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The 6th World Conference of Science Journalists 2009 (WCSJ2009) brings established and aspiring reporters,writers and science communicators from around the world to debate, network, develop their professional skills and report thelatest advances in science and technology.
 
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Chris Berrow and Leigh Milner discuss China's new regulations for gaming, aimed at stopping young people playing for more than an hour on certain days. We're bringing you reviews of the best new games: Back 4 Blood, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD, Pokemon Unite, Death's Door and Mario Golf: Super Rush. Reporting from Alex Rhodes, who takes h…
 
This week we're looking into a topic that almost never gets mentioned at school but affects almost all of us, one way or another. It's the menopause. And we'll hear why it happens and when it happens, and what we can do to lessen the effects when it does. Plus in the news, COVID vaccines for kids: is the side effect everyone's worried about worth w…
 
Margaret got in touch to ask The Naked Scientists: "Science has now identified actual nerve endings that humans and other mammals have that send that itchy feeling to the brain. Do snakes and other amphibians have these same nerve types? Have frogs been seen scratching an itch?"Harry Lewis dived deep to find an answer and Gerhard Schlosser from the…
 
This week it's time to join another local school to answer their burning science questions including can we bring back extinct species from the dead; is the Universe infinite; can we replace cells and tissues in the body; will science solve Alzheimer's Disease; are humans getting taller; how do viruses like Covid-19 evolve and change; why do black …
 
In recognition of World Sepsis Day on the 13th, we're unpicking the science of this dangerous syndrome - from the infections that cause it, to the genes that make us more susceptible, and how artificial intelligence can help us to crack it... Plus, in the news, sending hydrogen to houses through the gas network to cut our carbon footprint. How a hi…
 
Listener Mark was curious to know: "Since the Universe is expanding, and light coming across it stretches as it does so, becoming more red, what happens to the lost energy when the shorter wavelength, higher energy light towards the blue end of the spectrum is shifted into lower energy, red wavelengths?" Cameron Voisey went off to figure it out... …
 
The gap between rich and poor is getting ever wider. Or is it? And should the creation of wealth be guided by the articulation of a societal purpose, or should the so called market be allowed to flourish, unfettered? Sir John Kay and Ahmed Zaidi discuss wealth creation... Like this podcast? Please help us by writing a review…
 
What causes r-rolling difficulties otherwise known as rhotacism? Also, why do we have to stay still in an MRI scanner, why is calcium a metal, what makes water hard and how does a water softener work, what is the impact of a caesarian birth on health and why, what's the reason dementia affects short but not long term memory, and how does gravity wo…
 
This week, we are boosting our knowledge on what "immunity" against COVID-19 really means and what our strategy heading into winter should be. We'll also hear about a new generation of coronavirus vaccines to better protect us in future. Plus, in the news, signs that living through the pandemic is having a serious impact on early childhood developm…
 
Chris Berrow and Leigh Milner have moved house and are recording in their new dusty living room! In this episode, why video games companies keep re-releasing old games rather than focusing their attention on new ones. And Riley Constantine tells us how character creation in games made her realise a few things about herself. Also Netflix makes a for…
 
This week we ask whether we're about to start spoiling other planets with our space forays, if there is antimatter in the human body, what causes cluster headaches, whether microwaving can ripen avocado, what causes long-sight, how atomic clocks operate, the basis of entropy and thermodynamics, why heat wipes out a magnet, and whether cleaning surf…
 
Is there such a thing as a true circle? Can two light rays collide with one another? What makes the sky look blue? Have aliens ever visited Earth? Will time travel ever be possible? What's the perfect pH for seed germination? Would a truck full of birds weigh less if all the birds took off? What's at the bottom of a black hole? Why is poo brown des…
 
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