BBC Science in Action

Science in Action

New developments in science and science news from around the world, weekly from BBC World Service.
Weekly English United Kingdom Science
3 Episodes

Largest ever covid safety study

A monumental covid vaccine safety study of 99 million vaccinated people confirms just how rare adverse effects are and combats growing vaccine misinformation. Co-director of the Global Vaccine Data Helen Network goes through the results of this massive study. This week, Science in Action is brining you not one, but…
22 Feb 29 min

Climate scientist wins defamation case

High-profile climate scientist Michael Mann has been embroiled in a 12-year battle against conservative commentators who claimed his data was fraudulent. Last week, he was awarded $1m in a defamation lawsuit. Michael joins Science in Action to discuss the case and the impact it may have. Also, this week, Karyn…
15 Feb 26 min

Particle physics vs climate change

Should CERN be spending $17 billion on a new atom smasher whilst we face, climate change, the most pressing crisis of our time? Materials-turned environmental scientist Mark Miodownik and CERN physicist Kate Shaw debate the issue. One of the issues Mark argues more people should be tackling are the climate…
8 Feb 27 min