It was meant to be a simple space mission to the moon, but 56 hours into the flight tragedy struck.
In this episode, we'll learn how three astronauts managed to use teamwork and quick thinking to escape death and return to Earth alive.
In 1997 a Scottish research institute revealed that it had successfully cloned a sheep from an adult cell.
The sheep's name was Dolly, and her creation would shock the world and be instrumental for medical science.
In March of 2018, it was revealed that 50 million Facebook profiles had been "hacked" and used to target American voters.
The story involved Donald Trump, a supposed Russian spy, a Cambridge researcher and a political consulting company.
The only problem was, how much of it was actually true?
Technological advances have meant that anyone with an internet connection can investigate crimes all over the world.
In this episode, we look at how one group has managed what the most sophisticated intelligence services in the world hasn't, and has exposed crimes such as the shooting down of a civilian aeroplane and the poisoning of Sergei Skripal.
In this episode, we explore the curious history of colour by looking at the unusual stories behind five colours: red, blue, purple, yellow and white.
We'll cover how colours are created, why certain colours were so expensive, what associations came with different colours, and how colours are used in idioms in English.
In August 2021 someone paid $1.3 million for a digital picture of a clip art rock.
He had bought it only 19 days beforehand for $5,000.
In this episode we'll discuss the craze of Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) and digital art, asking ourselves why it has become so popular, who benefits (and why), and what the future might hold.
In 2019, former Vice President Mike Pence said "Make no mistake about it - we're in a space race today".
Discover who the key players are, why there is a renewed interest in going to space, why it is now cheaper than ever before, and what the future of space exploration might look like.
Since the start of history, humans have tried to cheat death, yet nobody has ever managed.
Is eternal life really impossible, or are we closer than ever before?
Discover how people are trying to escape death, the problems that this poses, and we'll ask ourselves whether death really is inevitable.
It's a technology that some have said will bring in a Fourth Industrial Revolution.
Discover how 3D printing actually works, what industries it is revolutionising, and how it will (or won't) change every aspect of the world we live in.
They were known as the Father of Modern Computing and the Mother of Computer Programming, yet they were born over 200 years ago.
Discover the fascinating story of these two British technology pioneers, and learn about the amazing legacy they left behind them.
He is the father of modern biology, and his 1869 book On the Origin of Species presented a revolutionary new idea about how species evolve.
Discover the amazing story of Charles Darwin, and the journey of how he developed this groundbreaking theory.
Discover the amazing story of the Indian mathematical genius who went from accounting clerk at the Port of Madras to the University of Cambridge.
The history of electric cars goes back a lot further than Tesla and Elon Musk.
Indeed, the 'golden age' of electric cars was over 150 years ago.
Discover how electric cars have evolved, why some people say they aren't as green as people think they are, and we run the calculations to see what the true environmental cost of electric car ownership is.
Deep in the Arctic Archipelago, under an icy mountain, lies a real-life Noah's Ark.
The Svalbard Global Seed Vault is where a copy of almost every seed in the world is kept, just as a backup. Enjoy this fascinating story of global cooperation, and hear about one of the most amazing places on Earth.
It's the internet's 'dark' side, where people go to do things that they don't want other people to know about.
In this episode we take a look into the hidden part of the internet, and discuss how it works, what you can do there, and whether it is really as bad as the media make it out to be.
It's the most visited website in the world, with 80,000 searches per second.
But have you ever actually wondered how it really works?
The fake meat industry is booming.
Today we take a look at why that is, and ask ourselves whether there will ever be a day that 'real' meat vanishes from our dinner tables altogether.
We humans do a pretty good job of dividing up ownership of the world.
But what about beyond that?
Who owns space? Who decides who owns that, and why does it matter?