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 Nature journal. We meet the scientists behind the results and provide in-depth analysis from Nature's journalists and editors. For complete access to the original papers featured in the Nature Podcast, subscribe to Nature.

This week, a newly discovered bird species from the time of the dinosaurs, and microbes hundreds of metres below the ocean floor. In this episode: 00:44 A tiny, toothy, ancient bird Researchers have found a perfectly preserved bird fossil trapped i...
This week, improving computers’ image identification, and a new method for growing crystals. 00:44 Upgrading computer sight Researchers have designed a sensor that allows machines to assess images in nanoseconds. Research Article: M...
In this edition of Backchat we take a deep dive into Nature's coverage of coronavirus. As cases climb, what are some of the challenges involved in reporting on the virus?
This week, the brain pathways of egg laying in fruit flies, and preventing fractures in metallic glass. In this episode: 00:46 Working out the wiring behind fruit fly behaviour Researchers have identified a neural circuit linking mating and egg lay...
In recent days, the number of coronavirus cases have surged in South Korea. In this Podcast Extra Nick Howe speaks to Bartosz Gryzbowski, a researcher based in the Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, which is just 60km away from epice...
This week, machine learning helps batteries charge faster, and using bacterial nanowires to generate electricity from thin air. In this episode: 00:46 Better battery charging A machine learning algorithm reveals how to quickly charge batteries with...
This week, uncovering the structure of materials with useful properties, and quantum entanglement over long distances. In this episode: 00:45 Analysing Prussian blues Analogues of the paint pigment Prussian blue are used in a variety of chemical pr...
This week, how setting an out-of-office email could help promote a kinder academic culture. In this episode: 00:47 Being truly out of office Last year, a viral tweet about emails sparked a deeper conversation about academics’ work-life-balance. Cou...
This week, establishing the role of climate change in Australian bushfires, and revisiting Isaac Asimov’s ethical rules for robots.
23 January: How stress can cause grey hair, and the attitude needed to tackle climate change
Strange objects at the centre of the galaxy, and improving measurements of online activity.
Strange objects at the centre of the galaxy, and improving measurements of online activity.
In this episode of the podcast, Nature reporter Davide Castelvecchi joins us to talk about the big science events to look out for in 2020.
In this episode of the podcast, Nature reporter Davide Castelvecchi joins us to talk about the big science events to look out for in 2020.
In this special round-up episode of the Nature Podcast, our reporters choose their favourite podcast piece of 2019. In this episode: 00:33 A sole sensation A study of people who do and don't wear shoes looks into whether calluses make feet les...
In this special round-up episode of the Nature Podcast, our reporters choose their favourite podcast piece of 2019. In this episode: 00:33 A sole sensation A study of people who do and don't wear shoes looks into whether calluses make feet les...
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. In this episode, we’re heading back to the early twentieth century, ...
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. In this episode, we’re heading back to the early twentieth century, ...
In this Podcast Extra, Nature's Chief Opinion Editor Sara Abdulla meets with Farhana Yamin to discuss why she ditched resolutions in favour of activism. This is an extended version of an interview originally broadcast in September.
In this Podcast Extra, Nature's Chief Opinion Editor Sara Abdulla meets with Farhana Yamin to discuss why she ditched resolutions in favour of activism. This is an extended version of an interview originally broadcast in September.