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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.


Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 24m. Bisher sind 136 Folge(n) erschienen. Alle zwei Wochen gibt es eine neue Folge dieses Podcasts.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 2 days 6 hours 5 minutes


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Spectrum: The dogged, interminable struggle with diabetes

DW reports from a special conference in Bochum, where experts from around Germany - and Europe - met to discuss the psychological dimension of diabetes. Why is it so hard to live with this metabolic disease?


 2018-10-26  30m

Spectrum: Shaken

How do you "graduate" astronaut school? We ask Europe's newest astronaut. Also, the strange story of a roaring Himalayan flood, and what you should do in the event of a tsunami.


 2018-10-12  29m

Spectrum: Lettuce celebrate food!

On the show: Can obesity induced inflammation reduce your ability to taste? How much CO² does one sandwich produce? You’ll be surprised.


 2018-09-21  29m

Spectrum: Artilysin, contraception and Twitter Bot art

On this week’s show, it’s been 90 years since the first antibiotic, penicillin, was discovered. We’re going to take the occasion to talk about bacterial resistance, and what may be the future of antibiotics.


 2018-09-14  30m

Spectrum: Looking at Earth from above

Will the UK win the space race and become the first European country with its own spaceport on European soil? Host Jessie Wingard meets an amateur radio operator connecting Earth with the International Space Station.


 2018-08-31  29m

Spectrum: An apple a day keeps the doctor away

We take a look at how South Africa has become a world leader in penis transplants. Stem cell therapies – miracle cure or harmful to your health? We discuss mental health and climate change.


 2018-08-24  29m

Spectrum: Robot for chronically ill children

On today’s show – can a robot really stop loneliness for sick kids? We talk to a researcher behind a novel blood test that detects the early signs of Alzheimer’s Disease.


 2018-08-17  30m

Spectrum: This is a test

We hear from the first 'test tube baby' 40 years later, find hot and bothered Germans (who also sit too much), long live the vanishing king penguin, and the sound of our sun.


 2018-08-10  30m

Podcast Wissenschaft: Spectrum - Marijuana, sex, soccer and sleep

If Marijuana can make old mice brains younger, does that work with humans too? What is the point of monogamy if our instincts tell us to have sex with as many people as possible? And can robots help us fall asleep?


 2018-07-06  30m

Spectrum: Duh, duh duh-duh-duh duh, duh

We’re going to be analyzing the song Seven Nation Army, the omnipresent anthem of soccer teams around the world. Why do groups of people sing this song together? What’s going on in our brain when we do that?


 2018-06-28  30m