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Science  18 Apr 2003:
Vol. 300, Issue 5618, pp. 399
DOI: 10.1126/science.300.5618.399d

Are your eyes aching from reading too much science on the Web? Well, why not click on this site, sit back, and let the Naked Scientists entertain and enlighten you with a mix of science news, interviews with researchers, answers to listeners' questions, and a lot of lively chat. The site archives a fun local radio show, started 3 years ago by a group of fully clothed med students from the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom.

Featured are 56 programs addressing a range of serious and lighthearted questions, such as whether genetically modified mosquitoes can defeat malaria, what's lurking in Antarctica's sunken Lake Vostok, and why you can't tickle yourself. Interviews plumb the minds of luminaries such as neuroscientist Susan Greenfield and genetic fingerprinting pioneer Alec Jeffreys, and often feature video and useful links as well. The team has also broadened the site by adding written articles, snappy book reviews, and a chat room. The Naked Scientists aim to launch a new series of programs on regional BBC radio later this year.

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