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Vitamania: should we all be popping vitamin pills? – Science Weekly podcast
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With almost half of British adults taking a daily vitamin, Graihagh Jackson and guests examine our love of supplements - including recent announcments about fortifying flour with folic acid. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/sciencepod

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Blood: the future of cancer diagnosis? – Science Weekly podcast
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Could a simple blood test catch cancer before symptoms appear? Nicola Davis goes beyond the hype and investigates the future of blood diagnostics and cancer. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/sciencepod

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Cross Section: Matt Parker - Science Weekly podcast
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Happy International Pi Day. To celebrate, Hannah Devlin is joined by the mathematician and comedian Matt Parker to discuss maths anxiety, how much today’s world relies on number crunching and what happens when we get it wrong. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/sciencepod

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Gender data gap and a world built for men | podcast
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Today is International Women’s Day, and so Science Weekly teams up with the Guardian’s tech podcast, Chips with Everything. Nicola Davis and Jordan Erica Webber look at the repercussions of a male-orientated world – from drugs that don’t work for women to VR headsets that give them motion sickness. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/sciencepod

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Farewell to Nasa's Mars rover Opportunity – Science Weekly podcast
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Nicola Davis bids a fond farewell to the Mars rover Opportunity after Nasa declared the mission finally over, 15 years after the vehicle landed on the red planet.. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/sciencepod

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Do we need another massive particle collider? Science Weekly podcast
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With the Large Hadron Collider reaching its upper limits, scientists around the world are drawing up plans for a new generation of super colliders. Ian Sample weighs up whether or not the potential new discoveries a collider may make will justify the cost of building them.. Help support our independent journalism at gu.com/sciencepod

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Cross Section: Paul Davies – Science Weekly podcast
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Nicola Davis talks to the theoretical physicist Paul Davies, who has been trying to find the solution to one of humankind’s trickier questions – what is life?

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Where on earth is North? - Science Weekly podcast
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Earth’s north magnetic pole wandering so quickly in recent decades that this week, scientists decided to update the World Magnetic Model, which underlies navigation for ships and planes today. Ian Sample looks at our relationship with the magnetic north.

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Cross Section: Jo Dunkley – Science Weekly podcast
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Jo Dunkley is a professor of physics and astrophysical sciences at Princeton University. Hannah Devlin talks to her about what it’s like to work on the Atacama Cosmology Telescope in Chile, where they need to bring oxygen tanks for safety.

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Toxic legacy: what to do with Britain's nuclear waste – Science Weekly podcast
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The UK has a problem and it isn’t going to go away anytime soon. But what to do about it? This week Geoff Marsh explores two options, including plans to bury the UK’s nuclear waste deep underground

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How do we define creativity? - Science Weekly podcast
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In our latest collaboration, Ian Sample teams up with Jordan Erica Webber of Chips with Everything to look at why artwork produced using artificial intelligence is forcing us to look at how we define creativity

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Exploring the far side of the moon – Science Weekly podcast
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Hannah Devlin looks at why there is renewed interest in lunar exploration following the Chinese Chang’e 4 adventure on the far side of the moon

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Did a supervolcano cause the dinosaurs' demise? – Science Weekly podcast
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Some scientists are beginning to question whether it really was an asteroid impact that led to the dinosaurs’ extinction – instead, they think it may have been a supervolcano in India. Graihagh Jackson investigates

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Cross Section: Hannah Fry – Science Weekly podcast
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Dr Hannah Fry won the Christopher Zeeman medal in August for her contributions to the public understanding of the mathematical sciences. Ian Sample has invited her on the podcast to discuss her love of numbers. Plus, he asks, can we really use this discipline to predict human behaviour?

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Cross Section: Dame Jane Francis - Science Weekly podcast
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Prof Dame Jane Francis knows Antarctica better than most: she’s spent the majority of her career researching this icy landscape. Ian Sample talks to her about what it’s like to camp in Antarctica and what her findings can tell us about our future on this planet

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Oh my: a psychological approach to awe – Science Weekly podcast
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Nicola Davis asks what’s behind one of humanity’s most powerful and possibly evolutionarily important emotions

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Gene-edited babies: why are scientists so appalled? – Science Weekly podcast
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Last week Dr He Jiankui announced he had created the world’s first gene-edited babies. Hundreds of Chinese scientists have signed a letter condemning the research. Hannah Devlin delves into why He’s research has caused such uproar

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Cross Section: Tim Peake - Science Weekly podcast
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Tim Peake beat 8,172 applicants for a spot on the European Space Agency’s astronaut training programme. Ian Sample talks to him about the selection process and the intensive training he went through

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Can we trust artificial intelligence lie detectors? – Science Weekly podcast
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Liar liar, pants on fire? In this collaboration between the Guardian’s Science Weekly and Chips with Everything podcasts, we explore whether it will ever be possible to build intelligent machines to detect porky pies

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Can we trust AI lie detectors? Chips with Everything podcast
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In this collaboration between the Guardian’s Science Weekly and Chips with Everything podcasts, we explore whether we will ever be able to build an intelligent machine to detect our lies. And if we did, could we trust it?

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