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The science to expect from 2021

Meet the fabulous science we can expect in 2021: from the Large Hadron Collider reopening, to the COP26 climate summit in Scotland, to - hopefully - an end to the pandemic!

Plus, how to make a good new year's resolution...

The new strain of coronavirus, George's Marvellous Medicine, and musical computers

Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team investigate how much of a threat the new strain of coronavirus is, what would happen if you actually took George’s Marvellous Medicine from Roald Dahl’s book and music legend Rick Wakeman helps answer the question "can computers give Beethoven a run for his money?

This podcast was recorded before the Prime Minister’s announcement about new coronavirus restrictions on the 19th December.

Covid vaccines, and the science of people moving

This week on 5 Live Science - a second Covid vaccine approaches the finishing line, but who are the also-rans? We look at who’s most likely to get the vaccine first and whether we’ve got that pecking order right. And a longer look at the science of people moving.

How our planet moves

We have the latest on the potential coronavirus vaccine, the UK scientists trying to extract oxygen from the moon, and we continue our series looking at movement - this week it’s how our planet moves, from its journey through space to how the atmosphere brews up storms.

Movement of animals and protecting bio-diversity.

Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team look at the latest science news, including mass coronavirus testing in Liverpool, NASA re-establish contact with Voyager 2, what is the point of laughter and is it the best medicine? Plus a special look at the movement of animals, and how to protect species from extinction and bio-diversity on Earth.

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