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New Scientist Weekly

New Scientist

Keep up with the latest scientific developments and breakthroughs in this award winning weekly podcast from the team at New Scientist, the world’s most popular weekly science and technology magazine. Each discussion centers around three of the most fascinating stories to hit the headlines each week. From technology, to space, health and the environment, we share all the information you need to keep pace.

Recent Episodes

#78: Will covid evolve to evade vaccines?; the oldest animal fossils ever found; predicting climate change’s extreme weatherJuly 30, 2021 Episode artwork #77: Is dropping covid restrictions unethical?; methane hints to life on Mars; Jeff Bezos and Blue Origin’s road to spaceJuly 23, 2021 Episode artwork #76: Harm of race-based medicine; space tourism industry is go; America’s heatwave challengesJuly 16, 2021 Episode artwork #75: Vaccine for kids; legacy of Dolly the sheep; how to repair the climate; China’s quantum advantageJuly 09, 2021 Episode artwork #74: ‘Dragon man’ could be new species of human; Wally Funk goes to space; human and financial cost of heatwave; how covid affects the brainJuly 02, 2021 Episode artwork #73: How to treat long covid; evolution of cooperation; Turing’s ACE computer; aliens watching EarthJune 25, 2021 Episode artwork #72: The evil in all of us; delta variant of coronavirus; glacier memory projectJune 18, 2021 Episode artwork #71: Alzheimer’s treatment approved; human brain map breakthrough; time flowing backwardsJune 11, 2021 Episode artwork #70: Coronavirus origin story; Big Oil’s nightmare; history of the gender pain gapJune 04, 2021 Episode artwork #69: Coronavirus evolution; geoengineering and food supply; Alice Roberts on the revolution in archaeologyMay 28, 2021 Episode artwork #68: Climate change and methane mystery; breathable liquid; covid vaccinesMay 21, 2021 Episode artwork #67: Brain plasticity; entropy and the nature of time; vaccine booster shotsMay 14, 2021 Episode artwork #66: Sea level rise; Bitcoin carbon pollution; how to measure self-awarenessMay 07, 2021 Episode artwork #65: Chernobyl radiation safety; Chinese space station; wisdom of treesApril 30, 2021 Episode artwork #64: Earth Day rescue plan: climate change and biodiversity specialApril 23, 2021 Episode artwork #63: Musical spider’s webs; magic mushrooms for treating depression; the sound of coronavirusApril 16, 2021 Episode artwork #62: Synthetic life; rescue plan for Earth; muon g-2 new physicsApril 09, 2021 Episode artwork #61: Worse allergies; black hole in our backyard; new flavours of vanillaApril 02, 2021 Episode artwork #60: New physics; anti-ageing human embryos; Mars updateMarch 26, 2021 Episode artwork #59: Vaccine success; hibernation and anti-ageing; world’s first computerMarch 19, 2021 Episode artwork #58: Covid good news; cold water swimming; quantum unreality March 12, 2021 Episode artwork #57: Moon base; Neanderthal speech; Elizabeth Kolbert on geoengineeringMarch 05, 2021 Episode artwork #56: How to spend a trillion dollars; landing on Mars; exercise and metabolism mythsFebruary 26, 2021 Episode artwork #55: Rescuing nature; Mars missions; new covid mutationFebruary 19, 2021 Episode artwork #54: Next-gen vaccines; alien space probes; ethics of fishFebruary 12, 2021 Episode artwork