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BBC Inside Science - 2016/2017 series

Adam Rutherford returns with guests in this new series to illuminate the mysteries and controversies behind the science that's changing our world.

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Adam Rutherford from Inside Science Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: 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 and guests illuminate the mysteries and challenge the controversies behind the science that's changing our world.

As series co-producer, we've compiled a range of learning resources for you to enjoy. Use the links below to read more about the latest programme and explore OpenLearn articles, games, videos and FREE courses related to the science discussed in the programmes. 

OU/BBC Inside Science will be broadcast on Thursdays at 16.30pm on BBC Radio 4 with the first episode airing on 11th August 2016. For more information and watch again links visit BBC.co.uk.  

Insects disappearing, DNA Biosensor, Dog faces, Bandit dinosaur

Adam Rutherford investigates the news in science and science in the news.

Episodes in this series

Episode Description
Blow to the LHC "bump", Crow intelligence, Robot mudskippers, Royal Society book prize Adam Rutherford explores the bump in the data at ATLAS, how ocean animals crawled onto dry land, another Royal... Read more
Autonomous cars, Bees and neonicotinoids, Marden Henge, Royal Society Book Prize Explore the latest developments in science. Read more
Proxima b exoplanet, The Hunt for Vulcan, East Antarctic lakes, Deep sea shark hunting Adam Rutherford explores the science that is changing our world. Read more
ExoMars 2020 Rover landing, Ligo, Royal Society Book Prize Adam Rutherford explores Mars, gravitational waves and the biography of Alexander Von Humbolt. Read more
Microbead impact, Remote animal logging, Royal Society book prize, Surgewatch Adam Rutherford explores how animals save their energy and the book 'Cure'. Read more
Non-egg embryos, Gaia space mission, weather balloons and circadian rhythms The Inside Science team explore new research on embryo development, the latest from Gaia, stratolites and sleep and... Read more
What's left to explore? The topic for this week’s show is Exploration and features Tim Peake, astrobiologist Zita Martins and oceanographer... Read more
Rosetta's comet touchdown finale The ESA's Rosetta mission is about to finish so Adam Rutherford looks at how the crash will happen. Read more
Gigantism, Fat Genes, Gravitational Waves, Nobel Prize Adam Rutherford explores the science that is changing our world. Read more
Life on Mars? Quantum Gravity. The deep origins of bird song Adam Rutherford is joined by The Open University's Manish Patel to discover his role in the ESA's mission to Mars. Read more
HFC Ban; Human Cell Atlas; Origin of Hunting with Dogs This week’s Inside Science looks at what we demand from batteries and plans for a human cell atlas. Read more
Making mozzies safe with a microbe, CO2 at 400 ppm, Chixculub crater rocks, Why Mars Lander failed Dr Adam Rutherford and guests illuminate the mysteries and challenge the controversies behind the science that's... Read more
Italy's quakes, Ebola virus, Accidental rocket fuel, China in space Adam Rutherford explores the science that is changing our world. Read more
Dogs and computers, Climate change, science of language Adam Rutherford explores the science that is changing our world Read more
Does Pluto have an ocean, Antarctica's oldest ice, Meat emissions, Swifts fly ten months non-stop Adam Rutherford explores whether Pluto has an ocean and how long swifts can fly for. Read more
Predator bacteria therapy, New money for UK science, Stick-on stethoscope, Taming fears in the brain scanner Adam Rutherford returns with guests in this new series to illuminate the mysteries and controversies behind the... Read more
Alzheimer's research, Lucy, Glowing bandage package, Supernovas to Hollywood Dr Adam Rutherford and guests illuminate the mysteries and challenge the controversies behind the science that's... Read more
Human Embryo Research, Radioactive Batteries, Meteors Adam Rutherford explores the science that is changing our world. Read more
The perils of explaining science, living to 500, what's good for your teeth and the future of stargazing Adam Rutherford discusses simple explanations, quahogs and more. Read more
Halley research station, transgenic flies and viral therapy Today's Inside Science looks at the British Antarctic survey's decision, flies, new cancer therapy and the last man... Read more
Wildlife trafficking, Quantum computing, Citizen science, Glassblowers This week's programme looks at wildlife trafficking from West Africa, quantum computing and the last scientific... Read more
Insects disappearing, DNA Biosensor, Dog faces, Bandit dinosaur Adam Rutherford returns with guests in this new series to illuminate the mysteries and controversies behind the... Read more

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