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Nature Podcast: 23 February 2017
22 Feb 2017 @ 06:00 am

This week, highlights from AAAS, the new epigenetics, and a new way to conduct biomedical research

Nature Podcast: 16 February 2017
15 Feb 2017 @ 06:00 am

This week, Winston Churchill’s thoughts on alien life, how cells build walls, and paradoxical materials.

REBROADCAST: Nature PastCast - February 1925
10 Feb 2017 @ 06:00 am

Paleontologist Raymond Dart had newly arrived in South Africa when he came across a fossil that would change his life and his science. It was the face, jaw and brain cast of an extinct primate – not quite ape and not quite human. The paleontology community shunned the find, and proving that the creature was a human relative took decades. [Originally aired 26/02/2014]

Nature Podcast: 9 February 2017
8 Feb 2017 @ 06:00 am

This week, free-floating DNA in cancers, an ancient relative of molluscs and can the Arctic’s ice be regrown?

Nature Podcast: 2 February 2017
1 Feb 2017 @ 06:00 am

Bird beaks show how evolution shifts gear, getting to Proxima b, and have physicists made metallic hydrogen?  

Nature Extra: Futures January 2017
31 Jan 2017 @ 06:00 am

Futures is Nature's weekly science fiction slot. Shamini Bundell reads you their favourite from January, 'The last robot' by S. L. Huang.

Backchat: January 2017
27 Jan 2017 @ 11:00 am

Moonshots, frameworks, catapults – how best to name your science project? Plus, the implications for science of Trump’s first days in office, and the perils of trying to reproduce others’ work.

Nature Podcast: 26 January 2017
25 Jan 2017 @ 06:00 am

This week, outer space law, predictive policing and enhancing the wisdom of the crowds.

Nature Podcast: 19 January 2017
18 Jan 2017 @ 06:00 am

This week, communication between viruses, reproducing cancer studies, and explaining ‘fairy circles’.

REBROADCAST: Nature PastCast - January 1896
13 Jan 2017 @ 06:00 am

Physics in the late nineteenth century was increasingly concerned with things that couldn't be seen. From these invisible realms shot x-rays, discovered by accident by the German scientist William Röntgen.