Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Science Weekly podcast will now explore some of the crucial scientific questions about Covid-19. Led by its usual hosts Ian Sample, Hannah Devlin and Nicola Davis, as well as the Guardian's health editor Sarah Boseley, we’ll be taking questions – some sent by you – to experts on the frontline of the global outbreak. Send us your questions here: theguardian.com/covid19questions
What will happen to human skill and sensibility as robots take on more tasks and aspects of human existence? What are the challenges facing inhabitants of remote Pacific Ocean islands, and why does 1610 mark a new human epoch?
Norman Doidge talks about the implications of neuroplasticity and his new book 'The Brain's Way of Healing', and from San Jose in California Ian Sample gives a roundup of key issues discussed at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
Marine archaeologists return to the remains of the Roman ship from the first century BC where they had discovered a 2,000-year-old proto-computer built to detect the motion of celestial bodies, plus Hannah Devlin, our new science correspondent talks about UK parliament's yes vote to 'three-person embryos', and launch of Nasa's twin astronaut study