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Coronapod: Does England's COVID strategy risk breeding deadly variants?

Dodany: 16 lipca 2021 - Średnia ocen: 5

The UK government has announced that virtually all COVID restrictions will be removed in England on Monday 18th July. This will do away with social distancing requirements, allow businesses to...

How deadly heat waves expose historic racism

Dodany: 14 lipca 2021

Why heat waves disproportionately impact minorities in US cities, and the researcher that critiqued his whole career on Twitter.In this episode:00:45 How heat waves kill unequallyResearchers are...

Coronapod: Will COVID become a disease of the young?

Dodany: 9 lipca 2021

For much of the pandemic, the greatest burden of disease has been felt by older generations. But now, for the first time, vaccine roll outs are starting to skew the average age of those infections...

Food shocks and how to avoid them

Dodany: 7 lipca 2021

Addressing the problem of sudden food scarcity in US cities, and the up-and-coming field of computational social science.In this episode:00:45 Food shocksClimate change, the COVID-19 pandemic, and...

Coronapod: the biomarker that could change COVID vaccines

Dodany: 2 lipca 2021

Since the beginning oft he pandemic, researchers have searched for a biomarker which indicates immune protection from COVID-19 known as a correlate of protection. Now, the team developing the...

The scientist whose hybrid rice helped feed billions

Dodany: 30 czerwca 2021

A historian reflects on the life of Chinese crop scientist Yuan Longping, and the possible influence of geothermal energy production on earthquake aftershocks.In this episode:00:46 Remembering Yuan...

Audio long-read: How COVID exposed flaws in evidence-based medicine

Dodany: 28 czerwca 2021

A deluge of trials has stress-tested the systems that produce evidence.Around the world, researchers have raced to test therapies to treat COVID-19. The speed and urgency of this task has revealed...

Coronapod: should you have a COVID vaccine when breastfeeding?

Dodany: 25 czerwca 2021

Early vaccine trials did not include pregnant or breastfeeding people which left some people asking whether COVID vaccines are safe and effective for those who are breastfeeding. The latest data...

Quantum compass might help birds 'see' magnetic fields

Dodany: 23 czerwca 2021

Researchers isolate the protein thought to allow birds to sense magnetic fields, and astronomers pinpoint the stars that could view Earth as an exoplanet.In this episode:00:45 Homing in on the...

CureVac disappoints in COVID vaccine trial

Dodany: 18 czerwca 2021

After a slew of wildly successful vaccine trials, this week marked a more underwhelming result. The third mRNA vaccine to complete phase three trials, developed by CureVac, is just 47% effective at...

Communities, COVID and credit: the state of science collaborations

Dodany: 16 czerwca 2021 - Średnia ocen: 5

The pros and pitfalls of collaboration, with insights from researchers and beyond.This week, Nature has a special issue on collaborations, looking at the benefits to science and society that...

Coronapod: Counting the cost of long COVID

Dodany: 12 czerwca 2021

The global burden of COVID-19 has predominantly been measured using metrics like case numbers, hospitalisations and deaths. But the long term health impacts are more difficult to capture. In this...

Google AI beats humans at designing computer chips

Dodany: 9 czerwca 2021

An AI that designs computer chips in hours, and zooming in on DNA’s complex 3D structures.In this episode:00:46 An AI computer microchip designerWorking out where to place the billions of...

Coronapod: Uncertainty and the COVID 'lab-leak' theory

Dodany: 4 czerwca 2021

Since the beginning of the pandemic, there have been allegations that SARS-CoV-2 could have originated in a Chinese lab. A phase one WHO investigation concluded that a 'lab-leak' was "extremely...

On the origin of numbers

Dodany: 2 czerwca 2021

The cross-discipline effort to work our how ancient humans learned to count.In this episode:00:45 Number originsAround the world, archaeologists, linguists and a host of other researchers are...

New hope for vaccine against a devastating livestock disease

Dodany: 26 maja 2021

A vaccine candidate for a neglected tropical disease, and calls to extend the 14-day limit on embryo research.In this episode:00:46 A vaccine candidate for an important livestock diseaseAfrican...

Audio long-read: How harmful are microplastics?

Dodany: 24 maja 2021

Scientists are trying to figure out whether these pervasive plastic specks are dangerous.Wherever they look – from the bottom of oceans to the top of mountains – researchers are uncovering tiny...

The 'zombie' fires that keep burning under snow-covered forests

Dodany: 19 maja 2021

Smouldering fires lay dormant before bursting back into flame in spring.In this episode:00:56 The mysterious overwintering forest firesResearchers have shown that fires can smoulder under snow in...

Coronapod: The variant blamed for India's catastrophic second wave

Dodany: 14 maja 2021

Over the past few weeks, India has been experiencing a devastating second wave of COVID-19, recording hundreds of thousands of new cases a day.Evidence is growing that a new variant of the...

The brain implant that turns thoughts into text

Dodany: 12 maja 2021

A new neural interface lets people type with their mind, and a crafting journey into materials science.In this episode:00:45 A brain interface to type out thoughtsResearchers have developed a...