Nature

Don’t think too deeply about the origin of life – it may have started in puddles

Dodany: 9 grudnia 2020

How water chemistry is shifting researchers' thoughts on where life might have arisen, and a new model to tackle climate change equitably and economically.In this episode:00:46 A shallow start to...

Norway's prime minister reveals plans to protect the world's oceans

Dodany: 3 grudnia 2020

Erna Solberg on fisheries, fossil fuels and the future of the oceans.This week, world leaders are announcing a series of pledges to protect and sustainably use the world’s oceans. The pledges form...

Cellular ageing: turning back the clock restores vision in mice

Dodany: 2 grudnia 2020

A trio of genes may be key to making cells young again, and ultra precise measurement of a fundamental physics constant.In this episode:00:47 Reversing ageingResearchers claim to have identified a...

Neutrinos give insights into the workings of the Sun’s core

Dodany: 25 listopada 2020

Scientists have finally confirmed the existence of a CNO cycle fusion reaction in the Sun, and why women’s contraception research needs a reboot.In this episode:00:47 Detection of CNO...

Coronapod: What could falling COVID death rates mean for the pandemic?

Dodany: 19 listopada 2020

In this episode:00:44 An increase in survival ratesThe COVID-19 mortality rate is falling around the world. We discuss the reasons behind this – the role of new drugs, the treatment strategies the...

The troubling rise of facial recognition technology

Dodany: 18 listopada 2020

Scientists have grave concerns over ethical and societal impacts of facial-recognition technology. In this surveillance special, we dig into the details.In this episode:03:24 Standing up against...

Audio long-read: The enigmatic organisms of the Ediacaran Period

Dodany: 13 listopada 2020

New fossil finds and new techniques reveal evidence that early animals were more complex than previously thought.The Cambrian explosion, around 541 million years ago, has long been regarded as a...

Revealed: the impact of noise and light pollution on birds

Dodany: 11 listopada 2020

Researchers try to unpick the complex relationship between sensory pollutants and bird reproduction, and how to combat organised crime in fisheries.In this episode:00:46 Sensory pollution and bird...

A powerful radio burst from a magnetic star

Dodany: 4 listopada 2020

Astronomers pin down the likely origins of mysterious fast radio bursts, and the latest on what the US election means for science.In this episode:00:46 The origins of mysterious fast radio...

Talking politics, talking science

Dodany: 30 października 2020

Science and politics are not easy bedfellows - "Stick to the science" is a three part series which aims to find out why.In the third and final episode we try to get to the bottom of how...

Politics of the life scientific

Dodany: 29 października 2020

Science and politics are not easy bedfellows - "Stick to the science" is a three part series which aims to find out why.In this episode we're asking how politics shapes the life of a working...

A brief history of politics and science

Dodany: 28 października 2020

Science and politics are not easy bedfellows - "Stick to the science" is a three part series which aims to find out why.In this episode we delve into the past, and uncover the complicated...

Lab–grown brains and the debate over consciousness

Dodany: 28 października 2020

The chances of mini-brains becoming sentient, and a UK government decision threatens gender diversity in academia.In this episode:00:59 The ethics of creating consciousnessBrain organoids, created...

The science behind an 'uncrushable' beetle’s exoskeleton

Dodany: 21 października 2020

The structure of a beetle’s super-strong exoskeleton could open up new engineering applications, and efforts to address diversity and equality imbalances in academia.In this episode:01:17 Insights...

Superconductivity gets heated

Dodany: 14 października 2020

A high pressure experiment reveals the world’s first room-temperature superconductor, and a method to target ecosystem restoration.In this episode:00:44 Room-temperature superconductivityFor...

Audio long-read: What animals really think

Dodany: 9 października 2020

Researchers are aligning data on animal neuronal activity with behavioural information recorded on millisecond timescales, to uncover the signatures of internal brain states associated with things...

Trump vs. Biden: what's at stake for science?

Dodany: 7 października 2020

A conversation about the US election and the possible fallout for science, and are maternal behaviours learned or innate?In this episode:00:46 US electionIn the United States the presidential race...

Greenland's ice will melt faster than any time in the past 12,000 years

Dodany: 30 września 2020

How current and future ice loss in Greenland compares to the past, and using graphene to make ultra-sensitive radiation detectors.In this episode:00:45 Greenland’s historic ice lossClimate change...

After decades of trying, scientists coax plastic particles into a diamond-like structure

Dodany: 23 września 2020

Coaxing tiny colloid particles into a diamond structure, and manipulating cell death and homeostasis in neurodegenerative disease.In this episode:00:45 Creating colloidal crystalsFor decades,...

Genes chart Vikings' spread across Europe

Dodany: 16 września 2020

Mapping the migration of the Vikings, and the world’s smallest ultrasound device.In this episode:00:45 Following the Viking footprint across EuropeTo better understand who the Vikings were, and...