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Podcast Profile: Science Weekly

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300 episodes
2021 to 2024
Median: 15 minutes
Collection: Science


Description (podcaster-provided):

Twice a week, the Guardian brings you the latest science and environment news


Themes and summary (AI-generated based on podcaster-provided show and episode descriptions):

➤ Science and environment news • Sexual diversity in nature • Nutrition and health • Climate change • AI and technology • Diseases and treatments • Genetics and biology • Psychological phenomena • Environmental concerns • New scientific research

"Science Weekly" is a podcast brought to you by the Guardian, providing twice-weekly explorations into the latest developments and intriguing questions in science and the environment. The podcast covers an extensive range of topics, reflecting a broad curiosity about the natural world, technological advancements, human health, and environmental challenges.

Listeners can expect in-depth discussions on a variety of scientific phenomena, from the sexual behaviors observed across animal species to the intricacies of blood glucose monitoring and its implications for personalized nutrition. The podcast frequently addresses pressing environmental issues such as the ongoing climate crisis, debates over sustainability measures like lab-grown meat, and the consequences of urban sinking due to both environmental and human factors.

Health-related topics form another significant component of the podcast's content. Episodes delve into the complexities of conditions like male fertility, urinary tract infections and their link to antibiotic resistance, and the rise of cancers in younger demographics. The podcast also explores issues in modern medicine and health technologies, including the promise of personalized cancer vaccines and the enigmatic Epstein-Barr virus.

Political and societal themes are woven into the episodes as well, examining the surprising psychology behind extremism, the environmental promises of political parties, and legal rights for nature. The intersections of science and culture are highlighted through discussions on the ethical considerations around AI, the peculiarities of hypermobility, and the social dynamics of birth order.

With contributions from specialists including scientists, academic researchers, and seasoned journalists, the podcast offers an engaging mix of storytelling, expert insights, and critical analysis. Each episode serves as a deep dive into contemporary science topics, aimed at informing and challenging listeners with diverse, thought-provoking content.


Episodes:
Is there any point in taking multivitamins?
2024-Jul-18
15 minutes
Can the climate survive AI’s thirst for energy?
2024-Jul-16
18 minutes
‘Lesbian’ seagulls and ‘gay’ rams: the endless sexual diversity of nature
2024-Jul-11
18 minutes
ZOE and personalised nutrition: does the evidence on glucose tracking add up?
2024-Jul-09
29 minutes
‘Spermageddon’: is male fertility really in crisis?
2024-Jul-04
16 minutes
Caroline Lucas on climate, culture wars, and 14 years as the only Green MP
2024-Jul-02
18 minutes
The surprising psychology behind extremism, and how politics is driving it
2024-Jun-27
17 minutes
The infection that affects half of women and its link to antibiotic resistance
2024-Jun-25
16 minutes
A black hole awakens and why some people avoid Covid: the week in science
2024-Jun-20
19 minutes
What are the main UK parties promising on climate and is it enough?
2024-Jun-18
20 minutes
Are cold and wet UK summers here to stay?
2024-Jun-13
15 minutes
Slaughter-free sausages: is lab-grown meat the future?
2024-Jun-11
14 minutes
Golden rice: why has it been banned and what happens now?
2024-Jun-06
15 minutes
Botanist Robin Wall Kimmerer: ‘The clock is ticking but the world will teach us what we need to do’
2024-Jun-04
20 minutes
Election risks, safety summits and Scarlett Johansson: the week in AI
2024-May-30
18 minutes
Concrete without CO2: can our biggest building material go green?
2024-May-28
14 minutes
Why is air turbulence getting worse?
2024-May-23
13 minutes
In their prime: how trillions of cicadas pop up right on time
2024-May-21
16 minutes
AI, algorithms and apps: can dating be boiled down to a science?
2024-May-16
16 minutes
Backstabbing, bluffing and playing dead: has AI learned to deceive?
2024-May-14
15 minutes
How much protein is too much?
2024-May-09
15 minutes
Why are the world’s cities sinking?
2024-May-07
16 minutes
The extraordinary promise of personalised cancer vaccines
2024-May-02
13 minutes
The stream of plastic pollution: could a global treaty help us turn off the tap?
2024-Apr-30
15 minutes
From birds, to cattle, to … us? Could bird flu be the next pandemic?
2024-Apr-25
15 minutes
Hardwired to eat: what can our dogs teach us about obesity?
2024-Apr-23
20 minutes
Who really wins if the Enhanced Games go ahead?
2024-Apr-18
16 minutes
Soundscape ecology: a window into a disappearing world
2024-Apr-16
16 minutes
The senior Swiss women who went to court over climate change, and won
2024-Apr-11
15 minutes
Remembering physicist Peter Higgs
2024-Apr-10
17 minutes
Horny tortoises and solar mysteries: what scientists can learn from a total eclipse
2024-Apr-09
17 minutes
The science of ‘weird shit’: why we believe in fate, ghosts and conspiracy theories
2024-Apr-04
18 minutes
Hypermobility: a blessing or a curse?
2024-Apr-02
15 minutes
The virus that infects almost everyone, and its link to cancer and MS
2024-Mar-28
15 minutes
What could a severe solar storm do to Earth, and are we prepared?
2024-Mar-26
14 minutes
Havana syndrome: will we ever understand what happened?
2024-Mar-21
16 minutes
Should forests have rights?
2024-Mar-19
16 minutes
A waterworld with a boiling ocean and the end of dark matter? The week in science
2024-Mar-14
19 minutes
Why do we lose our hair as we age, and what can we do about it? – podcast
2024-Mar-12
17 minutes
What’s behind the rapid rise of cancer in the under-50s?
2024-Mar-07
14 minutes
Classic older child? What the science says about birth order and personality
2024-Mar-05
16 minutes
The Guardian’s new podcast series about AI: Black Box – prologue
2024-Mar-02
14 minutes
The debilitating impact of tinnitus, and how a new app could help
2024-Feb-29
19 minutes
How green are electric cars?
2024-Feb-27
16 minutes
Mistakes, fakes, and a giant rat penis: why are so many science papers being retracted?
2024-Feb-22
19 minutes
Nitazenes and xylazine: what’s behind the rise of dangerous synthetic drugs?
2024-Feb-20
16 minutes
What apes can tell us about the origins of teasing
2024-Feb-15
14 minutes
Retinol, acids and serums for kids? A dermatologist’s guide to age appropriate skincare
2024-Feb-13
14 minutes
Why are we still waiting for a male contraceptive pill?
2024-Feb-08
16 minutes
What happens now bird flu has reached the Antarctic?
2024-Feb-06
13 minutes
A fasting prime minister and a mind-reading billionaire: the week in science
2024-Feb-01
16 minutes
Secrets of the microbiome: the skin
2024-Jan-30
15 minutes
Secrets of the microbiome: the vagina
2024-Jan-25
15 minutes
Secrets of the microbiome: the gut
2024-Jan-23
21 minutes
How to stop doomscrolling and reclaim your brain
2024-Jan-18
16 minutes
Is guilt-free flying on the horizon?
2024-Jan-16
17 minutes
Our science predictions for 2024
2024-Jan-11
16 minutes
What the science says about how to get active (and make it stick)
2024-Jan-09
16 minutes
Revisited: Weight of the world, the climate scientists who hold out hope
2024-Jan-04
34 minutes
Weight of the world revisited: the climate scientists who copped it
2024-Jan-03
42 minutes
Revisited: Weight of the world – the climate scientists who saw the crisis coming
2024-Jan-02
35 minutes
Best of 2023, Killing the Skydancer: episode three, An Open Secret
2023-Dec-28
27 minutes
Best of 2023, Killing the Skydancer: episode two, The Perfect Crime
2023-Dec-27
27 minutes
Best of 2023: Killing the Skydancer episode one, Susie’s chicks
2023-Dec-26
22 minutes
All the buzz and no hangover? The next generation of alcohol-free drinks
2023-Dec-21
19 minutes
Can machines ever be like us? Prof Michael Wooldridge on the future of AI
2023-Dec-19
19 minutes
Cop28: what just happened?
2023-Dec-13
13 minutes
The incredible world of animal perception, and what it can teach us
2023-Dec-12
18 minutes
All the drama from the first week of Cop28
2023-Dec-07
16 minutes
Why are we still struggling to get contraception right?
2023-Dec-05
16 minutes
Everything you need to know about Cop28 as the summit begins
2023-Nov-30
16 minutes
Weight of the world – the climate scientists who saw the crisis coming
2023-Nov-28
36 minutes
What have we learned from the James Webb space telescope so far?
2023-Nov-23
15 minutes
Superyachts and private jets: the carbon impact of the ‘polluter elite’
2023-Nov-21
18 minutes
The mysteries of volcanoes: what’s going on beneath the ground in Iceland?
2023-Nov-16
18 minutes
CBD: what’s the science behind the wellness trend?
2023-Nov-14
14 minutes
Why is the Amazon rainforest drying up?
2023-Nov-09
16 minutes
Understanding the science of addiction
2023-Nov-07
16 minutes
Nuclear fusion, new drugs, better batteries: how AI will transform science
2023-Nov-02
18 minutes
What could near-death experiences teach us about life, death and consciousness?
2023-Oct-31
16 minutes
Black holes, but backwards: unlocking the mysteries of white holes
2023-Oct-26
21 minutes
‘We’ve lost control’: what happens when the west Antarctic ice sheet melts?
2023-Oct-24
15 minutes
Could AI help diagnose schizophrenia?
2023-Oct-19
15 minutes
Scarier than lions: how fear of ‘super predator’ humans is shaping the animal kingdom
2023-Oct-17
15 minutes
Inside the UK’s first gaming disorder clinic
2023-Oct-12
20 minutes
What’s really going on with Paris’s bedbug crisis?
2023-Oct-10
19 minutes
All the news and science from the Nobel Prizes
2023-Oct-05
20 minutes
Everything you need to know about the menopause
2023-Oct-03
20 minutes
Could we end migraines for good?
2023-Sep-28
16 minutes
Deja vu’s lesser-known opposite: why do we experience jamais vu?
2023-Sep-26
15 minutes
The mystery of Europe’s heat death hotspot
2023-Sep-21
15 minutes
Will our bees survive the Asian hornet invasion?
2023-Sep-19
17 minutes
Should American bully XLs be banned?
2023-Sep-14
19 minutes
Teen mental health and social media: what does the evidence tell us?
2023-Sep-12
19 minutes
First African climate summit: can development and climate action coexist?
2023-Sep-07
19 minutes
Everything you need to know about the new Covid variant
2023-Sep-05
15 minutes
Why are scientists so excited about the vagus nerve? – podcast
2023-Aug-31
12 minutes
Iris scans: proof of our humanity in an AI future, or marketing gimmick?
2023-Aug-29
17 minutes
The Y chromosome has finally been sequenced: here’s why it matters
2023-Aug-24
17 minutes
Apple cider vinegar gummies: what’s the science behind the weight loss trend?
2023-Aug-22
15 minutes
Killing the Skydancer: episode three, An Open Secret
2023-Aug-17
26 minutes
Killing the Skydancer: episode two, The Perfect Crime
2023-Aug-16
26 minutes
Killing the Skydancer: episode one, Susie’s Chicks
2023-Aug-15
21 minutes
Summer picks: are we any closer to understanding long Covid?
2023-Aug-10
17 minutes
Summer picks: should we ban artificial grass?
2023-Aug-08
15 minutes
Summer picks: could the multiverse be real?
2023-Aug-03
18 minutes
Summer picks: what’s the reality behind the ‘Love Island smile’?
2023-Aug-01
12 minutes
Canadian lake could mark the start of new geological epoch
2023-Jul-27
15 minutes
What can doppelgangers tell us about nature v nurture?
2023-Jul-25
14 minutes
Extreme heat: what does it do to us and how can we adapt?
2023-Jul-20
22 minutes
What’s at stake if we mine the deep sea?
2023-Jul-18
18 minutes
Has a 25-year-old bet taken us a step closer to understanding consciousness?
2023-Jul-13
14 minutes
The awe-inspiring intelligence of octopuses
2023-Jul-11
18 minutes
Why inflammation matters, and what we can do to fight it
2023-Jul-06
19 minutes
Why are windfarms turning record profits for the crown estate?
2023-Jul-04
16 minutes
Euclid: will the mission uncover the secrets of dark matter and dark energy?
2023-Jun-29
18 minutes
Why are orcas attacking boats and is the behaviour spreading?
2023-Jun-27
18 minutes
Synthetic human embryos: can the law keep pace with the science?
2023-Jun-22
16 minutes
Cybercrime: what does psychology have to do with phishing?
2023-Jun-20
18 minutes
Will new treatments change the way we view cancer for good?
2023-Jun-15
16 minutes
Kakhovka dam destruction: why is Ukraine calling it ‘ecocide’?
2023-Jun-13
16 minutes
Why is Nasa looking into UFOs and what has it found so far?
2023-Jun-08
17 minutes
‘It’s taught me everything about living’: Rachel Clarke on delivering palliative care from the NHS to Ukraine
2023-Jun-06
24 minutes
Why are food allergies on the rise and is a cure on the horizon?
2023-Jun-01
16 minutes
Six months to Cop28: will the most vital summit yet make meaningful progress?
2023-May-30
15 minutes
Japanese knotweed: why is it so damaging and can it be stopped?
2023-May-25
18 minutes
What will we eat in a post-1.5C world?
2023-May-23
23 minutes
Menopause: could a new brain-based treatment cure hot flushes?
2023-May-18
15 minutes
Is it the beginning of the end for scientific publishing?
2023-May-16
17 minutes
First UK baby born with DNA from three people: what happens next?
2023-May-11
15 minutes
Will psychedelic drugs transform mental health treatment?
2023-May-09
16 minutes
How AI is making non-invasive mind reading a reality
2023-May-04
17 minutes
Can cities help us fight climate change?
2023-May-02
19 minutes
Europe’s ‘carbon bomb’ petrochemical plant: can it be stopped?
2023-Apr-27
13 minutes
Why are black women four times more likely to die from childbirth?
2023-Apr-25
16 minutes
How did ultra-processed foods take over, and what are they doing to us?
2023-Apr-20
18 minutes
Could virtual reality gaming help people overcome anxiety?
2023-Apr-18
12 minutes
Juice Mission: why has the search for alien life moved to Jupiter’s moons?
2023-Apr-13
13 minutes
Should we ban artificial grass?
2023-Apr-11
14 minutes
What’s feeding the 5,000-mile blob of seaweed growing in the Atlantic?
2023-Apr-05
16 minutes
Why does the UK government want to ban laughing gas?
2023-Apr-04
14 minutes
Glass beads full of water on the moon: what does the discovery mean for space exploration?
2023-Mar-30
15 minutes
Could faecal transplants be the next frontier in health?
2023-Mar-28
16 minutes
Three years on: are we any closer to understanding long Covid?
2023-Mar-23
17 minutes
Willow Project: what could the ‘carbon bomb’ mean for the environment?
2023-Mar-21
16 minutes
How will gene editing change medicine and who will benefit?
2023-Mar-16
16 minutes
The Last of Us: could the next pandemic be fungal?
2023-Mar-14
14 minutes
Everything Everywhere All at Once: could the multiverse be real?
2023-Mar-09
18 minutes
Matt Hancock’s messages: how scientifically literate should our politicians be?
2023-Mar-07
12 minutes
What should we do about the rise in children vaping?
2023-Mar-02
15 minutes
What are ‘forever chemicals’ and why are they causing alarm?
2023-Feb-28
14 minutes
15-minute cities: mundane planning concept or global conspiracy?
2023-Feb-23
15 minutes
Are weight loss injections the solution to the obesity crisis?
2023-Feb-21
13 minutes
Online misogyny: what impact is it having on children?
2023-Feb-16
14 minutes
Antibiotic resistance: where do we go next?
2023-Feb-14
13 minutes
What can we really learn from home blood testing kits?
2023-Feb-09
16 minutes
How has the Russia-Ukraine war disrupted science?
2023-Feb-07
13 minutes
Can we restore England’s lost wildlife?
2023-Feb-02
14 minutes
How to spot the exotic green comet (and what might get in the way)
2023-Jan-31
12 minutes
How will ChatGPT transform creative work?
2023-Jan-26
15 minutes
Overcoming burnout: a psychologist’s guide
2023-Jan-24
13 minutes
Could the return of El Niño in 2023 take us above 1.5C of warming?
2023-Jan-19
12 minutes
What’s the reality behind the ‘Love Island smile’?
2023-Jan-17
11 minutes
How did we save the ozone layer?
2023-Jan-12
15 minutes
Our science predictions for 2023
2023-Jan-10
15 minutes
Best of 2022: James Webb space telescope – thousands of galaxies in a grain of sand
2023-Jan-05
15 minutes
Best of 2022: Why aren’t women being diagnosed with ADHD?
2023-Jan-03
15 minutes
Are we finally nearing a treatment for Alzheimer’s?
2022-Dec-29
14 minutes
Exploded heads and missing fingers: Dame Sue Black on her most memorable cases
2022-Dec-27
18 minutes
The science of how to give better gifts
2022-Dec-22
13 minutes
What does Cop15’s buzzword ‘nature positive’ mean?
2022-Dec-20
14 minutes
‘Nothing is impossible’: the major breakthrough in nuclear fusion
2022-Dec-15
14 minutes
Will Cop15 tackle the growing problem of invasive species?
2022-Dec-13
14 minutes
‘The biggest meeting for humanity’: Why Cop15 has to succeed
2022-Dec-07
13 minutes
Why are children in the UK at risk of serious strep A infections?
2022-Dec-06
16 minutes
‘A possible extinction event’: the UK’s worst bird flu outbreak
2022-Dec-01
15 minutes
What are leap seconds, and why have we scrapped them?
2022-Nov-29
11 minutes
How should we prepare for an ageing global population?
2022-Nov-24
13 minutes
Will the Qatar World Cup really be carbon neutral?
2022-Nov-22
15 minutes
Cop27: where do climate scientists find hope?
2022-Nov-17
15 minutes
Cop27: has there been any progress in Sharm el-Sheikh?
2022-Nov-15
16 minutes
Cop27: Is it time to rethink endless economic growth?
2022-Nov-09
14 minutes
Cop27: Who are the real climate leaders?
2022-Nov-08
17 minutes
Cop27: a chance for change – or more of the same?
2022-Nov-03
14 minutes
Could a prescription of surfing help with depression?
2022-Nov-01
14 minutes
Stories from a medieval graveyard: worms, wounds, and wonky toes
2022-Oct-27
16 minutes
Is it ethical to put human brain cells in a rat?
2022-Oct-25
13 minutes
Can rituals help with our grief for the natural world?
2022-Oct-20
14 minutes
How a scientific scandal could force sport to rethink concussion
2022-Oct-18
14 minutes
Could moth larvae be the answer to our plastic problem?
2022-Oct-13
12 minutes
Why does Elon Musk want to buy Twitter?
2022-Oct-11
12 minutes
Why is the government in Iran shutting down the internet?
2022-Oct-06
15 minutes
Covid-19: is there a ‘twindemic’ coming?
2022-Oct-04
11 minutes
Why did Nasa smash its spacecraft into an asteroid?
2022-Sep-29
14 minutes
How a man and his dogs discovered the cause of narcolepsy
2022-Sep-27
17 minutes
Why is the NHS in crisis, and can it be fixed?
2022-Sep-22
16 minutes
How will Jacob Rees-Mogg tackle the energy and climate crises?
2022-Sep-20
17 minutes
How air pollution is changing our view of cancer
2022-Sep-15
11 minutes
Why do we grieve the death of public figures?
2022-Sep-13
11 minutes
Could a new vaccine tackle rising rates of Lyme disease?
2022-Sep-08
16 minutes
What could go wrong at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant?
2022-Sep-06
13 minutes
100 days until Cop15: what next to save nature?
2022-Sep-01
13 minutes
What is raw sewage doing to the UK’s rivers and seas?
2022-Aug-30
12 minutes
What’s going on with UK teenagers’ mental health?
2022-Aug-25
16 minutes
How did mammals come to rule the world?
2022-Aug-23
14 minutes
From the archive: Will Silicon Valley help us live to 200 and beyond? – podcast
2022-Aug-18
12 minutes
From the archive: What are the hidden costs of our obsession with fish oil pills?
2022-Aug-16
16 minutes
From the archive: Are western lifestyles causing a rise in autoimmune diseases?
2022-Aug-11
11 minutes
From the archive: Why are climate and conservation scientists taking to the streets?
2022-Aug-09
15 minutes
James Lovelock and the legacy of his Gaia hypothesis
2022-Aug-04
16 minutes
Is it time for a complete overhaul of car wreck rescue techniques?
2022-Aug-02
11 minutes
Which Tory leadership candidate is the ‘greenest’?
2022-Jul-28
12 minutes
Learning how to cope with ‘climate doom’
2022-Jul-26
14 minutes
Have Biden’s climate pledges just been killed off?
2022-Jul-21
12 minutes
‘Falling from the sky in distress’: the deadly bird flu outbreak sweeping the world
2022-Jul-19
14 minutes
James Webb space telescope: thousands of galaxies in a grain of sand
2022-Jul-14
14 minutes
Why have Australian honeybees been put into lockdown? Podcast
2022-Jul-12
13 minutes
Roe v Wade: why vasectomies are no answer to abortion restrictions
2022-Jul-07
16 minutes
New Covid wave: Is this what ‘living with covid’ looks like?
2022-Jul-05
13 minutes
Is polio in our sewage as worrying as it sounds?
2022-Jun-30
11 minutes
Shitcoins: are pointless cryptocurrencies a scam or a gamble?
2022-Jun-28
16 minutes
Rewilding with wolves: can they help rebuild ecosystems?
2022-Jun-23
12 minutes
Seagrass meadows: can we rewild one of the world’s best carbon sinks?
2022-Jun-21
16 minutes
How Google’s chatbot works – and why it isn’t sentient
2022-Jun-16
11 minutes
How much does smoking damage our mental health?
2022-Jun-14
12 minutes
Why would Boris Johnson want to bring back imperial units?
2022-Jun-09
15 minutes
Is pollution making us fat?
2022-Jun-07
12 minutes
The hidden science of bisexuality with Julia Shaw
2022-Jun-02
19 minutes
Why are there so few drugs you can take during pregnancy?
2022-May-31
12 minutes
What should we do about monkeypox?
2022-May-26
13 minutes
What will the cost of living crisis do to our health?
2022-May-24
14 minutes
The destruction of Gran Chaco, forgotten sister of the Amazon rainforest
2022-May-19
12 minutes
Is the world keeping Cop26’s climate promises?
2022-May-17
13 minutes
Why aren’t women getting diagnosed with ADHD?
2022-May-12
15 minutes
‘It’s a hellfire!’: how are India and Pakistan coping with extreme heat?
2022-May-10
11 minutes
Why is the UK suffering HRT shortages?
2022-May-05
10 minutes
Will the Large Hadron Collider find a new fifth force of nature?
2022-May-03
15 minutes
What’s behind the mysterious global rise in childhood hepatitis?
2022-Apr-28
10 minutes
Preventable author Devi Sridhar on how she handles Covid trolls
2022-Apr-26
14 minutes
Space junk – how should we clean up our act?
2022-Apr-21
13 minutes
Manifestation: why the pandemic had many of us seeing ghosts - Science Weekly podcast
2022-Apr-19
13 minutes
Does China need to rethink its zero-Covid policy?
2022-Apr-14
12 minutes
Why are climate and conservation scientists taking to the streets?
2022-Apr-12
14 minutes
Why has the UK (finally) expanded its Covid symptoms list?
2022-Apr-07
12 minutes
Why is England keeping the abortion ‘pills by post’ scheme?
2022-Apr-05
14 minutes
Can the science of PTSD help soldiers in Ukraine?
2022-Mar-31
11 minutes
COP15: is 2022 the year we save biodiversity?
2022-Mar-29
14 minutes
Two years on, what have we learned about lockdowns?
2022-Mar-24
12 minutes
As the energy crisis bites, could fracking ever actually work?
2022-Mar-22
14 minutes
Covid cases are rising again – how worried should we be?
2022-Mar-17
11 minutes
10% of the world’s wheat comes from Ukraine - will war change that?
2022-Mar-15
11 minutes
How come some people haven’t had Covid yet?
2022-Mar-10
13 minutes
Is Russia losing the information war?
2022-Mar-08
13 minutes
What have fossil fuels got to do with the invasion of Ukraine?
2022-Mar-03
14 minutes
Act now: understanding the latest warnings in the IPCC report
2022-Mar-01
15 minutes
Covid-19: what’s the evidence for vaccinating kids?
2022-Feb-24
13 minutes
Will storms like Eunice become the norm?
2022-Feb-22
14 minutes
Will Silicon Valley help us live to 200 and beyond?
2022-Feb-17
12 minutes
What will ‘living with Covid’ actually mean?
2022-Feb-15
13 minutes
Why does Elon Musk want to read your mind?
2022-Feb-10
14 minutes
How worried should we be about the new Omicron subvariant?
2022-Feb-08
10 minutes
Weekend: episode one of a new podcast
2022-Feb-05
48 minutes
Are we getting any closer to understanding long Covid?
2022-Feb-03
13 minutes
Alternative menopause treatments: empowering or exploitative?
2022-Feb-01
14 minutes
What are the hidden costs of our obsession with fish oil supplements?
2022-Jan-27
16 minutes
Are animals the future of human organ transplantation?
2022-Jan-25
12 minutes
Are western lifestyles causing a rise in autoimmune diseases?
2022-Jan-20
11 minutes
Covid-19: the Omicron wave is slowing - what lies on the other side?
2022-Jan-18
10 minutes
Why Theranos’s blood-testing claims were always too good to be true
2022-Jan-13
15 minutes
Is the world’s most important glacier on the brink of collapse?
2022-Jan-11
11 minutes
Why are so many people getting re-infected with Covid-19?
2022-Jan-06
13 minutes
Why is it so hard to lose that festive weight – and keep it off? – podcast
2022-Jan-04
12 minutes
From the archive: Carlo Rovelli on how to understand the quantum world (part two)
2021-Dec-30
22 minutes
From the archive: Carlo Rovelli on the weirdness of quantum mechanics (part one)
2021-Dec-28
23 minutes
Covid-19: what will Omicron mean for 2022? podcast
2021-Dec-23
15 minutes
Environment stories you might have missed in 2021
2021-Dec-21
18 minutes
The climate crisis and devastating drought in eastern Africa
2021-Dec-16
14 minutes
Covid-19: Will boosters be enough to slow down Omicron?
2021-Dec-14
13 minutes
Nasa’s new space telescope and its search for extraterrestrial life
2021-Dec-09
11 minutes
Covid-19: How fast is the Omicron variant spreading? podcast
2021-Dec-07
10 minutes
Is TikTok giving people Tourette’s Syndrome?
2021-Dec-02
12 minutes
Covid-19: how worried should we be about Omicron?
2021-Nov-30
13 minutes
Do lobsters have feelings? – podcast
2021-Nov-25
10 minutes
Astronaut Chris Hadfield on life in space
2021-Nov-23
14 minutes
Inside Delhi’s air pollution crisis
2021-Nov-18
11 minutes
Why does Covid-19 make things smell disgusting?
2021-Nov-16
11 minutes
Cop26: the final day – have we made any progress on saving the planet?
2021-Nov-12
16 minutes
Cop26: can gas guzzling go green?
2021-Nov-11
14 minutes
Cop26: what do scientists think about the progress in Glasgow?
2021-Nov-10
15 minutes
Cop26: solutions from the frontline
2021-Nov-09
14 minutes
Cop26: can our seas save us?
2021-Nov-08
12 minutes
Cop26: are we finally saying goodbye to coal?
2021-Nov-05
14 minutes
Cop26: can capitalism actually go green?
2021-Nov-04
13 minutes
Cop26: have we just saved our forests?
2021-Nov-03
14 minutes
Cop26 – the world leaders arrive
2021-Nov-02
11 minutes
Cop26: it’s finally here
2021-Nov-01
13 minutes
Daylight saving time could be bad for our health – should we get rid of it?
2021-Oct-28
12 minutes
Covid-19: with cases on the rise, will ‘plan B’ be enough in England?
2021-Oct-26
11 minutes
Who are Insulate Britain and what do they want?
2021-Oct-21
11 minutes
Covid-19: how 43,000 false negative tests were uncovered as wrong
2021-Oct-19
12 minutes