes committed by Vladimir Putin's forces in Ukraine how forensic archaeologists can help uncover evidence of what’s happened.

    This episodes looks in detail at how forensic investigators examine a crime scene, and contains graphic descriptions of violence and how the victims died. If you have children listening you may want to skip this one.

    • 52 min
    AD FAB

    AD FAB

    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

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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