30 episodes

News, Analysis and Service from Germany and Europe - in 30 Languages

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News, Analysis and Service from Germany and Europe - in 30 Languages

    Spectrum: Sex, cats and race

    Spectrum: Sex, cats and race

    Germans are having less sex. Wherefore? The memories of a dead cat can’t be transferred to a new, cloned cat, can they? And why, according to German zoologists, should the word ‘race‘ be banned?

    • 29 min
    Spectrum: I wish I could remember your phone number

    Spectrum: I wish I could remember your phone number

    Feeling forgetful? Then join us for a memory master class from a German world champion. Also, how to keep your phone's most intimate… stuff locked away from those who want it, and sci-fi's contribution to that shiny thing in your pocket.

    • 29 min
    Spectrum: Do I scare you?

    Spectrum: Do I scare you?

    "Careful, he's Chinese." It was a throwaway comment whispered in a German pedestrian zone. But it joins a global chorus, and it raises an ugly thought: Has the coronavirus made us more racist? And if so, what's the vaccine?

    • 29 min
    Spectrum: Sliding into unhappiness

    Spectrum: Sliding into unhappiness

    Feeling cynical? Then come slip into the ‘u-shaped’ trough that represents human happiness over an average lifetime. The good news? You can clamber right back out — with the right tools.

    • 29 min
    Spectrum: Close your eyes, open your heart, and join our experiment on music and emotions

    Spectrum: Close your eyes, open your heart, and join our experiment on music and emotions

    What do you get when you mix three DW test subjects, a Dutch researcher and a few thousand music clips? A noisy recreation of a newly published study.

    • 29 min
    Spectrum: You just gotta want it?

    Spectrum: You just gotta want it?

    Is there anything you'd like to change about the way you're living life? If we're honest with ourselves, the answer to that question is yes. But it's the actually doing something about that can be tricky. Why?

    • 29 min

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Informative and entertaining

A nice mix of science and tech stories in a tight weekly package. Good to hear a European perspective on this kind of material.

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