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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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English

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Episodes

Tomorrow's technology: from asteroid mining to programmable matter – Science Weekly podcast

11/15/2017
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Ian Sample looks to the future and asks what might the technologies of tomorrow look like? And how might they change our world?

Duration: 00:30:42


Running smart: the science of completing a marathon – Science Weekly podcast

11/8/2017
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Hannah Devlin discusses the limits of human performance with sports scientist Professor John Brewer and amateur marathon runner Vicky Solly

Duration: 00:31:31


How does socioeconomic position affect our health? - Science Weekly podcast

11/1/2017
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This week, Ian Sample and Nicola Davis explore the complex relationship between poverty, stress, and life expectancy

Duration: 00:28:15


Science, comedy, and society: Brian Cox and Robin Ince answer your questions – podcast

10/25/2017
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In this week’s Science Weekly podcast, Nicola Davis asks two of popular science’s best known stars a host of pressing questions. What role should scientists play in society? What might the future hold for humanity? And will we ever build Northampton on Mars?

Duration: 00:32:55


Decisions, decisions: the neuroscience of how we choose – Science Weekly podcast

10/18/2017
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Ian Sample speaks with two members of an ambitious project that hopes to crack one of neuroscience’s biggest mysteries

Duration: 00:26:47


The Party: how can gender affect autism spectrum disorders? – Science Weekly podcast

10/12/2017
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Why are so many women with autism often misdiagnosed? And how does this issue resonate with broader ideas of neurodiversity?

Duration: 00:24:22


From zero to infinity: a brief history of counting – Science Weekly podcast

10/4/2017
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Nicola Davis is joined by mathematician Marcus du Sautoy to explore zero, infinity and everything in between

Duration: 00:28:48


Childhood cancer survivors: a unique perspective – Science Weekly podcast

9/27/2017
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What does later life look like for the growing population of childhood cancer survivors? And how might their experiences change the way we treat this group of diseases?

Duration: 00:23:58


The cybercrime arms race: fighting back against the hackers - Science Weekly podcast

9/20/2017
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Nicola Davis speaks with two experts on the frontline of cybercrime to find out how the changing digital landscape is leaving us all vulnerable to cyber attacks

Duration: 00:28:25


Statistical vigilantes: the war on scientific fraud – Science Weekly podcast

9/14/2017
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Hannah Devlin delves into the case of a shamed Japanese scientist to explore how statistical malpractice is damaging science - whether employed knowingly or not

Duration: 00:27:48


The grey zone: reaching out to patients with disorders of consciousness – podcast

9/6/2017
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In this edition of Science Weekly, Ian Sample explores whether it is possible to communicate with those in a ‘vegetative’ state – and what are the ethical and legal ramifications?

Duration: 00:26:12


Plastics: a villainous material? Or a victim of its own success? – Science Weekly podcast

8/30/2017
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Nicola Davis delves into the world of plastics to find out exactly how and why they became so widespread, and what can now be done to curtail the ever-present problems they can cause

Duration: 00:32:59


Being human in the age of artificial intelligence - Science Weekly podcast

8/23/2017
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Ian Sample speaks with Prof Max Tegmark about the advance of AI, the future of life on Earth, and what happens if and when a ‘superintelligence’ arrives

Duration: 00:28:32


Cross Section: Dame Stephanie Shirley – Science Weekly podcast

8/16/2017
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Hannah Devlin speaks with the IT pioneer about her life as a woman in tech, having a son with autism, and how it all led to her later role as a philanthropist

Duration: 00:26:17


Editing the embryo: removing harmful gene mutations - Science Weekly podcast

8/10/2017
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Hannah Devlin explores the science and ethics behind a landmark study that successfully edited the genomes of developing embryos. How did they do it? What did they hope to achieve? And, further down the line, what kind of doors might research like this open?

Duration: 00:27:27


A peek behind the cosmic curtain: Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw answer your questions - podcast

8/2/2017
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Science Weekly hosts the authors of Universal: a guide to the cosmos for a special live recording answering questions about the big bang, the multiverse and more

Duration: 00:34:09


Minds and machines: can we work together in the digital age? - Science Weekly podcast

7/26/2017
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Ian Sample sits down with Andrew McAfee and Erik Brynjolfsson to discuss the future of the workplace and the role artificial intelligence will play

Duration: 00:32:09


Science Weekly live: call for listener's questions - Science Weekly podcast

7/25/2017
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This Thursday, we’ll be recording a very special Q&A episode with Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw and we want your questions!

Duration: 00:01:54


Hearing voices: the science of auditory verbal hallucinations - Science Weekly podcast

7/19/2017
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What can advances in neuroscience and psychology reveal about this age-old phenomenon? And how might digital avatars help patients answer back?

Duration: 00:29:33


Big data: what can the internet tell us about who we really are? – Science Weekly podcast

7/12/2017
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In an age where Google sees trillions of searches a year, what can our usage of it reveal? How accurate are these ‘big data’ representations? And how might this all be used for the greater good?

Duration: 00:30:03

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