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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.

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Science Weekly Show Archive:

Oceans of Noise: Episode Two– Science Weekly podcast

Friday 16th August 2019

During our summer break, we’re revisiting the archives. Today, Wildlife recordist Chris Watson presents the second instalment of 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 First released: 03/05/2019. Help support our independent journalism attheguardian.com/sciencepod


Oceans of Noise: Episode One– Science Weekly podcast

Friday 9th August 2019

During our summer break, we’re revisiting the archives. Today, 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 First released: 03/05/2019. Help support our independent journalism attheguardian.com/sciencepod


The psychology of climate science denial– Science Weekly podcast

Friday 2nd August 2019

We revisit the archive as Ian Sample looks at why some people continue to deny anthropogenic global heating, despite the scientific evidence. Could better communication be the key? And what tips can scientists and journalists take from political campaigns?. Help support our independent journalism attheguardian.com/sciencepod


The interplay between gender and autism spectrum disorder– Science Weekly podcast

Friday 26th July 2019

The Science Weekly team are taking a bit of a break so we’ll be revisiting some of our favourite shows from the archive. Including this one from 2017, when Nicola Davis looked at why so many women with autism are misdiagnosed and how this issue resonates with broader ideas of neurodiversity. We also hear from a listener about how this episode affected her life.. Help support our independent journalism attheguardian.com/sciencepod


Mercury 13: the forgotten women of the space race - Science Weekly podcast

Friday 19th July 2019

As the space race heated up in the 1960s, 13 aviators passed the same tests as Nasa’s first astronauts, later going on to be called the Mercury 13. But because they were women, Nasa wouldn’t even consider them. One of those women was Wally Funk, who joins Nicola Davis and author Sue Nelson this week as they discuss what could and should have been. Help support our independentjournalism attheguardian.com/sciencepod


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