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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The researcher resurrecting our declining soundscapes.
In this episode of the Nature Podcast, we catch up on the biggest science stories from the holiday period by diving into the Nature Briefing.
In this episode, Nature reporter Davide Castelvecchi joins us to talk about the big science events to look out for in 2022. We'll hear about vaccines, multiple Moon missions, the push to save biodiversity, and more.
Cutting-edge microscopy techniques are letting researchers visualize biological molecules within cells, rather than studying them in isolation. This approach is providing new insights into how these structures interact in this complex environment.
The Nature Podcast team select some of their favourite stories from the past 12 months.
Games, seasonal science songs, and Nature’s 10.
Several weeks after the Omicron variant was first identified, it has quickly spread across the world. Early data are showing clear signals that the latest variant of concern is able to evade immunity and spread at a rate faster than any other variant t...
An explanation for giant ice structures on Pluto, and dismantling the mestizo myth in Latin American genetics.
Vaccines significantly reduce the risk of developing COVID-19, but scientists are now asking what effect the vaccines might have on long COVID. Long COVID is a somewhat ill-defined, but common, syndrome that can arise from even mild cases of COVID19 - ...
Speeding up comparisons of behavioural interventions, and what to expect from the James Webb Space Telescope.
Studying mental health in populations is not a simple task, but as the pandemic has continued, mounting concerns have mobilised researchers.Now, researchers have used data from helplines in 20 countries to assess the impacts that COVID, as well as ass...
Designing a nutritious and planet-friendly diet, and an AI that guides mathematicians.
A host of private companies are promising commercial fusion reactors in the next decade.
In a quickly developing story a new variant, first detected in Botswana, is triggering rapid action among researchers. The variant - currently named B.1.1.529 has more than 30 changes to the spike protein - and the concern is that these mutations may r...
The Nature salary and satisfaction survey reveals researchers' outlook, and NASA’s test of planetary defences.
Spineless sea squirts shed light on vertebrate evolution, and an iodine- fuelled engine powering a satellite in space.
Two new anti-viral pills have been shown to be safe and effective against COVID in clinical trials, according to recent press releases. The drugs, molnupiravir, developed by Merck and Ridgeback Biotherapeutics, and Paxlovid, developed by Pfize...
Reassessing 24,000 years of global temperatures, and on the ground at COP26.
Lake Kivu, nestled between the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Rwanda, is a geological anomaly that holds 300 cubic kilometres of dissolved carbon dioxide and 60 cubic kilometres of methane.
Last weekend, hundreds of young people boarded a specially chartered train in Amsterdam to travel to Glasgow ahead of the United Nations COP26 climate summit.Among them were scientists, activists and policy makers. In a Nature Podcast&n..;.