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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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Episodes

Cross Section: Barry Smith - Science Weekly podcast

4/19/2019
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Coffee is a drink adored the world over. But have you ever wondered why a fresh brew smells better than it tastes? Prof Barry Smith has spent his career pondering how the senses work together to produce flavour perception and so Graihagh Jackson invited him into the studio to talk taste. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/sciencepod

Duration:00:23:19

Why fast fashion should slow down – Science Weekly podcast

4/12/2019
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Science Weekly teams up with the Chips with Everything podcast to examine the environmental price tag of our throwaway culture and explore how technology could help the clothing industry follow a more sustainable model. Graihagh Jackson and Jordan Erica Webber present. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/sciencepod

Duration:00:26:09

Cross Section: David Spiegelhalter – Science Weekly podcast

4/5/2019
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Prof Sir David Spiegelhalter has a passion for statistics but some argue this type of number crunching is losing its influence and its ability to objectively depict reality. Nicola Davis and Ian Sample investigate how significant statistics are in today’s ‘post-truth’ world. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/sciencepod

Duration:00:23:56

Vitamania: should we all be popping vitamin pills? – Science Weekly podcast

3/22/2019
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With almost half of British adults taking a daily vitamin, Graihagh Jackson and guests examine our love of supplements - including recent announcments about fortifying flour with folic acid. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/sciencepod

Duration:00:21:00

Blood: the future of cancer diagnosis? – Science Weekly podcast

3/22/2019
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Could a simple blood test catch cancer before symptoms appear? Nicola Davis goes beyond the hype and investigates the future of blood diagnostics and cancer. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/sciencepod

Duration:00:17:16

Cross Section: Matt Parker - Science Weekly podcast

3/15/2019
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Happy International Pi Day. To celebrate, Hannah Devlin is joined by the mathematician and comedian Matt Parker to discuss maths anxiety, how much today’s world relies on number crunching and what happens when we get it wrong. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/sciencepod

Duration:00:22:17

Gender data gap and a world built for men | podcast

3/8/2019
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Today is International Women’s Day, and so Science Weekly teams up with the Guardian’s tech podcast, Chips with Everything. Nicola Davis and Jordan Erica Webber look at the repercussions of a male-orientated world – from drugs that don’t work for women to VR headsets that give them motion sickness. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/sciencepod

Duration:00:24:54

Farewell to Nasa's Mars rover Opportunity – Science Weekly podcast

3/1/2019
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Nicola Davis bids a fond farewell to the Mars rover Opportunity after Nasa declared the mission finally over, 15 years after the vehicle landed on the red planet.. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/sciencepod

Duration:00:25:36

Do we need another massive particle collider? Science Weekly podcast

2/22/2019
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With the Large Hadron Collider reaching its upper limits, scientists around the world are drawing up plans for a new generation of super colliders. Ian Sample weighs up whether or not the potential new discoveries a collider may make will justify the cost of building them.. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/sciencepod

Duration:00:30:02

Cross Section: Paul Davies – Science Weekly podcast

2/15/2019
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Nicola Davis talks to the theoretical physicist Paul Davies, who has been trying to find the solution to one of humankind’s trickier questions – what is life?

Duration:00:23:26

Where on earth is North? - Science Weekly podcast

2/8/2019
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Earth’s north magnetic pole wandering so quickly in recent decades that this week, scientists decided to update the World Magnetic Model, which underlies navigation for ships and planes today. Ian Sample looks at our relationship with the magnetic north.

Duration:00:22:22

Cross Section: Jo Dunkley – Science Weekly podcast

2/1/2019
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Jo Dunkley is a professor of physics and astrophysical sciences at Princeton University. Hannah Devlin talks to her about what it’s like to work on the Atacama Cosmology Telescope in Chile, where they need to bring oxygen tanks for safety.

Duration:00:24:08

Toxic legacy: what to do with Britain's nuclear waste – Science Weekly podcast

1/25/2019
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The UK has a problem and it isn’t going to go away anytime soon. But what to do about it? This week Geoff Marsh explores plans to bury the UK’s nuclear waste deep underground

Duration:00:31:31

How do we define creativity? - Science Weekly podcast

1/18/2019
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In our latest collaboration, Ian Sample teams up with Jordan Erica Webber of Chips with Everything to look at why artwork produced using artificial intelligence is forcing us to look at how we define creativity

Duration:00:24:55

Exploring the far side of the moon – Science Weekly podcast

1/11/2019
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Hannah Devlin looks at why there is renewed interest in lunar exploration following the Chinese Chang’e 4 adventure on the far side of the moon

Duration:00:25:22

Did a supervolcano cause the dinosaurs' demise? – Science Weekly podcast

1/4/2019
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Some scientists are beginning to question whether it really was an asteroid impact that led to the dinosaurs’ extinction – instead, they think it may have been a supervolcano in India. Graihagh Jackson investigates

Duration:00:25:47

Cross Section: Hannah Fry – Science Weekly podcast

12/28/2018
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Dr Hannah Fry won the Christopher Zeeman medal in August for her contributions to the public understanding of the mathematical sciences. Ian Sample has invited her on the podcast to discuss her love of numbers. Plus, he asks, can we really use this discipline to predict human behaviour?

Duration:00:22:44

Cross Section: Dame Jane Francis - Science Weekly podcast

12/21/2018
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Prof Dame Jane Francis knows Antarctica better than most: she’s spent the majority of her career researching this icy landscape. Ian Sample talks to her about what it’s like to camp in Antarctica and what her findings can tell us about our future on this planet

Duration:00:23:32

Oh my: a psychological approach to awe – Science Weekly podcast

12/14/2018
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Nicola Davis asks what’s behind one of humanity’s most powerful and possibly evolutionarily important emotions

Duration:00:28:30

Gene-edited babies: why are scientists so appalled? – Science Weekly podcast

12/7/2018
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Last week Dr He Jiankui announced he had created the world’s first gene-edited babies. Hundreds of Chinese scientists have signed a letter condemning the research. Hannah Devlin delves into why He’s research has caused such uproar

Duration:00:23:58