What Causes Opioid Addiction?
What makes opioids so addictive? Mike Davis explains what we can do to reverse the skyrocketing rates of addiction and overdose.
Are Contact-tracing Apps the Route Out of COVID-19 Lockdown?
Can contact tracing apps guide us out of COVID-19 lockdown? We talked to the Ada Lovelace Institute’s head of policy Imogen Parker, who co-authored a recent report on the topic, to find out more.
Flavor Chemistry - The Science Behind the Taste and Smell of Food
Uncover the chemistry behind the taste and smell of food, and find out how scientists apply this knowledge to develop artificial flavors.
How the Coronavirus Pandemic Is Changing the World
The coronavirus pandemic is more global, dramatic and unusual than any crisis we've seen in a long time, says journalist Fareed Zakaria. Listen as he shares his perspective on how we can recover from the economic fallout, why certain countries were able to avoid major outbreaks and what this might mean for the balance of global power.
Outsmarting Emerging Pathogens in an Interconnected World
Kristian Andersen, PhD, a genomic epidemiologist, shares unique insights on how the COVID-19 pandemic emerged and spread around the world, as well as what science tells us has worked and not worked to mitigate the public health crisis.
What Is It Like To Have Synesthesia?
Jamie Ward, Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Sussex. explains what synesthesia is, the variety of different ways in synesthesia can manifest itself, and what is happening in the brains of those who experience it.
How Does Alcohol Make You Drunk?
Follow alcohol on its journey through the body to find out how it causes drunkenness and why it affects people differently.
Expanding COVID-19 Testing in Shipping Container Labs
In this interview, Marcus Walker and Matthew Donora from Open Cell, a collaborative lab facility based in London's Shepherd's Bush, discuss how they plan to help increase the UK's COVID-19 testing capacity by tens of thousands of tests per day.
Explaining Immunity With Tic Tacs
In a time where the shops are getting emptied at a rapid rate, Technology Networks science writer Ruairi J Mackenzie uses an easily available resource to explain how immunity can slow the spread of a virus through a population.
Happiness: What Your Mother Didn't Tell You
Our cultures give us a lot of advice about how to find happiness. Science, however, suggests that much of that advice just isn‘t right...