Are insects being wiped out? Does the risk of mosquito-borne illness increase during floods? Why do we sleep so deeply when sick? And how does our gut bacteria affect our mental health?
Io’s collapsing atmosphere, wealthier houses have more biodiversity, and the warm radioactive interior of Ceres.
Fast Radio Bursts, non-bee pollinators, blue tarantulas and the evolutionary effects of agriculture.
The Ig Nobel Prizes honour achievements that first make us laugh, then make us think. We take a look at this year’s winners: from unboiled eggs to painful bee stings!
Mississippi Baby not actually cured of HIV, smallpox found in a storeroom, and epigenetics in mice. Plus the woman who grew nasal tissue on her back, insecticides not just killing bees, and how pandas survive on a bamboo diet.
Our live 150th episode! Climate change, Jupiter, various new species, eating insects, icy moons and flies that think!
Blinky the mutant crab, specific man-made actions linked to climate change, baby immune systems, asteroids, insect sex and more!
Russian meteor strike, the common ancestor of mammals, self-assembling molecules, spiders in the sky and more!
Bookworms, gut worms, mycoplasma ghosts and the dangers of grapefruit. Plus the evolution of vision, and a US-Russian crew to spend a year in space.