Science Shows

Horizon

Horizon

Horizon tells amazing science stories, unravels mysteries and reveals worlds you've never seen before.
59 Episodes
BBC
Future Thinking

Future Thinking

Renowned inventors, scientists and futurologists describe the big idea that they want to solve and how it can transform the world.
31 Episodes
BBC Future
World-Changing Ideas

World-Changing Ideas

Fascinating stories, need-to-know briefings and compelling video inspired by BBC Future's World-Changing Ideas event series.
19 Episodes
BBC Future
How Does That Work?

How Does That Work?

Technology has made our everyday lives much easier than our ancestors had it. This series explores how this technology works, how it's being used today, and the advances that can be expected in the future.
18 Episodes
Reel
Animal Clinic

Animal Clinic

Dublin is a bustling capital city with one and a half million inhabitants. Alongside the humans live thousands of domestic animals, birds and wildlife. When they need emergency care, a dedicated team of people are there to help.
18 Episodes
Escapade
Bench to Bedside

Bench to Bedside

Bench to Bedside tells the inspirational stories of people and animals living with serious illnesses and the incredible biomedical research that could save their lives.
12 Episodes
ABC
Fight Science

Fight Science

Prepare to go beyond the dojo of pure-style martial arts and explore five new realms of combat. Fight Science brings a selection of nature's best athletes into the lab, to determine the limits of human fighting ability.
7 Episodes
Reel
HyperDrive

HyperDrive

BBC presenter and trained engineer Jack Stewart sorts solar planes from magnetic trains, offering you a guide to the vehicles and transport technologies of tomorrow.
6 Episodes
BBC Future
My Big Decision

My Big Decision

Documentary series following a number of British teenagers as they each embark upon a road trip that could lead them to a life-changing decision.
5 Episodes
BBC
Backlight

Backlight

Dutch public broadcaster VPRO offers you impressive and award-winning travel series that will help you expand your view on the world.
4 Episodes
VPRO
What If?

What If?

What If?' from BBC Future explores thought experiments and hypothetical scenarios.
4 Episodes
BBC Future
Ewan McGregor - Cold Chain Mission

Ewan McGregor - Cold Chain Mission

Ewan McGregor is on a mission to the ends of the earth to immunise some of the hardest-to-reach children in the world.
2 Episodes
BBC
The Truth About Killer Dinosaurs

The Truth About Killer Dinosaurs

In this innovative series, Bill Oddie takes great joy in comparing dinosaurs with their closest living relatives - crocodiles and birds.
2 Episodes
BBC
Arctic Dilemma

Arctic Dilemma

Iceland and Greenland are being severely affected by climate chnage. How will it affect the future of the islands and their people?
2 Episodes
Reel
What Females Want and What Males Will Do

What Females Want and What Males Will Do

What Females Want and What Males Will Do explores the evolution of sexual strategies and what makes certain species winners and losers in the mating game.
2 Episodes
Reel
Drain the Ocean

Drain the Ocean

What if we could pull the plug and drain the planet's water? What would we see? What would we learn? Follow a virtual scientific expedition to the deep as we explore one of earth's last great frontiers.
2 Episodes
Reel
Rutherford and Fry

Rutherford and Fry

Drs Rutherford and Fry are on hand to solve everyday mysteries sent into BBC Future.
2 Episodes
BBC Future
Superhuman

Superhuman

Go inside the human body to discover its true potential and examine whether some people are pushing it too far.
1 Episode
Reel
Great Australians with Alan Jones

Great Australians with Alan Jones

Popular media personality Alan Jones talks to a selection of talented and influential Australians who have achieved greatness in their respective fields. Eponymous without seeking the furnishings of fame, these individuals have risen to considerable challenges to become world figures in their fields.
1 Episode
Umbrella
Building Tomorrow

Building Tomorrow

Building Tomorrow presents radical visions that illustrate not only the huge challenges we face, but also the opportunities that could materialise if we push the limits of what's possible.
1 Episode
BBC Future

Science Episodes

What is 5G? A look at the new technology coming our way

What is 5G? A look at the new technology coming our way

5G is the next generation of wireless mobile connections - we take a look at what lies in store when it arrives.
2mins
Press Association
Irish university develops robot to battle loneliness

Irish university develops robot to battle loneliness

An Irish university has developed a robot to help reduce loneliness among the elderly and those living in care homes. Engineers from Trinity College, Dublin, unveiled Stevie II on Wednesday, Ireland's first socially assistive robot with advance...
Press Association
Advocate Sees Hope to Curb Climate Disaster if Voters Push Elected Officials

Advocate Sees Hope to Curb Climate Disaster if Voters Push Elected Officials

Susan Casey-Lefkowitz, with the Natural Resources Defense Council, has hope that, despite a damning UN report outlining the near future extinction of one million animal species, humanity can avert disaster by pressing their elected officials to br...
2mins
Cheddar
Trust Me I'm A Doctor: Series 1 - Episode 2

Trust Me I'm A Doctor: Series 1 - Episode 2

Could simply standing up more transform our health?
48mins
BBC
Trust Me I'm A Doctor: Series 1 - Episode 1

Trust Me I'm A Doctor: Series 1 - Episode 1

Can you be fit and fat? The team answers this and other health questions.
50mins
BBC
The Moon

The Moon

A look at how our love affair with the moon has waxed and waned since we landed there.
58mins
BBC
Why This Unexpected Animal Is The World's Most Trafficked

Why This Unexpected Animal Is The World's Most Trafficked

Wildlife trafficking is the world's second largest black market, and there's one animal that's trafficked more than any other. Cheddar explains how they became the world's most trafficked animal.
6mins
Cheddar
Self-driving dumper truck trialled in bid to speed up roadworks

Self-driving dumper truck trialled in bid to speed up roadworks

A self-driving 25-tonne dumper truck is being trialled in a bid to speed up UK roadworks.The vehicle, which can carry a 40-tonne load, has a laser light unit to spot objects in its way.
Press Association
Why We Evolved To Acquire Tastes

Why We Evolved To Acquire Tastes

It's an acquired taste is a phrase that's commonly mentioned alongside food and drinks like coffee, IPAs, vegetables and more. Have you ever wondered how a taste is actually acquired? Join us as we explore taste and how it pertains to physiology, ...
5mins
Cheddar
Blue Origin rocket successfully launches with 3D printer on board

Blue Origin rocket successfully launches with 3D printer on board

Blue Origin have launched their New Shepard rocket which is carrying NASA supported payloads including a 3D printer.
Press Association
This Animal Can Teach You to Sing Like Mariah Carey

This Animal Can Teach You to Sing Like Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey has made a career out of hitting those impressive high notes. But how does she do it? That remains a mystery, but research suggests there might be another mammal in the animal kingdom who holds the key to teaching humans how to hit th...
6mins
Cheddar
The Worst Invasive Species The U.S. Has Seen in 150 Years

The Worst Invasive Species The U.S. Has Seen in 150 Years

The Spotted Lanternfly is considered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to be the worst invasive species in the last 150 years. That's because they threaten products from wine to apples, lumber and craft beer. Industries that amount to $18 Bill...
6mins
Cheddar
Catching History's Criminals: The Forensic Story - Instruments of Murder

Catching History's Criminals: The Forensic Story - Instruments of Murder

The advances that have elevated the murder weapon from being mere evidence to key witness.
51mins
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BBC
Catching History's Criminals: The Forensic Story - A Question of Identity

Catching History's Criminals: The Forensic Story - A Question of Identity

Gabriel Weston looks at the difficulty of identifying the body in a murder case.
52mins
BBC
Catching History's Criminals: The Forensic Story - Traces of Guilt

Catching History's Criminals: The Forensic Story - Traces of Guilt

A look at cases that were solved by examining the smallest traces of forensic evidence.
49mins
Science, , ,
BBC
Britain's Favourite Foods: Are They Good For You?

Britain's Favourite Foods: Are They Good For You?

Professor Alice Roberts uncovers the surprising health benefits of our favourite foods.
59mins
BBC
Body Chemistry - Hormonally Yours

Body Chemistry - Hormonally Yours

A look at the chemical divide between the genders.
49mins
BBC
Body Chemistry - Hormone Heaven?

Body Chemistry - Hormone Heaven?

How the ageing process and stressful situations can be reduced via our hormones.
49mins
BBC
Body Chemistry - Hormone Hell

Body Chemistry - Hormone Hell

A look at how modern life can often conflict with the changes caused by hormones.
49mins
BBC
Is Dark Mode Actually Better For Your Eyes?

Is Dark Mode Actually Better For Your Eyes?

Dark mode is claimed by many to be better for your eyes, but this might not always be the case. Cheddar explains the science behind how our eyes react to reading under dark mode circumstances, and what the best practices for using dark mode might be.
7mins
Cheddar
What is 5G? A look at the new technology coming our way

What is 5G? A look at the new technology coming our way

5G is the next generation of wireless mobile connections - we take a look at what lies in store when it arrives to replace 4G.
2mins
Press Association
Gov. Inslee Calls Trump Public Enemy No. 1 on Climate Action

Gov. Inslee Calls Trump Public Enemy No. 1 on Climate Action

Gov. Jay Inslee of Washington state is the 2020 Democratic candidate running on a platform that prioritizes action on climate change above all else. And he says the biggest threat to the climate right now has a name: Donald Trump.
3mins
Cheddar
How the Cold War Inspired Cloud Computing

How the Cold War Inspired Cloud Computing

Do you know how the Cold War inspired the technology that is a foundation of our online life? Here's how the Cold War and a man named Joseph Licklider led to the birth of cloud computing.
8mins
Cheddar
Why We Turn Down the Radio to Drive Better

Why We Turn Down the Radio to Drive Better

When you're driving down the highway and feel lost or unsure of what exit to take, instead of reaching for a map you turn down the music instead. Cheddar explains multitasking and why your brain has you reach for the radio knob.
6mins
Cheddar
Samsung's Galaxy Fold - The 'first of many' foldable devices

Samsung's Galaxy Fold - The 'first of many' foldable devices

Samsung's new Galaxy Fold smartphone will be the first of many devices with flexible screens in the coming years, a company director has said. The Fold is the Korean technology giant's first major device to use folding screen technology and will g...
Press Association
'World's biggest plane' in numbers

'World's biggest plane' in numbers

A look at the figures behind the 'world's biggest plane'. Built by Stratolaunch, it took its maiden flight over the Mojave Desert in Los Angeles on April 13. The aircraft is designed to act as a flying launch pad for satellites.
Press Association
Deterrent bees in conservation

Deterrent bees in conservation

The elephant population in South Africa's Kruger National park is growing, and the big animals can be destructive. But like humans, elephants are afraid of bees. So one zoologist is testing whether the insects can ward off the hungry pachyderms.
5mins
Deutsche Welle
SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket takes off for first commercial flight

SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket takes off for first commercial flight

SpaceX launched its second supersized rocket on April 11, and for the first time landed all three boosters. The Falcon Heavy thundered into the sky with a communication satellite called Arabsat, the rocket's first paying customer.
Press Association
How Cities Use Hidden Design to Thwart Terrorism

How Cities Use Hidden Design to Thwart Terrorism

The threat of terrorism is causing cities to change how they're designed. Bollards, checkpoints and choke points help officials manage the difficult task of thwarting terrorism. But there are ways that are less obvious. Join Patrick Jones as he re...
8mins
Cheddar
You Can Be Legally Dead In One Place And Alive In Another

You Can Be Legally Dead In One Place And Alive In Another

About 50 years ago, doctors came up with a new definition for death: brain death. But brain death isn't as cut and dried as we would like to think. Cheddar explains how you can be declared legally dead in one place, but alive in another.
7mins
Cheddar
NYC Orders Vaccinations as Social Media Sites Fight 'Anti-Vax' Epidemic

NYC Orders Vaccinations as Social Media Sites Fight 'Anti-Vax' Epidemic

As New York City declared a health emergency following a measles outbreak, public health experts are expressing concerns about social media posts that "anti-vaxxers' are spreading online. "It's very important to recognize that this is a public hea...
2mins
Cheddar
Microchipping humans wields great promise, but does it pose greater risk?

Microchipping humans wields great promise, but does it pose greater risk?

An intense debate is underway over the benefits and drawbacks of using microchips, typically relied upon to identify ranch animals and pets, on humans.
7mins
PBS
Author Dani Shapiro on the power and danger of family secrets

Author Dani Shapiro on the power and danger of family secrets

After taking a DNA test on a whim, author Dani Shapiro discovered that her beloved late father had not been, in fact, her biological parent.
3mins
PBS
Upgrade Me

Upgrade Me

Simon Armitage explores the obsession with upgrading to the latest technological gadgetry.
57mins
BBC
Trust Me I'm A Doctor: Series 6 - Episode 2

Trust Me I'm A Doctor: Series 6 - Episode 2

With a look at boosting metabolism, the effects of air pollution, and eating disorders.
51mins
BBC
Trust Me I'm A Doctor: Series 6 - Episode 1

Trust Me I'm A Doctor: Series 6 - Episode 1

Michael Mosley investigates the best way to keep calories in check.
49mins
BBC
Trust Me I'm A Doctor: Series 7 - Episode 4

Trust Me I'm A Doctor: Series 7 - Episode 4

Michael tests which foods are best for giving us iodine.
52mins
BBC
Trust Me I'm A Doctor: Series 7 - Episode 3

Trust Me I'm A Doctor: Series 7 - Episode 3

Michael Mosley finds out if eating carbs in the evening is bad for you.
48mins
BBC
Trust Me I'm A Doctor: Series 7 - Episode 2

Trust Me I'm A Doctor: Series 7 - Episode 2

Why fizzy drinks make you eat more, and does caffeine boost your physical performance?
51mins
BBC
Trust Me I'm A Doctor: Series 7 - Episode 1

Trust Me I'm A Doctor: Series 7 - Episode 1

Michael Mosley tests the best way to beat stress - mindfulness, yoga or gardening.
52mins
BBC
African ER

African ER

Following the work of medical volunteers aboard a state-of-the-art hospital ship.
56mins
BBC
Samsung launches the Galaxy A80 and A70

Samsung launches the Galaxy A80 and A70

Samsung CEO, DJ Koh launches two new handsets to join their Galaxy A range. The A80 and the A70. Both feature triple cameras on the rear and the A70 has waterdrop notch. The A80 is the first Galaxy device with an all-screen design.
2mins
Press Association
First image of a black hole revealed

First image of a black hole revealed

Courtesy: National Press Club Astronomers have captured the first image of a supermassive black hole big enough to swallow stars at the centre of a distant galaxy. The image of the supermassive black hole at the core of galaxy M87 was obtained...
Press Association
Black hole 'event horizon' image captured for the first time

Black hole 'event horizon' image captured for the first time

Courtesy: National Press Club Astronomers have captured the first image of a supermassive black hole big enough to swallow stars at the centre of a distant galaxy. The image of the supermassive black hole at the core of galaxy M87 was obtained...
3mins
Press Association
The Truth About Dementia

The Truth About Dementia

Angela Rippon presents a personal exploration of the devastating condition of Alzheimer's.
50mins
BBC
How AI brings David Beckham malaria campaign to life

How AI brings David Beckham malaria campaign to life

Charity workers have employed artificial intelligence experts to help bring to life a charity campaign featuring David Beckham, in which the former footballer "speaks" nine languages to draw attention to the illness.
Press Association
The Story Of Fertility

The Story Of Fertility

Documentary in which BBC presenter Alex Jones explores the issue of fertility.
49mins
BBC
Should Surgeons Have Mandatory Retirement?

Should Surgeons Have Mandatory Retirement?

There are mandatory retirement ages for numerous professions, yet surgeons are not one of them. Cheddar investigates why this is and how it's changing
3mins
Cheddar