29 December 2023
About this episode
This week, it’s the second and final part of our annual event about the best science stories of the year, with a roundup of some of the good news, animal news and all-around most important stories of 2023. Like how researchers discovered the high-tech material called graphene can also occur naturally…and did, deep in the Earth, 3 billion years ago. Or how the World Health Organization ended the global health emergency declaration for covid-19.
Hosts Timothy Revell and Christie Taylor discuss all of this and more with guests Clare Wilson, Sam Wong, and Leah Crane. To read more about these stories, visit newscientist.com.
And if you’re still looking for more of the best stories from 2023, enjoy our best features free December 27-31.
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- The civilisation myth: How new discoveries are rewriting human history
- Revealed: What your thoughts look like and how they compare to others