US Election: The race for the White House is well and truly underway. But where do the candidates stand on science? The first of our special US election podcasts asks the experts what energy and climate policy might look like under a new administration.
Big Data: As Google celebrates its 10th anniversary, we find out how science is coping with massive datasets generated by unprecedented computing power. BoingBoing blogger Cory Doctorow tells us about his visits to the LHC data storage facility and the genome sequencing Sanger Centre.
24 July: The rapid rise of China's energy needs and scientific ambitions, how light receptors in fly eyes give them a magnetic sense, dangerously high levels of arsenic in the Mekong delta and the major role of snail-castrating parasites in ecosystems in Baja California.
10 July: The brain's fear switch, how flatfish evolved to be lopsided, aftershock predictions in the Chinese region hit by May's massive earthquake, and how the sly Ebola virus hides under a carbohydrate 'cloak'.
Science and music: What is it about music that moves us? Why does it seem to be universal in humans? And what can science tell us about the hows and whys of our musical minds? Find out in this extended interview with music psychologist John Sloboda and Nature's Phil Ball.
03 July: A journey to the edge of the solar system with Voyager 2, a simpler recipe for stem cells, musical minds, an increase in extinction risk predicted by a new model, and the reincarnation of Schroedinger's cat.