Nature Podcast

Nature Podcast

Nature is a weekly international journal publishing the finest peer-reviewed research in all fields of science. The Nature Podcast is a free weekly audio show featuring highlighted content from the week's edition of Nature including interviews with the people behind the science, and in-depth commentary and analysis from journalists covering science around the world.For complete access to the original papers featured in the Nature Podcast, subscribe to Nature.

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The Nature Podcast brings you the best stories from the world of science each week. We cover everything from astronomy to neuroscience, highlighting the most exciting research from each issue of Nature journal. We meet the scientists behind the results and providing in-depth analysis from Nature's journalists and editors.
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2019-03-20 20:52
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2019-03-20 18:01
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20.03.2019 Nature Podcast

21 March 2019: Antibiotics in orchards, and rethinking statistical significance

This week, a plan to spray antibiotics onto orange trees, and is it time to retire statistical significance?
15.03.2019 Nature Podcast

REBROADCAST: Nature Pastcast March 1918

This year, Nature celebrates its 150th birthday. To mark this anniversary we’re rebroadcasting episodes from our Pastcast series, bringing to life key moments in the history of science.As the First World War draws to an end, astronomer Arthur Eddington...
14.03.2019 Nature Podcast

14 March 2019: Ebola in DRC, a new HIV treatment, and the proposed US budget.

Instead of a regular edition of the Nature Podcast, this week we’ve got an extended News Chat between Benjamin Thompson and Amy Maxmen. They discuss the ongoing Ebola outbreak in DRC, an injectable treatment for HIV, and how the proposed US 2020 budget...
6.03.2019 Nature Podcast

07 March 2019: Coastal carbon-sinks, mobile health, and Mileva Marić

This week, wetlands' ability to store carbon, mobile health, and the story of Mileva Marić.
27.02.2019 Nature Podcast

28 February 2019: Cuckoo parasitism, topological materials and cannabinoids in yeast.

This week, the parenting strategies of a tropical cuckoo, increasing the number of topological materials, and growing cannabinoids in yeast.
20.02.2019 Nature Podcast

21 February 2019: Mouse cell atlases and cataloguing viruses

This week, mapping every cell in a mouse embryo and the benefits of cataloguing all the viruses on Earth.
13.02.2019 Nature Podcast

14 February 2019: Atherosclerosis and disruptive science

This week, the links between atherosclerosis and sleep-deprivation, and how team size affects research outputs.
6.02.2019 Nature Podcast

07 February 2019: Massive chemical libraries, and CRISPR-CasX

This week, virtual drug discovery, and a new addition to the CRISPR toolkit.
30.01.2019 Nature Podcast

31 January 2019: Women of the periodic table, and harvesting energy from Wi-Fi

This week, the female chemists who helped build the periodic table, and harnessing the extra energy in Wi-Fi signals.
23.01.2019 Nature Podcast

24 January 2019: Economic downturns and black holes

This week, the effects of recessions on public health, and simulating supermassive black holes.
16.01.2019 Nature Podcast

17 January 2019: RNA splicing in yeast, and a walking fossil

This week, investigating introns’ roles, and reanimating a fossil.
11.01.2019 Nature Podcast

Podcast Extra: The search for a rare disease treatment

Nick Sireau’s sons have a rare genetic disease called alkaptonuria, which can lead to body tissues becoming brittle, causing life long health issues.In this Podcast Extra, Geoff Marsh speaks to Nick and to the physician Dr Lakshminarayan Ranganath abou...
9.01.2019 Nature Podcast

10 January 2019: Fast Radio Bursts and new year future gazing

This week, detecting intergalactic radio bursts, and seeing what’s in store for science in 2019.
26.12.2018 Nature Podcast

26 December 2018: Our reporters' top picks of 2018

In this special round-up episode of the Nature Podcast, a few of our regular reporters choose their favourite podcast piece of 2018, and explain why they enjoyed making it. 
19.12.2018 Nature Podcast

20 December: Quantum physics adds a twist, and festive fun

The Nature Podcast’s 2018 end of year special, including songs, books, our annual quiz, and more!
13.12.2018 Nature Podcast

Podcast Extra: Evidence of a ‘transmissible’ Alzheimer’s protein

New research suggests that a key protein involved in the neurodegenerative disease can be transferred between brains.
12.12.2018 Nature Podcast

13 December 2018: The art of performing science, and chiral chemistry

This week, ‘performing’ experiments, and making mirrored molecules.
5.12.2018 Nature Podcast

06 December 2018: Heart xenotransplants and phage fighting

This week, improving heart xenotransplants and soil bacteria versus phages.
28.11.2018 Nature Podcast

29 November 2018: Atomic clock accuracy and wind farm worries

This week, measuring gravity’s strength with clocks, and worries over wind farms’ wakes.
21.11.2018 Nature Podcast

22 November 2018: An ion-drive aeroplane, and DNA rearrangement.

This week, a solid-state plane engine with no moving parts, and ‘mosaicism’ in brain cells.
14.11.2018 Nature Podcast

15 November 2018: Barnard’s Star, and clinical trials

This week, evidence of a nearby exoplanet, and clinical trials in a social media world.
7.11.2018 Nature Podcast

08 November 2018: Designer cells, and a Breakthrough researcher

This week, building a cell from the bottom up, and a Breakthough Prize winner
31.10.2018 Nature Podcast

01 November 2018: Mood forecasting technology, and where are the WIMPS?

This week, the role that mood forecasting technology may play in suicide prevention, and a 'crisis' in dark matter research.
17.10.2018 Nature Podcast

18 October 2018: Cannabis horticulture and the Sun's place in history

This week, how science can help Canadian cannabis growers and a potted history of the Sun.
10.10.2018 Nature Podcast

11 October 2018: The life of a new Nobel laureate and organised ants

This week, what life is like when you've just won a Nobel prize, and how a vestigial organ helps ants get organised.
3.10.2018 Nature Podcast

04 October 2018: Latent HIV, bird personalities and the Hyabusa2 mission

This week, targeting latent HIV, the breeding behaviour of bold birds, and an update on a near-Earth asteroid mission.
26.09.2018 Nature Podcast

27 September 2018: A wearable biosensor and a mechanical metamaterial.

This week, an ultra-thin, wearable biosensor and a multi-shape, mechanical metamaterial.
19.09.2018 Nature Podcast

20 September 2018: Negative emissions and swarms under strain

This week, the ethics of sucking carbon-dioxide out the atmosphere and bee swarms under strain.
12.09.2018 Nature Podcast

13 September 2018: The oldest drawing and the energy of data

This week, the oldest drawing ever found, and the hidden energy costs of data.
5.09.2018 Nature Podcast

6 September 2018: Space junk, and a physicist’s perspective on life

This week, keeping an eye on space junk, and how a physicist changed our understanding of life.
29.08.2018 Nature Podcast

30 August 2018: Gravity’s big G and the evolution of babies

This week, an early mammal relative’s babies, and new attempts to pin down the strength of gravity.
24.08.2018 Nature Podcast

Backchat August 2018: Audio reporting, audience feedback, and Brexit

In this month’s roundtable, audio vs print reporting, returning to Brexit, and finding out about our audience.
22.08.2018 Nature Podcast

23 August 2018: Quantum computers and labour division in ants

This week, colony size and labour division in ants, and simulating a quantum system on a quantum computer.
15.08.2018 Nature Podcast

16 August 2018: Bumblebees, opioids, and ocean weather

This week, more worries for bees, modelling the opioid crisis, and rough weather for seas.
8.08.2018 Nature Podcast

8 August 2018: Fox aggression, microbiota and geoengineering

This week, shaping the gut microbiota, geoengineering’s effect on farming, and the genetics of fox aggression.
1.08.2018 Nature Podcast

02 August 2018: Zebra finch colour perception, terraforming Mars, and attributing extreme weather

This week, how a bird sees colour, potential problems with terraforming Mars, and linking extreme weather to our changing climate.
25.07.2018 Nature Podcast

26 July 2018: Conservation, automata, and pet DNA tests

This week, automata through the ages, problems with pet DNA tests, and a conservation conundrum.
18.07.2018 Nature Podcast

19 July 2018: DNA scaffolds, climate-altering microbes, and a robot chemist

This week, tougher DNA nanostructures, climate-altering permafrost microbes, and using a robot to discover chemical reactions.
11.07.2018 Nature Podcast

12 July 2018: Rats, reefs, and career streaks

This week, rats and coral reefs, charting successful careers streaks, and Cape Town’s water crisis.
4.07.2018 Nature Podcast

A DNA computer, the koala genome, and the invisibility of LGBTQ+ researchers

This week, investigating the koala genome, the issues facing LGBTQ+ researchers, and a DNA-based neural network.
29.06.2018 Nature Podcast

Backchat June 2018: Lab health, email briefings, and CRISPR

In this month’s roundtable, we discuss lab health, email briefings, and how science stories can affect the stock market.
27.06.2018 Nature Podcast

27 June 2018: Air pollution, sick plants, and stress

This week, the relationship between air pollution and infant death in Africa, stressed brains, and diagnosing sick plants from afar.
20.06.2018 Nature Podcast

21 June 2018: Pancreatic cancer, silica cages, and AI bias

This week, pancreatic cancer-related weight loss, tiny silica cages, and bias in Artificial Intelligence algorithms.
13.06.2018 Nature Podcast

14 June 2018: Baobab tree death, zebrafish stem cells, and ice in Antarctica

This week, the mysterious death of African baobab trees, Antarctica’s past, present, and future, and how zebrafish protect their stem cells.
6.06.2018 Nature Podcast

07 June 2018: Magnetic animal migration, cold enzymes, and mouse memory

This week, making enzymes work better in the cold, short-term memory production in mice, and magnetic detection in animals.
30.05.2018 Nature Podcast

31 May 2018: Boosting diversity in physics, and life after an asteroid impact

This week, boosting diversity in physics graduate programs, and life’s recovery after a massive asteroid impact.

24 May 2018: Climate costs, cleverer cab journeys, and peering through matter with muons

This week, estimating the economic cost of climate change, a new solution to the Minimum Fleet Problem, and the flourishing field of muography.

17 May 2018: Probing the proton, research misconduct, and making sense of mystery genes

This week, peering inside the proton, identifying the pitfalls of research misconduct, and identifying what bacterial genes of unknown function actually do.

10 May 2018: AI neuroscience, liquid crystals, and depression in academia

This week, artificial intelligence recreates our sense of place, liquid crystals deliver cargo, and experiencing depression in academia.

03 May 2018: Building early embryos, the fear response in mice, and ancient rhino remains

This week, constructing early embryos, how mice react to danger, and what an ancient butchered rhino is telling us about hominin migration.