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5 Live Science Podcast

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

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Recycling

Chris Smith and the Naked Scientists with science news and a special look at recycling.

51mins

10 Nov 2019

Rank #1

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Climate change, virtual reality gloves and the perfect hangover remedy?

Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team answer your questions and take a look at the hottest science news stories, analysis and breakthroughs. Including is a carbon neutral future even feasible? The team take a look at the new gloves that enable you to reach out and touch virtual reality. Can new organs be grown in a lab? Plus have scientists in India discovered the perfect hangover remedy.

51mins

8 Dec 2019

Rank #2

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Can we jet lag a cabbage? Does the surge in big internet data sharing bring big risks? Dr Chris Smith and the ‘Naked Scientists’ also discuss the microbial world and we go interstellar to infinity and beyond.

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9 Dec 2018

Rank #3

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Dr Karl: Carbon Capture, Micro-Plastics and Human Progression

Bianca Nogrady joins Rhod to answer your science questions.

49mins

29 Nov 2019

Rank #4

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Dr Karl

Dr Karl joins Dotun Adebayo to answer your science questions. This week: radiation, electrocution and distant galaxies

47mins

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48mins

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Rank #6

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This week Dr Chris is joined by nanoscientist Colm Durkan, astronomer Carolin Crawford, existential risk specialist Haydn Belfield and chemist Ljiljana Fruk for a romp through the latest science questions you've been sending in, including what's the Doomsday Clock, how massive is the largest star ever discovered, what's the threat from climate change, and what's a Parsec..."

49mins

11 Aug 2019

Rank #7

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Electricity, hiccups and the power of phenomics

Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team find out about the new solar material to give panels a boost, how hiccups evolved to help babies to learn, 3D TV coming to a screen near you, and are we on the brink of a revolution in medicine. Get the podcast from the BBC Sounds app.

51mins

17 Nov 2019

Rank #8

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Dr Karl and Professor Jason Sharples join Nomia Iqbal to answer your science questions

49mins

8 Aug 2019

Rank #9

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Naked Scientist Adam Murphy and the team with the latest science news stories. This week they take a closer look at the internet - what it's doing to our computers, our wallets and ourselves.

49mins

25 Aug 2019

Rank #10

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Dr Karl

Science journalist, broadcaster and Up All Night regular Bianca Nogrady is joined by Professor of Astrophysics at Sydney University Geraint Lewis to answer your science and nature questions.

47mins

20 Dec 2018

Rank #11

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What would a Martian look like?

48mins

12 Dec 2019

Rank #12

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Put on some safety goggles as Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team tackle the science questions you've been asking. Including: What do you do if you get pregnant in space? How do anti-depressants work? And how do we know how old planet earth is? Get the podcast from the BBC Sounds app.

48mins

4 May 2019

Rank #13

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Dr Chris and the Naked Scientists discover the human microbiome, and attempt to explain the mysterious dark matter in our Universe.

49mins

19 May 2019

Rank #14

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Dr Karl

Rhod and Dr Karl discuss -Does Domestic Blindness Exist? Why does Junk Food Pack on the Weight?

49mins

20 Jun 2019

Rank #15

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Dr Karl joins Rhod Sharp to answer your questions. This week history of the galaxy, world weather including polar vortex and how to store paint pots.

48mins

31 Jan 2019

Rank #16

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The hottest science news, stories and analysis from the Naked Scientists.

50mins

1 Sep 2019

Rank #17