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The sanitation crisis making rural America ill

Hinzugefügt: 14. April 2021

The lack of adequate sanitation in parts of the rural US, and physicists reassess muons’ magnetism.In this episode:00:45 How failing sanitation infrastructure is causing a US public health crisisIn...

Coronapod: A whistle-blower’s quest to take politics out of coronavirus surveillance

Hinzugefügt: 9. April 2021

Rick Bright exposed former president Trump's political meddling in the US COVID response. Now he is championing a new privately funded initiative to track viral spread and combat new variants. We...

Audio long-read: Rise of the robo-writers

Hinzugefügt: 6. April 2021

In 2020, the artificial intelligence (AI) GPT-3 wowed the world with its ability to write fluent streams of text. Trained on billions of words from books, articles and websites, GPT-3 was the...

Coronapod: How to define rare COVID vaccine side effects

Hinzugefügt: 2. April 2021

From a sore arm to anaphylaxis, a wide range of adverse events have been reported after people have received a COVID-19 vaccine. And yet it is unclear how many of these events are actually caused...

Antimatter cooled with lasers for the first time

Hinzugefügt: 31. März 2021

Laser-cooled antimatter opens up new physics experiments, and the staggering economic cost of invasive species.In this episode:00:44 Cooling antimatter with a laser focusAntimatter is annihilated...

Coronapod: the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID vaccine - what you need to know

Hinzugefügt: 26. März 2021

Since the beginning of the pandemic the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine has been plagued by confusion and controversy. The vaccine has been authorised in over 100 countries, tens of millions of doses...

Network of world's most accurate clocks paves way to redefine time

Hinzugefügt: 24. März 2021

A web of three optical atomic clocks show incredibly accurate measurements of time, and the trailblazing astronomer who found hints of dark matter.In this episode:00:44 Optical clock networkOptical...

Coronapod: Why COVID antibody treatments may not be the answer

Hinzugefügt: 19. März 2021

In the early days of the pandemic, researchers raced to identify the most potent antibodies produced by the immune system in response to SAR-COV-2 infection and produce them in bulk. The resulting...

The AI that argues back

Hinzugefügt: 17. März 2021

A computer that can participate in live debates against human opponents.In this episode:00:43 AI DebaterAfter thousands of years of human practise, it’s still not clear what makes a good argument....

Coronapod: COVID and pregnancy - what do we know?

Hinzugefügt: 12. März 2021

Since the beginning of the pandemic, there have been many open questions about how COVID-19 could impact pregnant people and their babies – confounded by a lack of data.But now, studies are finally...

The smallest measurement of gravity ever recorded

Hinzugefügt: 10. März 2021

Physicists examine the gravitational pull between two tiny masses, and how fossil lampreys could shake-up the field of vertebrate evolution.In this episode:00:47 Gravity, on the small scaleThis...

Coronapod: COVID's origins and the 'lab leak' theory

Hinzugefügt: 5. März 2021

Where did the SARS-CoV-2 virus come from? As a team of researchers from the WHO prepares to report on its investigation into the origins of the virus, we discuss the leading theories, including the...

COVID, 2020 and a year of lost research

Hinzugefügt: 3. März 2021

The pandemic's unequal toll on the research community, and a newly discovered mitochondria-like symbiosis.In this episode:00:48 The pandemic's unequal toll on researchersAlthough 2020 saw a huge...

Coronapod: Google-backed database could help answer big COVID questions

Hinzugefügt: 26. Februar 2021

A repository with millions of data points will track immunity and variant spread.To answer the big questions in the pandemic, researchers need access to data. But while a wealth has been collected,...

The quark of the matter: what's really inside a proton?

Hinzugefügt: 24. Februar 2021

The surprising structure of protons, and a method for growing small intestines for transplantation.In this episode:00:45 Probing the proton’s interiorAlthough studied for decades, the internal...

Audio long-read: Thundercloud Project tackles a gamma-ray mystery

Hinzugefügt: 23. Februar 2021

Researchers in Japan are trying to understand why thunderstorms fire out bursts of powerful radiation.Gamma rays – the highest-energy electromagnetic radiation in the universe – are typically...

Coronapod: our future with an ever-present coronavirus

Hinzugefügt: 19. Februar 2021

What’s the endgame for the COVID-19 pandemic? Is a world without SARS-CoV-2 possible, or is the virus here to stay?A recent Nature survey suggests that the majority of experts expect the virus to...

A mammoth discovery: oldest DNA on record from million-year-old teeth

Hinzugefügt: 17. Februar 2021 - Durchschnittliche Bewertung: 5

Researchers sequence the oldest DNA ever recovered, and the people bringing art and science together.In this episode:00:46 Million-year-old mammoth DNAThis week, researchers have smashed a...

Coronapod: Is mixing COVID vaccines a good idea?

Hinzugefügt: 12. Februar 2021

The science behind how and when to give vaccines doses.As vaccines are rolled out, massive logistical challenges are leading scientists and policymakers to consider alternative dosing...

Human Genome Project - Nature’s editor-in-chief reflects 20 years on

Hinzugefügt: 10. Februar 2021

Looking back at the publication of the human genome, and how macrophages mend muscle.In this episode:00:45 The human genome sequence, 20 years onThis week marks the 20th anniversary of a scientific...