In BBC Inside Science, Dr Adam Rutherford, colleagues and guests illuminate the mysteries and challenge the controversies behind the science that's changing our world.
On this week's episode:
- Fracking FAQ: rarely out of the news in the last year, fracking has vocal supporters and detractors. The OU's Dr David Rothery is amongst the guests answering fracking questions—you can also read article by him below.
- Lipstick forensics: Can science prove that it was you that drank from that coffee cup or Champagne glass?
- Snake hook: Rhys Jones, one of Wales' leading authorities on animals, shows us his instrument.
Listen to Inside Science
Tune in to BBC Radio 4 on Thursday 26 September at 16:30 to listen to this week's programme. More information and a link to listen again later will be available from the BBC's Inside Science pages.