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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.

    Coronapod: What could falling COVID death rates mean for the pandemic?

    Coronapod: What could falling COVID death rates mean for the pandemic?

    Around the world, COVID death rates are falling, but why?
     
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    • 16 min
    The troubling rise of facial recognition technology

    The troubling rise of facial recognition technology

    Scientists have grave concerns over ethical and societal impacts of facial-recognition technology. In this surveillance special, we dig into the details.
     
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    • 35 min
    Audio long-read: The enigmatic organisms of the Ediacaran Period

    Audio long-read: The enigmatic organisms of the Ediacaran Period

    New fossil finds and new techniques reveal evidence that early animals were more complex than previously thought.
     
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    • 19 min
    Revealed: the impact of noise and light pollution on birds

    Revealed: the impact of noise and light pollution on birds

    Researchers try to unpick the complex relationship between sensory pollutants and bird reproduction, and how to combat organised crime in fisheries.
     
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    • 39 min
    A powerful radio burst from a magnetic star

    A powerful radio burst from a magnetic star

    Astronomers pin down the likely origins of mysterious fast radio bursts, and the latest on what the US election means for science.
     
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    • 34 min
    Talking politics, talking science

    Talking politics, talking science

    Science and politics are not easy bedfellows - "Stick to the science" is a three part series which aims to find out why.

    In the third and final episode we try to get to the bottom of how journalists, communicators and policymakers influence how science is perceived. We discuss the danger of politicisation and ask the question - can science be part of the political narrative without compromising its values?
     
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    • 23 min

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86 Ratings

86 Ratings

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