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Get the latest science news. Broadcast from Germany throughout the week. Stay safe by being informed.

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Get the latest science news. Broadcast from Germany throughout the week. Stay safe by being informed.

    Weekly roundup — When (almost) everyone has omicron

    Weekly roundup — When (almost) everyone has omicron

    Take a look around — because this is the wildest part of the pandemic anyone's ever seen. And we've started to normalize a few things we shouldn't.

    • 30 min
    Letting omicron spread is a deadly risk

    Letting omicron spread is a deadly risk

    Alpha, beta, delta ⁠— they were all more severe than the original. So why, after omicron, should the next variant be different?

    • 10 min
    Do rapid (antigen) tests work for omicron?

    Do rapid (antigen) tests work for omicron?

    Yes. They do. But since there's a chance they're less sensitive, how many tests do you need before you can say it's definitely COVID — or just a common cold?

    • 15 min
    The deltacron 'variant'

    The deltacron 'variant'

    Not all coronavirus variants are equal. And this one may not even exist.

    • 7 min
    Weekly roundup — Inside omicron

    Weekly roundup — Inside omicron

    Hospitals, animals and miniature human organoids are showing us how omicron causes disease. And the news is mostly good.

    • 30 min
    Weekly roundup - The omicron 'wall'

    Weekly roundup - The omicron 'wall'

    The omicron numbers are already awful. Yet there's a case for cautious optimism based on what we've seen so far.

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

Matt@THEATL ,

Better & Better

The entire DW catalog is new to me this year and can't get enough. A great way to stay informed while avoiding the senseless and devisive rhetortic that is at every turn in the U.S. right now. Keep on keepin on.

medarvish ,

Great Show has a whole new level

I love Spectrum because of the myriad of subjects touched upon, always interesting and relevant, always engaging. And now with Cyrus Farivar as the new host, it's better than ever. I have listened to his work for many years on The World and CBC and have always enjoyed his inquisitive style and friendly voice.

Schaefer and Tan ,

Horrible hosts

What indulgence! They get paid for doing this? They need to improve the content. The interview of the coworker whose husband got bitten by piranhas are not scientific. They also included the shower singing in the gym. Is it relevant? Pure indulgence of the hosts. I listened to a few episodes but just cannot carry on anymore.

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