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Science WeeklyFrom 'The Guardian'. The best place to learn about the big discoveries and debates in biology, chemisty, physics and sometimes even maths.

https://www.theguardian.com/science/series/science

 


Science Weekly Show Archive:

Are alternative meats the key to a healthier life and planet?– Science Weekly podcast

Friday 17th May 2019

How do protein substitutes compare with the real deal? Graihagh Jackson investigates by speaking to dietician Priya Tew, the Guardian’s Fiona Harvey and author Isabella Tree. This podcast was amended on 18 May 2019. An earlier version incorrectly claimed that Vitamin B12 is also known as Folate or Folic Acid. Whilst Folate/Folic Acid is also a B Vitamin, it is not Vitamin B12.. Help support our independent journalism attheguardian.com/sciencepod


The problem with sex– Science Weekly podcast

Friday 10th May 2019

Access to help for sexual problems is patchy and many fear the consequences of cuts to sexual health services could be profound. Nicola Davis investigates Please note: this podcast contains discussion of sexual abuse. Help support our independent journalism attheguardian.com/sciencepod


Oceans of Noise: Episode Three– Science Weekly podcast

Friday 3rd May 2019

Wildlife sound recordist Chris Watson concludes a three-part journey into the sonic environment of the ocean examining the possible threats caused to marine life by noise pollution. In this final episode he looks at solutions and discovers an unlikely role for sound artists such as himself. Help support our independent journalism attheguardian.com/sciencepod


Oceans of Noise: Episode Two– Science Weekly podcast

Friday 3rd May 2019

Wildlife recordist Chris Watson is joined by award-winning sound artist Jana Winderen on a voyage around Norway’s Austevoll islands, aboard a research vessel recording the grunting of spawning cod. Help support our independent journalism attheguardian.com/sciencepod


Oceans of Noise: Episode One– Science Weekly podcast

Friday 3rd May 2019

Wildlife recordist Chris Watson begins a three-part journey into the sonic environment of the ocean, celebrating the sounds and songs of marine life and investigating the threat of noise pollution. Help support our independent journalism attheguardian.com/sciencepod


Black holes: seeing 'the unseeable'– Science Weekly podcast

Friday 26th April 2019

Using a global network of telescopes, scientists have managed to capture an image of a black hole for the first time. Hannah Devlin investigates why it’s more than just a pretty picture. Help support our independent journalism attheguardian.com/sciencepod


Cross Section: Barry Smith - Science Weekly podcast

Friday 19th April 2019

Coffee is a drink adored the world over. But have you ever wondered why a fresh brew smells better than it tastes? Prof Barry Smith has spent his career pondering how the senses work together to produce flavour perception and so Graihagh Jackson invited him into the studio to talk taste. Help support our independent journalism attheguardian.com/sciencepod


Why fast fashion should slow down– Science Weekly podcast

Friday 12th April 2019

Science Weekly teams up with the Chips with Everything podcast to examine the environmental price tag of our throwaway culture and explore how technology could help the clothing industry follow a more sustainable model. Graihagh Jackson and Jordan Erica Webber present. Help support our independent journalism attheguardian.com/sciencepod


Cross Section: David Spiegelhalter– Science Weekly podcast

Friday 5th April 2019

Prof Sir David Spiegelhalter has a passion for statistics but some argue this type of number crunching is losing its influence and its ability to objectively depict reality. Nicola Davis and Ian Sample investigate how significant statistics are in today’s ‘post-truth’ world. Help support our independent journalism attheguardian.com/sciencepod


Vitamania: should we all be popping vitamin pills?– Science Weekly podcast

Friday 22nd March 2019

With almost half of British adults taking a daily vitamin, Graihagh Jackson and guests examine our love of supplements - including recent announcments about fortifying flour with folic acid. Help support our independent journalism attheguardian.com/sciencepod