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The award-winning Science Weekly podcast is the best place to learn about the big discoveries and debates in biology, chemistry, physics – and sometimes even maths. Ian Sample, Hannah Devlin and  Nicola Davis meet the great thinkers and doers in science and technology. Science has never sounded so good! We'd love to hear what you think, so get in touch via @guardianaudio or podcasts@theguardian.com

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The award-winning Science Weekly podcast is the best place to learn about the big discoveries and debates in biology, chemistry, physics – and sometimes even maths. Ian Sample, Hannah Devlin and  Nicola Davis meet the great thinkers and doers in science and technology. Science has never sounded so good! We'd love to hear what you think, so get in touch via @guardianaudio or podcasts@theguardian.com

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186 Ratings
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By D20chick - Dec 20 2017
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Pacing is good, thoroughy enjoyable for those topics you already have an interest in.

Best science podcast

By Lisa Gunner - Sep 18 2016
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This is my favorite science podcast.

iTunes Ratings

186 Ratings
Average Ratings
129
30
9
11
7

Quality

By D20chick - Dec 20 2017
Read more
Pacing is good, thoroughy enjoyable for those topics you already have an interest in.

Best science podcast

By Lisa Gunner - Sep 18 2016
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This is my favorite science podcast.
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Science Weekly

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The award-winning Science Weekly podcast is the best place to learn about the big discoveries and debates in biology, chemistry, physics – and sometimes even maths. Ian Sample, Hannah Devlin and  Nicola Davis meet the great thinkers and doers in science and technology. Science has never sounded so good! We'd love to hear what you think, so get in touch via @guardianaudio or podcasts@theguardian.com

Rank #1: Questioning AI: what are the key research challenges? – Science Weekly podcast

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In the first episode of our Questioning Artificial Intelligence mini-series, Ian Sample explores some of the key hurdles for machine learning, including reasoning and social intelligence

Jan 04 2018

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Rank #2: The dangers of DIY genetic testing – Science Weekly podcast

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Whether for ancestry or health, millions of us are choosing to have our genetic fingerprints analysed by using direct-to-consumer kits from private companies. But can the results of these tests be trusted in a clinical setting? Senior doctors have called for a crackdown on home genetic-testing kits and this week, Hannah Devlin finds out why. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/sciencepod

Oct 11 2019

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Rank #3: Is it possible to enhance and rewire the adult brain? – Science Weekly podcast

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Nicola Davis asks: can we increase the window of brain plasticity in the later stages of life? And what do we know about the implications of doing so?

Mar 09 2018

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Rank #4: Questioning AI: does artificial intelligence need an off switch? - Science Weekly podcast

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Our final mini-series episode asks what impact might AI have on society – and who decides when to turn it off?

Jan 24 2018

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Rank #5: The grey zone: reaching out to patients with disorders of consciousness

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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?

Sep 06 2017

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Rank #6: DIY Crispr: biohacking your own genome – Science Weekly podcast

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With do-it-yourself Crispr kits now available online, Hannah Devlin asks if it’s really possible to edit your own DNA, is it safe and how should it be regulated?

Dec 20 2017

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Rank #7: E-cigarettes and the burning issues around vaping - Science Weekly podcast

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Ian Sample asks: how safe is vaping? Can it help people stop smoking? And should it be available via a doctor’s prescription?

Feb 16 2018

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Rank #8: 'Nature is quantum from the start': Sean Carroll, many worlds, and a new theory of spacetime – Science Weekly podcast

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Ian Sample speaks to the theoretical physicist Sean Carroll about his mission to demystify quantum mechanics. It won’t be easy, though, as Carroll’s favoured interpretation of this fundamental theory – the ‘many worlds’ interpretation – results in a possibly infinite number of parallel universes. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/sciencepod

Sep 20 2019

26mins

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Rank #9: Vitamania: should we all be popping vitamin pills? – Science Weekly podcast

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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

Mar 22 2019

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Rank #10: Questioning AI: what can scientists learn from artificial intelligence? – Science Weekly podcast

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In this episode of our new mini-series, Ian Sample explores how AI is providing insights into cancer diagnosis, intelligence, and physics

Jan 17 2018

33mins

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Rank #11: From zero to infinity: a brief history of counting – Science Weekly podcast

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

Oct 04 2017

28mins

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Rank #12: Cross Section: Steven Pinker – Science Weekly podcast

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We ask Prof Steven Pinker whether today’s doom and gloom headlines are a sign we’re worse off than in centuries gone by, or if human wellbeing is at an all-time high

Mar 02 2018

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Rank #13: Being human in the age of artificial intelligence - Science Weekly podcast

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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

Aug 23 2017

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Rank #14: Healthy body, healthy mind: a new approach for mental disorders - Science Weekly podcast

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What role might the immune system play in mental illness? And how might this challenge long-held beliefs about the divide between body and brain?

Nov 22 2017

28mins

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Rank #15: Black holes: seeing 'the unseeable' – Science Weekly podcast

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Using a global network of telescopes, scientists have managed to capture an image of a black hole for the first time. Hannah Devlin investigates why it’s more than just a pretty picture. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/sciencepod

Apr 26 2019

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Rank #16: A Neuroscientist Explains: is the internet addictive?

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Dr Daniel Glaser is back. To kick off season two he asks whether there is a connection between reward and addiction. And can we really get addicted to Twitter?

Mar 05 2018

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Rank #17: Could a new force of nature reveal the universe's dark side? – Science Weekly podcast

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We can see only 4% of the observable universe – the rest is made up of invisible ‘dark matter’ and ‘dark energy’. Now scientists are looking for a postulated force of nature that could open a door to the dark side. Ian Sample investigates

Sep 07 2018

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Rank #18: Statistical vigilantes: the war on scientific fraud – Science Weekly podcast

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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

Sep 14 2017

27mins

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Rank #19: Where on earth is North? - Science Weekly podcast

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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.

Feb 08 2019

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Rank #20: Alternative medicine and its sceptics – Science Weekly podcast

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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?

Apr 13 2018

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