Mon, 15 Apr 13
Duration: 27 mins
Jim Al-Khalili talks to Noel Sharkey about psychology and robots; and why he thinks artificial intelligence is a dangerous dream.
Mon, 8 Apr 13
In Discovery this week psychologist Professor Annette Karmiloff-Smith talks to Jim Al-Khalili about her Life Scientific. For over forty years shes been researching brain development and how babies and children learn. Shell be talking about her controversial response to guidance from the American Academy of Paediatrics, that parents should discourage TV viewing in children under 2. She says that if the subject matter is chosen well, a TV screen can be better for a baby than a book.
Mon, 1 Apr 13
Like football, science is an international endeavour complete with its own stars and prima donnas. Alok Jha investigates what it takes to make a winning team.
Science Africa 2: What If.....
Mon, 25 Mar 13
Duration: 50 mins
Gareth Mitchell at the BBC Science Africa Festival in Uganda looks at space research - a growth area for science in Africa
What if we could stay young forever? 3/3
Mon, 18 Mar 13
Duration: 18 mins
Could eating less help us live longer? Peter Bowes investigates.
What if we could stay young forever? 2/3
Mon, 11 Mar 13
What if we could stay forever young? Peter Bowes explores the medical possibilities.
What if we could stay young forever? 1/3
Mon, 4 Mar 13
Peter Bowes asks what if science could help us stay young forever?
What ifwe could all become cyborgs?
Mon, 25 Feb 13
As part of the BBC World Service's "What if?" season, biologist Dr Andrew Holding meets some of the people straddling the line between man and machine.
Sexual Nature 3/3
Mon, 18 Feb 13
When a couple are expecting a baby, the big question is: girl or boy? Adam Rutherford explores the many ways Nature decides that question. If you're a human, a kangaroo or a komodo dragon, it's in the sex chromosomes. If you're a crocodile, it's the temperature of your eeg. And if you're a fish, it can be one sex first and, later in the life, the other.
Sexual Nature 2/3
Mon, 11 Feb 13
Sex is one of Natures great forces of change. Yet it is one of lifes great mysteries. Adam Rutherford investigates how and why living things first invented sex about 1.5 billion years ago. He begins by exploring why so many animals and plants have carried on doing it, given that sex has some big disadvantages compared to asexual reproduction.