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Spectrum is a 30-minute weekly radio show which keeps you abreast of developments in the realm of science and technology news.

DW reports from a special conference in Bochum, where experts from around Germany - and Europe - met to discuss the psychological dimension of diabetes. Why is it so hard to live with this metabolic disease?


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Spectrum: Shaken Oct. 12, 2018
How do you "graduate" astronaut school? We ask Europe's newest astronaut. Also, the strange story of a roaring Himalayan flood, and what you should do in the event of a tsunami.
On the show: Can obesity induced inflammation reduce your ability to taste? How much CO² does one sandwich produce? You’ll be surprised.
On this week’s show, it’s been 90 years since the first antibiotic, penicillin, was discovered. We’re going to take the occasion to talk about bacterial resistance, and what may be the future of antibiotics.
Will the UK win the space race and become the first European country with its own spaceport on European soil? Host Jessie Wingard meets an amateur radio operator connecting Earth with the International Space Station.
We take a look at how South Africa has become a world leader in penis transplants. Stem cell therapies – miracle cure or harmful to your health? We discuss mental health and climate change.
On today’s show – can a robot really stop loneliness for sick kids? We talk to a researcher behind a novel blood test that detects the early signs of Alzheimer’s Disease.
Spectrum: This is a test Aug. 10, 2018
We hear from the first 'test tube baby' 40 years later, find hot and bothered Germans (who also sit too much), long live the vanishing king penguin, and the sound of our sun.
If Marijuana can make old mice brains younger, does that work with humans too? What is the point of monogamy if our instincts tell us to have sex with as many people as possible? And can robots help us fall asleep?
We’re going to be analyzing the song Seven Nation Army, the omnipresent anthem of soccer teams around the world. Why do groups of people sing this song together? What’s going on in our brain when we do that?
Going by what the experts tell us, the cities of the future will be digital and connected. Smart cities use smart technology to improve the quality of life for their citizens. In Finland, some of that is already reality.
Spectrum: Go for launch June 15, 2018
Some of you may have heard that there's a certain 'European of German descent' floating above your head right now, but many of you won't really know how the heck Alexander Gerst got there.
On this week’s show we’re going to take a look at the EU’s new data protection laws. We’re also gearing up for Alexander Gerst's launch to the ISS.
What's it like living next to a shaking, spewing volcano? And what can Hawaiians do about it? Also, we go inside the caldera of a German volcano that erupted with such violence that it stopped the River Rhine entirely.
Spectrum: Inside out May 24, 2018
Hike Elba's trails without ever leaving the armchair, Germany's young hackers aren't really hacking anything, and the Netherlands even big enough for a wildlife preserve?
An unbelievable collection of data shows that the biomass of flying insects in a couple of states in Germany has drastically gone down. 76 percent fewer bugs are flying around in 2017 compared to 30 years ago.
Für die einen ist ein Schatz ein Edelstein, für andere vielleicht eine sensationelle Entdeckung oder auch Forschungsergebnisse, die unsere Welt auf den Kopf stellen und althergebrachte Auffassungen widerlegen.
Das Amazonasbecken in Südamerika ist ein riesiges Gebiet. Es ist rund sechs Millionen Quadratkilometer groß, und es ist eine der artenreichsten Regionen der Welt. Doch viele Tierarten sind vom Aussterben bedroht.
In der Nähe von Salamanca - im Nordwesten Spaniens - ist eine riesige Uran- Mine geplant. Dagegen gehen Bewohner auf die Barrikaden. In England hingegen will ein kleines Städtchen Vorbild in Sachen Umweltschutz sein.
Sterben werden wir alle eines Tages – das ist keine sensationelle Erkenntnis. Aber wollen wir wirklich tagtäglich daran erinnert werden? Genau das macht die amerikanische App "we croak".