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Covid-19: how worried should we be about Omicron? | podcast

Last week, a new variant of Covid-19 was detected by scientists in South Africa. Since then, additional cases have been reported beyond southern Africa, including Belgium, Canada, Israel, Australia and the UK. And with the WHO warning that the Omicron variant poses a very high global risk, scientists around the world are scrambling to uncover clues about its transmissibility and how effective the current coronavirus vaccines will be against it.To find out what we do know about Omicron and what i...
Tags: UK, Science, Africa, World news, Bbc, Medical Research, South Africa, Infectious Diseases, Who, CBC News, Global News, Ian Sample, Coronavirus, Madeleine Finlay, Belgium Canada Israel Australia, CNBC Television Continue


Do lobsters have feelings? – podcast

Last week the UK government confirmed it would be extending its Animal Welfare (Sentience) Bill to include decapods (such as crabs, lobsters and crayfish), and cephalopods (such as octopuses, squid and cuttlefish). The move followed a government-commissioned review of the scientific evidence, which found strong evidence that cephalopods and decapods do have feelings. Madeleine Finlay spoke to Dr Jonathan Birch, who led the review, to ask what it means for lobsters to have feelings, and what diff...
Tags: UK, Science, Biology, Animals, Ethics, Animal Welfare, Seafood, Jonathan Birch, Madeleine Finlay


Why does Covid-19 make things smell disgusting? – podcast

Growing numbers of people catching coronavirus are experiencing an unpleasant distortion of smells. Scientists are still unsure what causes this often distressing condition, known as parosmia, where previously enjoyable aromas trigger feelings of disgust. Madeleine Finlay talks to science correspondent Linda Geddes about her own parosmia, and chemist Dr Jane Parker discusses research into why the smell of coffee seems to be a trigger for so many people Continue reading...
Tags: Science, Jane Parker, Coronavirus, Linda Geddes, Madeleine Finlay


Review of the year: uncovering the science of Covid-19 (part two) - podcast

This year, the Sars-CoV-2 virus has come to dominate both the headlines and our lives. In the second of two episodes reviewing the science of the pandemic so far, the Guardian’s health editor, Sarah Boseley, its science editor, Ian Sample, and producer Madeleine Finlay give their thoughts on what has happened over 2020, alongside professors Eleanor Riley, John Drury and Christina PagelReview of the year: part one Continue reading...
Tags: Psychology, Health, Science, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Sarah Boseley, Ian Sample, Coronavirus, Madeleine Finlay, Eleanor Riley John Drury, Christina PagelReview