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The Guardian's Science Weekly | Best Science Podcasts (2017)

Our selection of the best science podcasts of 2017. 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.

The cybercrime arms race: fighting back against the hackers
2017-09-19 23:30:39
Nicola Davis speaks with two experts on the frontline of cybercrime to find out how the changing digital landscape is leaving us all vulnerable to cyber attacks
28 minutes, 25 seconds


Statistical vigilantes: the war on scientific fraud
2017-09-14 02:53:55
Hannah Devlin delves into the case of a shamed Japanese scientist to explore how statistical malpractice is damaging science - whether employed knowingly or not
27 minutes, 48 seconds


The grey zone: reaching out to patients with disorders of consciousness - podcast
2017-09-06 05:51:30
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?
26 minutes, 12 seconds


Plastics: a villainous material? Or a victim of its own success?
2017-08-29 23:30:22
Nicola Davis delves into the world of plastics to find out exactly how and why they became so widespread, and what can now be done to curtail the ever-present problems they can cause
32 minutes, 59 seconds


Being human in the age of artificial intelligence
2017-08-22 23:00:06
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
28 minutes, 32 seconds


Cross Section: Dame Stephanie Shirley
2017-08-16 08:32:13
Hannah Devlin speaks with the IT pioneer about her life as a woman in tech, having a son with autism, and how it all led to her later role as a philanthropist
26 minutes, 17 seconds


Editing the embryo: removing harmful gene mutations
2017-08-10 09:03:09
Hannah Devlin explores the science and ethics behind a landmark study that successfully edited the genomes of developing embryos. How did they do it? What did they hope to achieve? And, further down the line, what kind of doors might research like this open?
27 minutes, 27 seconds


A peek behind the cosmic curtain: Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw answer your questions - podcast
2017-08-02 07:09:34
Science Weekly hosts the authors of Universal: a guide to the cosmos for a special live recording answering questions about the big bang, the multiverse and more
32 minutes, 52 seconds


Minds and machines: can we work together in the digital age?
2017-07-26 07:28:26
Ian Sample sits down with Andrew McAfee and Erik Brynjolfsson to discuss the future of the workplace and the role artificial intelligence will play
32 minutes, 9 seconds


Science Weekly live: call for listener's questions
2017-07-25 09:07:46
This Thursday, we'll be recording a very special Q&A episode with Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw and we want your questions!
1 minute, 54 seconds




Best Science Podcasts 2017

We have hand picked the best science podcasts for 2017. Sit back and enjoy new science podcasts updated daily from your favorite science news services and scientists.
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