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The Nature Podcast brings you the best stories from the world of science each week. We cover everything from astronomy to neuroscience, highlighting the most exciting research from each issue of Nature journal. We meet the scientists behind the results an



Published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 17:00:10 GMT

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Nature Extra: Futures April 2017

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 17:00:00 GMT

Futures is Nature's weekly science fiction slot. Shamini Bundell reads you her favourite from March, 'Cold comforts' by Graham Robert Scott.(image)


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Nature Podcast: 27 April 2017

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 21:49:14 GMT

This week, the earliest Americans, 2D magnets, and the legacy of the Universe’s first ‘baby picture’.

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Backchat: April 2017

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 17:00:00 GMT

Science fans everywhere will take to the streets this weekend in the March for Science. Plus, biases in artificial intelligence and how scientific papers are getting harder to read.

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Nature Podcast: 13 April 2017

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 17:00:00 GMT

This week, politician scientists, human genetic ‘knockouts’ and East Antarctica’s instability.

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Nature Podcast: 6 April 2017

Wed, 05 Apr 2017 17:00:00 GMT

This week, easing the pressure on fisheries, protein structure surprises, and your reading list for 2017 so far.

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Grand Challenges: Mental Health

Mon, 03 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

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. 

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Nature Extra: Futures March 2017

Fri, 31 Mar 2017 11:28:00 GMT

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.(image)


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Nature Podcast: 30 March 2017

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 17:00:00 GMT

This week, mapping sound in the brain, dwindling groundwater, and giving common iron uncommon properties.

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Backchat: March 2017

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 05:00:00 GMT

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'.
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Nature Podcast: 23 March 2017

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 18:00:00 GMT

This week, peering into a black hole, reorganising the dinosaur family tree and finding drug combos for cancer.
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Nature Podcast: 16 March 2017

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 18:00:00 GMT

This week, making plane fuel greener, yeast chromosomes synthesised from scratch, and seeking out hidden HIV.
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REBROADCAST: Nature PastCast - March 1918

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 06:00:00 GMT

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.(image)


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Nature Podcast: 9 March 2017

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 12:00:00 GMT

This week, the earliest known life, Neanderthal self-medication, and data storage in a single atom.(image)


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Nature Podcast: 2 March 2017

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 18:00:00 GMT

This week, a migration special: a researcher seeks refuge; smart borders; and climate migration.(image)


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Backchat: February 2017

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 10:20:00 GMT

AI generated images, reporting with reluctant sources and space missions with out an end game.(image)


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Nature Extra: Futures February 2017

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 16:00:00 GMT

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.(image)


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Nature Podcast: 23 February 2017

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 18:00:00 GMT

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


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Nature Podcast: 16 February 2017

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 18:00:00 GMT

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


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REBROADCAST: Nature PastCast - February 1925

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 06:00:00 GMT

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](image)


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Nature Podcast: 9 February 2017

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 18:00:00 GMT

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


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Nature Podcast: 2 February 2017

Wed, 01 Feb 2017 18:00:00 GMT

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


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Nature Extra: Futures January 2017

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 18:00:00 GMT

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


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Backchat: January 2017

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 11:00:00 GMT

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.(image)


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Nature Podcast: 26 January 2017

Wed, 25 Jan 2017 18:00:00 GMT

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


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Nature Podcast: 19 January 2017

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 18:00:00 GMT

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


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REBROADCAST: Nature PastCast - January 1896

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 06:00:00 GMT

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.(image)


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Nature Podcast: 12 January 2017

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 18:00:00 GMT

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


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Nature Podcast: 22 December 2016

Wed, 21 Dec 2016 18:00:00 GMT

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


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Nature Podcast: 15 December 2016

Wed, 14 Dec 2016 18:00:00 GMT

This week, a spray that boosts plant growth and resilience, 3-million-year old hominin footprints, and the seahorse genome. (image)


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REBROADCAST: Nature PastCast - December 1920

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 06:00:00 GMT

In the early twentieth century physicists had become deeply entangled in the implications of the quantum theory. Was the world at its smallest scales continuous, or built of discrete units? It all began with Max Planck. His Nobel Prize was the subject of a Nature news article in 1920.(image)


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Nature Podcast

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 18:00:00 GMT

This week, the benefits of randomness, correcting brain waves soothes Alzheimer’s, and the DNA of liberated slaves.(image)


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Nature Extra: Futures November 2016

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 17:00:00 GMT

Futures is Nature's weekly science fiction slot. Adam Levy reads you his favourite from November, ’Melissa' by Troy Stieglitz.(image)


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Nature Podcast: 1 December 2016

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 18:00:00 GMT

This week, CRISPR’s rival stumbles, Pluto’s icy heart, and is mitochondrial replacement ready for the clinic?(image)


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Nature Podcast: 24 November 2016

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 18:00:00 GMT

Tracking whale shark DNA in seawater, the human computers behind early astronomy, building materials with a microscope, and a new synchrotron starts up in the Middle East.(image)


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Nature Backchat: November 2016

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 11:30:00 GMT

Donald Trump’s impact on research and climate action, and how Nature should discuss politics.(image)


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Nature Podcast: 17 November 2016

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 18:00:00 GMT

This week, your brain on cannabis, testing CRISPR in a human, and what it might be like to live on Mars.(image)


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REBROADCAST: Nature PastCast - November 1869

Fri, 11 Nov 2016 06:00:00 GMT

The first issue of Nature looked very different from today's magazine. It opened with poetry and was written for a general audience. We hear how Nature began, and how it became the iconic science journal it is today.(image)


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Nature Podcast: 10 November 2016

Wed, 09 Nov 2016 18:00:00 GMT

This week, CERN for the brain, modelling the effects of a climate tax on food, a brain-spine interface helps paralysed monkeys walk, and what Trump's win might mean for science.(image)


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Nature Podcast: 3 November 2016

Wed, 02 Nov 2016 18:00:00 GMT

This week, the earliest humans to roam Australia, Werner Herzog’s new film about volcanoes, and are astronomers turning a blind eye to competing theories?(image)


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Nature Extra: Futures October 2016

Mon, 31 Oct 2016 15:15:00 GMT

Futures is Nature's weekly science fiction slot. Shamini Bundell reads you her favourite from October, ’The sixth circle' by J. W. Armstrong.(image)


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Nature Podcast: 27 October 2016

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 17:00:00 GMT

This week, the challenges facing young scientists, pseudo-pseudo genes, and the history of HIV in the US.(image)


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Nature Backchat: October 2016

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 16:00:00 GMT

Europe’s Mars probe loses touch, UK government proposes research funding shake-up, and science’s most bothersome buzzwords.(image)


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Nature Podcast: 20 October 2016

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 17:00:00 GMT

This week, making egg cells in a dish, super-bright flares in nearby galaxies, trying to predict the election, and the scientists voting for Trump.(image)


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REBROADCAST: Nature PastCast - October 1993

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 12:00:00 GMT

In the early 1990s, a team of astrophysicists saw signs of life on a planet in our galaxy. Astronomy experts tell the story, and discuss how we can tell if there is life beyond the Earth. Originally aired 16/10/2013.(image)


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Nature Podcast: 13 October 2016

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 17:00:00 GMT

This week, refugee mental health, better neural nets, and changing attitudes to female genital cutting.(image)


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Nature Extra: Nobel News

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 10:30:00 GMT

Science gets glitzy in October each year as the Nobel Prizes are awarded. Find out who took home the prizes for Medicine or Physiology, Physics and Chemistry.(image)


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Nature Podcast: 6 October 2016

Wed, 05 Oct 2016 17:00:00 GMT

This week, a limit to lifespan, AI's black box problem, and ageing stem cells.(image)


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Nature Backchat: September 2016

Mon, 03 Oct 2016 17:00:00 GMT

The challenges of getting into science, getting a decent salary once you’re in, and getting funding through philanthropy.(image)


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Nature Podcast: 29 September 2016

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 17:00:00 GMT

This week, the chemistry of life’s origins, two million years of temperatures, and studying the heaviest elements.(image)


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Nature Extra: Futures September 2016

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 11:36:00 GMT

Futures is Nature's weekly science fiction slot. Miranda Keeling reads you our favourite from September, ’Try Catch Throw’ by Andrew Neil Gray.(image)


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Nature Podcast: 22 September 2016

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 17:00:00 GMT

This week, a sea of viruses, defining social class, the human journey out of Africa and human remains found on Antikythera shipwreck.(image)


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REBROADCAST: Nature PastCast - September 1963

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 23:01:00 GMT

When a German geologist first suggested that continents move, people dismissed it as a wild idea. In this podcast, we hear how a 'wild idea' became plate tectonics, the unifying theory of earth sciences.(image)


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Nature Podcast: 15 September 2016

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 17:00:00 GMT

This week, the ideal office environment, synthesising speech, and embryo epigenetics.(image)


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Nature Podcast: 8 September 2016

Wed, 07 Sep 2016 17:00:00 GMT

This week, solving ethical dilemmas Star Trek style, farming festivals boost yield, and three scientists on their sci-fi inspirations.(image)


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Nature Podcast: 1 September 2016

Wed, 31 Aug 2016 17:00:00 GMT

This week, famous hominin Lucy may have died when she fell from a tree, and an antibody-based drug shows promise in Alzheimer’s(image)


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Futures: August 2016

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 17:00:00 GMT

Futures is Nature's weekly science fiction slot. Kerri Smith reads you her favourite from August, 'Interdimensional trade benefits' by Brian Trent.(image)


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Nature Backchat: August 2016

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 19:00:00 GMT

A nearby Earth-like planet, preprint servers proliferate, and the scientific legacy that Obama leaves behind.(image)


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Nature Podcast: 25 August 2016

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 17:00:00 GMT

This week, an Earth-like planet on our doorstep, dietary restriction combats ageing syndrome, and drugs for neglected diseases.(image)


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REBROADCAST: Nature PastCast - August 1975

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 14:00:00 GMT

Six out of ten of the world's best-selling drugs are based on molecules called monoclonal antibodies. But their high impact comes with a low profile. This is a story of how basic science quietly became blockbuster medicine. Originally aired 14/08/13.(image)


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Nature Podcast: 18 August 2016

Wed, 17 Aug 2016 17:00:00 GMT

This week, how fins became limbs, a giant gene database cracks clinical cases, and making better opioids.(image)


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Nature Podcast: 11 August 2016

Wed, 10 Aug 2016 17:00:00 GMT

This week, the migration route of the first Americans, the bandwidth crisis, clever conductors, and the next CRISPR.(image)


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Nature Podcast: 4 August 2016

Wed, 03 Aug 2016 17:00:00 GMT

This week, parenting tips from science, quenching a question about thirst, and a programmable quantum computer.(image)


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REBROADCAST: Nature PastCast - July 1942

Mon, 01 Aug 2016 15:15:00 GMT

Scientists were put to good use during the Second World War. John Westcott's secret project was to design radars. His work not only helped the war effort – it also led to new branches of science. Originally aired 19/07/2013.(image)


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Nature Extra: Futures July 2016

Fri, 29 Jul 2016 12:58:46 GMT

Futures is Nature's weekly science fiction slot. Adam Levy reads you his favourite from July, 'Revision theory' by Blaize M. Kaye.(image)


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Nature Podcast: 28 July 2016

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 17:00:00 GMT

This week, how we time our breathing, working with indigenous peoples, and using yeast genetics to build better beer.(image)


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Nature Backchat: July 2016

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 17:00:00 GMT

What’s it like having an endless supply of Brexit stories? Why do space missions always get so much attention? And why are rhinos being airlifted to Australia?(image)


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Nature Podcast: 21 July 2016

Wed, 20 Jul 2016 17:00:00 GMT

This week, the perils of tech in health, tumour fighting bacteria, and the science of what sounds good.(image)


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Nature Podcast: 14 July 2016

Wed, 13 Jul 2016 17:00:00 GMT

This week, a special issue on conflict. The psychological toll of war, how to count the dead, and predicting conflict in the 21st century.(image)


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Nature Podcast: 7 July 2016

Wed, 06 Jul 2016 17:00:00 GMT

This week, nature and landscape, the Hitomi satellite’s swan song, and reforming peer review.(image)


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Nature Extra: Futures June 2016

Fri, 01 Jul 2016 16:25:37 GMT

Futures is Nature's weekly science fiction slot. The Nature Podcast team read you their favourite from June, ‘The Memory Ward’ by Wendy Nikel.(image)


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Nature Podcast: 30 June 2016

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 17:00:00 GMT

This week, Dolly the sheep’s legacy, the trials of funding interdisciplinary research, and an ‘IPCC’ for social science.(image)


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Nature Podcast: 23 June 2016

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 17:00:00 GMT

This week, transmissible cancer, organising the hadron menagerie, and the latest gravitational wave result and what physicists want to know next.(image)


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Nature Backchat: June 2016

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 14:30:00 GMT

What could Brexit mean for EU research and researchers? How should reporters cover the US elections when nobody says anything about science? Plus a dramatic and dangerous Antarctic rescue.(image)


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Nature Podcast: 16 June 2016

Wed, 15 Jun 2016 17:15:00 GMT

This week, pimping proteins, adapting enzymes, and conserving coral reefs.(image)


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REBROADCAST: Nature PastCast - June 1876

Fri, 10 Jun 2016 13:00:00 GMT

In the late 1800s, Europe was gripped by 'gorilla fever'. Were these beasts man's closest relative in the animal kingdom? Getting a gorilla to Europe was a rare event, and in 1876 Nature heralds the arrival of a young specimen.(image)


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Nature Podcast: 9 June 2016

Wed, 08 Jun 2016 17:00:00 GMT

This week, researcher rehab, the hobbit’s ancestry, and Google’s quantum plans.(image)


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Nature Podcast: 2 June 2016

Wed, 01 Jun 2016 17:00:00 GMT

This week, the genetics behind a textbook case of evolution, Earth’s core conundrum, and Pluto’s polygonal surface.(image)


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Nature Extra: Futures May 2016

Fri, 27 May 2016 13:42:47 GMT

Futures is Nature's weekly science fiction slot. Shamini Bundell reads you her favourite from May, ‘Project Earth is leaving beta’ by J. W. Alden.(image)


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Nature Podcast: 26 May 2016

Wed, 25 May 2016 17:00:00 GMT

This week, how clouds form, a Neanderthal construction project, and comparing the meerkats.(image)


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Nature Podcast: 19 May 2016

Wed, 18 May 2016 17:00:00 GMT

This week, treasures from sunken cities, new antibiotics made from scratch, and experimenting with history.(image)


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Nature Extra: Backchat May 2016

Mon, 16 May 2016 17:00:00 GMT

The endless quest to make fusion energy, virtual reality in the lab, and the biggest story of the month: a boat gets given a name.(image)


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Nature Podcast: 12 May 2016

Wed, 11 May 2016 17:00:00 GMT

This week, the Zika virus and birth defects, colliding quasi-particles, and combatting sprawling networks of spam.(image)


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REBROADCAST: Nature PastCast - May 1985

Mon, 09 May 2016 08:00:00 GMT

Jonathan Shanklin was sifting through a backlog of data when he made the startling discovery of a hole in the ozone layer above Antarctica. In this podcast, he and others recall events in the mid-1980s and discuss how the 'ozone hole' became the poster child for environmentalism. Originally aired 17/05/2013.(image)


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Nature Extra: Futures April 2016

Fri, 06 May 2016 12:00:00 GMT

Futures is Nature's weekly science fiction slot. Adam Levy and Shamini Bundell read you their favourite from April, ‘Choices, in sequential order’ by Karlo Yeager Rodríguez.(image)


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Nature Podcast: 5 May 2016

Wed, 04 May 2016 17:00:00 GMT

This week, the value of failed experiments, ketamine without side effects, and our brains’ energy demands.(image)


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Nature Podcast: 28 April 2016

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 17:00:00 GMT

This week, a language map of the brain, listening for landslides a year after the Nepal quake, and the Soviet internet that never was.(image)


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Nature Extra: Backchat April 2016

Tue, 26 Apr 2016 17:00:00 GMT

The fuss over editing human embryos dies down, the quantum expertise of Canada’s Prime Minister, and what it’s like to report for 24 hours straight.(image)


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Nature Podcast: 21 April 2016

Wed, 20 Apr 2016 17:00:00 GMT

This week, the psychology of climate change, the 1.5 degree temperature target, and what to do when climate change ruins your research.(image)


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Nature Podcast: 14 April 2016

Wed, 13 Apr 2016 17:00:00 GMT

This week, a computer game helps build a quantum computer, the brain’s built-in backup, and the history and science of hearing voices.(image)


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REBROADCAST: Nature PastCast - April 1953 [originally aired April 2013]

Fri, 08 Apr 2016 11:00:00 GMT

Everyone knows that Watson and Crick published a seminal paper on the structure of DNA. But fewer know that two other papers on DNA were published in the same issue of Nature. Learn more in the first of a new podcast series: the Nature PastCast. [First published April 2013](image)


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Nature Podcast: 7 April 2016

Wed, 06 Apr 2016 17:00:00 GMT

This week, apps that claim to treat mental health issues, ritual human sacrifice, and supernova debris on Earth.(image)


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http://feeds.nature.com/~r/nature/podcast/current/~5/WVb7APxz9UQ/media.mp3




Nature Extra: Futures March 2016

Thu, 31 Mar 2016 13:17:13 GMT

Futures is Nature's weekly science fiction slot. Shamini Bundell reads you her favourite from March, 'Adjenia’ by Natalia Theodoridou.(image)


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http://feeds.nature.com/~r/nature/podcast/current/~5/eRfj5_J4uy8/media.mp3




Nature Podcast: 31 March 2016

Wed, 30 Mar 2016 17:00:00 GMT

This week, Antarctic-sized uncertainty, making gamers more polite, and a pocket gravity meter.(image)


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http://feeds.nature.com/~r/nature/podcast/current/~5/Pc6yzO6csUM/media.mp3




Nature Podcast: 24 March 2016

Wed, 23 Mar 2016 18:00:00 GMT

This week, toggling brain activity with radio waves, how to build stuff that lasts, and making thrillseekers into care-takers.(image)


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Nature Extra: Backchat March 2016

Mon, 21 Mar 2016 18:00:00 GMT

Misused statistics, the latest gossip on Google’s Go-playing AI, and watching mathematicians win prizes.(image)


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Nature Podcast: 17 March 2016

Wed, 16 Mar 2016 18:00:00 GMT

This week, retrieving lost memories, nailing down China’s emissions, and is Alzheimer’s disease transmissible?(image)


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Nature Podcast: 10 March 2016

Wed, 09 Mar 2016 18:00:00 GMT

This week, the frontiers of CRISPR, chewing raw goat for science, and using the eye’s own stem cells to fix it.(image)


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Nature Extra: Futures February 2016

Tue, 08 Mar 2016 18:30:00 GMT

Futures is Nature's weekly science fiction slot. Shamini Bundell reads you her favourite from February, ‘Duck, duck, duck' by Samantha Murray.(image)


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Nature Podcast: 3 March 2016

Wed, 02 Mar 2016 18:00:00 GMT

This week, more fast radio bursts spotted, how do you know where you are when you’re not moving, and listening in on a whale banquet.(image)


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Nature Extra: Backchat February 2016

Thu, 25 Feb 2016 18:00:00 GMT

A month of manipulation, as we look at a re-run of a famously manipulative psychology study, learn how to manipulate our own brains and minds, and nudge our societies towards better collective action.(image)


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