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Coronapod: Waiving vaccine patents and coronavirus genome data disputes

Dodany: 7 maja 2021

In surprise news this week, the US government announced its support for waiving patent protections for COVID-19 vaccines, in an effort to boost supplies around the world.As fewer than 1% of people...

Oldest African burial site uncovers Stone Age relationship with death

Dodany: 5 maja 2021

The earliest evidence of deliberate human burial in Africa, and a metal-free rechargeable battery.Listen to our mini-series ‘Stick to the Science’: when science gets political and vote for the show...

Coronapod special: The inequality at the heart of the pandemic

Dodany: 30 kwietnia 2021

For more than a century, public health researchers have demonstrated how poverty and discrimination drive disease and the coronavirus pandemic has only reinforced this.In a Coronapod special,...

What fruit flies could teach scientists about brain imaging

Dodany: 28 kwietnia 2021

Ultra-precise measurements connect brain activity and energy use in individual fruit-fly neurons.Vote for our mini-series ‘Stick to the Science’: when science gets political in this year’s Webby...

Audio long-read: How drugmakers can be better prepared for the next pandemic

Dodany: 26 kwietnia 2021 - Średnia ocen: 4

Despite warnings, and a number of close calls, drugmakers failed to develop and stockpile drugs to fight a viral pandemic. Now, in the wake of SARS-CoV-2, they are pledging not to make the same...

Coronapod: Kids and COVID vaccines

Dodany: 23 kwietnia 2021

As COVID-19 vaccine roll-outs continue, attentions are turning to one group: children. While research suggests that children rarely develop severe forms of COVID-19, scientists still believe they...

Meet the inflatable, origami-inspired structures

Dodany: 21 kwietnia 2021

The self-supporting structures that snap into place, and how a ban on fossil-fuel funding could entrench poverty in sub-Saharan Africa.In this episode:00:45 Self-supporting, foldable...

Coronapod: could COVID vaccines cause blood clots? Here's what the science says

Dodany: 16 kwietnia 2021

Reports of rare and unusual blood clots have resulted in several vaccine roll outs being paused while scientists scramble to work out if the vaccines are responsible and if so how.The unusual...

The sanitation crisis making rural America ill

Dodany: 14 kwietnia 2021

The lack of adequate sanitation in parts of the rural US, and physicists reassess muons’ magnetism.In this episode:00:45 How failing sanitation infrastructure is causing a US public health crisisIn...

Coronapod: A whistle-blower’s quest to take politics out of coronavirus surveillance

Dodany: 9 kwietnia 2021

Rick Bright exposed former president Trump's political meddling in the US COVID response. Now he is championing a new privately funded initiative to track viral spread and combat new variants. We...

Audio long-read: Rise of the robo-writers

Dodany: 6 kwietnia 2021

In 2020, the artificial intelligence (AI) GPT-3 wowed the world with its ability to write fluent streams of text. Trained on billions of words from books, articles and websites, GPT-3 was the...

Coronapod: How to define rare COVID vaccine side effects

Dodany: 2 kwietnia 2021

From a sore arm to anaphylaxis, a wide range of adverse events have been reported after people have received a COVID-19 vaccine. And yet it is unclear how many of these events are actually caused...

Antimatter cooled with lasers for the first time

Dodany: 31 marca 2021

Laser-cooled antimatter opens up new physics experiments, and the staggering economic cost of invasive species.In this episode:00:44 Cooling antimatter with a laser focusAntimatter is annihilated...

Coronapod: the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID vaccine - what you need to know

Dodany: 26 marca 2021

Since the beginning of the pandemic the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine has been plagued by confusion and controversy. The vaccine has been authorised in over 100 countries, tens of millions of doses...

Network of world's most accurate clocks paves way to redefine time

Dodany: 24 marca 2021

A web of three optical atomic clocks show incredibly accurate measurements of time, and the trailblazing astronomer who found hints of dark matter.In this episode:00:44 Optical clock networkOptical...

Coronapod: Why COVID antibody treatments may not be the answer

Dodany: 19 marca 2021

In the early days of the pandemic, researchers raced to identify the most potent antibodies produced by the immune system in response to SAR-COV-2 infection and produce them in bulk. The resulting...

The AI that argues back

Dodany: 17 marca 2021

A computer that can participate in live debates against human opponents.In this episode:00:43 AI DebaterAfter thousands of years of human practise, it’s still not clear what makes a good argument....

Coronapod: COVID and pregnancy - what do we know?

Dodany: 12 marca 2021

Since the beginning of the pandemic, there have been many open questions about how COVID-19 could impact pregnant people and their babies – confounded by a lack of data.But now, studies are finally...

The smallest measurement of gravity ever recorded

Dodany: 10 marca 2021

Physicists examine the gravitational pull between two tiny masses, and how fossil lampreys could shake-up the field of vertebrate evolution.In this episode:00:47 Gravity, on the small scaleThis...

Coronapod: COVID's origins and the 'lab leak' theory

Dodany: 5 marca 2021 - Średnia ocen: 5

Where did the SARS-CoV-2 virus come from? As a team of researchers from the WHO prepares to report on its investigation into the origins of the virus, we discuss the leading theories, including the...