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The Science Focus Podcast is brought to you by the team behind BBC Science Focus magazine. In each episode we talk to the brightest minds in science, technology and health about the ideas and breakthroughs shaping our understanding of the world.

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    • 4.0, 53 Ratings

The Science Focus Podcast is brought to you by the team behind BBC Science Focus magazine. In each episode we talk to the brightest minds in science, technology and health about the ideas and breakthroughs shaping our understanding of the world.

    Dr Rachel Brown: Why are some COVID-19 patients suffering from neurological complications?

    Dr Rachel Brown: Why are some COVID-19 patients suffering from neurological complications?

    A recent study has found that some COVID-19 patients can suffer from neurological complications, including delirium, brain inflammation, stroke and nerve damage.
     
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    • 24 min
    The Urban Birder: What wildlife can city-dwellers see?

    The Urban Birder: What wildlife can city-dwellers see?

    Having always been fascinated by birds, David Lindo, known as the Urban Birder, turned a hobby into a career to encourage everyone to look to the skies.
     
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    • 45 min
    Dr Michael Mosley: Why is sleep so important?

    Dr Michael Mosley: Why is sleep so important?

    BBC presenter and Science Focus columnist Dr Michael Mosley talks sleep: what it is, why we need it and how to get more of it.
     
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    • 33 min
    Ritu Raman: Can you build with biology?

    Ritu Raman: Can you build with biology?

    Mechanical engineer Ritu Raman explains how to integrate biology into engineering and what these remarkable devices can do.
     
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    • 28 min
    Project Discovery: Could computer games help find a cure for COVID-19?

    Project Discovery: Could computer games help find a cure for COVID-19?

    Find out how players of the online game Eve Online are using their gaming time to help unlock the mysteries of the coronavirus.
     
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    • 43 min
    Dr Jacob Bleacher: Why do we need to go back to the Moon?

    Dr Jacob Bleacher: Why do we need to go back to the Moon?

    NASA's Chief Exploration Scientist for human exploration explains how deep space will affect astronauts and why now is the time to go back to the Moon.
     
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    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5
53 Ratings

53 Ratings

White Teeth ,

Good but too many long pauses

Great content. Really interesting. More work on presentation needed. In particular the long pauses and at times slow presentation can be slightly irritating.

cairomike ,

Spoilt by inappropriate ads

This is a great podcast but like so many these days it gets interrupted by inappropriately timed ads. In the June 15 episode at 21:23 an ad pops up mid word, “toda........wait 58 seconds......y” rubbish!

new podia ,

Implicit bias - the falsification of science

The lack of an opposite social scientist of psychologist on your episode regarding so called ‘implicit bias’ and pushing Marxist propaganda of ‘privilege’ is not science. An open conversation between two sides of this would have been more beneficial for the listeners to understand this woman’s own clear CONSCIOUS bias.

Anecdotal evidence and ‘my own studies err surveys’ is not at all, peer reviewed and ethical board passed research with reviewed and considered methodologies.

Nor was this episode backed up with any sort of actual, published peer reviewed objective analytical points of reference for the listeners to cross reference themselves.

Really rather disappointing considering that the magazine is so well considered.

Easy way to control those who will not question the fact that the unconscious can not be measured or assessed in the psychological realm of research.

Really really disappointing. I give two stars, however, because it is a podcast overall that is open to discussing a variation of viewpoints which I wholeheartedly believe in and support. My star rating may change in the future if the producers start to incorporate a fuller picture in each episodes.

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