Science Shows

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 Videos
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 Videos
BBC Future
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.
16 Videos
Escapade
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 Videos
BBC Future
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 Videos
VPRO
What If?

What If?

What If?' from BBC Future explores thought experiments and hypothetical scenarios.
4 Videos
BBC Future
Rutherford and Fry

Rutherford and Fry

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

Science Videos

Redesigning The Office for a Post-Coronavirus World

Redesigning The Office for a Post-Coronavirus World

Covid-19 has rapidly changed the way we work. With about a third of Americans working from home during the pandemic, it’s only natural to wonder what else will change.
Cheddar
9mins
Is Drinking Black Tea Good for Weight Loss?

Is Drinking Black Tea Good for Weight Loss?

There have been several studies that link weight loss and drinking black tea, but the amount of tea needed is not viable.
Stringr
1min
Fernando Simón: Spain’s top scientist becomes unlikely hero of nation’s COVID-19 crisis

Fernando Simón: Spain’s top scientist becomes unlikely hero of nation’s COVID-19 crisis

The new icons of the COVID-19 era are not singers, actors or athletes, but medical experts.
Euronews
The truth is out there: The Milky Way could be home to 36 alien civilisations, say scientists

The truth is out there: The Milky Way could be home to 36 alien civilisations, say scientists

Scientists calculate there could be three dozen intelligent civilisations in our galaxy capable of communicating with us.
Euronews
How Soy Found Its Way Into Everything

How Soy Found Its Way Into Everything

From milk to canned tuna to shampoo, soy is in a good majority of our day-to-day products. It’s added to around 60% of the nation’s processed foods. Soy has been known to provide some real health benefits, like high protein. But there are legitima...
Cheddar
9mins
The truth is out there: The Milky Way could be home to 36 alien civilisations, say scientists

The truth is out there: The Milky Way could be home to 36 alien civilisations, say scientists

Scientists calculate there could be three dozen intelligent civilisations in our galaxy capable of communicating with us.
Euronews
Fernando Simón: Spain’s top scientist becomes unlikely hero of nation’s COVID-19 crisis

Fernando Simón: Spain’s top scientist becomes unlikely hero of nation’s COVID-19 crisis

The new icons of the COVID-19 era are not singers, actors or athletes, but medical experts.
Euronews
Dairy Linked to Lower Diabetes Risk

Dairy Linked to Lower Diabetes Risk

A new study has found that dairy to be linked to lower diabetes risk.
Stringr
1min
French company develops self-cleaning fabric that could kill coronavirus

French company develops self-cleaning fabric that could kill coronavirus

What if your seat on the subway could fight off coronavirus? A French company has designed a new type of ‘decontaminating’ fabric, which is already equipping local metro trains.
Euronews
Are Face Shields Better Than Masks For Coronavirus?

Are Face Shields Better Than Masks For Coronavirus?

Now that we’ve all gotten used to face masks, are we ready to make the switch to shields? A recently published article in The Journal of the American Medical Association, argued that a face shield could better help reduce the transmission of the c...
Cheddar
5mins
Foods To Eat As You Age

Foods To Eat As You Age

As you grow older, your metabolism slows down and your body requires a refined diet to get the nutrients it needs.
Stringr
1min
Just How Safe Is It To Be Outside During Coronavirus?

Just How Safe Is It To Be Outside During Coronavirus?

Summer is just around the corner, and the outdoors may seem like the perfect escape from the threat of contracting the virus. States are slowly reopening businesses and stir-crazy Americans are flocking to beaches and taking hikes. Are we really t...
Cheddar
3mins
How America's National Parks Became Critically Crowded With Tourists

How America's National Parks Became Critically Crowded With Tourists

Visitation to National Park Service sites has seen a boom in recent years. For five years in a row, the park service has tallied over 300 million visitors per year. It’s an unprecedented spike, and the reason why this is happening now goes deeper ...
Cheddar
15mins
Trouble With Love Handles?

Trouble With Love Handles?

The saying, abs are made in the kitchen is true and health experts say no matter how many crunches you do, your love handles won't go away.
Stringr
1min
How Pandemics Like Coronavirus Have Shaped Our Homes

How Pandemics Like Coronavirus Have Shaped Our Homes

Our home design has changed drastically over the past 150 years. Once commonplace items like claw-footed tubs and standing armoires have fallen out of favor. Of course, technologies and consumer preferences have played a major role. But what might...
Cheddar
9mins
Release the hounds: UK deploys dogs to sniff out coronavirus

Release the hounds: UK deploys dogs to sniff out coronavirus

Medical detection dogs already have a successful history catching the presence of malaria and certain types of cancers in humans.
Euronews
2mins
What are viruses?

What are viruses?

Just ask! That's what our viewer Nazar Omer Hassan Salih in Sudan wants to know.
Deutsche Welle
2mins
UPDATED- Emotional Resilience In Uncertain Times

UPDATED- Emotional Resilience In Uncertain Times

Emotional resilience is vital during such uncertain times and experts insist it is a skill that can be learned through routine and mindful activities.
Stringr
1min
The Race For A COVID-19 Vaccine_Digital

The Race For A COVID-19 Vaccine_Digital

The race for a COVID-19 vaccine started several weeks ago. Although President Trump told people that he expects a vaccine by the fall, scientists and doctors say it will take much longer to get a vaccine that is safe and works.
Stringr
2mins
How do fingernails grow?

How do fingernails grow?

This week's viewer question comes from Brown Mbadiwe in Owerri, Nigeria.
Deutsche Welle
2mins
A floating dam against plastic trash

A floating dam against plastic trash

Indonesia's Citarum River is one of the most polluted waterways in the world. But by 2025, it should have potable water - according to a government plan. A military-led initiative is helping to collect plastic waste in the river with the help of a...
Deutsche Welle
5mins
Potential Cure for OCD

Potential Cure for OCD

Scientists believe they might have found a way to cure OCD after discovering a new protein.
Stringr
1min
Virus mutations could hold clues for COVID-19 vaccine

Virus mutations could hold clues for COVID-19 vaccine

UK researchers have identified almost 200 recurrent genetic mutations to the novel coronavirus. These changes are not necessarily something to worry about – and studying them closely could help scientists find the drugs and vaccines needed to stop...
Euronews
How Humans Caused Our Own Allergies

How Humans Caused Our Own Allergies

Sniffling. Sneezing. Runny eyes. Springtime brings a rush of seasonal allergies that plague us - but historically, allergies were mild - if they existed at all. In fact, allergies became a force to be reckoned with only in the 1970s. Cheddar expla...
Cheddar
11mins
Stock Update: Gilead_Digital

Stock Update: Gilead_Digital

Shares of biotech Gilead have been up 35% since January due to the optimistic thought their drug Remdesivir can fight COVID-19.
Stringr
1min
Taking a Bath Good for Your Heart

Taking a Bath Good for Your Heart

Taking a hot, relaxing bath at the end of the day might be able to lower your chance of having a heart attack or a stroke.
Stringr
1min
Marijuana Use Withdrawal Risks

Marijuana Use Withdrawal Risks

A new study has found that people who smoke marijuana often experience withdrawal symptoms.
Stringr
What If An Asteroid Hit Earth?

What If An Asteroid Hit Earth?

Earth has witnessed massive, asteroid strikes in its past, and will do again... the only questions is "when?" In this video, Unveiled discovers what would happen if an asteroid struck Earth... Could we survive if a massive space rock smashed into ...
Watch Mojo
7mins
Understanding COVID-19, the 'unknown' disease with multiple faces

Understanding COVID-19, the 'unknown' disease with multiple faces

The medical world is slowly getting to grips with the novel coronavirus, but is learning new, seemingly contradictory things about it all the time. How do experts deal with chasing the true face of the disease?
Euronews
Why The Human Knee Is A Design Disaster

Why The Human Knee Is A Design Disaster

Millions deal with knee problems every year. From elite athletes tearing their ACLs to senior citizens with chronic knee pain, there is clearly something error prone about the design of the human knee. It all comes down to a potent mix of evolutio...
Cheddar
9mins
Urban Dogs More Fearful Than Country Dogs

Urban Dogs More Fearful Than Country Dogs

A Finnish study found that urban raised dogs are more fearful than dogs raised in the country.
Stringr
High Iron Foods Make Healthy Skin & Hair

High Iron Foods Make Healthy Skin & Hair

Nutritionists advise people who want to have healthy skin and hair to incorporate more iron into their diets.
Stringr
1min
Vitamin B3 Could Fight Brain Cancer

Vitamin B3 Could Fight Brain Cancer

Researchers have found that vitamin B3 might be able to help fight brain cancer.
Stringr
1min
Why New York Dumps Old Trucks (And More) Into the Ocean

Why New York Dumps Old Trucks (And More) Into the Ocean

In 2008, photographer Stephen Mallon documented the dumping of 44 decommissioned subway cars into the Atlantic Ocean. Today, 2,400 cars line the ocean floor in six states from New Jersey all the way down to Georgia. But the list of materials being...
Cheddar
8mins
No TV, no sat nav, no internet: how to fix space's junk problem

No TV, no sat nav, no internet: how to fix space's junk problem

As Elon Musk's Starlink and Jeff Bezos's Project Kuiper race to create high-speed internet using satellites orbiting Earth, there's a small problem that could get in the way: debris.
The Guardian
What Makes Coronavirus So Infectious?

What Makes Coronavirus So Infectious?

Coronavirus has spread around the world with unprecedented speed and effectiveness. So what is it about this virus that makes it so infectious? A combination of the virus’s unique microscopic structure, it’s stealthy style of infection, and today’...
Cheddar
8mins
Doctor Responds To Coronavirus Myths

Doctor Responds To Coronavirus Myths

As COVID-19 sweeps the globe heaps of misinformation comes with it. With so many ways and places to consume information it can be tough to determine fact from fiction. Cheddar spoke with Dr. Luiza Petra to verify or debunk some of these myths.
Cheddar
7mins
How Will Summer Really Impact Coronavirus?

How Will Summer Really Impact Coronavirus?

Whether it’s the President of the United States or one of your friends, people all over the country are claiming summer will help get rid of the Coronavirus. But solving our COVID-19 crisis won't be as easy as waiting for warm weather to set in.
Cheddar
9mins
Save the insects!

Save the insects!

In Morocco, researchers are helping local farmers protect insect populations and boost their yields. The project called Farming with Alternative Pollinators encourages farmers to grow a variety of insect-attracting plants alongside their main crop.
Deutsche Welle
5mins
The Tiny Compound That Makes Soap A Coronavirus Killer

The Tiny Compound That Makes Soap A Coronavirus Killer

Hand sanitizer has become a scare commodity as Coronavirus has spread around the world. But you might be surprised to learn that plentiful, cheap soap is actually one of the most effective weapons we have against COVID-19. It all comes down to the...
Cheddar
6mins
Waste management in Brasilia

Waste management in Brasilia

Brazil still has hundreds of open landfill sites full of garbage. Now a university in the capital Brasilia is helping to implement a new, sustainable waste management system. The program aims to increase the proportion of waste that is recycled.
Deutsche Welle
4mins
Antibiotic medicines from mangrove swamps

Antibiotic medicines from mangrove swamps

The rise in antibiotic-resistant bacteria is an urgent medical problem. At Germany's Helmholtz Center for Infection Research, a researcher from Indonesia is hoping to find potent antimicrobial substances in soil samples from mangrove swamps.
Deutsche Welle
4mins
NASA says a large asteroid will fly by Earth

NASA says a large asteroid will fly by Earth

NASA warned that asteroid 2002 PZ39 will approach Earth. This asteroid is moving at a speed of nearly 55,000 km per hour relative to Earth and has a diameter of between 440 meters to 990 meters.
Next Animation Studio
Why The World Sends Its Plastic Trash To Malaysia

Why The World Sends Its Plastic Trash To Malaysia

Southeast Asia has become the world’s largest importer of plastic scrap. Bales of imported plastic shipped in from the US, Europe and China flood ports in Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, and Indonesia. Underground industries of illegal dump sites ar...
Cheddar
6mins
What causes ocean currents?

What causes ocean currents?

This week's viewer question was sent in by Arnulfo Quintanilla from El Salvador.
Deutsche Welle
2mins
Asteroid approaching Earth will not annihilate humanity

Asteroid approaching Earth will not annihilate humanity

Scientists say that sensational headlines about an asteroid approaching Earth in April are misleading.
Euronews
27secs
Hubble’s Enduring Legacy

Hubble’s Enduring Legacy

Since its launch, the Hubble Telescope has returned images of unprecedented beauty of a dynamic and changing universe. By looking closely at these images, Hubble’s Enduring Legacy reveals the findings of astronomers over its remarkable history.
TVF Media
50mins
Mechanical Marvels: Clockwork Dreams

Mechanical Marvels: Clockwork Dreams

Energetic Cambridge Professor Simon Schaffer brings to life the untold story of early robots – called androids or automata – extraordinary clockwork machines designed hundreds of years ago to mimic and recreate life.
TVF Media
60mins