Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Science Weekly podcast will now explore some of the crucial scientific questions about Covid-19. Led by its usual hosts Ian Sample, Hannah Devlin and Nicola Davis, as well as the Guardian's health editor Sarah Boseley, we’ll be taking questions – some sent by you – to experts on the frontline of the global outbreak. Send us your questions here: theguardian.com/covid19questions
Covid-19: how vaccines lead to immunity – podcast
With a number of Covid-19 vaccines seemingly on the way, Nicola Davis talks to Prof Eleanor Riley about how they might help the body’s defence mechanisms fight the virus. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/sciencepod
A more accurate way of measuring the effect of computer games
The Guardian’s UK technology editor Alex Hern speaks to Prof Andy Przybylski from the Oxford Internet Institute about his new approach of looking at the impact of computer games on mental health. According to Prof Przybylski, this new approach is more objective – but it also depends on gaming companies being more transparent. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/sciencepod
From the archive: an interview with Nobel laureate Sir Roger Penrose (part 2)
The second part of Ian Sample’s 2016 interview with Prof Sir Roger Penrose, which includes a quantum theory of consciousness and the age-old question of whether mathematics is invented or discovered. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/sciencepod
From the archive: an interview with Nobel laureate Sir Roger Penrose (part 1)
In the first part of this episode from 2016, Ian Sample speaks with the acclaimed mathematician and physicist Prof Sir Roger Penrose about his then most recent book, Fashion, Faith, and Fantasy in the New Physics of the Universe. Warning of the potential dangers of dogmatic belief and unheralded faith, the recent Nobel laureate asks whether string theory has become too fashionable and warns of an overreliance on quantum mechanics. Part 2 coming on Thursday. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/sciencepod
Covid-19: what can we learn from the London blitz?
Ian Sample speaks to Prof Edgar Jones about the comparative psychological impacts of the blitz bombings of London and the Covid-19 pandemic, including the role trust in government plays and what we might expect during the second wave of infections. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/sciencepod
Covid-19: what's up with the coronavirus cough?
Linda Geddes speaks to Prof Jacky Smith about one of Covid-19’s most consistent symptoms: the persistent dry cough. As winter arrives in the northern hemisphere, how do we tell the difference between the possible onset of the virus and the kind of routine coughs normally experienced at this time of year?. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/sciencepod
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Love the diversity of subject matter. Very to listen to and understand as a lay person, but also great focus on evidence and talking to experts. Only complaint is not related to the podcast, but could you guys please get rid of the “Emma John” ad that is in every episode? It’s so loud and annoying lol.
Really great podcast, I enjoy it every week. I've learn a lot with every weeks podcast. My 12 year old son actually loves listening to this podcast I can see it sparked a science interest in him that I never seen before. There should be more of these types of podcasts to get kids more interested in science. Great job keep it coming and hopefully in a few years my younger daughter will like it too.
Thanks for the informative and entertaining podcasts!
Look forward to many more episodes. Great work everyone! Andre, Winnipeg, Canada