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Podcast Profile: New Scientist Podcasts

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313 episodes
2020 to 2024
Median: 27 minutes
Collection: Science


Description (podcaster-provided):

Podcasts for the insatiably curious by the world’s most popular weekly science magazine. Everything from the latest science and technology news to the big-picture questions about life, the universe and what it means to be human.
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Themes and summary (AI-generated based on podcaster-provided show and episode descriptions):

➤ Science news • Technology innovations • Astronomy • Environment • AI developments • Health research • Historical and cultural insights • Animal behavior • Space exploration • Genetic and medical breakthroughs

This podcast, titled "New Scientist Podcasts," delves into the vast and intricate world of science and technology, bringing listeners a wide array of topics that pique the curiosity of anyone fascinated by the advancements and mysteries of our universe. Brought to you by the prolific team at the New Scientist, the episodes cover everything from groundbreaking scientific discoveries to complex theoretical questions.

Recurring themes in the podcast include discussions on ground-breaking research and technological innovations, such as novel gene editing techniques, advances in quantum communication, and cutting-edge AI applications. The hosts frequently explore awe-inspiring subjects like the quest for understanding the origin of life, space explorations, and the potential revival of extinct species through genetic advancements.

The podcast does not shy away from addressing the practical implications of scientific discoveries on contemporary issues. For instance, several episodes tackle climate change, examining sustainable practices, environmental impact, and new methods of energy production. Other episodes delve into health-related topics, such as the impacts of pandemics, new medical treatments, and the physiological mechanisms behind diseases.

Listeners can also expect to encounter intriguing discussions about the cosmos, including the behavior of black holes, the possibilities of extraterrestrial life, and the challenges of space travel. Further enriching the content are the diverse explorations of animal behavior, exemplified through studies on communication and the unique adaptability of various species.

Cultural and socio-political dimensions of science are also examined, with episodes highlighting how scientific misconceptions and technological biases affect society. The podcast features contributions from various experts who help distill complex scientific concepts for a broad audience, fostering a deeper understanding of how science influences and is influenced by the world around us.

In summary, "New Scientist Podcasts" offers a rich tapestry of scientific inquiry and technological exploration, making the complex world of science accessible and fascinating to its listeners.


Episodes:
Episode Image CultureLab: The incredible, intelligent abilities of plants with Zoë Schlanger
2024-Jul-15
36 minutes
Episode Image Weekly: Woolly mammoth jerky; Google simulates the origin of life; food without farming
2024-Jul-12
31 minutes
Episode Image Dead Planets Society: Putting Black Holes Inside Stuff
2024-Jul-08
24 minutes
Episode Image Weekly: World’s Oldest Ritual; Quantum Wi-Fi; Report from the Arctic
2024-Jul-05
33 minutes
Episode Image CultureLab: Sonifying Mars, symphonically, with David Ibbett
2024-Jul-01
37 minutes
Episode Image Weekly: Even more powerful gene editing than CRISPR; first moon samples from the far side; dangerous new mpox
2024-Jun-28
23 minutes
Episode Image Dead Planets Society: Bringing Back Geocentrism
2024-Jun-24
23 minutes
Episode Image Weekly: Why some people never get covid-19; Chimps using herbal medicines; Largest ever Maxwell’s demon
2024-Jun-21
24 minutes
Episode Image CultureLab: The catastrophic health consequences of racism with Layal Liverpool
2024-Jun-17
38 minutes
Episode Image Weekly: Elephants have names for each other; conspiracies and doppelgangers with Naomi Klein; an ancient galactic weather report
2024-Jun-14
36 minutes
Episode Image Dead Planets Society: How Many Moons Could Earth Have?
2024-Jun-10
26 minutes
Episode Image Weekly: Why we should drill a massive hole in the moon; banning fossil fuel advertising; how to stop being lonely
2024-Jun-07
28 minutes
Episode Image CultureLab: On the hunt for alien life with Lisa Kaltenegger
2024-Jun-03
41 minutes
Episode Image Weekly: Google’s AI search problem; time is a quantum illusion; can we stop ageing?
2024-May-31
33 minutes
Episode Image Dead Planets Society: Removing Mars’s Iron With a Magnet
2024-May-28
24 minutes
Episode Image Weekly: Record hurricane season approaches; uncovering the mysteries of a rare earth metal; how to fight in Bronze Age armour
2024-May-24
27 minutes
Episode Image CultureLab: Emily H. Wilson celebrates the expansive world of science fiction
2024-May-20
29 minutes
Episode Image Weekly: Hints of alien life in our galaxy; freezing human brains; solving a mystery of Egypt’s pyramids
2024-May-17
28 minutes
Episode Image Dead Planets Society: Giving the Milky Way More Arms
2024-May-14
34 minutes
Episode Image Weekly: Do sperm whales have an alphabet?; Why dark energy is so weird; US bird flu outbreak
2024-May-10
25 minutes
Episode Image CultureLab: Elizabeth Kolbert on what we’re missing in the fight against climate change
2024-May-07
32 minutes
Episode Image Weekly: Is climate change accelerating?; Anger vs heart health; New sensory organ
2024-May-03
29 minutes
Episode Image Dead Planets Society: A Neverending Solar Eclipse
2024-Apr-29
23 minutes
Episode Image Weekly: What India elections mean for climate change; why animals talk; “tree of life” for plants
2024-Apr-26
33 minutes
Episode Image CultureLab: Meredith Broussard on trusting artificial intelligence
2024-Apr-22
28 minutes
Episode Image Weekly: Carbon storage targets ‘wildly unrealistic’; world’s biggest brain-inspired computer; do birds dream?
2024-Apr-19
33 minutes
Episode Image Dead Planets Society: How to Destroy A Black Hole
2024-Apr-15
24 minutes
Episode Image Weekly: The multiverse just got bigger; saving the white rhino; musical mushrooms
2024-Apr-12
29 minutes
Episode Image CultureLab: Jen Gunter on the taboo science of menstruation
2024-Apr-08
39 minutes
Episode Image Weekly: Miniature livers made from lymph nodes in groundbreaking medical procedure
2024-Apr-05
30 minutes
Episode Image Escape Pod: #8 Escape from predators and escape from the planet
2024-Apr-01
18 minutes
Episode Image Weekly: Immune system treatment makes old mice seem young again; new black hole image; unexploded bombs are becoming more dangerous
2024-Mar-29
26 minutes
Episode Image CultureLab: Stranded on a fantastical planet: The strange creatures of Scavengers Reign
2024-Mar-26
33 minutes
Episode Image Weekly: How declining birth rates could shake up society; Humanoid robots; Top prize in mathematics
2024-Mar-22
27 minutes
Episode Image Escape Pod: #7 Speed: From the quickest animal in the world to the fastest supercomputer
2024-Mar-19
16 minutes
Episode Image Weekly: Gaza’s impending long-term health crisis
2024-Mar-15
26 minutes
Episode Image CultureLab: Rebecca Boyle on how the moon transformed Earth and made us who we are
2024-Mar-12
35 minutes
Episode Image Weekly: Woolly mammoth breakthrough?; The Anthropocene rejected; Bumblebee culture
2024-Mar-08
27 minutes
Episode Image Escape Pod: #6 All About Warmth: Emotional, Physiological and Geological
2024-Mar-05
16 minutes
Episode Image Weekly: Is personalised medicine overhyped?; Pythagoras was wrong about music; How your brain sees nothing
2024-Mar-01
26 minutes
Episode Image CultureLab: What would life on Mars be like? The science behind TV series For All Mankind
2024-Feb-27
45 minutes
Episode Image Weekly: ADHD helps foraging?; the rise of AI “deepfakes”; ignored ovary appendage
2024-Feb-23
24 minutes
Episode Image Escape Pod #5 Sound: Prepare to feel relaxed, tingly and amazed, in the space of 20 minutes
2024-Feb-21
17 minutes
Episode Image Weekly: Reversing blindness; power beamed from space; animal love languages
2024-Feb-16
23 minutes
Episode Image CultureLab: Where billionaires rule the apocalypse: Naomi Alderman’s ‘The Future’
2024-Feb-13
20 minutes
Episode Image Weekly: Record-breaking fusion experiments inch the world closer to new source of clean energy
2024-Feb-09
23 minutes
Episode Image Escape Pod: #4 Mass: from lightest creates on earth, to the heaviest things in the cosmos
2024-Feb-06
17 minutes
Episode Image Weekly: Alzheimer’s from contaminated injections; Musk's Neuralink begins human trials; longest living dogs
2024-Feb-02
21 minutes
Episode Image CultureLab: Earth’s Last Great Wild Areas – Simon Reeve on BBC series ‘Wilderness’
2024-Jan-30
26 minutes
Episode Image Weekly: Why AI won’t take your job just yet; how sound helps fungi grow faster; chickpeas grown in moon dust for first time
2024-Jan-26
23 minutes
Episode Image Escape Pod: #3 Music: the jazz swing of birdsong and the sonification of the orbits of planets
2024-Jan-23
16 minutes
Episode Image Weekly: Cloned rhesus monkey lives to adulthood for first time; fermented foods carry antibiotic resistant bugs; an impossible cosmic object
2024-Jan-19
23 minutes
Episode Image CultureLab: Breaking space records, human bowling and a trip to the Moon with astronaut Christina Koch
2024-Jan-16
22 minutes
Episode Image Weekly: Brain regions shrink during pregnancy; oldest and largest Amazon cities discovered; corals that change their sex like clockwork
2024-Jan-12
22 minutes
Episode Image Escape Pod: #2 Alliances in matters biological, mathematical and atomical
2024-Jan-09
17 minutes
Episode Image Weekly: What’s next for science in 2024? A year of moons; weight-loss drugs; and a massive new supercomputer for Europe
2024-Jan-05
30 minutes
Episode Image Escape Pod: #1 Understanding the self-awareness of dolphins
2024-Jan-02
21 minutes
Episode Image Best of 2023, part 2: India lands on the moon; the orca uprising; birds make use of anti-bird spikes
2023-Dec-29
27 minutes
Episode Image CultureLab: The best books of 2023, from joyful escapism to sobering reads
2023-Dec-26
28 minutes
Episode Image Best of 2023, part 1: Euclid telescope’s big year; AI is everywhere (for better and worse); why doctors searched their poo for tiny toys
2023-Dec-22
27 minutes
Episode Image CultureLab: A duet between music and the natural world with Erland Cooper’s playful compositions
2023-Dec-19
37 minutes
Episode Image Science of cannabis: #3 The weed of the future
2023-Dec-17
23 minutes
Episode Image Weekly: New climate deal at COP28; AI mathematician; a problem with the universe
2023-Dec-15
24 minutes
Episode Image CultureLab: The Royal Flying Doctors - Saving lives in the Australian outback
2023-Dec-12
15 minutes
Episode Image Science of cannabis: #2 The anatomy of a high
2023-Dec-10
24 minutes
Episode Image Weekly: IBM’s powerful new quantum computers; climate wins and flops at COP28; our sweet partnership with honeyguide birds
2023-Dec-08
26 minutes
Episode Image CultureLab: Teaching science through cooking with Pia Sorenson’s real life ‘Lessons in Chemistry’
2023-Dec-05
24 minutes
Episode Image Weekly: Biggest climate summit since Paris; thanking dirt for all life on Earth; what if another star flew past our solar system?
2023-Dec-01
22 minutes
Episode Image Science of cannabis: #1 A long history and a seismic shift
2023-Nov-28
21 minutes
Episode Image Weekly: Salt glaciers could host life on Mercury; brain cells that tell us when to eat; powerful cosmic ray hits Earth
2023-Nov-24
24 minutes
Episode Image Dead Planets Society: #11 Cube Earth Part Two
2023-Nov-22
14 minutes
Episode Image Dead Planets Society: #10 Cube Earth Part One
2023-Nov-21
18 minutes
Episode Image Weekly: Saving the trees we already have; why US men are dying younger; soap bubble lasers (pew pew pew)
2023-Nov-17
28 minutes
Episode Image CultureLab: Orbital - A love letter to Earth from the International Space Station, with Samantha Harvey
2023-Nov-14
21 minutes
Episode Image Weekly: Spinal cord stimulation for Parkinson’s Disease; half-synthetic yeast; harvesting the ocean’s heat for energy
2023-Nov-10
26 minutes
Episode Image Dead Planets Society: #9 Unify the Asteroid Belt
2023-Nov-07
15 minutes
Episode Image Weekly: Do you really need 8 hours of sleep?; The ancient planet buried inside Earth; Starfish are just heads
2023-Nov-03
26 minutes
Episode Image CultureLab: Suzie Edge’s curious (and sometimes gruesome) history of famous body parts
2023-Oct-31
29 minutes
Episode Image Weekly: Security risks of ChatGPT; do other mammals go through the menopause?; record breaking quantum computer
2023-Oct-27
28 minutes
Episode Image Dead Planets Society: #8 The Worst of All Worlds
2023-Oct-23
24 minutes
Episode Image Weekly: Communicating with sleeping people; Massive marsquake; World’s smallest particle accelerator
2023-Oct-20
28 minutes
Episode Image CultureLab: Free will doesn’t exist? Robert Sapolsky’s vision to reshape society
2023-Oct-17
32 minutes
Episode Image Weekly: Most detailed map ever of the human brain; clash of the ice planets; are US spies weakening encryption for everyone?
2023-Oct-13
30 minutes
Episode Image Dead Planets Society: #7 Halve the Moon
2023-Oct-10
21 minutes
Episode Image Weekly: Big Nobels for tiny science; how Earth might make water on the Moon; the head-scratching mathematics behind your favourite puzzles
2023-Oct-06
34 minutes
Episode Image CultureLab: Surviving the climate crisis – Michael Mann’s hopeful lessons from Earth’s deep history
2023-Oct-02
26 minutes
Episode Image Weekly: Antimatter falls down; Virtual healthcare comes with a price; What’s causing Europe’s insect apocalypse?
2023-Sep-29
24 minutes
Episode Image Dead Planets Society: #6 Make Venus Earth Again
2023-Sep-25
20 minutes
Episode Image Weekly: First ever RNA from an extinct animal; big news about small solar system objects; “brainless” jellyfish can still learn
2023-Sep-22
25 minutes
Episode Image CultureLab: Real Life Supervillains - John Scalzi on the science of volcano lairs and sentient dolphin minions
2023-Sep-18
22 minutes
Episode Image Weekly: Science that makes you laugh (and think); black holes behaving badly; drumming cockatoos
2023-Sep-15
28 minutes
Episode Image Dead Planets Society: #5 The Return of Pluto
2023-Sep-11
21 minutes
Episode Image Weekly: New type of brain cell; Alaska’s first bridge over a moving glacier; quantum batteries that never age
2023-Sep-08
29 minutes
Episode Image CultureLab: The weird ways animals sense the world – Ed Yong on his book An Immense World
2023-Sep-05
34 minutes
Episode Image Weekly: Our ancestors nearly went extinct?; Why beer goggles aren’t real; Smelling ancient Egyptian perfume
2023-Sep-01
27 minutes
Episode Image Dead Planets Society #4: Asteroid Gong
2023-Aug-28
14 minutes
Episode Image Weekly: India lands on the moon; Placenta cells could heal the heart; Mind-altering drugs and binge drinking on the rise
2023-Aug-25
25 minutes
Episode Image CultureLab: Must watch science shows – the best TV of 2023
2023-Aug-22
28 minutes
Episode Image Weekly: Climate Special - an antidote for doom; plus the key ingredient for alien technology, and surprising revelations about an ancient tattooed mummy
2023-Aug-18
32 minutes
Episode Image Dead Planets Society #3: Gravitational Wave Apocalypse
2023-Aug-14
16 minutes
Episode Image Weekly: Ultra-processed foods not so bad?; Another milestone toward fusion power; Mapping the genes we know nothing about
2023-Aug-11
25 minutes
Episode Image CultureLab: Adventures of a prehistoric girl – Alice Roberts on her new book Wolf Road
2023-Aug-07
19 minutes
Episode Image Weekly: Surprise superconductor claims put to the test; Alzheimer’s test goes on sale; how NASA (briefly) lost Voyager 2
2023-Aug-04
32 minutes
Episode Image Dead Planets Society #2: Punch A Hole in a Planet
2023-Jul-31
21 minutes
Episode Image Weekly: Cheaper cures for many diseases; How to understand the superconductor ‘breakthrough’; Hear a star twinkle
2023-Jul-28
27 minutes
Episode Image CultureLab: Oppenheimer – The rise and fall of the “father of the atomic bomb”
2023-Jul-24
25 minutes
Episode Image Weekly: How to measure consciousness; Nature-made graphene; New sabretooth cats
2023-Jul-21
30 minutes
Episode Image Dead Planets Society #1: Kill The Sun
2023-Jul-17
19 minutes
Episode Image Weekly: JWST’s amazing year; Giant sloth jewellery; $1million mathematics prize
2023-Jul-14
29 minutes
Episode Image CultureLab: Earth’s Deep History: Chris Packham on the epic and tumultuous story of our planet
2023-Jul-11
19 minutes
Episode Image Weekly: Earth breaks heat records; Quantum LiDAR for self-driving cars; Cryptography in pre-Viking runic writing
2023-Jul-07
24 minutes
Episode Image Weekly: New era in gravitational astronomy; Upending stereotypes of women in hunter-gatherer societies; Orangutan beatboxing and human speech origins
2023-Jun-30
30 minutes
Episode Image Weekly: The truth behind the orca uprising; Earth enters uncharted territory; genetic treatments for unborn babies.
2023-Jun-22
29 minutes
Episode Image Weekly: Claims that secret alien technology is held in the US; link between gut bacteria and intelligence; the parasite that makes ants live longer
2023-Jun-15
22 minutes
Episode Image #199 Being Human: Lewis Dartnell on how our biology shapes our actions
2023-Jun-13
18 minutes
Episode Image #198 Giant: An opera about the legacy of the ‘Irish giant’ Charles Byrne and the surgeon John Hunter
2023-Jun-08
20 minutes
Episode Image #197 Ancient human Homo naledi had advanced culture; AI passes the world’s biggest Turing Test; climate change hits New York
2023-Jun-08
29 minutes
Episode Image #196 Animal Liberation Now: Peter Singer on eating and living ethically
2023-Jun-05
28 minutes
Episode Image #195 Breakthrough in suspended animation; treatment using stem cells from umbilical cord; moon dust threat
2023-Jun-01
23 minutes
Episode Image #194 Rewilding special: a night in the beaver pen at the rewilded Knepp Estate
2023-May-26
31 minutes
Episode Image #193 Drug that could cure obesity; world’s largest organism; octopus dreams; mood-enhancing non-alcoholic drink
2023-May-25
28 minutes
Episode Image #192 Life-extending mutation; Kangaroo poo transplant for cows; irregular sleep linked to increased risk of death
2023-May-18
18 minutes
Episode Image #191 Special episode: the most mind-bending concepts in science
2023-May-11
18 minutes
Episode Image #190 Problems for lab-grown meat; do we need vitamin D supplements?; waking the sleeping Arctic ocean; fish sing for Eurovision
2023-May-11
27 minutes
Episode Image #189 Spinal cord stimulation: bringing movement back to paralysed stroke survivors
2023-May-04
22 minutes
Episode Image #188 Consciousness measured at point of death; the lifeform with seven genomes; impact of Covid on the gut
2023-May-04
21 minutes
Episode Image #187 CultureLab: The Power of Trees with Peter Wohlleben
2023-Apr-28
13 minutes
Episode Image #186 Private space company crashes on the moon; hypnotherapy as anaesthetic; record-breaking ocean warming; Rosalind Franklin and DNA
2023-Apr-27
28 minutes
Episode Image #185 CultureLab: Cosmo Sheldrake on capturing the sounds of our oceans
2023-Apr-26
19 minutes
Episode Image #184 Dead Ringers TV review: Revolutionising the future of reproductive health
2023-Apr-23
13 minutes
Episode Image #183 How To Blow Up A Pipeline film review: Is it time for more radical climate activism?
2023-Apr-20
18 minutes
Episode Image #182 3D-printing inside living organisms; what ChatGPT means for human intelligence; why insects fly towards light; carbon storage in the oceans
2023-Apr-20
28 minutes
Episode Image #181 New York goes quantum; a tipping point in human culture; JUICE mission to Jupiter
2023-Apr-13
29 minutes
Episode Image #180 Maximum human lifespan; a twist on a classic physics experiment; saving the kākāpō
2023-Apr-06
21 minutes
Episode Image #179 Black holes older than time; nine animals to save the climate; the largest creature ever to walk the Earth
2023-Mar-30
31 minutes
Episode Image #178 Botox affects your understanding of emotions; GPT-4 exhibits human-level intelligence; IPCC climate change report 2023
2023-Mar-23
28 minutes
Episode Image #177 Field report from the High Arctic: polar bears and melting glaciers in Svalbard
2023-Mar-21
17 minutes
Episode Image #176 Human organoids are new AI frontier; Listening to the big bang through the cosmic microwave background
2023-Mar-16
28 minutes
Episode Image #175 Living Off-Earth: Ethical questions for living in outer space with Erika Nesvold
2023-Mar-15
25 minutes
Episode Image #174 Finding the universe’s missing matter; saving babies’ lives by sequencing their genomes; the earliest horse riders - the latest news in science
2023-Mar-09
26 minutes
Episode Image #173 Understanding chronic health conditions; Artificial sweetener linked to heart attacks; Re-thinking galaxies; UN geoengineering report
2023-Mar-02
28 minutes
Episode Image #172 Bio-electric special: how the electricity inside you shapes your body and your health
2023-Feb-28
17 minutes
Episode Image #171 Earth’s mysterious “dark biome” and the search for life on Mars; Quantum computers; Judge Dredd predicts the future - the latest news in science
2023-Feb-23
24 minutes
Episode Image #170 How Venice is confronting climate change and adapting to the rising seas
2023-Feb-20
22 minutes
Episode Image #169 Why the US is shooting down UFOs; the science behind period cravings; saving the UK’s rivers
2023-Feb-16
28 minutes
Episode Image #168 Polar Sounds: Rare underwater noises from the Arctic and Antarctic
2023-Feb-13
17 minutes
Episode Image #167 Bird flu in mammals, the cause of sunquakes, and the entropy of consciousness – the latest news in science
2023-Feb-09
19 minutes
Episode Image #166 Immune systems: Is yours weak or strong and how can you boost your immune system to fight disease?
2023-Feb-07
29 minutes
Episode Image #165 Water dowsing to detect leaks; Astroforge going asteroid mining; AI discovers new bacteria-killing proteins – the latest news in science
2023-Feb-02
24 minutes
Episode Image #164 The Last of Us: the science of a fungal zombie apocalypse
2023-Jan-30
18 minutes
Episode Image #163 Antidepressants; Exoplanets; California’s megadroughts – the latest news in science
2023-Jan-26
22 minutes
Episode Image #162 How to trigger positive tipping points to tackle climate change
2023-Jan-25
27 minutes
Episode Image #161 What they don’t tell you about the climate crisis with Assaad Razzouk
2023-Jan-23
19 minutes
Episode Image #160 Rejuvenation treatments; world to breach 1.5 degrees of global heating
2023-Jan-19
26 minutes
Episode Image #159 Aboriginal stories describe ancient climate change and sea level rise in Australia
2023-Jan-16
18 minutes
Episode Image #158 Exxon’s 1970s predictions for climate change were super accurate
2023-Jan-12
17 minutes
Episode Image #157 Computer lawyer takes first court case; brains speed up with age
2023-Jan-12
25 minutes
Episode Image #156: What you need to know in science and culture for 2023
2023-Jan-05
26 minutes
Episode Image #155: Our five favourite New Scientist long-reads from 2022
2022-Dec-25
26 minutes
Episode Image #154: News review 2022 - stand-out moments and funniest stories
2022-Dec-21
30 minutes
Episode Image #153: Fusion breakthrough; COP15 report; Shakespeare and climate change
2022-Dec-15
33 minutes
Episode Image #152 Ancient species of human could control fire; complete brain map of fly
2022-Dec-07
31 minutes
Episode Image #151 COP15: the meeting to save life on Earth; anti-ageing properties of urine
2022-Dec-01
25 minutes
Episode Image #150 Megadrought in the US; how to move an elephant
2022-Nov-24
26 minutes
Episode Image #149 COP27 treaty emerges; a method to discover wormholes
2022-Nov-17
31 minutes
Episode Image #148 Climate action from COP27; world population reaches 8 billion
2022-Nov-10
28 minutes
Episode Image #147 The oldest yew trees in Europe – and how to save them
2022-Nov-07
11 minutes
Episode Image #146 Accelerated end to fossil fuel; double discovery on Mars
2022-Nov-03
22 minutes
Episode Image #145 COP27 climate summit preview; unexpected animal sounds
2022-Oct-27
22 minutes
Episode Image #144 Geoengineering plan to slow the melt of arctic ice
2022-Oct-23
25 minutes
Episode Image #143 Bird flu sweeps UK; secrets of the Neanderthal family
2022-Oct-20
26 minutes
Episode Image #142: We need to talk about mental health and climate change
2022-Oct-17
17 minutes
Episode Image #141 Energy threat to international security; a new form of multiplication
2022-Oct-13
30 minutes
Episode Image #140 New Scientist Live Ask-us-Anything bonus episode
2022-Oct-11
21 minutes
Episode Image #139 Gas leak impact on climate change; a new way to explain life
2022-Oct-06
28 minutes
Episode Image #138 UK government’s attack on nature; when you can’t stop laughing
2022-Sep-29
23 minutes
Episode Image #137 How to turn the shipping industry green; Enceladus passes habitability test
2022-Sep-22
26 minutes
Episode Image #136 A step towards building artificial life; solar-powered slugs
2022-Sep-15
23 minutes
Episode Image #135 The Amazon passes a tipping point; a place to live only 100 light years away
2022-Sep-08
27 minutes
Episode Image #134 Artemis moon mission; decoding the dreams of mice
2022-Aug-31
25 minutes
Episode Image #133 A treatment for food allergies; predicting earthquakes
2022-Aug-24
26 minutes
Episode Image #132 Impact of drought; monkeys using sex toys
2022-Aug-17
28 minutes
Episode Image #131 Why thinking hard tires you out; game-changing US climate bill
2022-Aug-11
30 minutes
Episode Image #130 How to reverse death; Neil Gaiman on Sandman; AlphaFold and biology’s revolution; life in the multiverse with Laura Mersini-Houghton
2022-Aug-04
33 minutes
Episode Image #129 BlueDot special: Mysteries of the universe; stories of hope and joy; growing tiny human brains; solving global problems
2022-Jul-28
45 minutes
Episode Image #128 Extreme heatwaves; China’s space station launch; covid’s effects in pregnancy; a black hole symphony
2022-Jul-21
23 minutes
Episode Image #127: Pig hearts transplanted into dead people; James Webb Space Telescope gives best-ever view of the universe; boosting wheat genetics to feed the world
2022-Jul-14
27 minutes
Episode Image #126: Are we stuck in a time loop? Legal action against climate change; covid fifth wave; time loop are we stuck?
2022-Jul-07
30 minutes
Episode Image #125: Poo transplants cure IBS; climate change shrinks the human niche; CRISPR babies; monkeypox latest
2022-Jun-30
28 minutes
Episode Image #124: Lopsided universe; solar activity affects heart health; hero rats trained for rescue missions
2022-Jun-23
28 minutes
Episode Image #123: ‘Sentient’ claim for Google AI; spacecraft spots starquakes; the rise of the mammals; hot brains
2022-Jun-16
28 minutes
Episode Image #122: The science of Top Gun; the 1.5°C climate goal is out of reach; return to the moon; hepatitis mystery
2022-Jun-09
27 minutes
Episode Image #121: Creation of artificial life; gene therapy saves children’s lives; new understanding of chronic pain
2022-Jun-01
30 minutes
Episode Image #120: DeepMind claims artificial intelligence breakthrough; searching for ancient life on Mars; Stonehenge surprise; monkeypox latest
2022-May-26
29 minutes
Episode Image #119: How to tackle the global food crisis; rainforest animal orchestra; George Monbiot on humanity’s biggest blight
2022-May-19
26 minutes
Episode Image #118: Heatwaves push limits of human tolerance; chemical computer to mimic brain; first non-human to practice medicine
2022-May-12
28 minutes
Episode Image #117: US threat to women’s health; saving the world with bacteria; Darwinian feminism and primate gender; invasion of the earthworms
2022-May-05
25 minutes
Episode Image #116: DNA from outer space; Devi Sridhar on covid lessons; climate change in an Oxford wood
2022-Apr-28
31 minutes
Episode Image #115: Quantum consciousness; next decade of space exploration; songs played on rat whiskers
2022-Apr-21
28 minutes
Episode Image #114: A message to aliens, phage therapy for acne, calibrating the world’s oldest computer
2022-Apr-14
18 minutes
Episode Image #113: Climate change: suing governments to cut emissions; shock discovery in particle physics; a new function for dreams
2022-Apr-07
27 minutes
Episode Image #112: Gene therapy success; biodiversity talks; the genetics of blood sucking; the farthest star ever seen
2022-Mar-31
25 minutes
Episode Image #111: Antarctic and Arctic record-breaking heat; octopus brains insight; black hole paradox explained
2022-Mar-24
27 minutes
Episode Image #110: Solution for Ukraine food crisis; why young blood rejuvenates; climate horror in Australia; Hannah Peel’s new music
2022-Mar-18
28 minutes
Episode Image #109: Ukraine war stokes energy crisis; emergency sounded over Amazon rainforest; secular intelligent design; mammalian virgin birth
2022-Mar-11
31 minutes
Episode Image #108: Ukraine: health crisis and threat of nuclear war; IPCC report on limits to climate adaptation; Wuhan origin of covid
2022-Mar-04
32 minutes
Episode Image #107: Ukraine invasion: cyberwar threat and effect on climate targets; Covid pandemic isn’t over; how we sense pain
2022-Feb-25
32 minutes
Episode Image #106: Saving children from cancer; new ways to remove greenhouse gases; brain growth in adults
2022-Feb-18
30 minutes
Episode Image #105: Electrodes treat paralysis; first detected isolated black hole; the ancient human inhabitants of a French cave; breakthroughs in transplant organs from pigs; why you should pick up your dog’s poo
2022-Feb-11
25 minutes
Episode Image #104: Gene variant for extreme old age, gravitational waves and dark matter, what fruit flies tell us about nature and nurture
2022-Feb-04
28 minutes
Episode Image #103: How covid affects brain function; glacier loss on Svalbard; start of the Anthropocene; hottest life on Earth
2022-Jan-28
32 minutes
Episode Image #102: Living with covid; Tonga eruption; neutral atom quantum computers; phage therapy for superbugs; AI with Beth Singler
2022-Jan-21
27 minutes
Episode Image #101: Man gets first pig heart transplant; robot therapy for mental health; omicron update; dolphin sexual pleasure
2022-Jan-14
32 minutes
Episode Image #100: New Scientist journalists pick out their scientific and cultural highlights for 2022
2022-Jan-07
23 minutes
Episode Image #99: The legendary New Scientist end-of-year holiday party and quiz
2021-Dec-24
39 minutes
Episode Image #98: Brain cells wired to the Matrix; omicron latest; how to make truly intelligent machines; the mysterious border between sleep and wake
2021-Dec-17
25 minutes
Episode Image #97: The latest on omicron; Don’t Look Up review; Steven Pinker on human rationality; the sound of melting glaciers
2021-Dec-10
27 minutes
Episode Image #96: What does the rise of omicron mean for us?; living robots able to reproduce; mini black holes and the end of the universe
2021-Dec-03
23 minutes
Episode Image #95: The origin of coronavirus; how red light boosts eyesight; deflecting asteroids; body chemical changes human behaviour
2021-Nov-26
26 minutes
Episode Image #94: IBM’s huge quantum computer, Russia’s anti-satellite weapon, the verdict on COP26, AI predicting the next legal highs
2021-Nov-19
27 minutes
Episode Image #93: COP26 special, week 2: voices from the Global South; what does the Glasgow Accord look like - and where does it go from here on climate action
2021-Nov-12
36 minutes
Episode Image #92: COP26 week 1 special from Glasgow; first Earthlings to go interstellar; genetically engineered microbes for our cells
2021-Nov-05
33 minutes
Episode Image #91: Earth heading for climate disaster; Kim Stanley Robinson looks to the future; hunt for aliens; Tesla worth $1 trillion
2021-Oct-28
25 minutes
Episode Image #90: COP26 climate playlist; the science of Dune; life-saving treatment for children without immune systems; covid sweeps Iran
2021-Oct-21
28 minutes
Episode Image #89: Climate-ready food of the future; the biology of poverty; deepfake audio; mystery cosmic signal; Captain Kirk in space
2021-Oct-14
21 minutes
Episode Image #88: Should climate activism go to extreme levels?; malaria vaccine; new drugs to treat covid; mission to the asteroid belt
2021-Oct-07
27 minutes
Episode Image #87: Mini black holes impacting the moon; first CRISPR gene-edited food goes on sale; why leaves turn brown in autumn
2021-Sep-30
27 minutes
Episode Image #86: The woman who couldn’t smell; solving the climate and biodiversity emergencies; China’s quantum of solace
2021-Sep-23
27 minutes
Episode Image #85: The violent frontline of climate change; bringing back the mammoth; another first for SpaceX
2021-Sep-16
31 minutes
Episode Image #84: Health benefits of male flatulence; cave dwellings on Mars; covid booster shots
2021-Sep-09
26 minutes
Episode Image #83: Low carbon shipping; Anil Seth on consciousness; humanity’s ancient history in Arabia; quantum gravity
2021-Sep-02
30 minutes
Episode Image #82: Taliban seize Afghan biometric equipment; uploading our brains to machines; investigating Nazi uranium
2021-Aug-26
25 minutes
Episode Image #81: Breakthrough in nuclear fusion; mini human brain grown with eyes; rapid evolution of synthetic bacteria
2021-Aug-19
29 minutes
Episode Image #80: Analysis of IPCC climate report; the rise of synthetic milk; discovery of new carnivorous plant
2021-Aug-12
28 minutes
Episode Image #79: Google creates a time crystal; microplastics in human placenta; boosting China’s vaccines; our climate future
2021-Aug-05
23 minutes
Episode Image #78: Will covid evolve to evade vaccines?; the oldest animal fossils ever found; predicting climate change’s extreme weather
2021-Jul-29
27 minutes
Episode Image #77: Is dropping covid restrictions unethical?; methane hints to life on Mars; Jeff Bezos and Blue Origin’s road to space
2021-Jul-22
24 minutes
Episode Image #76: Harm of race-based medicine; space tourism industry is go; America’s heatwave challenges
2021-Jul-15
22 minutes
Episode Image #75: Vaccine for kids; legacy of Dolly the sheep; how to repair the climate; China’s quantum advantage
2021-Jul-08
27 minutes
Episode Image #74: ‘Dragon man’ could be new species of human; Wally Funk goes to space; human and financial cost of heatwave; how covid affects the brain
2021-Jul-01
23 minutes
Episode Image #73: How to treat long covid; evolution of cooperation; Turing’s ACE computer; aliens watching Earth
2021-Jun-24
30 minutes
Episode Image #72: The evil in all of us; delta variant of coronavirus; glacier memory project
2021-Jun-17
27 minutes
Episode Image #71: Alzheimer’s treatment approved; human brain map breakthrough; time flowing backwards
2021-Jun-10
28 minutes
Episode Image #70: Coronavirus origin story; Big Oil’s nightmare; history of the gender pain gap
2021-Jun-03
26 minutes
Episode Image #69: Coronavirus evolution; geoengineering and food supply; Alice Roberts on the revolution in archaeology
2021-May-27
26 minutes
Episode Image #68: Climate change and methane mystery; breathable liquid; covid vaccines
2021-May-20
22 minutes
Episode Image #67: Brain plasticity; entropy and the nature of time; vaccine booster shots
2021-May-13
27 minutes
Episode Image #66: Sea level rise; Bitcoin carbon pollution; how to measure self-awareness
2021-May-06
27 minutes
Episode Image #65: Chernobyl radiation safety; Chinese space station; wisdom of trees
2021-Apr-29
29 minutes
Episode Image #64: Earth Day rescue plan: climate change and biodiversity special
2021-Apr-22
31 minutes
Episode Image #63: Musical spider’s webs; magic mushrooms for treating depression; the sound of coronavirus
2021-Apr-15
26 minutes
Episode Image #62: Synthetic life; rescue plan for Earth; muon g-2 new physics
2021-Apr-08
28 minutes
Episode Image #61: Worse allergies; black hole in our backyard; new flavours of vanilla
2021-Apr-01
24 minutes
Episode Image #60: New physics; anti-ageing human embryos; Mars update
2021-Mar-26
26 minutes
Episode Image #59: Vaccine success; hibernation and anti-ageing; world’s first computer
2021-Mar-19
28 minutes
Episode Image #58: Covid good news; cold water swimming; quantum unreality
2021-Mar-12
23 minutes
Episode Image #57: Moon base; Neanderthal speech; Elizabeth Kolbert on geoengineering
2021-Mar-05
28 minutes
Episode Image #56: How to spend a trillion dollars; landing on Mars; exercise and metabolism myths
2021-Feb-26
25 minutes
Episode Image #55: Rescuing nature; Mars missions; new covid mutation
2021-Feb-19
24 minutes
Episode Image #54: Next-gen vaccines; alien space probes; ethics of fish
2021-Feb-12
27 minutes
Episode Image #53: Pandemic burnout; vaccines for the world; sustainable fuel
2021-Feb-05
26 minutes
Episode Image #52: Life after vaccination; gaslighting; mind reading
2021-Jan-29
24 minutes
Episode Image #51: Covid evolution; new dinosaur; missing genome data
2021-Jan-22
26 minutes
Episode Image #50: Covid vaccine dosing; superconductors; coral restoration
2021-Jan-15
34 minutes
Episode Image #49: New coronavirus variants
2021-Jan-08
26 minutes
Episode Image #48: Must-know science of 2021
2021-Jan-01
29 minutes
Episode Image #47: Christmas special quiz of the year
2020-Dec-18
28 minutes
Episode Image #46: Stardust hunting, the illusion of the self, space rocks return to Earth
2020-Dec-11
28 minutes
Episode Image #45: Vaccine roll out in UK and China; Chris Packham on connectedness; AlphaFold breakthrough
2020-Dec-04
33 minutes
Episode Image #44: When we’ll get the vaccine; fast-expanding universe; lunar missions
2020-Nov-27
35 minutes
Episode Image #43: How the covid RNA vaccine works; systemic racism; origin of humans
2020-Nov-20
29 minutes
Episode Image #42: Vaccine for covid-19; origin of animals; overpopulation
2020-Nov-13
27 minutes
Episode Image #41: The function of dreams
2020-Nov-06
25 minutes
Episode Image #40: Halloween special: real-life vampires, the science of ghosts, deep-sea zombies, monster black holes
2020-Oct-30
28 minutes
Episode Image #39: Social lives of viruses; CRISPR to fight antibiotic resistance; dealing with risk; George RR Martin and the moon
2020-Oct-22
28 minutes
Episode Image #38: Tackling the climate crisis; essential, like, filler words of, um, language; mystery of the human penis; your covid questions answered
2020-Oct-15
33 minutes
Episode Image #37: Black holes and CRISPR gene editing spring Nobel surprises; climate change and indigenous people in the Arctic; symptom clusters identified for covid-19
2020-Oct-08
31 minutes
Episode Image #36: Hunt for life on Venus and Mars; how the paleo diet affects your age; strategy for the second wave of coronavirus; species extinction crisis
2020-Oct-01
32 minutes
Episode Image #35: The first woman on the moon; evolution special; purpose of sleep and dreams; deep water mystery
2020-Sep-24
32 minutes
Episode Image #34: Race to find life on Venus; coronavirus claims lives of 1 million people; extinction crisis; how the brain slows time
2020-Sep-17
33 minutes
Episode Image #33: The healthy-eating revolution; China’s cosmic ambitions; Russia’s pursuit of gene-editing technology; the world’s greatest mammal
2020-Sep-10
30 minutes
Episode Image #32: Billionaire plan to geoengineer the planet; how the moon affects your health; Neuralink’s telepathic pigs
2020-Sep-03
34 minutes
Episode Image #31: Widening the search for alien life on habitable planets; why unconscious bias training might not work; the microbiome of cancer tumours
2020-Aug-27
24 minutes
Episode Image #30: Redefining time; why mindfulness can cause problems; secrets of super-resilient tardigrades
2020-Aug-20
30 minutes
Episode Image #29: Loneliness during lockdown; medical artificial intelligence beats doctors; who gets the coronavirus vaccine first
2020-Aug-13
31 minutes
Episode Image #28: Origin of life on Earth; second wave of coronavirus; science of miscarriage
2020-Aug-06
34 minutes
Episode Image #27: Putting plastic back on the agenda; revisiting the iconic black hole image, how dinosaurs dominated the planet
2020-Jul-30
29 minutes
Episode Image #26: The hidden dark matter of our food; NASA’s new search for life on Mars; smallpox in the American civil war
2020-Jul-23
28 minutes
Episode Image #25: Coronavirus effects on children, and on other diseases; changing the way you sit could add years to your life; supercrops for a climate-changed world
2020-Jul-16
31 minutes
Episode Image #24: Half a year in a world of covid-19; meat production breaking Earth’s nitrogen limits; what does gravity weigh?
2020-Jul-09
31 minutes
Episode Image #23: Coronavirus immunity and vaccine implications; evolutionary reasons for the types of world leader; treating people with CRISPR gene editing
2020-Jul-02
33 minutes
Episode Image #22: Consciousness from the body as well as the brain; record temperatures in the Arctic; long-term symptoms of covid-19
2020-Jun-26
24 minutes
Episode Image #21: How to prevent future pandemics, black lives matter and racism in science, suspended animation
2020-Jun-19
27 minutes
Episode Image #20: Human cryptic mate choice, cracking nuclear fusion, countering coronavirus misinformation
2020-Jun-12
28 minutes
Episode Image #19: How the UK got it wrong on coronavirus, mystery around chronic Lyme, Greta Thunberg’s musical debut
2020-Jun-05
28 minutes
Episode Image #18: Bending the curve on climate change, the era of commercial space travel, staying safe from coronavirus
2020-May-29
25 minutes
Episode Image #17: The truth about our appetites, the impact of coronavirus on conservation, mud volcanoes on Mars
2020-May-22
30 minutes
Episode Image #16: Hints of a new force of nature; making mice with human cells; seaweed in the fight against climate change
2020-May-15
26 minutes
Episode Image #15: Mystery of radio signals from deep space; the future of music; epidemic of bad coronavirus science
2020-May-08
28 minutes
Episode Image #14: Dreams, sleep and coronavirus, a new explanation of consciousness, brain-stimulation anorexia treatment
2020-May-01
31 minutes
Episode Image #13: Evidence for a parallel universe, protecting mental health in lockdown, why covid-19 hits men harder
2020-Apr-24
29 minutes
Episode Image #12: Strength training for better health, bats mimic sound, biggest ever supernova
2020-Apr-17
21 minutes
Episode Image #11: Covid World, coronavirus in New York, invasion of parakeets, bacteria and their amazing powers
2020-Apr-10
31 minutes
Episode Image #10: Coronavirus questions answered, revolution in human evolution, mind-reading computers
2020-Apr-03
25 minutes
Episode Image #9: Coronavirus lockdown – how to flatten the curve, reset the immune system, and the world’s most hardcore mammal
2020-Mar-27
33 minutes
Episode Image #8: Coronavirus special – disaster preparation, environmental change and disease emergence; plus science round-up
2020-Mar-20
34 minutes
Episode Image #7: Coronavirus vaccine, neutrinos in the early universe, and organ transplants
2020-Mar-13
25 minutes
Episode Image #6: Coronavirus special - the spread of covid-19, fatality rates, and the importance of hand washing
2020-Mar-06
33 minutes
Episode Image #5: Pandemic preparations, mind-reading – and a trillion trees
2020-Feb-28
27 minutes
Episode Image #4: Lab-grown meat, Neanderthal burials, and space tourism
2020-Feb-21
28 minutes
Episode Image #3: Coronavirus latest, a woman with half a brain, and love drugs
2020-Feb-14
26 minutes
Episode Image #2: Weird quantum experiment, origin of the alphabet, and coronavirus developments
2020-Feb-07
22 minutes
Episode Image #1: Wuhan coronavirus, nuclear fusion, and the Solar Orbiter spacecraft
2020-Jan-31
25 minutes