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Katie and Luke take a light-hearted look at science in the news, and explore the real story behind the headlines.

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    • 5.0 • 4 Ratings

Katie and Luke take a light-hearted look at science in the news, and explore the real story behind the headlines.

    #7 – About The Buzz

    #7 – About The Buzz

    In this episode, we have something a little different. Katie and Luke were invited to appear on The Buzz. The Buzz is a science and engineering podcast from The University of Manchester. They join hosts Kory and Joe to discuss science in the news, and how to approach dramatic headlines. The Buzz podcast can be found on Spotify, Stitcher and Apple Podcasts. The Buzz covers all sorts of topics across science and engineering. All their episodes are worth a listen and you can find out more about them on Twitter or their website.You can find the Have You Heard Podcast on YouTube, iTunes, Spotify or your favourite podcasting app. We'd love you to send us any interesting news articles you've seen, questions you have, or feedback for us. Leave a comment below, send us an email at haveyouhearduk@gmail.com or use our contact form. You can also contact us on Twitter or Facebook.Music in this episode:"Funkorama"Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    • 1 hr 2 min
    #6 – About Dementia

    #6 – About Dementia

    Dementia is mentioned a lot in the news, and is only going to become more relevant as we continue to live longer. But what separates it from old age? And how does Alzheimer's disease relate to it? In this episode we are joined by the brilliant Mike Daniels, a researcher in this fascinating field who works for the UK Dementia Research Institute. We'll tackle some headlines which have cropped up in the news recently that deal with reducing your risk of dementia and potential treatments. Have you heard?Drug that can reverse effects of ageing on the brain shows promise as treatment for Alzheimer’sBrain health: Eat your way to better cognitive health to reduce your risk of dementiaEarlier Diabetes Onset Could Raise Dementia RiskIf you want to know more about how lifestyle affects your risk of dementia, there is an excellent resource available here: Dementia Risk Factors and PreventionYou can find the Have You Heard Podcast on YouTube, iTunes, Spotify or your favourite podcasting app. We'd love you to send us any interesting news articles you've seen, questions you have, or feedback for us. Leave a comment below, send us an email at haveyouhearduk@gmail.com or use our contact form. You can also contact us on Twitter or Facebook.Music in this episode:"Funkorama"Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    • 47 min
    #5 – About Graphene

    #5 – About Graphene

    We keep hearing about this graphene stuff, but what is it? Wonder material of the future? Or, overhyped lump of coal? We are thrilled to be joined by researcher in graphene, Clara Skuse, who will guide us through this exciting new world of nanomaterials. We've found some articles on graphene that have piqued our interest and brought them for discussion. Prepare to hear the word graphene, a lot.Have you heard?One million times thinner than a human hair, medical miracle that could cure the blindGraphene sheet with 'thermal camouflage' can hide soldiers from infrared Clothes lined with graphene could prevent mosquito bites, study shows You can find the Have You Heard Podcast on YouTube, iTunes, Spotify or your favourite podcasting app. We'd love you to send us any interesting news articles you've seen, questions you have, or feedback for us. Leave a comment below, send us an email at haveyouhearduk@gmail.com or use our contact form. You can also contact us on Twitter or Facebook.Music in this episode:"Funkorama"Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    • 44 min
    #4 – About Hangover Cures

    #4 – About Hangover Cures

    What a year it has been... However you are celebrating, we're wishing you a happy New Year! In a matter completely unrelated to those celebrations, in this episode we're talking about hangover cures. Katie and Luke are joined by the delightful Jason Chu and are tackling news articles they have seen about alcohol, hangovers and hangover cures. Apologies for the poor sound quality, here's to a less interrupted 2021, with more episodes of the Have You Heard Podcast.Have you heard?Best cure for a hangover? Sprite, scientists claimBeer before wine not fine, scientists find after vomit-filled testsHangover cures: A Full English breakfast really is the FASTEST acting remedyYou can find the Have You Heard Podcast on YouTube, iTunes, Spotify or your favourite podcasting app. We'd love you to send us any interesting news articles you've seen, questions you have, or feedback for us. Leave a comment below, send us an email at haveyouhearduk@gmail.com or use our contact form. You can also contact us on Twitter or Facebook.Music in this episode:"Funkorama"Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    • 39 min
    #3 – About Artificial Intelligence

    #3 – About Artificial Intelligence

    After a regrettable delay (one of our hosts selfishly decided to write a thesis...) Episode 3 is here! In this episode, Katie and Luke are joined by the excellent Beatriz Costa Gomes. They're discussing news stories they've seen about artificial intelligence. Join them while they sort through the mess of neural networks, algorithms and deep learning.Have you heard?Self-Driving Cars More Likely to Drive into Black People, Study ClaimsGoogle AI Can Predict When People Will Die With ‘95 Per Cent Accuracy’New AI fake text generator may be too dangerous to release, say creatorsYou can find the Have You Heard? Podcast on YouTube, iTunes, Spotify or your favourite podcasting app. We'd love you to send us any interesting news articles you've seen, questions you have, or feedback for us. Leave a comment below, send us an email at haveyouhearduk@gmail.com or use our contact form. You can also contact us on Twitter or Facebook.Music in this episode:"Funkorama"Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    • 41 min
    #2 – About Gut Microbes

    #2 – About Gut Microbes

    In the second episode of the podcast, Luke and Katie are joined by the wonderful Paul Campbell. He'll be helping to tackle news stories about the microbiome, the bacteria that live on and in us. Join us to find out if your gut can affect your mood, and if probiotics are all they're cracked up to be.Have you heard?Probiotics labelled 'quite useless'After A Torrent Of Criticism, A Journal Just Retracted A Study Pushing The Trendy "Gut Makeover" DietYou can find the Have You Heard? Podcast on YouTube, iTunes, Spotify or your favourite podcasting app. We’re always happy to hear your feedback, so if you have any comments or questions, or if you want to send us a science article that you’ve seen and want to know more about, get in touch. Leave a comment below, send us an email at haveyouhearduk@gmail.com or use our contact form. You can also contact us on Twitter or Facebook.Music in this episode:"Funkorama"Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    • 37 min

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Mike Daniels is an excellent guest and should be on every episode of the excellent podcast.

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Funny and informative with a great structure. Very easily listening but enticing enough that if the phone rings I scroll back to catch the bit I missed. New favourite!

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