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Spectrum is a 30-minute weekly radio show which keeps you abreast of developments in the realm of science and technology news.

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Spectrum: Hands and feet


You know what's better than five fingers? Six. We look at this strange new research and talk to a "polydactyl" himself. Also, go barefoot, but then put some shoes on to meet a young German woman with "foot phobia."


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Spectrum: Alexander von Humboldt is still alive


He was the most famous scientist in the world when he was alive. And then he was forgotten. Join us on the 250th birthday of scientist Alexander von Humboldt as we try (in vain) to summarize his achievements.


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 2019-09-13  30m
 
 

Spectrum: Science on the move


On the ground, up in the air, and in the belly of a barge — science is everywhere. Zip around with us to as we dip into batteries, inhale some helium and look inside a robot's brain.


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 2019-07-26  29m
 
 

Spectrum: Self-driving carnage


Drive into a child, or swerve and hit two grandparents? Such horrendously difficult choices will soon be programmed into ours cars. Cast your own vote in this moral bloodbath of an episode.


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 2019-07-05  30m
 
 

Spectrum: But I've only had 5 beers!


It's "Action Week Alcohol" in Germany, so join us in-studio as we take "Das Quiz." Also, we hear from the author of a study that shows women perform cognitively better as the temperature in a room rises.


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 2019-05-31  30m
 
 

Spectrum: Kaboom


Like destroying things? We all do. So much so that scientists in Europe are planning a 100-kilometer mega-project to destroy the smallest things possible. Plus, a gigantic natural disaster is boiling in Germany's belly.


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 2019-05-10  30m
 
 

Spectrum: Buzzing and flapping


On this week’s show, it’s all about bugs and birds. Is it end times for entomology, the study of insects? Can high-frequency, loud electronic music be used as mosquito spray? And, are European crows racist?


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 2019-04-12  30m
 
 

Spectrum: My computer and me


Addicted to your smartphone? Just wait 'til you hear about what's coming next. Come follow us through the terrifying arc of personal computing.


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 2019-03-15  30m
 
 

Spectrum: You sound emotional


We human beings make a lot of strange sounds with our mouths, and if you listen carefully, a lot of them are just PACKED with emotional meaning. Join us in-studio as we recreate a very interesting study.


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 2019-03-01  30m
 
 

Spectrum: Only you can prevent cancer


You'll read some pretty nasty news in the coming decade about cancer swallowing a record number of victims. That is unavoidable. The good news: Two in every five cases are preventable.


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 2019-02-14  30m