New Scientist Podcasts

Podcasts for the insatiably curious by the world’s most popular weekly science magazine. Everything from the latest science and technology news to the big-picture questions about life, the universe and what it means to be human.

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2023-09-29 Weekly: Antimatter falls down; Virtual healthcare comes with a price; What’s causing Europe’s insect apocalypse?
2023-09-25 Dead Planets Society #6: Make Venus Earth Again
2023-09-22 Weekly: First ever RNA from an extinct animal; big news about small solar system objects; “brainless” jellyfish can still learn
2023-09-18 CultureLab: Real Life Supervillains - John Scalzi on the science of volcano lairs and sentient dolphin minions
2023-09-15 Weekly: Science that makes you laugh (and think); black holes behaving badly; drumming cockatoos
2023-09-11 Dead Planets Society #5: The Return of Pluto
2023-09-08 Weekly: New type of brain cell; Alaska’s first bridge over a moving glacier; quantum batteries that never age
2023-09-05 CultureLab: The weird ways animals sense the world – Ed Yong on his book An Immense World
2023-09-01 Weekly: Our ancestors nearly went extinct?; Why beer goggles aren’t real; Smelling ancient Egyptian perfume
2023-08-28 Dead Planets Society #4: Asteroid Gong
2023-08-25 Weekly: India lands on the moon; Placenta cells could heal the heart; Mind-altering drugs and binge drinking on the rise
2023-08-22 CultureLab: Must watch science shows – the best TV of 2023
2023-08-18 Weekly: Climate Special - an antidote for doom; plus the key ingredient for alien technology, and surprising revelations about an ancient tattooed mummy
2023-08-14 Dead Planets Society #3: Gravitational Wave Apocalypse
2023-08-11 Weekly: Ultra-processed foods not so bad?; Another milestone toward fusion power; Mapping the genes we know nothing about
2023-08-07 CultureLab: Adventures of a prehistoric girl – Alice Roberts on her new book Wolf Road
2023-08-04 Weekly: Surprise superconductor claims put to the test; Alzheimer’s test goes on sale; how NASA (briefly) lost Voyager 2
2023-07-31 Dead Planets Society #2: Punch A Hole in a Planet
2023-07-28 Weekly: Cheaper cures for many diseases; How to understand the superconductor ‘breakthrough’; Hear a star twinkle
2023-07-24 CultureLab: Oppenheimer – The rise and fall of the “father of the atomic bomb”
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