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SEP

How many calories are there in a brain?

The mailbag was bulging, so we dived in to answer your science questions this week.

Including how many calories you'd find in a human brain, why methane's a worse greenhouse gas than CO2, and the claim that MI5 phoned up the makers of a James Bond movie for advice on making a special agent gadget.
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SEP

Dealing with Dogma

Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team present the latest science news, analysis and breakthroughs. In today’s programme: the plastic that sterilises itself, and why sweeteners are worse for you than sugar.

Plus we look at scientific dogmas and find out how to mentally immune yourself so you don’t fall for dodgy data.
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SEP

The Human Microbiome

Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team present the latest science news, analysis and breakthroughs. Including: Scientists uncover the world’s earliest amputation patient, and are GP zoom appointments as good at getting the diagnosis as a face to face consultation?

Plus how transplanting microbes from the bowel of one person to another can cure diseases. We delve into the world of the human microbiome.
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AUG

5 live Science

Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team find out why 1 million children will be offered polio boosters in London, meet the scientists using robotic ants to find out how real ants learn and discover why you might want to reintroduce a species into the wild.
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AUG

5 live Science

Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team discover why some supermarkets are binning 'best before dates', if Earth had its 'shortest day ever' and ask if vaping is dangerous.
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JUL

5 Live Science

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

In today’s programme: Why woodpeckers don’t get brain damage. Plus rocket fuel, but not as we know it and much more sustainable.

And we look at gene edited food … what does it mean, and why might we want to control our food in this way?
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JUL

Chatbots that look like they're alive, and what colour wine bottles to avoid

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

The week the team review some of the scientific highlights of the last month, including what the James Webb telescope will reveal about our place in the Universe, how orcas are giving great white sharks a hard time in South Africa, and why clear glass wine bottles might be better off avoided.

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