Copyrighted image Credit: BBC Covering everything from the humble test tube to the depths of space, Inside Science is your guide to how science is evolving, transforming our culture, and affecting our lives.

Every Thursday afternoon, Dr Adam Rutherford brings us an authoritative, in-depth and enjoyable guide to science and the way that it is changing our world.

Learn about important breakthroughs in science, explore in-depth news stories and understand the wider implications of scientific discovery.

Inside Science shares the wonder, passion and excitement of science by telling some of the great science stories that are out there.

Joining Adam are Professor Alice Roberts and Dr Lucie Green, who'll share presenting duties throughout the year.

The presenters and their guests will illuminate the mysteries and challenge the controversies behind the science that’s changing our world.

Inside Science on BBC Radio 4

You can listen to Inside Science at 16:30 on Thursdays on BBC Radio 4. See the BBC website for more information. Use the link below to read more about the latest programme and explore OpenLearn articles, games, videos and study units relating to this week's topics.