The potential of quantum computing – Science Weekly...07/03/15
Ian Sample explores the journey from logic to modern computersIan SampleHannah DevlinIain Chambers
What threat do asteroids really pose to life on Earth? -...
To coincide wth Asteroid Day, Lord Rees, the astonomer royal, joins the team to discuss what can be done to prevent a disastrous collision with our planetIan SampleHannah DevlinIain ChambersMartin Rees
Leonard Mlodinow on human thought and the evolution of...
Why is it important to view scientific advances within the cultural and historical contexts from which they emerged?Ian SampleIain ChambersLeonard Mlodinow
Scientific retractions and fraud explored - podcast
Do big research step-downs reflect a general problem with science and scientific publishing?Hannah DevlinIan SampleIain ChambersIvan Oransky
How maths can change your life - podcast
Mathematician Jordan Ellenberg argues that maths can help all of us become sharper thinkersHannah DevlinIain ChambersIan SampleAlex Bellos
'Sceptical environmentalist' Bjorn Lomborg on climate...
We take a closer look at some of Lomborg's arguments on fracking, emissions and green energyHannah DevlinIain ChambersAdam VaughanBjorn Lomborg
Could extinct species be brought back to life? Podcast
Is de-extinction scientifically viable?Hannah DevlinIain ChambersRobin McKie
Does Facebook's news feed promote political polarisation?...
How are social algorithms shaping our lives?Hannah DevlinIan SampleIain Chambers
How realistic is ultra-long-distance space travel? -...
Astronomy professor Chris Impey joins Ian Sample to discuss a future in which humans no longer view earth as their only home planetIan SampleIain ChambersNicola Davis
Unnatural selection - podcast
The team look at the rapid rise of genome editing procedures and the power scientists now have to tinker with human DNA. Where's the technology going? And where should it stop?Ian SampleNicola DavisSimon Barnard
The gift of the gab – podcast
The team look at what makes some people brilliant public speakers, and others lost for wordsIan SampleHannah DevlinHelen KeenSimon Barnard
Let's talk about sex – podcast
The team discuss the ins and outs of sex surveys, plus the secrets of knuckle-cracking are revealed at lastHannah DevlinIan SampleDavid SpiegelhalterSimon Barnard
The Large Hadron Collider is back - podcast
The greatest particle accelerator ever built is up and running again - but what will it find this time?Ian SampleNicola DavisJon Butterworth
How to find a nuclear bomb - podcast
World powers were locked in intense negotiations this week in Switzerland, to agree a deal to prevent Iran producing nuclear weapons. What is the potential global fallout from the talks? And how do you detect secret nuclear tests?Ian SampleHannah...
The science behind our sense of touch - podcast
Neuroscientist David J. Linden on why touch is the sense that most defines us as humansIan SampleHannah DevlinIain Chambers
The UK's genetic structure revealed - podcast
The first fine-scale genetic map of any country in the world is publishedHannah DevlinIain ChambersAdam Vaughan
How will automation transform our lives? - podcast
What will happen to human skill and sensibility as robots take on more tasks and aspects of human existence?Nicola DavisIan SampleIain ChambersKarl MathiesenHannah Devlin
The future of extreme thrills - podcast
Why are humans attracted to intense, thrilling experiences that expose us to danger?Nicola DavisIain ChambersKit Buchan
Can we trust the claims made in scientific research...
Ian Sample reports from the AAAS meeting in San JoseIan SampleIain ChambersNicola DavisAlan Robock
Neuroplasticity: how the brain heals - podcast
Norman Doidge talks about the implications of neuroplasticity and his new book 'The Brain's Way of Healing', and from San Jose Ian Sample gives a roundup of key issues discussed at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of...
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