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Guardian Science Weekly Podcast: Alok Jha meets Nobel Laureate Sir Paul Nurse

From: Jason Phipps - Guardian
Series: Science Weekly from guardian.co.uk
Length: 34:11

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Science_300_small This week Alok Jha corners one of the UK's leading scientist Sir Paul Nurse who alongside being a Nobel winning geneticist, is also the present President of the Royal Society.  Sir Paul speaks about the importance of transparency and openness in the science community but also goes on to make the contentious point that Freedom of Information requests are presently being used in some cases to harass scientists and inhibit research.

Guardian Science Correspondent Ian Sample joins Alok to discuss some startling and relatively lo-tech research into the roundness of the electron.

And director Shelley Lee Davies discusses her documentary Planeat which asks if we can move to a plant based diet for the sake of both our and our planet's health.

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Guardian Science Weekly Podcast: Steven Pinker on the neuroscience of violence (37:02)
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Guardian Science Weekly Podcast: Population growth and the role of science (49:50)
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Author Fred Pearce discusses the seven billion mark as the earth's population grows and Professor Lawrence Krauss talks about Cosmic Connections at The School of Live in London
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Guardian Science Weekly Podcast: A new malaria vaccine and Charles Mann on 1493 (47:12)
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Science writer Charles Mann reveals the seismic impact of Columbus on the ecology of the old and new worlds, and we unravel the science behind the new vaccine for malaria
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Guardian Science Weekly podcast: At the Natural History Museum in London (57:42)
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Recorded in front of a live audience at this year's Science Uncovered 2011 event at London's Natural History Museum
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Guardian Science Weekly Podcast: Alok Jha talks human evolution with Chris Stringer (41:01)
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Also Alok discusses the art of the science documentary and this weeks top science stories including geo-engineering and the decline of the ladybird in the UK.
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Science Weekly Podcast: A UK cutting edge medical research double bill (31:37)
From: Jason Phipps - Guardian

Alok Jha hears how cutting edge British research in heart muscle repair and nerve repair offers hope for those suffering from heart disease and MS.
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Guardian Science Weekly Podcast: Alok Jha asks where are we? (33:27)
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This week Alok Jha talks to former Guardian Science Editor Tim Radford about his new book The Address Book, an epic musing on our place in the universe starting from his own ...
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Science Weekly Podcast: Nell Boaes meets Sir Richard Sykes Chair of the Royal Institute (36:11)
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Sir Richard Sykes discusses his forthcoming lecture, The evolution of antimicrobial resistance: a Darwinian perspective
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The Guardian's Science Weekly: Long living brains and information overload (29:48)
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Piece Description

This week Alok Jha corners one of the UK's leading scientist Sir Paul Nurse who alongside being a Nobel winning geneticist, is also the present President of the Royal Society.  Sir Paul speaks about the importance of transparency and openness in the science community but also goes on to make the contentious point that Freedom of Information requests are presently being used in some cases to harass scientists and inhibit research.

Guardian Science Correspondent Ian Sample joins Alok to discuss some startling and relatively lo-tech research into the roundness of the electron.

And director Shelley Lee Davies discusses her documentary Planeat which asks if we can move to a plant based diet for the sake of both our and our planet's health.