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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:

Dark Patterns: the art of online deception– Science Weekly podcast

Friday 12th July 2019

Have you ever been caught out online and subscribed to something you didn’t mean to? Ian Sample has and so he tasked Jordan Erica Webber with finding out how companies play on our psyches to pinch our pennies and what we can do about it. Help support our independent journalism attheguardian.com/sciencepod


Cross Section: Giles Yeo– Science Weekly podcast

Friday 5th July 2019

Why do some of us pile on the pounds, while others seem to get away with it? Hannah Devlin speaks to Dr Giles Yeo about some of the latest findings from the field of obesity research– from the role of our genes and how heritable our weight is, to how, as a society, we’ve become overweight and what we can do about it.. Help support our independent journalism attheguardian.com/sciencepod


What happens when we can't test scientific theories?– Science Weekly podcast

Friday 28th June 2019

String theory gained traction 35 years ago but scientists have not found any evidence to suggest it is correct. Does this matter? And should it be tested? Ian Sample debates this with Eleanor Knox, David Berman and Peter Woit. Help support our independent journalism attheguardian.com/sciencepod


150 years of the periodic table– Science Weekly podcast

Friday 21st June 2019

Nicola Davis invites Prof Brigitte Van Tiggelen and Dr Peter Wothers on to the podcast to look at how the periodic table took shape and asks whether it might now be in jeopardy. Help support our independent journalism attheguardian.com/sciencepod


The fight against HIV: then and now– Science Weekly podcast

Friday 14th June 2019

Earlier this year, the UK government announced it wanted to end new HIV transmissions in England by 2030. Hannah Devlin looks at the history of the epidemic, including its impact on the gay community, recent promising drug trials and whether Britain can meet its target. Help support our independent journalism attheguardian.com/sciencepod


Cross Section: Frans de Waal– Science Weekly podcast

Friday 7th June 2019

What can we learn from chimps when it comes to politics and power? Ian Sample meets the leading primatologist Prof Frans de Waal of Emory University to discuss good leadership and what we can learn from our closest living relatives.. Help support our independent journalism attheguardian.com/sciencepod


Tomorrow's weather forecast: fair with a good chance of improvement– Science Weekly podcast

Friday 31st May 2019

Science Weekly joins forces with our sister technology podcast, Chips with Everything, to look at the future of weather forecasting. Graihagh Jackson finds out how accurate predictions currently are, while Jordan Erica Webber discusses how street cameras and connected cars could improve the forecast further. Help support our independent journalism attheguardian.com/sciencepod


Cross Section: Hiranya Peiris– Science Weekly podcast

Friday 24th May 2019

What happened before the Big Bang? This is one of the hardest questions scientists are trying to answer, but Prof Hiranya Peiris is not daunted by the challenge. Hannah Devlin invited Peiris on the podcast to discuss the origins of our universe. Help support our independent journalism attheguardian.com/sciencepod


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