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COVID, 2020 and a year of lost research

Dodany: 3 marca 2021

The pandemic's unequal toll on the research community, and a newly discovered mitochondria-like symbiosis.In this episode:00:48 The pandemic's unequal toll on researchersAlthough 2020 saw a huge...

Coronapod: Google-backed database could help answer big COVID questions

Dodany: 26 lutego 2021

A repository with millions of data points will track immunity and variant spread.To answer the big questions in the pandemic, researchers need access to data. But while a wealth has been collected,...

The quark of the matter: what's really inside a proton?

Dodany: 24 lutego 2021

The surprising structure of protons, and a method for growing small intestines for transplantation.In this episode:00:45 Probing the proton’s interiorAlthough studied for decades, the internal...

Audio long-read: Thundercloud Project tackles a gamma-ray mystery

Dodany: 23 lutego 2021

Researchers in Japan are trying to understand why thunderstorms fire out bursts of powerful radiation.Gamma rays – the highest-energy electromagnetic radiation in the universe – are typically...

Coronapod: our future with an ever-present coronavirus

Dodany: 19 lutego 2021

What’s the endgame for the COVID-19 pandemic? Is a world without SARS-CoV-2 possible, or is the virus here to stay?A recent Nature survey suggests that the majority of experts expect the virus to...

A mammoth discovery: oldest DNA on record from million-year-old teeth

Dodany: 17 lutego 2021 - Średnia ocen: 5

Researchers sequence the oldest DNA ever recovered, and the people bringing art and science together.In this episode:00:46 Million-year-old mammoth DNAThis week, researchers have smashed a...

Coronapod: Is mixing COVID vaccines a good idea?

Dodany: 12 lutego 2021

The science behind how and when to give vaccines doses.As vaccines are rolled out, massive logistical challenges are leading scientists and policymakers to consider alternative dosing...

Human Genome Project - Nature’s editor-in-chief reflects 20 years on

Dodany: 10 lutego 2021

Looking back at the publication of the human genome, and how macrophages mend muscle.In this episode:00:45 The human genome sequence, 20 years onThis week marks the 20th anniversary of a scientific...

Coronapod: Variants – what you need to know

Dodany: 5 lutego 2021

Researchers are scrambling to understand the biology of new coronavirus variants and the impact they might have on vaccine efficacy.Around the world, concern is growing about the impact that new,...

Mysterious einsteinium spills its secrets

Dodany: 3 lutego 2021

Exploring the properties of a vanishingly-rare man-made element, and the AI that generates new mathematical conjectures.In this episode:01:04 Einsteinium's secretsEinsteinium is an incredibly...

Coronapod: Fixing the world’s pandemic alarm

Dodany: 29 stycznia 2021

A year ago the WHO’s coronavirus emergency alarm was largely ignored. Why?On 30 January 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared a ‘public health emergency of international concern’, or...

Audio long-read: Push, pull and squeeze – the hidden forces that shape life

Dodany: 28 stycznia 2021

Researchers are probing the subtle physical forces that sculpt cells and bodies.At every stage of life, from embryo to adulthood, physical forces tug and squeeze at bodies from within.These forces...

How a spinal device could relieve a neglected effect of cord injury

Dodany: 27 stycznia 2021

A neuroprosthetic device restores blood-pressure control after spinal-cord injury, and identifying the neurons that help us understand others’ beliefs.In this episode:00:47 A neuroprosthetic...

Hiring discrimination laid bare by mountain of data

Dodany: 20 stycznia 2021 - Średnia ocen: 4

Analysis of hundreds of thousands of job searches shows that recruiters will discriminate based on ethnicity and gender, and the neural circuitry behind a brief period of forgetting.In this...

Coronapod: The rise of RNA vaccines

Dodany: 14 stycznia 2021 - Średnia ocen: 4

Benjamin Thompson, Noah Baker and Elie Dolgin discuss RNA vaccines.In this episode: 01:16 How RNA vaccines came to prominenceIn less than a year, two RNA vaccines against COVID-19 were designed,...

The mysterious extinction of the dire wolf

Dodany: 13 stycznia 2021

DNA clues point to how dire wolves went extinct, and a round-up of the main impacts of Brexit on science.In this episode:00:45 Dire wolf DNADire wolves were huge predators that commonly roamed...

Audio long-read: Controlling COVID with science - Iceland's story

Dodany: 30 grudnia 2020 - Średnia ocen: 5

Lessons from Iceland, which utilised huge scientific resources to contain COVID-19.When COVID reached the shores of Iceland back in March, the diminutive island brought it to heel with science....

Our podcast highlights of 2020

Dodany: 23 grudnia 2020

The Nature Podcast team select some of their favourite stories from the past 12 months.In this episode:00:32 Following the Viking footprint across EuropeIn September, we heard about the researchers...

Coronapod: The big COVID research papers of 2020

Dodany: 17 grudnia 2020

Benjamin Thompson, Noah Baker and Traci Watson discuss some of 2020's most significant coronavirus research papers.In the final Coronapod of 2020, we dive into the scientific literature to reflect...

Could you prevent a pandemic? A very 2020 video game

Dodany: 16 grudnia 2020

A video game provides players with insights into pandemic responses, and our annual festive fun.In this episode:01:02 Balancing responses in a video game pandemicIn the strategy video-game Plague...