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Episode Date
Who really wins if the Enhanced Games go ahead?
Apr 18, 2024
Soundscape ecology: a window into a disappearing world
Apr 16, 2024
The senior Swiss women who went to court over climate change, and won
Apr 11, 2024
Remembering physicist Peter Higgs
Apr 10, 2024
Horny tortoises and solar mysteries: what scientists can learn from a total eclipse
Apr 09, 2024
The science of ‘weird shit’: why we believe in fate, ghosts and conspiracy theories
Apr 04, 2024
Hypermobility: a blessing or a curse?
Apr 02, 2024
The virus that infects almost everyone, and its link to cancer and MS
Mar 28, 2024
What could a severe solar storm do to Earth, and are we prepared?
Mar 26, 2024
Havana syndrome: will we ever understand what happened?
Mar 21, 2024
Should forests have rights?
Mar 19, 2024
A waterworld with a boiling ocean and the end of dark matter? The week in science
Mar 14, 2024
Why do we lose our hair as we age, and what can we do about it? – podcast
Mar 12, 2024
What’s behind the rapid rise of cancer in the under-50s?
Mar 07, 2024
Classic older child? What the science says about birth order and personality
Mar 05, 2024
The Guardian’s new podcast series about AI: Black Box – prologue
Mar 02, 2024
The debilitating impact of tinnitus, and how a new app could help
Feb 29, 2024
How green are electric cars?
Feb 27, 2024
Mistakes, fakes, and a giant rat penis: why are so many science papers being retracted?
Feb 22, 2024
Nitazenes and xylazine: what’s behind the rise of dangerous synthetic drugs?
Feb 20, 2024
What apes can tell us about the origins of teasing
Feb 15, 2024
Retinol, acids and serums for kids? A dermatologist’s guide to age appropriate skincare
Feb 13, 2024
Why are we still waiting for a male contraceptive pill?
Feb 08, 2024
What happens now bird flu has reached the Antarctic?
Feb 06, 2024
A fasting prime minister and a mind-reading billionaire: the week in science
Feb 01, 2024
Secrets of the microbiome: the skin
Jan 30, 2024
Secrets of the microbiome: the vagina
Jan 25, 2024
Secrets of the microbiome: the gut
Jan 23, 2024
How to stop doomscrolling and reclaim your brain
Jan 18, 2024
Is guilt-free flying on the horizon?
Jan 16, 2024
Our science predictions for 2024
Jan 11, 2024
What the science says about how to get active (and make it stick)
Jan 09, 2024
Revisited: Weight of the world, the climate scientists who hold out hope
Jan 04, 2024
Weight of the world revisited: the climate scientists who copped it
Jan 03, 2024
Revisited: Weight of the world – the climate scientists who saw the crisis coming
Jan 02, 2024
Best of 2023, Killing the Skydancer: episode three, An Open Secret
Dec 28, 2023
Best of 2023, Killing the Skydancer: episode two, The Perfect Crime
Dec 27, 2023
Best of 2023: Killing the Skydancer episode one, Susie’s chicks
Dec 26, 2023
All the buzz and no hangover? The next generation of alcohol-free drinks
Dec 21, 2023
Can machines ever be like us? Prof Michael Wooldridge on the future of AI
Dec 19, 2023
Cop28: what just happened?
Dec 13, 2023
The incredible world of animal perception, and what it can teach us
Dec 12, 2023
All the drama from the first week of Cop28
Dec 07, 2023
Why are we still struggling to get contraception right?
Dec 05, 2023
Everything you need to know about Cop28 as the summit begins
Nov 30, 2023
Weight of the world – the climate scientists who saw the crisis coming
Nov 28, 2023
What have we learned from the James Webb space telescope so far?
Nov 23, 2023
Superyachts and private jets: the carbon impact of the ‘polluter elite’
Nov 21, 2023
The mysteries of volcanoes: what’s going on beneath the ground in Iceland?
Nov 16, 2023
CBD: what’s the science behind the wellness trend?
Nov 14, 2023
Why is the Amazon rainforest drying up?
Nov 09, 2023
Understanding the science of addiction
Nov 07, 2023
Nuclear fusion, new drugs, better batteries: how AI will transform science
Nov 02, 2023
What could near-death experiences teach us about life, death and consciousness?
Oct 31, 2023
Black holes, but backwards: unlocking the mysteries of white holes
Oct 26, 2023
‘We’ve lost control’: what happens when the west Antarctic ice sheet melts?
Oct 24, 2023
Could AI help diagnose schizophrenia?
Oct 19, 2023
Scarier than lions: how fear of ‘super predator’ humans is shaping the animal kingdom
Oct 17, 2023
Inside the UK’s first gaming disorder clinic
Oct 12, 2023
What’s really going on with Paris’s bedbug crisis?
Oct 10, 2023
All the news and science from the Nobel Prizes
Oct 05, 2023
Everything you need to know about the menopause
Oct 03, 2023
Could we end migraines for good?
Sep 28, 2023
Deja vu’s lesser-known opposite: why do we experience jamais vu?
Sep 26, 2023
The mystery of Europe’s heat death hotspot
Sep 21, 2023
Will our bees survive the Asian hornet invasion?
Sep 19, 2023
Should American bully XLs be banned?
Sep 14, 2023
Teen mental health and social media: what does the evidence tell us?
Sep 12, 2023
First African climate summit: can development and climate action coexist?
Sep 07, 2023
Everything you need to know about the new Covid variant
Sep 05, 2023
Why are scientists so excited about the vagus nerve? – podcast
Aug 31, 2023
Iris scans: proof of our humanity in an AI future, or marketing gimmick?
Aug 29, 2023
The Y chromosome has finally been sequenced: here’s why it matters
Aug 24, 2023
Apple cider vinegar gummies: what’s the science behind the weight loss trend?
Aug 22, 2023
Killing the Skydancer: episode three, An Open Secret
Aug 17, 2023
Killing the Skydancer: episode two, The Perfect Crime
Aug 16, 2023
Killing the Skydancer: episode one, Susie’s Chicks
Aug 15, 2023
Summer picks: are we any closer to understanding long Covid?
Aug 10, 2023
Summer picks: should we ban artificial grass?
Aug 08, 2023
Summer picks: could the multiverse be real?
Aug 03, 2023
Summer picks: what’s the reality behind the ‘Love Island smile’?
Aug 01, 2023
Canadian lake could mark the start of new geological epoch
Jul 27, 2023
What can doppelgangers tell us about nature v nurture?
Jul 25, 2023
Extreme heat: what does it do to us and how can we adapt?
Jul 20, 2023
What’s at stake if we mine the deep sea?
Jul 18, 2023
Has a 25-year-old bet taken us a step closer to understanding consciousness?
Jul 13, 2023
The awe-inspiring intelligence of octopuses
Jul 11, 2023
Why inflammation matters, and what we can do to fight it
Jul 06, 2023
Why are windfarms turning record profits for the crown estate?
Jul 04, 2023
Euclid: will the mission uncover the secrets of dark matter and dark energy?
Jun 29, 2023
Why are orcas attacking boats and is the behaviour spreading?
Jun 27, 2023
Synthetic human embryos: can the law keep pace with the science?
Jun 22, 2023
Cybercrime: what does psychology have to do with phishing?
Jun 20, 2023
Will new treatments change the way we view cancer for good?
Jun 15, 2023
Kakhovka dam destruction: why is Ukraine calling it ‘ecocide’?
Jun 13, 2023
Why is Nasa looking into UFOs and what has it found so far?
Jun 08, 2023
‘It’s taught me everything about living’: Rachel Clarke on delivering palliative care from the NHS to Ukraine
Jun 06, 2023
Why are food allergies on the rise and is a cure on the horizon?
Jun 01, 2023
Six months to Cop28: will the most vital summit yet make meaningful progress?
May 30, 2023
Japanese knotweed: why is it so damaging and can it be stopped?
May 25, 2023
What will we eat in a post-1.5C world?
May 23, 2023
Menopause: could a new brain-based treatment cure hot flushes?
May 18, 2023
Is it the beginning of the end for scientific publishing?
May 16, 2023
First UK baby born with DNA from three people: what happens next?
May 11, 2023
Will psychedelic drugs transform mental health treatment?
May 09, 2023
How AI is making non-invasive mind reading a reality
May 04, 2023
Can cities help us fight climate change?
May 02, 2023
Europe’s ‘carbon bomb’ petrochemical plant: can it be stopped?
Apr 27, 2023
Why are black women four times more likely to die from childbirth?
Apr 25, 2023
How did ultra-processed foods take over, and what are they doing to us?
Apr 20, 2023
Could virtual reality gaming help people overcome anxiety?
Apr 18, 2023
Juice Mission: why has the search for alien life moved to Jupiter’s moons?
Apr 13, 2023
Should we ban artificial grass?
Apr 11, 2023
What’s feeding the 5,000-mile blob of seaweed growing in the Atlantic?
Apr 05, 2023
Why does the UK government want to ban laughing gas?
Apr 04, 2023
Glass beads full of water on the moon: what does the discovery mean for space exploration?
Mar 30, 2023
Could faecal transplants be the next frontier in health?
Mar 28, 2023
Three years on: are we any closer to understanding long Covid?
Mar 23, 2023
Willow Project: what could the ‘carbon bomb’ mean for the environment?
Mar 21, 2023
How will gene editing change medicine and who will benefit?
Mar 16, 2023
The Last of Us: could the next pandemic be fungal?
Mar 14, 2023
Everything Everywhere All at Once: could the multiverse be real?
Mar 09, 2023
Matt Hancock’s messages: how scientifically literate should our politicians be?
Mar 07, 2023
What should we do about the rise in children vaping?
Mar 02, 2023
What are ‘forever chemicals’ and why are they causing alarm?
Feb 28, 2023
15-minute cities: mundane planning concept or global conspiracy?
Feb 23, 2023
Are weight loss injections the solution to the obesity crisis?
Feb 21, 2023
Online misogyny: what impact is it having on children?
Feb 16, 2023
Antibiotic resistance: where do we go next?
Feb 14, 2023
What can we really learn from home blood testing kits?
Feb 09, 2023
How has the Russia-Ukraine war disrupted science?
Feb 07, 2023
Can we restore England’s lost wildlife?
Feb 02, 2023
How to spot the exotic green comet (and what might get in the way)
Jan 31, 2023
How will ChatGPT transform creative work?
Jan 26, 2023
Overcoming burnout: a psychologist’s guide
Jan 24, 2023
Could the return of El Niño in 2023 take us above 1.5C of warming?
Jan 19, 2023
What’s the reality behind the ‘Love Island smile’?
Jan 17, 2023
How did we save the ozone layer?
Jan 12, 2023
Our science predictions for 2023
Jan 10, 2023
Best of 2022: James Webb space telescope – thousands of galaxies in a grain of sand
Jan 05, 2023
Best of 2022: Why aren’t women being diagnosed with ADHD?
Jan 03, 2023
Are we finally nearing a treatment for Alzheimer’s?
Dec 29, 2022
Exploded heads and missing fingers: Dame Sue Black on her most memorable cases
Dec 27, 2022
The science of how to give better gifts
Dec 22, 2022
What does Cop15’s buzzword ‘nature positive’ mean?
Dec 20, 2022
‘Nothing is impossible’: the major breakthrough in nuclear fusion
Dec 15, 2022
Will Cop15 tackle the growing problem of invasive species?
Dec 13, 2022
‘The biggest meeting for humanity’: Why Cop15 has to succeed
Dec 07, 2022
Why are children in the UK at risk of serious strep A infections?
Dec 06, 2022
‘A possible extinction event’: the UK’s worst bird flu outbreak
Dec 01, 2022
What are leap seconds, and why have we scrapped them?
Nov 29, 2022
How should we prepare for an ageing global population?
Nov 24, 2022
Will the Qatar World Cup really be carbon neutral?
Nov 22, 2022
Cop27: where do climate scientists find hope?
Nov 17, 2022
Cop27: has there been any progress in Sharm el-Sheikh?
Nov 15, 2022
Cop27: Is it time to rethink endless economic growth?
Nov 09, 2022
Cop27: Who are the real climate leaders?
Nov 08, 2022
Cop27: a chance for change – or more of the same?
Nov 03, 2022
Could a prescription of surfing help with depression?
Nov 01, 2022
Stories from a medieval graveyard: worms, wounds, and wonky toes
Oct 27, 2022
Is it ethical to put human brain cells in a rat?
Oct 25, 2022
Can rituals help with our grief for the natural world?
Oct 20, 2022
How a scientific scandal could force sport to rethink concussion
Oct 18, 2022
Could moth larvae be the answer to our plastic problem?
Oct 13, 2022
Why does Elon Musk want to buy Twitter?
Oct 11, 2022
Why is the government in Iran shutting down the internet?
Oct 06, 2022
Covid-19: is there a ‘twindemic’ coming?
Oct 04, 2022
Why did Nasa smash its spacecraft into an asteroid?
Sep 29, 2022
How a man and his dogs discovered the cause of narcolepsy
Sep 27, 2022
Why is the NHS in crisis, and can it be fixed?
Sep 22, 2022
How will Jacob Rees-Mogg tackle the energy and climate crises?
Sep 20, 2022
How air pollution is changing our view of cancer
Sep 15, 2022
Why do we grieve the death of public figures?
Sep 13, 2022
Could a new vaccine tackle rising rates of Lyme disease?
Sep 08, 2022
What could go wrong at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant?
Sep 06, 2022
100 days until Cop15: what next to save nature?
Sep 01, 2022
What is raw sewage doing to the UK’s rivers and seas?
Aug 30, 2022
What’s going on with UK teenagers’ mental health?
Aug 25, 2022
How did mammals come to rule the world?
Aug 23, 2022
From the archive: Will Silicon Valley help us live to 200 and beyond? – podcast
Aug 18, 2022
From the archive: What are the hidden costs of our obsession with fish oil pills?
Aug 16, 2022
From the archive: Are western lifestyles causing a rise in autoimmune diseases?
Aug 11, 2022
From the archive: Why are climate and conservation scientists taking to the streets?
Aug 09, 2022
James Lovelock and the legacy of his Gaia hypothesis
Aug 04, 2022
Is it time for a complete overhaul of car wreck rescue techniques?
Aug 02, 2022
Which Tory leadership candidate is the ‘greenest’?
Jul 28, 2022
Learning how to cope with ‘climate doom’
Jul 26, 2022
Have Biden’s climate pledges just been killed off?
Jul 21, 2022
‘Falling from the sky in distress’: the deadly bird flu outbreak sweeping the world
Jul 19, 2022
James Webb space telescope: thousands of galaxies in a grain of sand
Jul 14, 2022
Why have Australian honeybees been put into lockdown? Podcast
Jul 12, 2022
Roe v Wade: why vasectomies are no answer to abortion restrictions
Jul 07, 2022
New Covid wave: Is this what ‘living with covid’ looks like?
Jul 05, 2022
Is polio in our sewage as worrying as it sounds?
Jun 30, 2022
Shitcoins: are pointless cryptocurrencies a scam or a gamble?
Jun 28, 2022
Rewilding with wolves: can they help rebuild ecosystems?
Jun 23, 2022
Seagrass meadows: can we rewild one of the world’s best carbon sinks?
Jun 21, 2022
How Google’s chatbot works – and why it isn’t sentient
Jun 16, 2022
How much does smoking damage our mental health?
Jun 14, 2022
Why would Boris Johnson want to bring back imperial units?
Jun 09, 2022
Is pollution making us fat?
Jun 07, 2022
The hidden science of bisexuality with Julia Shaw
Jun 02, 2022
Why are there so few drugs you can take during pregnancy?
May 31, 2022
What should we do about monkeypox?
May 26, 2022
What will the cost of living crisis do to our health?
May 24, 2022
The destruction of Gran Chaco, forgotten sister of the Amazon rainforest
May 19, 2022
Is the world keeping Cop26’s climate promises?
May 17, 2022
Why aren’t women getting diagnosed with ADHD?
May 12, 2022
‘It’s a hellfire!’: how are India and Pakistan coping with extreme heat?
May 10, 2022
Why is the UK suffering HRT shortages?
May 05, 2022
Will the Large Hadron Collider find a new fifth force of nature?
May 03, 2022
What’s behind the mysterious global rise in childhood hepatitis?
Apr 28, 2022
Preventable author Devi Sridhar on how she handles Covid trolls
Apr 26, 2022
Space junk – how should we clean up our act?
Apr 21, 2022
Manifestation: why the pandemic had many of us seeing ghosts - Science Weekly podcast
Apr 19, 2022
Does China need to rethink its zero-Covid policy?
Apr 14, 2022
Why are climate and conservation scientists taking to the streets?
Apr 12, 2022
Why has the UK (finally) expanded its Covid symptoms list?
Apr 07, 2022
Why is England keeping the abortion ‘pills by post’ scheme?
Apr 05, 2022
Can the science of PTSD help soldiers in Ukraine?
Mar 31, 2022
COP15: is 2022 the year we save biodiversity?
Mar 29, 2022
Two years on, what have we learned about lockdowns?
Mar 24, 2022
As the energy crisis bites, could fracking ever actually work?
Mar 22, 2022
Covid cases are rising again – how worried should we be?
Mar 17, 2022
10% of the world’s wheat comes from Ukraine - will war change that?
Mar 15, 2022
How come some people haven’t had Covid yet?
Mar 10, 2022
Is Russia losing the information war?
Mar 08, 2022
What have fossil fuels got to do with the invasion of Ukraine?
Mar 03, 2022
Act now: understanding the latest warnings in the IPCC report
Mar 01, 2022
Covid-19: what’s the evidence for vaccinating kids?
Feb 24, 2022
Will storms like Eunice become the norm?
Feb 22, 2022
Will Silicon Valley help us live to 200 and beyond?
Feb 17, 2022
What will ‘living with Covid’ actually mean?
Feb 15, 2022
Why does Elon Musk want to read your mind?
Feb 10, 2022
How worried should we be about the new Omicron subvariant?
Feb 08, 2022
Weekend: episode one of a new podcast
Feb 05, 2022
Are we getting any closer to understanding long Covid?
Feb 03, 2022
Alternative menopause treatments: empowering or exploitative?
Feb 01, 2022
What are the hidden costs of our obsession with fish oil supplements?
Jan 27, 2022
Are animals the future of human organ transplantation?
Jan 25, 2022
Are western lifestyles causing a rise in autoimmune diseases?
Jan 20, 2022
Covid-19: the Omicron wave is slowing - what lies on the other side?
Jan 18, 2022
Why Theranos’s blood-testing claims were always too good to be true
Jan 13, 2022
Is the world’s most important glacier on the brink of collapse?
Jan 11, 2022
Why are so many people getting re-infected with Covid-19?
Jan 06, 2022
Why is it so hard to lose that festive weight – and keep it off? – podcast
Jan 04, 2022
From the archive: Carlo Rovelli on how to understand the quantum world (part two)
Dec 30, 2021
From the archive: Carlo Rovelli on the weirdness of quantum mechanics (part one)
Dec 28, 2021
Covid-19: what will Omicron mean for 2022? podcast
Dec 23, 2021
Environment stories you might have missed in 2021
Dec 21, 2021
The climate crisis and devastating drought in eastern Africa
Dec 16, 2021
Covid-19: Will boosters be enough to slow down Omicron?
Dec 14, 2021
Nasa’s new space telescope and its search for extraterrestrial life
Dec 09, 2021
Covid-19: How fast is the Omicron variant spreading? podcast
Dec 07, 2021
Is TikTok giving people Tourette’s Syndrome?
Dec 02, 2021
Covid-19: how worried should we be about Omicron?
Nov 30, 2021
Do lobsters have feelings? – podcast
Nov 25, 2021
Astronaut Chris Hadfield on life in space
Nov 23, 2021
Inside Delhi’s air pollution crisis
Nov 18, 2021
Why does Covid-19 make things smell disgusting?
Nov 16, 2021
Cop26: the final day – have we made any progress on saving the planet?
Nov 12, 2021
Cop26: can gas guzzling go green?
Nov 11, 2021
Cop26: what do scientists think about the progress in Glasgow?
Nov 10, 2021
Cop26: solutions from the frontline
Nov 09, 2021
Cop26: can our seas save us?
Nov 08, 2021
Cop26: are we finally saying goodbye to coal?
Nov 05, 2021
Cop26: can capitalism actually go green?
Nov 04, 2021
Cop26: have we just saved our forests?
Nov 03, 2021
Cop26 – the world leaders arrive
Nov 02, 2021
Cop26: it’s finally here
Nov 01, 2021
Daylight saving time could be bad for our health – should we get rid of it?
Oct 28, 2021
Covid-19: with cases on the rise, will ‘plan B’ be enough in England?
Oct 26, 2021
Who are Insulate Britain and what do they want?
Oct 21, 2021
Covid-19: how 43,000 false negative tests were uncovered as wrong
Oct 19, 2021
The world finally has a malaria vaccine. Why has it taken so long?
Oct 14, 2021
Is gene editing the future of food?
Oct 12, 2021
Covid-19: will there soon be a pill that stops us getting sick?
Oct 07, 2021
Could machines sucking carbon out of the air help fight the climate crisis?
Oct 05, 2021
CoolSculpting, Botox and fillers are on the rise – but are they safe?
Sep 30, 2021
Fleeing a war zone is traumatic – so is what happens next
Sep 28, 2021
Covid-19: how effective are face masks, really?
Sep 23, 2021
Egg-freezing just got more attractive – but is it worth it?
Sep 21, 2021
Jaws made us scared of sharks but is a lack of sharks scarier?
Sep 16, 2021
Flu season: are we in for a bumpier ride this year?
Sep 14, 2021
Are third vaccines and vaccine boosters the same thing?
Sep 09, 2021
Why swearing is more complicated than you think
Sep 07, 2021
Can we really solve the climate crisis by planting trees? (part two)
Sep 02, 2021
Can we really solve the climate crisis by planting trees? (part one)
Aug 31, 2021
Why aren’t children being vaccinated in the UK?
Aug 26, 2021
What should we be feeding our cats?
Aug 24, 2021
From the archive: the secret, sonic lives of narwhals
Aug 19, 2021
From the archive: Are alternative meats the key to a healthier life and planet?
Aug 17, 2021
From the archive: are national parks failing nature? (part 2)
Aug 12, 2021
From the archive: Are national parks failing nature? (part 1)
Aug 10, 2021
Are hair relaxers causing breast cancer in black women?
Aug 05, 2021
The billionaire space race
Aug 03, 2021
Testosterone in women’s athletics
Jul 29, 2021
Sporting super spikes: how do they work?
Jul 27, 2021
How does the human body cope with extreme heat? (part two)
Jul 22, 2021
Why are extreme weather events on the rise? (part one)
Jul 20, 2021