Guardian.co.uk: Science Weekly Podcast
The science of the invisible - podcast08/15/14
The prolific British science writer Philip Ball discusses his latest book Invisible: The Dangerous Allure of the UnseenPhilip BallPascal WyseIan SampleJason Phipps
Did Aristotle invent science? – podcast
Evolutionary biologist Armand Leroi argues that Aristotle laid the foundations of modern science. Plus, the Ebola outbreak; Rosetta's rendezvous with a comet; and taking aspirin to prevent cancerArmand LeroiIan SampleJessica AldredNicola DavisNishad...
How super AI could end the age of humans – podcast
Nick Bostrom on why the creation of a superintelligent computer might be the last invention mankind ever makesIan SampleJason Phipps
Smashing Physics: how we discovered the Higgs boson - podcast
The British physicist Jon Butterworth discusses his new book Smashing Physics, an insider's account of the discovery of the Higgs boson. Plus, the origins of lifeIan SampleJason PhippsNishad KarimKarl Mathiesen
From Roots to Riches: the power of plants - podcast
The first director of science at Kew Gardens, Kathy Willis, discusses her BBC Radio 4 series From Roots to RichesJason PhippsIan SampleAdam VaughanNishad Karim
Can science explain consciousness?
Three leading researchers and thinkers discuss the emerging scientific understanding of this mysterious human facultyAlok JhaJason Phipps
Science Weekly podcast: Robbert Dijkgraaf on where great minds think
Mathematician Robbert Dijkgraaf on Einstein, Chomsky and the need for a place for great minds to think bigIan SampleJessica AldredNicola DavisJason Phipps
A journey to the heart of the planet we made - podcast
The Earth is entering a new epoch shaped by human activity. Gaia Vince embarked on an epic journey to discover the fate of the planet, and what ordinary folk are doing to preserve it
What great scientific challenge should win the Longitude Prize? –...
From creating carbon-neutral flights to fighting antibiotic resistance, the team debate which 21st century problem should be the focus of the second incarnation of the Longitude PrizeIan SampleAdam VaughanNicola DavisJason Phipps
Ice, water and mind games: the science behind an England triumph in...
Sports scientist and Olympian Prof Greg Whyte describes the physiological challenges of jet lag, high temperature and humidity England must combat during their first matchJason PhippsIan Sample
Science Weekly podcast: gravitational waves and The Power of Others
Michael Bond, author of The Power of Others, on how the people around us shape everything we doMichael BondIan SampleJason PhippsNicola Davis
Science Weekly podcast: staying safe in a risky world
Ian Sample meets the renowned psychologist Gerd Gigerenzer to discuss his work advising governments, the military and bankers on how to manage riskIan SampleJason Phipps
Science weekly podcast: the solar revolution and bison in Romania
Prof Keith Barnham discusses his new book The Burning Answer: A User's Guide to the Solar RevolutionIan SampleAdam VaughanNicola DavisJason Phipps
Science Weekly podcast: the synthetic biology revolution
Alok Jha meets scientists and artists working at the cutting edge of the rapidly growing field of synthetic biology, which aims to reshape the very fabric of lifeAlok JhaJason Phipps
Science Weekly podcast: DNA gains two new letters
Prof Jason Chin explains last week's breakthrough in synthetic biology. Plus, Dr Claire Jones and Prof Tilli Tansey discuss the forgotten women of science, and Dr Elizabeth Blackburn describes the discovery that led to her winning a Nobel prizeIan...
Science Weekly podcast: can we save the Galapagos?
Author of The Galapagos, Henry Nicholls, delivers his verdict on the future of the islands' unique wildlife, and discusses new evidence of the role of sea levels in past speciationIan SampleNicola DavisJessica AldredHenry NichollsJason Phipps
Science Weekly podcast: Iceland's Laki volcano – seared into history
Geologist Alexandra Witze and writer Jeff Kanipe discuss their book on Iceland's infamous 18th-century natural disasterIan SampleNicola DavisKerri SmithJason Phipps
Science Weekly podcast: why we should leave fossil fuels in the ground
Mike Berners-Lee and Duncan Clarke argue that the only way to prevent runaway climate change is to curb the extraction of coal, gas and oilAdam VaughanJason Phipps
Science Weekly podcast: James Lovelock on the future of planet Earth
James Lovelock takes Guardian science correspondent Ian Sample on a tour of a new exhibition at London's Science Museum and delivers a grim prognosis for Gaia's futureIan SampleJason Phipps
Science Weekly podcast: has personal genome sequencing been overhyped?
What is the true medical value and cost-effectiveness of personal genome mapping? Prof Euan Ashley discusses his latest researchIan SampleAdam VaughanNicola DavisJason Phipps
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