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Well you would say that: the science behind our everyday biases
Covid has turned us into pandemic experts, all too ready to gainsay scientists, but psychology can help us understand how our prejudices are formed

Adam Rutherford

16, Oct, 2021 @4:00 PM

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How should we address Charles Darwin's complicated legacy?
The Descent of Man, 150 years old this month, is a work of humanist brilliance – yet its errors, particularly on sex, now make for uncomfortable reading

Adam Rutherford

13, Feb, 2021 @4:00 PM

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How to fight racism using science
Misguided assumptions about race are going mainstream, but hard facts can help you combat entrenched attitudes

Adam Rutherford

26, Jan, 2020 @12:00 PM

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The science stories that shaped 2019
From the first image of a black hole to a detailed survey of sea ice in the Arctic, scientists pick the breakthrough moments that defined the year

Richard Betts, Helen Czerski, Jon Butterworth, Anne Mills, Adam Rutherford, Robin Lowell-Badge, Saiful Islam, Julia Jones, Sophie Scott, Kevin Fong, Martin Rees and Jim Al-Khalili

22, Dec, 2019 @3:00 PM

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Ant and Dec’s DNA test merely tells us that we’re all inbred | Adam Rutherford
Many of us crave historical connections – but ultimately, everybody now is descended from everybody then, says geneticist and author Adam Rutherford

Adam Rutherford

12, Nov, 2019 @6:00 AM

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Mama’s Last Hug by Frans de Waal review – what animals feel
Animals have complex emotions – how do we go about studying them, and can we take ourselves out of the picture?

Adam Rutherford

08, May, 2019 @12:58 PM

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The science stories that shook 2018
Our guest scientists pick the breakthroughs and discoveries that defined their year, from insights into human evolution to our first trip aboard an asteroid

Adam Rutherford, Jim Al-Khalili, Pete Etchells, Sheena Cruickshank, Callum Roberts, Julia Jones, Mark Miodownik, Athene Donald, Mark Jobling, Anil Seth, Jon Butterworth

23, Dec, 2018 @7:00 AM

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Life on Earth by David Attenborough review – a reissued classic
David Attenborough influenced a generation with this fascinating survey, which is still inspiring 40 years after its first publication

Adam Rutherford

12, Oct, 2018 @6:30 AM

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The human league: what separates us from other animals?
From masturbating dolphins to chimps using tools, animals often display behaviours that we’d consider human. So what makes us unique?

Adam Rutherford

21, Sep, 2018 @8:00 AM

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DNA ancestry tests may look cheap. But your data is the price | Adam Rutherford
Do customers realise that genetic genealogy companies profit by amassing huge biological datasets, asks geneticist and author Adam Rutherford

Adam Rutherford

10, Aug, 2018 @4:59 AM

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The Beautiful Cure by Daniel M Davis review – how our immune system has shaped world history
A terrific book by a consummate storyteller and scientific expert considers the past and future of the body’s ability to fight disease and heal itself

Adam Rutherford

31, Jan, 2018 @11:00 AM

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Laughing parrots, backflipping robots and saviour viruses: science stories of 2017
Leading scientists pick the dozen most significant discoveries and developments of 2017

Liz Sockett, Sophie Scott, Adam Rutherford, Jim Al-Khalili, Amy Dickman, Beverley Glover, Callum Roberts, Jan Zalasiewicz, Danielle George, Mark Miodownik, Helen Czerski and Kevin Fong

24, Dec, 2017 @9:15 AM

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