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Coronapod: The rise of RNA vaccines

Hinzugefügt: 14. Januar 2021

Benjamin Thompson, Noah Baker and Elie Dolgin discuss RNA vaccines.In this episode: 01:16 How RNA vaccines came to prominenceIn less than a year, two RNA vaccines against COVID-19 were designed,...

The mysterious extinction of the dire wolf

Hinzugefügt: 13. Januar 2021

DNA clues point to how dire wolves went extinct, and a round-up of the main impacts of Brexit on science.In this episode:00:45 Dire wolf DNADire wolves were huge predators that commonly roamed...

Audio long-read: Controlling COVID with science - Iceland's story

Hinzugefügt: 30. Dezember 2020 - Durchschnittliche Bewertung: 5

Lessons from Iceland, which utilised huge scientific resources to contain COVID-19.When COVID reached the shores of Iceland back in March, the diminutive island brought it to heel with science....

Our podcast highlights of 2020

Hinzugefügt: 23. Dezember 2020

The Nature Podcast team select some of their favourite stories from the past 12 months.In this episode:00:32 Following the Viking footprint across EuropeIn September, we heard about the researchers...

Coronapod: The big COVID research papers of 2020

Hinzugefügt: 17. Dezember 2020

Benjamin Thompson, Noah Baker and Traci Watson discuss some of 2020's most significant coronavirus research papers.In the final Coronapod of 2020, we dive into the scientific literature to reflect...

Could you prevent a pandemic? A very 2020 video game

Hinzugefügt: 16. Dezember 2020

A video game provides players with insights into pandemic responses, and our annual festive fun.In this episode:01:02 Balancing responses in a video game pandemicIn the strategy video-game Plague...

Don’t think too deeply about the origin of life – it may have started in puddles

Hinzugefügt: 9. Dezember 2020

How water chemistry is shifting researchers' thoughts on where life might have arisen, and a new model to tackle climate change equitably and economically.In this episode:00:46 A shallow start to...

Norway's prime minister reveals plans to protect the world's oceans

Hinzugefügt: 3. Dezember 2020

Erna Solberg on fisheries, fossil fuels and the future of the oceans.This week, world leaders are announcing a series of pledges to protect and sustainably use the world’s oceans. The pledges form...

Cellular ageing: turning back the clock restores vision in mice

Hinzugefügt: 2. Dezember 2020

A trio of genes may be key to making cells young again, and ultra precise measurement of a fundamental physics constant.In this episode:00:47 Reversing ageingResearchers claim to have identified a...

Neutrinos give insights into the workings of the Sun’s core

Hinzugefügt: 25. November 2020

Scientists have finally confirmed the existence of a CNO cycle fusion reaction in the Sun, and why women’s contraception research needs a reboot.In this episode:00:47 Detection of CNO...

Coronapod: What could falling COVID death rates mean for the pandemic?

Hinzugefügt: 19. November 2020

In this episode:00:44 An increase in survival ratesThe COVID-19 mortality rate is falling around the world. We discuss the reasons behind this – the role of new drugs, the treatment strategies the...

The troubling rise of facial recognition technology

Hinzugefügt: 18. November 2020

Scientists have grave concerns over ethical and societal impacts of facial-recognition technology. In this surveillance special, we dig into the details.In this episode:03:24 Standing up against...

Audio long-read: The enigmatic organisms of the Ediacaran Period

Hinzugefügt: 13. November 2020

New fossil finds and new techniques reveal evidence that early animals were more complex than previously thought.The Cambrian explosion, around 541 million years ago, has long been regarded as a...

Revealed: the impact of noise and light pollution on birds

Hinzugefügt: 11. November 2020

Researchers try to unpick the complex relationship between sensory pollutants and bird reproduction, and how to combat organised crime in fisheries.In this episode:00:46 Sensory pollution and bird...

A powerful radio burst from a magnetic star

Hinzugefügt: 4. November 2020

Astronomers pin down the likely origins of mysterious fast radio bursts, and the latest on what the US election means for science.In this episode:00:46 The origins of mysterious fast radio...

Talking politics, talking science

Hinzugefügt: 30. 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 the third and final episode we try to get to the bottom of how...

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...