5 Live Science Podcast

5 Live Science Podcast

BBC Radio 5 Live

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

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Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team present the latest science news, analysis and breakthroughs,

In this week's episode……as the UK re-joins the EU horizon research programme we hear from the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology on what she sees as the main benefit from this new deal. Also, scientists discover a way to get lithium batteries charging faster and performing better in the cold, and how and why did we humans lose our tails back in history? Plus we’re looking into potholes, what’s causing them and the research drive to try and fix them permanently.

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  • 1193 - Whale songs, fake fossils and "Forever Chemicals" 
    Sun, 25 Feb 2024
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    Sun, 18 Feb 2024
  • 1191 - Blueberries, cancer waiting lists and assisted dying 
    Sun, 11 Feb 2024
  • 1190 - Elon Musk's brain implants and the science of shipping 
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