#5 – About Graphene


We keep hearing about this graphene stuff, but what is it? Wonder material of the future? Or, overhyped lump of coal? We are thrilled to be joined by researcher in graphene, Clara Skuse, who will guide us through this exciting new world of nanomaterials. We’ve found some articles on graphene that have piqued our interest and brought them for discussion. Prepare to hear the word graphene, a lot.

Have you heard?

One million times thinner than a human hair, medical miracle that could cure the blind
Graphene sheet with ‘thermal camouflage’ can hide soldiers from infrared
Clothes lined with graphene could prevent mosquito bites, study shows

You can find the Have You Heard Podcast on YouTube, iTunes, Spotify or your favourite podcasting app. We’d love you to send us any interesting news articles you’ve seen, questions you have, or feedback for us. Leave a comment below, send us an email at haveyouhearduk@gmail.com or use our contact form. You can also contact us on Twitter or Facebook.

Music in this episode:
“Funkorama”
Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
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#4 – About Hangover Cures


What a year it has been… However you are celebrating, we’re wishing you a happy New Year! In a matter completely unrelated to those celebrations, in this episode we’re talking about hangover cures. Katie and Luke are joined by the delightful Jason Chu and are tackling news articles they have seen about alcohol, hangovers and hangover cures. Apologies for the poor sound quality, here’s to a less interrupted 2021, with more episodes of the Have You Heard Podcast.

Have you heard?

Best cure for a hangover? Sprite, scientists claim
Beer before wine not fine, scientists find after vomit-filled tests
Hangover cures: A Full English breakfast really is the FASTEST acting remedy

You can find the Have You Heard Podcast on YouTube, iTunes, Spotify or your favourite podcasting app. We’d love you to send us any interesting news articles you’ve seen, questions you have, or feedback for us. Leave a comment below, send us an email at haveyouhearduk@gmail.com or use our contact form. You can also contact us on Twitter or Facebook.

Music in this episode:
“Funkorama”
Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/


#3 – About Artificial Intelligence


After a regrettable delay (one of our hosts selfishly decided to write a thesis…) Episode 3 is here! In this episode, Katie and Luke are joined by the excellent Beatriz Costa Gomes. They’re discussing news stories they’ve seen about artificial intelligence. Join them while they sort through the mess of neural networks, algorithms and deep learning.

Have you heard?

Self-Driving Cars More Likely to Drive into Black People, Study Claims
Google AI Can Predict When People Will Die With ‘95 Per Cent Accuracy’
New AI fake text generator may be too dangerous to release, say creators

You can find the Have You Heard Podcast on YouTube, iTunes, Spotify or your favourite podcasting app. We’d love you to send us any interesting news articles you’ve seen, questions you have, or feedback for us. Leave a comment below, send us an email at haveyouhearduk@gmail.com or use our contact form. You can also contact us on Twitter or Facebook.

Music in this episode:
“Funkorama”
Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/


#2 – About Gut Microbes


In the second episode of the podcast, Luke and Katie are joined by the wonderful Paul Campbell. He’ll be helping to tackle news stories about the microbiome, the bacteria that live on and in us. Join us to find out if your gut can affect your mood, and if probiotics are all they’re cracked up to be.

Have you heard?

Probiotics labelled ‘quite useless’
After A Torrent Of Criticism, A Journal Just Retracted A Study Pushing The Trendy “Gut Makeover” Diet

You can find the Have You Heard? Podcast on YouTube, iTunes, Spotify or your favourite podcasting app. We’re always happy to hear your feedback, so if you have any comments or questions, or if you want to send us a science article that you’ve seen and want to know more about, get in touch. Leave a comment below, send us an email at haveyouhearduk@gmail.com or use our contact form. You can also contact us on Twitter or Facebook.

Music in this episode:
“Funkorama”
Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/


#1 – About Food and Drink


In our first episode Jason Chu, from the HYH team, joins Katie and Luke to talk about stories they’ve heard in the news about food and drink. Join us to find out if chocolate can stop you aging, how much coffee you should be drinking, and whether wine is harmful or helpful.

Have you heard?

You can live longer if you combine chocolate and zinc, according to new study
Six cups of coffee a day cuts your risks of dying early by 16%
How much wine should you really be drinking?

You can find the Have You Heard? Podcast on YouTube, iTunes, Spotify or your favourite podcasting app. We’re always happy to hear your feedback, so if you have any comments or questions, or if you want to send us a science article that you’ve seen and want to know more about, get in touch. Leave a comment below, send us an email at haveyouhearduk@gmail.com or use our contact form. You can also contact us on Twitter or Facebook.

Music in this episode:
“Funkorama”
Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/


Have You Heard Podcast


We are very excited to announce the launch of the Have You Heard? podcast!

Each episode, Katie Downes and Luke Chaplin from the HYH team will explore some of the science that they’ve spotted in the news. Joined by a guest, they will bring in news articles that have caught their attention. With a few laughs along the way, they will break down the article, explain the science behind it and sort the facts from the exaggerations.

You can find the Have You Heard podcast on YouTube, iTunes, Spotify or your favourite podcasting app.

The music, kindly provided, was:
“Funkorama”
Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/