New Scientist Weekly

By New Scientist

Keep up with the latest scientific developments and breakthroughs in this weekly podcast from the team at New Scientist, the world’s most popular weekly science and technology magazine. Each discussion centers around three of the most fascinating stories to hit the headlines each week. From technology, to space, health and the environment, we share all the information you need to keep pace.

  1. 1.
    #63: Musical spider’s webs; magic mushrooms for treating depression; the sound of coronavirus
    26:55
  2. 2.
    #62: Synthetic life; rescue plan for Earth; muon g-2 new physics
    28:57
  3. 3.
    #61: Worse allergies; black hole in our backyard; new flavours of vanilla
    24:07
  4. 4.
    #60: New physics; anti-ageing human embryos; Mars update
    26:13
  5. 5.
    #59: Vaccine success; hibernation and anti-ageing; world’s first computer
    28:07
  6. 6.
    #58: Covid good news; cold water swimming; quantum unreality
    23:53
  7. 7.
    #57: Moon base; Neanderthal speech; Elizabeth Kolbert on geoengineering
    28:32
  8. 8.
    #56: How to spend a trillion dollars; landing on Mars; exercise and metabolism myths
    25:02
  1. 9.
    #55: Rescuing nature; Mars missions; new covid mutation
    24:24
  2. 10.
    #54: Next-gen vaccines; alien space probes; ethics of fish
    27:23
  3. 11.
    #53: Pandemic burnout; vaccines for the world; sustainable fuel
    26:37
  4. 12.
    #52: Life after vaccination; gaslighting; mind reading
    24:42
  5. 13.
    #51: Covid evolution; new dinosaur; missing genome data
    26:36
  6. 14.
    #50: Covid vaccine dosing; superconductors; coral restoration
    34:24
  7. 15.
    #49: New coronavirus variants
    26:05
  8. 16.
    #48: Must-know science of 2021
    29:05
  9. 17.
    #47: Christmas special quiz of the year
    28:35
  10. 18.
    #46: Stardust hunting, the illusion of the self, space rocks return to Earth
    28:06
  11. 19.
    #45: Vaccine roll out in UK and China; Chris Packham on connectedness; AlphaFold breakthrough
    33:38
  12. 20.
    #44: When we’ll get the vaccine; fast-expanding universe; lunar missions
    35:59
  13. 21.
    #43: How the covid RNA vaccine works; systemic racism; origin of humans
    29:43
  14. 22.
    #42: Vaccine for covid-19; origin of animals; overpopulation
    27:48
  15. 23.
    #41: The function of dreams
    25:46
  16. 24.
    #40: Halloween special: real-life vampires, the science of ghosts, deep-sea zombies, monster black holes
    28:52
  17. 25.
    #39: Social lives of viruses; CRISPR to fight antibiotic resistance; dealing with risk; George RR Martin and the moon
    28:00
  18. 26.
    #38: Tackling the climate crisis; essential, like, filler words of, um, language; mystery of the human penis; your covid questions answered
    33:17
  19. 27.
    #37: Black holes and CRISPR gene editing spring Nobel surprises; climate change and indigenous people in the Arctic; symptom clusters identified for covid-19
    31:20
  20. 28.
    #36: Hunt for life on Venus and Mars; how the paleo diet affects your age; strategy for the second wave of coronavirus; species extinction crisis
    32:56
  21. 29.
    #35: The first woman on the moon; evolution special; purpose of sleep and dreams; deep water mystery
    32:52
  22. 30.
    #34: Race to find life on Venus; coronavirus claims lives of 1 million people; extinction crisis; how the brain slows time
    33:20
  23. 31.
    #33: The healthy-eating revolution; China’s cosmic ambitions; Russia’s pursuit of gene-editing technology; the world’s greatest mammal
    30:43
  24. 32.
    #32: Billionaire plan to geoengineer the planet; how the moon affects your health; Neuralink’s telepathic pigs
    34:03
  25. 33.
    #31: Widening the search for alien life on habitable planets; why unconscious bias training might not work; the microbiome of cancer tumours
    24:13
  26. 34.
    #30: Redefining time; why mindfulness can cause problems; secrets of super-resilient tardigrades
    30:09
  27. 35.
    #29: Loneliness during lockdown; medical artificial intelligence beats doctors; who gets the coronavirus vaccine first
    31:18
  28. 36.
    #28: Origin of life on Earth; second wave of coronavirus; science of miscarriage
    34:26
  29. 37.
    #27: Putting plastic back on the agenda; revisiting the iconic black hole image, how dinosaurs dominated the planet
    29:51
  30. 38.
    #26: The hidden dark matter of our food; NASA’s new search for life on Mars; smallpox in the American civil war
    28:24
  31. 39.
    #25: Coronavirus effects on children, and on other diseases; changing the way you sit could add years to your life; supercrops for a climate-changed world
    31:52
  32. 40.
    #24: Half a year in a world of covid-19; meat production breaking Earth’s nitrogen limits; what does gravity weigh?
    31:35
  33. 41.
    #23: Coronavirus immunity and vaccine implications; evolutionary reasons for the types of world leader; treating people with CRISPR gene editing
    33:15
  34. 42.
    #22: Consciousness from the body as well as the brain; record temperatures in the Arctic; long-term symptoms of covid-19
    24:55
  35. 43.
    #21: How to prevent future pandemics, black lives matter and racism in science, suspended animation
    27:48
  36. 44.
    #20: Human cryptic mate choice, cracking nuclear fusion, countering coronavirus misinformation
    28:56
  37. 45.
    #19: How the UK got it wrong on coronavirus, mystery around chronic Lyme, Greta Thunberg’s musical debut
    28:46
  38. 46.
    #18: Bending the curve on climate change, the era of commercial space travel, staying safe from coronavirus
    25:57
  39. 47.
    #17: The truth about our appetites, the impact of coronavirus on conservation, mud volcanoes on Mars
    30:19
  40. 48.
    #16: Hints of a new force of nature; making mice with human cells; seaweed in the fight against climate change
    26:02
  41. 49.
    #15: Mystery of radio signals from deep space; the future of music; epidemic of bad coronavirus science
    28:51
  42. 50.
    #14: Dreams, sleep and coronavirus, a new explanation of consciousness, brain-stimulation anorexia treatment
    31:31

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