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    • 4.6 • 513 Ratings

The Naked Scientists flagship science show, includes the latest science news, interviews with top scientists, hands-on science experiments and answers to your science questions.

    Q&A: Deadly Lasers and Delicious Brains

    Q&A: Deadly Lasers and Delicious Brains

    This week, it is time to put your questions to a panel of excellent experts in one of our Q&A shows! We are going to be investigating if truth serum really exists, what would happen if the Earth stopped rotating, and just how much nutrition is there in the human brain? Plus, we have a science quiz based on today in history and going back to school. See how you fare against our experts... Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

    • 58 min
    You can't teach an old dogma new tricks

    You can't teach an old dogma new tricks

    This week's show conveys how surprisingly susceptible science is to dogma. We uncover the alarming oversights which have mitigated progress in disciplines like zoology and medicine for decades. Corrupted for years by false assumptions, the failings in these fields can be extremely difficult to overturn. We hear from scientists going against the grain to dispel mainstream myths from their respective areas of study, and also provide a protocol for dodging dogmas moving forward... Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

    • 31 min
    First known amputation uncovered in Borneo

    First known amputation uncovered in Borneo

    A massive archeological find has been making headlines all over the news this week. Plus, 'breakfast like a king, dine like a pauper', is there any truth to the old saying? And are video GP consultations safe enough to be a permanent fixture in medical practice? Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

    • 29 min
    The Microbiome: Trust Your Gut?

    The Microbiome: Trust Your Gut?

    When it comes to treating diseases, we often think of lifestyle changes, pills and procedures. What often isn't considered is poo. But this week, the NICE guidelines - which recommend treatments for use in the NHS - were updated so people who have a recurring gut infection caused by the Clostridium difficile superbug are eligible to receive a transplant of healthy stool in a procedure called fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) - sometimes dubbed a "transpoosion" - to aid their recovery. This procedure alters the balance of bacteria living in the gut, helping to hold the bad bugs in check... Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

    • 35 min
    COVID Vaccines and Coffee Cups in Hot Water

    COVID Vaccines and Coffee Cups in Hot Water

    In the news this week: mRNA vaccine giants Moderna and Pzfizer face a legal battle over potential technology infringements, and a new study explains how small talk with strangers before working together can improve strategic interactions. Plus, we hear about research suggesting cannabis use doesn't impact an indivduals motivation, the biggest animal alliance outside human beings, and the hot take on cancer risk in coffee drinkers... Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

    • 29 min
    All About Drought

    All About Drought

    We're looking into where our water comes from, and how modern technology could help us better conserve the precious resources we have to be more prepared for future dry periods. Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

    • 32 min

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4.6 out of 5
513 Ratings

513 Ratings

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Great show, year after year!!

I have been listening to this show for a few years, and it’s as good as ever. Fascinating topics with great delivery.

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Wonderful Podcast

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Amazing quality science podcast

I was really surprised how little reviews this podcast has. Really quality and entertaining information of a huge variety of scientific topics. The Naked Scientists is one of my favorite science podcasts!

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