Nature Podcast

The Nature Podcast brings you the best stories from the world of science each week. We cover everything from astronomy to zoology, highlighting the most exciting research from each issue of the Nature journal. We meet the scientists behind the results and provide in-depth analysis from Nature's journalists and editors. Hosted on Acast. See for more information.

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 25m. Bisher sind 670 Folge(n) erschienen. Alle 5 Tage erscheint eine Folge dieses Podcasts.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 10 days 22 hours 43 minutes


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We dive into Nature’s special edition on efforts to quantify and tackle inequality around the world, and investigate why breast cancers spread more at night.


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How the Black Death got its start

How a pandemic that devastated the medieval world began, and efforts to control monkeypox.


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One of the most curious symptoms of COVID-19 is the loss of smell and taste. For most, this phenomenon is short lived, but for many around the world the symptom can persist for months or even years after the infection has cleared. Once a tell-tale sign of infection, this sensory disruption is now becoming characterised as a chronic problem and scientists are only recently getting clear answers about the mechanisms behind it...


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A roundup of stories from the Nature Briefing, including the academics joining the ‘great resignation’, the latest on the Perseverance rover, and more.


 2022-06-08  18m

Audio long read: The brain-reading devices helping paralysed people to move, talk and touch

As implants that decode thoughts become more sophisticated, the companies making them are attracting major financial backing.


 2022-06-06  22m

Robot exercises shoulder cells for better tissue transplants

A robot shoulder that stretches tendon tissue, and identifying misperceptions that can lead to vaccine hesitancy.


 2022-06-01  26m

Coronapod: 'A generational loss' - COVID's devastating impact on education

Despite the devastating loss of life caused by COVID-19, some researchers are arguing that the longest lasting impact of the pandemic will be on education. UN agencies calculate that more or less all school students on the planet - 1.6 billion - have faced an average of 4.5 months of school closures owing to the pandemic, the largest disruption to education in history. Teachers have been under immense pressure to keep their students happy and learning, but it is an uphill battle...


 2022-05-30  14m

X-ray analysis hints at answers to fossil mystery

New insights into a mysterious fossil animal, and uncovering ancient settlements hidden in the Bolivian Amazon.


 2022-05-25  26m

How galaxies could exist without dark matter

How dark-matter-free galaxies may have formed, the scientists surviving the war in Ukraine, and imaging the black hole Sagittarius A*.


 2022-05-18  28m

Coronapod: 'viral ghosts' support idea that SARS-CoV-2 reservoirs could be behind long COVID

Millions of people around the world have been left managing the complex and amorphous syndrome that is long COVID. But the underlying cause of this myriad of symptoms is not clear. One hypothesis is that the virus is able to find a safe haven in the body from which it can bide its time and potentially re-emerge - a viral reservoir...


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