Nature

Politics of the life scientific

Hinzugefügt: 29. Oktober 2020

Science and politics are not easy bedfellows - "Stick to the science" is a three part series which aims to find out why.In this episode we're asking how politics shapes the life of a working...

A brief history of politics and science

Hinzugefügt: 28. Oktober 2020

Science and politics are not easy bedfellows - "Stick to the science" is a three part series which aims to find out why.In this episode we delve into the past, and uncover the complicated...

Lab–grown brains and the debate over consciousness

Hinzugefügt: 28. Oktober 2020

The chances of mini-brains becoming sentient, and a UK government decision threatens gender diversity in academia.In this episode:00:59 The ethics of creating consciousnessBrain organoids, created...

The science behind an 'uncrushable' beetle’s exoskeleton

Hinzugefügt: 21. Oktober 2020

The structure of a beetle’s super-strong exoskeleton could open up new engineering applications, and efforts to address diversity and equality imbalances in academia.In this episode:01:17 Insights...

Superconductivity gets heated

Hinzugefügt: 14. Oktober 2020

A high pressure experiment reveals the world’s first room-temperature superconductor, and a method to target ecosystem restoration.In this episode:00:44 Room-temperature superconductivityFor...

Audio long-read: What animals really think

Hinzugefügt: 9. Oktober 2020

Researchers are aligning data on animal neuronal activity with behavioural information recorded on millisecond timescales, to uncover the signatures of internal brain states associated with things...

Trump vs. Biden: what's at stake for science?

Hinzugefügt: 7. Oktober 2020

A conversation about the US election and the possible fallout for science, and are maternal behaviours learned or innate?In this episode:00:46 US electionIn the United States the presidential race...

Greenland's ice will melt faster than any time in the past 12,000 years

Hinzugefügt: 30. September 2020

How current and future ice loss in Greenland compares to the past, and using graphene to make ultra-sensitive radiation detectors.In this episode:00:45 Greenland’s historic ice lossClimate change...

After decades of trying, scientists coax plastic particles into a diamond-like structure

Hinzugefügt: 23. September 2020

Coaxing tiny colloid particles into a diamond structure, and manipulating cell death and homeostasis in neurodegenerative disease.In this episode:00:45 Creating colloidal crystalsFor decades,...

Genes chart Vikings' spread across Europe

Hinzugefügt: 16. September 2020

Mapping the migration of the Vikings, and the world’s smallest ultrasound device.In this episode:00:45 Following the Viking footprint across EuropeTo better understand who the Vikings were, and...

A new way to cool computer chips - from within

Hinzugefügt: 9. September 2020

Keeping electronics from overheating, and how to include minority populations in genetic analyses.In this episode:00:46 Cool computersKeeping components cool is a major hurdle when it comes to...

Revealed: A clearer view of how general anaesthetics actually work

Hinzugefügt: 2. September 2020

Engineering yeast to produce medicines, and the mechanism of anaesthetic action.In this episode:00:44 Making medicine with yeastThe tropane alkaloids are an important class of medicine, but they...

The challenge of reproducing results from ten-year-old code

Hinzugefügt: 26. August 2020

Protecting delicate quantum bits, and a competition to replicate findings from ancient computer code.In this episode:01:04 Quantum computers vs ionizing radiationThe quantum bits, or ‘qubits’,...

3D-printing some of the world's lightest materials

Hinzugefügt: 19. August 2020

A new way to produce aerogels opens up their use, and understanding how sulfur can change state between two liquids.In this episode:01:05 Printing aerogelsAerogels are materials with impressive...

The chemical that turns locusts from Jekyll into Hyde

Hinzugefügt: 12. August 2020

Triggering swarming behaviour in locusts, and new insights into how humans synchronize.In this episode:01:56 Understanding swarming behaviourSwarms of migratory locusts regularly devastate crops...

Audio long-read: Pluto’s dark side is overflowing with secrets

Hinzugefügt: 7. August 2020

In 2015, after a nine-and-a-half-year journey, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft raced past Pluto, beaming images of the dwarf planet back to Earth.Five years after the mission, researchers are poring...

Why skin grows bigger as you stretch it

Hinzugefügt: 29. Juli 2020

Skin's unusual response to stretching is finally explained, and the latest in a huge effort to map DNA.In this episode:01:06 Stretching skinFor decades it’s been known that stretching skin causes...

When did people arrive in the Americas? New evidence stokes debate

Hinzugefügt: 22. Juli 2020

New evidence may push back the date on human arrival to the Americas, and an examination of science’s flaws.In this episode:00:59 Ancient AmericansTwo papers suggest that humans were present in the...

Graphene’s magic angle reveals a new twist

Hinzugefügt: 15. Juli 2020

Probing the superconducting properties of graphene and bacteria that can use manganese to grow.01:15 Magic angle grapheneIf you sandwich two sheets of graphene together and twist one in just the...

Massive coronavirus outbreak strikes iconic Californian prison after it rejected expert aid

Hinzugefügt: 10. Juli 2020

In this episode:01:47 Disaster in San QuentinSan Quentin prison is facing a massive outbreak, we dig into how they got there. The crisis has arisen despite warnings from experts, and offers of free...