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.
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
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
Radiolab Presents: Anna in Somalia This week, we are presenting a story from NPR foreign correspondent Gregory Warner and his new globe-trotting podcast Rough Translation.
Mohammed was having the best six months of his life - working a job he loved, making mixtapes for his sweetheart - when the communist Somali regime perp-walked him out of his own home, and sentenced him to a lifetime of solitary confinement. With only concrete walls and cockroaches to keep him company, Mohammed felt miserable, alone, despondent. But then one day, eight months into his sentence, he heard a whisper, a whisper that would open up a portal to - of all places and times - 19th century Russia, and that would teach him how to live and love again.
Future Consequences From data collection to gene editing to AI, what we once considered science fiction is now becoming reality. This hour, TED speakers explore the future consequences of our present actions. Guests include designer Anab Jain, futurist Juan Enriquez, biologist Paul Knoepfler, and neuroscientist and philosopher Sam Harris.