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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:

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


Cross Section: Matt Parker - Science Weekly podcast

Friday 15th March 2019

Happy International Pi Day. To celebrate, Hannah Devlin is joined by the mathematician and comedian Matt Parker to discuss maths anxiety, how much today’s world relies on number crunching and what happens when we get it wrong. Help support our independent journalism attheguardian.com/sciencepod


Gender data gap and a world built for men | podcast

Friday 8th March 2019

Today is International Women’s Day, and so Science Weekly teams up with the Guardian’s tech podcast, Chips with Everything. Nicola Davis and Jordan Erica Webber look at the repercussions of a male-orientated world – from drugs that don’t work for women to VR headsets that give them motion sickness. Help support our independent journalism attheguardian.com/sciencepod


Farewell to Nasa's Mars rover Opportunity– Science Weekly podcast

Friday 1st March 2019

Nicola Davis bids a fond farewell to the Mars rover Opportunity after Nasa declared the mission finally over, 15 years after the vehicle landed on the red planet.. Help support our independent journalism attheguardian.com/sciencepod


Do we need another massive particle collider? Science Weekly podcast

Friday 22nd February 2019

With the Large Hadron Collider reaching its upper limits, scientists around the world are drawing up plans for a new generation of super colliders. Ian Sample weighs up whether or not the potential new discoveries a collider may make will justify the cost of building them.. Help support our independent journalism attheguardian.com/sciencepod


Cross Section: Paul Davies– Science Weekly podcast

Friday 15th February 2019

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?


Where on earth is North? - Science Weekly podcast

Friday 8th February 2019

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.


Cross Section: Jo Dunkley– Science Weekly podcast

Friday 1st February 2019

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.


Toxic legacy: what to do with Britain's nuclear waste– Science Weekly podcast

Friday 25th January 2019

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


How do we define creativity? - Science Weekly podcast

Friday 18th January 2019

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