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 Dec 14, 2018

Luke
 Nov 13, 2018
good.But to wipe out Pete Ellinger need time.

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 Oct 1, 2018
Sadly another podcast with warped views on ecosystems. Think on, an extinction equals an opportunity for evolution to exploit! It just takes time!

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The award winning Science Weekly is the best place to learn about the big discoveries and debates in biology, chemistry, physics, and sometimes even maths. From the Guardian science desk  Ian Sample, Hannah Devlin &  Nicola Davis meet the great thinkers and doers in science and technology. Science has never sounded so good! We'd love to hear what you think, so get in touch via @guardianaudio or podcasts@theguardian.com

Episode Date
Cross Section: Paul Davies – Science Weekly podcast
00:23:26
Nicola Davis talks to the theoretical physicist Paul Davies, who has been trying to find the solution to one of humankind’s trickier questions – what is life?
Feb 15, 2019
Where on earth is North? - Science Weekly podcast
00:22:22
Earth’s north magnetic pole wandering so quickly in recent decades that this week, scientists decided to update the World Magnetic Model, which underlies navigation for ships and planes today. Ian Sample looks at our relationship with the magnetic north.
Feb 08, 2019
Cross Section: Jo Dunkley – Science Weekly podcast
00:24:08
Jo Dunkley is a professor of physics and astrophysical sciences at Princeton University. Hannah Devlin talks to her about what it’s like to work on the Atacama Cosmology Telescope in Chile, where they need to bring oxygen tanks for safety.
Feb 01, 2019
Toxic legacy: what to do with Britain's nuclear waste – Science Weekly podcast
00:31:31
The UK has a problem and it isn’t going to go away anytime soon. But what to do about it? This week Geoff Marsh explores plans to bury the UK’s nuclear waste deep underground
Jan 25, 2019
How do we define creativity? - Science Weekly podcast
00:24:55
In our latest collaboration, Ian Sample teams up with Jordan Erica Webber of Chips with Everything to look at why artwork produced using artificial intelligence is forcing us to look at how we define creativity
Jan 18, 2019
Exploring the far side of the moon – Science Weekly podcast
00:25:23
Hannah Devlin looks at why there is renewed interest in lunar exploration following the Chinese Chang’e 4 adventure on the far side of the moon
Jan 11, 2019
Did a supervolcano cause the dinosaurs' demise? – Science Weekly podcast
00:25:46
Some scientists are beginning to question whether it really was an asteroid impact that led to the dinosaurs’ extinction – instead, they think it may have been a supervolcano in India. Graihagh Jackson investigates
Jan 04, 2019
Cross Section: Hannah Fry – Science Weekly podcast
00:22:44
Dr Hannah Fry won the Christopher Zeeman medal in August for her contributions to the public understanding of the mathematical sciences. Ian Sample has invited her on the podcast to discuss her love of numbers. Plus, he asks, can we really use this discipline to predict human behaviour?
Dec 28, 2018
Cross Section: Dame Jane Francis - Science Weekly podcast
00:23:32
Prof Dame Jane Francis knows Antarctica better than most: she’s spent the majority of her career researching this icy landscape. Ian Sample talks to her about what it’s like to camp in Antarctica and what her findings can tell us about our future on this planet
Dec 21, 2018
Oh my: a psychological approach to awe – Science Weekly podcast
00:28:30
Nicola Davis asks what’s behind one of humanity’s most powerful and possibly evolutionarily important emotions
Dec 14, 2018
Gene-edited babies: why are scientists so appalled? – Science Weekly podcast
00:22:51
Last week Dr He Jiankui announced he had created the world’s first gene-edited babies. Hundreds of Chinese scientists have signed a letter condemning the research. Hannah Devlin delves into why He’s research has caused such uproar
Dec 07, 2018
Cross Section: Tim Peake - Science Weekly podcast
00:24:46
Tim Peake beat 8,172 applicants for a spot on the European Space Agency’s astronaut training programme. Ian Sample talks to him about the selection process and the intensive training he went through
Nov 30, 2018
Can we trust artificial intelligence lie detectors? – Science Weekly podcast
00:26:54
Liar liar, pants on fire? In this collaboration between the Guardian’s Science Weekly and Chips with Everything podcasts, we explore whether it will ever be possible to build intelligent machines to detect porky pies
Nov 23, 2018
Treating cancer: what role could our diet play? - Science Weekly podcast
00:19:10
Food is an essential part of everyone’s life but how does what we eat affect our health? Could we eat to treat our illnesses? Top oncologists from around the world are beginning to study the role of diet in cancer treatment and early results look promising. Hannah Devlin investigates.
Nov 16, 2018
Cross Section: Sir Venki Ramakrishnan – Science Weekly podcast
00:19:40
Nicola Davis sits down with Nobel prize-winning scientist Sir Venki Ramakrishnan to discuss the competition he faced in the race to discover the ribosome – AKA the gene machine. Is competition good for science, or would a collaborative approach be better?
Nov 09, 2018
What role should the public play in science? - Science Weekly podcast
00:25:24
How far is too far when it comes to the public directing research? There are concerns than a science journal may revise a paper amid pressure from activists. It raises the issue of what role the public should play and whether science should have boundaries to protect its integrity. Ian Sample presents.
Nov 02, 2018
Falling fertility: lessons learned from Botswana – Science Weekly podcast
00:24:05
Fifty years ago, the average woman in Botswana had seven children. Now she will have fewer than three. Enabling women to control their fertility has had huge ramifications for their health, education and employment – could President Trump’s ‘ global gag rule’ threaten this? Nicola Davis travels to Botswana to investigate
Oct 26, 2018
Mars is barred: why we shouldn't go to the red planet – Science Weekly podcast
00:27:38
Elon Musk believes we should colonise Mars to ensure the survival of the human race. But is this reasoning compelling enough? Hannah Devlin ponders the case against setting our sites on Mars
Oct 19, 2018
A step in the right direction: could implants help people walk again? – Science Weekly podcast
00:25:55
Four people with paraplegia were recently implanted with electrodes in their lower backs. They all regained movement below their injuries, and two walked again. This week Nicola Davis investigates this technique – epidural stimulation – and other approaches for treating spinal cord injuries
Oct 12, 2018
The weight is over: will kilograms get an upgrade? – Science Weekly podcast
00:25:50
On 16 November, scientists vote on whether to update the way we measure the kilogram. This week, Ian Sample investigates the history of the metric system, and finds out how universal constants might now make it more robust
Oct 05, 2018
Cross section: Mark Miodownik – Science Weekly podcast
00:34:14
What can a materials scientist learn from artists? How do you make robotic trousers? And what should we do about plastics? Hannah Devlin sits down with Mark Miodownik to find out
Sep 28, 2018
Opioid addiction: can the UK curb the looming crisis? – Science Weekly podcast
00:25:32
The US has been in the grip of an ‘opioid epidemic’ since the 1990s, and now a rise in opioid prescriptions and deaths is being seen across the pond. Ian Sample investigates and asks: what can we do the curb the looming crisis?
Sep 21, 2018
Are fungi the secret to a sweet sounding violin? – Science Weekly podcast
00:27:04
From making violins sound beautiful, to beer and bread, to creating life-saving medicine, fungi have an array of very useful attributes. This week, a report demonstrates just how little we know about this kingdom of life and what we are set to gain if we tap into fungi as a resource. Hannah Devlin investigates.
Sep 14, 2018
Could a new force of nature reveal the universe's dark side? – Science Weekly podcast
00:22:28
We can see only 4% of the observable universe – the rest is made up of invisible ‘dark matter’ and ‘dark energy’. Now scientists are looking for a postulated force of nature that could open a door to the dark side. Ian Sample investigates
Sep 07, 2018
Conservation: there will (not) be blood - Science Weekly podcast
00:21:10
Invasive species have been blamed for wiping out native populations. Conservationists face a hard choice: should they kill one species to save another? The answer is often yes. Nicola Davis explores this dilemma and asks whether there’s a more compassionate approach
Aug 31, 2018
Huntington's disease: the price paid for our big brains? – Science Weekly podcast
00:26:52
This degenerative illness has a few genetic quirks which scientists believe could cause secondary health benefits. Emerging research suggests that people with Huntington’s are less sickly, don’t get cancer as often and even have more brain cells. Hannah Devlin investigates.
Aug 24, 2018
Heatwaves: the next silent killer? - Science Weekly podcast
00:21:12
Heatwaves have ravaged much of the northern hemisphere, causing wildfires, destruction and death. Some are blaming heat stress for an increase in chronic kidney disease in Central America. Graihagh Jackson investigates the causes and health effects of heatwaves
Aug 17, 2018
Biomimicry: Does nature do it better? – podcast
00:24:57
In this special collaboration between the Guardian’s Science Weekly and Chips with Everything podcasts, we explore why it’s so hard to mimic nature
Aug 10, 2018
Tricky taxonomy: the problems with naming new species – Science Weekly podcast
00:24:23
Species are hard to define, as they don’t fit neatly into the categories that science wants to put them into. But increasingly, people are naming new species without enough evidence to suggest they are indeed a separate taxon. Graihagh Jackson investigates why so-called taxonomic vandalism is on the rise and what we can do about it
Aug 03, 2018
In vitro fertilisation: 40 years on – Science Weekly podcast
00:27:13
This week, the world’s first IVF baby turned 40. The procedure has come a long way since 1978, and more than 6 million IVF babies have now been born. But should we be concerned about the rising numbers of fertility treatments? And are we becoming less fertile? Hannah Devlin investigates
Jul 27, 2018
The dark side of happiness – Science Weekly podcast
00:28:38
Happiness means something different to all of us, be it contentment, pleasure or joy. But could pursuing it leave us sad instead? Nicola Davis explores the science and psychology of happiness
Jul 20, 2018
From Ebola to Nipah: are we ready for the next epidemic? – Science Weekly podcast
00:27:25
The 2014 Ebola outbreak killed over 10,000 people before it was eventually brought under control. As new infectious diseases appear around the world, what can we learn from past outbreaks to better prepare ourselves?
Jul 13, 2018
Did dinosaurs stop to smell the flowers? – Science Weekly podcast
00:29:49
Is it true that dinosaurs had a role to play in the emergence of flowers? Nicola Davis investigates whether herbivores caused plants to blossom
Jul 06, 2018
Slice of PIE: a linguistic common ancestor – Science Weekly podcast
00:29:41
Nicola Davis explores Proto-Indo-European, the hypothetical common ancestor of modern Indo-European languages and asks, where did it come from? How and why did it spread? And do languages evolve like genes?
Jun 29, 2018
Gene-edited pigs: can we engineer immunity? – Science Weekly podcast
00:24:23
Pigs have been rendered immune to a disease that has cost billions. Hannah Devlin questions whether this could be the future of eliminating debilitating and costly viruses in livestock
Jun 22, 2018
Soundscape ecology with Bernie Krause – Science Weekly podcast
00:27:02
Do you know what noise a hungry sea anemone makes? Soundscape ecologist Bernie Krause does. Armed with over 5,000 hours of recordings, he takes Ian Sample on a journey through the natural world and demonstrates why sound is such a powerful tool for conservation
Jun 15, 2018
The psychological effects of inequality – Science Weekly podcast
00:28:09
Wealth inequality has skyrocketed in the UK, as has anxiety, stress and mental illness. Could the two be linked? Richard Lea investigates
Jun 08, 2018
Finding a voice: why we sound unique – Science Weekly podcast
00:26:29
Each and everyone of us has a voice that is unique. As a result, we make a lot of assumptions about someone from just the way they speak. But are these judgements fair? And what if they’re wrong? Nicola Davis explores
Jun 01, 2018
Radiophobia: why do we fear nuclear power? – Science Weekly podcast
00:25:46
Nuclear energy is back on the UK government’s agenda. However, concerns about safety have plagued this technology for decades. Given it kills less people than wind, coal or gas, why are we so radiophobic? Ian Sample investigates.
May 25, 2018
Why is asbestos still killing people? – Science Weekly podcast
00:25:36
Every year, more people die from asbestos exposure than road traffic accidents in Great Britain. Many countries still continue to build with this lethal substance – but why? Hannah Devlin investigates
May 18, 2018
Growing brains in labs – Science Weekly podcast
00:30:37
This week: Hannah Devlin explores how scientists are growing human brains in labs. Why are they so keen to explore the possibilities? What are the ethical concerns being raised by experts?
May 11, 2018
Cross Section: Carlo Rovelli – Science Weekly podcast
00:34:05
Guest host Richard Lea reimagines time with theoretical physicist Carlo Rovelli. What is time, after all? Should we be thinking about it differently?
May 04, 2018
The curious case of the dodo – Science Weekly podcast
00:29:19
This week: Nicola Davis investigates the death by fowl play of one of the world’s most famous dodo specimens. So what do we know about the dodo as a species? And what questions does this murder case raise?
Apr 27, 2018
The science behind why we fight – Science Weekly podcast
00:28:51
This week, Ian Sample asks: why do humans fight? Can science tell us anything about what drives us to violence?
Apr 20, 2018
Alternative medicine and its sceptics – Science Weekly podcast
00:30:36
This week, Hannah Devlin asks: what are sceptics of alternative medicine saying about its rise? And what can their thoughts tell us about how the scientific sceptic movement is approaching the conversation?
Apr 13, 2018
A Neuroscientist Explains: how we read words - podcast
00:34:33
For our final episode of this series, Daniel Glaser (with a little misguided help from his producer Max) attempts to unpick what the brain does – and doesn’t do – when we read
Apr 09, 2018
What our teeth tell us about our evolutionary past – Science Weekly podcast
00:28:16
This week, Nicola Davis asks: what clues do our teeth hold about our species? And what can they tell us about our past?
Apr 06, 2018
A Neuroscientist Explains: where perception ends and hallucination begins - podcast
00:37:43
When it comes to perceiving the world around us, how much of it is due to ‘bottom-up’ sensory data and how much comes from the ‘top-down’ predictions we make? Most importantly; how can the delicate dance between the two lead to hallucinations?
Apr 02, 2018
The trouble with science - Science Weekly podcast
00:26:45
Scientists are tasked with helping us understand our world. When the science is right, they help move humanity forward. But what about when science is wrong?
Mar 30, 2018
Inside the secret life of the teenage brain – Science Weekly podcast
00:28:58
Hannah Devlin speaks to neuroscientist Prof Sarah-Jayne Blakemore about her groundbreaking research into the adolescent brain
Mar 23, 2018
A Neuroscientist Explains: how whooping increases your enjoyment – podcast
00:28:27
Daniel Glaser explores the complex relationship between mind and body when it comes to emotion
Mar 23, 2018
A Neuroscientist Explains: psychology's replication crisis – podcast trailer
00:01:07
In episode three of the second season of A Neuroscientist Explains, Daniel Glaser revisits a weekly column that saw him roped into what is now being called a crisis for psychology and further afield
Mar 20, 2018
What do the chemical signatures of deadly nerve agents tell us about their origins? – Science Weekly podcast
00:27:08
Ian Sample talks to two fellow Guardian reporters and a professor of environmental toxicology about the Salisbury spy poisoning
Mar 16, 2018
A Neuroscientist Explains: the origins of social behaviour – podcast trailer
00:01:11
In episode two of the second season of our A Neuroscientist Explains podcast, Daniel Glaser explores the evolutionary origins of social conformity
Mar 15, 2018
Is it possible to enhance and rewire the adult brain? – Science Weekly podcast
00:25:46
Nicola Davis asks: can we increase the window of brain plasticity in the later stages of life? And what do we know about the implications of doing so?
Mar 09, 2018
A Neuroscientist Explains: is the internet addictive? – podcast
00:35:48
Dr Daniel Glaser is back. To kick off season two he asks whether there is a connection between reward and addiction. And can we really get addicted to Twitter?
Mar 05, 2018
Cross Section: Steven Pinker – Science Weekly podcast
00:37:40
We ask Prof Steven Pinker whether today’s doom and gloom headlines are a sign we’re worse off than in centuries gone by, or if human wellbeing is at an all-time high
Mar 02, 2018
A Neuroscientist Explains: season two trailer – podcast
00:01:18
Dr Daniel Glaser and Producer Max are back for a second season of A Neuroscientist Explains – and this time they’re going it alone!
Feb 27, 2018
What happened to US diplomats in Cuba? – Science Weekly podcast
00:27:05
Ian Sample delves into a preliminary study of US embassy staff said to have been targeted by an energy source in Cuba. With no unifying explanation, what do scientists think happened?
Feb 23, 2018
E-cigarettes and the burning issues around vaping - Science Weekly podcast
00:31:02
Ian Sample asks: how safe is vaping? Can it help people stop smoking? And should it be available via a doctor’s prescription?
Feb 16, 2018
Culture and the mind: a new theory of human intelligence – Science Weekly podcast
00:40:34
What role might culture play in intelligence? And how does human culture differ from culture found in other animals? Nicola Davis explores our evolutionary history
Feb 07, 2018
Why is the flu so bad this year? - Science Weekly podcast
00:32:59
Hannah Devlin explores why 2018 is such a bumper year for seasonal flu and asks how scientists are trying to fight back
Feb 01, 2018
Questioning AI: does artificial intelligence need an off switch? - Science Weekly podcast
00:40:58
Our final mini-series episode asks what impact might AI have on society – and who decides when to turn it off?
Jan 24, 2018
Questioning AI: what can scientists learn from artificial intelligence? – Science Weekly podcast
00:33:21
In this episode of our new mini-series, Ian Sample explores how AI is providing insights into cancer diagnosis, intelligence, and physics
Jan 17, 2018
Questioning AI: what kind of intelligence will we create? – Science Weekly podcast
00:38:14
In the second episode of this mini-series, Ian Sample asks if human-level intelligence is what we should be aiming for. And can we replicate something we can’t even define?
Jan 10, 2018
Questioning AI: what are the key research challenges? – Science Weekly podcast
00:35:24
In the first episode of our Questioning Artificial Intelligence mini-series, Ian Sample explores some of the key hurdles for machine learning, including reasoning and social intelligence
Jan 04, 2018
Frankenpod 200: celebrating Mary Shelley’s masterpiece - Science Weekly podcast
00:34:27
Two hundred years after the publication of Frankenstein, how relevant are the themes and concerns of Shelley’s gothic tale to today’s readers?
Dec 27, 2017
DIY Crispr: biohacking your own genome – Science Weekly podcast
00:33:26
With do-it-yourself Crispr kits now available online, Hannah Devlin asks if it’s really possible to edit your own DNA, is it safe and how should it be regulated?
Dec 20, 2017
Poles apart: how do we save society? - Science Weekly podcast
00:32:00
Divisions between left and right, young and old, metropolitan and rural have never been greater. How can we connect with those we disagree with? And what happens if we fail?
Dec 13, 2017
Fighting infection: from Joseph Lister to superbugs - Science Weekly podcast
00:33:07
Nicola Davis explores the origins of antiseptic surgery and asks what we might learn from its founding father about taking on today’s biggest healthcare threats
Dec 06, 2017
Cross Section: Sophie Scott - Science Weekly Podcast
00:31:37
Where did human language come from? What role does it serve? And how might emojis and GIFs enhance human interaction?
Nov 29, 2017
Healthy body, healthy mind: a new approach for mental disorders - Science Weekly podcast
00:28:08
What role might the immune system play in mental illness? And how might this challenge long-held beliefs about the divide between body and brain?
Nov 22, 2017
Tomorrow's technology: from asteroid mining to programmable matter – Science Weekly podcast
00:30:42
Ian Sample looks to the future and asks what might the technologies of tomorrow look like? And how might they change our world?
Nov 15, 2017
Running smart: the science of completing a marathon – Science Weekly podcast
00:31:31
Hannah Devlin discusses the limits of human performance with sports scientist Professor John Brewer and amateur marathon runner Vicky Solly
Nov 08, 2017
How does socioeconomic position affect our health? - Science Weekly podcast
00:28:15
This week, Ian Sample and Nicola Davis explore the complex relationship between poverty, stress, and life expectancy
Nov 01, 2017
Science, comedy, and society: Brian Cox and Robin Ince answer your questions – podcast
00:32:55
In this week’s Science Weekly podcast, Nicola Davis asks two of popular science’s best known stars a host of pressing questions. What role should scientists play in society? What might the future hold for humanity? And will we ever build Northampton on Mars?
Oct 25, 2017
Decisions, decisions: the neuroscience of how we choose – Science Weekly podcast
00:26:47
Ian Sample speaks with two members of an ambitious project that hopes to crack one of neuroscience’s biggest mysteries
Oct 18, 2017
The Party: how can gender affect autism spectrum disorders? – Science Weekly podcast
00:24:22
Why are so many women with autism often misdiagnosed? And how does this issue resonate with broader ideas of neurodiversity?
Oct 12, 2017
From zero to infinity: a brief history of counting – Science Weekly podcast
00:28:48
Nicola Davis is joined by mathematician Marcus du Sautoy to explore zero, infinity and everything in between
Oct 04, 2017
Childhood cancer survivors: a unique perspective – Science Weekly podcast
00:23:58
What does later life look like for the growing population of childhood cancer survivors? And how might their experiences change the way we treat this group of diseases?
Sep 27, 2017
The cybercrime arms race: fighting back against the hackers - Science Weekly podcast
00:28:25
Nicola Davis speaks with two experts on the frontline of cybercrime to find out how the changing digital landscape is leaving us all vulnerable to cyber attacks
Sep 20, 2017
Statistical vigilantes: the war on scientific fraud – Science Weekly podcast
00:27:48
Hannah Devlin delves into the case of a shamed Japanese scientist to explore how statistical malpractice is damaging science - whether employed knowingly or not
Sep 14, 2017
The grey zone: reaching out to patients with disorders of consciousness – podcast
00:26:12
In this edition of Science Weekly, Ian Sample explores whether it is possible to communicate with those in a ‘vegetative’ state – and what are the ethical and legal ramifications?
Sep 06, 2017
Plastics: a villainous material? Or a victim of its own success? – Science Weekly podcast
00:32:59
Nicola Davis delves into the world of plastics to find out exactly how and why they became so widespread, and what can now be done to curtail the ever-present problems they can cause
Aug 30, 2017
Being human in the age of artificial intelligence - Science Weekly podcast
00:28:32
Ian Sample speaks with Prof Max Tegmark about the advance of AI, the future of life on Earth, and what happens if and when a ‘superintelligence’ arrives
Aug 23, 2017
Cross Section: Dame Stephanie Shirley – Science Weekly podcast
00:26:17
Hannah Devlin speaks with the IT pioneer about her life as a woman in tech, having a son with autism, and how it all led to her later role as a philanthropist
Aug 16, 2017
Editing the embryo: removing harmful gene mutations - Science Weekly podcast
00:27:27
Hannah Devlin explores the science and ethics behind a landmark study that successfully edited the genomes of developing embryos. How did they do it? What did they hope to achieve? And, further down the line, what kind of doors might research like this open?
Aug 10, 2017
A peek behind the cosmic curtain: Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw answer your questions - podcast
00:32:52
Science Weekly hosts the authors of Universal: a guide to the cosmos for a special live recording answering questions about the big bang, the multiverse and more
Aug 02, 2017
Minds and machines: can we work together in the digital age? - Science Weekly podcast
00:32:09
Ian Sample sits down with Andrew McAfee and Erik Brynjolfsson to discuss the future of the workplace and the role artificial intelligence will play
Jul 26, 2017
Science Weekly live: call for listener's questions - Science Weekly podcast
00:01:54
This Thursday, we’ll be recording a very special Q&A episode with Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw and we want your questions!
Jul 25, 2017
Hearing voices: the science of auditory verbal hallucinations - Science Weekly podcast
00:28:34
What can advances in neuroscience and psychology reveal about this age-old phenomenon? And how might digital avatars help patients answer back?
Jul 19, 2017
Big data: what can the internet tell us about who we really are? – Science Weekly podcast
00:30:03
In an age where Google sees trillions of searches a year, what can our usage of it reveal? How accurate are these ‘big data’ representations? And how might this all be used for the greater good?
Jul 12, 2017
A history of human creativity: the good, the bad, and the ugly – Science Weekly podcast
00:28:34
Ian Sample delves into our evolutionary past to explore the role creativity and collaboration may have played in early human societies
Jul 06, 2017
Cross section: Athene Donald – Science Weekly podcast
00:31:04
Hannah Devlin sits down with experimental physicist Athene Donald to explore her work in polymers and role as an advocate for gender equality in science
Jun 28, 2017
Out with the old: new treatment on cell ageing process – Science Weekly podcast
00:31:35
Ian Sample explores research on cellular senescence and the role this therapeutic approach can play in age-related diseases and health issues
Jun 21, 2017
Face value: the science of first impressions – Science Weekly podcast
00:34:40
Hannah Devlin delves into the world of human faces and asks: how does the brain process them? And how do faces affect our ideas about people?
Jun 16, 2017
Solar spacecraft: two missions to the sun - Science Weekly podcast
00:31:22
Nicola Davis speaks with two scientists about their respective missions to the sun - what burning questions do they hope to answer? And what are some of the obstacles?
Jun 11, 2017
Cross Section: Robbert Dijkgraaf – Science Weekly podcast
00:30:44
This week, Nicola Davis sits down with mathematical physicist Professor Robbert Dijkgraaf to discuss The Usefulness of Useless Knowledge
Jun 04, 2017
The Bell-Beaker folk - Science Weekly podcast
00:18:18
Hannah Devlin looks at a genome study that may explain the spread of bell-shaped pottery beakers across Europe 4,500 years ago
May 28, 2017
Is graphene really worth the hype – science weekly
00:30:32
Nicola Davis investigates what makes graphene the ‘wonder material’ and whether it can bring commercial success to the UK
May 21, 2017