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Spectrum | Deutsche Welle

News, Analysis and Service from Germany and Europe - in 30 Languages

Published: Sun, 22 Apr 2018 21:02:35 GMT

Last Build Date: Sun, 22 Apr 2018 21:02:35 GMT

Copyright: 2018 DW.COM, Deutsche Welle

Spectrum: Lettuce celebrate food!

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 08:39:00 GMT

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

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Spectrum: Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Is it … ?

Tue, 10 Apr 2018 13:40:00 GMT

This week’s show is all about driving, flying and cycling. We navigate the streets of one European city on our bikes. Dodge rush-hour traffic in an electric car in another. And, ever wondered what it takes to be a drone pilot? Wonder no more. All that and more on this jam-packed edition of Spectrum with host Jessie Wingard.

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Spectrum: Looking Down

Tue, 3 Apr 2018 08:46:00 GMT

An Italian shoemaker "imports feet," an ancient city discovered by lasers, polluted UK rivers, de-polluting air, wood as tough as steel - and a whole lot of health tips to boot.

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Spectrum: Things you have to think about when eating in zero gravity

Tue, 27 Mar 2018 09:56:00 GMT

Can you eat rice in space? Do we digest food differently in zero g's? And also, why can't astronauts eat as much salt as down here on Earth? Join us as we try the space food dishes unveiled for the upcoming mission to the ISS.

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Spectrum: It's electric! (& almost autonomous)

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 13:38:00 GMT

Someone gives you €25 million. In exchange, you have to build an autonomous car – basically from scratch. Sound crazy? It's kind of happening now in Aachen, Germany.

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Spectrum: Germany's wild boar problem

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 14:25:00 GMT

For German hunters, it’s open season on wild boars all year round. There is, perhaps, good reason for the new decree, given that the African Swine Fever is rampant in a number of European countries east of Germany. From a forest near Bonn, Spectrum hosts Gabriel Borrud and Conor Dillon present Germany’s wild boar problem this week, while in search of the peculiarly robust beasts.

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Spectrum: Where are all the women in science?

Tue, 6 Mar 2018 13:17:00 GMT

On the show, we honor the women of STEM - females in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. We meet a group of young women in Kenya proving that careers in science and technology are no longer just for the boys. Girls in India’s slums are coding and building smartphone apps. All that and more on this jam-packed edition of Spectrum with host Jessie Wingard.

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Spectrum: The network

Tue, 27 Feb 2018 12:37:00 GMT

Hacking the space-based net, how to ensure satellites don't destroy each other, a Hyperloop for India, and why "fairing" is worth caring for.

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Spectrum: Disaster

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 14:49:00 GMT

The pandemic that killed 50 million, an earthquake looms in northern India, hijacking your phone's wifi to send disaster info, and you know what's better than pesticides? Ducks are.

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Spectrum: Animals and us

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 14:15:00 GMT

Wolves and humans on a confrontation course in Norway, fish doing things not even apes can manage, and in India, a disease that can be deadly in humans suddenly appears in goats.

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Spectrum: You are what you eat

Tue, 6 Feb 2018 14:48:00 GMT

Can chocolates, sweets and sugary snacks ever be healthy? Can eating junk food now affect your children in the future? And, Australian scientists discover a new population of the world's rarest fish.

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Spectrum: The science of swearing

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 10:39:00 GMT

Does swearing when you’ve hurt yourself actually reduce pain? Scientists rally world leaders to take note of worrying changes in the Arctic. All that and more on this edition of Spectrum with Jessie Wingard.

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Spectrum: Nose

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 16:28:00 GMT

Can an electronic dog nose perform better than the biological one? Also, why sweat smells, a dip into perfume and Cambodia's mine-sniffing rats.

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Spectrum: Take a bite

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 11:18:00 GMT

Toxic banana production in Ecuador, growing your own vegetables at the supermarket, and the story of a piranha named "Bert" biting a man's finger (and why the man deserved it.) All that, plus a lot of health and food research, on this week's show.

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Spectrum: Your life, your health

Tue, 9 Jan 2018 14:15:00 GMT

How alcohol causes cancer, drugs and HIV in the 'Golden Triangle,' determining the age of a refugee, and does your phone know if you're sick?

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Spectrum: From space and scorpions

Tue, 2 Jan 2018 12:48:00 GMT

2018 is very likely going to be the year that space tourism kicks off. We'll meet one space entrepreneur, right here in Germany. And will our kitchens be changing? We'll meet a Canadian inventor who certainly thinks so...And have you ever walked barefoot with scorpions in the middle of the Namib desert?

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Spectrum: 2017 - A Year in Review

Fri, 22 Dec 2017 15:33:00 GMT

It was a wild year in the science world, with discoveries and advancements galore, and DW’s radio weekly was there to keep you informed. Why not take one last listen back to some of the stories that moved us this past year?

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Spectrum: Zero g's

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 11:45:00 GMT

Nausea, warped eyeballs, a distorted brain and depleted bones and muscles - the list of astro-ailments is long. Is there a solution?

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Spectrum: Bird's-eye view

Tue, 5 Dec 2017 09:48:00 GMT

Find out what happens if you try to imprint birds with a jumbled up birdsong, British police on Cyprus aim drones at poachers, and a new bird species on the Galapagos (on an island where the tourists aren't).

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Spectrum: Snake Special - Python, Viper, Anaconda & Co

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 16:19:00 GMT

We visit the Drachenwelt Reptile Park in the Rhine Valley and met the "snake man" at the Zoological Institute, Bonn.

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Spectrum: Making the invisible, visible. Uncovering hidden illnesses

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 12:21:00 GMT

We are going to make the invisible…visible by looking at hidden diseases. We chat to a doctor and a patient about the illnesses that make you look healthy on the outside, but are wreaking havoc with your body.

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Spectrum: On the road

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 12:31:00 GMT

Could wood reshape the auto industry? Researchers in Austria hope so. They want to see wood replace steel and plastic parts. Plus, why e-scooters are taking off in Taiwan.

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Spectrum: Time's up

Tue, 7 Nov 2017 08:17:00 GMT

Why Germany doesn't have an opioid crisis, a possible end to daylight savings time in Europe, making coffee more environmentally friendly, and some falling leaves…

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Spectrum: The world has changed

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 10:41:00 GMT

On this week's show: How a cosmic smash 130 million years ago has altered the way we understand the universe, two teeth that may force us to rewrite the story of the human race, and why the plague (the precursor to the Black Death) is still alive and deadly.

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Spectrum: Going cheesy

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 06:11:00 GMT

We find out the secrets to making raw milk cheese. Catch up with some people in India undergoing sex change surgery. And: many experts are worried that Germany's horse chestnut trees will disappear – permanently.  

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Spectrum: A dark ride

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 09:21:00 GMT

A digital "ticket" inside your hand in Sweden, taxi surveillance in Istanbul, an orbiting lunar base, and medicines pulled from shelves.

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Spectrum: The Dutch, masters of coastal flooding protection

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 09:52:00 GMT

With recent hurricanes leaving parts of the US and Latin America reeling, we look to the Dutch. Over one fifth of the Netherlands is below sea level, and the country's been building and maintaining an enormous barrier system.

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Spectrum: Feeling experimental, German-style

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 09:14:00 GMT

A zebra finch speaks its mind, laser beams below Hamburg, introducing an undersea sociopath, Earth without the hurricanes, and changing lives by slicing brains.

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Spectrum: Changing hands

Tue, 5 Sep 2017 09:21:00 GMT

Technology gets blamed for many things - from causing obesity, to a reduction in our ability to communicate with each other - but could it also be leading to evolutionary changes? Specifically, are our hands changing as a response to tools and gadgets such as smartphones? Also, we talk about how the city of Chicago is struggling with a growing problem with rats.

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Spectrum: Transhumanism, human uploads, and Homo Deus

Tue, 29 Aug 2017 09:27:00 GMT

It's all about artificial intelligence - the rise of our machine overlords. What's going to happen? When's it going to happen? Or has it already happened? We're going to delve into these and - a number of other questions - with some of the most progressive minds out there.

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