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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.

    Audio long read: Is precision public health the future — or a contradiction?

    Audio long read: Is precision public health the future — or a contradiction?

    The burgeoning field of precision public health is a tech-centric approach that looks to target public-health interventions to the specific people who need them.


    Precision approaches are taking off and its advocates say this concept promises to save money and lives. However, other researchers are concerned that as funders provide huge amounts of money for precision-public-health initiatives, the focus will be taken away from conventional public health approaches that could improve the lives of millions.


    This is an audio version of our feature: Is precision public health the future — or a contradiction?
     
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    Coronapod: COVID death toll is likely millions more than official counts

    Coronapod: COVID death toll is likely millions more than official counts

    As of January 2022, the WHO reports that 5.5 million people have lost their lives to the pandemic. However, many research groups suggests that this number is likely to be a significant underestimate, although it is hard to be certain as counting mortality across the world is an exceptionally difficult task. In this episode of Coronapod we ask why, and delve into the range of approaches scientists are taking to try to get to the bottom of the sticky problem - from excess death counts, to machine learning and even satellite imagery.


    News Feature: The pandemic’s true death toll: millions more than official counts


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    Why mutation is not as random as we thought

    Why mutation is not as random as we thought

    Challenging the dogma of gene evolution, and how chiral nanoparticles could give vaccines a boost.
     
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    Podcast Extra: Recreating the lost sounds of spring

    Podcast Extra: Recreating the lost sounds of spring

    As our environments change, so too do the sounds they make — and this change in soundscape can effect us in a whole host of ways, from our wellbeing to the way we think about conservation. In this Podcast Extra we hear from one researcher, Simon Butler, who is combining citizen science data with technology to recreate soundscapes lost to the past. Butler hopes to better understand how soundscapes change in response to changes in the environment, and use this to look forward to the soundscapes of the future.


    Nature Communications: Bird population declines and species turnover are changing the acoustic properties of spring soundscapes


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    Webb Space Telescope makes history after tense launch

    Webb Space Telescope makes history after tense launch

    In this episode of the Nature Podcast, we catch up on the biggest science stories from the holiday period by diving into the Nature Briefing.
     
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    Science in 2022: what to expect this year

    Science in 2022: what to expect this year

    In this episode, Nature reporter Davide Castelvecchi joins us to talk about the big science events to look out for in 2022. We'll hear about vaccines, multiple Moon missions, the push to save biodiversity, and more.
     
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Customer Reviews

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Best Science Podcast

They do a great job presenting cutting edge research in a fascinating and precise, yet easy to understand way. I’d definitely suggest giving Nature a try

brainzmatter ,

Great science—terrible presentation

Awful attempt to make the material more “relatable”. Pathetic. This podcast used to be better. The intro is way too long and the presenters lack professionalism and, frankly, the talent to pull off this feeble attempt to jazz up the science. It’s insulting to a well-respected journal to trivialize it in this way and to any listener with half a brain.

Update-I’ve tuned in periodically in spite of the above criticisms. Today I tried one of the “long reads”. Read by the girl on the team-Shamini—with the voice of a toddler who consumed way too much sugar. I couldn’t get through five minutes and just went to the site and read the piece for myself. One of the guys has a speech issue (can we still say impediment?) and the other sounds odd. Please get some real presenters.

ccshatz ,

Evolving

Heidi clear new voice in addition to stalwarts. Good editing.

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