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

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.

Nature Podcast: 26 January 2017  

This week, outer space law, predictive policing and enhancing the wisdom of the crowds.

Nature Podcast: 19 January 2017  

This week, communication between viruses, reproducing cancer studies, and explaining ‘fairy circles’.

REBROADCAST: Nature PastCast - January 1896  

Physics in the late nineteenth century was increasingly concerned with things that couldn't be seen. From these invisible realms shot x-rays, discovered by accident by the German scientist William Röntgen.

Nature Podcast: 12 January 2017  

This week, ridding New Zealand of rats, making choices in the grocery store, and what to expect in 2017.

Nature Podcast: 22 December 2016  

It’s our bumper end-of-year show, with a 2016 round-up, holiday reading picks, science carols, word games and more.  

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