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The Naked Scientists Podcast
MRSA, The Metaverse & Medical Milestones

The Naked Scientists Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 57:43


We are looking into the science behind the headlines in the first week of 2022 - including a medical update on omicron and how this variant impacts disease severity, a review of some of the top games and gadgets to look out for in the year ahead, a celebration marking 100 years since the first use of insulin to manage diabetes, and a behind the scenes preview of the new Sir David Attenborough documentary, 'The Green Planet'. Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

The Naked Scientists Podcast
Hidden clues and wombat poos: best of 2021

The Naked Scientists Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022 57:31


We're looking back on the year that's just been, and what a year 2021 was. Once again, Covid-19 dominated the headlines, alongside the climate crisis and extreme weather events. But fear not! Sally Le Page shares only the good news stories that we've covered here on the Naked Scientists, such as solving perennial train delays caused by leaves on the line, and even how we cracked the ultimate mystery: how wombats make their poos cube shaped... Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

Azania Mosaka hosts The Naked Scientist

Relebogile Mabotja is once again joined by Dr Chris Smith, the Naked Scientist, to answer all science related questions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

5 live Science Podcast
Good News Science Stories from 2021

5 live Science Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 2, 2022 54:31


Sally Le Page from the Naked Scientists presents some of the best good news science stories from 2021. Including how we may have solved train delays caused by leaves on the line, and the mystery of how wombats make their poos cubed shaped. Plus how scientists have made breakthroughs in wiping out malaria this year.

Naked Gaming, from the Naked Scientists

Imagine if gaming could make you a better footballer? Well Norwich City FC have invested in technology that is supposed to improve their players' performance, called SoccerBot 360. We review Halo Infinite, Artful Escape, Skyrim Anniversary Edition, Jurassic World 2 Evolution, and Pokemon Shining Pearl and Brilliant Diamond. Plus Alex "red pill" Rhodes ventures into the Matrix. Presented by Chris Berrow and Leigh Milner. Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

Ask the Naked Scientists
Why do I think I look different in photos?

Ask the Naked Scientists

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2021 26:53


Why cockroaches invariably are found dead on their backs; what happens to old and previous Covid-19 variants; why do I see myself differently in photographs compared with when I look in the mirror; how do chickens produce eggs; what powers deep space probes; why do some people snore, especially after a few drinks; and why is yawning contagious? Dr Chris Smith and Lester Kiewit have the solutions! Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

Ask the Naked Scientists Podcast
Why do I think I look different in photos?

Ask the Naked Scientists Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2021 26:53


Why cockroaches invariably are found dead on their backs; what happens to old and previous Covid-19 variants; why do I see myself differently in photographs compared with when I look in the mirror; how do chickens produce eggs; what powers deep space probes; why do some people snore, especially after a few drinks; and why is yawning contagious? Dr Chris Smith and Lester Kiewit have the solutions! Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

The Naked Scientists Podcast
Christmas with The Naked Scientists

The Naked Scientists Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 58:15


Ever wondered what it's like behind the scenes at The Naked Scientists? Well, here's your chance! Grab yourself a nice warm mug of cocoa nestle down by the decorated tree and prepare for some festive, but of course, infromative fun. We'll be finding out how to make the perfect snowball, how drunk Santa is come the end of Christmas Eve and whether an artificial tree is better for the environment than its pine counterpart... Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

Azania Mosaka hosts The Naked Scientist

Gushwell Brooks is joined by Dr Chris Smith, also known as the Naked Scientist, to answer a variety of science related questions See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Naked Scientists Special Editions Podcast
Omicron update: what's in store for Australia

Naked Scientists Special Editions Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2021 34:02


Dr Chris Smith joins Indira Naidoo on the ABC's Nightlife programme to discuss the latest developments in science and answer questions from listeners. This time they look at the difficult decisions confronting politicians and policymakers internationally and how they should react to the omicron new variant, which appears super transmissible but potentially a lot less lethal than other existing forms of SARS-CoV-2... Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

5 live Science Podcast
A Christmas Quandary

5 live Science Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2021 49:15


Something mysterious is a foot at The Naked Scientists office... It would seem that Dr. Chris has been playing the part of a very naughty Santa. Join the gang as they attempt to solve some of our biggest festive questions ever! Working together perhaps they'll be able to bring about some Christmas cheer and save the day.

Ask the Naked Scientists Podcast
Why does everything taste rotten after Covid?

Ask the Naked Scientists Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 26:10


Why, after a dose of Covid-19, am I left with a new taste sensation resembling rotten onions? Why does bleached hair look blond, not white, and does salt water decolour the hair of surfers? How do I get rid of unwanted facial hair? Why is the hole my dog digs bigger than the dirt or sand that came out of it!? Why do mosquitoes prefer me to my wife? Does lighting a match do away with the smell of poo? Dr Chris and Lester Kiewit have the answers... Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

Ask the Naked Scientists
Why does everything taste rotten after Covid?

Ask the Naked Scientists

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 26:10


Why, after a dose of Covid-19, am I left with a new taste sensation resembling rotten onions? Why does bleached hair look blond, not white, and does salt water decolour the hair of surfers? How do I get rid of unwanted facial hair? Why is the hole my dog digs bigger than the dirt or sand that came out of it!? Why do mosquitoes prefer me to my wife? Does lighting a match do away with the smell of poo? Dr Chris and Lester Kiewit have the answers... Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

Naked Scientists Special Editions Podcast
The recent evolution of human beings

Naked Scientists Special Editions Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 4:12


Us humans are thought to have appeared on Earth around 300,000 years ago. But how much have we changed since then? New research from Shanghai Jiao Tong University has found many of our most complex traits have continued to be tweaked, even in the past two to three thousand years. Julia Ravey spoke to Guan Ning Lin about our ancestors and how alike we really are. Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

Naked Scientists Special Editions Podcast

2021 marks 100 years since insulin was first discovered. The World Health Organisation estimates that 422 million people around the world have diabetes, a disease where the body either can't produce enough insulin or doesn't respond properly to insulin. In the UK, 1 in 15 people are affected, and that's only set to rise as more and more of us are overweight or obese. So what is insulin, how was it discovered, and how have we reached a place where millions of people can safely inject themselves with it every day? Sally Le Page explains... Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

Naked Astronomy, from the Naked Scientists

Gardeners of the Galaxy podcast host Emma Doughty discusses the challenges and joys of growing flowers, chillies and vines (for wine!) in space. Sue and Richard also chat to self-confessed space nerd John Chinner about the Astro Pi computers on the International Space Station, 3-D printed rovers and the best (space) movie ever made. Plus, Richard ventures out to a real control room tracking the progress of an innovative new space debris removal mission, currently in orbit around the Earth... Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

Naked Astronomy, from the Naked Scientists

Gardeners of the Galaxy podcast host Emma Doughty discusses the challenges and joys of growing flowers, chillies and vines (for wine!) in space. Sue and Richard also chat to self-confessed space nerd John Chinner about the Astro Pi computers on the International Space Station, 3-D printed rovers and the best (space) movie ever made. Plus, Richard ventures out to a real control room tracking the progress of an innovative new space debris removal mission, currently in orbit around the Earth... Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

Space Boffins Podcast, from the Naked Scientists

Gardeners of the Galaxy podcast host Emma Doughty discusses the challenges and joys of growing flowers, chillies and vines (for wine!) in space. Sue and Richard also chat to self-confessed space nerd John Chinner about the Astro Pi computers on the International Space Station, 3-D printed rovers and the best (space) movie ever made. Plus, Richard ventures out to a real control room tracking the progress of an innovative new space debris removal mission, currently in orbit around the Earth... Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

The eLife Podcast
Can Corals Resist Bleaching?

The eLife Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 33:51


This month, corals that can resist bleaching, signs that the human immune system went up a gear about 8000 years ago, documenting plant cells with an ambitious initiative to generate an atlas all the cell types in all types of plants, new insights into the science of the hug hormone oxytocin, and how deleterious genes hold up the evolution of healthy genes too... Get the references and the transcripts for this programme from the Naked Scientists website

Naked Scientists Special Editions Podcast
Cooling down rapidly warming cities

Naked Scientists Special Editions Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 5:00


More than 50% of the world's population now lives in urban areas and, in recent years, many major cities have been hit with extreme weather events due to the effects of climate change, like the flooding that hit the London underground - and Queen guitarist Brian May's basement - in the summer of 2021. A key reason for this might be that the urban environments themselves are exacerbating the heating effect, as Verner Viisainen heard from Iain Campbell, from the organisation RMI and the lead author of a new United Nations guide on cooling down cities... Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

The Naked Scientists Podcast
Nanotechnology: sci-fi or sci-fact?

The Naked Scientists Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 58:27


We've seen them in movies, but how close are we to having nanorobots in reality? And what will we do with them? We'll be unpicking the tiny details of nanotechnology! Plus in the news this week: as Omicron cases continue to rise, what can we learn about it from South Africa? Researchers figure out why quitting smoking often leads to weight gain. And why we're bad judges of when we're over the drink-drive limit Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

Question of the Week - From the Naked Scientists
Why do ant bites hurt so much?

Question of the Week - From the Naked Scientists

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 3:50


Sally Le Page answered this head-scratching question with the help of insect venom expert, Sam Robinson, from the University of Queensland... Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

Azania Mosaka hosts The Naked Scientist

Guest:   Chris Smith | Chair of Science at University of Cambridge  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Naked Scientists Special Editions Podcast
Tree growth extended in urban jungles

Naked Scientists Special Editions Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 4:07


Cities have been found to be warming at faster rates than the rest of the planet due to the materials used such as concrete absorbing heat more readily than organic materials. This is known as the "urban heat island" effect. One antidote, scientists have found, is to plant trees. But flipping the issue around for a moment, what do the trees make of these urban jungles? According to Lin Meng, at the University of California, Berkeley, tree growth in urban locations is different, as she explained to Verner Viisainen, based on research published in PNAS... Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

Naked Scientists Special Editions Podcast

As we near Christmas, we will be subjected to a fair few more hugs than usual! Some of them can be great, and others... just downright awkward. But what makes a bad hug? What makes a good hug? New research has been published investigating the most pleasant hugging style. Katie King spoke to Anna-Lena Duren to find out why hugs are an important area to study. Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

The Naked Scientists Podcast
Q&A: Reefs, Robots & Rubies 'Rap'-Up

The Naked Scientists Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 57:29


It is time for a festive Q&A! In this episode, we are going to be answering your questions such as, does another planet Earth exist? Can robots be as creative as humans? And why do deep sea creatures glow? Our panel of scientific superstars taking on your queries this month are science song-writer Raven Baxter, deep-ocean diver Diva Amon, exoplanet explorer Hannah Wakeford and intelligence investigator Beth Singler. Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

Azania Mosaka hosts The Naked Scientist

Guest: Dr Chris Smith | Chair of Science at University of Cambridge  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Naked Scientists Special Editions Podcast
Sleep schedules & healthier hearts

Naked Scientists Special Editions Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 3:20


We know that sleep is critical for our physical and mental wellbeing, but as it turns out, the answer doesn't simply lie in the number of hours we spend unconscious each night. New research from digital healthcare company, Huma, suggests that a goldilocks bedtime between 10-11PM is linked with a lower risk of heart disease. Katie King spoke to Dr David Plans, Head of Research from Huma to find out why we all need a bedtime... Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

Naked Gaming, from the Naked Scientists
Should you switch Switch?

Naked Gaming, from the Naked Scientists

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 5, 2021 26:20


Chris Berrow and Leigh Milner review the new Nintendo Switch OLED, and also try to play their first ever Netflix game. It doesn't go well. Plus our reporter Alex "the road to victory" Rhodes reviews Battlefield 2042, and we get our hands on Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy and Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy - the Definitive Edition. Spoiler alert, it isn't definitive. And if you've heard of the Metaverse, you'll want to listen in to our discussion about what it is exactly, and how it all works. Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

Naked Scientists Special Editions Podcast
Omicron, variant of concern. What do we know?

Naked Scientists Special Editions Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 4, 2021 18:36


Virologist Chris Smith talks with Radio New Zealand National's Kim Hill on Saturday 27th November as the world contemplates the discovery of the Covid-19 variant that the WHO has dubbed "Omicron" and labelled as a "variant of concern". How will scientists investigate this agent, and how are policymakers responding? Will the vaccines rolled out internationally continue to work, or do they need to be updated? Is the apparent benign nature of Omicron actually a blessing in disguise? Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

Ask the Naked Scientists Podcast
Can memories be artificially implanted?

Ask the Naked Scientists Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 4, 2021 25:16


What boils fastest, a glass or plastic kettle? Do animals adapt to their surroundings? Why do I feel sleepy when I take a trip to the coast? What's an itch? Why can I hear my husband snoring, but not me doing it myself? Can we artificially insert memories into the brain? Why do the colour of the sea vary in different locations? Why is entropy not a force? What is in it for a virus? Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

Ask the Naked Scientists
Can memories be artificially implanted?

Ask the Naked Scientists

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 4, 2021 25:16


What boils fastest, a glass or plastic kettle? Do animals adapt to their surroundings? Why do I feel sleepy when I take a trip to the coast? What's an itch? Why can I hear my husband snoring, but not me doing it myself? Can we artificially insert memories into the brain? Why do the colour of the sea vary in different locations? Why is entropy not a force? What is in it for a virus? Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

Naked Scientists Special Editions Podcast
Whales eat (and poop) more than we thought

Naked Scientists Special Editions Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 3:49


Earth's largest animals, whales, need a lot of food... that goes without saying. But, new research from a team at Stanford University have found that whales need 10-20 tonnes of food on a feeding day, which is up to three times more than initially thought. Of course that means three times more poop... and as whale poop drives nutrient recycling in the oceans, this could have a big impact on marine ecosystems. Katie King found out more from the lead author Matthew Savoca... Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

Naked Scientists Special Editions Podcast
NASA's planetary defence test

Naked Scientists Special Editions Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 4:50


Now this might have flown under your radar, but last Wednesday NASA launched the DART mission, a spacecraft on a one-way collision course with an asteroid, in the world's first full-scale planetary defence test. Tricia Smith asked Space Author Colin Stuart, if life as we know it is in danger... Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

The Naked Scientists Podcast
Plastics: climate friend or foe?

The Naked Scientists Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 59:51


Surely a day doesn't go by without you using plastic. It's a marvel of material science. But hidden behind its convenience, plastic poses serious enviornmental challenges. Is this versatile and ubiquitous material contributing to the climate problem or helping us solve it? Plus, in the news this week: as Omicron spreads across the globe, we get the low-down on how the new variant differs from those we have already seen, one researcher thinks he might have fouind our solar system's missing 9th planet and printer-ink that 'lives'! Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

Azania Mosaka hosts The Naked Scientist

Guest: Chris Smith | Chair of Science at University of Cambridge  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Naked Scientists Special Editions Podcast

Covid cases in many European countries are suddenly substantially up. But in a dramatic role reversal, the UK has gone from the standout Covid-19 bad boy of Europe to one of the better performers in terms of daily cases and hospitalisations. According to the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine's Lloyd Chapman, vaccination is the linchpin, and that's where the UK stands out... Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

5 live Science Podcast
Covid, NASA, and Wood!

5 live Science Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2021 53:58


Put on some safety goggles as Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team ignite your bunsen burners with the hottest science news stories, analysis and breakthroughs. We investigate the rising number of Covid cases across Europe, why's it happening, and where does the UK stand? Plus, why is NASA on a collision course with an asteroid? And as we strive for better sustainability, we investigate the strengths of one of our oldest, and most environmentally-friendly building materials… wood!

The Naked Scientists Podcast
Would wood be good?

The Naked Scientists Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 59:25


As we strive for a transition to a green future, we're asking "would wood be good" to help us build everything from better buildings to more insulating windows, from steak-cutting knives to nano-engineered, biodegradable glitter. Plus, in the news: as Covid cases take off again in Europe, we review the situation here in the UK; also, making strawberry smells with mushrooms; and breakthrough textiles that cool you down when the sun shines on them. Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

Azania Mosaka hosts The Naked Scientist
The Naked Scientist - Synthetic nanofibres assist mice with spinal chord injuries to walk again

Azania Mosaka hosts The Naked Scientist

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 18:52


Guest: Chris Smith | Chair of Science at University of Cambridge See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Naked Astronomy, from the Naked Scientists
James Webb and astronaut Jessica Meir

Naked Astronomy, from the Naked Scientists

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 71:28


ESA's senior science advisor Mark McCaughrean joins Space Boffins Sue Nelson and Richard Hollingham to enthuse about the most powerful space telescope ever built. And NASA astronaut Jessica Meir discusses coming back from the ISS to a world in the grip of Covid-19, her first all women space walk, and her preparations as part of the Artemis astronaut corps. Plus new CEO of the UK Space Agency, Paul Bate, on the UK's continued success within the space industry. Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

Question of the Week - From the Naked Scientists
How do we prevent space collisions?

Question of the Week - From the Naked Scientists

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 3:34


This week, Matt contacted us asking "With three space missions currently converging on Mars how do the nations avoid orbital collisions? Do they share data, do they have transponders or space traffic control etc?". Katie King spoke with Chris Bridges, academic at Surrey Space Centre in the University of Surrey to find out how we keep our spacecraft from colliding.... Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

Highbrow Drivel
The science of surfaces

Highbrow Drivel

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2021 56:35


Why is some stuff sticky? How does ice work and are we birds swimming through the air? This week we dive deep into the science of surfaces.Expert guest: Laurie Winkless is a brilliantly multi-talented physicist and science communicator. She has a passion for translating complex science into engaging stories and has worked with Forbes Magazine, various schools and universities, the Royal Society, The Naked Scientists and NASA's Kennedy Space Center. Her first book, Science and the City: The Mechanics Behind the Metropolis, explains the science behind aspects of urban living, including skyscrapers and subways. In this episode we focus on her second book 'Sticky: The Secret Science of Surfaces.' You can check out more about what she's up to on Twitter.  Comedy guest:Joshua Mason Wood was a semi-finalist in So You Think You're Funny? had a successful 2021 run with split-bill show “AngloViking Invasion Before Naptime”, which got a 4 star Edfringe review and and was called ‘Heart-warming and hilariously self-aware stand up', and MC in residence Joker Comedy. You can check him out on Instagram at @joshuamasonwoodAlso, a follow up on our Teflon chat, the John Oliver segment referenced is available here. 

Ask the Naked Scientists
Is Google Maps harming my sense of direction?

Ask the Naked Scientists

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2021 28:01


This week, what's the bottom line on sanitising surfaces against Covid-19? Why, wonders Lester, am I so sluggish for the first few hours of the day? And can you train your chronotype to be a better morning person? Does it make a difference if you sleep on your left or your right? Why is gambling addictive and is addiction a genetic trait? Can pornography be addictive? And will resorting to apps like Google Maps impact my sense of direction? Join Dr Chris Smith and Lester Kiewit for the answers... Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

Ask the Naked Scientists Podcast
Is Google Maps harming my sense of direction?

Ask the Naked Scientists Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2021 28:01


This week, what's the bottom line on sanitising surfaces against Covid-19? Why, wonders Lester, am I so sluggish for the first few hours of the day? And can you train your chronotype to be a better morning person? Does it make a difference if you sleep on your left or your right? Why is gambling addictive and is addiction a genetic trait? Can pornography be addictive? And will resorting to apps like Google Maps impact my sense of direction? Join Dr Chris Smith and Lester Kiewit for the answers... Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

Science Night
Pleased to Meet Me

Science Night

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 30:18


This week, our friend Bill Sullivan returns to talk about his book Pleased to Meet Me. We talk about how the world around you can cause a ripple effect down to the genetic level. In the news segment, we're talking about Martian tomatoes along with their many uses, and the chilling revelation of frog teeth. Our Guest: BILL SULLIVAN is a professor of pharmacology and microbiology at the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis, where he studies infectious disease and genetics. An award-winning researcher, teacher, and science communicator, Sullivan has been featured in a wide variety of outlets, including CNN, Fox & Friends, National Geographic, Scientific American, COSMOS magazine, Science Fantastic with Dr. Michio Kaku, The Naked Scientists, and The Scientist. Website (https://authorbillsullivan.com/) Twitter (https://twitter.com/wjsullivan?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor) Your Hosts: Steffie Diem (https://twitter.com/SteffiDiem) Jason Organ (https://twitter.com/OrganJM) James Reed (https://twitter.com/James_Reed3) Credits Editing-James Reed Mastering- Chris Goulet Music: Intro and Outro- Wolf Moon by Unicorn Heads | https://unicornheads.com/ | Standard YouTube License The Muppet Show Theme Song by OK Go | Released on August 23, 2011| Licensing: UMG (on behalf of Hollywood Records); LatinAutor - UMPG, PEDL, ASCAP, UMPI, LatinAutorPerf, Walt Disney Music Company (Publishing), UNIAO BRASILEIRA DE EDITORAS DE MUSICA - UBEM, CMRRA, and 8 Music Rights Societies Additional Sounds- Inside a Computer Chip by Doug Maxwell |https://www.mediarightproductions.com/ | Standard YouTube License The Science Night Podcast is a member of the Riverpower Podcast Mill (https://riverpower.xyz/) family www.scinight.com

the Unidentified Celebrity Review
Guthrie Dyce, Sen. Gillibrand Speaks, and I address the haters.

the Unidentified Celebrity Review

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 160:32


Today, we chatted with Guthrie Dyce. Guthrie is finishing up his Ph.D. in Neuroscience researching spatial attention in mice at the Australian National University. He is broadly interested in science, technology, and society. Guthrie has written for the Naked Scientists and enjoys nerd posting on Twitter. He has been UAP curious ever since Barack Obama told him (and the rest of the English-speaking world) there was something to the subject on the James Corden show. Come aboard, let's get weird!

The Naked Scientists Podcast
Q&A: Mars, malaria and monstrous ducks

The Naked Scientists Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 57:05


It's Q&A time! In this episode we'll be answering questions from you, our listeners, such as how close are we to developing a vaccine against the common cold, what's it like to live on Mars and what are the weirdest animals in Antarctica? That's right this week is dedicated to you. We're answering all your questions with the help of supernova scientist Sarafina Nance, marine mastermind Huw Griffiths, viral virtuoso John Tregoning and genetic genius Nessa Carey... Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

The Naked Scientists Podcast
COPing With Climate Change: The COP26 lowdown

The Naked Scientists Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 56:25


This week we have the inside track on the COP-26 climate conference in Glasgow; why bird song at dawn sounds dramatically different to 20 years ago; and scientists uncover the secret to a successful blind date. And, as COP26 marches on, we reflect on how the climate crisis is destined to affect us all. Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

The Naked Scientists Podcast
Spooky spiders: silk, sex and squirting venom

The Naked Scientists Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 56:08


We're wandering into the weird world of spiders! We'll be looking at spiders that can fly using little silk parachutes and the grisly and gruesome mating habits of black widow spiders. Plus in the news, as UK cases surge, should Covid precautions move to Plan B; how does raw sewage affect our waterways; and is your mobile phone damaging your finger? Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists