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The Guardian's Science Weekly | Best Science Podcasts (2019)

Our selection of the best science podcasts of 2019. 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.

Do we need another massive particle collider? Science Weekly podcast
2019-02-21 22:00:21
With the Large Hadron Collider reaching its upper limits, scientists around the world are drawing up plans for a new generation of super colliders. Ian Sample weighs up whether or not the potential new discoveries a collider may make will justify the cost of building them.. Help support our independent journalism at <a href="https://gu.com/sciencepod">gu.com/sciencepod</a>
30 minutes, 2 seconds


Cross Section: Paul Davies
2019-02-14 22:00:12
Nicola Davis talks to the theoretical physicist Paul Davies, who has been trying to find the solution to one of humankind's trickier questions - what is life?
23 minutes, 26 seconds


Where on earth is North?
2019-02-08 00:27:59
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.
22 minutes, 22 seconds


Cross Section: Jo Dunkley
2019-01-31 22:00:46
Jo Dunkley is a professor of physics and astrophysical sciences at Princeton University. Hannah Devlin talks to her about what it's like to work on the Atacama Cosmology Telescope in Chile, where they need to bring oxygen tanks for safety.
24 minutes, 8 seconds


Toxic legacy: what to do with Britain's nuclear waste
2019-01-24 22:00:29
The UK has a problem and it isn't going to go away anytime soon. But what to do about it? This week Geoff Marsh explores two options, including plans to bury the UK's nuclear waste deep underground
31 minutes, 31 seconds


How do we define creativity?
2019-01-17 22:00:11
In our latest collaboration, Ian Sample teams up with Jordan Erica Webber of Chips with Everything to look at why artwork produced using artificial intelligence is forcing us to look at how we define creativity
24 minutes, 55 seconds


Exploring the far side of the moon
2019-01-10 22:00:04
Hannah Devlin looks at why there is renewed interest in lunar exploration following the Chinese Chang'e 4 adventure on the far side of the moon
25 minutes, 23 seconds


Did a supervolcano cause the dinosaurs' demise?
2019-01-03 22:00:10
Some scientists are beginning to question whether it really was an asteroid impact that led to the dinosaurs' extinction - instead, they think it may have been a supervolcano in India. Graihagh Jackson investigates
25 minutes, 46 seconds


Cross Section: Hannah Fry
2018-12-27 22:00:17
Dr Hannah Fry won the Christopher Zeeman medal in August for her contributions to the public understanding of the mathematical sciences. Ian Sample has invited her on the podcast to discuss her love of numbers. Plus, he asks, can we really use this discipline to predict human behaviour?
22 minutes, 44 seconds


Cross Section: Dame Jane Francis
2018-12-20 22:00:23
Prof Dame Jane Francis knows Antarctica better than most: she's spent the majority of her career researching this icy landscape. Ian Sample talks to her about what it's like to camp in Antarctica and what her findings can tell us about our future on this planet
23 minutes, 32 seconds




Best Science Podcasts 2019

We have hand picked the best science podcasts for 2019. Sit back and enjoy new science podcasts updated daily from your favorite science news services and scientists.
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