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Exploring the coolest and most incredible stuff in science, from way back when dinosaurs roamed the Earth to a future where humans live in space! The Fun Kids Science Weekly is hosted by Dan and is the perfect science podcast for kids and families everywhere. Each week, you'll find episodes from series like Deep Space High, Age of the Dinosaurs and Professor Hallux. There's also a special guest, top experts answering all your science questions and Dangerous Dan - something scientific that’s ...
 
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
 
Quirky, entertaining and informative, the weekly Science Update Podcast bundles five of Science Update’s award-winning 60-second radio shows together with insightful commentary from one of our producers. Since 1988, Science Update has covered the latest discoveries in science, technology, and medicine and has answered listeners’ science questions. Phone your question in to our toll-free answer line, 1-800-WHY-ISIT (949-4748) or submit it via our website, scienceupdate.com. Science Update is ...
 
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Jim & Luke get together on Wednesdays to talk about their favorite thing - Manga! While we are going to include some big books, we plan on focusing on some lesser reviewed books like Dandadan, Ayakashi Triangle & Ghostbuster Asamu. Luke said they are bangers! Keywords: Manga, Manga Reviews, Comics, Comic Books, Anime
 
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In THIS fantastic spacey episode of the Fun Kids Science Weekly, Dan chats to a member of the lab who managed to briefly recreate the energy of the SUN, Annie Kritcher all the way from California! Find out what this could mean for the future of energy! Travel to Deep Space High to discover why precipitation is so important, and listen to an account…
 
(the very) Weekly Manga Review Show 1/25/23 - Hiatus Ends, Back with Some Bangers & Akane's Hot Girl Flirting Tips Help Support All of Our Shows with a One-Time Donation Here: https://ko-fi.com/weirdsciencecomics Keywords: Manga, Anime, Comics, Comic books, pop culture, television, movies, DC Comics, Marvel, Marvel Comics, Indie Comics, Manga Revie…
 
ChatGPT has been causing a stir since its launch last year. The chatbot’s ability to produce convincing essays, stories and even song lyrics has impressed users, and this week attracted a multibillion-dollar investment from Microsoft. Ian Sample speaks to Prof John Naughton about how ChatGPT works, hears from author Patrick Jackson about how it wil…
 
Headlines: Google Research and DeepMind develop AI medical chatbot | Digital Health (01:25) MIT researchers develop an AI model that can detect future lung cancer risk | MIT news (09:22) Major breakthrough as scientists produce first-ever rheumatoid arthritis gene therapy | Brighter Side News (18:54) New Nanoparticles Deliver Therapy Brain-Wide and…
 
Many of the existing tools to identify autism cost money or are not specific for ASD, and they are hidden behind paywalls and are hard to obtain. A group of scientists led by Tom Frazer at John Caroll University put together a 39 questionnaire called the Autism Symptoms Dimensions Questionnaire to be filled out by parents of children. It’s free and…
 
Last week, New Zealand’s prime minister Jacinda Ardern announced her resignation, saying that she “no longer had enough in the tank” to do the role justice. Madeleine Finlay speaks to cognitive scientist Prof Laurie Santos about the symptoms of burnout, what causes it and the best ways to recover. Help support our independent journalism at theguard…
 
This week Dan is chatting to Anna Horleston, Planetary Seismologist all about the recent information from NASA's InSight Mars Mission - which will help us figure out just what Mars is made of! We also find out the gross way that Echidnas keep cool in Australia - the clue is in the title! In Dangerous Dan we learn about the DEADLY rushing waters of …
 
Scientists have predicted the return of the El Niño climate phenomenon later this year. Its arrival will result in even higher global temperatures and supercharged extreme weather events. Ian Sample speaks to environment editor Damian Carrington about what we can expect from El Niño and whether we’re prepared. Help support our independent journalis…
 
As the ninth series of ITV show Love Island kicked off yesterday, viewers may have noticed contestants’ perfectly straight, white teeth. But are there risks associated with achieving a flawless smile? Madeleine Finlay speaks to dentist Paul Woodhouse about some of the dangers of dental tourism. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian…
 
Notes: Anthropic’s Claude improves on ChatGPT but still suffers from limitations | TechCrunch (01:10) A startup co-founded by ex-OpenAI employees called Anthropic has raised over $700 million in funding to date, and has developed an AI system similar to OpenAI’s ChatGPT. System is called Claude and is accessible through a Slack integration as part …
 
People tend to go towards a “strengths only” or “weaknesses only” approach to describing autism. But even if you think about a single aspect of autistic challenges – social communication – autistics can show both. How can you measure this, and even more importantly, document it to play to someones strengths while addressing their impairments at the…
 
This week Dan is chatting to natural world expert and science advisor to Beano, Helen Pilcher! Are scientists trying to bring back woolly mammoths?! How are they going about this? Helen tackles this and other prolific scientific mysteries, such as... the optimal fart noise according to maths. Ground-breaking stuff! In Dangerous Dan we learn about t…
 
A UN report has found the Earth’s ozone layer is on course to be healed within the next 40 years. What was once humanity’s most feared environmental peril is now an example of how the world can take collective action. Madeleine Finlay speaks to atmospheric scientist Paul Newman about this momentous achievement and whether it really is the end of th…
 
Last year saw several major science breakthroughs – from the first time a nuclear fusion experiment produced more energy than it used, to Nasa smashing a spacecraft into an asteroid in a mission that demonstrated the possibility of redirecting any space rocks heading our way. So what will 2023 bring? Ian Sample and science correspondent Hannah Devl…
 
Notes: Death of the narrator? Apple unveils suite of AI-voiced audiobooks | The Guardian (01:14) Apple has quietly launched a catalog of books narrated by artificial intelligence in a move that may mark the beginning of the end for human narrators. The audiobook market has exploded in recent year Sales last year jumped 25%, bringing in more than $1…
 
It’s that time! The ASF Year of End Science Wrap-up was published in December, so it’s time to share it on the podcast. We cover everything from parent mediated interventions to genetics and racial and ethnic disparities. You can listen here or read it on the ASF website here: https://autismsciencefoundation.org/autism-research-in-2022/…
 
Happy New Year, it's a brand new episode of the Fun Kids Science Weekly! We've got tons of cool science to kick off 2023. This week, Dan chats to animal expert Clara Wilson on how dogs can tell when we're stressed, and where this research could lead in the future! School is in session with another episode of Deep Space High, where we learn all abou…
 
When Nasa unveiled the first images from the long-awaited James Webb space telescope, they revealed our universe in glorious technicolour. The $10bn space science observatory will help scientists answer fundamental questions in astronomy and look back to the dawn of time. In this episode first broadcast in July 2022, Prof Ray Jayawardhana, who is w…
 
(the very) Weekly Manga Review Show Week of 1/4/23 - Where's the Beef?!? Like the Show? Help Support All of Our Shows with a Donation Here: https://ko-fi.com/weirdsciencecomics Keywords: Manga, Anime, Comics, Comic books, pop culture, television, movies, DC Comics, Marvel, Marvel Comics, Indie Comics, Manga Reviews Check out the Weird Science Manga…
 
It’s estimated that 1 million women in the UK could have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder – but according to the ADHD Foundation, 50% to 75% of them do not know they have it. So why are women being left behind? In this episode, first broadcast in May 2022, Madeleine Finlay speaks to Jasmine Andersson about her experience of getting a late d…
 
Porsche’s synthetic gasoline factory comes online today in Chile | Ars Technica (01:07) A Chilean startup called Highly Innovative Fuels officially opened its first synthetic gasoline production facility. Result of a collaboration between the automaker Porsche, Siemens Energy, Exxon Mobil, Enel Green Power, the Chilean state energy company ENAP, an…
 
It's the end of 2022, and Earth has completed another calendar orbit around the sun. A lot of science has happened in that time! Let us reflect... In this special edition of Science Weekly, Dan revisits conversations with four brilliant guests from 2022. We have Jon Lomberg, astronomy artist and designer of the Golden Record aboard the Voyager spac…
 
(the very) Weekly Manga Review Show 12/21/22 Books - MarriageToxin vs Sakamoto Days, Sus Ayakashi & Ichinose & Fabricant 100% Keywords: Manga, Anime, Comics, Comic books, pop culture, television, movies, DC Comics, Marvel, Marvel Comics, Indie Comics, Manga Reviews Check out the Weird Science Manga Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/@weirdsci…
 
Back in November, researchers hailed the dawn of a new era of Alzheimer’s therapies. After decades of failure, a clinical trial finally confirmed that a drug, lecanemab, was able to slow cognitive decline in patients with early stages of the disease. The result may have been modest – a reduction in the decline in patients’ overall mental skills by …
 
From a fragment of skull in a washing machine to a finger bone found by a dog walker, the forensic anthropologist Prof Dame Sue Black has helped solve many strange and mysterious cases. This year, she will be giving the Royal Institution Christmas lectures, Britain’s most prestigious public science lectures. In them, she’ll be investigating the sec…
 
Ho to the power of three, it's a Christmas Eve episode of Science Weekly! This week Dan chats to neuroscientist Daniel Cameron about what makes us move... can a rhythm inspire a dance? How about low frequencies? And why is dancing something human beings love to do?? It's not like eating, which keeps us alive. Do we just do it for fun? Or is there s…
 
As Christmas approaches, many of us will have spent the last few weeks trying to pick out the perfect presents for friends, family and colleagues. For both giver and receiver, exchanging gifts can be filled with delight – or dread, as a smile slowly fades into a look of feigned enthusiasm. But what does science say about how to avoid unwanted gifts…
 
A historic deal has been struck at the UN’s biodiversity conference, Cop15, which will set a course for nature recovery from now until 2050, including a target to protect 30% of the planet for nature by the end of the decade. One of the key phrases guiding the summit across the two weeks of negotiations was ‘nature positive’. Madeleine Finlay hears…
 
Experimental compound shown to block effects of multiple harmful drugs | New Atlas (01:20) Naloxone is a medication used to reverse or reduce the effects of opioids, which is commonly used to counter decreased breathing in an opioid overdose. A new chemical shows promise for serving a similar role, but it also works on non-opioid drugs. Known as Pi…
 
Last week a publication (see below) was published as a commentary in the journal Autism Research. It states that researchers, parents, clinicians, educators and the overall community should not be limited in their use of language to describe the broad condition of autism. Some people experience impairments, deficits, and have limitations. Not only …
 
Science in the News kicks off this week's episode with a report on NASA's unmanned Orion capsule launch! Find out when NASA will put human beings back into space... and the James Webb space telescope found GL-z13, the most far away galaxy we've ever discovered! Dan talks to Sir Tony Robinson about his involvement in a post-climate change survival g…
 
(the very) Weekly Manga Review Show 12/14/22 - Sleepy Luke, Marriagetoxin, Spy x Family & More Keywords: Manga, Anime, Comics, Comic books, pop culture, television, movies, DC Comics, Marvel, Marvel Comics, Indie Comics, Manga Reviews Check out the Weird Science Manga Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/@weirdsciencemanga 0:00 - Intro 0:56 - M…
 
This week, researchers at the US National Ignition Facility in California achieved a major breakthrough in nuclear fusion. For the first time, humans have harnessed the process that powers the stars to generate more energy from a fusion reaction than was used to start it — otherwise known as ‘ignition’. But how close are we to moving this from labo…
 
Invasive non-native species are on the rise around the world and, despite efforts to tackle the issue, their numbers are higher than ever. They have become one of the key driving forces behind biodiversity loss, posing an even greater threat to biodiversity than the climate crisis. Monitoring, tracking and managing invasive species is one of the is…
 
What is ChatGPT and why does it matter? | ZDNET (00:57) ChatGPT was created by OpenAI, an AI and research company. Launched on November 30, 2022. ChatGPT is a natural language processing tool driven by AI technology that allows you to have human-like conversations and much more with a chatbot. It answers questions and can assist you with tasks Open…
 
In this week's episode, Dan chats to Professor Dame Sue Black about what it means to study the human body. Is science a way to solve mysteries? Listen to what an expert thinks! In Science in the News, Virgin Orbit launches soon in the UK, planning on venturing into the skies from Cornwall! Also, a KILONOVA has been discovered by scientists from the…
 
(the very) Weekly Manga Review 12/7/22: 12 Chapters, Marriagetoxin, Chainsaw Man, Ayakashi Triangle, Jujutsu Kaisen & More Keywords: Manga, Anime, Comics, Comic books, pop culture, television, movies, DC Comics, Marvel, Marvel Comics, Indie Comics, Manga Reviews Check out the Weird Science Manga Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/@weirdscienc…
 
Negotiators from around the world have landed in Montreal, Canada for the UN’s biodiversity conference, Cop15. The summit has been called an “unprecedented” opportunity for turning the tide on nature loss and comes at a critical time: a million species are at risk of extinction and wildlife populations have plunged by an average of 69% between 1970…
 
The UK Health Security Agency issued a rare alert on Friday, telling parents to look out for signs of strep A infection in their children. Since September, eight children in England and Wales have died after becoming unwell with Group A streptococci bacteria. Typically causing illnesses like skin infections, tonsillitis or scarlet fever, very occas…
 
Elon Musk says he's confident Neuralink will be ready to put chips into human brains in the next 6 months | Business Insider (00:51) Neuralink hosted an event in California this past Wednesday (Nov. 30th), and Musk expects the wireless brain chip developed by Neuralink to begin human clinical trials in six months. After the event on Twitter stating…
 
Stressful life events, among other things, affect autistics more than those who are typically developing. Why? What would cause this vulnerability? New studies suggest that cognitive inflexibility may be the key. Autistic people tend to have problems with cognitive flexibility. As a whole, they show problems with flexible thinking, changing directi…
 
Guess what? It's time for another week's Fun Kids Science Weekly! In this episode, Dan talks to Dr Manon Schweinfurth about her research on chimpanzees and how, like us human beings, they naturally match each other's walking pace! Science in the News reveals where to catch a glimpse of the world's largest known animal to ever walk the Earth, and th…
 
(the very) Weekly Manga Review 11/30/22: Kaiju #8, Cipher Academy, Dandadan, Sakamoto Days, Jujutsu Kaisen & More Keywords: Manga, Anime, Comics, Comic books, pop culture, television, movies, DC Comics, Marvel, Marvel Comics, Indie Comics, Manga Reviews Check out the Weird Science Manga Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/@weirdsciencemanga 01…
 
The UK is in the middle of its worst outbreak of bird flu. The current strain of H5N1 avian influenza has devastated wild bird populations, killing thousands and affecting threatened species such as puffins and hen harriers. Bird flu has also been wreaking havoc on poultry, and since 7 November, all captive birds in England have been kept indoors t…
 
At a recent conference in France, scientists and government representatives voted to scrap the leap second by 2035. Leap seconds are added periodically to synchronise atomic time and astronomical time, which get out of sync because of variations in the Earth’s rotation. Madeleine Finlay speaks to JT Janssen, the chief scientist at NPL, the National…
 
Like ASD, the prevalence of ADHD has increased significantly in the past 2 decades. A critical analysis examines the factors, and many of them can be applicable to the increase in the rise of autism diagnoses: increased diagnosis in adults, looser diagnostic criteria, and untrained professionals making the diagnoses. While they are not of course th…
 
Researchers are building robots that can build themselves | Tech Crunch (00:52) MIT researchers are working on a project to develop robots that effectively self-assemble. Team admits this technology is “years away” Work so far has shown positive results At the system’s center are voxels, which carry power and data that can be shared between pieces.…
 
This week in Science Weekly, Dan talks to Planetari founder Cindy Forde about climate change and the future of an eco-friendly Earth. Her new book, Bright New World, outlines some of the creative ways we can help the planet! In Science in the News, we discover the link between a meteorite in Gloucestershire and our oceans! Your questions are answer…
 
(the very) Weekly Manga Review Show 11/23/22 - Ichinose Family’s Deadly Sins, Chainsaw Man, Ayakashi Triangle, Marriagetoxin, Romantic Killer & More Keywords: Manga, Anime, Comics, Comic books, pop culture, television, movies, indie comics, dc comics, marvel comics, books, comedy The Weird Science Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC…
 
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