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Spectrum is a 30-minute weekly radio show which keeps you abreast of developments in the realm of science and technology news.

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    • Natural Sciences

Spectrum is a 30-minute weekly radio show which keeps you abreast of developments in the realm of science and technology news.

    Spectrum: Clean up after yourself

    Spectrum: Clean up after yourself

    Plug your nose, folks, because "poop streak science" goes well beyond the toilet bowl. Also, we plunge into the data (and psychology) of German "flings" and make an appeal for a bit – just a bit – of quiet.

    • 30 min
    Spectrum: Hands and feet

    Spectrum: Hands and feet

    You know what's better than five fingers? Six. We look at this strange new research and talk to a "polydactyl" himself. Also, go barefoot, but then put some shoes on to meet a young German woman with "foot phobia."

    • 30 min
    Spectrum: Alexander von Humboldt is still alive

    Spectrum: Alexander von Humboldt is still alive

    He was the most famous scientist in the world when he was alive. And then he was forgotten. Join us on the 250th birthday of scientist Alexander von Humboldt as we try (in vain) to summarize his achievements.

    • 30 min
    Spectrum: Science on the move

    Spectrum: Science on the move

    On the ground, up in the air, and in the belly of a barge — science is everywhere. Zip around with us to as we dip into batteries, inhale some helium and look inside a robot's brain.

    • 29 min
    Spectrum: Self-driving carnage

    Spectrum: Self-driving carnage

    Drive into a child, or swerve and hit two grandparents? Such horrendously difficult choices will soon be programmed into ours cars. Cast your own vote in this moral bloodbath of an episode.

    • 30 min
    Spectrum: But I've only had 5 beers!

    Spectrum: But I've only had 5 beers!

    It's "Action Week Alcohol" in Germany, so join us in-studio as we take "Das Quiz." Also, we hear from the author of a study that shows women perform cognitively better as the temperature in a room rises.

    • 30 min

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