Nature Podcast

Nature Podcast

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

A repository with millions of data points will track immunity and variant spread. To answer the big questions in...

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

The surprising structure of protons, and a method for growing small intestines for transplantation. In this...

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

Researchers in Japan are trying to understand why thunderstorms fire out bursts of powerful radiation. Gamma...

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Coronapod: our future with an ever-present coronavirus

What’s the endgame for the COVID-19 pandemic? Is a world without SARS-CoV-2 possible, or is the virus here to...

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

Researchers sequence the oldest DNA ever recovered, and the people bringing art and science together. In this...

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Coronapod: Is mixing COVID vaccines a good idea?

The science behind how and when to give vaccines doses. As vaccines are rolled out, massive logistical...

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

Looking back at the publication of the human genome, and how macrophages mend muscle. In this episode:...

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Coronapod: Variants – what you need to know

Researchers are scrambling to understand the biology of new coronavirus variants and the impact they might have on...

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Mysterious einsteinium spills its secrets

Exploring the properties of a vanishingly-rare man-made element, and the AI that generates new mathematical...

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Coronapod: Fixing the world’s pandemic alarm

A year ago the WHO’s coronavirus emergency alarm was largely ignored. Why? On 30 January 2020, the World...

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

Researchers are probing the subtle physical forces that sculpt cells and bodies. At every stage of life, from...

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

A neuroprosthetic device restores blood-pressure control after spinal-cord injury, and identifying the neurons that...

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Hiring discrimination laid bare by mountain of data

Analysis of hundreds of thousands of job searches shows that recruiters will discriminate based on ethnicity and...

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Coronapod: The rise of RNA vaccines

Benjamin Thompson, Noah Baker and Elie Dolgin discuss RNA vaccines. In this episode:   01:16 How RNA...

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The mysterious extinction of the dire wolf

DNA clues point to how dire wolves went extinct, and a round-up of the main impacts of Brexit on science. In...

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

Lessons from Iceland, which utilised huge scientific resources to contain COVID-19. When COVID reached the...

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Our podcast highlights of 2020

The Nature Podcast team select some of their favourite stories from the past 12 months. In this episode:...

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Coronapod: The big COVID research papers of 2020

Benjamin Thompson, Noah Baker and Traci Watson discuss some of 2020's most significant coronavirus research papers....

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Could you prevent a pandemic? A very 2020 video game

A video game provides players with insights into pandemic responses, and our annual festive fun. In this...

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

How water chemistry is shifting researchers' thoughts on where life might have arisen, and a new model to tackle...

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