Dengue fever, sense of humour and fish skin
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by BBC Radio 5 Live
3d ago
Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team present the latest science news, analysis and breakthroughs, In this week's episode...a huge outbreak of dengue fever in Brazil so should we be worried here in Europe? Also scientists discover the types of microbe that drive the decomposition of animal flesh and they do it in a pretty gruesome way. And where do we get our sense of humour from? Plus we find out how fish skin is fighting infection on the battlefield and take a look at the origins of medics in conflicts. Get the podcast from the BBC Sounds app ..read more
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Blueberries, cancer waiting lists and assisted dying
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by BBC Radio 5 Live
1w ago
Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team present the latest science news, analysis and breakthroughs, In this week's episode... why cancer waiting lists have lengthened and the importance of catching the disease early? Also how pollution is blinding insects to plants they might want to pollinate? And how do blueberries come by their colour? It’s not as simple as it sounds, squash one and you’ll see they are not blue inside. Plus we’re looking at the debate at around assisted dying after Dame Esther Rantzen told the BBC she’s decided to join an assisted dying clinic in Switzerland. Get the p ..read more
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Elon Musk's brain implants and the science of shipping
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by BBC Radio 5 Live
2w ago
Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team present the latest science news, analysis and breakthroughs, In this week's episode...a human receives one of Elon Musk’s brain implants, but why? Also scientists unlock part of the puzzle of why fasting can cut inflammation and slow down the gaining process, and a brief history of spine – we explore a new exhibition on vertebrates. Plus The science of shipping – we go to sea on a ship of the future to hear how the industry is trying to cut it’s carbon footprint. Get the podcast from the BBC Sounds app ..read more
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Retinas, biological cells and pond skater insects.
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by BBC Radio 5 Live
3w ago
Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team present the latest science news, analysis and breakthroughs, In this week's episode...what the structure of your retina reveals about your risk of developing a range of different diseases, have we finally cracked how the first biological cells appeared 4 billions years ago? And how pond skater insects survive potentially lethal run-ins with large raindrops. Plus we’re continuing our “Titans of Science” series, this week we interviewing Wales former Chief Scientist and Alzheimer's guru, Julie Williams. Get the podcast from the BBC Sounds app ..read more
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Titans of Science: Professor Deborah Prentice
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by BBC Radio 5 Live
1M ago
Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team present the latest science news, analysis and breakthroughs, In this week's episode...why a dose of old drugs might be a new way to beat depression. With many countries gearing up for general elections in the year ahead, why AI generated deepfakes have got politicians very worried. We look back at the life of the pioneering British transplant surgeon, Professor Sir Roy Calne and we continue our Titans of Science series with the psychologist and new Vice Chancellor of Cambridge University – Professor Deborah Prentice. Get the podcast from the BBC Soun ..read more
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Measles, Terror Chatbots and the Microbiome
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by BBC Radio 5 Live
1M ago
Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientists investigate why the world is seeing a surge of measles, look into how Japan prepares for earthquakes, asks if AI glorifies terrorism, and whether space junk is worth recycling. Plus they delve into the microbiome including how a "transpoosion" can reverse antibiotic resistance ..read more
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Quantum Leap
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by BBC Radio 5 Live
1M ago
Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team present the latest science news, analysis and breakthroughs. This week, Chris Smith and Will Tingle look back on some of 2023’s most important scientific discoveries and ponder what we should expect in 2024. Get the podcast from the BBC Sounds app ..read more
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Christmas science stories and computer games
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by BBC Radio 5 Live
1M ago
Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team present a special Christmas The science of champagne, a look at the light hearted stories from the Christmas edition of the British Medical Journal, and the 150 million year old marine reptile with a slot on prime time Christmas TV. Plus a look at some of the best computer games you can play across Christmas. Get the podcast from the BBC Sounds app ..read more
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Titans of Science: Chris Hadfield
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by BBC Radio 5 Live
1M ago
Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team present the latest science news, analysis and breakthroughs. In today’s programme: Nausea in pregnancy, scientists have solved why it happens and what we can do about it. Also, COP28 is over, but what was actually achieved And what science is revealing about the methods of great artists like Rembrandt. Plus Titans of Science returns, talking to leading scientists around the world, and today’s relaunch features former astronaut and commander of the International Space station, Chris Hadfield ..read more
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Covid Inquiry, fossilised trees in the Fens, and getting Britons moving
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by BBC Radio 5 Live
1M ago
James Tytko and the Naked Scientist team present the latest science news, analysis and breakthroughs. This week Boris Johnson gives evidence to the UK Covid Inquiry, the farmers digging up 5000 year old trees on the Fens, a new drug to prevent fentanyl overdose, and how to confront the UK’s activity crisis. Get the podcast from the BBC Sounds app ..read more
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