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14 Nov 2018

The Guardian's Science Weekly

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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. Science has never sounded so good! We'd love to hear what you think, so get in touch via @guardianaudio or podcasts@theguardian.com

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    Cross Section: Sir Venki Ramakrishnan – Science Weekly podcast

    Nicola Davis sits down with Nobel prize-winning scientist Sir Venki Ramakrishnan to discuss the competition he faced in the race to discover the ribosome – AKA the gene machine. Is competition good for science, or would a collaborative approach be better?

  • Posted on 09 Nov 2018

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    What role should the public play in science? - Science Weekly podcast

    How far is too far when it comes to the public directing research? There are concerns than a science journal may revise a paper amid pressure from activists. It raises the issue of what role the public should play and whether science should have boundaries to protect its integrity. Ian Sample presents.

  • Posted on 02 Nov 2018

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    Falling fertility: lessons learned from Botswana – Science Weekly podcast

    Fifty years ago, the average woman in Botswana had seven children. Now she will have fewer than three. Enabling women to control their fertility has had huge ramifications for their health, education and employment – could President Trump’s ‘ global gag rule’ threaten this? Nicola Davis travels to Botswana to investigate

  • Posted on 26 Oct 2018

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    Mars is barred: why we shouldn't go to the red planet – Science Weekly podcast

    Elon Musk believes we should colonise Mars to ensure the survival of the human race. But is this reasoning compelling enough? Hannah Devlin ponders the case against setting our sites on Mars

  • Posted on 19 Oct 2018

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    A step in the right direction: could implants help people walk again? – Science Weekly podcast

    Four people with paraplegia were recently implanted with electrodes in their lower backs. They all regained movement below their injuries, and two walked again. This week Nicola Davis investigates this technique – epidural stimulation – and other approaches for treating spinal cord injuries

  • Posted on 12 Oct 2018

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