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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

Last Build Date: Sat, 03 Dec 2016 11:51:34 GMT

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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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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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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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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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Nature Podcast: 25 February 2016

Wed, 24 Feb 2016 18:00:00 GMT

This week, a special episode about the future. How can we future-proof our world, or fight our natural bias against planning for the future? And what does the science of today mean for the health of tomorrow?(image)


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Nature Podcast: 18 February 2016

Wed, 17 Feb 2016 18:00:00 GMT

This week, making shipping greener, AAAS conference highlights and human genes in a Neanderthal.(image)


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Nature Extra: Gravitational waves

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 11:15:00 GMT

Einstein's prediction was right: gravitational waves do exist. Scientists at the LIGO collaboration reported their discovery yesterday in Washington, DC. Reporters Adam Levy and Alexandra Witze take stock.(image)


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Nature Podcast: 11 February 2016

Wed, 10 Feb 2016 18:00:00 GMT

This week, the end of Moore’s law, religion and cooperation, and shareholders’ duty to manage climate risks.(image)


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Nature Podcast: 4 February 2016

Wed, 03 Feb 2016 18:00:00 GMT

This week, killing off old cells lengthens life, brain-tickling comedy, and new forests make good carbon sinks.(image)


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Nature Extra: Futures January 2016

Mon, 01 Feb 2016 17:00:00 GMT

Futures is Nature's weekly science fiction slot. Shamini Bundell reads ‘Beyond 550 astronomical units' by Mike Brotherton.(image)


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Nature Extra: Backchat January 2016

Fri, 29 Jan 2016 10:00:00 GMT

The putative Planet X, gravitational wave rumours and how to report them, and The Selfish Gene 40 years on.(image)


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Nature Podcast: 28 January 2016

Wed, 27 Jan 2016 18:00:00 GMT

This week, the computer that can play Go, a general ‘ageing’ factor, and the stolen library of John Dee.(image)


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Nature Podcast: 21 January 2016

Wed, 20 Jan 2016 18:00:00 GMT

This week, a brain sensor that melts away after use, a 10,000 year old murder mystery, and what happens when chickens go wild.(image)


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Nature Podcast: 14 January 2016

Wed, 13 Jan 2016 18:00:00 GMT

This week, our gut bugs’ love of fibre, squeezing quantum states, and studying boredom.(image)


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Nature Podcast: 7 January 2016

Wed, 06 Jan 2016 18:00:00 GMT

This week, science predictions for 2016, the effect of extreme weather on crops, and a new phase of hydrogen for the new year.(image)


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Podcast Extra – The Psychology of Star Wars

Mon, 21 Dec 2015 13:20:00 GMT

What can the world of Star Wars tell us about psychology? Travis Langley explains all in this Podcast Extra, using examples from his new book ‘Star Wars Psychology: Dark Side of the Mind’.(image)


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Nature Podcast: 17 December 2015

Thu, 17 Dec 2015 14:15:00 GMT

This week, in our final show of 2015 – we’re wrapping up the highlights of the year, catching up on the climate meeting in Paris, looking forward to psyching out the characters in Star Wars, busting some scientific myths, and playing an evolution-themed board game.(image)


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Nature Podcast: 10 December 2015

Wed, 09 Dec 2015 18:00:00 GMT

This week, the dwarf planet Ceres gets a close-up, using fetal tissue in science, and the wasting condition that worsens outcomes for cancer patients.(image)


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Nature Podcast: 3 December 2015

Wed, 02 Dec 2015 18:00:00 GMT

This week, the origins of mysterious radio bursts, fixing the PhD system, and tracking down the universe’s missing matter.(image)


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Nature Extra: Futures November 2015

Sun, 29 Nov 2015 10:00:00 GMT

Futures is Nature's weekly science fiction slot. Kerri Smith reads you her favourite from November, 'One slow step for man' by S R Algernon.(image)


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Nature Extra: Backchat November 2015

Thu, 26 Nov 2015 18:00:00 GMT

Einstein’s theory of general relativity turns 100 years old. Will there ever be another theory like it, or another scientist like Einstein? Plus, we discuss International Years as news pegs.(image)


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Nature Podcast: 26 November 2015

Wed, 25 Nov 2015 18:00:00 GMT

This week, super-high-res ultrasound, the amazing world of soils, and five classic books about sustainability.(image)


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Nature Podcast: 19 November 2015

Wed, 18 Nov 2015 18:00:00 GMT

This week, a nursery for big baby planets, meddling with taste perception, China’s mega water transfer plan, and the 100th anniversary of general relativity.(image)


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Nature Podcast: 12 November 2015

Wed, 11 Nov 2015 18:00:00 GMT

This week, storms on Twitter over sexism in science, porous liquids, and the long relationship between humans and bees.(image)


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Nature Extra: Futures October 2015

Thu, 05 Nov 2015 11:00:00 GMT

Futures is Nature's weekly science fiction slot. Shamini Bundell reads you her favourite from October, 'Staff meeting, as seen by the spam filter' by Alex Shvartsman.(image)


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Nature Podcast: 5 November 2015

Wed, 04 Nov 2015 18:00:00 GMT

This week, spontaneously jumping droplets, growing an economy without trashing the environment, and dealing with an onslaught of data as all our gadgets become internet-enabled.(image)


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Nature Podcast: 29 October 2015

Wed, 28 Oct 2015 18:00:00 GMT

This week, how cancers spread, the hallmarks of bipolar disorder in the brain, and making carbon dioxide useful.(image)


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Nature Extra: Backchat October 2015

Fri, 23 Oct 2015 14:30:00 GMT

Astronomer quits over sexual harassment investigation, reporting on the abstract world of mathematics, and science in fashion.(image)


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Nature Podcast: 22 October 2015

Thu, 22 Oct 2015 10:20:00 GMT

This week, a dying solar system just like ours, the effect of temperature on the economy, and electricity-eating bacteria.(image)


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Nature Podcast: 15 October 2015

Wed, 14 Oct 2015 17:00:00 GMT

This week, ancient human teeth found in China, cooperating in climate negotiations, and a humble worm surprises scientists.(image)


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Nature Extra: Futures September 2015

Thu, 08 Oct 2015 16:00:00 GMT

Futures is Nature's weekly science fiction slot. Shamini Bundell and Geoff Marsh read you their favourite from September, Time Flies, by Carie Juettner.(image)


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Nature Podcast: 8 October 2015

Wed, 07 Oct 2015 17:00:00 GMT

This week, an impenetrable mathematical proof, toggling REM sleep on and off, and the latest results from the Rosetta mission.(image)


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Nature Podcast: 1 October 2015

Wed, 30 Sep 2015 17:00:00 GMT

This week, the future of digital currency; a new lead for antibiotics; and 25 years of cataloguing the human genome.(image)


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Nature Podcast: 24 September 2015

Wed, 23 Sep 2015 17:00:00 GMT

This week, looking back at malaria interventions, using private data for research, and how to twist a travelling neutron.(image)


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Nature Extra: Backchat September 2015

Tue, 22 Sep 2015 17:00:00 GMT

Promising results from the LHC, reproducing psychology studies, and unpicking interdisciplinarity.(image)


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