Nature Podcast

Nature Podcast

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Nature is a weekly international journal publishing the finest peer-reviewed research in all fields of science. The Nature Podcast is a free weekly audio show highlighting content from each issue, and interviews with the scientists behind the research.

Episodes

Nature Podcast: 18 May 2017  

This week, wonky vehicle emissions tests, error-prone bots help humans, and animals that lack a microbiome.

Nature Podcast: 11 May 2017  

This week, fake antibodies scupper research, the diversity of cells in a tumour, and what happened before tectonic plates? SURVEY: https://podcastsurvey.typeform.com/to/RmZVDI

Nature Podcast: 4 May 2017  

This week, the secret life of the thalamus, how to talks about antibiotic resistance, and dangerous research. Survey link: https://podcastsurvey.typeform.com/to/RmZVDI

Grand Challenges: Ageing  

Ageing is inevitable, but that doesn't mean we're ready for it - as individuals, or as a society. A geneticist, a psychiatrist and an economist pick apart our knowledge of the ageing process and the major challenges to be solved so we can live healthily and well.

Nature Extra: Futures April 2017  

Futures is Nature's weekly science fiction slot. Shamini Bundell reads you her favourite from March, 'Cold comforts' by Graham Robert Scott.

Nature Podcast: 27 April 2017  

This week, the earliest Americans, 2D magnets, and the legacy of the Universe’s first ‘baby picture’.

Backchat: April 2017  

Science fans everywhere will take to the streets this weekend in the March for Science. Plus, biases in artificial intelligence and how scientific papers are getting harder to read.

Nature Podcast: 13 April 2017  

This week, politician scientists, human genetic ‘knockouts’ and East Antarctica’s instability.

Nature Podcast: 6 April 2017  

This week, easing the pressure on fisheries, protein structure surprises, and your reading list for 2017 so far.

Grand Challenges: Mental Health  

Mental health disorders touch rich and poor, young and old, in every country around the world. Hear three experts discuss the evidence for interventions, how to get help to the right people, and which problem, if solved, would help the most. 

Nature Extra: Futures March 2017  

Futures is Nature's weekly science fiction slot. Shamini Bundell reads you her favourite from March, 'Green boughs will cover thee' by Sarah L Byrne.

Nature Podcast: 30 March 2017  

This week, mapping sound in the brain, dwindling groundwater, and giving common iron uncommon properties.

Backchat: March 2017  

A sting operation finds several predatory journals offered to employ a fictional, unqualified academic as an editor. Plus, the Great Barrier Reef in hot water, and trying to explain 'time crystals'.

Nature Podcast: 23 March 2017  

This week, peering into a black hole, reorganising the dinosaur family tree and finding drug combos for cancer.

Nature Podcast: 16 March 2017  

This week, making plane fuel greener, yeast chromosomes synthesised from scratch, and seeking out hidden HIV.

REBROADCAST: Nature PastCast - March 1918  

As the First World War draws to an end, astronomer Arthur Eddington sets out on a challenging mission: to prove Einstein’s new theory of general relativity by measuring a total eclipse. The experiment became a defining example of how science should be done.

Nature Podcast: 9 March 2017  

This week, the earliest known life, Neanderthal self-medication, and data storage in a single atom.

Nature Podcast: 2 March 2017  

This week, a migration special: a researcher seeks refuge; smart borders; and climate migration.

Backchat: February 2017  

AI generated images, reporting with reluctant sources and space missions with out an end game.

Nature Extra: Futures January 2017  

Futures is Nature's weekly science fiction slot. Shamini Bundell and Richard Hodson read you their favourite from February, 'Fermi's zookeepers' by David Gullen.

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