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The Guardian's science team bring you the best analysis and interviews from the worlds of science and technology

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The dark side of happiness – Science Weekly podcast

7/20/2018
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Happiness means something different to all of us, be it contentment, pleasure or joy. But could pursuing it leave us sad instead? Nicola Davis explores the science and psychology of happiness

Duration:00:28:37

From Ebola to Nipah: are we ready for the next epidemic? – Science Weekly podcast

7/13/2018
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The 2014 Ebola outbreak killed over 10,000 people before it was eventually brought under control. As new infectious diseases appear around the world, what can we learn from past outbreaks to better prepare ourselves?

Duration:00:28:23

Did dinosaurs stop to smell the flowers? – Science Weekly podcast

7/6/2018
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Is it true that dinosaurs had a role to play in the emergence of flowers? Nicola Davis investigates whether herbivores caused plants to blossom

Duration:00:30:31

Slice of PIE: a linguistic common ancestor – Science Weekly podcast

6/29/2018
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Nicola Davis explores Proto-Indo-European, the hypothetical common ancestor of modern Indo-European languages and asks, where did it come from? How and why did it spread? And do languages evolve like genes?

Duration:00:29:41

Gene-edited pigs: can we engineer immunity? – Science Weekly podcast

6/22/2018
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Pigs have been rendered immune to a disease that has cost billions. Hannah Devlin questions whether this could be the future of eliminating debilitating and costly viruses in livestock

Duration:00:24:23

Soundscape ecology with Bernie Krause – Science Weekly podcast

6/15/2018
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Do you know what noise a hungry sea anemone makes? Soundscape ecologist Bernie Krause does. Armed with over 5,000 hours of recordings, he takes Ian Sample on a journey through the natural world and demonstrates why sound is such a powerful tool for conservation

Duration:00:27:02

The psychological effects of inequality – Science Weekly podcast

6/8/2018
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Wealth inequality has skyrocketed in the UK, as has anxiety, stress and mental illness. Could the two be linked? Richard Lea investigates

Duration:00:28:09

Finding a voice: why we sound unique – Science Weekly podcast

6/1/2018
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Each and everyone of us has a voice that is unique. As a result, we make a lot of assumptions about someone from just the way they speak. But are these judgements fair? And what if they’re wrong? Nicola Davis explores

Duration:00:26:28

Radiophobia: why do we fear nuclear power? – Science Weekly podcast

5/25/2018
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Nuclear energy is back on the UK government’s agenda. However, concerns about safety have plagued this technology for decades. Given it kills less people than wind, coal or gas, why are we so radiophobic? Ian Sample investigates.

Duration:00:25:46

Why is asbestos still killing people? – Science Weekly podcast

5/18/2018
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Every year, more people die from asbestos exposure than road traffic accidents in Great Britain. Many countries still continue to build with this lethal substance – but why? Hannah Devlin investigates

Duration:00:25:36

Growing brains in labs – Science Weekly podcast

5/11/2018
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This week: Hannah Devlin explores how scientists are growing human brains in labs. Why are they so keen to explore the possibilities? What are the ethical concerns being raised by experts?

Duration:00:31:47

Cross Section: Carlo Rovelli – Science Weekly podcast

5/4/2018
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Guest host Richard Lea reimagines time with theoretical physicist Carlo Rovelli. What is time, after all? Should we be thinking about it differently?

Duration:00:35:12

The curious case of the dodo – Science Weekly podcast

4/27/2018
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This week: Nicola Davis investigates the death by fowl play of one of the world’s most famous dodo specimens. So what do we know about the dodo as a species? And what questions does this murder case raise?

Duration:00:29:19

The science behind why we fight – Science Weekly podcast

4/20/2018
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This week, Ian Sample asks: why do humans fight? Can science tell us anything about what drives us to violence?

Duration:00:28:51

Alternative medicine and its sceptics – Science Weekly podcast

4/13/2018
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This week, Hannah Devlin asks: what are sceptics of alternative medicine saying about its rise? And what can their thoughts tell us about how the scientific sceptic movement is approaching the conversation?

Duration:00:30:36

A Neuroscientist Explains: how we read words - podcast

4/9/2018
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For our final episode of this series, Daniel Glaser (with a little misguided help from his producer Max) attempts to unpick what the brain does – and doesn’t do – when we read

Duration:00:34:33

What our teeth tell us about our evolutionary past – Science Weekly podcast

4/6/2018
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This week, Nicola Davis asks: what clues do our teeth hold about our species? And what can they tell us about our past?

Duration:00:28:49

A Neuroscientist Explains: where perception ends and hallucination begins - podcast

4/2/2018
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When it comes to perceiving the world around us, how much of it is due to ‘bottom-up’ sensory data and how much comes from the ‘top-down’ predictions we make? Most importantly; how can the delicate dance between the two lead to hallucinations?

Duration:00:37:43

The trouble with science - Science Weekly podcast

3/30/2018
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Scientists are tasked with helping us understand our world. When the science is right, they help move humanity forward. But what about when science is wrong?

Duration:00:26:45

Inside the secret life of the teenage brain – Science Weekly podcast

3/23/2018
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Hannah Devlin speaks to neuroscientist Prof Sarah-Jayne Blakemore about her groundbreaking research into the adolescent brain

Duration:00:29:01