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Questioning AI: what kind of intelligence will we create? – Science Weekly podcast
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In the second episode of this mini-series, Ian Sample asks if human-level intelligence is what we should be aiming for. And can we replicate something we can’t even define?

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Questioning AI: what are the key research challenges? – Science Weekly podcast
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In the first episode of our Questioning Artificial Intelligence mini-series, Ian Sample explores some of the key hurdles for machine learning, including reasoning and social intelligence

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Frankenpod 200: celebrating Mary Shelley’s masterpiece - Science Weekly podcast
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Two hundred years after the publication of Frankenstein, how relevant are the themes and concerns of Shelley’s gothic tale to today’s readers?

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DIY Crispr: biohacking your own genome – Science Weekly podcast
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With do-it-yourself Crispr kits now available online, Hannah Devlin asks if it’s really possible to edit your own DNA, is it safe and how should it be regulated?

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Poles apart: how do we save society? - Science Weekly podcast
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Divisions between left and right, young and old, metropolitan and rural have never been greater. How can we connect with those we disagree with? And what happens if we fail?

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Fighting infection: from Joseph Lister to superbugs - Science Weekly podcast
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Nicola Davis explores the origins of antiseptic surgery and asks what we might learn from its founding father about taking on today’s biggest healthcare threats

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Cross Section: Sophie Scott - Science Weekly Podcast
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Where did human language come from? What role does it serve? And how might emojis and GIFs enhance human interaction?

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Healthy body, healthy mind: a new approach for mental disorders - Science Weekly podcast
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What role might the immune system play in mental illness? And how might this challenge long-held beliefs about the divide between body and brain?

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Tomorrow's technology: from asteroid mining to programmable matter – Science Weekly podcast
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Ian Sample looks to the future and asks what might the technologies of tomorrow look like? And how might they change our world?

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Running smart: the science of completing a marathon – Science Weekly podcast
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Hannah Devlin discusses the limits of human performance with sports scientist Professor John Brewer and amateur marathon runner Vicky Solly

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How does socioeconomic position affect our health? - Science Weekly podcast
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This week, Ian Sample and Nicola Davis explore the complex relationship between poverty, stress, and life expectancy

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Science, comedy, and society: Brian Cox and Robin Ince answer your questions – podcast
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In this week’s Science Weekly podcast, Nicola Davis asks two of popular science’s best known stars a host of pressing questions. What role should scientists play in society? What might the future hold for humanity? And will we ever build Northampton on Mars?

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Decisions, decisions: the neuroscience of how we choose – Science Weekly podcast
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Ian Sample speaks with two members of an ambitious project that hopes to crack one of neuroscience’s biggest mysteries

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The Party: how can gender affect autism spectrum disorders? – Science Weekly podcast
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Why are so many women with autism often misdiagnosed? And how does this issue resonate with broader ideas of neurodiversity?

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From zero to infinity: a brief history of counting – Science Weekly podcast
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Nicola Davis is joined by mathematician Marcus du Sautoy to explore zero, infinity and everything in between

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Childhood cancer survivors: a unique perspective – Science Weekly podcast
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What does later life look like for the growing population of childhood cancer survivors? And how might their experiences change the way we treat this group of diseases?

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The cybercrime arms race: fighting back against the hackers - Science Weekly podcast
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Nicola Davis speaks with two experts on the frontline of cybercrime to find out how the changing digital landscape is leaving us all vulnerable to cyber attacks

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Statistical vigilantes: the war on scientific fraud – Science Weekly podcast
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Hannah Devlin delves into the case of a shamed Japanese scientist to explore how statistical malpractice is damaging science - whether employed knowingly or not

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The grey zone: reaching out to patients with disorders of consciousness – podcast
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In this edition of Science Weekly, Ian Sample explores whether it is possible to communicate with those in a ‘vegetative’ state – and what are the ethical and legal ramifications?

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Plastics: a villainous material? Or a victim of its own success? – Science Weekly podcast
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Nicola Davis delves into the world of plastics to find out exactly how and why they became so widespread, and what can now be done to curtail the ever-present problems they can cause

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