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    • 4.6 • 537 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.

    The trials and tribulations of trees

    The trials and tribulations of trees

    This week on The Naked Scientists, we're taking a look at trees. We look at how they communicate, the diseases they are fighting, and how beneficial to the climate planting trees really is... Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

    • 30 min
    Lab-grown Crohn's mini-guts, and is the Universe a doughnut?

    Lab-grown Crohn's mini-guts, and is the Universe a doughnut?

    In this edition of The Naked Scientists, Could lab-grown 'mini-guts' help us crack Crohn's disease? Also, is the Universe organised like a bagel? I talk to one cosmologist trying to figure it out. And we hear from the engineers who have recreated a 115-year-old cricketing contraption that bowled out an Australian legend back in the day! Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

    • 35 min
    Gambling addiction: Hidden harms

    Gambling addiction: Hidden harms

    This time, we're looking at gambling addiction and the associated harms. We hear from Bianca, a recovering gambling addict, about the deceit which characterised her experiences with betting, and why this is shared by many like here. Then, with Barbara Sahakian from the University of Cambridge, we learn about the biological and environmental factors which may lead to problem gambling, and hear from the perspective of the industry with Dan Waugh of Regulus. Finally, what treatments are out there for gambling addiction? Emma Ryan from the UK's first Primary Care Gambling Service tells us. Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

    • 30 min
    Motor neurone disease, and a gut microbe-brewery

    Motor neurone disease, and a gut microbe-brewery

    In the news this week, after the death of rugby legend Rob Burrow, we explore the mechanisms of motor neurone disease with John Ealing from the Manchester MND Care Centre. Also, we hear from Alexander Forse at the University of Cambridge who has helped to develop a carbon sponge which can suck CO2 out of the atmosphere, and Inga Kamp from the university of Groningen explains why a new finding from the JWST could reveal the secrets of how Earth-like planets form. Plus, the intriguing story of a non-drinker who couldn't stop getting drunk... Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

    • 32 min
    Dark matter and dark energy: mapping the dark universe

    Dark matter and dark energy: mapping the dark universe

    This week on The Naked Scientists, we are looking at attempts to map the dark universe. As the new space telescope Euclid seeks to unlock the mysteries of dark matter and dark energy, we ask why their secrets have eluded us for so long... Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

    • 31 min
    GM mosquitoes fight malaria, and robot digit gets thumbs up

    GM mosquitoes fight malaria, and robot digit gets thumbs up

    This episode of The Naked Scientists: The genetically engineered mosquitoes released to fight malaria in Africa; how fake news skews public opinion, and who is behind it; and, finding out what it's like to own an extra thumb! Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
537 Ratings

537 Ratings

Lauren Rentz ,

Diverse bites of good science

What I love most about this podcast is the diverse range of topics you get from episode to episode and the ability to dive into a consolidated view of that scientific area.

Groß traveller ,

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

Generally easy to understand. Not boring. Fun. Chris is great.

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