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Podcast Profile: Science In Action

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267 episodes
2019 to 2024
Median: 29 minutes
Collection: Science


Description (podcaster-provided):

The BBC brings you all the week's science news.


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

➤ Science news • Climate change impacts • Environmental disasters • Infectious diseases • Space exploration • Genetics and genomics • Technological innovations • Historical and archaeological discoveries • Wildlife and conservation • Medical research

This podcast, titled "Science In Action," offers a comprehensive exploration of the latest developments and news in various scientific fields. Hosted by Roland Pease and produced by the BBC, the show encapsulates a wide array of topics, often focusing on emerging scientific research, environmental issues, and groundbreaking discoveries.

Recurring themes in the podcast include the impacts of climate change, with episodes addressing phenomena such as hurricanes, droughts, wildfires, and the ecological repercussions of sea level rise. Another significant focus is on virology and epidemiology, particularly the spread and effects of diseases like bird flu (H5N1), tuberculosis, HIV, and the implications of COVID-19 genetic data. The podcast frequently delves into the intersection of science and society, examining how scientific discoveries and environmental changes influence public policy, health, and technology.

Listeners can also expect detailed discussions about space science, featuring topics such as asteroid missions, black holes, and the James Webb Space Telescope's contributions to our understanding of the universe. Genetics and genomics frequently appear, with episodes highlighting studies on ancient DNA, gene therapy, and large-scale genomic projects aimed at advancing medical research.

The show often brings expert insights from scientists directly involved in recent studies, providing depth and personal perspectives on the topics discussed. Additionally, the podcast covers technological advancements, such as brain-computer interfaces, AI applications in weather forecasting and biodiversity, and the quest for sustainable energy through nuclear fusion and carbon capture technologies.

In essence, "Science In Action" serves as a rich source of information for anyone interested in keeping abreast of the dynamic and diverse world of scientific research, its real-world applications, and its broader implications for the future.


Episodes:
Hurricane Beryl’s trail of destruction
2024-Jul-11
28 minutes
Cleaner mining, cleaner batteries
2024-Jul-04
29 minutes
On the road to halting HIV
2024-Jun-27
28 minutes
China: Scientific superpower
2024-Jun-20
26 minutes
US bird flu response warning
2024-Jun-13
34 minutes
A humungous temporary tentacle
2024-Jun-06
38 minutes
Trusting AI with science
2024-May-30
31 minutes
The roots of fentanyl addiction
2024-May-23
30 minutes
Aurora Bore-WOW-lis
2024-May-16
31 minutes
Changing blood types and whale grammar
2024-May-09
31 minutes
Crossover infections
2024-May-02
27 minutes
An armada for asteroid Apophis?
2024-Apr-25
26 minutes
Unexpected black hole in our galaxy
2024-Apr-18
31 minutes
Bird flu in Antarctica
2024-Apr-11
31 minutes
Earthquake in Taiwan
2024-Apr-04
27 minutes
Star for a day
2024-Mar-28
27 minutes
Out of Africa
2024-Mar-21
33 minutes
Impacts of global warming
2024-Mar-14
28 minutes
The first stars in the universe
2024-Mar-07
29 minutes
One million genomes in two dimensions
2024-Feb-29
26 minutes
Largest ever covid safety study
2024-Feb-22
29 minutes
Climate scientist wins defamation case
2024-Feb-15
26 minutes
Particle physics v climate change
2024-Feb-08
27 minutes
Unethical data gathering in China
2024-Feb-01
29 minutes
Drilling into the past
2024-Jan-25
31 minutes
Swine fever in South East Asia
2024-Jan-18
28 minutes
Seeking supernovas
2024-Jan-11
31 minutes
Tackling tuberculosis in South Africa
2024-Jan-04
29 minutes
Following in the footsteps of ancient humans
2023-Dec-28
28 minutes
Volcanic eruption lights up Iceland
2023-Dec-21
31 minutes
The science of morning sickness
2023-Dec-14
30 minutes
Can carbon capture live up to its hype?
2023-Dec-07
26 minutes
All aboard the RRS Sir David Attenborough
2023-Nov-30
31 minutes
Fires in the Pantanal wetlands
2023-Nov-23
29 minutes
Volcanic rumblings in Iceland
2023-Nov-16
29 minutes
Sounds of the Cape
2023-Nov-09
26 minutes
Climate emergency
2023-Nov-02
26 minutes
Bird flu reaches Antarctic region
2023-Oct-26
27 minutes
Alarm at Campi Flegrei, Italy
2023-Oct-19
27 minutes
Devastating earthquakes hit Afghanistan
2023-Oct-12
26 minutes
The best and the worst
2023-Oct-05
30 minutes
Trilobite dinner
2023-Sep-28
27 minutes
More likely, more intense
2023-Sep-21
28 minutes
Deadly floods in Derna
2023-Sep-14
26 minutes
Returning to the North Pole
2023-Sep-07
27 minutes
Drowning coastal ecosystems
2023-Aug-31
28 minutes
Brain-computer interfaces
2023-Aug-24
29 minutes
The science behind the Hawaii fire
2023-Aug-17
29 minutes
Pandemic surveillance system at risk
2023-Aug-10
26 minutes
Bird Flu is back
2023-Aug-03
29 minutes
Ocean current collapse
2023-Jul-27
26 minutes
On the edge of a new volcano
2023-Jul-20
26 minutes
Europe’s heatwave death toll
2023-Jul-13
26 minutes
Melting of Greenland ice sheet
2023-Jul-06
26 minutes
Preparing for crises
2023-Jun-29
28 minutes
Human embryo models
2023-Jun-22
26 minutes
Oceans in hot water?
2023-Jun-15
28 minutes
The beginnings of us
2023-Jun-08
28 minutes
Vaccinating condors against bird flu
2023-Jun-01
27 minutes
Brightest supernova in a decade
2023-May-25
27 minutes
Return of the Wildfires
2023-May-18
29 minutes
Human genome goes global
2023-May-11
27 minutes
Darwin dumped from Indian classrooms
2023-May-04
30 minutes
The truth about the Sudan biolab
2023-Apr-27
32 minutes
Africa moves towards creating and manufacturing its own vaccines
2023-Apr-20
28 minutes
Bird flu: The global threat
2023-Apr-13
31 minutes
Chasing tornados in the American mid-West
2023-Apr-06
30 minutes
Gene editing breakthrough
2023-Mar-30
33 minutes
Animals at the Wuhan Market
2023-Mar-24
31 minutes
Return of Cyclone Freddy
2023-Mar-16
32 minutes
Human Genome Editing - Promise and Peril
2023-Mar-09
34 minutes
Drought worsens in East Africa
2023-Mar-02
32 minutes
Cyclone Freddy batters Madagascar
2023-Feb-23
32 minutes
CRISPR & bioethics
2023-Feb-16
31 minutes
Turkey-Syria earthquake
2023-Feb-09
32 minutes
Science on ice
2023-Feb-02
33 minutes
Bird flu (H5N1) outbreak in mink
2023-Jan-26
28 minutes
Climate science activism
2023-Jan-19
29 minutes
Atmospheric rivers
2023-Jan-12
34 minutes
One year on from the Tonga eruption
2023-Jan-05
28 minutes
The James Webb Space Telescope: The first six months
2022-Dec-29
32 minutes
Mosquito pesticide failing
2022-Dec-22
27 minutes
Fusion milestone
2022-Dec-15
33 minutes
Ancient warmth in Greenland
2022-Dec-08
31 minutes
COVID spreads in China
2022-Dec-01
34 minutes
A distant planet’s atmosphere
2022-Nov-24
28 minutes
Online harassment of Covid scientists
2022-Nov-17
27 minutes
Neurons that restore walking in paralysed patients
2022-Nov-10
30 minutes
What peat can tell us about our future
2022-Nov-03
26 minutes
Seismic events on Mars
2022-Oct-27
26 minutes
The most powerful explosion ever recorded
2022-Oct-20
27 minutes
Inserting human neurons into the brains of rats
2022-Oct-13
31 minutes
Nobel Prize 2022: The science behind the winners
2022-Oct-06
30 minutes
The final moments of DART
2022-Sep-29
26 minutes
Should we mine the deep sea?
2022-Sep-22
26 minutes
Science and the causes behind Pakistan’s floods
2022-Sep-15
29 minutes
The genetics of human intelligence
2022-Sep-08
31 minutes
The China heatwave and the new normal
2022-Sep-01
28 minutes
Surprises from a Martian Lake Bed
2022-Aug-25
26 minutes
Deadly drought
2022-Aug-18
28 minutes
Icelandic volcano erupts again
2022-Aug-11
28 minutes
Synthetic mouse embryos with brains and hearts
2022-Aug-04
29 minutes
The first galaxies at the universe's dawn
2022-Jul-28
27 minutes
Heat waves in the Northern Hemisphere
2022-Jul-21
29 minutes
First images from the James Webb Space Telescope
2022-Jul-14
31 minutes
Long Covid ‘brain fog’
2022-Jul-07
30 minutes
Extreme heat death risk in Latin America
2022-Jun-30
32 minutes
Monster microbe
2022-Jun-23
34 minutes
Thirty years after the Earth Summit
2022-Jun-16
29 minutes
Body scan reveals HIV's hideouts
2022-Jun-09
29 minutes
Should we worry about the latest Omicron subvariants?
2022-Jun-02
29 minutes
Heat death by volcano and other stories
2022-May-26
29 minutes
Death in the rainforest
2022-May-19
29 minutes
Portrait of the monster black hole at our galaxy’s heart
2022-May-12
29 minutes
Mekong Delta will sink beneath the sea by 2100
2022-May-05
29 minutes
The Indian subcontinent’s record-breaking heatwave
2022-Apr-28
31 minutes
Climate techno-fix would worsen global malaria burden
2022-Apr-21
33 minutes
How ‘magic mushroom’ chemical treats depression
2022-Apr-14
30 minutes
Tsunami detective in Tonga
2022-Apr-07
34 minutes
Radioactive Red Forest
2022-Mar-31
29 minutes
Warming world
2022-Mar-24
32 minutes
Covid in the sewers
2022-Mar-17
30 minutes
Why are Covid-19 cases rising in Hong Kong?
2022-Mar-10
29 minutes
Covid -19 origins
2022-Mar-03
30 minutes
Reforming the ‘China Initiative’
2022-Feb-24
26 minutes
Bone repair from Covid-19 vaccine technology
2022-Feb-17
30 minutes
Inside Wuhan's coronavirus lab
2022-Feb-10
30 minutes
Identifying a more infectious HIV variant
2022-Feb-03
29 minutes
The roots of Long Covid
2022-Jan-27
26 minutes
Tonga eruption – how it happened
2022-Jan-20
29 minutes
Have we got it wrong on Omicron?
2022-Jan-13
28 minutes
Corbevax – A vaccine for the world?
2022-Jan-06
27 minutes
2021: The year of variants
2021-Dec-30
27 minutes
Omicron – mild or monster?
2021-Dec-23
28 minutes
Omicron’s rapid replication rate
2021-Dec-16
30 minutes
Can the weather trigger a volcano?
2021-Dec-09
33 minutes
Omicron, racism and trust
2021-Dec-02
29 minutes
Deliberately doomed dart
2021-Nov-25
30 minutes
The end for coal power?
2021-Nov-18
27 minutes
Bambi got Covid
2021-Nov-11
27 minutes
Jet fuel from thin air
2021-Nov-04
32 minutes
Can we still avoid climate catastrophe?
2021-Oct-29
26 minutes
Red blood cells’ surprising immune function
2021-Oct-21
27 minutes
Wetlands under attack
2021-Oct-14
28 minutes
Youngest rock samples from the moon
2021-Oct-07
28 minutes
Drug resistant malaria found in East Africa
2021-Sep-30
29 minutes
New evidence for Sars-CoV-2’s origin in bats
2021-Sep-23
30 minutes
Ebola can remain dormant for five years
2021-Sep-16
28 minutes
Keep most fossil fuel in ground to meet 1.5 degree goal
2021-Sep-09
28 minutes
Hurricane season intensifies
2021-Sep-02
31 minutes
World’s first DNA Covid vaccine
2021-Aug-26
37 minutes
Seismic citizen science in Hispaniola
2021-Aug-19
38 minutes
Methane: A climate solution?
2021-Aug-12
28 minutes
Record-shattering weather
2021-Aug-05
30 minutes
The earliest traces of animal life on earth.
2021-Jul-29
35 minutes
Your molecular machinery, now in 3D
2021-Jul-22
34 minutes
Science when the funding dries up
2021-Jul-15
31 minutes
Human induced climate change heats up fast
2021-Jul-08
34 minutes
Insects in incredible detail
2021-Jul-01
33 minutes
Tales of unexpected DNA data
2021-Jun-24
40 minutes
Doubling Earth’s energy imbalance
2021-Jun-17
37 minutes
Evolving viral variant trickery
2021-Jun-10
32 minutes
Zoonotic hotspots and where to find them
2021-Jun-03
35 minutes
Nyiragongo eruption
2021-May-27
27 minutes
Robot revolution
2021-May-20
36 minutes
Covid and clean air
2021-May-13
31 minutes
Africa’s oldest burial
2021-May-06
28 minutes
Melting glaciers, warming coffee and a Dragonfly on Titan
2021-Apr-29
37 minutes
Exponential increase in Indian covid cases
2021-Apr-22
47 minutes
Rolling out the vaccines faster
2021-Apr-15
45 minutes
On the trail of rare blood clots
2021-Apr-08
33 minutes
Post-Covid outcomes after release from hospital
2021-Apr-01
36 minutes
Science on the side of a new volcano
2021-Mar-25
41 minutes
International science at sea
2021-Mar-18
34 minutes
A shooting star parked on your driveway
2021-Mar-11
34 minutes
Uncovering history with Little Foot's skull
2021-Mar-04
26 minutes
Waste not, want not
2021-Feb-25
30 minutes
Weird weather
2021-Feb-18
32 minutes
Perseverance approaches Mars
2021-Feb-11
33 minutes
Mixing Covid vaccines
2021-Feb-04
29 minutes
New Covid vaccine
2021-Jan-28
33 minutes
Saving the Northern White Rhino
2021-Jan-21
27 minutes
Gravitational waves and black holes
2021-Jan-14
29 minutes
New variants of SARS-Cov2
2021-Jan-07
27 minutes
Coping with Covid
2020-Dec-31
26 minutes
A year with Covid -19
2020-Dec-24
27 minutes
Covid -19 – Mutations are normal
2020-Dec-17
30 minutes
The unchecked spread of Covid-19 in Manaus
2020-Dec-10
26 minutes
Freak weather getting even freakier
2020-Dec-03
32 minutes
Vaccines – the Covid confusion
2020-Nov-26
31 minutes
Covid- 19 – Good news on immunity
2020-Nov-19
35 minutes
Covid-19 defeats US Marines
2020-Nov-12
33 minutes
Coronavirus spreads from mink to humans
2020-Nov-05
39 minutes
Osiris Rex stows asteroid material
2020-Oct-29
26 minutes
Nasa probe Osiris Rex lands on asteroid
2020-Oct-22
33 minutes
Covid-19 mortality
2020-Oct-15
35 minutes
Do Covid–19 mutations matter?
2020-Oct-08
37 minutes
Are children the biggest Covid-19 spreaders?
2020-Oct-01
37 minutes
Why Covid -19 vaccines may not stop transmission
2020-Sep-24
41 minutes
Malaria resistance breakthrough
2020-Sep-17
30 minutes
Monitoring Covid-19, harvests and space junk
2020-Sep-15
26 minutes
Covid -19 science versus politics
2020-Sep-10
38 minutes
Nyiragongo - is Goma under threat?
2020-Sep-03
31 minutes
Covid-19 therapy controversy
2020-Aug-27
38 minutes
Trouble in Greenland
2020-Aug-20
32 minutes
Putin’s Covid-19 vaccine
2020-Aug-13
37 minutes
Counting the heat health threat from climate change
2020-Aug-06
32 minutes
NASA rover heads for Mars ancient lake
2020-Jul-30
35 minutes
Making a Covid-19 vaccine for two billion people
2020-Jul-23
34 minutes
How long do Covid-19 antibodies last?
2020-Jul-16
34 minutes
Rwanda’s game changing coronavirus test
2020-Jul-09
30 minutes
Covid -19 and Children
2020-Jul-02
31 minutes
Record high temperatures – in the Arctic
2020-Jun-25
26 minutes
Covid -19 hope for severe cases
2020-Jun-18
34 minutes
Food security, locusts and Covid -19
2020-Jun-11
27 minutes
The medical complexity of Covid -19
2020-Jun-04
31 minutes
Brazil’s Covid chaos
2020-May-28
32 minutes
Covid-19 vaccines
2020-May-21
31 minutes
Loosening lockdown
2020-May-14
37 minutes
Covid -19 new hope from blood tests
2020-May-07
43 minutes
Ebola drug offers hope for Covid-19
2020-Apr-30
48 minutes
Presidents and pandemics
2020-Apr-23
43 minutes
Italy, getting Covid-19 under control
2020-Apr-16
32 minutes
Covid 19 - the threat to refugees
2020-Apr-09
26 minutes
Covid 19 – The fightback in Africa begins
2020-Apr-02
32 minutes
The science of social distancing
2020-Mar-26
29 minutes
Covid -19, are you carrying the virus?
2020-Mar-19
32 minutes
Covid -19 how infectious is it really?
2020-Mar-12
38 minutes
Australia’s fires - fuelled by climate change
2020-Mar-05
30 minutes
Tracking coronavirus spread
2020-Feb-27
30 minutes
CoVid-19: Mapping the outbreak
2020-Feb-13
26 minutes
Coronavirus, prospects for treatment?
2020-Feb-06
30 minutes
Understanding the new coronavirus
2020-Jan-30
33 minutes
New Coronavirus
2020-Jan-23
27 minutes
Mount Taal volcano
2020-Jan-16
27 minutes
Australia’s extreme fire season
2020-Jan-09
26 minutes
Adapting California
2020-Jan-02
26 minutes
Gaming climate change
2019-Dec-26
26 minutes
Understanding the Anak Krakatau eruption
2019-Dec-19
26 minutes
White Island volcano eruption
2019-Dec-12
26 minutes
CRISPR babies scandal – more details
2019-Dec-05
35 minutes
New malaria target
2019-Dec-02
29 minutes
Politics and Amazonia’s fires
2019-Nov-21
27 minutes
Australia burning
2019-Nov-14
29 minutes
Climate in crisis
2019-Nov-07
29 minutes
Wildfires and winds in California
2019-Oct-31
28 minutes
Is quantum supremacy ‘garbage’?
2019-Oct-24
37 minutes
Malaria's origins and a potential new treatment
2019-Oct-17
29 minutes
From batteries to distant worlds
2019-Oct-10
29 minutes
Drought likely to follow India’s floods
2019-Oct-03
30 minutes
Global climate inaction
2019-Sep-26
30 minutes
South East Asia choking - again
2019-Sep-20
30 minutes
Embryoids from stem cells
2019-Sep-12
26 minutes
New evidence of nuclear reactor explosion
2019-Sep-05
34 minutes
Nanotube computer says hello
2019-Aug-29
31 minutes
Amazonian fires likely to worsen
2019-Aug-22
29 minutes
Cracking the case of the Krakatoa volcano collapse
2019-Aug-15
33 minutes
Keeping tabs on nuclear weapons
2019-Aug-08
26 minutes
The snowball effect of Arctic fires
2019-Aug-01
26 minutes
The human danger – for sharks
2019-Jul-25
30 minutes
The moon landing and another big space anniversary
2019-Jul-18
29 minutes
'Free' water and electricity for the world?
2019-Jul-11
29 minutes
Analysing the European heatwave
2019-Jul-04
28 minutes
Is climate change driving Europe’s current heatwave?
2019-Jun-27
28 minutes
Iran’s nuclear plans
2019-Jun-20
27 minutes
South Asia heatwave and climate change
2019-Jun-13
29 minutes
US foetal tissue research ban
2019-Jun-06
34 minutes