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Science Weekly

By The Guardian

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Science Weekly podcast will now explore some of the crucial scientific questions about Covid-19. Led by its usual hosts  Ian Sample,  Hannah Devlin and  Nicola Davis, as well as the Guardian's health editor Sarah Boseley, we’ll be taking questions – some sent by you – to experts on the frontline of the global outbreak. Send us your questions here:  theguardian.com/covid19questions  

  1. 1.
    Covid-19: what can we learn from the HIV/Aids pandemic? 10/20/2020
    19:39
  2. 2.
    How do animals undergo metamorphosis, and why? – podcast 10/15/2020
    22:52
  3. 3.
    Covid-19: training dogs to sniff out the virus 10/13/2020
    13:58
  4. 4.
    Are the world's national parks failing nature? (part two) 10/08/2020
    19:16
  5. 5.
    Are the world's national parks failing nature? (part one) 10/06/2020
    21:55
  6. 6.
    Do smart assistants need a feminist reboot? Part 2 10/01/2020
    17:20
  7. 7.
    Do smart assistants need a feminist reboot? Part 1 09/29/2020
    19:38
  8. 8.
    Covid-19: is it possible to predict how sick someone could get? 09/24/2020
    19:33
  1. 9.
    What does it mean to be alive? Paul Nurse on defining 'life' 09/22/2020
    21:43
  2. 10.
    Covid-19 ethics: should we deliberately infect volunteers in the name of science? Part 2 09/17/2020
    23:40
  3. 11.
    Covid-19 ethics: Should we deliberately infect volunteers in the name of science? (part 1) 09/15/2020
    24:57
  4. 12.
    Covid-19: what happens when flu season hits? (part 2) 09/10/2020
    16:27
  5. 13.
    Covid-19: what happens when flu season hits? (part 1) 09/08/2020
    14:20
  6. 14.
    Covid-19: why do pandemics trigger civil unrest? – podcast 09/03/2020
    18:25
  7. 15.
    The science of healthy eating: Why are we still getting it wrong? 09/01/2020
    19:42
  8. 16.
    From the archives: the fate of Arctic sea ice 08/27/2020
    32:35
  9. 17.
    From the archives: nudge theory and the psychology of persuasion 08/25/2020
    34:06
  10. 18.
    Covid-19 ethics: digital contact tracing (part 2) 08/20/2020
    23:33
  11. 19.
    Covid-19: behind the app — the ethics of digital contract tracing part 1 08/18/2020
    20:49
  12. 20.
    From the archives: the chemistry of crime fiction 08/13/2020
    34:04
  13. 21.
    Covid-19: tracking the spread of a virus in real time 08/11/2020
    14:23
  14. 22.
    The fight over the Hubble constant 08/06/2020
    19:39
  15. 23.
    Covid-19: does more testing always mean more cases? 08/04/2020
    12:42
  16. 24.
    How Red Sea 'supercorals' are resisting the climate crisis 07/30/2020
    18:51
  17. 25.
    Covid-19: How risky is singing? 07/28/2020
    20:07
  18. 26.
    Are we in the midst of a new space race? 07/23/2020
    19:25
  19. 27.
    Covid-19: what can sewage tell us? 07/21/2020
    14:56
  20. 28.
    Booming blooms: how algae are turning the alps pink 07/16/2020
    15:41
  21. 29.
    Covid-19: the relationship between antibodies and immunity 07/14/2020
    16:45
  22. 30.
    How many contactable alien civilisations are out there? 07/09/2020
    17:50
  23. 31.
    Covid-19: Why are people suffering long-term symptoms? 07/07/2020
    15:09
  24. 32.
    Hubble at 30: a view into our cosmos 07/02/2020
    17:33
  25. 33.
    Covid-19: why R is a lot more complicated than you think 06/30/2020
    13:23
  26. 34.
    The Durrington shafts: a remarkable discovery for Stonehenge's neighbour 06/25/2020
    14:26
  27. 35.
    Covid-19: how worried should smokers be? 06/23/2020
    12:16
  28. 36.
    How cephalopod cells could take us one step closer to invisibility 06/18/2020
    15:08
  29. 37.
    Covid-19: should we be concerned about air conditioning? 06/16/2020
    13:38
  30. 38.
    Hydrogen Icebergs in space? The mystery of 'Oumuamua 06/11/2020
    17:35
  31. 39.
    Covid-19: the psychology of physical distancing 06/09/2020
    12:58
  32. 40.
    The secret, sonic lives of narwhals 06/04/2020
    16:06
  33. 41.
    Covid-19: is a second wave inevitable? 06/02/2020
    16:09
  34. 42.
    When did modern humans first arrive in Europe? 05/28/2020
    15:08
  35. 43.
    Covid-19: the role of vitamin D 05/27/2020
    15:51
  36. 44.
    Covid-19: How do you calculate herd immunity? 05/22/2020
    13:59
  37. 45.
    The emotional rollercoaster of adolescent dogs 05/21/2020
    12:18
  38. 46.
    Covid-19: can we compare different countries? 05/20/2020
    14:02
  39. 47.
    Covid-19: are pandemics becoming more common? 05/19/2020
    15:00
  40. 48.
    The microbe that protects mosquitos from malaria 05/14/2020
    14:09
  41. 49.
    Covid-19: do we need more than one vaccine? Podcast 05/13/2020
    20:10
  42. 50.
    Covid-19: why are some people losing their taste and smell? 05/12/2020
    12:37
  43. 51.
    Uncovering the mysteries of the 'crazy beast' – Science Weekly podcast 05/07/2020
    15:25
  44. 52.
    Covid-19: will my allergies make a difference? 05/06/2020
    9:11
  45. 53.
    Covid-19: the psychology of conspiracy theories 05/05/2020
    15:10
  46. 54.
    Covid-19: What has the BCG vaccine got to do with it? – Science Weekly Podcast 04/30/2020
    12:08
  47. 55.
    Covid-19: why are women less likely to die? 04/29/2020
    15:03
  48. 56.
    Covid-19: what role might air pollution play? – Science Weekly Podcast 04/28/2020
    12:30
  49. 57.
    Covid-19: how do you find drugs to treat the disease? – Science Weekly Podcast 04/23/2020
    12:12
  50. 58.
    Covid-19: how vulnerable are people with diabetes? – Science Weekly Podcast 04/22/2020
    11:39
  51. 59.
    Covid-19: is seven days in isolation enough? – Science Weekly Podcast 04/21/2020
    13:08
  52. 60.
    Covid-19: what would immunity look like? – Science Weekly Podcast 04/16/2020
    12:23
  53. 61.
    Covid-19: how can social isolation affect us? – Science Weekly Podcast 04/15/2020
    14:13
  54. 62.
    Covid-19: how vulnerable are people with asthma? – Science Weekly Podcast 04/14/2020
    12:00
  55. 63.
    Covid-19: how do you lift a lockdown? – Science Weekly Podcast 04/09/2020
    14:45
  56. 64.
    Covid-19: how are African countries coping? – Science Weekly Podcast 04/08/2020
    13:25
  57. 65.
    Covid-19: what if I'm immunocompromised? 04/07/2020
    15:27
  58. 66.
    Covid-19: how does it affect pregnancy? – Science Weekly Podcast 04/02/2020
    10:45
  59. 67.
    Covid-19: why is hand washing so effective? – Science Weekly Podcast 04/01/2020
    10:46
  60. 68.
    Covid-19: how do we test for it? – Science Weekly Podcast 03/31/2020
    12:51
  61. 69.
    Covid-19: can ibuprofen make an infection worse? – Science Weekly Podcast 03/26/2020
    11:52
  62. 70.
    Covid-19: how long can it survive outside the body? – Science Weekly Podcast 03/24/2020
    9:57
  63. 71.
    Covid-19: how effective is social distancing? – Science Weekly Podcast 03/19/2020
    13:42
  64. 72.
    Covid-19: why are there different fatality rates? – Science Weekly Podcast 03/17/2020
    11:50
  65. 73.
    A quest for meaning: Brian Greene on time and the cosmos - Science Weekly podcast 03/13/2020
    28:28
  66. 74.
    Covid-19: what happens once someone is infected? Science Weekly Extra 03/12/2020
    9:43
  67. 75.
    The Gene Gap: can we trust science to police itself? – Science Weekly podcast 03/06/2020
    40:02
  68. 76.
    Covid-19: where in the body does it infect us? – Science Weekly Extra 03/05/2020
    10:17
  69. 77.
    The Gene Gap: who decides what happens next? – Science Weekly podcast 02/28/2020
    34:41
  70. 78.
    The Gene Gap: what makes us human? - Science Weekly podcast 02/21/2020
    38:17
  71. 79.
    Exploring the start of the universe - Science Weekly podcast 02/14/2020
    21:48
  72. 80.
    Ancient archaea: how life on Earth began - Science Weekly podcast 02/07/2020
    24:43
  73. 81.
    The race to the deep – Science Weekly podcast 01/31/2020
    26:19
  74. 82.
    The Wuhan Coronavirus: what we know and don't know - Science Weekly podcast 01/24/2020
    23:18
  75. 83.
    Psychology in an emergency: Science Weekly podcast 01/17/2020
    26:32
  76. 84.
    Roy Baumeister on the power of negativity – Science Weekly podcast 01/10/2020
    22:36
  77. 85.
    Happy New Year from the Science Weekly podcast 01/03/2020
    0:36
  78. 86.
    Happy Christmas from the Science Weekly podcast 12/27/2019
    0:36
  79. 87.
    A year of science reporting – Science Weekly podcast 12/20/2019
    22:35
  80. 88.
    Pioneering ketamine treatments: depression – Science Weekly podcast 12/13/2019
    20:12
  81. 89.
    Pioneering Ketamine treatments: alcohol dependency – Science Weekly podcast 12/06/2019
    19:23
  82. 90.
    Amy Dickman on her life of big cat conservation - Science Weekly podcast 11/29/2019
    23:17
  83. 91.
    Up early or lying in: why we need different amounts of sleep – Science Weekly podcast 11/22/2019
    17:36
  84. 92.
    Callum Roberts on a life spent diving on coral reefs – Science Weekly podcast 11/15/2019
    22:09
  85. 93.
    Taking on Eysenck: one man's mission to challenge a giant of psychology – Science Weekly podcast 11/08/2019
    28:19
  86. 94.
    Artificial wombs and the promise for premature babies - Science Weekly podcast 11/01/2019
    31:38
  87. 95.
    Inside the mind of the bullshitter: Science Weekly podcast 10/25/2019
    29:57
  88. 96.
    Stuart Russell on why now is the time to start thinking about superintelligent AI - Science Weekly podcast 10/18/2019
    24:59
  89. 97.
    The dangers of DIY genetic testing – Science Weekly podcast 10/11/2019
    28:26
  90. 98.
    Cleaning up our air – Science Weekly podcast 10/04/2019
    33:05
  91. 99.
    The menopause: a new treatment for hot flushes? – Science Weekly podcast 09/27/2019
    21:45
  92. 100.
    'Nature is quantum from the start': Sean Carroll, many worlds, and a new theory of spacetime – Science Weekly podcast 09/20/2019
    26:42
  93. 101.
    How to find life beyond Earth - Science Weekly podcast 09/13/2019
    35:18
  94. 102.
    How to stop MS in its tracks – Science Weekly podcast 09/06/2019
    35:11
  95. 103.
    Soundscape ecology with Bernie Krause - Science Weekly podcast 08/30/2019
    26:42
  96. 104.
    Oceans of Noise: Episode Three – Science Weekly 08/23/2019
    36:38
  97. 105.
    Oceans of Noise: Episode Two – Science Weekly podcast 08/16/2019
    28:55
  98. 106.
    Oceans of Noise: Episode One – Science Weekly podcast 08/09/2019
    34:34
  99. 107.
    The psychology of climate science denial – Science Weekly podcast 08/02/2019
    35:27
  100. 108.
    The interplay between gender and autism spectrum disorder – Science Weekly podcast 07/26/2019
    29:09
  101. 109.
    Mercury 13: the forgotten women of the space race - Science Weekly podcast 07/19/2019
    30:05
  102. 110.
    Dark Patterns: the art of online deception – Science Weekly podcast 07/12/2019
    26:45
  103. 111.
    Cross Section: Giles Yeo – Science Weekly podcast 07/05/2019
    26:14
  104. 112.
    What happens when we can't test scientific theories? – Science Weekly podcast 06/28/2019
    26:34
  105. 113.
    150 years of the periodic table – Science Weekly podcast 06/21/2019
    24:52
  106. 114.
    The fight against HIV: then and now – Science Weekly podcast 06/14/2019
    26:09
  107. 115.
    Cross Section: Frans de Waal – Science Weekly podcast 06/07/2019
    28:10
  108. 116.
    Tomorrow's weather forecast: fair with a good chance of improvement – Science Weekly podcast 05/31/2019
    26:45
  109. 117.
    Cross Section: Hiranya Peiris – Science Weekly podcast 05/24/2019
    25:16
  110. 118.
    Are alternative meats the key to a healthier life and planet? – Science Weekly podcast 05/17/2019
    30:09
  111. 119.
    The problem with sex – Science Weekly podcast 05/10/2019
    34:13
  112. 120.
    Oceans of Noise: Episode Three – Science Weekly podcast 05/03/2019
    34:56
  113. 121.
    Oceans of Noise: Episode Two – Science Weekly podcast 05/03/2019
    29:09
  114. 122.
    Oceans of Noise: Episode One – Science Weekly podcast 05/03/2019
    34:52
  115. 123.
    Black holes: seeing 'the unseeable' – Science Weekly podcast 04/26/2019
    26:36
  116. 124.
    Cross Section: Barry Smith - Science Weekly podcast 04/19/2019
    23:19
  117. 125.
    Why fast fashion should slow down – Science Weekly podcast 04/12/2019
    26:02
  118. 126.
    Cross Section: David Spiegelhalter – Science Weekly podcast 04/05/2019
    23:56
  119. 127.
    Vitamania: should we all be popping vitamin pills? – Science Weekly podcast 03/22/2019
    21:00
  120. 128.
    Blood: the future of cancer diagnosis? – Science Weekly podcast 03/22/2019
    17:16
  121. 129.
    Cross Section: Matt Parker - Science Weekly podcast 03/15/2019
    22:17
  122. 130.
    Gender data gap and a world built for men 03/08/2019
    24:54
  123. 131.
    Farewell to Nasa's Mars rover Opportunity – Science Weekly podcast 03/01/2019
    25:19
  124. 132.
    Do we need another massive particle collider? Science Weekly podcast 02/22/2019
    30:02
  125. 133.
    Cross Section: Paul Davies – Science Weekly podcast 02/15/2019
    23:26
  126. 134.
    Where on earth is North? - Science Weekly podcast 02/08/2019
    22:22
  127. 135.
    Cross Section: Jo Dunkley – Science Weekly podcast 02/01/2019
    24:08
  128. 136.
    Toxic legacy: what to do with Britain's nuclear waste – Science Weekly podcast 01/25/2019
    31:31
  129. 137.
    How do we define creativity? - Science Weekly podcast 01/18/2019
    24:55
  130. 138.
    Exploring the far side of the moon – Science Weekly podcast 01/11/2019
    25:23
  131. 139.
    Did a supervolcano cause the dinosaurs' demise? – Science Weekly podcast 01/04/2019
    25:46
  132. 140.
    Cross Section: Hannah Fry – Science Weekly podcast 12/28/2018
    22:44
  133. 141.
    Cross Section: Dame Jane Francis - Science Weekly podcast 12/21/2018
    23:32
  134. 142.
    Oh my: a psychological approach to awe – Science Weekly podcast 12/14/2018
    28:30
  135. 143.
    Gene-edited babies: why are scientists so appalled? – Science Weekly podcast 12/07/2018
    22:51
  136. 144.
    Cross Section: Tim Peake - Science Weekly podcast 11/30/2018
    24:46
  137. 145.
    Can we trust artificial intelligence lie detectors? – Science Weekly podcast 11/23/2018
    26:54
  138. 146.
    Treating cancer: what role could our diet play? - Science Weekly podcast 11/16/2018
    19:10
  139. 147.
    Cross Section: Sir Venki Ramakrishnan – Science Weekly podcast 11/09/2018
    19:40
  140. 148.
    What role should the public play in science? - Science Weekly podcast 11/02/2018
    27:39
  141. 149.
    Falling fertility: lessons learned from Botswana – Science Weekly podcast 10/26/2018
    24:05
  142. 150.
    Mars is barred: why we shouldn't go to the red planet – Science Weekly podcast 10/19/2018
    27:38
  143. 151.
    A step in the right direction: could implants help people walk again? – Science Weekly podcast 10/12/2018
    26:24
  144. 152.
    The weight is over: will kilograms get an upgrade? – Science Weekly podcast 10/05/2018
    25:53
  145. 153.
    Cross section: Mark Miodownik – Science Weekly podcast 09/28/2018
    34:14
  146. 154.
    Opioid addiction: can the UK curb the looming crisis? – Science Weekly podcast 09/21/2018
    25:32
  147. 155.
    Are fungi the secret to a sweet sounding violin? – Science Weekly podcast 09/14/2018
    27:04
  148. 156.
    Could a new force of nature reveal the universe's dark side? – Science Weekly podcast 09/07/2018
    22:28
  149. 157.
    Conservation: there will (not) be blood - Science Weekly podcast 08/31/2018
    21:10
  150. 158.
    Huntington's disease: the price paid for our big brains? – Science Weekly podcast 08/24/2018
    27:18
  151. 159.
    Heatwaves: the next silent killer? - Science Weekly podcast 08/17/2018
    21:12
  152. 160.
    Biomimicry: Does nature do it better? 08/10/2018
    24:57
  153. 161.
    Tricky taxonomy: the problems with naming new species – Science Weekly podcast 08/03/2018
    24:23
  154. 162.
    In vitro fertilisation: 40 years on – Science Weekly podcast 07/27/2018
    27:13
  155. 163.
    The dark side of happiness – Science Weekly podcast 07/20/2018
    28:38
  156. 164.
    From Ebola to Nipah: are we ready for the next epidemic? – Science Weekly podcast 07/13/2018
    27:25
  157. 165.
    Did dinosaurs stop to smell the flowers? – Science Weekly podcast 07/06/2018
    29:49
  158. 166.
    Slice of PIE: a linguistic common ancestor – Science Weekly podcast 06/29/2018
    29:41
  159. 167.
    Gene-edited pigs: can we engineer immunity? – Science Weekly podcast 06/22/2018
    24:23
  160. 168.
    Soundscape ecology with Bernie Krause – Science Weekly podcast 06/15/2018
    27:02
  161. 169.
    The psychological effects of inequality – Science Weekly podcast 06/08/2018
    28:09
  162. 170.
    Finding a voice: why we sound unique – Science Weekly podcast 06/01/2018
    26:29
  163. 171.
    Radiophobia: why do we fear nuclear power? – Science Weekly podcast 05/25/2018
    25:46
  164. 172.
    Why is asbestos still killing people? – Science Weekly podcast 05/18/2018
    25:36
  165. 173.
    Growing brains in labs – Science Weekly podcast 05/11/2018
    30:40
  166. 174.
    Cross Section: Carlo Rovelli – Science Weekly podcast 05/04/2018
    34:38
  167. 175.
    The curious case of the dodo – Science Weekly podcast 04/27/2018
    29:22
  168. 176.
    The science behind why we fight – Science Weekly podcast 04/20/2018
    28:51
  169. 177.
    Alternative medicine and its sceptics – Science Weekly podcast 04/13/2018
    30:36
  170. 178.
    A Neuroscientist Explains: how we read words 04/09/2018
    38:50
  171. 179.
    What our teeth tell us about our evolutionary past – Science Weekly podcast 04/06/2018
    28:19
  172. 180.
    A Neuroscientist Explains: where perception ends and hallucination begins 04/02/2018
    37:43
  173. 181.
    The trouble with science - Science Weekly podcast 03/30/2018
    26:45
  174. 182.
    Inside the secret life of the teenage brain – Science Weekly podcast 03/23/2018
    29:59
  175. 183.
    A Neuroscientist Explains: how whooping increases your enjoyment 03/23/2018
    28:27
  176. 184.
    A Neuroscientist Explains: psychology's replication crisis – podcast trailer 03/20/2018
    1:07
  177. 185.
    What do the chemical signatures of deadly nerve agents tell us about their origins? – Science Weekly podcast 03/16/2018
    27:08
  178. 186.
    A Neuroscientist Explains: the origins of social behaviour – podcast trailer 03/15/2018
    1:11
  179. 187.
    Is it possible to enhance and rewire the adult brain? – Science Weekly podcast 03/09/2018
    28:38
  180. 188.
    A Neuroscientist Explains: is the internet addictive? 03/05/2018
    35:48
  181. 189.
    Cross Section: Steven Pinker – Science Weekly podcast 03/02/2018
    37:40
  182. 190.
    A Neuroscientist Explains: season two trailer 02/27/2018
    1:18
  183. 191.
    What happened to US diplomats in Cuba? – Science Weekly podcast 02/23/2018
    27:05
  184. 192.
    E-cigarettes and the burning issues around vaping - Science Weekly podcast 02/16/2018
    31:02
  185. 193.
    Culture and the mind: a new theory of human intelligence – Science Weekly podcast 02/07/2018
    40:34
  186. 194.
    Why is the flu so bad this year? - Science Weekly podcast 02/01/2018
    32:59
  187. 195.
    Questioning AI: does artificial intelligence need an off switch? - Science Weekly podcast 01/24/2018
    40:58
  188. 196.
    Questioning AI: what can scientists learn from artificial intelligence? – Science Weekly podcast 01/17/2018
    33:21
  189. 197.
    Questioning AI: what kind of intelligence will we create? – Science Weekly podcast 01/10/2018
    38:14
  190. 198.
    Questioning AI: what are the key research challenges? – Science Weekly podcast 01/04/2018
    35:24

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