Podcast

Nature Podcast

The Nature Podcast brings you the best stories from the world of science each week. We cover everything from astronomy to zoology, 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.

Episodes

  • 20 June 2019: Non-native species, and a blood-inspired robot battery

    Jun 19 2019

    This week, what makes birds invasive, and a robotic fish powered by a blood-like battery.In this episode:00:44 How do alien bird species establish themselves?Researchers have been looking at how bird species settle in non-native locations. Research article: Redding et al.08:22 Research HighlightsCrafting the perfect crêpe, and anti-fungal wasp eggs. Research Highlight: Physicists tackle a delicate challenge: making the ideal crêpe; Research article: Strohm et al.10:...more

  • 13 June 2019: Mighty magnets, and aerosols in the atmosphere

    Jun 12 2019

    This week, a record-breaking magnetic field, and aerosols’ potential effects on the atmosphere.In this episode:00:45 Making massive magnetsResearchers have created the world’s strongest direct current magnetic field. Research article: S. Hahn et al.08:38 Research HighlightsMacaques’ musicality and human consumption of microplastics. Research Article: Divergence in the functional organization of human and macaque auditory cortex revealed by fMRI responses to harmonic tones;&nb...more

  • 06 June 2019: Microbes modifying medicine and kickstarting plate tectonics

    Jun 05 2019

    This week, how gut microbes might be affecting drugs, and a new theory on the beginning of plate tectonics.In this episode:00:45 Microbes metabolising drugsResearchers are investigating whether the gut microbiota can alter the activity of medicinal drugs.Research article: Zimmermann et al. 06:40 Research HighlightsElephants counting with smell, and audio activity monitoring.Research Highlight: Elephants have a nose for portion sizeResearch Highlight: Deep learning monitors human activity ba...more

  • REBROADCAST: Nature PastCast May 1983

    May 31 2019

    This year, Nature celebrates its 150th birthday. To mark this anniversary we’re rebroadcasting episodes from our PastCast series, highlighting key moments in the history of science.The discovery of the ozone hole in the mid-1980s was a shock. Scientists suspected that man-made gases called CFCs were damaging the ozone layer, but they didn’t expect to see such a dramatic decline. Nor did they expect the discovery to be made by a small group of British scientists in Antarctica. In this podcast, we...more

  • 30 May 2019: Cold fusion, gender parity in universities, and studying wildfires

    May 30 2019

    This week, looking back at cold fusion, a ranking of gender balance in universities, and measuring the impact of wildfires. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • 23 May 2019: Pre-industrial plankton populations, European science, and ancient fungi.

    May 22 2019

    This week, how climate change has affected plankton, the future of European science, and evidence of an ancient fungus. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • 16 May 2019: Recoding genomes, and material from the Moon's far side

    May 15 2019

    This week, rewriting the script of life, and a trip to the far side of the Moon. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • 09 May 2019: Urban vs Rural BMI, and the health of rivers

    May 08 2019

    This week, body mass increases around the world, and river connections in decline. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • 02 May 2019: China's growing science network, and talking brain signals

    May 01 2019

    This week, China’s Belt and Road Initiative, and translating brain patterns into speech. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • REBROADCAST: Nature PastCast April 1953

    Apr 26 2019

    This year, Nature celebrates its 150th birthday. To mark this anniversary we’re rebroadcasting episodes from our PastCast series, highlighting key moments in the history of science.Over 60 years ago, James Watson and Francis Crick published their famous paper proposing a structure for DNA. Everyone knows that story – but fewer people know that there were actually three papers about DNA in that issue of Nature. In this podcast, first broadcast in April 2013, we uncover the evidence that brought ...more

  • 25 April 2019: Tiny earthquakes, the genetics of height, and how US-China politics is affecting research

    Apr 25 2019

    This week we’ve got an extended News Chat between presenter Benjamin Thompson and Nature's European Bureau Chief Nisha Gaind. They discuss a new way to identify tiny earthquakes, new insights into the heritability of height, and how political tensions between the US and China are affecting scientists and research. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • 18 April 2019: Reviving brains, lightning, and spring books

    Apr 17 2019

    This week, restoring function in dead pig brains, spring science books, and the structure of lightning.If you have any questions about the partly-revived brains study, then the reporters at Nature are keen to answer them. You can submit them at the bottom of the article, here: https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-01216-4  For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Podcast Extra: The first image of a black hole

    Apr 11 2019

    This week, researchers released the first image of a black hole at the centre of the M87 galaxy. In this special News Chat, Nature reporter Davide Castelvecchi, who was at a press conference in Brussels where the image was announced, tells Benjamin Thompson about the image and what scientists are saying about it. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • 11 April 2019: Heart failure and vacuum field fluctuations.

    Apr 10 2019

    This week, a new mouse model for heart failure and characterising energy fluctuations in empty space. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • 04 April 2019: MDMA and the malleable mind, and keeping skin young

    Apr 03 2019

    This week, why MDMA could make social interactions more rewarding, and how your skin keeps itself youthful. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Backchat March 2019: Calls for a research moratorium, and the evolution of science reporting

    Mar 29 2019

    In this month’s roundtable, our reporters discuss calls to pause heritable genome-editing research, and how science journalism has changed in the past 20 years. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • 28 March 2019: Human impacts on Mount Kilimanjaro, sex differences in pain, and a crystal-based cooling method

    Mar 27 2019

    This week, how humans are affecting Kilimanjaro's ecosystems, differences in pain based on biological sex, and refrigerating with crystals. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

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

    Mar 20 2019

    This week, a plan to spray antibiotics onto orange trees, and is it time to retire statistical significance? For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • REBROADCAST: Nature Pastcast March 1918

    Mar 15 2019

    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 sets out on a challenging mission: to prove Einstein’s new theory of general relativity by measuring a total eclipse. The experiment became a defining example of how science should be done.This episode was first broadcast in March 2014. ...more

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

    Mar 14 2019

    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 could affect science. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

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

    Mar 06 2019

    This week, wetlands' ability to store carbon, mobile health, and the story of Mileva Marić. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

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

    Feb 27 2019

    This week, the parenting strategies of a tropical cuckoo, increasing the number of topological materials, and growing cannabinoids in yeast. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • 21 February 2019: Mouse cell atlases and cataloguing viruses

    Feb 20 2019

    This week, mapping every cell in a mouse embryo and the benefits of cataloguing all the viruses on Earth. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • 14 February 2019: Atherosclerosis and disruptive science

    Feb 13 2019

    This week, the links between atherosclerosis and sleep-deprivation, and how team size affects research outputs. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

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

    Feb 06 2019

    This week, virtual drug discovery, and a new addition to the CRISPR toolkit. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

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

    Jan 30 2019

    This week, the female chemists who helped build the periodic table, and harnessing the extra energy in Wi-Fi signals. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • 24 January 2019: Economic downturns and black holes

    Jan 23 2019

    This week, the effects of recessions on public health, and simulating supermassive black holes. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

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

    Jan 16 2019

    This week, investigating introns’ roles, and reanimating a fossil. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Podcast Extra: The search for a rare disease treatment

    Jan 11 2019

    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 about their search for a treatment for alkaptonuria. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

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

    Jan 09 2019

    This week, detecting intergalactic radio bursts, and seeing what’s in store for science in 2019. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • 26 December 2018: Our reporters' top picks of 2018

    Dec 26 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.  For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • 20 December 2018: Quantum physics adds a twist, and festive fun

    Dec 19 2018

    The Nature Podcast’s 2018 end of year special, including songs, books, our annual quiz, and more! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

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

    Dec 13 2018

    New research suggests that a key protein involved in the neurodegenerative disease can be transferred between brains. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

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

    Dec 12 2018

    This week, ‘performing’ experiments, and making mirrored molecules. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • 06 December 2018: Heart xenotransplants and phage fighting

    Dec 05 2018

    This week, improving heart xenotransplants, and soil bacteria versus phages. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • 29 November 2018: Atomic clock accuracy and wind farm worries

    Nov 28 2018

    This week, measuring gravity’s strength with clocks, and worries over wind farms’ wakes. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

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

    Nov 21 2018

    This week, a solid-state plane engine with no moving parts, and ‘mosaicism’ in brain cells. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

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

    Nov 14 2018

    This week, evidence of a nearby exoplanet, and clinical trials in a social media world. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • 08 November 2018: Designer cells, and a Breakthrough researcher

    Nov 07 2018

    This week, building a cell from the bottom up, and a Breakthough Prize winner For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

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

    Oct 31 2018

    This week, the role that mood forecasting technology may play in suicide prevention, and a 'crisis' in dark matter research. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

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

    Oct 17 2018

    This week, how science can help Canadian cannabis growers and a potted history of the Sun. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

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

    Oct 10 2018

    This week, what life is like when you've just won a Nobel prize, and how a vestigial organ helps ants get organised. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

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

    Oct 03 2018

    This week, targeting latent HIV, the breeding behaviour of bold birds, and an update on a near-Earth asteroid mission. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

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

    Sep 26 2018

    This week, an ultra-thin, wearable biosensor and a multi-shape, mechanical metamaterial. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • 20 September 2018: Negative emissions and swarms under strain

    Sep 19 2018

    This week, the ethics of sucking carbon-dioxide out of the atmosphere and bee swarms under strain. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

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

    Sep 12 2018

    This week, the oldest drawing ever found, and the hidden energy costs of data. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

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

    Sep 05 2018

    This week, keeping an eye on space junk, and how a physicist changed our understanding of life. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

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

    Aug 29 2018

    This week, an early mammal relative’s babies, and new attempts to pin down the strength of gravity. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

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

    Aug 24 2018

    In this month’s roundtable, audio vs print reporting, returning to Brexit, and finding out about our audience. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • 23 August 2018: Quantum computers and labour division in ants

    Aug 22 2018

    This week, colony size and labour division in ants, and simulating a quantum system on a quantum computer. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • 16 August 2018: Bumblebees, opioids, and ocean weather

    Aug 15 2018

    This week, more worries for bees, modelling the opioid crisis, and rough weather for seas. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • 8 August 2018: Fox aggression, microbiota and geoengineering

    Aug 08 2018

    This week, shaping the gut microbiota, geoengineering’s effect on farming, and the genetics of fox aggression. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

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

    Aug 01 2018

    This week, how a bird sees colour, potential problems with terraforming Mars, and linking extreme weather to our changing climate. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

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

    Jul 25 2018

    This week, automata through the ages, problems with pet DNA tests, and a conservation conundrum. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

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

    Jul 18 2018

    This week, tougher DNA nanostructures, climate-altering permafrost microbes, and using a robot to discover chemical reactions. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • 12 July 2018: Rats, reefs, and career streaks

    Jul 11 2018

    This week, rats and coral reefs, charting successful careers streaks, and Cape Town’s water crisis. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • 05 July 2018: A DNA computer, the koala genome, and the invisibility of LGBTQ+ researchers

    Jul 04 2018

    This week, investigating the koala genome, the issues facing LGBTQ+ researchers, and a DNA-based neural network. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

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

    Jun 29 2018

    In this month’s roundtable, we discuss lab health, email briefings, and how science stories can affect the stock market. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

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

    Jun 27 2018

    This week, the relationship between air pollution and infant death in Africa, stressed brains, and diagnosing sick plants from afar. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

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

    Jun 20 2018

    This week, pancreatic cancer-related weight loss, tiny silica cages, and bias in Artificial Intelligence algorithms. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

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

    Jun 13 2018

    This week, the mysterious death of African baobab trees, Antarctica’s past, present, and future, and how zebrafish protect their stem cells. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

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

    Jun 06 2018

    This week, making enzymes work better in the cold, short-term memory production in mice, and magnetic detection in animals. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

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

    May 30 2018

    This week, boosting diversity in physics graduate programs, and life’s recovery after a massive asteroid impact. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

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

    May 23 2018

    This week, estimating the economic cost of climate change, a new solution to the Minimum Fleet Problem, and the flourishing field of muography. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

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

    May 16 2018

    This week, peering inside the proton, identifying the pitfalls of research misconduct, and identifying what bacterial genes of unknown function actually do. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

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

    May 09 2018

    This week, artificial intelligence recreates our sense of place, liquid crystals deliver cargo, and experiencing depression in academia. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

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

    May 02 2018

    This week, constructing early embryos, how mice react to danger, and what an ancient butchered rhino is telling us about hominin migration. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • 26 April 2018: Mini brains, and an updated enzyme image

    Apr 25 2018

    This week, the ethical questions raised by model minds, and an updated view on an enzyme that keeps chromosomes protected. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Backchat April 2018: Sexual harassment, social media, and celebrity scientists

    Apr 20 2018

    In this month’s roundtable, we discuss celebrity scientists, sexual harassment in research, and the science behind a social media scandal. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • 19 April 2018: Synchronised shrimp, supernova science, and spring books.

    Apr 18 2018

    This week, tiny sea creatures with potentially big effects, the science of a supernova, and a roundup of spring books. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • 12 April 2018: The power of remote sensing, and watching a neutron star glitch

    Apr 11 2018

    This week, looking for glitchy signals from neutron stars, and using remote sensing in research. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • 05 April 2018: Human's influence on the Mississippi and 'dirty' mice

    Apr 04 2018

    This week, dissecting human influence on the Mississippi's floods, and getting 'dirty' mice into the lab. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • 29 March 2018: AI in chemistry, and liquid droplets in living cells.

    Mar 28 2018

    This week, testing a neural network's chemistry skills, and what the physics of droplets is teaching us about the biology of cells. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • 22 March 2018: Mexican cavefish, the gut microbiome, and a wearable brain scanner.

    Mar 21 2018

    This week, glucose metabolism in Mexican cavefish, the effect of non-antibiotic drugs on gut microbes, and a wearable brain scanner. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • 15 March 2018: Geoengineering Antarctica and increasing NMR’s resolution.

    Mar 14 2018

    This week, geoengineering glaciers to prevent sea level rise, and using diamonds to improve NMR’s resolution. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • 8 March 2018: Surprising graphene superconductors, and 50 years dreaming of electric sheep.

    Mar 07 2018

    This week, graphene’s latest superpower, and a retrospective of a sci-fi classic. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • 1 March 2018: Brain waves and a fingerprint from the early Universe

    Feb 28 2018

    This week, the landscape of childhood cancers, physicists find a fingerprint from the early Universe, and brain waves cause a splash. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Backchat February 2018: Luck, debate, and the quantum internet

    Feb 23 2018

    Our reporters discuss the role of serendipity in science, how to cover the iterative nature of research, and what the quantum internet might become. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • 22 February 2018: A focus on adolescence

    Feb 21 2018

    This week, a teenage special: defining adolescence; high school researchers; and the science of teen risk taking. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • 15 February 2018: Optical clocks, healthy ageing, and fieldwork during pregnancy

    Feb 14 2018

    This week, refocusing ageing research, a transportable optical clock, and researching during pregnancy. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • 08 February 2018: Tough timber, magpie intelligence, and invasive crayfish

    Feb 07 2018

    This week, crayfish clones in Madagascar, the social smarts of magpies, and building tougher wood. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • 01 February 2018: Stone Age tools in India, and coral reefs in crisis

    Jan 31 2018

    This week, reframing humans' arrival in India, and the many hazards facing coral reefs. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • 25 January 2018: Tiny robots, 3D images, and a honeycomb maze

    Jan 24 2018

    This week, a mini all-terrain robot, 3D painting with light, and a new maze for rats. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • 18 January 2018: Climate sensitivity, and the fetal microbiome

    Jan 17 2018

    This week, pinning down the climate's carbon dioxide sensitivity, and the battle over babies' first bacteria. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • 10 January 2018: Conflict conservation, and the shape of a memory

    Jan 10 2018

    This week, tabletop physics, what a memory looks like, and conflict's toll on wildlife. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Backchat December 2017: Trump, physics, and uncited papers

    Dec 22 2017

    Backchat’s back, with discussions of Donald Trump, papers with zero citations, and the perils of writing about physics. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • 21 December 2017: Earth AI, a news quiz, and sci-fi

    Dec 20 2017

    This week, our end of year special, featuring Earth science AI, a news story quiz, and science fiction in the modern era. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • 14 December 2017: Volcanoes, viruses & electric eels

    Dec 13 2017

    This week, electric eel inspired batteries, virus inspired protein shells, and modelling magma viscosity. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • 7 December 2017: Exoplanet geology & duck-like dinosaurs

    Dec 06 2017

    This week, exoplanet geology and a dual-terrain, duck-like dinosaur. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • 30 November 2017: Unnatural DNA & worm mothers

    Nov 29 2017

    This week, reading unnatural DNA, and young worm mothers explain a wriggly riddle. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • 23 November 2017: Sleep deprivation & radioactive lightning

    Nov 22 2017

    This week, lightning gamma rays, the Internet that wasn’t, and the science of sleep deprivation. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • 16 November 2017: Ancient inequality & bacterial communication

    Nov 15 2017

    This week, a bacterial communication system, and ancient houses illuminate inequality. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • 9 November 2017: Axolotls & treating a genetic skin condition

    Nov 08 2017

    This week, a potential stem cell treatment for a genetic skin condition, and the disappearing axolotl.  For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • 2 November 2017: Evolving verbs & Earth's microbiome

    Nov 01 2017

    This week, squishy sea creatures, evolving verbs, and Earth's microbiome. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • 26 October 2017: Undead cells & Antarctic instability

    Oct 25 2017

    This week, undead cells, the strain of PhDs, and the traces of Antarctic instability. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • 19 October 2017: Neutron star gravitational waves & the future of work

    Oct 19 2017

    This week, neutron stars that are making waves in the physics world, and taking a look at the past to understand the future of work. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • 12 October 2017: A dwarf planet & DNA sequencing

    Oct 11 2017

    This week, a dwarf planet with a ring, 40 years of Sanger DNA sequencing, and the grieving families contributing to a huge genetics projects. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Extra: 500th show compilation

    Oct 06 2017

    To celebrate our 500th episode, the Nature Podcast asked 8 presenters – past and present – to recommend their favourite contributions to the show. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 5 October 2017

    Oct 04 2017

    This week, floating cities, malaria-free mosquitos, and using evolution to inspire aircraft design. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 21 September 2017

    Sep 20 2017

    This week, Sherlock Holmes the scientist; and investigating the nanotubes between cells. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 14 September 2017

    Sep 13 2017

    This week, writing quantum software, and predicting the loss of Asia's glaciers. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 7 September 2017

    Sep 06 2017

    Protecting red haired people from cancer, machine learning and gravitational distortions, and peeking inside predatory journals. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 24 August 2017

    Aug 23 2017

    The creeping danger of slow landslides, and what worms can teach us about the wriggly problem of reproducibility. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 17 August 2017

    Aug 16 2017

    This week, preventing genetic diseases in China, a red supergiant star's mystery, and the algal boom. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 10 August 2017

    Aug 11 2017

    This week, ancient mammal relatives, complex brain maps, and a 19th century solar eclipse. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 3 August 2017

    Aug 02 2017

    This week, the first flower, gene editing human embryos, and the antimatter quest. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 27 July 2017

    Jul 26 2017

    This week, a brain-inspired computer, the brain's control of ageing, and Al Gore the climate communicator. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 20 July 2017

    Jul 19 2017

    This week, getting a handle on topology, and working out why the fastest animals are medium sized. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 13 July 2017

    Jul 12 2017

    This week, defying quantum noise, looking at early signs of autism, and taking steps to assess exercise. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 6 July 2017

    Jul 05 2017

    This week, a new kind of quantum bit, the single-cell revolution, and exploring Antarctica’s past to understand sea level rise. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Grand Challenges: Energy

    Jul 03 2017

    To combat global warming, the world needs to change where it gets its energy from. Three energy experts discuss the challenges of transitioning to low carbon energy, and what advances are needed to make the journey possible. This is the final episode in the Grand Challenges podcast series. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Extra: The grey zone

    Jun 30 2017

    Sometimes people can become trapped in the grey zone between conscious and unconscious states. Kerri Smith talks to neuroscientist Adrian Owen about communicating with patients in vegetative states. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Backchat: June 2017

    Jun 16 2017

    Our reporters and editors respond to the UK election. Plus, the tangled taxonomy of our species, and why physicists love to hate the standard model. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 15 June 2017

    Jun 14 2017

    This week, treating infection without antibiotics, wireless charging, and making sense of music.    For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 15 June 2017

    Jun 14 2017

    This week, treating infection without antibiotics, wireless charging, and making sense of music. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 8 June 2017

    Jun 07 2017

    This week, early Homo sapiens in Morocco, mathematicians trying to stop gerrymandering, and going beyond the standard model. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Grand Challenges: Food security

    Jun 05 2017

    Millions around the world are chronically hungry. Three experts on agriculture discuss how to help people grow enough food, in a world of evolving technology, global markets and a changing climate. This is episode 3 of 4 in the Grand Challenges podcast series. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 1 June 2017

    May 31 2017

    This week, ‘sticky’ RNA causes disease, disorganised taxonomy, and 'intelligent crowd' peer review. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Extra: Futures May 2017

    May 31 2017

    Futures is Nature's weekly science fiction slot. Shamini Bundell reads you her favourite from May, 'Life, hacked' by Krystal Claxton. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Backchat: May 2017

    May 26 2017

    This month the team are chatting scientific data, scientific papers and... religion. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 25 May 2017

    May 24 2017

    This week, E. coli with colour vision, tracing the Zika virus outbreak, and a roadmap for medical microbots. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 18 May 2017

    May 18 2017

    This week, wonky vehicle emissions tests, error-prone bots help humans, and animals that lack a microbiome. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 11 May 2017

    May 10 2017

    This week, fake antibodies scupper research, the diversity of cells in a tumour, and what happened before tectonic plates? SURVEY: https://podcastsurvey.typeform.com/to/RmZVDI For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 4 May 2017

    May 03 2017

    This week, the secret life of the thalamus, how to talks about antibiotic resistance, and dangerous research. Survey link: https://podcastsurvey.typeform.com/to/RmZVDI For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Grand Challenges: Ageing

    May 01 2017

    Ageing is inevitable, but that doesn't mean we're ready for it - as individuals, or as a society. A geneticist, a psychiatrist and an economist pick apart our knowledge of the ageing process and the major challenges to be solved so we can live healthily and well. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Extra: Futures April 2017

    Apr 28 2017

    Futures is Nature's weekly science fiction slot. Shamini Bundell reads you her favourite from March, 'Cold comforts' by Graham Robert Scott. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 27 April 2017

    Apr 26 2017

    This week, the earliest Americans, 2D magnets, and the legacy of the Universe’s first ‘baby picture’. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Backchat: April 2017

    Apr 21 2017

    Science fans everywhere will take to the streets this weekend in the March for Science. Plus, biases in artificial intelligence and how scientific papers are getting harder to read. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 13 April 2017

    Apr 12 2017

    This week, politician scientists, human genetic ‘knockouts’ and East Antarctica’s instability. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 6 April 2017

    Apr 05 2017

    This week, easing the pressure on fisheries, protein structure surprises, and your reading list for 2017 so far. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Grand Challenges: Mental Health

    Apr 03 2017

    Mental health disorders touch rich and poor, young and old, in every country around the world. Hear three experts discuss the evidence for interventions, how to get help to the right people, and which problem, if solved, would help the most.  For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Extra: Futures March 2017

    Mar 31 2017

    Futures is Nature's weekly science fiction slot. Shamini Bundell reads you her favourite from March, 'Green boughs will cover thee' by Sarah L Byrne. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 30 March 2017

    Mar 29 2017

    This week, mapping sound in the brain, dwindling groundwater, and giving common iron uncommon properties. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Backchat: March 2017

    Mar 23 2017

    A sting operation finds several predatory journals offered to employ a fictional, unqualified academic as an editor. Plus, the Great Barrier Reef in hot water, and trying to explain 'time crystals'. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 23 March 2017

    Mar 22 2017

    This week, peering into a black hole, reorganising the dinosaur family tree and finding drug combos for cancer. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 16 March 2017

    Mar 15 2017

    This week, making plane fuel greener, yeast chromosomes synthesised from scratch, and seeking out hidden HIV. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • REBROADCAST: Nature PastCast - March 1918

    Mar 10 2017

    As the First World War draws to an end, astronomer Arthur Eddington sets out on a challenging mission: to prove Einstein’s new theory of general relativity by measuring a total eclipse. The experiment became a defining example of how science should be done. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 9 March 2017

    Mar 09 2017

    This week, the earliest known life, Neanderthal self-medication, and data storage in a single atom. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 2 March 2017

    Mar 01 2017

    This week, a migration special: a researcher seeks refuge; smart borders; and climate migration. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Backchat: February 2017

    Mar 01 2017

    AI generated images, reporting with reluctant sources and space missions with out an end game. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Extra: Futures February 2017

    Feb 27 2017

    Futures is Nature's weekly science fiction slot. Shamini Bundell and Richard Hodson read you their favourite from February, 'Fermi's zookeepers' by David Gullen. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 23 February 2017

    Feb 22 2017

    This week, highlights from AAAS, the new epigenetics, and a new way to conduct biomedical research For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 16 February 2017

    Feb 15 2017

    This week, Winston Churchill’s thoughts on alien life, how cells build walls, and paradoxical materials. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • REBROADCAST: Nature PastCast - February 1925

    Feb 10 2017

    Paleontologist Raymond Dart had newly arrived in South Africa when he came across a fossil that would change his life and his science. It was the face, jaw and brain cast of an extinct primate – not quite ape and not quite human. The paleontology community shunned the find, and proving that the creature was a human relative took decades. [Originally aired 26/02/2014] For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 9 February 2017

    Feb 08 2017

    This week, free-floating DNA in cancers, an ancient relative of molluscs and can the Arctic’s ice be regrown? For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 2 February 2017

    Feb 01 2017

    Bird beaks show how evolution shifts gear, getting to Proxima b, and have physicists made metallic hydrogen?   For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Extra: Futures January 2017

    Jan 31 2017

    Futures is Nature's weekly science fiction slot. Shamini Bundell reads you their favourite from January, 'The last robot' by S. L. Huang. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Backchat: January 2017

    Jan 27 2017

    Moonshots, frameworks, catapults – how best to name your science project? Plus, the implications for science of Trump’s first days in office, and the perils of trying to reproduce others’ work. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 26 January 2017

    Jan 25 2017

    This week, outer space law, predictive policing and enhancing the wisdom of the crowds. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 19 January 2017

    Jan 18 2017

    This week, communication between viruses, reproducing cancer studies, and explaining ‘fairy circles’. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • REBROADCAST: Nature PastCast - January 1896

    Jan 13 2017

    Physics in the late nineteenth century was increasingly concerned with things that couldn't be seen. From these invisible realms shot x-rays, discovered by accident by the German scientist William Röntgen. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 12 January 2017

    Jan 11 2017

    This week, ridding New Zealand of rats, making choices in the grocery store, and what to expect in 2017. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 22 December 2016

    Dec 21 2016

    It’s our bumper end-of-year show, with a 2016 round-up, holiday reading picks, science carols, word games and more.   For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 15 December 2016

    Dec 14 2016

    This week, a spray that boosts plant growth and resilience, 3-million-year old hominin footprints, and the seahorse genome.  For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • REBROADCAST: Nature PastCast - December 1920

    Dec 09 2016

    In the early twentieth century physicists had become deeply entangled in the implications of the quantum theory. Was the world at its smallest scales continuous, or built of discrete units? It all began with Max Planck. His Nobel Prize was the subject of a Nature news article in 1920. Originally aired 19/12/2013. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 8 December 2016

    Dec 07 2016

    This week, the benefits of randomness, correcting brain waves soothes Alzheimer’s, and the DNA of liberated slaves. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Extra: Futures November 2016

    Dec 01 2016

    Futures is Nature's weekly science fiction slot. Adam Levy reads you his favourite from November, ’Melissa' by Troy Stieglitz. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 1 December 2016

    Nov 30 2016

    This week, CRISPR’s rival stumbles, Pluto’s icy heart, and is mitochondrial replacement ready for the clinic? For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 24 November 2016

    Nov 23 2016

    Tracking whale shark DNA in seawater, the human computers behind early astronomy, building materials with a microscope, and a new synchrotron starts up in the Middle East. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Backchat: November 2016

    Nov 21 2016

    Donald Trump’s impact on research and climate action, and how Nature should discuss politics. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 17 November 2016

    Nov 16 2016

    This week, your brain on cannabis, testing CRISPR in a human, and what it might be like to live on Mars. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • REBROADCAST: Nature PastCast - November 1869

    Nov 11 2016

    The first issue of Nature looked very different from today's magazine. It opened with poetry and was written for a general audience. We hear how Nature began, and how it became the iconic science journal it is today. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 10 November 2016

    Nov 09 2016

    This week, CERN for the brain, modelling the effects of a climate tax on food, a brain-spine interface helps paralysed monkeys walk, and what Trump's win might mean for science. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 3 November 2016

    Nov 02 2016

    This week, the earliest humans to roam Australia, Werner Herzog’s new film about volcanoes, and are astronomers turning a blind eye to competing theories? For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Extra: Futures October 2016

    Oct 31 2016

    Futures is Nature's weekly science fiction slot. Shamini Bundell reads you her favourite from October, ’The sixth circle' by J. W. Armstrong. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 27 October 2016

    Oct 26 2016

    This week, the challenges facing young scientists, pseudo-pseudo genes, and the history of HIV in the US. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Backchat: October 2016

    Oct 21 2016

    Europe’s Mars probe loses touch, UK government proposes research funding shake-up, and science’s most bothersome buzzwords. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 20 October 2016

    Oct 19 2016

    This week, making egg cells in a dish, super-bright flares in nearby galaxies, trying to predict the election, and the scientists voting for Trump. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • REBROADCAST: Nature PastCast - October 1993

    Oct 14 2016

    In the early 1990s, a team of astrophysicists saw signs of life on a planet in our galaxy. Astronomy experts tell the story, and discuss how we can tell if there is life beyond the Earth. Originally aired 16/10/2013. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 13 October 2016

    Oct 12 2016

    This week, refugee mental health, better neural nets, and changing attitudes to female genital cutting. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Extra: Nobel News

    Oct 06 2016

    Science gets glitzy in October each year as the Nobel Prizes are awarded. Find out who took home the prizes for Medicine or Physiology, Physics and Chemistry. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 6 October 2016

    Oct 05 2016

    This week, a limit to lifespan, AI's black box problem, and ageing stem cells. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Backchat: September 2016

    Oct 03 2016

    The challenges of getting into science, getting a decent salary once you’re in, and getting funding through philanthropy. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 29 September 2016

    Sep 28 2016

    This week, the chemistry of life’s origins, two million years of temperatures, and studying the heaviest elements. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Extra: Futures September 2016

    Sep 22 2016

    Futures is Nature's weekly science fiction slot. Miranda Keeling reads you our favourite from September, ’Try Catch Throw’ by Andrew Neil Gray. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 22 September 2016

    Sep 21 2016

    This week, a sea of viruses, defining social class, the human journey out of Africa and human remains found on Antikythera shipwreck. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • REBROADCAST: Nature PastCast - September 1963

    Sep 15 2016

    When a German geologist first suggested that continents move, people dismissed it as a wild idea. In this podcast, we hear how a 'wild idea' became plate tectonics, the unifying theory of earth sciences. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 15 September 2016

    Sep 14 2016

    This week, the ideal office environment, synthesising speech, and embryo epigenetics. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 8 September 2016

    Sep 07 2016

    This week, solving ethical dilemmas Star Trek style, farming festivals boost yield, and three scientists on their sci-fi inspirations. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 1 September 2016

    Aug 31 2016

    This week, famous hominin Lucy may have died when she fell from a tree, and an antibody-based drug shows promise in Alzheimer’s For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Futures: August 2016

    Aug 30 2016

    Futures is Nature's weekly science fiction slot. Kerri Smith reads you her favourite from August, 'Interdimensional trade benefits' by Brian Trent. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Backchat: August 2016

    Aug 24 2016

    A nearby Earth-like planet, preprint servers proliferate, and the scientific legacy that Obama leaves behind. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 25 August 2016

    Aug 24 2016

    This week, an Earth-like planet on our doorstep, dietary restriction combats ageing syndrome, and drugs for neglected diseases. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • REBROADCAST: Nature PastCast - August 1975

    Aug 23 2016

    Six out of ten of the world's best-selling drugs are based on molecules called monoclonal antibodies. But their high impact comes with a low profile. This is a story of how basic science quietly became blockbuster medicine. Originally aired 14/08/13. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 18 August 2016

    Aug 17 2016

    This week, how fins became limbs, a giant gene database cracks clinical cases, and making better opioids. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 11 August 2016

    Aug 10 2016

    This week, the migration route of the first Americans, the bandwidth crisis, clever conductors, and the next CRISPR. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 4 August 2016

    Aug 03 2016

    This week, parenting tips from science, quenching a question about thirst, and a programmable quantum computer. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • REBROADCAST: Nature PastCast - July 1942

    Aug 01 2016

    Scientists were put to good use during the Second World War. John Westcott's secret project was to design radars. His work not only helped the war effort – it also led to new branches of science. Originally aired 19/07/2013. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Extra: Futures July 2016

    Jul 29 2016

    Futures is Nature's weekly science fiction slot. Adam Levy reads you his favourite from July, 'Revision theory' by Blaize M. Kaye. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 28 July 2016

    Jul 27 2016

    This week, how we time our breathing, working with indigenous peoples, and using yeast genetics to build better beer. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Backchat: July 2016

    Jul 21 2016

    What’s it like having an endless supply of Brexit stories? Why do space missions always get so much attention? And why are rhinos being airlifted to Australia? For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 21 July 2016

    Jul 20 2016

    This week, the perils of tech in health, tumour fighting bacteria, and the science of what sounds good. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 14 July 2016

    Jul 13 2016

    This week, a special issue on conflict. The psychological toll of war, how to count the dead, and predicting conflict in the 21st century. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 7 July 2016

    Jul 06 2016

    This week, nature and landscape, the Hitomi satellite’s swan song, and reforming peer review. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Extra: Futures June 2016

    Jul 01 2016

    Futures is Nature's weekly science fiction slot. The Nature Podcast team read you their favourite from June, ‘The Memory Ward’ by Wendy Nikel. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 30 June 2016

    Jun 29 2016

    This week, Dolly the sheep’s legacy, the trials of funding interdisciplinary research, and an ‘IPCC’ for social science. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 23 June 2016

    Jun 22 2016

    This week, transmissible cancer, organising the hadron menagerie, and the latest gravitational wave result and what physicists want to know next. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Backchat: June 2016

    Jun 22 2016

    What could Brexit mean for EU research and researchers? How should reporters cover the US elections when nobody says anything about science? Plus a dramatic and dangerous Antarctic rescue. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 16 June 2016

    Jun 15 2016

    This week, pimping proteins, adapting enzymes, and conserving coral reefs. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • REBROADCAST: Nature PastCast - June 1876

    Jun 10 2016

    In the late 1800s, Europe was gripped by 'gorilla fever'. Were these beasts man's closest relative in the animal kingdom? Getting a gorilla to Europe was a rare event, and in 1876 Nature heralds the arrival of a young specimen. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 9 June 2016

    Jun 08 2016

    This week, researcher rehab, the hobbit’s ancestry, and Google’s quantum plans. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 2 June 2016

    Jun 01 2016

    This week, the genetics behind a textbook case of evolution, Earth’s core conundrum, and Pluto’s polygonal surface. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Extra: Futures May 2016

    May 27 2016

    Futures is Nature's weekly science fiction slot. Shamini Bundell reads you her favourite from May, ‘Project Earth is leaving beta’ by J. W. Alden. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 26 May 2016

    May 25 2016

    This week, how clouds form, a Neanderthal construction project, and comparing the meerkats. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 19 May 2016

    May 18 2016

    This week, treasures from sunken cities, new antibiotics made from scratch, and experimenting with history. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Extra: Backchat May 2016

    May 16 2016

    The endless quest to make fusion energy, virtual reality in the lab, and the biggest story of the month: a boat gets given a name. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 12 May 2016

    May 11 2016

    This week, the Zika virus and birth defects, colliding quasi-particles, and combatting sprawling networks of spam. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • REBROADCAST: Nature PastCast - May 1985

    May 09 2016

    Jonathan Shanklin was sifting through a backlog of data when he made the startling discovery of a hole in the ozone layer above Antarctica. In this podcast, he and others recall events in the mid-1980s and discuss how the 'ozone hole' became the poster child for environmentalism. Originally aired 17/05/2013. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Extra: Futures April 2016

    May 06 2016

    Futures is Nature's weekly science fiction slot. Adam Levy and Shamini Bundell read you their favourite from April, ‘Choices, in sequential order’ by Karlo Yeager Rodríguez. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 5 May 2016

    May 04 2016

    This week, the value of failed experiments, ketamine without side effects, and our brains’ energy demands. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 28 April 2016

    Apr 27 2016

    This week, a language map of the brain, listening for landslides a year after the Nepal quake, and the Soviet internet that never was. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Extra: Backchat April 2016

    Apr 26 2016

    The fuss over editing human embryos dies down, the quantum expertise of Canada’s Prime Minister, and what it’s like to report for 24 hours straight. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 21 April 2016

    Apr 20 2016

    This week, the psychology of climate change, the 1.5 degree temperature target, and what to do when climate change ruins your research. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 14 April 2016

    Apr 13 2016

    This week, a computer game helps build a quantum computer, the brain’s built-in backup, and the history and science of hearing voices. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • REBROADCAST: Nature PastCast - April 1953

    Apr 08 2016

    Everyone knows that Watson and Crick published a seminal paper on the structure of DNA. But fewer know that two other papers on DNA were published in the same issue of Nature. Learn more in the first of a new podcast series: the Nature PastCast. Originally aired 18/04/2013. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 7 April 2016

    Apr 06 2016

    This week, apps that claim to treat mental health issues, ritual human sacrifice, and supernova debris on Earth. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Extra: Futures March 2016

    Mar 31 2016

    Futures is Nature's weekly science fiction slot. Shamini Bundell reads you her favourite from March, 'Adjenia’ by Natalia Theodoridou. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 31 March 2016

    Mar 30 2016

    This week, Antarctic-sized uncertainty, making gamers more polite, and a pocket gravity meter. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 24 March 2016

    Mar 23 2016

    This week, toggling brain activity with radio waves, how to build stuff that lasts, and making thrillseekers into care-takers. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Extra: Backchat March 2016

    Mar 21 2016

    Misused statistics, the latest gossip on Google’s Go-playing AI, and watching mathematicians win prizes. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 17 March 2016

    Mar 16 2016

    This week, retrieving lost memories, nailing down China’s emissions, and is Alzheimer’s disease transmissible? For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 10 March 2016

    Mar 09 2016

    This week, the frontiers of CRISPR, chewing raw goat for science, and using the eye’s own stem cells to fix it. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Extra: Futures February 2016

    Mar 08 2016

    Futures is Nature's weekly science fiction slot. Shamini Bundell reads you her favourite from February, ‘Duck, duck, duck' by Samantha Murray. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 3 March 2016

    Mar 02 2016

    This week, more fast radio bursts spotted, how do you know where you are when you’re not moving, and listening in on a whale banquet. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Extra: Backchat February 2016

    Feb 25 2016

    A month of manipulation, as we look at a re-run of a famously manipulative psychology study, learn how to manipulate our own brains and minds, and nudge our societies towards better collective action. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 25 February 2016

    Feb 24 2016

    This week, a special episode about the future. How can we future-proof our world, or fight our natural bias against planning for the future? And what does the science of today mean for the health of tomorrow? For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 18 February 2016

    Feb 17 2016

    This week, making shipping greener, AAAS conference highlights and human genes in a Neanderthal. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Extra: Gravitational waves

    Feb 12 2016

    Einstein's prediction was right: gravitational waves do exist. Scientists at the LIGO collaboration reported their discovery yesterday in Washington, DC. Reporters Adam Levy and Alexandra Witze take stock. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 11 February 2016

    Feb 10 2016

    This week, the end of Moore’s law, religion and cooperation, and shareholders’ duty to manage climate risks. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 4 February 2016

    Feb 03 2016

    This week, killing off old cells lengthens life, brain-tickling comedy, and new forests make good carbon sinks. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Extra: Futures January 2016

    Feb 01 2016

    Futures is Nature's weekly science fiction slot. Shamini Bundell reads ‘Beyond 550 astronomical units' by Mike Brotherton. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Extra: Backchat January 2016

    Jan 29 2016

    The putative Planet X, gravitational wave rumours and how to report them, and The Selfish Gene 40 years on. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 28 January 2016

    Jan 27 2016

    This week, the computer that can play Go, a general ‘ageing’ factor, and the stolen library of John Dee. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 21 January 2016

    Jan 20 2016

    This week, a brain sensor that melts away after use, a 10,000 year old murder mystery, and what happens when chickens go wild. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 14 January 2016

    Jan 13 2016

    This week, our gut bugs’ love of fibre, squeezing quantum states, and studying boredom. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 7 January 2016

    Jan 06 2016

    This week, science predictions for 2016, the effect of extreme weather on crops, and a new phase of hydrogen for the new year. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Podcast Extra – The Psychology of Star Wars

    Dec 21 2015

    What can the world of Star Wars tell us about psychology? Travis Langley explains all in this Podcast Extra, using examples from his new book ‘Star Wars Psychology: Dark Side of the Mind’. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 17 December 2015

    Dec 17 2015

    This week, in our final show of 2015 – we’re wrapping up the highlights of the year, catching up on the climate meeting in Paris, looking forward to psyching out the characters in Star Wars, busting some scientific myths, and playing an evolution-themed board game. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 10 December 2015

    Dec 09 2015

    This week, the dwarf planet Ceres gets a close-up, using fetal tissue in science, and the wasting condition that worsens outcomes for cancer patients. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 3 December 2015

    Dec 02 2015

    This week, the origins of mysterious radio bursts, fixing the PhD system, and tracking down the universe’s missing matter. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Extra: Futures November 2015

    Nov 29 2015

    Futures is Nature's weekly science fiction slot. Kerri Smith reads you her favourite from November, 'One slow step for man' by S R Algernon. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Extra: Backchat November 2015

    Nov 26 2015

    Einstein’s theory of general relativity turns 100 years old. Will there ever be another theory like it, or another scientist like Einstein? Plus, we discuss International Years as news pegs. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 26 November 2015

    Nov 25 2015

    This week, super-high-res ultrasound, the amazing world of soils, and five classic books about sustainability. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 19 November 2015

    Nov 18 2015

    This week, a nursery for big baby planets, meddling with taste perception, China’s mega water transfer plan, and the 100th anniversary of general relativity. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 12 November 2015

    Nov 11 2015

    This week, storms on Twitter over sexism in science, porous liquids, and the long relationship between humans and bees. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Extra: Futures October 2015

    Nov 05 2015

    Futures is Nature's weekly science fiction slot. Shamini Bundell reads you her favourite from October, 'Staff meeting, as seen by the spam filter' by Alex Shvartsman. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 5 November 2015

    Nov 04 2015

    This week, spontaneously jumping droplets, growing an economy without trashing the environment, and dealing with an onslaught of data as all our gadgets become internet-enabled. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 29 October 2015

    Oct 28 2015

    This week, how cancers spread, the hallmarks of bipolar disorder in the brain, and making carbon dioxide useful. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Extra: Backchat October 2015

    Oct 23 2015

    Astronomer quits over sexual harassment investigation, reporting on the abstract world of mathematics, and science in fashion. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 22 October 2015

    Oct 22 2015

    This week, a dying solar system just like ours, the effect of temperature on the economy, and electricity-eating bacteria. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 15 October 2015

    Oct 14 2015

    This week, ancient human teeth found in China, cooperating in climate negotiations, and a humble worm surprises scientists. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Extra: Futures September 2015

    Oct 08 2015

    Futures is Nature's weekly science fiction slot. Shamini Bundell and Geoff Marsh read you their favourite from September, Time Flies, by Carie Juettner. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 8 October 2015

    Oct 07 2015

    This week, an impenetrable mathematical proof, toggling REM sleep on and off, and the latest results from the Rosetta mission. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 1 October 2015

    Sep 30 2015

    This week, the future of digital currency; a new lead for antibiotics; and 25 years of cataloguing the human genome. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 24 September 2015

    Sep 23 2015

    This week, looking back at malaria interventions, using private data for research, and how to twist a travelling neutron. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Extra: Backchat September 2015

    Sep 22 2015

    Promising results from the LHC, reproducing psychology studies, and unpicking interdisciplinarity. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 17 September 2015

    Sep 16 2015

    This week, camouflaging nanoparticles to deliver drugs, science meets theatre, and getting a global picture of air pollution. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 10 September 2015

    Sep 09 2015

    This week, thinking differently about autism, plankton poop in the clouds, and hack-proofing our data. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Extra - Neurotribes

    Sep 09 2015

    Steve Silberman's new book, Neurotribes, gives a detailed history of autism spectrum disorder. In this Podcast Extra, Geoff Marsh hears from Steve about how we, as a society, should embrace those who think differently. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Extra: Futures August 2015

    Sep 03 2015

    Futures is Nature's weekly science fiction slot. Shamini Bundell reads you her favourite from August, The Shoulder of Orion, by Eric Garside For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 3 September 2015

    Sep 02 2015

    This week, weather forecasting, rethinking the water cycle, and a special segment to celebrate the podcast’s 400th episode. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Podcast Extra: The Invention of Science

    Aug 26 2015

    In his new book, historian David Wootton takes us back to the scientific revolution around the turn of the 17th Century, and asks: was this really when modern science was born? For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 27 August 2015

    Aug 26 2015

    This week, a new look at the scientific revolution, accelerating positrons on a plasma wave, and squashing the unsquashable. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Extra: Backchat August 2015

    Aug 21 2015

    Japan’s nuclear restart, summer quiet descends in the newsroom, and our special guest Geoff Brumfiel compares science reporting at Nature and NPR. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 20 August 2015

    Aug 18 2015

    This week, China’s emissions are lower than we thought, lessons from Hurricane Katrina 10 years on, and inheriting genes… sideways. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 13 August 2015

    Aug 12 2015

    This week, making chemists’ lives easier, updating a centuries-old sunspot record, and anti-GM activists get their hands on scientists’ inboxes. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 6 August 2015

    Aug 05 2015

    This week, lessons to learn from the Ebola epidemic, the reproductive habits of ancient organisms, and how the nuclear bomb changed the stories we tell about scientists. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 30 July 2015

    Jul 29 2015

    This week, the ancient art of kirigami – paper cutting – applied to graphene. Plus, mini organs in dishes, and how mitochondria power our muscles. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Extra: Futures July 2015

    Jul 27 2015

    Futures is Nature's weekly science fiction slot. Shamini Bundell reads you her favourite from July, Outpatient, by Dan Stout For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Extra: Backchat July 2015

    Jul 24 2015

    Pluto in pictures, ways to revamp science teaching, NASA’s underwater space-training mission, and listening for aliens. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 23 July 2015

    Jul 22 2015

    This week, eyedrops could replace surgery for cataracts, the twists and turns of RNA, and a strain of rice that could feed more people and ease climate change. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 16 July 2015

    Jul 15 2015

    This week, organic molecules in space, treating traumatic brain injury, and training schoolchildren to think like scientists. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Podcast Extra - A Beautiful Question

    Jul 14 2015

    Is our universe beautiful? Do the fundamental laws that describe nature appeal to our aesthetic tastes? In this Podcast Extra, Frank Wilczek – theoretical physicist and Nobel laureate - discusses his latest book, which tackles this beautiful question. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 9 July 2015

    Jul 08 2015

    This week, the geologists on quake alert, stopping HIV in its tracks, and a volcano that wreaked havoc on the climate 1500 years ago. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 2 July 2015

    Jul 02 2015

    This week, lizards change sex in the heat, a complex eye in a single celled creature, and teaching robots to be ethical For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Extra: Futures June 2015

    Jul 01 2015

    Futures is Nature's weekly science fiction slot. Geoff Marsh reads you his favourite from June, Heart worm, by J. J. Roth For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 24 June 2015

    Jun 24 2015

    This week, Antarctica’s surprising biodiversity, trends in heatwaves and coldsnaps, and a new way to diagnose cancer early For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Extra: Backchat June 2015

    Jun 23 2015

    Three of Nature’s biggest paleontology fans sink their teeth into Jurassic World, which premiered this month. The team also discuss the importance of ‘dinomenclature’: why species names matter and how they are devised. Plus, DNA from an ancient human found in Washington State in the 1990s throws up questions of heritage. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 18 June 2015

    Jun 17 2015

    This week, positive memories help fight depression, plant intelligence and measuring the mass of exoplanets For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 11 June 2015

    Jun 10 2015

    This week, the US military’s biology arm, a clutch of Bronze Age genomes, and protection from a deadly disease in a community in Papua New Guinea For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 4 June 2015

    Jun 03 2015

    This week, how the immune system deals with the brain, the latest in gene editing, and the mystery of Greenland’s disappearing lakes. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Extra: Backchat May 2015

    May 28 2015

    Robots that can recover from injury by themselves, naughty scientists faking or baking their data, and the weirdest places to look for much-needed new antibiotics. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Extra: Futures May 2015

    May 28 2015

    Futures is Nature's weekly science fiction slot. Geoff Marsh reads you his favourite story from May, Tempus omnia revelat, by Tian Li. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 28 May 2015

    May 27 2015

    This week, the ethics of killer robots, laser weapons become a reality, and the subtleties of temperature. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Audiofile: In search of lost sound

    May 26 2015

    Are the sounds of the past lost forever? In the 1960s, an American engineer proposed that sound could be recorded into clay pots and paintings as they were created. This episode explores the science behind resurrecting the sounds of the past. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 21 May 2015

    May 20 2015

    The oldest stone tools yet found, making opiates from yeast and sugar, and the perks of sex… for beetles. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 14 May 2015

    May 13 2015

    This week, the latest result from the Large Hadron Collider, a memoir from neurologist and adventurer Oliver Sacks, and India’s scientific landscape. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 7 May 2015

    May 06 2015

    This week, brain-inspired computers, scientists soldiering on past retirement age, and the origins of complex cells deduced from deep-sea samples. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Extra: Futures

    Apr 30 2015

    Futures is Nature's weekly science fiction slot. Kerri Smith reads you her favourite from April, Bread of life, by Beth Cato. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 30 April 2015

    Apr 29 2015

    This week, a tiny bat-like dinosaur, a competitor for graphene, and the best new science books this spring. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Audiofile: Real life Dr Dolittles

    Apr 24 2015

    Will we ever be able to talk to animals? In this episode, Geoff Marsh meets a variety of researchers and animals who persevere at the communication barrier in the name of science. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 23 April 2015

    Apr 22 2015

    This week, a new treatment for Ebola, the making of the Tibetan plateau, and could bees be addicted to pesticides? For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature: Backchat April 2015

    Apr 21 2015

    The periodic table’s fuzzy edges, the nuances of reporting on animal research, and Richard gets charged up about some overhyped coverage of a new battery. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 16 April 2015

    Apr 15 2015

    This week, how oxytocin affects the brain, self- experimentation in science, and the wedding rings that went to Hubble. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 9 April 2015

    Apr 08 2015

    This week, the Moon and her sister, the Sun and its personality, and the latest wonder material to hit the big-time. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 2 April 2015

    Apr 01 2015

    This week, improving walking, pushing the boundary between quantum and classical, and the need for more social science on climate change. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 26 March 2015

    Mar 25 2015

    This week, the role of black holes in growing galaxies, Dragon’s Den for scientists, and ice inside our bodies. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Extra: Backchat

    Mar 25 2015

    Where will NASA’s next planetary mission go? Plus, a gene editing technique comes under fire, and the American editors’ biggest language gripes. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Extra: Futures

    Mar 24 2015

    Futures is Nature's weekly science fiction slot. Geoff Marsh reads you his favourite from March, Perfection, by John Frizell. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 19 March 2015

    Mar 18 2015

    This week, bright light’s protective effect on the developing eyeball, early photography’s impact on science and the British genome unveiled. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Audiofile: Music and the making of science

    Mar 12 2015

    Is music simply a pleasant accompaniment to thought, or a driving force behind it? This show examines music’s influence on the development of modern science and the foundations of acoustics. Lute music courtesy of Naxos Licensing. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 12 March 2015

    Mar 11 2015

    This week, how English became the dominant language of science, carbon capture gets a boost and how to define the Anthropocene. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 5 March 2015

    Mar 04 2015

    This week, the human family tree gets even more tangled, should universities stop investing in fossil fuels, and Ebola’s impact on mothers-to-be. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Extra: Futures

    Feb 27 2015

    Futures is Nature's weekly science fiction slot. Noah Baker reads you his favourite from February, Good for something by Deborah Walker. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Extra: Backchat

    Feb 27 2015

    An 'intelligent' computer that can learn to play arcade games, the power of text mining, and what ancient DNA can tell us about ancient languages. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 26 February 2015

    Feb 25 2015

    This week, preparing to meet Pluto, food additives with health risks, and measuring pain in the brain - is it ready for the courtroom? For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 19 February 2015

    Feb 18 2015

    This week, the value of museum collections, how increasing winds could cause coastal dead-zones, and redefining sex. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 12 February 2015

    Feb 11 2015

    This week, sequencing the genomes of Darwin's finches, financial trading nears light speed, and an ancient book of optics. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Audiofile: Health under the flight path

    Feb 10 2015

    The sound of an aeroplane means many things. But increasingly, researchers think it may also have more sinister effects. In this episode of Audiofile, Nature's sound science series: find out what plane noise could mean for the health of those who have to hear it. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 05 February 2015

    Feb 04 2015

    This week, a drought-resistance spray for plants, how tectonic plates slide around, and making lightweight steel stronger. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Extra: Futures

    Jan 30 2015

    Futures is Nature's weekly science fiction slot. Geoff Marsh reads you his favourite from January, The Descent of Man, by Christoph Weber. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Extra: Futures

    Jan 30 2015

    Futures is Nature's weekly science fiction slot. Geoff Marsh reads you his favourite from January, The Descent of Man, by Christoph Weber. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 29 January 2015

    Jan 28 2015

    This week, Israeli skull piece could be from a human hybrid, revamping a classic physics experiment, and revolutionary archaeology. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Extra: Backchat

    Jan 26 2015

    Things lost and found in space, could cancer be 'bad luck', and our favourite "Why didn’t I think of that?" experiments. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 22 January 2015

    Jan 21 2015

    This week, the restorative power of young blood, cosmic hard drives and improving the safety of genetically modified organisms. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 15 January 2015

    Jan 14 2015

    This week, what hibernation could tell us about brain degeneration, a new journal all about plants, and where to go if climate change is claiming your home. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Audiofile: What is it like to be a bat?

    Jan 12 2015

    Bat ecologists are trying to find out, philosophers argue we may never understand, and one blind woman knows better than anyone. In this episode of Audiofile, Nature’s sound science series: what bats can teach us about the limits of human perception. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 08 January 2015

    Jan 07 2015

    This week, what to expect in 2015, including dwarf planet hunts, the reopening of the LHC, a new antibiotic and an estimate of scientists’ coffee consumption. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Extra: Futures

    Dec 19 2014

    Futures is Nature's weekly science fiction slot. Geoff Marsh reads you his favourite from December, Missed Message, by Rachel Reddick. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 18 December 2014

    Dec 17 2014

    This week, what was hot in 2014, what cosmologists would like for Christmas, and charades - reworked for audio. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 11 December 2014

    Dec 10 2014

    This week, spider-inspired motion detectors, scrutinizing the endangered species list, and the recipe for cell reprogramming. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 04 December 2014

    Dec 03 2014

    This week, highly cultured birds, shell art made by our ancestors, and will we ever make a quantum computer? For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Extra: The Institute of Sexology

    Dec 01 2014

    The Wellcome Collection has a new exhibition which brings together the pioneers of the study of sex. Geoff Marsh visits The Institute of Sexology for an interview with co-curator Honor Beddard. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Extra: Futures

    Nov 27 2014

    Futures is Nature's weekly science fiction slot. Geoff Marsh reads you his favourite from November, Ice and white roses, by Rebecca Birch For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 27 November 2014

    Nov 26 2014

    This week, energy-free air conditioning, the science of sex laid bare, and scientists who peer-review themselves. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Extra: Backchat

    Nov 24 2014

    This month's Backchat comes to you from outer space, where our reporters have been sucked into a wormhole to review new movie Interstellar, trying to wake up the comet-lander Philae, and considering a crowdfunded mission to the moon. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 20 November 2014

    Nov 19 2014

    This week, the dishonest culture of banking, an exhibition explores the Northwest Passage, and a virus which benefits the body. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 13 November 2014

    Nov 12 2014

    This week, vegetarian diets promise a greener, healthier future, plumbing the depths of depression, and black holes on the silver screen. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 06 November 2014

    Nov 05 2014

    This week, an ancient Madagascan mammal, the perception of taste and lab-friendly particle accelerators. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: Futures

    Oct 30 2014

    Futures is Nature's weekly science fiction slot. Geoff Marsh reads you his favourite from October, Dumpster Diving, by Alvaro Zinos-Amaro. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 30 October 2014

    Oct 29 2014

    This week, the most highly cited papers of all time, NASA’s plans to fetch an asteroid need a rethink, and we profile the first lady of science writing. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast Extra: A metre-tall mystery

    Oct 22 2014

    Ten years ago this month, researchers announced the discovery of a miniature, human-like fossil, with a tiny brain to match. The ‘hobbit’ transformed the story of human evolution. Four experts discuss what it means for their field. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 23 October 2014

    Oct 22 2014

    This week, a dinosaur called "terrible hands" finally gets a body, exocomets in a nearby solar system and a ninth oxidation state breaks a chemistry record. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 16 October 2014

    Oct 15 2014

    This week, natural gas may not ease carbon dioxide levels, research subject mash-ups, and watching Alzheimer’s unfold in a mini 3D brain. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Extra: Backchat

    Oct 14 2014

    What do Nature's reporters really think about the science they cover? Find out in Backchat. In this episode, Nobel Prize excitement (and frustrations), and the world’s oldest cave art. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast Extra: Maths in The Simpsons

    Oct 10 2014

    Geoff Marsh interviews David X Cohen, writer of The Simpsons, about the secret maths that has sneaked its way into the show over the years. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 09 October 2014

    Oct 08 2014

    This week, ancient Indonesian cave art, some of the brightest objects in the Universe, and hidden mathematics in The Simpsons. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 02 October 2014

    Oct 01 2014

    This week, the bugs that call our skin their home, excessive water use in Asia, and what’s made crazy shapes on the surface of the Moon? For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast Extra: Futures

    Sep 29 2014

    Futures is Nature's weekly science fiction slot. Noah Baker reads you his favourite from September, The tiger waiting on the shore, by Paul Currion. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 25 September 2014

    Sep 24 2014

    This week, how age determines how well birds migrate, using lizards to test theories of biodiversity, and explaining cosmology using the 1,000 most common words in English. Plus, the best science from outside Nature. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 18 September 2014

    Sep 17 2014

    This week, artificial sweeteners might cause glucose intolerance, striving for diversity in science, and a taster of new podcast, Backchat. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Extra: Backchat

    Sep 15 2014

    Backchat brings you the stories and opinion behind the science each month. On this pilot episode, Rosetta spacecraft excitement, the genetics of intelligence, and sociable scientists. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 11 September 2014

    Sep 10 2014

    This week, the gibbon genome gives scientists something to swing about, the quest to cure blindness, and the country producing the most energy from renewables. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 04 September 2014

    Sep 03 2014

    This week, sustainable farming to feed a hungry world, gene editing for research and therapy, and a fresh look at Aristotle’s science. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast Extra: Futures

    Aug 29 2014

    Futures is Nature's weekly science fiction slot. Kerri Smith reads you her favourite from August, The angle of the light on the bloodstained kitchen floor, by Matt Mikalatos. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 28 August 2014

    Aug 27 2014

    This week, fish that walk on land, imaging something using light that never touched it, and the microbes that make cheese. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 21 August 2014

    Aug 20 2014

    This week, how seals took tuberculosis to the Americas, a better map of Neanderthals in Europe, and microbial life lurking beneath the Antarctic ice. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 14 August 2014

    Aug 13 2014

    This week, piles of rubble in space, a caution about epigenetics, pregnancy and blame, and the anatomy of an earthquake. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 07 August 2014

    Aug 06 2014

    This week, corralling carbon nanotubes, a chemist’s dream machine, and an exhibition about an artist who fakes scientific discoveries. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast Extra: Futures

    Aug 01 2014

    Futures is Nature's weekly science fiction slot. Lizzie Gibney reads you her favourite from July, Benjy’s Birthday, by John Grant. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 31 July 2014

    Jul 30 2014

    This week, replaying evolution in the lab, dam-busting to let rivers run free, and the time when asteroids boiled the Earth’s oceans. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 24 July 2014

    Jul 23 2014

    This week, a long study of Antarctic seals shows their populations may be in peril, alternative ways of getting energy from nuclear fusion, and researchers tackle the genetics of puberty. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 17 July 2014

    Jul 16 2014

    This week, the protein behind a wasting disorder affecting cancer patients, squeezing diamond to learn about the insides of giant planets, and an exhibition charts the quest to measure longitude on the high seas. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 10 July 2014

    Jul 09 2014

    This week, the STAP papers are retracted, a potential vaccine for fungus-afflicted frogs, and high-res displays for wearable technology. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast Extra: Entertaining science

    Jul 07 2014

    Hollywood film and television producers often call upon scientific advisors to bring credibility to the screen. But what draws these scientists from the lab bench to a film set? For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast Extra: Futures

    Jul 03 2014

    Futures is Nature's weekly science fiction slot. Kerri Smith reads you her favourite from June, Emancipation, by Joao Ramalho-Santos. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 03 July 2014

    Jul 02 2014

    This week, a new Archaeopteryx skeleton wears feathered trousers, predicting teenage binge drinkers, and how the First World War liberated women in science, but not for long. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 26 June 2014

    Jun 25 2014

    This week, checking up on nuclear weapons without revealing their secrets, a science power couple mixing research and romance, and a new solar cell technology. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 19 June 2014

    Jun 18 2014

    This week, a scientist's fight to outlaw unproven stem cell treatments, a cold look at Newton’s gravitational constant, and zooming in on the genetics behind diabetes in Greenland. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 12 June 2014

    Jun 11 2014

    This week, the relationship between science and art, the 'magic' powering quantum computers, and the genome of the fragrant eucalyptus. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast Extra: Futures

    Jun 05 2014

    Futures is Nature's weekly science fiction slot. Michael Stacey reads you his favourite from May, Variations, by William Meikle. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 5 June 2014

    Jun 04 2014

    This week, the mechanisms of memory, how malnutrition affects gut bacteria, and China flattens mountains to build cities. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 29 May 2014

    May 28 2014

    This week, cooking that kills, fears of a post-antibiotic world, and how measuring a proton could help scientists find out where all the antimatter has gone. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 22 May 2014

    May 21 2014

    This week, antibiotic resistance lurking in soil, the complex nervous system of the simple comb jelly, and making a baby with three people' DNA. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 15 May 2014

    May 14 2014

    This week, transforming baby-killing mice into caring dads using a genetic switch, how using male cells and animals could bias results, and how water loss in California may be moving mountains. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast Extra: Futures

    May 12 2014

    Futures is Nature's weekly science fiction slot. Futures is Nature's weekly science fiction slot. Noah Baker reads you our favourite from April, Pop-ups, by Robert Dawson. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 08 May 2014

    May 07 2014

    This week, scientists turn to crowd-sourcing to figure out the retina, reconstructing the evolution of the Universe, and a semi-synthetic organism with a man-made base pair. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 01 May 2014

    Apr 30 2014

    This week, the deadly impact of two volcanic eruptions in recent human history, farmers turn into researchers to get better yields, and using stem cells to regenerate monkey hearts. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 24 April 2014

    Apr 23 2014

    This week, a long study of Antarctic seals shows their populations may be in peril, alternative ways of getting energy from nuclear fusion, and researchers tackle the genetics of puberty. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 17 April 2014

    Apr 16 2014

    This week, how egg and sperm hook up, how the countryside benefits biodiversity, and harnessing the sun's power for the developing world. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast Extra: The man who couldn’t stop

    Apr 11 2014

    Nature editor David Adam has lived with OCD for 20 years. In a new book he talks about his experiences and sets out our current understanding of the condition. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 10 April 2014

    Apr 09 2014

    This week, a nasty parasite that eats cells alive, an ecological experiment floods the Colorado River delta, and the truth behind being an IPCC contributor. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 3 April 2014

    Apr 02 2014

    This week, using the immune system to attack cancer, mapping the prenatal brain, and fifty years on from the discovery of an ancient human species. Plus, our favourite entries to Nature’s snappy sci-fi story competition, MicroFutures For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast Extra: Futures

    Apr 01 2014

    Futures is Nature's weekly science fiction slot. Now its sister title Nature Physics has followed suit, publishing a sci-fi story each month. Kerri Smith reads you this month’s tale, The stuff we don’t do, by Marissa Lingen. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 27 March 2014

    Mar 26 2014

    This week, how gastric band surgery really works, a dwarf planet in the outer Solar System has a friend, and a physicist suggests a way to make quantum physics less puzzling. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Nature Podcast: 20 March 2014

    Mar 19 2014

    This week, how a mother’s vitamin A deficiency impacts her baby’s immunity, why scientists are improvising, a new brain implant listens as well as talks to the brain, and the beginning of the Universe. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy