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15
JUN

What's the deal with Aduhelm?

It's a 'breakthrough' drug for Alzheimer's… but no one's sure if it actually works. There are also clear risks of side effects... and yet it was approved by the top US drug agency (prompting three scientists to quit). What is going on?
14
JUN

What is a quantum computer, exactly?

They look weird, they're outrageously cold, and they're "stupider" than your smartphone. So why are governments throwing billions at quantum computers? And is it possible for a normal person to even understand them?
01
JUN

Weekly roundup — Sleep, COVID-19 & a strange-sounding ostrich

If your genes make you a "night owl," the odds are higher you'll develop depression. Can we do anything to change that? Also, why is the EU planning to store our vaccination information inside a QR code, of all places? And finally, a big shoutout to the listener who won our bird quiz!
28
MAY

How are 'COVID-19 passports' going to work?

In a month or so, EU citizens are supposed to get a "digital COVID-19 vaccine passport" they can use to travel. But what will it actually look like? Where will this (private) health data be stored? Who has access to it? And could it be hacked?

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