Solar Max 24 June 13
Duration: 27 mins
Astronomer Lucie Green looks at the dangers a solar superstorm could pose to us on Earth
Amoret Whitaker 17 Jun 13
Jim Al-Khalili talks to Amoret Whitaker, one of only a handful of forensic entomologists in the UK, about how her detailed knowledge of insects helps the Police solve crimes.
Mon, 10 Jun 13
Jim Al-Khalili talks to Alan Watson about his quest to discover the source of cosmic rays, particles with energies millions of times greater thany anything produced at CERN
On the Trail of the American Honeybee 2/2
Mon, 3 Jun 13
In the second of two programmes, Dr Adam Hart explores migratory bee-keeping in the United States and the threats to bee health worldwide.
On the Trail of the American Honeybee
Mon, 27 May 13
Dr Adam Hart meets the migratory bee keepers of America as they travel to the annual Almond bloom in California, the largest single pollination event on Earth.
Deep Sea Vents
Mon, 20 May 13
This weeks Discovery makes a voyage into the ocean's mysterious depths. The BBC's science news editor David Shukman joins a team of scientists sending a robot submarine 5000 metres into an undiscovered realm of volcanic activity and strange creatures new to science. But just as we begin to explore the sea's last great secrets, could they be under threat from a new global industry - deep sea mining?
Mon, 13 May 13
After Sandy: Angela Saini reports from New York where scientists, engineers and State officials have gathered to debate how best to protect against super storms
The Crying Game
Mon, 6 May 13
Geoff Watts investigates why we cry, and the peculiar purpose of our tears. Why do we produce tears in response to strong emotion and is there an evolutionary advantage to crying?
A Trip Around Mars with Kevin Fong 2/2
Mon, 29 Apr 13
Kevin Fong concludes his grand tour of the planet Mars, in search of water. Some of the most spectacular Martian landscapes were carved by vast and violent quantities of water in the planets past. The Tolkienesque terrain of Iani Chaos created when gigantic fountains of water burst of the Martian surface. Kevin also talks to scientists on the current Curiosity Mars rover mission about water in the deep history of Gale Crater and its central mountain Mount Sharp. The journey concludes with gullies on cliffs and craters, suggesting that water still gushes on the surface of Mars today. Could this mean that life exists on the Red Planet today?
A Trip Around Mars with Kevin Fong 1/2
Mon, 22 Apr 13
The planet Mars boasts the most dramatic landscapes in our solar system. Kevin Fong embarks on a grand tour around the planet with scientists, artists and writers who know its special places intimately- through their probes, roving robots and imaginations. This first part of the journey includes Mars' gargantuan volcanoes, an extreme version of Earth's Grand Canyon and the cratered Southern Highlands where future explorers might find safety from the Red Planets deadly radiation environment.