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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A year ago the WHO’s coronavirus emergency alarm was largely ignored. Why?
Researchers are probing the subtle physical forces that sculpt cells and bodies.
A neuroprosthetic device restores blood-pressure control after spinal-cord injury, and identifying the neurons that help us understand others’ beliefs.
Analysis of millions of job seekers shows that recruiters will discriminate based on ethnicity and gender, and the neural circuitry behind a brief period of forgetting.
Benjamin Thompson, Noah Baker and Elie Dolgin discuss RNA vaccines
DNA clues point to how dire wolves went extinct, and a round-up of the main impacts of Brexit on science.
Lessons from Iceland, which utilised huge scientific resources to contain COVID-19.
The Nature Podcast team select some of their favourite stories from the past 12 months.
Benjamin Thompson, Noah Baker and Traci Watson discuss some of 2020's most significant coronavirus research papers.In the final Coronapod of 2020, we dive into the scientific literature to reflect on the COVID-19 pandemic. Researchers have disc...
A video game provides players with insights into pandemic responses, and our annual festive fun.
Scientists are shifting their thinking on where life might have arisen, and a new model to tackle climate change equitably and economically.
Erna Solberg on fisheries, fossil fuels and the future of the oceans.
A trio of genes may be key to making cells young again, and ultra precise measurement of a fundamental physics constant.
Scientists have finally confirmed the existence of a CNO cycle fusion reaction in the Sun, and why women’s contraception research needs a reboot.
Around the world, COVID death rates are falling, but why?
Scientists have grave concerns over ethical and societal impacts of facial- recognition technology. In this surveillance special, we dig into the details.
New fossil finds and new techniques reveal evidence that early animals were more complex than previously thought.
Researchers try to unpick the complex relationship between sensory pollutants and bird reproduction, and how to combat organised crime in fisheries.
Astronomers pin down the likely origins of mysterious fast radio bursts, and the latest on what the US election means for science.
Science and politics are not easy bedfellows - "Stick to the science" is a three part series which aims to find out whyIn the final episode we ask in this world of intertwined politics and science, how should we talk about it?