- guardian.co.uk, Monday 28 February 2011 00.01 GMT
Alok is back from this year's AAAS science festival in Washington DC. He rounds up the highlights of the festival including stuttering mice, dwindling fish stocks and links between being bilingual and Alzheimer's.
While at the meeting Alok spoke to astroseismologist Bill Chaplin from the University of Birmingham (UK). Bill describes the 10-second recording he's made of the stars.
Former government drugs adviser professor David Nutt pops into the studio to tell us about the latest research his group, the Independent Scientific Committee on Drugs, is doing on the classification of drugs. He also anlayses the approach the British and US governments are taking towards drugs.
In our new "further reading" section, see a huge diamond now on display at London's Natural History Museum and stunning photographs from the 2011 Wellcome Image awards.
Follow the podcast on our Science Weekly Twitter feed and receive updates on all breaking science news stories from Guardian Science.
We're always here when you need us, listen back through our archive.