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: 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.

Nature Podcast: 23 February 2017  

This week, highlights from AAAS, the new epigenetics, and a new way to conduct biomedical research

Nature Podcast: 16 February 2017  

This week, Winston Churchill’s thoughts on alien life, how cells build walls, and paradoxical materials.

REBROADCAST: Nature PastCast - February 1925  

Paleontologist Raymond Dart had newly arrived in South Africa when he came across a fossil that would change his life and his science. It was the face, jaw and brain cast of an extinct primate – not quite ape and not quite human. The paleontology community shunned the find, and proving that the creature was a human relative took decades. [Originally aired 26/02/2014]

Nature Podcast: 9 February 2017  

This week, free-floating DNA in cancers, an ancient relative of molluscs and can the Arctic’s ice be regrown?

Nature Podcast: 2 February 2017  

Bird beaks show how evolution shifts gear, getting to Proxima b, and have physicists made metallic hydrogen?  

Nature Extra: Futures January 2017  

Futures is Nature's weekly science fiction slot. Shamini Bundell reads you their favourite from January, 'The last robot' by S. L. Huang.

Backchat: January 2017  

Moonshots, frameworks, catapults – how best to name your science project? Plus, the implications for science of Trump’s first days in office, and the perils of trying to reproduce others’ work.

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