Science Focus Podcast

Some of the brightest names in science and technology talk to the BBC Focus magazine team about the ideas and breakthroughs shaping our world. Every issue our team of scientists, doctors and expert writers explain how advances in science and technology are creating a better, brighter future.

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Is there anybody out there?

There are 100 billion stars in our Galaxy – surely we can’t be the only intelligent lifeform out there? In this week’s Science Focus Podcast we ask Mike Garrett what we’ll do if we find them, and what it means for us as humans.

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Nudge theory

David Halpern, Chief Executive of The Behavioural Insights Team, tells us about nudge theory – a psychological tool used in behavioural science to subtly influence people's decisions.