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Our selection of the best science podcasts of 2018. New science podcasts are updated daily from your favorite science news services and scientists.


The Guardian's Science Weekly
The award winning Science Weekly is the best place to learn about the big discoveries and debates in biology, chemistry, physics, and sometimes even maths. From the Guardian science desk - Ian Sample, Hannah Devlin & Nicola Davis meet the great thinkers and doers in science and technology.

Oh my: a psychological approach to awe
2018-12-13 22:00:39
Nicola Davis asks what's behind one of humanity's most powerful and possibly evolutionarily important emotions
28 minutes, 3


Gene-edited babies: why are scientists so appalled?
2018-12-06 22:00:13
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
22 minutes, 51 seconds


Cross Section: Tim Peake
2018-11-29 22:00:35
Tim Peake beat 8,172 applicants for a spot on the European Space Agency's astronaut training programme. Ian Sample talks to him about the selection process and the intensive training he went through
24 minutes, 46 seconds


Can we trust artificial intelligence lie detectors?
2018-11-22 22:00:08
Liar liar, pants on fire? In this collaboration between the Guardian's Science Weekly and Chips with Everything podcasts, we explore whether it will ever be possible to build intelligent machines to detect porky pies
26 minutes, 54 seconds


Can we trust AI lie detectors? Chips with Everything podcast
2018-11-22 22:00:06
In this collaboration between the Guardian's Science Weekly and Chips with Everything podcasts, we explore whether we will ever be able to build an intelligent machine to detect our lies. And if we did, could we trust it?
26 minutes, 56 seconds


Treating cancer: what role could our diet play?
2018-11-15 22:01:00
Food is an essential part of everyone's life but how does what we eat affect our health? Could we eat to treat our illnesses? Top oncologists from around the world are beginning to study the role of diet in cancer treatment and early results look promising. Hannah Devlin investigates.
19 minutes, 1


Cross Section: Sir Venki Ramakrishnan
2018-11-08 22:00:09
Nicola Davis sits down with Nobel prize-winning scientist Sir Venki Ramakrishnan to discuss the competition he faced in the race to discover the ribosome - AKA the gene machine. Is competition good for science, or would a collaborative approach be better?
19 minutes, 4


What role should the public play in science?
2018-11-01 23:00:24
How far is too far when it comes to the public directing research? There are concerns than a science journal may revise a paper amid pressure from activists. It raises the issue of what role the public should play and whether science should have boundaries to protect its integrity. Ian Sample presents.
25 minutes, 24 seconds


Falling fertility: lessons learned from Botswana
2018-10-25 22:00:07
Fifty years ago, the average woman in Botswana had seven children. Now she will have fewer than three. Enabling women to control their fertility has had huge ramifications for their health, education and employment - could President Trump's ' global gag rule' threaten this? Nicola Davis travels to Botswana to investigate
24 minutes, 5 seconds


Falling fertility: lessons learned from Botswana
2018-10-25 22:00:07
Fifty years ago, the average woman in Botswana had seven children. Now she will have fewer than three. Enabling women to control their fertility has had huge ramifications for their health, education and employment - could President Trump's ' global gag rule' threaten this? Nicola Davis travels to Botswana to investigate
24 minutes, 5 seconds




Best Science Podcasts 2018

We have hand picked the best science podcasts for 2018. Sit back and enjoy new science podcasts updated daily from your favorite science news services and scientists.
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