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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.


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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.

    How to help feed the world with 'Blue Foods'

    How to help feed the world with 'Blue Foods'

    How aquatic foods could help tackle world hunger, and how Australian wildfires spurred phytoplankton growth in the Southern Ocean.
     
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    The billion years missing from Earth’s history

    The billion years missing from Earth’s history

    A new theory to explain missing geological time, the end of leaded petrol, and the ancient humans of Arabia.
     
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    Dead trees play an under-appreciated role in climate change

    Dead trees play an under-appreciated role in climate change

    How insects help release carbon stored in forests, and the upcoming biodiversity summit COP 15.
     
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    Audio long-read: why sports concussions are worse for women

    Audio long-read: why sports concussions are worse for women

    As women’s soccer, rugby and other sports gain in popularity a growing body of evidence suggests that female athletes are at a greater risk of traumatic brain injury than men - what's more they tend to fare worse after a concussion and take longer to recover. Now researchers are racing to get to the bottom of why and ask how treatment might need to change.


    This is an audio version of our feature: Why sports concussions are worse for women
     
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    Coronapod: How Delta is changing the game

    Coronapod: How Delta is changing the game

    Delta has quickly become the dominant COVID variant in many countries across the world, in this episode we ask why. Over the past few weeks, a slew of studies have started to shed more light on how the Delta variant differs from its cousins and even the mechanisms behind its rampant spread. We dig into studies on the epidemiology and molecular biology of Delta to ask some key questions surrounding its transmissibility, lethality and what all this might mean for vaccine roll outs.


    News: The mutation that helps Delta spread like wildfire


    News: COVID vaccines protect against Delta, but their effectiveness wanes 


    News: How do vaccinated people spread Delta? What the science says


    News: Delta coronavirus variant: scientists brace for impact


    News: Delta’s rise is fuelled by rampant spread from people who feel fine


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    What’s the isiZulu for dinosaur? How science neglected African languages

    What’s the isiZulu for dinosaur? How science neglected African languages

    A team is creating bespoke words for scientific terms in African languages, and the sustainability of the electric car boom.



    24:06 Briefing chat
    We discuss some highlights from the Nature Briefing. This time, how a tusk-based ‘chemical GPS’ revealed details of a mammoth’s enormous journeys , and why the Perseverance rover’s first efforts to collect a Mars rock sample didn’t go according to plan.


    Nature: Mammoth’s epic travels preserved in tusk
    Nature: Why NASA’s Mars rover failed to collect its first rock core


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