Naked Science is an American documentary television series that premiered in 2004 on the National Geographic Channel and ran through November 2011. The program featured various subjects related to science and technology. Some of the views expressed might be considered fringe or pseudo-science, and some of the scientists may present opinions which have not been properly peer-reviewed or are not widely accepted within their scientific communities, in particular on topics such as Bermuda Triangle or Atlantis for example.
Runtime: 60 minutes
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The Naked Scientists is a one-hour audience-interactive science radio talk show broadcast live by the BBC in the East of England, nationally by BBC Radio 5 Live and internationally on ABC Radio National, Australia; it is also distributed globally as a podcast. The programme was created and is edited by Cambridge University consultant virologist Dr Chris Smith. The present Naked Scientists line up also includes science broadcaster and harpist Kat Arney and producers Georgia Mills, Tom Crawford, Katie Haylor and Izzie Clarke, with Peter Cowley adding a technology perspective In 2009 the group appointed the first official Naked Scientists PhD student, Diana O'Carroll, to examine the educational impacts of science broadcasting and new media. O'Carroll also set up a Naked Scientists spin-off podcast, Naked Archaeology, which launched in 2008. A second spin-off, Naked Astronomy, featuring Cambridge University-based space scientists and astronomers, has been podcast since December 2009 and is currently produced by Graihagh Jackson. Naked Astronomy also hosting the Space Boffins podcast, produced by journalists Richard Hollingham and Sue Nelson. A combined video and audio programme, Naked Engineering, produced by Ansell and Senthilingam and supported by the Royal Academy of Engineering, launched in September 2010. For Christmas 2010 the group also showcased a new video podcast strand, the Naked Science Scrapbook. In 2012, a Naked Neuroscience strand was unveiled, and in 2013 the Material Chef video series, showcasing materials science, was launched.
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The Naked Scientists have won eight national and international awards for science communication since 2006. The show won the Biosciences Federation Prize for Science Communication, 2006, the Joshua Phillips Award for Innovation in Science Engagement in 2007, the Society for General Microbiology's Peter Wildy Prize 2008, the Royal Society Kohn Award for 2008, the Best Radio Show Award at the Population Institute's 29th Global Media Awards, 2008, the European Podcast Award for UK Non-Profit podcast, the inaugural Royal College of Pathologists Furness Prize for science communication 2010 and the Society of Biology Science Communication Prize 2012. The Naked Scientists was also in the five finalists in the 2006 World Podcast Awards and received two nominations, for “best produced” and “best science and technology podcast” in the 2007 awards. It was also a top five finalist in the 2008 and 2009 awards. Bandwidth consumed by the programme's podcast exceeds 28TB (terabytes) of downloads per month and more than 40 million copies have been downloaded since 2007.
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