Nature Podcast

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The Nature Podcast brings you the best stories from the world of science each week. We cover everything from astronomy to zoology, highlighting the most exciting research from each issue of the Nature journal. We meet the scientists behind the results and provide in-depth analysis from Nature 's journalists and editors.

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Science and politics are not easy bedfellows - "Stick to the science" is a three part series which aims to find out why.If you are a scientist working right now, what role does politics play in your work, your research, your life?
In this miniseries "Stick to the science" we explore the complex relationship between science and politics. In this first episode, we look back to history to try and unpick how this relationship has evolved and where Nature as a publication f...
The chances of mini brains becoming sentient, and a UK government decision threatens gender diversity in academia.
The structure of a beetle’s super-strong exoskeleton could open up new engineering applications, and efforts to address diversity and equality imbalances in academia.
A high pressure experiment reveals the world’s first room-temperature superconductor, and a method to target ecosystem restoration.
Researchers are aligning data on animal neuronal activity with behavioural information recorded on millisecond timescales, to uncover the signatures of internal brain states associated with things like moods and motivation.This is an audio version o...
A conversation about the US election and the possible fallout for science, and are maternal behaviours learned or innate?
How current and future ice loss in Greenland compares to the past, and using graphene to make ultra-sensitive radiation detectors.
Coaxing tiny colloid particles into a diamond structure, and manipulating cell death and homeostasis in neurodegenerative disease.
Mapping the migration of the Vikings, and the world’s smallest ultrasound device.
Keeping electronics from overheating, and how to include minority populations in genetic analyses.
Engineering yeast to produce medicines, and the mechanism of anaesthetic action.
Protecting delicate quantum bits, and a competition to replicate findings from ancient computer code.
A new way to produce aerogels opens up their use, and understanding how sulfur can change state between two liquids.
Triggering swarming behaviour in locusts, and new insights into how humans synchronize.
This is an audio version of our feature: Pluto’s dark side spills its secrets — including hints of a hidden ocean
Skin's unusual response to stretching is finally explained, and the latest in a huge effort to map DNA
New evidence may push back the date on human arrival to the Americas, and an examination of science’s flaws.00:59 Ancient AmericansTwo papers suggest that humans were present in the Americas thousands of years before many people ...
Probing the superconducting properties of graphene and bacteria that can use manganese to grow.
San Quentin prison faces the third-largest outbreak in the United States. Legal pressure builds as one in three inmates is infected.