Annette Karmiloff-Smith 22 Jan 13
Duration: 28 mins
Should babies under two watch TV? Developmental psychologist, Annette Karmiloff-Smith, discusses how with the right subject matter a TV screen can be better for a baby than a book.
Robert Mair 15 Jan 13
Tue, 15 Jan 13
Robert Mair talks about tunnelling under Big Ben, fracking and engineering for the future.
Amoret Whitaker 08 Jan 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.
John Gurdon 18th Dec 12
2012 Nobel Prize winner, John Gurdon on cloning a frog decades before Dolly the sheep and why, in future, he would consider cloning humans.
Jared Diamond 04 Dec 12
Jim Al-Khalili talks to Jared Diamond about his journey from the gall bladder to global history via a passion for the birds of Papua New Guinea.
Monica Grady 16 Oct 12
As the NASA robot, Curiosity, starts to analyse rocks from the Martian surface, Jim al-Khalili and Monica Grady discuss whether the evidence for life on Mars will ever add up.
Hugh Montgomery 09 Oct 12
Jim Al-Khalili interviews Professor Hugh Montgomery about the gene for fitness and how mountaineers have influenced intensive care medicine.
Mark Walport 02 Oct 12
Jim Al-Khalili talks to the next chief scientific advisor to the government, Sir Mark Walport.
Sunetra Gupta 25 Sept 12
Jim Al-Khalili meets Professor Sunetra Gupta a novelist and a scientist who studies infectious diseases and says a mathematical equation can be as beautiful as a Keats poem
Andrea Sella 11 Sept 12
Jim Al-Khalili discovers why Andrea Sella's volatile chemistry demonstrations are filling theatres.